|Celebrated Name:||Ray Stevens|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Harold Ray Ragsdale|
|Age:||81 years old|
|Birth Date:||January 24, 1939|
|Birth Place:||Clarkdale, Georgia, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Penny Jackson|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Suzi Ragsdale, Timi Jones)|
|Is Ray Stevens Gay?||No|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Comedian|
|Salary:||$100,000 per year|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$8 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2020|
Ray Stevens, who is of American origin, is a singer-songwriter in the genre of country and pop music, and a comedian as well. He’s majorly known for his Grammy Award-winning compositions- ‘Misty’ and ‘Everything Is Beautiful,’ and also for songs like ‘The Streak’ and ‘Gitarzan,’ which are his comedic hits.
His identity doesn’t end here since he has also worked as a TV host, a music arranger, and a producer.
Maybe you know about Ray Stevens 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 Ray Stevens’ 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
Way back on January 24 of 1939, Harold Ray Ragsdale, who went on to be famous in the name- Ray Stevens, was born in Clarkdale, Georgia, USA. He was taken to and raised by his parents Wills Harold Ragsdale- his father and Frances Stephens Ragsdale- his mother. While he was just a teenager attending his high school, he formed a Rhythm & Blues group and named it ‘The Barons,’ which has his first band as well. After he was graduated, he decided to study music and thus enrolled himself as a music major at Georgia State University.
People of very high stature have always preferred to have their personal life private, and here Ray Stevens is just no exception. He has always chosen to live his life away from the eyes of the media, and thus not much information has ever been available about his personal life.
Though, it’s known that he’s happily married for a long time and has a great little family. He has a beautiful wife named Penny Jackson and two daughters named Suzi Ragsdale and Timi Jones.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on January 24 1939, Ray Stevens is 81 years old as of today’s date 30th November 2020. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 71 kg.
Just at the age of 18, in 1957, young Ray Stevens signed to the American record label- Capitol Records and even went on to produce a single- ‘Silver Bracelet’ and a cover of the song ‘Rang Tang Ding Dong’ which was initially recorded by the doo-wop group ‘The Cellos’ in that same year. Luckily, both of the singles received quite positive reviews from the Billboard, and thus it can be said that he couldn’t have had a better beginning.
Just in the next year, in 1958, the National Recording Corporation(NRC) was created by entrepreneur Bill Lowery, where he hired Ray not only to perform the background vocals for its band but also to arrange music and play various instruments. That was an excellent opportunity for him in his early career.
Awards & Achievements
The beautiful and mesmerizing Ray Stevens has inducted in the Christian Music Hall of Fame, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was even bestowed with gold albums for the immense sales of his songs and inducted into the respectable Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, in 2019.
Apart from winning 2 Grammy Awards; one for his song ‘Everything Is Beautiful’ under the category- ‘Best Contemporary Male Vocalist’ and one for his song ‘Misty’ under the category- ‘Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist,’ he was nominated several times for the same award under various types, which should be a matter of immense pride for any artist.
He has also received the BMI Awards numerous times for various songs which he either published, recorded or wrote, some of which includes “Gitarzan,” “Shriner’s Convention,” “The Streak,” and “Everything Is Beautiful.”
Net Worth & Salary of Ray Stevens in 2020
A man as gifted as Ray Stevens, who has contributed in the field of music for over five decades, is quite obviously supposed to be extremely rich in all means. He has worked throughout his life in various roles and has earned a lot of money and respect as well.
It’s known that he earns around $100,000 per year, and his net worth is something about $8 million as of November 2020. Though these figures look lovely and huge, we must also think how hard he might have worked to reach this zenith of his life, with sheer dedication and passion towards what he loves to do.
When we speak of people like Ray Stevens, who surely reached the highest points they could ever rise to in their careers, we often think how successful they might be, or how big an estate they might be owning. But actually, we must look at their lives and learn how much a person can achieve just with strict diligence and a dream to keep chasing, till the last breath. Ray Stevens, though now is living his old days, not only has left behind a glorious and admiring life, but also numerous songs which will surely live through the generations to come.