How rich is Isaac Hayes?


How rich is Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.?

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. Net Worth:
$12 Million

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. Net Worth:

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, and others. Hayes is also a 2002 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The hit song "Soul Man", written by Hayes and Porter and first performed by Sam & Dave, has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. It was also honored by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by Rolling Stone magazine, and by the RIAA as one of the Songs of the Century. During the late 1960s, Hayes also began recording music and he had several successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971). In addition to his work in popular music, he worked as a composer of musical scores for motion pictures.He was well known for his musical score for the film Shaft (1971). For the "Theme from Shaft", he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972. He became the third African-American, after Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel, to win an Academy Award in any competitive field covered by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also won two Grammy Awards for that same year. Later, he was given his third Grammy for his music album Black Moses.In recognition of his humanitarian work there Hayes was crowned honorary king of the Ada, Ghana region in 1992. He acted in motion pictures and television, such as in the movies Truck Turner and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and as Gandolf "Gandy" Fitch in the TV series The Rockford Files (1974–1980). From 1997 to 2005, he lent his distinctive, deep voice to the character "Chef" on the animated TV series South Park. His influences were Percy Mayfield, Big Joe Turner, James Brown, Jerry Butler, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and psychedelic soul groups like The Chambers Brothers and Sly and the Family Stone.On August 5, 2003, Hayes was honored as a BMI Icon at the 2003 BMI Urban Awards for his enduring influence on generations of music makers. Throughout his songwriting career, Hayes received five BMI R&B Awards, two BMI Pop Awards, two BMI Urban Awards and six Million-Air citations. As of 2008, his songs generated more than 12 million performances.
Birth date: August 20th 1942
Death date: 2008-08-10
Birth place: Covington, Tennessee, U.S.
Height:1.82 m
Profession: Singer-songwriter, actor, producer
Education: Manassas High School
Nationality: American
Spouse: Adjowa Hayes (m. 2005–2008), Mignon Harley (m. 1973–1986), Emily Ruth Watson (m. 1965–1972)
Children: Isaac Hayes III, Darius Hayes, Heather Hayes, Nana Kwadjo Hayes, Nikki Hayes, Vincent Hayes, Lili Hayes, Felicia Hayes, Jackie Hayes, Veronica Hayes, Melanie Hayes
Parents: Isaac Hayes, Sr., Eula Hayes
Siblings: Willette Rankin
Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, American Music Award for Favorite Disco Male Artist, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Vocal Coloring, Walk on By, Theme From "Shaft", I Stand Accused
Music groups: The Soul Children, The Mar-Keys, Delaney & Bonnie, Walk on By, Theme From "Shaft", I Stand Accused
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, Walk on By, Theme From "Shaft", I Stand Accused
Movies: “Shaft”, “Escape From New York” (1981), “Guilty As Charged” (1991), “It Could Happen To You” (1994), “South Park” (1997-2005)
TV shows: South Park
Albums: Hot Buttered Soul, Shaft, Black Moses, ...To Be Continued

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