|Real Name/Full Name:||Raffi Cavoukian|
|Age:||72 years old|
|Birth Date:||8th July 1948|
|Birth Place:||Cairo, Egypt|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Deborah Pike|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Is Raffi Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Musician, author, and lecturer|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$12 million|
|Last Updated:||July 2020|
Raffi Cavoukian, popularly known by his first name, Raffi, is a Canadian musician and also an author. Most of his music are children’s music and even children’s literature. He has been active in his career since 1973. He is known to be the producer of his own music. He loves to care for young kids as well as entertain them, which made him start a center for Child Honouring. The main aim of the organization is the global restoration of children.
Maybe you know about Raffi very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2020? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Raffi’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Raffi was born on 8th July 1948 in Cairo, Egypt. His parents were Armenians, and when he was ten years old, his family moved to Canada and settled in Toronto in Ontario. His father’s name was Arto Cavoukian and worked as a photographer while he has not yet disclosed his mother.
His mother gave him the name Raffi, the name of a popular poet who was called Raffi. He has an older brother, Onnig Cavoukian, a photographer like his father, and his younger sister, Ann Cavoukian, worked together with her elder brother. His mother died of abdominal cancer, and his father died twelve hours later. Raffi has not disclosed his educational background.
Raffi was once a married man to Deborah Pike, although they later separated for reasons which have not been disclosed up to now. Raffi leaves a lonely life as he has no children of his own to share his success with. Although he always has children around him whom he entertains. After his break up, he seems not to have remarried unmarried, and if he has a wife, he has managed to keep this information away from the public.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 8th July 1948, Raffi is 72 years old as of today’s date 13th July 2020. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 81 kg.
Raffi started his career by working in a coffee house at the University of Toronto. He loved playing guitar, and when he had visited a guitar store, he met David Wilcox and John Lacey, who were both musicians who agreed to teach Raffi to perfect his guitar playing. He worked in various other coffee houses, and in 1972, he started becoming famous.
His invitation to sing at Toronto Public School was his success to start entertaining children. Some of his songs that are dedicated to children include, Baby Beluga, Banana phone, Animal Songs, Fun Food Songs, and Dog on the Floor, among many other entertaining songs.
Apart from children’s songs, he also produces music to focus on social and environmental surroundings. These themes can also be seen in his writings and lectures. He released a song in 2016, Wave Democracy, which was a dedication to Bernie Sanders, who was running for the US presidency.
He is also known to be the one who started the campaign of child honoring aiming to advocate for children’s rights. This led him to receive an award. In 2012, his Center for child honoring founded the Red Hood Project, which aimed to protect children from bullying and exploitation. He published his book, Light web Darkweb, which talked about three reasons to reform Social Media Before it Reformed Us in 2013. This happened after a teenage, Amanda Todd received some online bullying which led to her suicide in 2012.
Awards & Achievements
Raffi has received a lot of achievement from his career as a children entertainer. Some of the awards he has received include Fred Rogers Integrity Award in 2006 and also Special Achievement Award in 2000. He has also received other recognitions such as a doctor of music and letters from various Universities. He has continued to perform in Canada and the United States and does not seem to end any time soon.
Net Worth & Salary of Raffi in 2020
Raffi’s success in his career came in as a joke. At first, he was hesitant about singing for kids, not knowing that it would one day make him a millionaire. From his career, he has earned himself a total net worth of $12 million as of July 2020. He has made this large amount of income from his music and also his writings, which he has been doing for many years now. Although we may not know how much he gets annually or monthly, it is evident that he is enjoying his life.
Raffi is one of the most successful men around the world who have achieved their success from careers which they did not dream of. Over the years, Raffi has come to love his career and has worked very hard that he even fights for the rights of children. He will continue to be remembered by many children for his entertaining songs, as well as the many books that he has written.