Dennis Edwards Net Worth

Dennis Edwards Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Dennis Edwards net worth is
$5 Million

Dennis Edwards Wiki Biography

Dennis Edwards was born on the 3rd February 1943, in Fairfield, Alabama, USA, and is a musician-shas inger, probably still best known as a lead vocal in the group The Temptations from 1968 to 1989, and currently, he is a singer of the group The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards. Dennis earned most of his money thanks to his vocal skills. His career has been active since 1961.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dennis Edwards is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Dennis Edwards’ net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a singer. In addition to being part of a highly popular group, Edwards also has had a solo career which improved his wealth.

Dennis Edwards Net Worth $5 Million

Dennis Edwards was a son of Reverend Dennis Edwards Sr. and started singing from an early age in his father’s church. His family left the south and moved to Detroit, Michigan when Dennis was ten years old, and he continued to sing in the church pastored by his father, and eventually became the choir director. Edwards joined the group The Mighty Clouds of Joy when he was a teenager, and in 1961 he formed his jazz/soul band called Dennis Edwards and the Fireballs. In the same year, Dennis recorded his debut single “I Didn’t Have to (But I Did)” for the Detroit-based label International Soulville Records.

After returning from his time in the army, Edwards took an audition for Motown Records in 1966, and later that year, he was selected to substitute the lead singer of The Contours. The Contours played as the opening act in several The Temptations concerts, and Eddie Kendricks and Otis Williams noticed Edwards’ singing quality and approached him in 1967. The Temptations fired their lead singer David Ruffin in 1968, and hired Edwards instead, and Ruffin, who was a good friend with Dennis, was the first one to inform him that he’d be the replacement.

However, Ruffin tried to take his place back and crashed on Edwards’ debut with the group in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The Temptations decided to give a second chance to Ruffin, but after he had failed to appear at their next concert, they rehired Edwards. Dennis led the band through their funk, psychedelic, and disco periods with hits like “Cloud Nine” (1968), “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today” (1970), “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” (1972), and “Shakey Ground” (1975), the sales of which added a lot to his net worth.

In 1977, Edwards was fired from the group following their departure to Atlantic Records, and he tried to launch a solo career but failed, so Dennis rejoined The Temptations in 1980 and stayed there until 1984 when he got fired again, but having increased further his net worth during that time. His third stint with the group lasted from 1987 to 1989.

Edwards was persistent with solo career however, so in 1984 Motown released his “Don’t Look Any Further” album, and the single by the same name reached No. 2 on the R&B charts while songs ”(You’re My) Aphrodisiac” and “Just Like You” were quite popular as well, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. His second album “Coolin’ Out” wasn’t as successful as the first one, but still reached the top 30 on the chart. In 1989, Dennis Edwards was inducted into Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, along with The Temptations.

Regarding his personal life, Dennis Edwards was married to Ruth Pointer in 1977, but that didn’t last long, and they divorced soon after. Dennis and Ruth have a daughter, Issa Pointer who with her mother became members of The Pointer Sisters, but rumour has it that she isn’t the only child of Dennis.

Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 3, 1943
Place Of BirthFairfield, Alabama, USA
ChildrenIssa Pointer
ParentsDennis Edwards Sr., Reverend Edwards
1Rough baritone singing voice
1[Talking about the effect The Temptations had on people]: "We gave hope to the inner ghetto, to kids who didn't have a chance. People knew we came from the depths of the ghetto. They heard we came from nothing, and we showed that anybody could have a chance to better themselves."
2[Talking about David Ruffin's death]: "The world lost one of its great singers."
1The Temptations were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2Is portrayed by Charles Ley in the 1998 biographical miniseries based on The Temptations.
3Sang with The Contours prior to joining The Temptations.
4Became angry when Norman Whitfield assigned him to sing the first verse of the song "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," because in real life, Edwards' own father had died on the third of September just like the father in the song, and refused to sing the verse, believing that Whitfield had assigned to him on purpose. Whitfield denied having done so on purpose, but used it to his advantage, forcing Edwards to sing the verse anyway and using Edwards personal anger to set the tone of the song. This dispute however eventually lead to Whitfield being fired as the group's producer.
5In the early part of his tenure with The Temptations, his performances were often interrupted by David Ruffin, whom Edwards replaced. Ruffin would show up at their concerts and, whenever they started to sing one of the songs Ruffin himself had sang lead on, Ruffin would jump onto the stage, grab the microphone away from Edwards and start singing, much to Edwards embarrassment and to the delight of the fans. To his credit, Edwards simply sang along with Ruffin. This eventually stopped after the Temptations hired more guards to keep Ruffin from entering their concerts.
6At 6' 5", he was the tallest member of 'The Temptation'. The runners-up are Richard Street and David Ruffin who stand 6' 4" and 6' 3".
7He has his own Temptations group which is not associated with Otis Williams' Temptations group.
8Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (as a member of The Temptations).
9Replaced David Ruffin in Otis Williams' The Temptations from 1968 to 1977, 1979-1983, 1987-1988.


How to Make It in America2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Of All the Things2008Documentary performer: "Don't Look Any Further"
Motown: The Early Years2005TV Movie documentary performer: "Get Ready", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "My Girl"
Bringing Down the House2003performer: "Way of Life"
Derrick1976TV Series writer - 1 episode


Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon2011Documentary with thanks to


Unsung2012-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Motown: The Early Years2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
20th Century Masters: The Best of Rick James - The DVD Collection2005Video shortHimself (segment "Standing on the Top") (as The Temptations)
From the Heart: The Four Tops 50th Anniversary & Celebration2005TV Special documentaryHimself
My Music: Funky Soul Superstars2005TV Special documentaryHimself
American Soundtrack: Rhythm, Love and Soul2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The Temptations1998TV SeriesHimself
The Original Leads of the Temptations1992Video documentaryHimself
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHimself (as The Temptations)
Motown Merry Christmas1987TV MovieHimself
Soul Train1972-1985TV Series documentaryHimself
New American Bandstand 19651980-1984TV SeriesHimself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever1983TV Movie documentaryHimself (Temptations member)
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1980TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Sonny Comedy Revue1974TV SeriesHimself
Save the Children1973DocumentaryHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Leslie Uggams Show1969TV SeriesHimself
TCB1968TV MovieHimself (as The Temptations)

Archive Footage

The Temptations1998TV Series as The Temptations
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHimself

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