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Beyond Ray Charles' $75M Legacy, His 12 Children Are Following In His Footsteps As Well As Paths Of Their Own

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