Charlie Wilson Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Charlie Wilson Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Charles Kent Wilson was born on 29 January 1953, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, and is also known as Uncle Charlie. Charlie is an R&B singer, producer  and songwriter, and is perhaps best known as a former leader of the American R&B and funk band The Gap Band. Wilson has had many performances in collaboration with such celebrities as Kanye West, New Boyz, Lil’ Kim, T-Pain, Snoop Dog, The Notorious BIG., and Quincy Jones among others. There are no doubts such worldwide collaborations have added considerably to Charlie Wilson’s net worth, however, Charlie has also contributed significantly to his net worth from his solo career.

So just how rich is Charlie Wilson? Currently, Charlie Wilson’s net worth has been estimated by sources at $15 million, virtually all this wealth having been earned from his involvement in the music industry.

Charlie Wilson Net Worth $15 Million

Charlie Wilson started his singing career at a very young age. He was only three years old when he started singing in a local church,  Following which Charlie sang in his high school`s choir. Uncle Charlie`s net worth started growing when he, along with his two brothers Robert and Ronnie, formed The Gap Band in 1967, initially called Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band. The group focused on such music styles as electro, funk, R&B, soul, and quiet storm, changing the name to The Gap Band in 1973. The group was actually active for 43 years, until they split up in 2010. His activities with The Gap Band obviously added considerable revenue to Charlie Wilson’s net worth, as the band released over 30 albums, from which there were 15 studio albums, 13 compilation albums and two live albums, nine of  which were self-titled albums. Additionally, the band’s successful singles that contributed the largest amount of money to Charlie Wilson’s net worth have been such as Party Train, Outstanding, You Dropped a Bomb on Me, and Yearning for Your Love.

As a solo artist, Uncle Charlie has released six albums. The first was released in 1992 and named You Turn My Life Around. The last album – Love, Charlie – was released in 2013. Charlie, Last Name Wilson, released in 2005, was certified as gold, which considerably helped Charlie to boost his net worth.

Uncle Charlie is a very talented person, proven by the fact that Charlie has been nominated for seven Grammy awards, including nominations for Best Song, Best Album, Best Vocal Performance, and many others. What is important is that Wilson is the winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album for Love, Charlie. Wilson has received many honors from Billboard Magazine, Soul Train Icon, BMI Icon, and Lifetime Achievement Award. In June 2006, Charlie received The Trailblazer Award from the City of Los Angeles.

Although Charlie has managed to accumulate a large net worth and receive many nominations and awards for a great talent throughout his career, he has also had many health problems. Between 1993 and 1995, Charlie was homeless, which happened because of drug and alcohol addictions. Wilson married Mahin Tat in 1995; she was his social worker contact during a period of drug rehabilitation. In 2008 Charlie Wilson was diagnosed with prostate cancer, since when he has worked hard to spread awareness of this desease, particularly among the black community.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 29, 1953 age 62
Birth place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Profession:Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record producer, Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Mahin Wilson (m. 1995)

Interesting Facts

1Signed with Jive Records. Released "Charlie, Last Name Wilson" with R. Kelly as executive producer. [September 2005]
2Lead singer of the GAP Band, which also featured his older brother Ronnie and younger brother Robert.


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013BET AwardBET AwardsLifetime Achievement Award

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Traditional R&B PerformanceFor the song "My Favorite Part of You."
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Forever Charlie."
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Male Artist
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Song - TraditionalSong: "Goodnight Kisses"
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding AlbumAlbum: "Forever Charlie"
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Kanye West
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Mike Dean (songwriter)
· Malik Jones (songwriter)
· Che Pope (songwriter)
· Elon Rutberg (songwriter)
· Sakiya Sandifer (songwriter)
· John Legend (songwriter)
· Kanye West (songwriter)
· Cydel Young (songwriter)
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B PerformanceFor the song "You Are."
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Uncle Charlie."
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - MaleFor the song "There Goes My Baby."
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Snoop Dogg
· Pharrell Williams




Dancing with the Stars2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage2015performer: "Peaches N Cream"
Fucking Young2015Short performer: "Fucking Young"
IHeartRadio Music Awards2015TV Special performer: "Peaches N Cream"
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Best Man Holiday2013performer: "I Still Have You" / writer: "I Still Have You"
I'm in Love with a Church Girl2013writer: "Burn Rubber On Me Why You Wanna Hurt Me"
Take Me Out2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Think Like a Man2012writer: "You Dropped A Bomb On Me"
Dance Paradise2010/IIVideo Game performer: "Beautiful" - as Uncle Charlie Wilson
So You Think You Can Dance2005-2009TV Series writer - 3 episodes
More Than a Game2008Documentary performer: "If You Dream"
Be Kind Rewind2008writer: "Early in the Morning"
Everybody Hates Chris2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guess Who2005performer: "Signs" 2004 / writer: "Signs" 2004
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "You Dropped A Bomb On Me"
Next Friday2000writer: "You Dropped a Bomb on Me"
At First Sight1999writer: "Burn Rubber on Me Why You Wanna Hurt Me" - as Charles K. Wilson
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1997 writer - 1 episode, 1997
High School High1996writer: "Froggy Style"
Sleepers1996writer: "Early In The Morning"
Boomerang1992"It's Gonna Be Alright" / performer: "It's Gonna Be Alright"
License to Drive1988producer: "MERCEDES BOY"
Only Fools and Horses....1981TV Series writer - 1 episode



Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents: The Adventures of Tha Blue Carpet Treatment2008Video voice



Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHimself
The View2015TV SeriesHimself - Author
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHimself - R&B Singer
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
IHeartRadio Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
BET Honors2015TV MovieHimself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
21st Annual Trumpet Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Pensado's Place2012TV SeriesHimself
Huff Post's BV 3652012TV SeriesHimself
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival2012TV MovieHimself - Performer
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon2012TV MovieHimself
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival2011TV MovieHimself
19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival2010TV MovieHimself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 Soul Train Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHimself
'TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival'2009TV MovieHimself
American Idol2008TV SeriesHimself
The Life & Rhymes of...2006TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Soul Train1985-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Showtime at the Apollo2005TV SeriesHimself
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryThemselves
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself
New American Bandstand 19651985TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1979TV SeriesHimself

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