Teddy Pendergrass Net Worth

Teddy Pendergrass Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Teddy Pendergrass net worth is
$12 Million

Teddy Pendergrass Wiki Biography

Theodore DeReese Pendergrass is known as Teddy Pendergrass for R&B, soul, gospel, jazz fans as a songwriter, composer and a singer. Teddy Pendergrass could use several instruments such as piano, drums and guitar. Teddy Pendergrass net worth was 18 million dollars. The singer earned his fame as a member of the American soul band “Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes” in 1970. He started his career as a solo singer at the end of 1970s. 1982 was disastrous for Teddy as he got injured in an accident what caused paralysis of his body. The misfortune moved the singer to found the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance whose aim was to help people with spinal cord injuries.

Teddy Pendergrass Net Worth $18 Million

Spending 25 years after the injury Teddy organized a festival “Teddy 25 – A Celebration of Life” which was held at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and was full of famous people. Teddy Pendergrass’ las concert was on a PBS special at Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino in 2008. The famous singer died in 2010 because of respiratory problems.

Theodore DeReese Pendergrass was born in 1950 in Philadelphia. As a child he wanted to be a pastor and was singing at church. Being 10 he was ordained a minister and he was also junior deacon playing drums. Pendergrass went to Edison High School for Boys but he left it in order to work in music world with his first song “Angel with Muddy Feet”. Even though the song did not add a lot to the net worth of Teddy Pendergrass it gave him some fame. Pendergrass was earning his salary while playing for some bands, but finally he became the drummer of the rock and roll band The Cadillacs. In 1970 he joined the band Blue Notes as a drummer but later Harold Melvin, the founder of the band, got impressed by Teddies vocal and so he was made the lead singer. This was profitable for the band and Pendergrass especially when they signed the contracts with Philadelphia International Records. The song “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” became a hit and was number one as the soul single. Pendergrass started his solo career in 7 years. This has brought Teddy a lot of net worth as his audiences were sold out. The singer is known for his “women’s only concerts”. Teddy Pendergrass is famous with his hits “I Don’t Love You Anymore”, „The Whole Town’s Laughing At Me“, „Life Is a Song Worth Singing“ and others. After the car accident which left him paralyzed from the chest down Teddy Pendergrass did not give up and continued his career. Teddy Pendergrass released five platinum albums and was nominated for Grammy Award for four times.

To sum up, Teddy Pendergrass net worth of 18 million dollars was earned throughout his whole life career. Most of the money was earned while singing with the Blue Notes and Harold Melvin. What is more, Pendergrass’ net worth was also increased with the solo career. A great ability to write lyrics has earned him a lot. He composed songs for the most successful singers of all time, one of them is Whitney Houston.

Full NameTeddy Pendergrass
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 26, 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
DiedJanuary 13, 2010, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Composer
EducationEdison/Fareira High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseJoan Williams, Karen Still, Close the Door, Love T.K.O., When Somebody Loves You Back
ChildrenLaDonna Pendergrass, Tisha Pendergrass, Tamon Pendergrass, Teddy Pendergrass II, Close the Door, Love T.K.O., When Somebody Loves You Back
ParentsJesse Pendergrass, Ida Geraldine Epps, Close the Door, Love T.K.O., When Somebody Loves You Back
NicknamesTeddy Pendegrass , Teddy Prendergrass , Teddy Bear , TP , Teddy P , Theodore DeReese Pendergrass , Pendergrass, Teddy , Theodore DeReese Pendergrass, Sr.
AwardsAmerican Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
Music GroupsHarold Melvin & The Blue Notes (1970 – 1975), The Cadillacs
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Disco Male Artist, Close the Door, Love T.K.O., When Somebody Loves You Back
MoviesSoup for One, Five Conversations About Soul, Teddy Pendergrass: Teddy! Live in '79, Most Famous Hits: Tom Jones & Friends
1Survived by his son, Teddy Pendergrass II, two daughters, his wife and his mother.
2Has a son.
3He became an ordained minister at ten.
4Left partially paralyzed by a road accident in 1982
5Sang with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, with whom he had the hits "If You Don't Know Me By Now" and "Wake Up Everybody". Began with the group as a drummer before he was promoted to lead singer.


Southside with You2016performer: "Close the Door"
Concussion2015performer: "Love T.K.O.", "Close The Door"
Too Late2015/Iperformer: "You're My Choice Tonight Choose Me"
Dog Food2014Short performer: "Love T.K.O." - as Teddy Pendegrass
A Lyrical Love2013Short performer: "Close the Door"
How Do You Know2010performer: "Turn Off The Lights"
How to Make It in America2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ugly Betty2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Eye See Me2007performer: "Love TKO"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game performer: "Love TKO"
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power2005Video performer: "Wake Up Everybody"
Indigo Prophecy2005Video Game performer: "Love T.K.O."
Alfie2004performer: "Love T.K.O." 1978
Undercover Brother2002performer: "Close the Door"
40 Days and 40 Nights2002performer: "Turn Off the Lights"
The Ladies Man2000performer: "Turn Off the Lights"
Follow Your Heart1999performer: "You & I"
The Nutty Professor1996performer: "Close the Door"
The Power of One1992performer: "The Power of One"
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane1990performer: "Glad to Be Alive"
D.A.R.Y.L.1985performer: "Somewhere I Belong"
Miami Vice1984TV Series performer - 1 episode
Choose Me1984performer: "Choose Me You're My Choice Tonight", "And If I Had", "In My Time"
Soup for One1982performer: "DREAM GIRL"
WKRP in Cincinnati1982TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Merv Griffin Show1980TV Series performer - 1 episode
Roadie1980performer: "Can't We Try" / producer: "Can't We Try"


Teddy Pendergrass2002VideoArtist
Soup for One1982Night Club Singer


18th Annual Trumpet Awards2010TV Special in memory of


VH1 Rock Docs2010TV SeriesHimself
Testimonies of Faith: Humble Journey's2007Documentary
Five Conversations About Soul2003Video documentaryHimself
Behind the Music1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1996TV SeriesHimself
New York Undercover1994TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame1993TV Special documentaryHimself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1988TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986TV SeriesHimself
The 13th Annual American Music Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1982TV SeriesHimself
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters1981TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual American Music Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1980TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist / Himself / Himself - Co-Host
Kids Are People, Too1980TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1972-1980TV Series documentaryHimself / Guest
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Men Who Rate a 101980TV SpecialHimself
Pink Lady1980TV SeriesHimself
Morning in Philadelphia1980TV SeriesHimself
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Midnight Special1978TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651974TV SeriesHimself

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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013DocumentaryHimself
Unsung2010TV Series documentaryHimself

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