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Verdine White Net Worth

Verdine White Net Worth is
$10 Million

Verdine White Biography

Verdine White was born on the 25th July 1951, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the bassist in the band Earth, Wind & Fire. White is known for his energy during performances, including his dancing while playing. White remains the only founding member of the band. His career started in 1969.

Have you ever wondered how rich Verdine White is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that White’s net worth is as high as $10 million, earned through his successful musical career. In addition to playing the bass guitar with Earth, Wind & Fire for over 40 years now, White has also collaborated with numerous fellow musicians, which has also improved his wealth.

Verdine White Net Worth $10 Million

Verdine White was born a son of Verdine Sr., a doctor who also played the saxophone, and grew up in Chicago with his two brothers, Fred and Maurice White. He listened to Miles Davis, John Coltrane and other influential jazz musicians, and decided to play the bass guitar when he saw a double bass in his high school orchestra class.

His father bought him an electric bass, and he was sent to take private lessons from Radi Velah of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. On the weekends, White spent time with session bassist and trombonist Louis Satterfield; the two will play together in the Earth, Wind & Fire later. Along with Satterfield, White’s influences were James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, and Gary Karr. Verdine bought a new bought Fender Telecaster bass and started playing in Chicago clubs with local bands before his brother Maurice formed the Earth, Wind & Fire in 1970, and asked Verdine to join him in Los Angeles.

As a member of the cult band, White has won six Grammy Awards, seventeen nominations, sold over 90 million albums worldwide and recorded over 50 gold and platinum albums. The band has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, among other honors. He contributed in all of 21 EWF’s albums from 1971 to date, increasing his net worth by a large margin in the process, thanks to the band’s popularity in the ‘70s and ‘80s.

White has collaborated with many fellow musicians too, including Ramsey Lewis in 1974 and 1975, Gene Harris, The Emotions, and Deniece Williams in 1976. He also worked with Level 42 in 1983, Urban Knights in 1997, Jennifer Lopez in 2002, and most recently with Flo Rida in 2015, which has also added to his net worth..

Regarding his personal life, Verdine White married Shelly Clark in 1980, a member of the R&B group Honey Cone and former member of The Ikettes. He has a son, Warner Richard Wright, IV, born in 1974 and known by his stage name Dubsak. White’s granddaughter Naila often accompanies him to concerts and social events, and she studies voice with Seth Riggs as apparently she is a gifted 13-year-old girl.

Verdine is a philanthropist, and he co-founded the Verdine White Foundation with the goal of helping unprivileged and talented students, providing them with a musical education and scholarships. White was inducted into the Boys and Girls Club’s Alumni Hall of Fame in 2007, while in 2010 he was inducted as a Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at a ceremony at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameVerdine White
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 25, 1951
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, United States
ProfessionMusician, Bassist, Film Score Composer, Actor
NationalityAmerican
SpouseShelly Clark (m. 1985)
ParentsVerdine White Sr.
SiblingsMaurice White, Fred White
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/OfficialVerdineWhite
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/verdine_white
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/verdine_white/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdine_White
Music GroupsEarth, Wind & Fire
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song
MoviesThe Shadow Effect, That's the Way of the World


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has one son.
2Earth, Wind, & Fire were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 (as a member of Earth Wind & Fire).
4Brother of Maurice White and Freddie White.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Know for high energy performances on stage
2Wears long hair and only plays four-string basses


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop TV SeriesHearts Afire (1992)


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Church2016writer: "Fantasy"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
LevensliedTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series writer - 12 episodes
Bob's Burgers2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Think Like a Man2012writer: "That's The Way Of The World"
Icemosis: Hot Ice2010Short writer: "Time is On Your Side"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game writer: "Fantasy"
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Be Cool2005writer: "Fantasy" - as V. White
American Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shining Stars: The Official Story of Earth, Wind, & Fire2001Video writer: "Fantasy", "That's The Way of the World", "Serpentine Fire"
Stars in Their Eyes2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soul Music Festival: Part IV1998TV Movie writer: "That's The Way Of The World" - uncredited
Rock & Rule1983"Dance, Dance, Dance"
Private Lessons1981writer: "Fantasy" - as V. White
The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song1979TV Special writer: "Tht's The Way of the World"
Top of the Pops1977-1978TV Series writer - 3 episodes

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Robinson2015TV SeriesVerdine White
The Making of 'Get Your Hump On' with Earth, Wind, & Fire2010Video short
That's the Way of the World1975Band Member (uncredited)

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Survivor2012Documentary
Isis1994Video Game as Earth, Wind & Fire

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Allee Willis Loves DetroitDocumentary filmingHimself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Anderson Cooper 360°2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHimself
WGN Morning News2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Muscial Guest
Earth Wind and Fire Live at the Venetian2013TV SpecialBass
21st Annual Trumpet Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon2012TV MovieHimself
20th Annual Trumpet Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Living in LA LA Land2011TV SeriesHimself
Unsung2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Shadow Effect2009DocumentaryHimself
The Early Show2009TV SeriesHimself
American Idol Rewind2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
TV total2007TV SeriesHimself
Queens of Disco2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Everybody Hates Chris2007TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special2005TV SpecialHimself / Performer (as Earth Wind & Fire)
New Year's Rockin' Eve 20052004TV SpecialHimself
American Idol2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Earth, Wind & Fire
Shining Stars: The Official Story of Earth, Wind, & Fire2001VideoHimself
Earth, Wind & Fire: Live2001Video documentaryHimself
MADtv2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer
Live by Request: Earth Wind & Fire1999TV MovieHimself
26th NAACP Image Awards1994TV SpecialHimself (as Earth Wind & Fire)
Isis1994Video GameHimself
Earth, Wind & Fire in Concert1984TV MovieHimself
Top of the Pops1980TV SeriesHinself - Guest
Die Drehscheibe1980TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Boogie Wonderland1979Video shortHimself
The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song1979TV SpecialHimself - Performer (song "September") (as Earth Wind & Fire)
Soul!1973TV SeriesHimself
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