Patti LaBelle Net Worth, Age, Husband, Kids, Wiki, Bio


Patti LaBelle is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur who rose to fame in the 1960s as the lead singer of the R&B vocal group Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. She has an extensive career spanning over 50 years with hits like “Lady Marmalade” and “New Attitude”. Known for her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence, LaBelle is renowned as the “Godmother of Soul”.

Patti LaBelle in her house


Full NamePatricia Louise Holte-Edwards
Also Known AsPatti LaBelle, The Godmother of Soul
Profession(s)Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Entrepreneur
Date of BirthMay 24, 1944
Age79 years old (As of 2023)
Place of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Zodiac SignGemini
Ancestry & HeritageAfrican-American with French roots

Physical Stats

Height5′ 5″ (165 cm)
Weight73 kg (161 lbs)
Body Measurements38-30-40 in
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Patti LaBelle with Lona Azami

Family & Relationships

ParentsHenry Holte (Father), Bertha Holte (Mother)
SiblingsJacqueline Holte, Barbara Holte, Vivian Holte, Claudette Grant
AffairsMarried and divorced from Armstead Edwards (1969-2003)
ChildrenZuri Kye Edwards (Son)

Education & Early Life

SchoolingPhiladelphia High School for Girls
Higher EducationDropped out of Temple University
Early LifeGrew up in Philadelphia’s housing projects with 3 sisters. Started singing gospel music in church choir.
Early InfluencesMahalia Jackson, Sarah Vaughan


DebutFormed The Bluebelles vocal group in 1960, had early hits like “I Sold My Heart to the Junkman”
Significant WorksSolo hits “Lady Marmalade”, “On My Own”, “New Attitude”; Acted in films like A Soldier’s Story (1984)
Awards & Nominations2 Grammys, American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement (1995), BET Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)
FilmographyAppeared in films like A Soldier’s Story (1984), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
DiscographyReleased over 50 albums including Patti LaBelle (1977), Winner in You (1986), Flame (1997)
Voice WorkVoice of Dutchess in Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Music VideosFeatured in Michael Jackson’s “Bad” and Janet Jackson’s “Come Back To Me” videos
Tours & Live ShowsHeadlined solo tours through the 80s, 90s and 2000s. Performed at Obama’s Neighborhood Inaugural Ball (2009).
CollaborationsWorked with artists like Elton John, Luther Vandross, Mary J. Blige, Cindy Lauper, Gloria Estefan
DocumentariesSubject of documentary Patti LaBelle: The Eternal Songstress (2006)
Patti LaBelle with Jimmie Allen

Net Worth & Assets

Net WorthEstimated $50 million
PropertiesHomes in Philadelphia and Los Angeles
Business VenturesLaBelle Cuisine food company, wig line
InvestmentsInvestor in Living Homes startup

Trivia & Miscellaneous

Hobbies & InterestsCooking, Interior Design, Gardening
ControversiesSued by West Point cadets over obscene gestures during performance (2000)
Philanthropy & ActivismWorks with Americares, Elton John AIDS Foundation, STOMP Out Bullying
Public ImageConsidered Billboard’s ultimate crossover diva, praised for vocal prowess and theatrics
Personal ChallengesDiabetes diagnosis in the 90s, loss of fiancé Otis Williams to cancer
Notable InterviewsAppeared on Oprah Winfrey Show (2006), The View (2015)
Publications & BooksAutobiography Don’t Block the Blessings (1996)
Personal AnecdotesMentored by Mahalia Jackson as a teen, lifelong friendship with Elton John
Quotes“It’s not about the cooking it’s about passion”; “Age ain’t nothing but a number”
Patti LaBelle with Toni

Social Media & Online Presence

Instagram Handle@mspattilabelle
Twitter Handle@MsPattiPatti
Facebook HandleOfficialPattiLaBelle
Youtube ChannelThePattiLaBelle

Legacy & Influence

Cultural ReferencesReferenced in TV shows like The Simpsons, RuPaul’s Drag Race
AchievementsFirst African-American woman to appear on Great American Baking Show (2017)
MentorshipInspired and mentored singers like Mary J. Blige and Fantasia Barrino
LegacyMusical icon who helped define R&B and soul, paved way for future divas