Kenny G Net Worth in 2024
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Kenneth Bruce Gorelick is a renowned musician who is better known by his stage name Kenny G. He is altogether a saxophonist, producer and composer. His genre of music consists of smooth jazz and adult contemporary. Through his successful career in the music industry he has amassed a considerable amount of wealth. Here we will know about Kenny G’s net worth in 2024.

Career as a Successful Musician:

Born in Seattle, Washington, United States Kenny G grew up in a jewish household. His mother was from Saskatchewan, Canada. He developed a keen interest for saxophone after hearing a performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Consequently, he started playing saxophone at the age of 10 years old and it was during 1966.

Kenny went to Whitworth Elementary School and later Staples Junior High School. He attended Franklin High School. In the beginning of his high school years his attempt to get into the jazz band failed when he first auditioned. For a year he took lessons once a week during his high school years to improve his skills. Soon he became familiar with saxophone as well as flute. After finishing high school Kenny pursued a major in accounting at the University of Washington. Even playing professionally during Kenny showed academic excellence during his study in university. He graduated with the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.

At the age of 17 in 1973, Kenny debuted as a professional musician. He played as a sideman for Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra. From 1975 to 1976 he played saxophone and flute in different bands. They were funk bands named Cold, Bold & Together. In 1980 he joined Jeff Lorber Fusion but later he left the band.

Kenny first saw success as a solo artist in 1982 when he signed a deal with Arista Records. His debut album was in the same year and went gold and the next two albums went platinum. He gained international notoriety when he released his fourth album titled “Duotones” in 1986. This marked a new turn in his career for the better.

In 1992 Kenny released “Breathless” an album that saw astronomical success selling 12 million copies. Still, to date, this album remains his best-selling. His next album reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

In 2000 Kenny performed in the White House. He released his eighth album in 2002. Kenny became the 25th highest-selling artist in America by RIAA as he sold 48 million by 2006. In 2020 Kenny appeared in a release of The Weekend. He appeared on Imperial Trimphant’s song in 2022.

Kenny has garnered wide popularity in China due to his songs such as “Jasmine Flower”. During his career as a musician, he has collaborated with various prominent artists. Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, Kay Perry, and Kanye West are to name a few.


Kenny G was born on June 5, 1957. So, he is 67 years of age.

Kenny G Net Worth in 2024:

The musician is not only a successful talented musician but a prolific investor and businessman. He pursued accounting for his bachelor so that he could ensure a safety net for his career. He was one of the early backers of Starbucks in the 1980s. The amount of investment in today’s money would be hundreds of millions of dollars.

As of 2024, Kenny G has a net worth of $110 million. He is one the best-selling artists to date as the amount of records sold is more than 75 million. Kenny’s primary sources of income are his music records, royalties, and tours. He also makes a huge amount from his real estate investment. The amount he earns per month from his rental properties is $600,000.

Kenny G Wife:

In 1980 Kenny married Janice DeLeon but they divorced later in 1987. His second marriage was to Lyndie Benson in 1992 and the couple had two children together. The couple filed for divorce in 2012.

Kenny G Assets:

Kenny owns various real estates and houses all over the United States. In 1990 Kenny bought a four acre property in Hunts Point, Washington, costing a whopping $8.8 million. Later he built a mansion on the estate. The 12,200-square-foot mansion came on the list for sale for $26.5 million in 1998. Billionaire Craig McCaw bought the property for an undisclosed amount and in 2022 he also put the property for sale for $85 million.

Kenny sold his home in Studio City, California for $2.765 million in 2021. His primary residence in Malibu that he bought for $12.5 million and he also owns the house next door costing $3.5 million.

Kenny has stakes notably in Apple, Microsoft, and United Airlines among others.


Kenny drew criticism from critics throughout his career. He drew criticism for his single released for the suspicion of overdubbing In 1999. Critics think he is a great musician by the amount of records sold but not by talent. HBO released a document in 2021 that pointed out that even though he is objectively popular he is hated by the critic class.

Social Media

Kenny has 1.7 million active listeners monthly on Spotify. At the same time, he has 1.8 million followers on Facebook. He also has 855k subscribers on YouTube and 335k followers on Instagram. 

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