James Brown

United States

James Brown Bio

Who is James Brown

James Joseph Brown was an American singer and dancer. The founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as "The Godfather of Soul".

Early Life (Childhood)

James Joseph Brown was born in Barnwell, South Carolina, to 16-year-old Susie and Joseph "Joe" Gardner Brown in a small wooden shack. Brown managed to stay in school until sixth grade.

Interesting Facts

The late recording artist and performer James Brown, otherwise known as "The Godfather of Soul," had an estimated net worth of approximately $100 million. He had earn the respect and admiration of millions of his peers and fans along with the earnings.

Personal Life

Brown was married four times. With his first wife Velma Warren, he has 3 children. His second wife is Deidre Jenkins and they have 2 children, his third wife was Adrienne Rodriguez. His fourth wife is Tomirae Brown and has 1 child.


Brown has won Star on the Walk of fame award in 1997. He has won BET award for Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. In 2012, he has won won SLFCA Award for best music.