Ronald Isley Net Worth

Ronald Isley Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ronald Isley net worth is
$2 Million

Ronald Isley Wiki Biography

Ronald Isley, the American singer and music composer, was born on 21 May 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Kelly and Sallye Bernice Isley. He is particularly famous as the lead singer and co-founder of the family venture music group ‘The Isley Brothers’ and a major part of his net worth comes from it.

So can you have any guesses about how rich is Ronald Isley? According to sources, his net worth is over $2 million which is accumulating mainly through the numerous albums released and performances given in his seven decades long singing career.

Ronald Isley Net Worth $2 Million

Ronald’s career started at the very early age of three, when he sang at a spiritual contest organised by Union Baptist Church, and won a $25 bond for it. Along with his brothers O’Kelly, Rudolph and Vernon, he regularly sang in the church choir, and by the age of seven he was singing alongside many notable singers at reputed venues. In 1955, they formed a quartet, but unfortunately Vernon died in a bike accident and they stopped singing for almost a year. In 1957, they moved to New York and made their first recording as a trio, ‘The Cow Jumped Over The Moon’ for the Teenage label. Although this and a few of their other solo recordings didn’t sell well, they became an instant hit at performing. The RCA Records producer Howard Bloom saw them at one of such events and immediately signed a contract with them.

Their first RCA release ‘Turn To Me’ proved to be a flop show, but the second one ‘Shout’ was a big hit during 1959. In 1962, the song ‘Twist and Shout’ with Wand Records was their other chart-buster, which added generously to Ronald’s net worth. In 1964, they launched their own record label, ‘T-Neck’, but it proved to be a failure and they signed with another label, Tamla of Motown Records. Here too they produced only one hit, ‘This Old Heart Of Mine’ in 1966.

After spending a few years in Britain and being a hit there, The Isley Brothers returned to the US in 1969, and turned back to their own T-Neck label, and this time they produced countless hits, one after the other. They also included their two younger brothers Marvin and Ernie, and brother-in-law Chris Jasper in the group and collectively they released several platinum albums and chart-buster songs during the coming years.

In 1997, Ronald was accused of tax evasion and after spending three years in prison, he yet again continued with his singing, releasing hit albums like ‘Eternal’ and ‘Body Kiss’. He had received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal By A Duo Or Group for ‘It’s Your Thing’ in 1969, and became a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame inductee in 1992.

In his personal life, Ronald married his colleague singer Angela Winbush in 1993, but they divorced in 2002; he has two daughters with her. In 2005. he married again, to singer Kandy Johnson, who is 35 years younger than him and has a son with her. Ronald lives in St. Louis with his family and enjoys his net worth with them.

Full NameRonald Isley
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthMay 21, 1941
Place Of BirthCincinnati, Ohio, United States
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record producer
SpouseKandy Johnson Isley (m. 2005), Angela Winbush (m. 1993–2002)
ChildrenTrenisha Isley, Tawanna Isley, Ronald Isley Jr.
ParentsKelly and Sallye Bernice Isley
SiblingsErnie Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Marvin Isley
NicknamesRon Isley , Isley, Ronald , I. Ronald , R Isley , Randal Isley , Mr. Biggs
AwardsGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal By A Duo Or Group (1969)
Record LabelsT-Neck, Tamla of Motown Records, RCA Records
Albums"Body Kiss" (2003), "Baby Makin' Music" (2006), "Eternal" (2001), "The Essential Isley Brothers" (2004), "Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach" (2003)
NominationsRock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame (1992),
1He and the Isley Brothers were nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performance Arts Category.
2He and the Isley Brothers were nominated in the 2014 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Entertainment Category.
3Announced with his new wife, Kandy, that they expecting a child in January 2007.
4Brother of Ernie Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Marvin Isley and Rudolph Isley.
5Frequently collaborates with R. Kelly.
6Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Isley Brothers) in 1992.


Code Name: The Cleaner2007writer: "That Lady"
Freedom Writers2007"Hip Hop Hooray"
Music Within2007writer: "It's Your Thing"
30 Rock2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Departed2006writer: "Nobody But Me" 1963
The Sentinel2006writer: "Fight the Power, Part 1"
ATL2006writer: "At Your Best You Are Love"
Big Momma's House 22006writer: "It's Your Thing"
Just Friends2005/Iwriter: "Hip Hop Hooray"
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game "Truth Is"
The Man2005writer: "It's a New Thing It's Your Thing"
Wedding Crashers2005writer: "Shout" 1959
Rebound2005writer: "Take Me to the Next Phase Part 1 & 2 Ignorants featuring Dead Rabbits"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Between The Sheets", "It Was A Good Day"
Mosca y Smith en el Once2004TV Mini-Series writer: "Pop That Thang", "It's Your Thing"
Taxi2004/Iwriter: "Fight the Power"
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004writer: "That Lady"
According to Jim2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Bounce2004writer: "It's Your Thing"
Tony Hawk's Underground 22004Video Game writer: "Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down"
Radio2003writer: "That Lady" 1964
Runaway Jury2003writer: "It's Your Thing"
Kill Bill: Vol. 12003writer: "Nobody But Me"
The Bernie Mac Show2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
What a Girl Wants2003writer: "Shout"
Old School2003performer: "Down Low Nobody Has To Know"
Biker Boyz2003performer: "Big Business" - as Ron Isley / writer: "Big Business"
Stars in Their Eyes Kids2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
9/112002TV Movie documentary writer: "Work to Do"
Ally McBeal2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bring It On2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Recess: School's Out2001writer: "Nobody But Me"
The Ladies Man2000"That Lady"
Next Friday2000performer: "Make Your Body Sing" / writer: "Make Your Body Sing" - as R. Isley
Futurama1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boys Don't Cry1999writer: "That Lady 'Part 1'"
Muppets from Space1999writer: "It's Your Thing"
Life1999/Iperformer: "Speechless"
10 Things I Hate About You1999writer: "I Know"
Regine: R2K1999Video documentary writer: "For The Love Of You"
Safe Men1998writer: "Shake Your Thing", "It's Your Thing"
BASEketball1998writer: "Nobody But Me"
La vida en el aire1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Out of Sight1998writer: "Fight the Power Part 2", "It's Your Thing"
Ride1998writer: "Big Poppa"
Breast Men1997TV Movie writer: "That Lady Parts 1 & 2"
She's the One1996writer: "That Lady"
Spy Hard1996writer: "Shout"
Girls Town1996writer: "Biggest Part of Me"
Friday1995writer: "Tryin' to See Another Day" - as R. Isley
Milk Money1994"Shout It Out"
There Goes My Baby1994writer: "Shout"
Guarding Tess1994writer: "Shout"
Mystery Science Theater 30001991-1994TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City1993TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Poetic Justice1993writer: "Bonita Applebum", "Between the Sheets"
Stars in Their Eyes1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blood In, Blood Out1993writer: "That Lady"
Bébé's Kids1992performer: "Deeper" / producer: "Deeper" - as Ron Isley
Sister Act1992writer: "Shout"
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man1991writer: "Work to Do"
The Wonder Years1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coupe de Ville1990writer: "Shout"
Quantum Leap1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Limit Up1989writer: "Shout"
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark1988writer: "Shout"
Top of the Pops1979-1986TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound1983TV Movie documentary writer: "Shout"
The Wanderers1979writer: "Shout - Part 1"
Animal House1978writer: "Shout"
Sanford and Son1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Best on Record1970TV Special writer: "It's Your Thing"
Hollywood a Go Go1965-1966TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Big T.N.T. Show1966Documentary writer: "Shout"
Shindig!1964-1965TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Go-Go Bigbeat1965Documentary writer: "Shout"
Seaside Swingers1964"Nobody But Me"
UK Swings Again1964Short writer: "Shout"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Brooklyn Banker2016writer: "Who's That Lady?"
The Mavericks2016TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sausage Party2016writer: "It's Your Thing"
American Crime Story2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Legends of Tomorrow2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dirty Grandpa2016writer: "It Was a Good Day"
How to Be Single2016writer: "i"
Stonewall2015writer: "It's Your Thing"
The Intern2015/Iwriter: "i"
The Mindy Project2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dope2015writer: "Hip Hip Hooray"
Saturday Night Live2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kendrick Lamar: I2014Video short writer: "I"
The Falling2014writer: "It's Your Thing"
Love, Rosie2014writer: "Hip Hop Hooray"
Sex Tape2014writer: "It Was A Good Day"
Think Like a Man Too2014writer: "Between the Sheets"
22 Jump Street2014writer: "Drop Girl"
Dancing with the Stars2009-2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards2014TV Special writer: "Age Ain't A Factor"
Ride Along2014writer: "It Was A Good Day"
The Wolf of Wall Street2013writer: "Hip Hop Hooray"
The Heat2013/Iwriter: "Fight the Power Part 1 & 2"
Blood Ties2013/Iwriter: "Take Inventory"
Glee2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Voice UK2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
In a World...2013writer: "It Was A Good Day"
Animal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster or Two2012Documentary writer: "Shout"
What to Expect When You're Expecting2012writer: "Big Poppa"
LilyhammerTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary writer: "It Was A Good Day"
The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center2012TV Movie documentary writer: "Who's That Lady"
We Bought a Zoo2011writer: "Work to Do"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hellcats2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV Special performer: "Medley: Between the Sheets; What I Miss The Most", "Shout" / writer: "Voyage to Atlantis", "That Lady", "For the Love of You Part 1 & 2", " At Your Best You Are Love", "Footsteps In the Dark", "Medley: Between the Sheets; What I Miss The Most", "Shout"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Runaway2010/IShort writer: "Power" - uncredited
The Simpsons2007-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009Video writer: "Shout"
America's Got Talent2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Private Practice2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
La Mission2009writer: "Fight the Power"
Good Hair2009Documentary writer: "It's Your Thing"
Notorious2009writer: "Big Poppa"
The X Factor2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pineapple Express2008writer: "Tha Crossroads"
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "Footsteps in the Dark" - as R. Rudolph
It Takes Two2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chuck2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superbad2007writer: "Big Poppa"
Young@Heart2007Documentary writer: "Shout"
20 to 12007TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Pride2007writer: "IT'S YOUR THING"
Norbit2007writer: "Between the Sheets"


Ronald Isley: The Making of Mr. I2010TV MovieRon Isley
Summer Breeze: The Isley Brothers Greatest Hits Live2005TV MovieLead Vocals
R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection2003VideoMr. Biggs (segment "Down Low")
The Steve Harvey Show1996-2001TV SeriesPretty Tony
The Jamie Foxx Show1998TV SeriesRev. Leroy Bullock

Music Department

Green Day: Bullet in a Bible2005Video documentary composer: song "Shout"
Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium1990TV Special documentary composer: song "Shout"


It's Your Thing1970Documentary producer


Bang! The Bert Berns Story2016DocumentaryHimself
23rd Annual Trumpet Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
One Christmas2013TV SpecialHimself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Being: Ronald Isley2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (2012)
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon2012TV MovieHimself
19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself (as The Isley Brothers)
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHimself
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special2005TV SpecialHimself / Performer
Soundstage2004TV Series documentaryHimself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The South Bank Show2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1988-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV SeriesHimself
The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin2003TV SpecialPerformer
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
2001 Lady of Soul Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1989-1992TV SeriesHimself
Rod Stewart: Storyteller 1984-19911991VideoHimself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer
It's Your Thing1970DocumentaryHimself
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Thank Your Lucky Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1964TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

John Lennon: Love Is All You Need2010Video documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

2016GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the Year
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the Year

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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