They say old is gold and this couldn’t be more true than proved by Charlie Wilson. Charlie Wilson is an American song writer, R&B singer, and producer. He has been able to maintain his popularity for many years now. Below is a quick summary of Charlie Wilson’s net worth in 2018, early life and career.
Charlie Wilson Early life
Charlie was born and raised in Tulsa Oklahoma by his parents Rev. Oscar Wilson who was a minister while his mother was a pianist. Charlie studied in Booker T. Washington High School which is located in Tulsa. Wilson started out his singing career in his local church choir at a tender age. He later joined his junior high school choir.
Wilson got married to ‘Mahin Tat’ in 1995. In 2008, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer but he has fully recovered. He is not only a member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation but their national spokesman as well. Charlie Wilson was born on 29th January 1953.
Charlie Wilson Career, Awards & Achievement
Wilson and his brothers Ronnie and Robert started their music career in 1967 with an R&B and funk group known as The Gap Band. The Gap Band was active was active since 1967 until 2010 when they retired (43 years).
During their 43 years on the ground, they were able to release 15 studio albums, 38 singles and 13 compilation albums. The Gap Bands debut album titled ‘Magicians Holiday’ was released by Shelter Records in 1974. This was the Band’s album that reached platinum status. They then released another album in 1980 that they titled ‘The Gap Band III’. They released their 15th and final album titled Y2K in 1999.
Awards and achievements
Wilson was able to release his solo album titled ‘You Turn My Life Around’ in 1992 by MCA records. He later released his third album in 2005 titled Charlie, Last Name William which turned out to be the best. The album peaked at top 10 on the Billboard. RIAA also certified it with Gold.
The single he released in 2010 “You Are” attracted two Grammy nominations which were ‘Best R&B Song’ and ‘Best R&B Performance’. Wilson has at the same time worked with several producers and artists including R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake. Charlie featured as a vocalist on Kanye West’s album in 2010, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantast.
Charlie Wilson received six NAACP Image Awards and 11 Grammy Awards. In 2013, Charlie Wilson received the Bet Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to him by the famous Justin Timberlake. Since his last release of Charlie Last Name Wilson, he has done three more solo albums.
Networth of Charlie Wilson
Charlie Wilson is among the richest celebrities in the world with a net worth of $20 million. Charlie Wilson has had it all in life from moving from riches to poverty and sleeping in the streets. However, the release of his single song ‘Charlie, Last Name Wilson’ made a turn around.
Although Charlie Wilson is 65 years of age, his passion for music is growing more and more by day. He doesn’t have any plans of leaving the music field any time soon. There is a creativity award in his name on Prostrate Cancer Foundation where he is their national spokesman.