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Brian McKnight Net Worth, Age, Height, Personal Life, and More!

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Brian McKnight is an American artist and lyricist. Aside from Brian’s work in music, he has been creating more viewpoints. Claude McKnight III, the band “Take 6,” signed a contract with Warner Brothers in 1990, is Brian’s more seasoned sibling. He was inspired by his brother’s music and began work in his music. Brian performed for the first time in a church that people appreciated. Besides, he started his career in acting. As of February 2022, the musician Brian McKnight Net worth is calculated at around 15 Million dollars.

Quick Facts

Real Name: Brian Kelly McKnight

Date of Birth: June 5, 1969

Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York

Age: 53 years old (as of 2022)

Nationality: American

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Height: 1.92 m, 6’4″ in, 193 cm

Weight: 95 kg, 209 pounds

Spouse: Leilani Malia Mendoza(m. 2017), Julie

McKnight(m. 1990-2003)

Children: Niko McKnight, Brian McKnight Jr., Briana

McKnight, Clyde McKnight

Instagram: @brianmcknight23

Twitter: @ItsBMcKnight

Early Life

The American singer Brian McKnight was born on June 5, 1969, in Buffalo, in New York. His parents are Claude McKnight and Ruth Elaine Willis. Due to the association with the church and being a little one, he became a person of a gospel group of four. He studied at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. Once, he was suspended for disrupting regulations about dormitory visits, and his girlfriend was also expelled from college.

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Brian signed his first contract with Mercury Records when he was 19, and because of his efforts, the album was broadcasted in 1992. He started acting from a Broadway show, “Chicago,” where he hosted his public radio broadcast KTWV. He also hosted a late-night television show. In 2009, he decided to fund-raise for Youth Ville USA during his debut in “Celebrity Apprentice.” 

Recently, he has been running a site, “Funny or Die.” One of his songs, “If You’re Ready to Learn,” disturbed many spiritual fans. Later on, McKnight tried to satisfy them by answering: “Religion was man-made.” He brought the music video down from YouTube. He was nominated as Favorite Soul by an American Music Award in 1999 for his outstanding performance in “Anytime.” His album “Superhero” was a masterpiece, and NAACP Image Awards nominated him as Best Male Artist.

Personal Life

He and his school girlfriend Julie tied knots in 1990. They had four kids. They separated in 2003. However, McKnight moved on and started dating Dr. Leilani Malia Mendoza. They got married in late 2017.

Brian McKnight’s Net Worth

The American star Brian has a total net worth of around $15 million. He made his fortune through her career as an artist, musician, record maker, entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, radio, and arranger.


  • Brian has won 16 German Awards, including “Love Is” in 1994, “Stay or Let It Go” in 2001, “All the Way” in 2003, and “What We Do Here” in 2005, and many more.
  • Brian also won an award for Best R&B by Soul Train Music Awards for the same album.
  • In 2000, MTV Video Music Awards nominated him for Best R&B Video for his album “Back at One.” NAACP Image Awards also gave him an award for an album.

Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight

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