Steve Perry
Steve Perry

Stephen Ray Perry was born on January 22, 1949. He is an American songwriter and singer. Stephen is best known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey from 1977 to 1987 and then again in 1995 all the way to 1998. This was the period within which their rock band realized massive success.

Quick Biography

Stephen Ray was born on January 22nd, 1949 in Hanford, California, to Portuguese parents. He is the only child. Since his father, Raymond Perry, commonly referred to as Pereira, was a vocalist and co-owned a radio station called KNGS, Perry started developing the love for music at a tender age. When he was only eight, his parents separated, and Perry had to move with his mother to his grandmother’s house.

Full Name/Real Name: Stephen Ray Perry
Age: 71 years old
Birth Date: January the 22nd 1949
Birth Place: Hanford, California
Horoscope: Aquarius
Parents: Raymond Perry, Mary Quaresma
Girlfriend: psychologist Dr. Kellie Nash
Wife: N/A
Children: N/A
Height: 1.71 m
Weight: 80 kg
Nationality: Portuguese, American
Ethnicity: Azorean Portuguese
Political View: N/A
Religion: N/A
Smoking: No
Tattoo: Yes
Profession: Poet, composer, singer, songwriter, record producer, Businessperson
Net Worth in 2020: $50 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Steve Perry was born on January 22nd, 1949 and, he had clocked 71 years old. Steve has a height of 1.71 meters and weight 80 kg.

Education, School/College University

Not much is being said about his educational life; however after his family moved to Lemoore, California while he was in his teen years, he attended high school here. During his time in high school, Perry was interested in drumming in the marching bands and also took part in the extracurricular bands. He finally graduated and attended the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California. Here he sang his first tenor in the choir.  With much encouragement from his mother to pursue his talent, Perry finally got his hands on the trade.

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

Steve Perry’s parents were Ray Perry, a Portuguese and American Mary Perry. His father was a vocalist, and he also was a co-owner of a radio station. In an interview, his mother is heard saying that Steve Perry was not a very attentive child in school as he was born in a rush. His father would be called for myriads of gigs, and there he would have to attend the concerts together with his family. Since Perry was the only child, he would have to spend a greater chunk of his childhood, before the parents separated, with his parents.

Soon his parents would separate, and each had to go their own way. Steve Perry would go with his mother, to his grandmother’s house where they stayed there. Little is known about his father and whether he remarried. Therefore ad of now, Perry remains to be the only child to his parents.

During his lost years, Steve Perry is quoted as saying that he was obsessed with religion. However, today, Steven claims that he is not a religious man. About his political views, a little or nothing is told about his political stand.

Married? Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Steve Perry had a girlfriend, whose name was Kelly Nash. She used to be a doctor of Psychology. She used to be a cancer survivor, whom Steve Perry first saw, in a video clip by his friend, a movie producer Patty Jenkins. He struck contacts with Kelly, and after a couple of meetings, the deeply fell in love in 2013.

Kelly, at the time,, was in her stage 4 cancer, but despite Perry knowing very well that Kelly had little time to live, he believed that their love would cure cancer. Unfortunately, Kelly died a year later, in December 2014.

Perry has, in the past had a series of relationships, but throughout his career, it is only Kelly that they have gone live with. Nonetheless, he went back to work after the death of Kelly, and he is not married.

The relationship did not bring forth a child. However, rumors have it that Perry has a daughter named Shamela, who is the product of a relationship he had while in his twenties. Today, Shemela is married and has two children who call Steve Perry, the grandfather.

Relationship Statistics

marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Single
When did he get married? (married date): No
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Steve Perry Gay? No
Spouse/Wife: No

Professional Life and Career

In 1977 Steve made his public debut with the album Journey in San Francisco. His band would soon move to the mainstream with Perry as the lead singers were they released and album called Infinity. This saw an increase in sales. In 1979 Evolution was out, and also it became another huge seller. It features Journey’s, Love, Touching, Squeezing. The band also produced another top-selling album by the name Frontiers, in 1983.

Still, in 1983, the band Journey was involved in an extensive tour to fund their recordings. He also did solo album Street talk this year. It features his first hit song, as a solo artist, called Oh Sherrie. This song was written for his girlfriend, Sherrie Swafford. Steven reunited with his band, in 1996 and produced a reunion album called Trial by Fire. This, too, was a huge success and found its way into the Billboard chart in the third position.

In 2005, Steve did many background vocals. He also did a host of covers with David Pack, the Ambrosia’s lead vocalist.

Awards & Nominations

He has overtime won a couple of awards which some include, DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for Ordinary People in 1980, DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for Rocky in 1976, and the Razzie Award for Worst Picture for The Adventures of Ford Fairlane in1990.

Steve Perry Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Steve Perry Net Worth
Steve Perry Net Worth

As of October 2020, Perry is estimated to have a net worth of about $50 million. Most of his wealth is thought to have been made during the old golden days when he was with the Journey. They made huge chunks of money selling records as well as from the tours.

Steve also admits of spending less and saving and investing more. He is heard saying that he used a car per time and lives just a moderate life. He also receives revenue as music royalties.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

To date, there are not controversial news recorded about this celebrity

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Perry is very active on social media platforms such as Facebook, with up to 55.5k followers, 49.9K on Instagram, and 28K on Twitter and 105K subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Steven Perry’s net worth is no surprise because, unlike most artists, he has hit not once but twice. His hard work and simple lifestyle also ensure that he does not spend too much, thus retaining a bigger chunk of his wealth investing.

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