Betty Wright 2022—Net Worth, Salary, Records, and Personal Life

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Betty Wright was an American soul and R&B singer. Here is everything you need to know about Betty Wright including her net worth, personal life and more.

Wright is known for her songs “Clean Up Woman” and “Tonight is the Night”.Let us look at Betty Wright’s net worth, career, records, and more.

Betty Wright Facts 

Birth PlaceMiami, Florida, U.S 
Father’s NameMcArthur Norris
Mother’s NameRosa Akins Braddy-Wright 
Star SignSagittarius 
Net Worth $ 5 Million
AgeAged  66
Date of BirthDecember 21, 1953
High SchoolNA
Musical Debut 1956
Famous Television series/ movies/ albumWhere is the Love?, Tonight is the Night, 
PartnerJerome McCray (ex), Patrick Parker (ex), Noel Williams (ex)
Children5 children from three husbands 
Social MediaInstagram

Betty Wright’s Net Worth and Salary

Betty Wright has a net worth of approximately $5 million as per Celebrity Networth. Most of her income came from best-selling music albums of her, concerts and endorsement deals. 

Betty Wright Career 

Bessie Regina Norris who was better known by her stage name Betty Wright was an American soul and R&B singer, and songwriter. Wright rose to fame in the 1970s with hits such as “Clean Up Woman” and “Tonight Is the Night”. 

Betty Wright was a soul & R&B singer (CNN)

Wright began her professional career at the age of two when her siblings formed the Echoes of Joy, a gospel group. Wright contributed to vocals on the group’s first album, released in 1956. Wright and her siblings performed together until 1965 when she was 11 years old. 

She releases her debut studio album My First Time Around was released in 1968 at just the age of 14 and her first hit single “Girls Can’t Do What the Guys Do”. In 1970, while still in high school when she was at the age of 16. 

Betty would continue to release many albums including 2011’s Betty Wright: The Movie – with The Roots which reached #27 on the US R&B chart. Wright’s single “Clean Up Woman” reached #2 on the US R&B chart and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

In 2016 Wright was featured in the song “Holy Key” by DJ Khaled featuring Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean. She provided vocals for songs by Jennifer Lopez, David Byrne, Lil Wayne and Gloria Estefan, to name a few.

Betty’s songs were sampled by many artists, including Mary J. Blige, Tupac, Slim Thug, Beyonce and Chance the Rapper. In 2017, Wright was honoured with the National R&B Music Society Unsung Heroine Award at their Black Tie Gala & Awards Ceremony in Philadelphia, Pa.

Her last appearance was on the TV show Unsung on April 5, 2020, which was a month before her death. Paul Anthony and Bowlegged Lou of Full Force presented the award to her. 

Betty Wright in her younger days (Soul Walking)

Betty Wright’s Family and Personal Life

 Betty was born on December 21, 1953, in Miami Florida, U.S to her parents Rosa Akins Braddy Wright and her second husband McArthur Norris. She was the youngest of seven siblings she had. 

Unfortunately, Betty died from cancer on May 10, 2020, at her home in Miami, aged 66. Her niece first announced the news of her death.

Wright was married three times. In 1976, Wright married Jerome McCray and together they had a daughter. Wright and McCray divorced in 1981. Wright was married to Patrick Parker from 1982 until 1983 and together they had two children. 

Betty Wright Kids (Yahoo)

Wright was married to Jamaican musician Noel Williams, better known as King Sporty, from 1985 until he died in 2015. Together Wright and Williams had two children. 

In another tragic incident, her son Patrick Parker Jr. was killed on Christmas Day in 2005 in a shooting incident. 

FAQs about Betty Wright

What is Betty Wright’s net worth?
Betty Wright has a net worth of approximately $5 million 
How old is Betty Wright?
Betty was 66 years old 
When did Betty make her Musical debut?
Betty made her musical debut in 1956
Who is Betty married to?
Betty was married to Noel Williams 
Does Betty have any children?
Yes 5 Children from three husbands 

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