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Kenny G net worth:
$50 Million

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Kenneth Bruce Gorelick was born on 5 June 1956 in the city of Seattle, Washington USA to Jewsih parents (mother from Canada), and is one of the world’s most popular and best selling musicians and performers renowned for his talents with the saxophone. Quite possibly the most popular contemporary instrumentalist, Kenny G’s discography includes collaborations with such giants of music as Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton and Aretha Franklin, and he’s even worked with then-rapper Will Smith and his duet partner, DJ Jazzy Jeff. With all that in mind, it’ll come as no surprise that Kenny G’s net worth is as large as it is – or that it looks set to continue growing.

So just how rich is Kenny G? According to authoritative sources, Kenny G’s staggering record sales and various collaborations with other world-famous stars have netted him an estimated net worth of $50 million.

Kenny G Net Worth $50 Million

Kenny G has had an affinity for his instrument of choice – the saxophone – since his very earliest days. Attributing his first experience of the instrument to hearing it on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, Kenny G started playing when the future legendary instrumentalist was just ten years old. Nowadays, it might come as a surprise to hear that Kenny G once had trouble getting into his high school’s jazz band – it took Kenny two tries, but that did nothing to deter him. This determination paid off, as Kenny G’s first professional gig came when he was still in high school – he managed to land a part in composer and songwriter Barry White’s “Love Unlimited Orchestra”. Afterwards, various bands would follow, until Kenny G signed his first contract with the record label “Arista Records” as a solo performer. However, although very keen on the possibility of a music career, Kenny G didn’t neglect his studies, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington in 1977 with a degree in accounting.

Since his debut in his teens, Kenny G has released a number of albums that went on to great success. Typically classified as a smooth jazz performer, Kenny G has been a consistent best seller throughout his career – his second and third albums, “G Force” and “Gravity”, were already successful hits, going on to become platinum in the US. Future albums sold even better, including Kenny’s sixth album, “Breathless” – which became the most commercially successful instrumental album in history, selling 15 million copies and certainly giving Kenny G’s net worth a massive boost on the way. By 2000, Kenny G was already being invited to perform in the White House. It is worth noting another big reason for Kenny G’s impressive net worth – the saxophone legend has recorded several songs aimed primarily at the ever-growing Chinese market. In fact, Kenny G’s greatest hit ever is probably the odd story of his song “Going Home” – which is used across China to signify the end of various businesses, from television programmes to train stations and shopping malls.

In his personal life, today, Kenny G lives in Malibu, California. Kenny G married Lyndie Benson-Gorelick in 1992, and they have two sons together. Unfortunately, the couple separated in 2012 when Kenny G filed for a divorce.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Canon 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love & Mercy 2014 performer: "Songbird" / writer: "Songbird" - as Kenny Gorelick
Home & Family 2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Board Game 2012 Short "The Champion's Theme"
The Big Bang Theory TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Psych TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Saturday Night Live 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Cars 2006 performer: "Songbird" / writer: "Songbird"
Alpha Dog 2006 performer: "Girl from Ipanema"
Alma Gêmea 2005 TV Series performer: "At Last"
Robots 2005 performer: "SONGBIRD" / writer: "SONGBIRD"
Operación triunfo 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Master of Disguise 2002 performer: "Songbird" / writer: "Songbird"
Life 1999/I courtesy: "New Day"
Long zai jiang hu 1998 performer: "You're My Woman"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998 TV Special documentary performer: "Forever in Love" - uncredited / writer: "Forever in Love" - uncredited
Miracle on 34th Street 1994 performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" / producer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
The Shadow 1994 performer: "REMEMBER" / producer: "REMEMBER" / writer: "REMEMBER"
The Bodyguard 1992 performer: "Even If My Heart Would Break", "Waiting for You" / producer: "Waiting for You" / writer: "Waiting for You"
Dying Young 1991 performer: "LOVE THEME FROM DYING YOUNG" / producer: "LOVE THEME FROM DYING YOUNG"
Pretty Woman 1990 performer: "Songbird" / writer: "Songbird"
You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! 1990 TV Special documentary performer: "Breadline Blues"
Skin Deep 1989 performer: "Songbird" / writer: "Songbird"
Wall Street 1987 performer: "MIDNIGHT MOTION" / writer: "MIDNIGHT MOTION"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Imaginary Friend Is Kenny G 2014 Short Kenny G
Megadeth Wearhouse 2013 Short
Katy Perry: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) 2011 Video short Uncle Kenny
Scream Farm 2008 Video Rad

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Imaginary Friend Is Kenny G 2014 Short
Downstream 2005 Short
Jutai 1991 as Keni-G

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The American Red Cross Holiday Music Spectacular 1999 TV Movie song performer
Dying Young 1991 musician: saxophone

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Longing Heart 2010 Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest
Today 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Himself
Home & Family 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 2011 TV Series Himself
Nail Files 2011 TV Series Himself
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Streisand: Live in Concert 2009 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience (uncredited)
Wheedle's Groove 2009 Video documentary
Britain's Got More Talent 2009 TV Series Himself
Kenny G: An Evening of Rhythm and Romance 2008 TV Movie Himself - Sax
Great Performances 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
Dirty Sexy Money 2008 TV Series Himself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Más vale tarde 2008 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
All-Star Cup 2005 2005 TV Series Himself
Fashion News Live 2005 TV Series Himself
American Idol 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Contender 2005 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 2004 TV Special Himself
Non-Denominational All-Star Celebrity Holiday Special 2004 TV Movie Himself
A Home for the Holidays 2004 TV Movie Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
MADtv 2002 TV Series Himself
Operación triunfo 2002 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
75th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2001 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand 2001 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Babyface: A Collection of Hit Videos 2001 Video Himself (segment "Everytime I Close My Eyes")
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Morning America 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
The American Red Cross Holiday Music Spectacular 1999 TV Movie Himself
Vibe 1998 TV Series Himself
Concert of Hope 1997 TV Special Himself
Surprise Surprise! 1997 TV Series Himself
The 1997 World Music Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Gracias por todo 1997 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey 1997 TV Special Himself
43º edición de los premios Ondas 1996 TV Movie Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
1995 Billboard Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
Christmas in Washington 1994 TV Movie Himself
A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre 1994 TV Special Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1994 TV Special Himself
Christmas at Home with the Stars 1994 TV Special Himself
VH1 Honors 1994 TV Special Himself
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 21st Annual American Music Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Viéndonos 1993 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Andy Griffith Show Reunion 1993 TV Special Himself
Songbird Live 1992 Video Himself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
That's What Friends Are for: Arista's 15th Anniversary Concert 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Kenny G Live 1989 Video Himself
Grammy Living Legends 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
Solid Gold 1985-1987 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1987 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
VH1 New Visions 1986 TV Series Himself - Guest Host VJ (1987)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eliana 2012 TV Series Uncle Kenny
World's Dumbest 2009 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on November 20, 1997 at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Instrumental Performance Titanic (1997)
1999 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Original Film Song Long zai jiang hu (1998) · Walter Afanasieff (composer)
· Andy Lau (lyrics/performer)


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#Fact
1 Appears in the music video for Katy Perry's single, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", alongside Rebecca Black, Darren Criss, Corey Feldman, Deborah Gibson, Kevin McHale, Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson.
2 Is a Phi Beta Kappa.
3 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
4 Ranked in Golf Digest's "Top 100 in Music" (December 2006 issue) as the #1 musician golfer with a plus 0.6 Handicap Index.
5 Sustained a single musical note on his saxophone for 45 minutes through a process known as "circular breathing." (1997)
6 Loves to play golf when not playing the sax.
7 Wife is close friends with Brooke Shields.
8 Has two sons named Max and Noah.

#Quote
1 I approach everything in my life the same way; if it feels right, I know it.
2 What is music anyway? It's a form of communication, and that's why I play the kind of music that I think - that I hope - can communicate with people.
3 I've learned that you simply can't control those bad vibes.
4 I really create everything I do from the heart.
5 Finally, I was no longer a student and was making music for myself.
6 Maybe the biggest thing that I've learned musically is that anything is possible. Things can work when maybe they don't seem like they can.
7 The Moment is an album that contains the best music I have ever produced.
8 I just started as a part of the public school music program. I took lessons at the school every Friday and was a part of the school band. I was just a normal kid taking instrumental lessons at school, nothing special.
9 I started realizing that music is the one area where I've always let go. When that saxophone goes into my mouth, I get into a space where I never think about the notes I've already played or anticipate the notes ahead.
10 I think everybody has to kind of decide what the word 'jazz' means to them, and that's fine.
11 I'm just more into playing golf. It's a great thing.
12 I'm responsive to my public, but I also follow my heart.
13 If I even lose my glasses or make a mistake. I become really disappointed in myself.
14 It wasn't until Duotones that I felt my true voice come out.
15 Just because people play songs with great technique doesn't mean the records are better.
16 Just figure out what you think jazz is, and then if it fits into that category, it's jazz, and if it doesn't, it isn't. It's no big deal.
17 Maybe I'm a dreamer, but I think the ordinary guy has just as much right to say 'This is a good song' as somebody who is in the music business.
18 That's my ideal day, time with my boys.
19 The whole rise of new adult contemporary music and smooth jazz was a nice surprise.
20 There are a few countries that, for whatever reason, really enjoy listening to my music.
21 When I play live, I feel how the audience is going and follow and lead at the same time.
22 Being a purely instrumental album, it makes a musical statement, not a religious one, and I hope that people can feel the emotion of the great melodies, even without the words.
23 I don't play the traditional Charlie Parker songs. But I do improvise and I do create with my instrument, and that to me is jazz. But there are people who use the word 'jazz' only in a traditional sense, and they would be offended by that, and that's fine.
24 I learned so much about playing and touring being on the road and in the studio with Jeff, but I'd always played a lot of gigs in Seattle even prior to joining the Fusion.
25 I listen to all the top 20 songs, and top 20 albums, even the rap albums. But I don't like negative messages. If somebody is putting a lot of ego out there, I don't like it. When I make my records I want it to be sincere.
26 I've never personally criticized anyone else's music, but I know that the public's real problem is not the music I make but the perception that I play simple music for money only and for the notoriety and to increase my popularity.
27 I've never really played golf. With the sax, I learned technique well enough so that it feels like part of my body, and I just express myself. That's where I want to get in golf.
28 Well, Grover Washington was my main influence and when I went to college, I started listening to more of the jazz masters like Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley, and John Coltrane.
29 You can't just walk away when somebody recognizes you. You have to take some time out and talk to them. It's not a waste of time - I just love talking to people. And I don't do this to sell records. The truth is, I do what I do because I love it.

#Trademark
1 His long curly hair
2 Complex soprano saxophone songs
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