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Profession: Entrepreneur, Record producer, Songwriter, Businessperson, Film Producer, Television Producer, Musician, Music executive
Date of Birth: Nov 28, 1929
Nicknames: Berry Gordy, Jr., Berry Gordy III, Gordy, Berry
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Berry Gordy was born in Michigan and has an estimated net worth of $345 million dollars. A record executive and film, television, and record producer, Berry Gordy is the founder of Motown Records. As President of Motown Records, he was responsible for shepherding the careers of many music superstars including, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and The Jackson 5.
Berry Gordy, Jr. (born November 28, 1929) is an American record producer, and the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.
Berry Gordy, Jr. (born in Detroit, Michigan) was the seventh of eight children (Fuller, Esther, Anna, Loucye, George, Gwen, Berry and Robert), born to the middle-class family of Berry Gordy II (a.k.a. Berry Gordy, Sr.) and Bertha Fuller Gordy (1899-1975), who had relocated to Detroit from Milledgeville, Georgia, in 1922. Gordy was brought up in a tight-knit family with strong morals.[citation needed] Berry Gordy II (1888-1978) was the son of Berry Gordy I and a woman named Lucy Hellum. Berry Gordy I was the son of James Thomas Gordy, a white plantation owner in Georgia, and his female slave Esther Johnson. Berry Gordy, Jr. is distantly related to former president Jimmy Carter through Carter's mother, Bessie Lillian Gordy.
Berry Gordy II was lured to Detroit by the many job opportunities for black people offered by booming automotive businesses.
Berry Gordy, Jr's older siblings were all prominent black citizens of Detroit. Berry, however, dropped out of high school in the eleventh grade to become a professional boxer in hopes of becoming rich quick, a career he followed until 1950 when he was drafted by the United States Army for the Korean War.
After his return from Korea in 1953, he married Thelma Coleman. He developed his interest in music by writing songs and opening the 3-D Record Mart, a record store featuring jazz music. The store was unsuccessful and Gordy sought work at the [Lincoln-Mercury] plant, but his family connections put him in touch with Al Green (not the singer), owner of the Flame Show Bar talent club, where he met singer, Jackie Wilson.
In 1957 Wilson recorded "Reet Petite", a song Gordy had co-written with his sister Gwen and writer-producer, Billy Davis. It became a modest hit, but had more success internationally, especially in the UK where it reached the Top 10 and even later to

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Motown Museum hosts annual Founder's Day on April 25

Edwards founded Motown Museum in 1985. Sister of Motown Records Corporation Founder Berry Gordy, she held a variety of key leadership roles in the company, including senior vice president and corporate secretary. For more information on Motown Museum ...
Posted: April 19, 2018, 11:06 am

Theater Review: ‘Motown’ races through musical history

I experienced those seemingly contradictory feelings Tuesday at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall while watching the touring production of “Motown, the Musical,” a biographical look at the career of Berry Gordy Jr., who redefined and integrated ...
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This week in music: 1969 Aquarius

The Isley Brothers were parked in the number three position with It's Your Thing. The song takes a shot at Motown chief Berry Gordy who put the clamps down on his artists after the Isleys left the label in late 1968. At number two was Blood, Sweat and ...
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