Charlie Wilson Net Worth

July 15, 2023
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Charles Kent Wilson was born on 29 January 1953, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, and is also known as Uncle Charlie. Charlie is an R&B singer, producer  and songwriter, and is perhaps best known as a former leader of the American R&B and funk band The Gap Band. Wilson has had many performances in collaboration with such celebrities as Kanye West, New Boyz, Lil’ Kim, T-Pain, Snoop Dog, The Notorious BIG., and Quincy Jones among others. There are no doubts such worldwide collaborations have added considerably to Charlie Wilson’s net worth, however, Charlie has also contributed significantly to his net worth from his solo career.

So just how rich is Charlie Wilson? Currently, Charlie Wilson’s net worth has been estimated by sources at $15 million, virtually all this wealth having been earned from his involvement in the music industry.


Charlie Wilson Net Worth $15 Million


Charlie Wilson started his singing career at a very young age. He was only three years old when he started singing in a local church,  Following which Charlie sang in his high school`s choir. Uncle Charlie`s net worth started growing when he, along with his two brothers Robert and Ronnie, formed The Gap Band in 1967, initially called Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band. The group focused on such music styles as electro, funk, R&B, soul, and quiet storm, changing the name to The Gap Band in 1973. The group was actually active for 43 years, until they split up in 2010. His activities with The Gap Band obviously added considerable revenue to Charlie Wilson’s net worth, as the band released over 30 albums, from which there were 15 studio albums, 13 compilation albums and two live albums, nine of  which were self-titled albums. Additionally, the band’s successful singles that contributed the largest amount of money to Charlie Wilson’s net worth have been such as Party Train, Outstanding, You Dropped a Bomb on Me, and Yearning for Your Love.

As a solo artist, Uncle Charlie has released six albums. The first was released in 1992 and named You Turn My Life Around. The last album – Love, Charlie – was released in 2013. Charlie, Last Name Wilson, released in 2005, was certified as gold, which considerably helped Charlie to boost his net worth.

Uncle Charlie is a very talented person, proven by the fact that Charlie has been nominated for seven Grammy awards, including nominations for Best Song, Best Album, Best Vocal Performance, and many others. What is important is that Wilson is the winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album for Love, Charlie. Wilson has received many honors from Billboard Magazine, Soul Train Icon, BMI Icon, and Lifetime Achievement Award. In June 2006, Charlie received The Trailblazer Award from the City of Los Angeles.

Although Charlie has managed to accumulate a large net worth and receive many nominations and awards for a great talent throughout his career, he has also had many health problems. Between 1993 and 1995, Charlie was homeless, which happened because of drug and alcohol addictions. Wilson married Mahin Tat in 1995; she was his social worker contact during a period of drug rehabilitation. In 2008 Charlie Wilson was diagnosed with prostate cancer, since when he has worked hard to spread awareness of this desease, particularly among the black community.

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