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Reverend Robert Robinson

Facts of Reverend Robert Robinson

Full NameReverend Robert Robinson
First NameReverend
Middle NameRobert
Last NameRobinson
ProfessionCelebrity Child
Father NameRay Charles
Father Professionsinger-songwriter
Mother NameDella Beatrice Howard Robinson
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SibilingsRay Charles Robinson Jr., David
Date of Birth1960

Reverend Robert Robinson is a celebrity child known as the son of singer-songwriter Ray Charles

His Parents

He was born to father Ray Charles and mother, Della Beatrice Howard Robinson

His parents first met in Texas in 1954. After dating for a year, the couple finally got married on April 5, 1955

The husband and wife were blessed with three children, namely Ray Charles Robinson Jr., David, and Robert

They did not stay together forever as they got divorced in November 1977

Here is a childhood picture of him with his parents and siblings. 

Reverend Robert Robinson with his siblings and parents, Ray Charles and Della Beatrice Howard Robinson.
Reverend Robert Robinson with his siblings and parents, Ray Charles and Della Beatrice Howard Robinson. Source: autobiography.tech

What ended their marriage?

The long-lived marital affair ended because Della's husband was addicted to drugs and had extramarital affairs with other women. 

She could not adjust to him anymore, and then she decided to get a divorce

Her sufferings came to an end in 1977 after they got separated

Death of his Father

He lost his father when he was 44 years old. His father died on June 10, 2004, in Beverly Hills, California

The cause of death was liver disease.

His father's death was mourned by a lot of people, including him. 

The funeral was held on June 18, 2004, in Los Angeles, California

Here is a picture of him weeping during the funeral. 

Reverend Robert Robinson weeping over his loss at the First AME Church.
Reverend Robert Robinson weeping over his loss at the First AME Church. Source: gettyimages.com

Legal Battle for Legacy

In 2008, Robert and his siblings accused Joey Adams, Ray's longtime manager, of mismanaging their father's legacy

They claimed that their father's estate was being mismanaged, and the manager was abusing his position and power

They also accused the manager of damaging the legacy and reputation of their father.

They filed a complaint against Adams since they wanted a formal inquiry into the matter. 

They wanted to know if there was any wrongdoing

According to Robert, the manager had disrespected the Charles family

Despite being the children of the singer, Adams did not respect them

Father's First Wife

His father was previously married to a beautician named Eileen Williams

They walked down the aisle on July 31, 1951.

Their relationship was short-lived. They were together for only six months.

Here is a picture of the couple. 

Reverend Robert Robinson's father, Ray Charles and Eileen Williams.
Reverend Robert Robinson's father, Ray Charles and Eileen Williams. Source: autobiography.tech

In the picture, the duo can be seen walking, holding each other's hand. Both of them are wearing formal dress. 

Not Blind By Birth

His father was not blind by birth. Ray started losing his eyesight after the tragic event of his brother's death

His brother lost his life due to drowning. The traumatic event had a strong impact on his life. 

He got blind by the time he was seven years old

As a result, he had to attend a school to learn to read and write in Braille

Net Worth

Ray was estimated to have a jaw-dropping net worth of $75 million at the time of death

How did he make money?

The primary source of income for him was his career as a singer and songwriter

He has given some significant hits like This Little Girl of Mine and Fools for You

Below is a table that shows his charity foundation's details when it was at its peak in 2011.

NameAssetsRevenue
Ray Charles Foundation$60 million$5 million

Age and Height

  1. Robert's current age is about 60 years.
  2. His father had a height of 1.75 m, which is about 5 feet 8 inches.

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Updated On Wed Oct 14 2020 Published On Wed Oct 14 2020 By shaumya

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