Barry Hankerson Net Worth

February 1, 2023
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Barry Hankerson was born on 24th September 1947 in Detroit, Michigan USA, and is a music producer who founded and owns the record label Blackground Records. Hankerson has also been the manager of such legend artists as Toni Braxton and R. Kelly, and has been active in the music industry since 1988. Hankerson has previously been a television producer and politician in Detroit.

How much is the net worth of Barry Hankerson? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017, accumulated from his more than 30 years in the entertainment industry.


Barry Hankerson Net Worth $10 Million


Barry’s early life and education are largely unknown, except that he grew-up with his sister Diane. Concerning his professional career, he is known to have starred in the film “Pipe Dreams” (1976) written, produced and directed by Stephen F. Verona, before becoming involved in the music industry. He was a manager and producer of The Winans, and was also a percussionist on their albums “Let My People Go” (1985) and “Decisions” (1987). He also produced Ron Milner’s piece “Do Not Get God Started” in 1988, all of which contributed to his net worth.

As previously mentioned, Hankerson also worked with R. Kelly as well as Toni Braxton. Hankerson also co-wrote solo debut single “She’s Got That Vibe” in 1992. He worked with Aaliyah as a manager until her death in a plane crash in the Bahamas in 2001. Hankerson worked on a collaborative album with Drake from Young Money and Noah Shebib; the 16 track album came out by the end of 2012.

Barry supported Barack Obama during the presidential election, but this was also partly business, as he contributed to the organization of his campaigns, but produced a film about him too, entitled “The Obama Effect” (2012), directed by Charles S. Dutton and starring Katt Williams and Meagan Good. Somewhat amusingly, filming did not go completely smoothly as Katt was arrested after being mistaken for invading one of Hankerson’s houses near Newnan, Georgia, where he was staying during his time on the set. Overall, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the total size of Barry Hankerson net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of Barry Hankerson, he married Gladys Knight in the autumn of 1974, however, the couple divorced in 1978. He has fathered two children: Shanga Ali Hankerson born in a wedlock with Gladys Knight and his eldest son from a previous marriage, Jomo Hankerson. Barry likes to keep a low profile and therefore there is very little information about his current private affairs.

Additionally, Barry is also known for his commitment to troubled youth and has made substantial charitable contributions to private organizations that help young people in need. His record labels refuse to produce songs which in any way promote the use of illicit drugs, or sexual behaviour deemed irresponsible. Instead, artists signed to Hankerson promote positive ways for young people to succeed and become productive adults in society.

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