Chubby Checker Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ernest Evans net worth is
$4 Million

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Ernest Evans Wiki Biography

Ernest Evans was born on the 3rd October 1941, in Spring Gully, South Carolina USA, and is a singer of rock’ n’ roll. He is famous mainly for having been the figurehead of the twist in 1960 – 1962, which he popularized as a dance and musical style and which earned him at the time the nickname Mr. Twist. Checker has been active in the entertainment industry since 1959.

How much is the net worth of Chubby Checker? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $4 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Music is the main source of Checker’s net worth.

Chubby Checker Net Worth $4 Million

To begin with, he grew up in Philadelphia with his parents and two brothers. From an early age he learned to play the piano, then the drums, and imitated various singers. He was educated at South Philadelphia High School.

Concerning his professional career, Chubby founded his first music band at the age of eleven; he was discovered on the market when he sold chickens and casually sang his songs. In 1959, he signed a record deal with the label Cameo-Parkway and got the stage name Chubby Checker (chubby = plump). His first single “The Class” (1959) was a minor hit, but later he converted the B-side of a single by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters entitled “The Twist”, and the song became a big hit in 1960. Subsequently, his recording rose to number one and stayed there for three months in the charts. The following year, Checker continued his winning streak with “Pony Time” (1961) (written by Don Covay and John Berry) and “Let’s Twist Again” (1961). “Slow Twistin’” (1962), “Limbo Rock” (1962) and “Popeye the Hitchhiker” (1992) also made him one of the most successful artists in 1962, and significantly boosted his net worth.

Until 1966, he had placed more than 30 titles in the charts, but then it went downhill. With the start of the Beatles era his merry dance music was no longer in demand, and even a half-hearted style change into folkie tones brought no improvement. After engagements in smaller nightclubs he was put back under contract by the MCA in 1982, and brought out the moderately successful LP “The Change Has Come out”. His biggest hit “The Twist” scored international success in a revision by the Fat Boys in the late 1980s. Chubby even toured the pubs and sports halls of the USA.

At the end of the 1990s, he founded his own company, which sold snack items such as candy bars, popcorn, steaks and hot dogs. In 2007, he was presented after a long time in the charts when he reached number one on the dance sales charts in the USA with the hit “Knock Down the Walls”. To conclude, all the above mentioned singles and albums have increased the total size of Chubby Checker’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the musician, Checker has been married to Catharina Lodders – 1962’s Miss World – since 1964. They have three children and live in Philadelphia.



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Full Name Chubby Checker
Net Worth $4 Million
Date Of Birth October 3, 1941
Place Of Birth Spring Gulley, South Carolina, USA
Profession Singer, Musician, Composer, Twist Dance Style, Limbo Rock populariser
Education South Philadelphia High School
Nationality American
Spouse Catharina Lodders (m. 1964)
Children Mistie Bass, Bianca Evans, Ilka Evans, Shan Egan, The Twist, Limbo Rock, Let’s Twist Again, Thackerville, OK, United States, New Braunfels, TX, United States, Longview, TX, United States
Parents Eartle Evans, Raymond Evans, The Twist, Limbo Rock, Let’s Twist Again, Thackerville, OK, United States, New Braunfels, TX, United States, Longview, TX, United States
Siblings Tracy Evans
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OfficialChubbyChecker
Twitter https://twitter.com/chubby_checker
MySpace https://myspace.com/chubbychecker
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0154830
Awards Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award (2013, Artists Music Guild), The Honor of 2013 AMG Heritage Awards
Record Labels Cameo-Parkway
Albums “The Twist”, “The Change Has Come out” (1982), Greatest Hits -15 Original Hits (1959), Chubby Checker’s Biggest Hits (1961), Let’s Twist Again, Chubby’s Folk Album,18 Golden Hits, “A: Let’s Twist Again, B: Twist With Chubby Checker” (1975), All The Best – Knock Down The Walls (2008)
Movies Don’t Knock the Twist, Twist Around the Clock, Thackerville, OK, United States, New Braunfels, TX, United States, Longview, TX, United States
# Trademark
1 Popularized the Twist; a dance craze that swept the world in the early 1960s.
# Quote
1 [To Bill Takacs (an IMDb biography writer), who in 1979 met him on a flight to New York from Johannesburg, South Africa (he had been performing in nearby Swaziland) and who addressed him as Mr. Evans (his real name)] “Don’t call me Mr. Evans; only my minister can call me that.”
# Fact
1 He is one of the eight surviving people mentioned by name in the 1989 Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. The other seven are Doris Day, Queen Elizabeth II, Brigitte Bardot, Fidel Castro, Bob Dylan, John Glenn and Bernard Goetz.
2 In 1962 the New York City Catholic Archdiocese forbade students in its schools to dance to Checker’s “The Twist”, saying that it was “un-Christian”.
3 On June 7th 1963. he headlined the only R n R concert given at NYCs Polo Grounds (1890-1963). The concert was followed, that evening, by a game between The New York Mets and The St. Louis Cardinals (The Mets won 3-2).
4 Attended Southern High School in Philadelphia, PA, where one of his classmates was Larry Chance, later to become lead singer of the rock group Larry Chance & The Earls.
5 Had first charted hit with “The Class” (1959). which is noted for his impersonations of Fabián Forte and Fats Domino.
6 According to his guardian, in 1962 he earned approximately $200,000.
7 His daughter, Mistie Williams, plays basketball at Duke University.
8 Rumor always had it that he was a chicken-plucker in Philadelphia before he made it big with “The Twist”.
9 His name, “Chubby Checker”, is a play on the name of another famous singer of his era, Fats Domino. The name was suggested by the wife of New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) host Dick Clark.
10 His wife, Catherina, was the 1962 Miss World from Holland.

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