Gladys knight is an American actress, businesswoman, author, songwriter and also a singer. She is also a 7 times Grammy winner. The middle name of Gladys knight is Maria. She is also known for her hit records with her group The Pips. She is better to know with the title of “Empress of Soul”
She was born on May 28th in the year 1944. She has also recorded two number-one single which is “Midnight Train to Georgia” and also “That’s what friends are for”. She has also recorded 11 number-one R&B singles. She has also recorded the theme song for the James bond film License to kill. Knight’s net worth is around $30 million in 2020.
Gladys Knight Early life
She is a talented singer from a young age. She was born in Atlanta in Georgia. She had also made her solo debut at the age of 4. After that at the age of 8, she made “The Pips” with her siblings Merald and Brenda and also with two cousins Elenor and William. After some time other two cousins of her joined, Edward and Langston.
|Net worth||$30 million|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Author, Model|
|Husband||William McDowell, Barry Hankerson, Les Brown, James Newman|
|Birthday||28 May 1944|
|Height||5 feet 4 inches|
Gladys Knight personal life
Gladys has 3 children and she has also married 4 times. First, she was married to James Newman in the year 1960. Her first husband was a drug addict and also leaves the family when she was 20 years old. After that, she got retired from pips for her children and then pips toured by them. After that, she joined Pips again for her family after having her daughter Kenya.
After that in 1973, she divorced James. In 1974 she again got married to Barry Hankerson in Detroit. After that, they have a son and then divorced in 1979. Then in the year 1995, she married Les Brown and they also divorced in 1997. Then she joined Gamblers Anonymous to quit the habit of Gambling after she lost $60,000 in one night.
Gladys Knight Discography
She has done many songs in her career some of them are I’m coming home again in 1978, I’m still caught up with you in 1978, That’s what friends are for in 1985, Licence to Kill in 1989, Settle in 2010, I who have nothing in 2011, Soon in 2015, Just a Little in 2015 and many more songs that she has done.
Gladys Knight Husband
She has four husbands James Newman, Barry Hankerson, Les Brown and, William McDowell. James Newman is a musician they get divorced in 1973, Barry Hankerson who creates background records and they get divorced in 1979. Then she married Les Brown and they get divorced in 1997 and he was a motivational speaker. Then, at last, she marries William McDowell who has a community centre which is a school attended by McDowell.
Gladys Knight kids
She has three children. Her first son Jimmy Neman III was born on August 13, 1962. Jimmy owns Newman Management Inc. then she has a daughter in 1963 whose name is Kenya. She is a businesswoman. Then Knight has her youngest son Shanga Hankerson he has his restaurant.
Gladys Knight siblings
She has three siblings. Her first brother is Merald Knight Jr. who is a singer. She also has a sister whose name is Brenda Knight who is also a singer. And her last brother is David knight.
Gladys Knight house and residence
She lives on a farm in North Carolina and her family lives in Las Vegas.