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Ernest Isley net worth:
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Ernie Isley Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Born Ernest Isley in Cincinnati, Ohio USA on 7 March 1952, he is a musician accomplished in playing electric, acoustic and bass guitars, as well as being a drummer and percussionist for the band called The Isley Brothers, of which he has been an active member since 1973.

So how rich is Ernie Isley? Sources estimate that Isley’s net worth stands at $2 million as of early 2017, with the main part of his wealth having come from his long-lasting musical career.

Ernie Isley Net Worth $2 Million

Ernie Isley is the son of Kelly and Sallye Bernice Isley. In 1954, his older brothers O’Kelly Jr., Rudolph and Ronald started The Isley Brothers, a gospel band in the beginning, then as a singing ensemble. In 1960 the Isleys relocated to Englewood, New Jersey, at which time The Isleys had already developed a tight vocal unit, with Rudolph and O’Kelly supporting Ronald’s strident tenor leads in a call-and-response style taken directly from the church. However, from 1963 to 1965 Ernie Isley was in the company of Jimi Hendrix, who had lived in the home of the Isley family and occasionally played guitar for the Isley Brothers. The time spent with Hendrix later proved to be a keypoint in his career: he took the veteran R&B group into a more rocking direction, earning 11 gold and five platinum albums.

Influenced by his musical surroundings, Ernie also became a musician, starting to play the drums at the age of 12; his first live performance for the band was in 1966 at the age of 14. He is a self-taught musician – Isley played the electric guitar, acoustic guitar and drums on the albums that The Isley Brothers released in the early 1970s – “Get Into Something”, “Givin’ It Back” and “Brother, Brother, Brother”. In 1973 he fully joined the band, becoming a multi-instrumentalist. Ernie is a fruitful songwriter, penning multiple songs performed by the band, some of them being “Fight the Power” (Part 1 & 2), “Harvest for the World”, “Voyage to Atlantis”, “You Are Love”, “Footsteps In the Dark”, “Brown Girl” among others.

In 1984, he started the group Isley-Jasper-Isley, together with his brother Marvin and Chris Jasper, and they released the album called “Caravan of Love”. In 1990, Ernie Isley recorded his first album as a solo musician, called “High Wire”, rejoining Ronald and Marvin back in the band only a year later. Nowadays, Ernie and Ronald work and tour together as The Isley Brothers. He was inaugurated into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 as a part of the band. As something of a tribute, Fender Custom Shop has built three custom Zeal Stratocasters for him, using his personal design.

In his personal life, Ernie is married to Tracy, and they have a daughter. They now reside in St. Louis, Missouri. Ernie has done some teaching as a mentor in schools, and participated in various community programs. He has been a recurring guest professor at Berklee School of Music in Boston.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dope 2015 writer: "Hip Hip Hooray"
Saturday Night Live 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kendrick Lamar: I 2014 Video short writer: "I"
Su meile, Rouze 2014 writer: "Hip Hop Hooray"
Think Like a Man Too 2014 writer: "Between the Sheets"
22 Jump Street 2014 writer: "Drop Girl"
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards 2014 TV Special writer: "Age Ain't A Factor"
Ride Along 2014 writer: "It Was A Good Day"
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 writer: "Hip Hop Hooray"
The Heat 2013/I writer: "Fight the Power Part 1 & 2"
In a World... 2013 writer: "It Was A Good Day" - as Ernest Isley
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012 writer: "Big Poppa"
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary writer: "It Was A Good Day"
The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "Who's That Lady" - as Ernest Isley
2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special writer: "Voyage to Atlantis", "That Lady", "For the Love of You Part 1 & 2", " At Your Best You Are Love", "Footsteps In the Dark", "Medley: Between the Sheets; What I Miss The Most"
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Notorious 2009 writer: "Big Poppa"
Pineapple Express 2008 writer: "Tha Crossroads"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: "Footsteps in the Dark"
Chuck 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superbad 2007 writer: "Big Poppa"
Norbit 2007 writer: "Between the Sheets" - as Ernest Isley
Code Name: The Cleaner 2007 writer: "That Lady" - as Ernest Isley
Freedom Writers 2007 "Hip Hop Hooray"
The Sentinel 2006 writer: "Fight the Power, Part 1"
ATL 2006 writer: "At Your Best You Are Love"
Just Friends 2005 writer: "Hip Hop Hooray" - as Ernest Isley
Karaoke Revolution Party 2005 Video Game "Truth Is"
Rebound 2005 writer: "Take Me to the Next Phase Part 1 & 2 Ignorants featuring Dead Rabbits"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Between The Sheets"
Taxi 2004/I writer: "Fight the Power"
Radio 2003 writer: "That Lady" 1964
Old School 2003 performer: "Down Low Nobody Has To Know"
Next Friday 2000 writer: "Make Your Body Sing" - as E. Isley
Boys Don't Cry 1999 writer: "That Lady 'Part 1'"
Why Not Me? 1999 writer: "That Lady"
Out of Sight 1998 writer: "Fight the Power Part 2" - as Ernest Isley
Ride 1998 writer: "Big Poppa"
Breast Men 1997 TV Movie writer: "That Lady Parts 1 & 2"
Chasing Amy 1997 performer: "Let's Go" 1979
She's the One 1996 writer: "That Lady"
Girls Town 1996 writer: "Biggest Part of Me"
Soul Train 1995 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Friday 1995 writer: "Tryin' to See Another Day" - as E. Isley
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Poetic Justice 1993 writer: "Bonita Applebum", "Between the Sheets"
Blood In, Blood Out 1993 writer: "That Lady"
Adeus Princesa 1992 writer: "CARAVAN OF LOVE"
Top of the Pops 1979 TV Series writer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Summer Breeze: The Isley Brothers Greatest Hits Live 2005 TV Movie Lead Guitar

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Christmas 2013 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2001-2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Support / Themselves - Musical Guest
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2007 TV Special Himself (as The Isley Brothers)
4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Soul Train 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
33rd NAACP Image Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1994 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1992 TV Series Himself

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#Fact
1 He and the Isley Brothers were nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performance Arts Category.
2 He and the Isley Brothers were nominated for the 2014 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Entertainment Category.
3 Ex-brother-in-law of Angela Winbush.
4 Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Isley Brothers) in 1992.
5 Brother of Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, and Marvin Isley.


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