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Otis Williams net worth:
$8 Million

Otis Williams information

Otis Williams information

Birth date: October 30, 1941
Birth place: Texarkana, Texas, United States
Profession:Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Arleata Williams (m. 1983–1997), Ann Cain (m. 1967–1973), Josephine Rogers (m. 1961–1964)
Children:Otis Lamont Williams
Parents:Hazel Louise Williams, Otis Miles

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Otis Milles Jr. was born on the 30th October 1940 in Texarkana, Texas USA. He is a singer and songwriter, and under the name Otis Williams, he is perhaps best known as a founding member of the Motown group, The Temptations. He has been an active member of the music scene since 1959.

Have you ever wondered how rich Otis Williams is? According to sources, it is estimated that Otis` overall net worth is $8 million, an amount acquired through his successful career as a singer. The peak of his career is probably represented by his induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 1989.

Otis Williams Net Worth $8 Million

Otis` father and mother, never married, and actually separated soon after Otis was born. His mother, Hazel soon married and moved to Detroit, leaving Otis to be raised by both of his grandmothers. Otis moved to Detroit when he was ten years old. During his teen years and prior to his breakout and commercial success, Otis had featured in a number of bands, such as “El Domingos”, “Distants” and “Siberians”. In 1959, Otis and his group the “Distants” released a hit “Come On”, however, their future releases were not as successful as their first single. Otis then quit the “Distants” in 1960, and alongside Melvin Franklin, Elbridge Bryant, Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks formed a group called “Elgins”, which later signed a deal with Motown records under the name “The Temptations”. His net worth had begun to rise, if slowly.

The group was founded in 1961 and its first album was released in 1964, entitled “Meet The Temptations”, and it featured their first hit single “The Way You Do The Things You Do”.Otis`s net worth began to increase with every group release. Overall, the group has released 44 studio albums and has sold tens of millions of copies, becoming one of the greatest groups in music history. Some of their most successful albums include “All Directions” (1974), “Phoenix Rising” (1998), “A Song For You” (1975), “Sky`s The Limit” (1971), “Materpiece” (1973) among many others, which spawned numerous hits such as “My Girl”, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, “Just My Imagination” that increased their popularity.

The group has received a number of awards, some of them include the Grammy award for the Best R&B Group, Best R&B Instrumental Performance and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award in 2013, clearly making it the main source of Otis` net worth.

Through their history, The Temptations have changed their formation frequently, some of the most notable members have included David Ruffin, Richard Street, Ron Tyson, Dennis Edwards and many others. Although he is the only founding member of the group left, Otis has never become a lead singer, instead focusing on background vocals, and acting as the group`s leader.

Overall Otis’ career has been rather successful, as he earned numerous plaudits while being a member of the group, and the peak of his career was in 1989 when he was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall OF Fame.

When it comes to his personal and love life, Otis has had quite an interesting one. He was married three times, and furthermore he was in a romantic relationship with Petti LaBelle and Florence Ballard. His first wife was Josephine Rogers(1961-64) with whom he had a son, Otis(d. 1983). From 1967 to 1973 he was married to Ann Cain, and in 1983 he married Arleata Williams, but they divorced in 1997.

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 The Temptations
Happy New Year 1987 Temptation



The Last Dragon 1985 writer: "Treat Her Like A Lady"
Derrick 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode



The Temptations 1998 TV Movie co-producer



The Great Pretenders 2015 Documentary Himself
Unsung 2009-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians 2012 Documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Late Show with David Letterman 2006 TV Series Himself
20th Century Masters: The Best of Rick James - The DVD Collection 2005 Video short Himself (segment "Standing on the Top") (as The Temptations)
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Motown 45 2004 TV Special Himself
20th Century Masters: The Best of 'The Temptations' - The DVD Collection 2004 Video short Himself
Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 Documentary Himself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Playboy: Playmate Profile Video Collection Featuring Miss June 1997, 1994, 1991, 1988 1997 Video documentary Himself
Getting By 1993 TV Series Himself
The Full Moon Show 1992 TV Series documentary
Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Murphy Brown 1990 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1988 TV Series Himself
Motown Merry Christmas 1987 TV Movie Himself
Moonlighting 1986 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
The Love Boat 1985 TV Series Himself
Motown Returns to the Apollo 1985 TV Special Himself
The Fall Guy 1985 TV Series Himself
Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll 1984 TV Movie Himself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself (Temptations member)
New American Bandstand 1965 1980 TV Series Himself
The John Davidson Show 1980 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1980 TV Series Himself - Host
The Sonny Comedy Revue 1974 TV Series Himself
Save the Children 1973 Documentary Himself
Soul Train 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
Flip 1970-1972 TV Series Himself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1972 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1967-1971 TV Series Singer
The Smokey Robinson Show 1970 TV Special Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Leslie Uggams Show 1969 TV Series Himself
T.C.B. 1968 TV Movie Himself (as The Temptations)
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 1968 TV Series Himself - Guest Performer
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series Himself
The Lloyd Thaxton Show 1966 TV Series Himself
It's What's Happening, Baby! 1965 TV Movie Himself (as The Temptations)
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1965 TV Series Himself

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Archive Footage

Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats 2003 Video Himself (as The Temptions & The Supremes)
The Temptations 1998 TV Movie

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1 The Temptations were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2 Is portrayed by Charles Malik Whitfield in The Temptations' 1998 biographical miniseries.
3 Said that the late Melvin Franklin, The Temptations' bass singer, was his best friend within the group.
4 Shares a birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of farmer Grace Slick.
5 Once engaged to Patti LaBelle.
6 Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (as a member of The Temptations).
7 Founder of the singing group The Temptations.

1 [Talking about his friend, The Temptations' bass singer Melvin Franklin] Mel will be in my heart as long as I live. He will always be my partner, and in his name The Temptations will continue on.
2 The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us, but because of them.

1 Baritone singing voice

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