B.B. King Bio, Net Worth, Height, Facts

B.B. King
  • Name: B.B. King
  • Age at Death: 89 years old
  • Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Net Worth: US $30 Million
  • Status: Deceased

B.B. King was an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist who’ve earned the nickname ‘King of the Blues’. He was born on September 16, 1925 in Berclair, Mississippi. King grew up with his grandmother and obtained his first guitar at the age of 12. He worked as a disc jockey in Memphis, Tennessee and began recording in 1949. He won a total of 15 Grammy Awards from 1971-2009 plus a Grammy Hall of Fame Award for ‘The Thrill Is Gone’ in 1998. He died on May 14, 2015 due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease and congestive heart failure. B.B. King was 5ft 10in tall and he had an estimated net worth of $30 million.

B.B. King Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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B.B. King Age, Birthday, Married

  • Birth Name: Riley B. King
  • Birthday: September 16, 1925
  • Place of Birth: Berclair, Mississippi, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Record Producer, Actor
  • Years Active: 1948–2015
  • Net Worth : Salary: US $30 Million
  • Marriage(s): Martha Lee Denton, Sue Carol Hall
  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: May 14, 2015
  • Cause of Death: Alzheimer’s disease / Congestive heart failure
  • Place of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
  • Official Site: bbking.com

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