Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond

Talk about gifted songwriters and singers, and Neil Diamond will top your list. Neil Diamond is a great singer who has been recognized around the globe as one of the most successful singers. Neil Diamond has sold over 100 million records since he stepped into the world of music. His nature of music can be said the highest contributing factor to the great success in his career.

Quick Biography

Neil Diamond was born Neil Leslie Diamond on the 24th of January 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. Neil is the son of Akiva Diamond and Rose Diamond, and he was brought up alongside his brother Harvey Diamond.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Neil Leslie Diamond
Age: 79 years old
Birth Date: 24 January 1941
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, USA
Nationality: American
Religion: Christianity
Parents: Akiva Diamond and Rose Diamond
Spouse: Katie McNeil (m. 2012), Marcia Murphey (m. 1969–1995), Jayne Posner (m. 1963–1969)
Children: Jesse Diamond, Micah Diamond, Elyn Diamond, Marjorie Diamond
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 79 kg
Profession: Singer-songwriter
Net Worth in 2020: $200 Million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Neil Diamond is 79 years old, as he was born on 24th January 1941. Neil measures 6 feet and weighs approximately 79 kg. the information about his body measurement is, however, not available at the moment.

Education, School/College University

Neil went to Erasmus Hall High School, which is located in Brooklyn, where he joined the Freshman Chorus and Choral Club. He later attended Abraham Lincoln High School, New York University, for his higher education studies. He, however, quit school to pursue his singing career.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Neil is the son of Rose Rapoport (mother) and Akeeba “Kieve” Diamond (father), who was an army at Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was brought up alongside his brother: Harvey Diamond. Neil is an American with mixed ethnicity (Russian and Polish). He is a Christian and has been a longtime supporter of Democrat he once contributed to the campaign of one democrat Senator William Cohen.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Neil Diamond With Wife Katie McNeil
Neil Diamond With Wife Katie McNeil

Yes, he has been married thrice and divorced twice. He first got married to Jaye Posner, who was his high school girlfriend. They got married in 1963 and divorced in 1969. The couple had two daughters named Elyn and Marjorie.

On 5th December 1969, he got married to his second wife, Marcia Murphey, and the two were blessed with two sons named Jesse and Micah. After separating from his second wife, he married his third wife, Katie McNeil, in 2012. The two are still living together as husband and wife.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 21 April 2012
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Neil Diamond Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Katie McNeil (m. 2012)
Kids: Yes (Jesse Diamond, Micah Diamond, Elyn Diamond, Marjorie Diamond)

Professional Life and Career

Neil Diamond signed with Columbia Records for a solo performer in 1962. The following year, he released his first song titled ‘At Night’ b/w “Clown Town.’ The single received very positive reviews from Billboard. Much of his time was spent at the Brill Building writing songs. His commitment bore fruits in 1965 when he released “Sunday and Me.”

On 18th March 1968, he signed a deal with Uni Records, and he was able to release his first album “Velvet Gloves and Spit” with the support of Tom Catalano as the producer. In 1969, he moved to Los Angeles. During the ’90s, Neil Diamond was able to release six studio albums and two Christmas albums.

In 1992, Neil received the honor of performing in Washington NBC special during President George H.W Bush’s last Christmas in office. He has again credited the honor of opening Mark of the Quad Cities. In 2009, Diamond was given the honor of MusiCares Person of the Year. An announcement stopping him from more touring was released in 2018 after the doctors diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease.

Awards & Nominations

Neil Diamond has received numerous awards and nominations during his career as a singer and a songwriter. Best Actor in a Motion Picture in 1981 nominated by Golden Globe, Most Performed Feature Film Standards by ASCAP Award in 1991.

He also received Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special (nominated by Grammy Awards in 1980) and won the Grammy Award on Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture in 1974 among others.

Neil Diamond Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Neil Diamond Net Worth
Neil Diamond Net Worth

As of June 2020, Neil Diamond has accumulated a net worth of approximately $200 million. The main source of his income is his career as a singer and a successful songwriter.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Although he has been in the public limelight for many decades, he has managed to keep his life safe from any controversial reports and negative rumors.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

His Facebook page has around 1,622,858 fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 910K followers. On Instagram account, he has around 94.2K followers while on YouTube, he has around 42,144 subscribers.

Neil Diamond was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2018. Although this didn’t affect his career as a singer, it forced him to bring his touring performances to a halt. However, he is lucky enough to have his third wife with him, who has promised to support him through the treatment.

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