Smokey Robinson - Famous Singer-Songwriter

Smokey Robinson Net Worth


Smokey Robinson, the famous American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive, has an impressive net worth of $150 million. As a pioneer of the Motown sound, Smokey Robinson played an integral role in the success of the Miracles and went on to have a successful solo career.

Key facts:

  • Smokey Robinson is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
  • He was a key pioneer of the iconic Motown sound that dominated the music industry from the 50s to the 70s.
  • As a member of the vocal group the Miracles, Smokey saw great success throughout the Motown era, but also had a successful solo career.
  • He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
  • In addition to his music career, Smokey Robinson also served as vice president for Motown Records.

Basic Information About Smokey Robinson

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Singers
ProfessionsRecord producer, Songwriter, Singer, Musician, Actor, Music executive, Singer-songwriter
Net worth$150,000,000
Date of birth1940-02-19 (84 years old)
Place of birthDetroit
NationalityUnited States of America
Height5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Smokey Robinson roles

Movie / Series Role
Hollywood HomicideCabbie
Last HolidaySmokey Robinson
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken HeartSelf (archive footage)
Sesame StreetSelf 4 episodes, 1984-1989
The Young and the RestlessSmokey Robinson 1 episode, 2004
Police WomanSam Jennings 1 episode, 1974
The TalkSelf / ... 3 episodes, 2013-2017
The Proud FamilySelf 1 episode, 2003
The Late Late Show with James CordenSelf 1 episode, 2019
Live from Daryl's HouseSelf - Vocals 1 episode, 2009
One on OneDuane's Father 2 episodes, 2003-2004
The Girls Next DoorSelf / ... 2 episodes, 2008-2009
Days of Our LivesSmokey Robinson 2 episodes, 2006
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Musical Guest / ... 3 episodes, 1999-2006
GenerationsLinc Greer 1 episode, 1989
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Musical Guest 1 episode, 2009

Smokey Robinson's photos

Interesting Facts about Smokey Robinson

  1. Children, with his first wife Claudette Robinson, Tamla and Berry.
  2. Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
  3. He and his singing group, The Miracles, were voted the 32nd Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
  4. He was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Arts in 2002 from the National Endowment of the Arts.
  5. Received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Howard University (May 13, 2006).
  6. Uncle of Eric West.
  7. Awarded Kennedy Center Honors in 2006, with Dolly Parton, Steven Spielberg, Zubin Mehta, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  8. One of the personalities mentioned in the song Genius of Love by Tom Tom Club. The others mentioned were James Brown, Bob Marley, 'Hamilton Bohannon', George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Kurtis Blow and Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar (as Sly and Robbie) and Robbie Shakespeare (as Sly and Robbie).
  9. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1990.
  10. He had his first recording as The Miracles in 1958. It was a follow up to a No. 1 tune "Get A Job". It was titled "Got A Job", on the legendary "End" label. Unfortunately, it did not have the same success as its predecessor.
  11. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1500 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
  12. He and Aretha Franklin grew up together. Has known her since he was seven years old.
  13. His favorite movie is Back to the Future.
  14. While known for being a perfectionist performer, he also insists that stagehands and other crew involved with live concerts are treated well. For example, Smokey's contracts stipulate that all crew members must be served a hot meal prior to the performance.
  15. Friends with Berry Gordy, Levi Stubbs, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Curtis Mayfield, and Teena Marie, Rick James, and Leon Isaac Kennedy.
  16. Has a son Trey (b, 1984) from an outside relationship.
  17. Friends with Sam Cooke.
  18. Born the exact same day as fellow Miracle, Bobby Rogers.

References & Fact Checks βœ…

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  • Original Source:
    English: The photo was first published as a publicity photo.
    • Original source: A scan of the original publicity photo can be seen at the Detroit Public Library Digital Collections, Resource ID hk000074. This version can also be found in the upload history below to verify the lack of valid copyright notice as originally published.
    • Instant source: High-res, cropped scan via The New York Times (retrieved April 4, 2021).
  • Author:
    English: Distributed by Tamla Records (Motown). Photographer uncredited and unknown.
  • Date taken: Circa late 1950s to early 1960s
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  • Checked: βœ… Yes (2023-07-04 04:50:20)
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  • Original Source:, first uploaded to en.wikipedia
  • Author: White House photo by Eric Draper
  • Date taken: 3 December 2006

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