Kenny G is a man officially known as Kenneth Gorelick who is an American adult contemporary as well as smooth jazz saxophonist. Kenny G has around 18 albums, and most of them are hits. G’s breakthrough was an album titled Duotones that he released in 1986. Kenny is one of the best-selling instrumental musician as well as artist of all time. Keep reading to know more about Kenny G’s net worth in 2018.
Kenny G Early Life
Kenny G was born in 1956 on 5th June. His birthplace was Seattle Washington, but he grew up in Seattle’s Seward Pair.
At first, he was a pupil Whitworth Elementary School. Kenny G. went to two high schools namely Sharples Junior High School as well as Franklin High School. Later Kenny joined the University of Washington.
In 1992, Kenny G. married Lyndie Benson. While together G and Benson brought into the world two sons. Then, G filed for legal separation in January 2012 and followed by the filing of divorce in August of the same year. Kenny presently resides in Malibu California.
Kenny G Career
Kenny was still in college and only 17 years when he started working as a sideman for Love United Orchestra of Barry White. He was a band member of Cold, Bold and Together. Kenny started his sole career then.
In the early 1980s, G released some albums. They include an eponymous one in 1982, G-Force the following year and Gravity of 1985. Later in the decade, he released Duotones and Silhouette in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He released an album titled Breathless in 1992. Two years later the released of Miracles: The Holiday Album happened.
In 1999, Kenny released two albums namely Classics in the Key of G as well as Faith: A Holiday Albums0. He released Paradise, At Last, The Duets Album, I’m in the mood for Love…The Most Romantic Melodies and Rhythm and Romans in the 2000s. Later in the 2010s, albums released were Heart and Soul, Namaste as well as Brazilian Nights.
Songbird, Don’t Make Me Wait for Love, Love Power, Dying Young as well as The Bodyguard are among G’s hits.
Kenny has collaborated with artists including Aaron Neville, Weezer Toni Braxton, Steve Miller, Dudley More, The Rippingtons, Colton Dion and Smokey Robinsons. Others are Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bolton, Frank Sinatra, and Smokey Robinson. His great inspiration is his fellow saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.
His concert tours include Moment of Truth World Tour, Secrets Tour, Brazilian Tour, The Hits Tour, and The Breezing & Breathless Tour.
Kenny G appeared in Release the Hounds which is an ad. For the same, he appeared in the Super Bowl XLV in February 2011.
Awards & Achievements
In 1997, Kenny G earned a Star on the Walk of Fame. He won a Grammy award as well as an American Music Award in 1994. That same year, Kenny won a Soul Train Music Award.
Net Worth of Kenny G
Kenny G has an estimated net worth of around $50 million. His primary source of income is his career as a musician. According to RIAA, he was a position 25 regarding sales made by artists. As of 2016, Kenny had recorded album sales of around 48 million copies. As of 2017, he had sold over 75 million records all over the world.
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick whose stage name is a saxophonist. He has recorded over ten albums as of new. His most successful one is Duotones. Some of his albums include Gravity, Brazilian Nights, Greatest Hits, Breathless and Paradise among others. Gorelic has also written a soundtrack and collaborated with some musicians.