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Beyond Ray Charles’ $75M Legacy, Many of His 12 Children Are Following in His Footsteps in 2024

Few entertainers have left behind a legacy like Ray Charles. Often referred to as “The Genius” — a title bestowed upon him by Frank Sinatra (per The Los Angeles Times) — Charles was born in 1930. He overcame seemingly impossible odds, such as blindness due to glaucoma, to become one of the most prolific and influential musicians of all time. Considered by many as the pioneer of modern soul music, Charles has been sampled by everyone from Kanye West (“Gold Digger,” which sampled “I Got A Woman”) to Led Zeppelin (“Your Time Is Gonna Come,” sampling “I Believe to My Soul”). The biopic about his life, Ray , earned Jamie Foxx his first — and to date, his only — Academy Award win. Elsewhere, Rolling Stone has placed the late creative at No. 10 on their Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list. In short, he’s nothing short of a legend. Though his $75 million estate (per Celebrity Net Worth) is quite impressive, it is his continued legacy in his twelve children – born between 1949 and 1987...