Kool and the Gang Net Worth

Kool and the Gang Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

$20 Million

Wiki Biography

Kool & the Gang is the name of an American rhythm and blues band, that was formed in New Jersey, in the mid- ‘60s by Robert Bell, his brother Ronald and their friends Robert Mickens, Ricky West, Dennis Thomas, Charles Smith and George Brown. The group has released 23 studio albums so far, and have produced hits such as “Hollywood Swinging” (1973), “Higher Plane” (1974), “Spirit of the Boogie” (1975), “Celebration” (1980), “”Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)” (1981), “Fresh” (1984), and “Stone Love” (1987), among many others.

Have you ever wondered how much money does Kool & the Gang have? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Kool & the Gang’s worth is as high as $20 million, an amount earned through a successful career in the music industry. According to experts in the field, Kool & the Gang have sold more than 70 million albums worldwide.

Kool & the Gang Net Worth $20 Million

What began as a time killer by teenager Robert Bell and his brother Ronald turned into a massive R&B sensation. First named the Jazziatics, the two brothers called several of their school friends to join them in the music enterprise; three years after the initial formation, they changed the name to Kool & the Flames, and then in 1969 assumed the name Kool & the Gang. The same year they received a contract offer from Gene Redd to join his newly formed record label De-Lite Records. The group’s debut album came out the same year, “Kool and the Gang”, and it reached No. 43 on the US R&B chart, while the single of the same name peaked at No. 19 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Their net worth was established.

The next two albums were mediocre, but then in 1973 the group released its fourth album – “Wild and Peaceful” – which marked the start of the group’s dominance on the R&B scene, reaching No. 6 on the US R&B Chart and achieving gold status. The album that followed, “Light of Worlds” also achieved gold status, increasing the group’s overall wealth. Their first No. 1 album came out in 1979 entitled “Ladies’ Night”, and was also their first platinum album.

They continued in the same way throughout the ‘80s, enjoying massive popularity and increasing the worth of Kool & the Gang by a large margin. Some of their most successful albums include “Celebrate!”, which achieved platinum status in the US and gold in Canada, then “Something Special” (1981), the group’s second No. 1 album, which was also certified platinum in US and gold in Canada, followed by “As One” (1982), “In the Heart” (1983), and “Emergency” in 1984, which became the group’s most successful album commercially, achieving double platinum status in the US, platinum in Canada, and silver in the UK. The album spawned such hits as “Fresh”, “Misled”, “Cherish”, and “Emergency”.

Since then, the group’s popularity has been in constant decline; though they have released eight studio albums since the late ‘80s, none of them have come close in popularity to their releases from the start of the ‘80s. Their most recent album came out in 2013, entitled “Kool for the Holidays” for ATO records.

Four members of the original line-up have been in the band throughout its existence – the brothers Bell, George Brown and Dennis Thomas. Mickens left in 1986, West was out from the group in 1976, while Smith passed away in 2006. Numerous musicians have been part of the group, including such as Michael Ray, who is currently the guitarist in the group, then James “J. T.” Taylor who was the lead singer during band’s popularity streak from 1977 to 1988, and again from 1996 to 2001, and Sennie “Skip” Martin who served as the vocalist from 1998 to 2005.

Full NameKool & The Gang
Net Worth$20 Million
Place Of BirthNew Jersey
AwardsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Saturday Night Fever Soul Train Music Legend Award, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Emergency American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Video Artist
AlbumsOpen Sesame, Wild and Peaceful, Ladies' Night, Light of Worlds, Emergency, Something Special, In the Heart, Spirit of the Boogie, Live at the Sex Machine, Live at PJ's, Celebrate!, Kool and the Gang, Love & Understanding, Forever, Music Is the Message, As One, Everybody's Dancin', State of Affairs, Good Times, The Force, Unite, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kool & the Gang, Kool Jazz, Gangthology, The Very Best of Kool and the Gang, Kool for the Holidays, Gangland, Sweat, Kool & The Gang and Friends, Live at Montreux 2009, Best Live United (Deluxe), The Hits: Reloaded, Greatest Hits Live!, Best in Live: Kool & the Gang, Fresh (Live) 2016, EP Too Hot Live, Celebration (Live), Celebration: The Best of Kool & The Gang (1979-1987), The Ballad Collection, Everything's Kool & the Gang (Greatest Hits & More), The Best of Kool & The Gang (1969-1976), Get Down on It: The Very Best of Kool & The Gang
NominationsAmerican Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Group, Juno Award for International Single of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album - Group, Band or Duo, Brit Award for International Group, Celebration, Get Down on It, Cherish, New Buf...
1Kool & The Gang were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2They are inducted into the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performance Arts Category.
3Members have included Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith, George Funky Brown, Robert Kool Bell, J.T. Taylor, Dennis D.T. Thomas


Scratch2001Documentary performer: "Summer Madness"
Little Nicky2000performer: "Ladies Night" - as Kool & the Gang
The West Wing2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
The '70s2000TV Movie performer: "Celebration" - uncredited
Ready to Rumble2000performer: "Jungle Boogie"
The Wonderful World of Disney2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hurricane1999performer: "Get Down on It"
The Match1999performer: "Celebration"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
200 Cigarettes1999performer: "Ladies Night", "Get Down on It"
That '70s ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Ivory Tower1998performer: "Celebration"
Casper: A Spirited Beginning1997Video courtesy: "Casper, The Friendly Ghost" / performer: "Casper, The Friendly Ghost"
Nothing to Lose1997performer: "Not Tonight Remix"
B*A*P*S1997performer: "Get Down On It" 1984 / writer: "Get Down On It" 1984
Sounds of the Eighties1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Nanny1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pulp Fiction1994performer: "Jungle Boogie"
Who's the Man?1993performer: "What's Next on the Menu?"
Glückliche Reise1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
SjansTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Quantum Leap1991TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Love1989/Iwriter: "Celebration" - as Kool And The Gang
Die Wicherts von nebenan1986-1988TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Jumpin' Jack Flash1986performer: "Misled" / writer: "Misled"
Ruthless People1986performer: "Dance Champion" / writer: "Dance Champion"
The Redd Foxx Show1986TV Series performer: Theme song
Electric Blue 221985Video performer: "Take It To The Top" - uncredited / writer: "Take It To The Top" - uncredited
Barrow Gang BC1985performer: "Cherish"
Mike's Murder1984performer: "Get Down on It" - as Kool and the Gang / writer: "Get Down on It"
California Girls1983"Ladies Night" / writer: "Ladies Night"
Wheel of Fortune1983TV Series performer: "I'm a Wheel Watcher" 1987-1989
The Facts of Life1983TV Series 1 episode
The Pirate Movie1982performer: "Stand Up and Sing" - as Kool and the Gang / writer: "Stand Up and Sing"
Solid Gold1982TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 10 episodes, 1979 - 1982 writer - 3 episodes, 1979 - 1980
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1981 - 1982 writer - 1 episode, 1982
The Price Is Right1981TV Series performer - 1 episode
New American Bandstand 19651980TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Fever1977performer: "Open Sesame" - as Kool and the Gang / writer: "Open Sesame"
Rocky1976performer: "Summer Madness" - uncredited
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike2013-2016TV Series performer - 23 episodes
Office Christmas Party2016performer: "Joanna"
The X Factor2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Get Down2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mr. Robot2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates2016performer: "Feel So Good"
Game of Silence2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent2015-2016TV Series performer - 5 episodes
The Nice Guys2016performer: "GET DOWN ON IT"
Football League Tonight: The Johnstone's Paint Trophy2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Simpsons1994-2016TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Vinyl2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Everybody Wants Some!!2016performer: "Ladies Night"
American Crime Story2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Believe in Miracles2015Documentary performer: "Summer Madness"
Ted 22015performer: "Celebration"
Britain's Got Talent2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage2015performer: "Feel So Good"
Late Show with David Letterman2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Vampire DiariesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Pop Gold2015TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
All Creatures Big and Small2015performer: "Victory" - uncredited
Parks and Recreation2011-2015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Bis2015performer: "Celebration"
Intresseklubben2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rugby League: Challenge Cup2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tammy2014performer: "Get Down on It"
The Footy Show2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Harry Hill Movie2013performer: "Celebration"
Dancing with the StarsTV Series 4 episodes, 2006 - 2013 performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2013
Independent Lens2013TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
EastEnders2010-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
CastleTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Wreck-It Ralph2012performer: "Celebration"
Scandal2012TV Series 1 episode
The Secret Disco Revolution2012Documentary performer: "Jungle Boogie", "Ladies Night" / writer: "Jungle Boogie", "Ladies Night"
Hit and Run2012performer: "Summer Madness" - as Kool and The Gang
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kinect Star Wars2012Video Game performer: "Celebration"
Detropia2012Documentary performer: "Hollywood Swinging"
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game performer: "Get Down On It"
Camping paradis2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cilada.com2011performer: "Celebration"
Happy Endings2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Peep ShowTV Series 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Dance Paradise2010/IIVideo Game performer: "Celebration", "Ladies Night"
Dance Central2010Video Game performer: "Jungle Boogie"
Eat Pray Love2010performer: "Celebration"
20 to 12007-2010TV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes
Frankie & Alice2010performer: "Jungle Boogie"
United States of Tara2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Dad!2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard2009performer: "Jungle Boogie"
The Firm2009performer: "Get Down On It", "Celebration"
Soul Kitchen2009performer: "Rated X"
Funny People2009performer: "Joanna"
America's Got Talent2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dance Flick2009performer: "Hollywood Swinging"
Middle Men2009performer: "Hollywood Swinging"
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past2009performer: "Ladies Night"
See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary2009Documentary performer: "Celebration"
17 Again2009performer: "Cherish"
Dancing on Ice2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beethoven's Big Break2008Video performer: "Celebration"
South Park2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris2005-2008TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Zack and Miri Make a Porno2008performer: "Let Me Clear My Throat Klassic Cool Original Version"
American Swing2008Documentary performer: "Ladies Night" - as Kool & the Gang
Step Brothers2008performer: "Breathe and Stop"
So You Think You Can Dance2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs2008Video performer: "Jungle Boogie" / writer: "Jungle Boogie"
Made of Honor2008performer: "Ladies Night"
Semi-Pro2008performer: "Funky Stuff"
Charlie Wilson's War2007performer: "Ladies Night"
This Christmas2007performer: "Get Down on It"
Cutlass2007Short performer: "Higher Plane"
Gilmore Girls2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mr. Bean's Holiday2007performer: "Celebration" - as Kool and the Gang
Code Name: The Cleaner2007performer: "Where Da Boggie At?" - as Kool & the Gang
Prête-moi ta main2006performer: "Take My Heart You Can Have It If You Want It"
30 Rock2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rabbit Fever2006performer: "HOLLYWOOD SWINGING"
Beerfest2006performer: "Jungle Boogie"
How to Eat Fried Worms2006performer: "Jungle Boogie"
Criminal Minds2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Science of Sleep2006performer: "Steppin' Out"
Bang Bang Orangutang2005performer: "Get Down on It"
Roll Bounce2005performer: "Hollywood Swinging"
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005Documentary writer: "Nappy Heads"
Havoc2005writer: "I Got 5 on It"
Be Cool2005performer: "Hollywood Swingin'"
Inside Deep Throat2005Documentary performer: "Jungle Boogie"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "Hollywood Swingin'"
Shark Tale2004performer: "Ladies Night"
Mr 30002004performer: "Jungle Boogie"
The Cookout2004performer: "Jungle Boogie"
Peter Kay: Live at the Manchester Arena2004TV Special documentary performer: "Celebration" / writer: "Celebration"
One Tree Hill2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen2004performer: "Ladies Night"
The Lion King 1 1/22004Video performer: "Jungle Boogie"
You Got Served2004performer: "Summer Madness"
Miss Match2003TV Series 1 episode
Cold Case2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
2 Fast 2 Furious2003performer: "Pump It Up"
Hal and Stan2003Video short performer: "Summer Madness" - as Kool and the Gang
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game performer: "Summer Madness"
Undercover Brother2002performer: "Jungle Boogie", "Ladies Night"
Just Can't Get Enough2002performer: "Ladies Night" - as Kool and The Gang
Sorority Boys2002performer: "Ladies Night", "Funkasize", "Boogie Band"
Abandon2002performer: "Get Down On It"
Bring It On2001TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Legally Blonde2001performer: "Get Down on It"
Baby Boy2001performer: "Summer Madness"


Soul Train1972-1974TV SeriesGuests


Celebration1980Video short

Music Department

The Redd Foxx Show1986TV Series singers - 1 episode


VH1 Rock Docs2010TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Today2016TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guests
Greatest Hits2016TV SeriesThemselves
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guests
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieThemselves
The Story of Funk: One Nation Under a Groove2014TV Movie documentary
2014 Soul Train Awards2014TV MovieThemselves
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesThemselves - Guest Musicians
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Glastonbury 20112011TV SeriesThemselves
The View2009TV SeriesThemselves
Dancing with the Stars2008TV SeriesThemselves
Daytona 500: The Great American Race Sprint Pre-Race Show2008TV SpecialThemselves - Performer
Wetten, dass..?2007TV SeriesThemselves
The Daily Show2007TV SeriesThemselves
Discomania2004TV Movie documentaryThemselves
Strictly Come Dancing2004TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guests
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2003TV SpecialThemselves
Children in Need2003TV SeriesThemselves
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar2003TV SeriesThemselves - Performer
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryThemselves
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1999TV MovieThemselves
Soul Train1983-1989TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Solid Gold1982-1988TV SeriesThemselves
Sábado noche1987TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesThemselves
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guests
Soul City USA1984TV MovieThemselves
New American Bandstand 19651974-1982TV SeriesThemselves
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialThemselves
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1981TV MovieThemselves
Top of the Pops1980-1981TV SeriesThemselves
Palmarès1981TV SeriesThemselves
Horas doradas1980TV SeriesThemselves
Big Fun1980Video shortThemselves
Celebration1980Video shortThemselves
Get Down on It1980Video shortThemselves
Ladies Night1980Video shortThemselves
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesThemselves - Vocalists / Themselves - Musicians
Disco '771977TV SeriesPerformer
Dinah!1975TV SeriesThemselves
In Concert1974-1975TV SeriesThemselves
Rock Concert1974-1975TV SeriesThemselves

Archive Footage

Top of the Pops: The Story of 19812016TV Movie documentaryThemselves
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryThemselves
Pop Gold2015TV Mini-SeriesThemselves
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryThemselves
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryThemselves
Sounds of the Eighties1996TV SeriesThemselves
Top of the Pops1979-1981TV SeriesThemselves

Won Awards

2015Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn October 8, 2015. At 7065 Hollywood Blvd.
2014Golden Camera for Lifetime AchievementGolden Camera, GermanyMusic

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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