Jerry Lee Lewis is a singer-songwriter, pianist and musician from the United States of America. He is recognized as a rock & roll icon as he’s one of the greatest of all time. You can explore and check out Jerry Lee Lewis’s “The Killer” net worth in 2018, professional and personal life.
Jerry Lee Lewis Early Life
Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September 29, 1935, in Ferriday town in Louisiana, United States. His father is Elmo Lewis, and his mother is Mamie Lewis. Jerry Lee Lewis has 2 brothers, Elmo Lewis Jr., and Frankie Jean Lewis. His sister Linda Gail Lewis is also a pianist and singer.
Jerry Lee Lewis went to take courses at a private Christian university in Texas named Southwestern Assemblies of God University, but his association with the school ended before his graduation. His family was living in poor conditions, and they were a farming family by that time.
Coming to his personal life, Jerry Lee Lewis has been married 7 times and divorced 4. He and his 4th wife Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate were going to divorce, but she drowned at a friend’s house swimming pool weeks before their divorce. Jerry Lee Lewis’s 5th wife Shawn Stephens died in 1983, and that ended their marriage. Since 2012, He has been married to his 7th wife, Judith Brown. Jerry Lee Lewis has had 4 sons and 2 daughters during his marriages. His son Steven Allen Lewis died at the age of 3 drowning in a swimming pool.
Jerry Lee Lewis Career
Jerry Lee Lewis got his first piano after his parents mortgaged their farm. He played the piano during his starts with his cousins, musician, and country music singer Mickey Gilley and the Christian music singer, pianist, and evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. After he was expelled from school, Jerry Lee Lewis played at clubs in his hometown, in Natchez Mississippi, and he later traveled to Nashville where he also played at clubs.
Jerry Lee Lewis’s first professional recording work was with Sun Records label, where he recorded “End of the Road” and other songs. He also worked with other artists through the record label such as Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. After a while, Jerry Lee Lewis had his first success with a lie album titled “Live at the Star Club, Hamburg” and it is considered as one of the greatest rock & roll live albums of all time. His latest and most recent album was released in 2014 titled “Rock & Roll Time.”
Awards & Achievements
Jerry Lee Lewis’s songs didn’t peak high at worldwide charts, but his live performances were huge and expensive. According to the Grammy Awards website, he has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame “Whole Lotta Shakin ‘Goin’ On,” and the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album “Interviews From The Class Of ’55 Recording Sessions”. He also won the Academy of Country Music Award for Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year in 1976. Jerry Lee Lewis is still considered as a great rock & roll icon.
Net Worth of Jerry Lee Lewis
The singer-songwriter, pianist and musician Jerry Lee Lewis “The Killer” net worth is $15 million. He earned his millions from the great work he has done for decades in the music world. Jerry Lee Lewis live performances were super expensive to watch for decades, but he didn’t have much success with charts ranking.
Jerry Lee Lewis “The Killer” was named as one of the greatest artists of all time by several magazines. He is an influence to many musicians as he has contributed a lot to the music industry. Jerry Lee Lewis is currently married to his 7th wife Judith Brown, and they seem happily living together.