Shirley Caesar Net Worth

Shirley Caesar Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Shirley Caesar net worth is
$16 Million

Shirley Caesar Wiki Biography

Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams was born on the 13th October 1938, in Durham, North Carolina USA, and is best known for being a Gospel musician – singer and songwriter – the “First Lady of Gospel Music”, who has won 11 Grammy Awards. Beside that, Shirley is an actress as well. Her career has been active since 1951.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Shirley Caesar is, as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total sum of Shirley’s net worth is currently over $16 million. The main source of this amount of money is not only her successful career as a musician, but also as a pastor. Additional to these, she has appeared in several commercials for MCI Communications as well as in several films, which have also added a lot to her net worth.

Shirley Caesar Net Worth $16 Million

Shirley Caesar was brought up by parents in her hometown of Durham. Her father James was a tobacco worker and the lead singer in the Just Came Four, a gospel quartet, thus, under the influence of her father, Shirley started singing gospel music at the age of 10. Two years after, although her father passed away, Shirley continued to sing with evangelist LeRoy Johnson. Parallel with that, she attended high school, and later Shaw University, from which she graduated with a BA degree in Business Administration in 1984. Then, she earned doctorates from Southeastern University and Shaw University, too.

Shirley’s professional career began in the 1950s at the age of 12, when she recorded her first song entitled “I’d Rather Have Jesus”. Later in 1958, when she was 18 years old, she joined the Caravans, a popular gospel group,.firstly approachingAlbertina Walker, who was impressed by Shirley’s talents, and soon brought her into the group, and she stayed with them until 1966.

After eight years of touring and recording with the group, Shirley left to pursue a solo career. In no time, she released two albums, with help from the Institutional Radio Choir, “My Testimony”, and the second one “I’ll Go”. Ever since then her career has gone only upwards, and so has her net worth. So far she has released 20 studio albums, including “Jesus, I Love Calling Your Name” (1983), “Just A Word” (1996), “You Can Make It” (2000), “Hymns” (2001), “Still Sweeping Through The City After 40 Years” (2008), “A City Called Heaven” (2009), and “Good God” (2013). Most recently she has released a single “It’s Alright It’s Okay” (2016), which has also increased her net worth.

Over the course of her career, she has collaborated and performed with several other notable musicians, such as Whitney Houston, Patty LaBelle, Dorothy Norwood, and Kim Burrell, among others. Thanks to her successful career, Shirley has received numerous prestigious awards, and recognitions, including 18 Dove Awards, 11 Grammy Awards, and 14 Stellar Awards. Furthermore, she won the SEAC Lifetime Achievement Award, NAACP Achievement Award, and she was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2010, and also inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Shirley’s net worth has benefited also from her acting talents, as she has appeared in such productions as “The Unseen” (2005), and “The Parkers” (2003), among others. Other than that, she has also performed in gospel musicals on Broadway, including “Mama I Want To Sing”, “Sing: Mama 2”, and “Born To Sing: Mama 3”.

If to talk about her personal life, Shirley Caesar was married to Bishop Harold I. Williams from 1983 to 2004, when he passed away. Her current residence is in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is also recognized as a Pastor of Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church.

Full NameShirley Caesar
Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 13, 1938
Place Of BirthDurham, North Carolina, USA
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actress, Composer
EducationNorth Carolina Central University, Shaw University, Hold My Mule, Jesus, I Love Calling Your Name, I Remember Mama
SpouseHarold Ivory Williams
ParentsJames Caesar, Hannah Caesar
SiblingsJoyce Caesar, LeRoy Caesar, Julius Caesar, Cleo Caesar, Solomon Caesar, Lina Caesar Brown, Virginia Caesar Reed, Anne Ceasar Price, Hold My Mule, Jesus, I Love Calling Your Name, I Remember Mama
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album, Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel Album, Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist, Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female, Gra...
NominationsSoul Train Music Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album, BET Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance/Song, Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel Album – Solo, Hold My...
MoviesCelebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher, Celebration of Gospel: Spirit in Song, Shirley Caesar: After 40 Years: Still Sweeping Through the City, The Unseen, Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem, Millennium Chorus: The Greatest Story Ever Sung, WOW Gospel 2009, Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs ...
1Mezzo-soprano vocals
1I cannot sweeten the Atlantic Ocean, but I can take a pitcher out of the ocean and sweeten that.
1She was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2000 and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
2She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood California on June 28, 2016.
3She has committed a sizable portion of all her concert sales to her outreach ministries.
4She continues to deliver weekly sermons and also leads an annual outreach ministries conference.
5She cites her mother as a strong influence in her decision to give herself very selflessly.
6Received her honorary doctorates from Shaw University and Southeastern University.
7Received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Shaw University (1984).
8Is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Sunday Best2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan2006Video performer: "Gotta Serve Somebody"
The Fighting Temptations2003"I'm Getting Ready", "The Stone" / performer: "The Stone", "The Church Is In Mourning" / writer: "The Church Is In Mourning"
The Prince of Egypt1998performer: "Humanity"
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998performer: "Take My Hand Precious Lord"
Rosewood1997performer: "The Town Burns"
The Preacher's Wife1996performer: "He's All Over Me"


83 DaysannouncedGrandma Stinney
The Unseen2005Mama Jack
The Parkers2003TV SeriesGrace
The Good News1998TV SeriesAunt Shirley
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV Series
Oh Happy Day1987Video


The Artists Music Guild Presents: The AMG Heritage Awards2013TV Special


The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House2015TV MovieHerself
The Artists Music Guild Presents: The 2014 AMG Heritage Awards2014TV SpecialPerformer-Herself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Celebration of Gospel2012TV MovieHerself
How Sweet the Sound Finale2011TV MovieHerself
Black Girls Rock! 20112011TV MovieHerself
Sunday Best2011TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHerself
24th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown2009DocumentaryHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan2006VideoHerself
21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special2005TV SpecialHerself / Performer (as Pastor Shirley Caesar)
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
19th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls2004TV MovieHerself
The Fighting Temptations2003Herself (as Reverend Shirley Caesar)
Celebration of Gospel2003TV MovieHerself (as Pastor Shirley Caesar)
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
17th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
2001 Lady of Soul Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Living in the Spirit Revue2001Video documentaryHerself - Musical Talent
Soul Food2001TV SeriesHerself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence2001TV Special documentaryHerself
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1997TV SpecialHerself
Classic Whitney1997TV MovieHerself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Praise the Lord1993TV SeriesHerself
The 5th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The Gospel According to VH11990TV MovieHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1986-1989TV SeriesHerself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
The 5th Annual Black Achievement Awards1984TV SpecialHerself

Won Awards

2016Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn June 28, 2016. At 6126 Hollywood Blvd.

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