Herbie Hancock Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Career, and Net Worth 

Herbie Hancock

Herbert Jeffrey Hancock, also known as Herbie Hancock, is a musician, pianist, actor, and composer from the United States.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Herbie Hancock was born in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. He was named after Herb Jeffries, a singer, and actor. He graduated from Hyde Park High School. Herbie had never learned jazz or had a tutor, but he evolved through listening to the type of music, and as a child prodigy, he had a sense of harmony. He learned by listening to the singing group Hi-recordings. Lo’s Chris Anderson was regarded as the harmonic master by him. He was bestowed with the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts. Miles Davis, forming a new band then, enjoyed Hancock’s record Takin’ Off.

Herbie Hancock’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Herbie Hancock’s age, height, and weight: Born on April 12, 1940, Herbie Hancock is 82 years old. His height is 1.75 meters, and his weight is 75 kg.

Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock’s Profession & Career

Miles Davis Quintet took notice of Hancock’s album. Davis discovered Hancock’s jazz talent while creating a new band. He managed to record for the Blue Note label while in the Davis band. Herbie also recorded various musical themes for American television ads such as Standard Oil, Tab diet cola, and Virginia Slims cigarettes.

He began to work with rock components and rapidly adapted to new instruments. Electronic musical instruments also influenced him. His three Mwandishi recordings were issued between 1971 and 1973. He later established the Head Hunters, which became successful among the pop audience. After that, he recorded a duet with Chick Corea.

Achievements and Awards

Sony Music Poland awarded him with the Gold Record Award. His name was even on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He received numerous Grammy awards. His first Grammy came for best R&B instrumental performance for Rockit in 1984. In 1985, he received the same prize for Sound-system. Call Sheet Blues won Best Instrumental Composition in 1988.

River: The Joni Letters won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2008. Between 2003 and 2005, he won Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for My Ship and Spoke Like a Child. He also won the best concept video at the MTV Awards for Rockit. Herbie was also named the most outstanding jazz pianist and keyboardist.

He was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013 and received the Benjamin Franklin Medal in 2018.

In 1985, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music and the French Order of Arts and Letters. In 1986, he received a U.S. Radio Award for Best Original Music Scoring for Thom McAnn Shoes.

Herbie Hancock’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship

He is married to Gigi Hancock, with whom he has a daughter named Jessica. As a member of the Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai International, he practices Nichiren Buddhism.’ Buddhism taught him that humans could live truly free lives. He discovered one day that he was addicted to smoking cocaine. But he soon recovered it.

Herbie Hancock’s Salary and Net Worth

Herbie Hancock’s net worth is $15 million as of January 2023. He is the world’s highest-paid pianist. He has 24,800 YouTube subscribers and over 3,861,827 video views. Herbie owns the most expensive car, an AC Shelby Cobra.

Quick Facts

Celebrated NameHerbie Hancock
Real NameHerbert Jeffrey Hancock
Age82 years old
Birth Date12 April 1940
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, United States
Height1.75 m
Weight75 kg
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
WifeGigi Hancock (m. 1968)
ChildrenYes (Jessica)
Net Worth$15 million