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Mary Wilson Net Worth

Mary Wilson net worth is
$8 Million

Mary Wilson Wiki/Biography

Mary Wilson was born on the 6th March 1944, in Greenville, Mississippi USA. She is an American singer/author, best known as one of the founding members of The Supremes, who were one of the most successful girl groups at the time – Diana Ross and Florence Ballard were the band’s co-founders. They reached their peak in the 60’s and 70’s, and after Wilson left to pursue her solo career in 1977, the group disbanded.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mary Wilson is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that Mary Wilson’s net worth is as high as $8 million. The majority of her earnings have come from her musical career, although her net worth has also benefited from her other talents, such as writing and acting, releasing two books and appearing in several films, including “Golden Shoes” (2016), and “Please Don’t Eat the Pansies” (2016), among others.

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Mary Wilson Net Worth $8 Million

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Mary Wilson was born to Sam and Johnnie Mae Wilson, and is oldest of three children. She lived with her parents before moving to St. Louis, Chicago, and later Detroit where she first met Florence Ballard at an elementary school. That moment is crucial in her life and career, as they became good friends. Ballard introduced her to Diana Ross and Betty McGlown, and soon after, Wilson was accepted as a member of The Primettes. Mary Wilson graduated from Detroit’s Northeastern High School in 1962, but never went to college, despite her mother’s attempts to persuade her, as she opted for a musical career instead.

The Primettes changed their name to The Supremes when they signedfor Motown Records in 1961, which was a leading label in R&B and soul music, and that explains how Wilson made most of her money. McGlown left the group to get married, and The Supremes became a trio. The group’s first major hit was “When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes” in 1963, and “Where Did Our Love Go” was a number-one on the pop chart the following year.

The Supremes were internationally known by 1964, but in 1967, Berry Gordy, the president of Motown, decided to change the group’s name to Diana Ross & The Supremes – Florence Ballard couldn’t stand it, so left the band that year, and Cindy Birdsong took her place. Diana Ross also left to start a solo career in early 1970, and although the band made seven top 40 singles without her, their star began to fade in the mid-70’s. The performance at London’s Drury Lane Theatre was Wilson’s last as a member of The Supremes, and soon after she left in 1977, the group was disbanded.

Wilson’s debut solo album “Mary Wilson” (1979) was disco orientated, and wasn’t very good. The single “Red Hot” didn’t even reach the top 50 on the pop charts that year, and Motown dropped her after that so that she couldn’t record a second album with them.
Wilson turned her focus to writing memoirs, and the first one “Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme” came out in 1986, and this best-selling book additionally improved her net worth. In 1990, she released the second memoir named “Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together”, another best seller.

Her second studio album, “Walk the Line” was released in 1992 for CEO Records, but the label declared bankruptcy soon after. Wilson’s third and last album “I Am Changing” came out in 2000, and she produced it with her management.

Mary Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, together with former group members Diana Ross and Florence Ballard. The Supremes were recognized with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994.
In her personal life, Mary Wilson was married to Pedro Ferrer from 1974 to 1981. They produced three children: Turkessa, Pedro Antonio Jr., and Rafael while Mary adopted her cousin Willie. Her 14-year-old son Rafael died in a car accident in January 1994 – Mary was also in the carbut suffered only moderate injuries.


Full NameMary Wilson
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 6, 1944
Place Of BirthGreenville, Mississippi, United States
Height5 ft 3 in (1.62 m)
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Actor
EducationNew York University
NationalityUnited States of America
SpousePedro Ferrer (m. 1974–1981)
ChildrenTurkessa, Pedro Antonio Jr., Rafael
ParentsSam Wilson, Johnnie Mae Wilson, Stop! In the Name of Love, You Can't Hurry Love, Someday We'll Be Together, Oakland, CA, United States, Chandler, AZ, United States, Grand Prairie, TX, United States
NicknamesWilson, Mary
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/marywilson
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0933836/
MoviesOnly the Strong Survive, Motown: The Early Years, The Four Tops: 50th Anniversary Concert, The Supremes In The Orient, Speak, Vocal Group Hall of Fame: Vol. 4, Vocal Group Hall of Fame: Vol. 1, Chapel of Love: Jeff Barry and Friends, The Knockout Game, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: Live at the Sands,...
TV ShowsBrown Sugar
#Quote
1What's Going On changed everything. At Motown, the artists relied on the writers and producers to provide their material. Then a couple of artists proved they were more than just singers and performers, they were creators of music too. There was Stevie Wonder and there was Marvin Gaye.
#Fact
1Has three children with ex-husband, Pedro: daughter, Turkessa (born 1975), son, Pedro Antonio Jr. and son, Rafael (born 9 May 1977), who was killed in a car accident in 29 January 1994.
2The Supremes were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Is a big fan of Doris Day.
4Former neighbor, classmate and current best friend of Diana Ross, who joined The Supremes in 1959.
5Suffered a heart attack at her home in Las Vegas on May 16, 2006. Still hospitalized. Undergoing heart bypass surgery.
6A Cultural Ambassador for the United States.
7Ranked #16 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
8Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Supremes) in 1988.
9Graduated from New York University at age 57. She promised her mother, who did not live to see Mary graduate, that she would finish college.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Speak2016/IIShortCJ
Golden Shoes2015Mrs. Donna King
The Knockout Game2014ShortCissy
Jackie's Back!1999TV MovieVesta Crotchley (Jackie's Third Grade Teacher)
Tiger Town1983TV MovieNational Anthem Singer
Ein Jahr 'Ö 3'1968TV Movie as The Supremes
Tarzan1968TV SeriesSister Martha

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It Takes Two2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Only the Strong Survive2002Documentary performer: "Someday We'll Be Together", "Love Child"
Reunión de tres hijos de Ochún2001Documentary short performer: " I Love a Warm Summer Night"
2271987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tarzan1968TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Train1973TV Series documentaryGuest
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1964-1970TV SeriesHerself / Singer / Herself - Singer
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHerself - Host / Singer
TCB1968TV MovieHerself (as The Supremes)
The Bing Crosby Show1968TV MovieHerself (as the Supremes)
What's My Line?1966TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
Hullabaloo1965TV SeriesHerself
To Tell the Truth1963-1965TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Contestant
It's What's Happening, Baby!1965TV SpecialHerself (as The Supremes)
Ready, Steady, Go!1965TV SeriesHerself
Musik aus Studio B1965TV SeriesHerself - Musician
The T.A.M.I. Show1964DocumentaryHerself (as The Supremes)
Thank Your Lucky Stars1964TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1964TV SeriesHerself
Allee Willis Loves DetroitDocumentary filmingHerself
The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One2015TV MovieHerself
Sunday Morning Live2015TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Coming Together for One Night Only2015ShortHerself
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay2015TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2014TV SeriesHerself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
My Music: '60s Girl Grooves2013TV MovieHerself - Hostess
Unsung2009-2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Tavis Smiley2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
AM Northwest2012TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
RocKwiz2012TV SeriesHerself
Icon News2012TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Guest
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
My Music: Motown Memories2009TV MovieHerself - Hostess
Legends2009TV Series documentaryHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Culture Show2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Later... With Jools Holland2008TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
It Takes Two2008TV SeriesHerself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
BBC Four News2007TV SeriesHerself - Former Supreme
The Clubhouse2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Be My Baby: The Girl Group Story2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Motown: The Early Years2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
From the Heart: The Four Tops 50th Anniversary & Celebration2005TV Special documentaryHerself
50 Hottest Vegas Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Starting Over2004TV SeriesHerself
Motown 452004TV SpecialHerself
Charlie Rose2004TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004TV SeriesHerself
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
God Only Knows: Vocal Harmony - The Voice2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
American Juniors2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
American Soundtrack: Rhythm, Love and Soul2003TV Special documentaryHerself - Host
GMTV2002TV SeriesHerself
Only the Strong Survive2002DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares2001-2002TV SeriesHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Later2000TV SeriesHerself
I Love 1970's2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The 2000 World Music Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
Loose Women2000TV SeriesHerself
Band of Gold: The Invictus Story1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
The Full Moon Show1992TV Series documentaryHerself
The Original Leads of the Temptations1992Video documentaryHerself
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll1991TV Series documentaryHerself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1988TV SeriesHerself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The New Hollywood Squares1988TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Better Homes and Gardens Super Picnic1987TV MovieHerself
2271987TV SeriesHerself
Solid Gold1987TV SeriesHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHerself
Brown Sugar1986TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Arena1985TV Series documentaryHerself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever1983TV Movie documentaryHerself (Supremes member)
Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound1983TV Movie documentaryHerself
Today's Black Woman1982TV SeriesHerself
Search for a Star1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Marti Caine Show1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1965-1979TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself
Am laufenden Band1976TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1 Rock Docs2010TV SeriesHerself
Soulful Sixties2004VideoHerself (as The Supremes)
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentaryHerself
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats2003VideoHerself (as The Temptions & The Supremes)
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002DocumentaryHerself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2001TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops: The True Story2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Beat! Beat! Beat!1966TV SeriesHerself - Musician

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