|Celebrated Name:||Nile Rodgers|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr.|
|Age:||68 years old|
|Birth Date:||September 19, 1952|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Dating/Girlfriend (Name):||Yes(Nancy Hunt)|
|Is Nile Rodgers Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Record Producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger, guitarist|
|Net Worth:||$80 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
Nile Rodgers is an American producer, songwriter, and singer. He is a great songwriter and singer and plays majorly in the band Chic. He is the co-founder of the Chic and has been entertaining since the early age of 16. The Nile has written, produced, and performed on albums that have sold more than 500 million units and 75 million singles worldwide.
Maybe you know about Nile Rodgers very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2020? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Nile Rodgers’ short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Nile was born on September 19, 1952, in the Lower East Side of New York City. His mother’s name was Beverly Goodman, and she gave birth to him at a mere age of 14. His biological father was Nile Rodgers Sr., who was a traveling percussionist and was rarely present as Rodgers grew up. His mother was addicted to Heroin, and Rodgers, too, began using Heroin at a tender age of 13.
Before guitar, Rodger learned to play the flute and the clarinet. During his teenage years, he played guitar with African Persian, Latin, Jazz, and Boogaloo bands.
Talking of his own life, Rodgers didn’t marry anyone. Till the 1990s, Rodgers suffered from 8 cardiac arrests, and he was later alive only due to the actions of the doctor. Then he stopped using drugs and alcohol in 1994, and this happened due to his friend, who showed him a tape of his poor performance. In the mid-1990s, Rodger dated Kenya’s singer Lamya.
In October 2010, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and later documented his disease in a blog called Walking on Planet C. He was declared cancer-free in 2013. Still, later, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Then on July 4, 2019, he was announced “100% cancer-free.”
Now he is dating Nancy Hunt, and he lives in Westport with her.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on September 19 1952, Nile Rodgers is 68 years old as of today’s date 24th January 2021. His height is 5’5’’ tall, and his weight is 61 kg.
Nile Rodgers has given us some of the top disco songs of the disco era, which include ‘le freak,’ a song which topped the Billboard Hot 100.
Rodgers started his career by playing guitar as part of the house band for the world-famous Apollo Theatre. He later founded Chic with Bernard Edwards, Tony Thompson, Norma Jean Wright, and Alfa Anderson, and the Chic quickly grabbed a record deal with Atlantic.
Soon their music got recognition, and they started doing tours. The Chic became the kings and queens of the dance/disco domain. But early in the 1980s, there was the disco’s backlash, and Chic’s albums sold less and less. This ultimately resulted in the splitting of the group in 1983. But Nile’s career didn’t end here as he and Edwards now began producing and writing for other artists. Their hits include Sister Sledge (“We Are Family”) and Diana Ross (“I’m Coming Out”).
Soon they wrote the post-disco era’s most significant albums and singles, which was Let’s Dance. He also issued a pair of his solo albums, 1983’s Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove and 1985’s B-Movie Matinee.
In the 1990s, Rodgers and Edwards put together a reunited version of Chic, and this group toured and then issued an album named Chic-Ism. In 1992. Talking of the 2010s, he has worked on Daft Punk’s Grammy-winning Random Access Memories, including “Get Lucky,” a number one pop hit in dozens of territories.
In 2017, Chic’s 9th album arrived too.
Awards & Achievements
Nile Rodgers has bagged some awards as he bagged 2014 Grammy for best album of the Year,” Random Access Memories,” and also Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo, “Get Lucky.”
Net Worth & Salary of Nile Rodgers
Talking of his net worth, Nile Rodgers has a current net worth of $80 million as of January 2021, which includes all his assets and albums. He has sold over 500 million copies of his collection, and he stills says that he isn’t happy with this much sale. The songwriter has written many record-breaking songs and also made a lot of good music. If it wasn’t for the end of the Disco era, he might have been one of the biggest stars of the period.
Nile Rodgers is among the best songwriters that the industry has ever seen. He is a great guy and a great producer. He has given us many Grammy songs and has been rocking our world since a tender age of 19. Despise being a drug addict and suffering from two cancers, he didn’t lose any hope and continued creating music.
He is the inspiration for many of us, and he has been inspiring many music stars like Madonna and Daft Punk. We wish nothing but good fortune for him.