Al Green Net Worth

How much is Al Green worth?

Net Worth:$25 Million
Profession:Professional Singer
Date of Birth:April 13, 1946 (age 75)
Country:United States of America
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About Al Green

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer Albert Leornes Greene was born on April 13, 1946. His estimated net worth is $25 million. Al Green began performing professionally at the age of nine and began travelling with a group of brothers and sisters known as The Greene Brothers.

However, the conflict between the secular and the spiritual was already there in him at a young age; Al’s father expelled him from the group after discovering him listening to Jackie Wilson. Al formed an R&B group named The Creations (later the Soul Mates) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the family had relocated, much influenced by Wilson and Sam Cooke. With “Back Up Train,” released in 1967, the trio had a Top Ten R&B hit, but future attempts fell short of that achievement.

American singer, songwriter and record producer Al Green has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars, as of 2023. “The Reverend Al Green” is best known for recording soul hit singles “Take Me to the River”, “Tired of Being Alone”, “I’m Still in Love with You”, “Love and Happiness”, and his signature song, “Let’s Stay Together”, in the early 1970s.


Willie Mitchell, the leader of the band and the chairman of Memphis’ Hi label, engaged Green for a performance in Texas in 1969 and was so pleased with the results that he signed him as a solo act. It wasn’t until 1971’s single “Tired Of Being Alone” that the two discovered the formula they would use for the majority of the decade: gutbucket soul on the bottom, soft romanticism on top. Their first collaboration, an LP called Green Is Blues, received considerable attention. In the future, Green amassed 15 Top Ten R&B singles, including six Number Ones, all of which peaked at the top of the pop charts.

Going Solo

Despite the lackluster sales of his debut record, Al persisted in his quest to become a famous musician. He rose to fame in the music industry after the publication of his third album, Al Green Gets Next to You, in 1971.

His first hugely popular hit from the album, “Tired of Being Alone,” was produced by the album and was written by him. The tracks “Let’s Stay Together,” “I’m Still in Love With You” and “You Ought to Be With Me,” all of which peaked at No. 1 on the R&B charts during the early to mid-1970s, were the first in a string of successful songs for Al.

Instance of “Grits”

On October 18, 1974, when he was taking a shower, Mary White, a woman he had been dating, poured a boiling pan of grits on him, drastically altering Al’s personal and professional lives. After the attack, White shot himself in the head with a revolver because he was furious that Al wouldn’t marry her even though she was already married to another man. Al, who was severely burned by the grits across his upper body, interpreted the experience as a sign from God to modify his way of living. After getting better, he was ordained as a minister and eventually switched to making Gospel music instead of mainstream music.

He stayed on this course throughout the most of the 1980s.

Back to Soul

Al made a full-fledged comeback to R&B and Soul music in 1995 with the release of the album Your Heart’s in Good Hands, after sometimes recording a few non-Gospel songs in the late 1980s and early 1990s. However, due to its lack of economic success, Al didn’t release another album until 2003’s I Can’t Stop. When his album Lay It Down was released in 2008, it marked his major R&B/Soul comeback. Al dueted with modern singers like Anthony Hamilton, Corinne Bailey Rae, and John Legend for the album, which was created by The Roots members. It received numerous Grammy Awards and peaked at number 10 on the mainstream charts.

“Before the Next Teardrop Falls” Al Green’s first brand-new album in almost ten years, was published in 2018. Green was listed as No. 65 on both Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and its list of the 100 Greatest Singers. Al Green’s net worth is projected to be $25 million as of 2023.


Al Green, the sixth of Cora and Robert Greene’s ten children, was born in Forrest City, Arkansas. In the middle of the 1950s, he and a few of his siblings started a group named The Greene Brothers. Al assisted in starting a band in high school after the family later relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Al Greene & the Soul Mates, a group who had been performing together for a few years when Al was in his early 20s, issued a single in 1967 under the name “Back Up Train” on a small indie label. The single eventually spawned an entire album that same year, although it was only given credit to Al Greene, who at the time still retained the last ‘e’ in his last name.

At the height of his fame in 1974, Green was attacked in the bathtub by Mary Woodson, his lover. She was furious when the singer declined to marry her, so she burned him with hot grits while he was still naked, and then she shot herself to death with his gun. Green was inspired to abandon secular music and revert back to gospel after suffering a catastrophic fall during a 1979 concert. As a result, he became one of the genre’s most popular performers in the 1980s. Al dabbled in straight soul for many years before making a full-time comeback with some critically acclaimed recordings for Blue Note in the early twenty-first century, but he still occasionally sings gospel.

Music contributions

  • the 1970s’ most well-liked soul performer
  • injected Southern Soul into the era of smooth R&B.
  • One of the most romantic musicians in rock
  • His vocals had a significant impact on every R&B singer that came after him.
  • A groovy, sweet style of soul was created by the Hi rhythm section and producer Willie Mitchell that is unrivaled in its seductiveness.
  • Sung in a way that made secular love and spiritual love appear interchangeable.
  • Almost single-handedly reintroduced R&B into gospel after his conversion, becoming the model for the majority of contemporary black Christian music.

Other data

has maintained a ministry in the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis, Tennessee, since receiving his ordination as a pastor in 1976.

All of his most well-known pop singles were recorded at Memphis’ Royal Recording Studio, a converted cinema theater like Stax.

The renowned Hi label band that performed with Green included drummer Howard Grimes, brothers Mabon “Teenie” Hodges and Leroy Hodges on bass and organ, respectively.

Al Jackson, the drummer for Booker T. and the MGs, co-wrote and performed on many of Green’s best singles.

has asserted that “Let’s Stay Together” was not composed about a woman but rather to repair a nation devastated by crises.

Best work

#1 hits:

  • “Let’s Stay Together” (1972)


  • “Let’s Stay Together” (1972)
  • “I’m Still In Love With You” (1972)
  • “You Ought To Be With Me” (1972)
  • “Livin’ For You” (1974)
  • “L-O-V-E (Love)” (1975)
  • “Full Of Fire” (1975)

Top 10 hits:

  • “Let’s Stay Together” (1972)
  • “I’m Still In Love With You” (1972)
  • “Look What You Done For Me” (1972)
  • “You Ought To Be With Me” (1972)
  • “Call Me (Come Back Home)” (1973)
  • “Here I Am (Come And Take Me)” (1973)
  • “Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)” (1974)


  • “Tired Of Being Alone” (1971)
  • “Look What You Done For Me” (1972)
  • “Call Me (Come Back Home)” (1973)
  • “Here I Am (Come And Take Me)” (1973)
  • “Let’s Get Married” (1974)
  • “Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)” (1974)
  • “Oh Me, Oh My (Dreams In My Arms)” (1975)
  • “Keep Me Cryin'” (1976)
  • “Belle” (1977)

#1 albums:

  • Let’s Stay Together (1972)
  • I’m Still In Love With You (1972)
  • Call Me (1973)
  • Livin’ For You (1974)
  • Al Green Explores Your Mind (1975)
  • Al Green Is Love (1975)


  • Soul Survivor (1987)

Top 10 albums:

  • Let’s Stay Together (1972)
  • I’m Still In Love With You (1972)
  • Call Me (1973)


  • Green Is Blues (1973)
  • Greatest Hits (1975)
  • Call Me (1973)
  • I Can’t Stop (2004)


  • I’ll Rise Again (1983)
  • Trust in God (1984)

Other important recordings: “Back Up Train,” “What Am I Gonna Do With Myself?” “I Can’t Get Next To You,” “Take Me To The River,” “What A Wonderful Thing Love Is,” “Funny How Time Slips Away,” “For The Good Times,” “Jesus Is Waiting,” “How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?,” “Love And Happiness,” “My God Is Real,” “Strong As Death (Sweet As Love),” “Have A Good Time”
Appears in the movies: “Putney Swope” (1969), “The Gospel According to Al Green” (1984), “Beverly Hills Cop III” (1994), “On The Line” (2001), “Soulsville” (2003)

Awards & Honors

2009: Grammy for Best R&B; Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, with John Legend, for “Stay With Me (By the Sea).”
2009: Grammy for Best Traditional R&B; Vocal Performance, with Anthony Hamilton, for “You’ve Got the Love I Need.”
2004: Inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
2002: Received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
1999: Inducted into the Grammy Awards Hall of Fame
1990: Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance, for “As Long as We’re Together.”
1988: Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance – Male, for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.”
1987: Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance – Male, for “Going Away.”
1986: Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance, for the album He is the Light.
1984: Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance – Male, for “I’ll Rise Again.”
1983: Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance – Traditional, for Precious Lord.
1983: Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance – Contemporary, for Higher Plane.
1982: Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance – Traditional, for The Lord Will Make a Way.

R&B;/Soul Discography

2008: Lay It Down
2005: Everything’s OK
2003: I Can’t Stop
1978: Truth n’ Time
1977: The Belle Album
1976: Have a Good Time
1976: Full of Fire
1975: Al Green is Love
1974: Al Green Explores Your Mind
1973: Livin’ for You
1973: Call Me
1972: I’m Still in Love With You
1972: Let’s Stay Together
1971: Al Green Gets Next to You
1969: Green is Blues
1967: Back Up Train

Full name: Albert Greene. Born: April 13, 1946 in Forrest City, Arkansas. Raised in Arkansas and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Genres: R&B;, Soul, Pop-Soul, Funk, Blues, Gospel, Pop Instruments: Vocals.

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