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Ernest Isley net worth:
$2 Million

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Ernie Isley Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Born Ernest Isley in Cincinnati, Ohio USA on 7 March 1952, he is a musician accomplished in playing electric, acoustic and bass guitars, as well as being a drummer and percussionist for the band called The Isley Brothers, of which he has been an active member since 1973.

So how rich is Ernie Isley? Sources estimate that Isley’s net worth stands at $2 million as of early 2017, with the main part of his wealth having come from his long-lasting musical career.

Ernie Isley Net Worth $2 Million

Ernie Isley is the son of Kelly and Sallye Bernice Isley. In 1954, his older brothers O’Kelly Jr., Rudolph and Ronald started The Isley Brothers, a gospel band in the beginning, then as a singing ensemble. In 1960 the Isleys relocated to Englewood, New Jersey, at which time The Isleys had already developed a tight vocal unit, with Rudolph and O’Kelly supporting Ronald’s strident tenor leads in a call-and-response style taken directly from the church. However, from 1963 to 1965 Ernie Isley was in the company of Jimi Hendrix, who had lived in the home of the Isley family and occasionally played guitar for the Isley Brothers. The time spent with Hendrix later proved to be a keypoint in his career: he took the veteran R&B group into a more rocking direction, earning 11 gold and five platinum albums.

Influenced by his musical surroundings, Ernie also became a musician, starting to play the drums at the age of 12; his first live performance for the band was in 1966 at the age of 14. He is a self-taught musician – Isley played the electric guitar, acoustic guitar and drums on the albums that The Isley Brothers released in the early 1970s – “Get Into Something”, “Givin’ It Back” and “Brother, Brother, Brother”. In 1973 he fully joined the band, becoming a multi-instrumentalist. Ernie is a fruitful songwriter, penning multiple songs performed by the band, some of them being “Fight the Power” (Part 1 & 2), “Harvest for the World”, “Voyage to Atlantis”, “You Are Love”, “Footsteps In the Dark”, “Brown Girl” among others.

In 1984, he started the group Isley-Jasper-Isley, together with his brother Marvin and Chris Jasper, and they released the album called “Caravan of Love”. In 1990, Ernie Isley recorded his first album as a solo musician, called “High Wire”, rejoining Ronald and Marvin back in the band only a year later. Nowadays, Ernie and Ronald work and tour together as The Isley Brothers. He was inaugurated into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 as a part of the band. As something of a tribute, Fender Custom Shop has built three custom Zeal Stratocasters for him, using his personal design.

In his personal life, Ernie is married to Tracy, and they have a daughter. They now reside in St. Louis, Missouri. Ernie has done some teaching as a mentor in schools, and participated in various community programs. He has been a recurring guest professor at Berklee School of Music in Boston.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dope2015writer: "Hip Hip Hooray"
Saturday Night Live2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kendrick Lamar: I2014Video short writer: "I"
Su meile, Rouze2014writer: "Hip Hop Hooray"
Think Like a Man Too2014writer: "Between the Sheets"
22 Jump Street2014writer: "Drop Girl"
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"
In a World...2013writer: "It Was A Good Day" - as Ernest Isley
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
What to Expect When You're Expecting2012writer: "Big Poppa"
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" - as Ernest Isley
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV Special 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"
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Notorious2009writer: "Big Poppa"
Pineapple Express2008writer: "Tha Crossroads"
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "Footsteps in the Dark"
Chuck2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superbad2007writer: "Big Poppa"
Norbit2007writer: "Between the Sheets" - as Ernest Isley
Code Name: The Cleaner2007writer: "That Lady" - as Ernest Isley
Freedom Writers2007"Hip Hop Hooray"
The Sentinel2006writer: "Fight the Power, Part 1"
ATL2006writer: "At Your Best You Are Love"
Just Friends2005writer: "Hip Hop Hooray" - as Ernest Isley
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game "Truth Is"
Rebound2005writer: "Take Me to the Next Phase Part 1 & 2 Ignorants featuring Dead Rabbits"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Between The Sheets"
Taxi2004/Iwriter: "Fight the Power"
Radio2003writer: "That Lady" 1964
Old School2003performer: "Down Low Nobody Has To Know"
Next Friday2000writer: "Make Your Body Sing" - as E. Isley
Boys Don't Cry1999writer: "That Lady 'Part 1'"
Why Not Me?1999writer: "That Lady"
Out of Sight1998writer: "Fight the Power Part 2" - as Ernest Isley
Ride1998writer: "Big Poppa"
Breast Men1997TV Movie writer: "That Lady Parts 1 & 2"
Chasing Amy1997performer: "Let's Go" 1979
She's the One1996writer: "That Lady"
Girls Town1996writer: "Biggest Part of Me"
Soul Train1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Friday1995writer: "Tryin' to See Another Day" - as E. Isley
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City1993TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Poetic Justice1993writer: "Bonita Applebum", "Between the Sheets"
Blood In, Blood Out1993writer: "That Lady"
Adeus Princesa1992writer: "CARAVAN OF LOVE"
Top of the Pops1979TV Series writer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Summer Breeze: The Isley Brothers Greatest Hits Live2005TV MovieLead Guitar

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Christmas2013TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support / Themselves - Musical Guest
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself (as The Isley Brothers)
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Soul Train2003TV Series documentaryHimself
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1992TV SeriesHimself

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#Fact
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 for the 2014 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Entertainment Category.
3Ex-brother-in-law of Angela Winbush.
4Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Isley Brothers) in 1992.
5Brother of Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, and Marvin Isley.


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