This article tells you everything about Danny Jones Penniman – his age, height, biography, career, education, net worth, and other information related to him. Read the full article if you are interested to know more about him.
Who is Danny Jones Penniman?
Danny Jones Penniman is a well-known American rapper, musician, and songwriter by profession. He is also known for being the son of the popular late American singer and musician Little Richard.
As per the reports, Danny Jones Penniman was born in the year 1958. The reason why we cannot tell you his exact date of birth is that he and his parents were unaware of it. This is because he is the adopted son of Little Richard and his wife.
It is said that Danny was adopted in 1959, and at that time he was just one year old. So as per that we can say that he was born in 1958. Hence, if we calculate his age according to his year of birth, we can say that he is 64 years old as of now.
Although the musician does celebrate his birthday every year, we do not know which date it is. However, if we get to know more about his date of birth, we will let you know about it.
His Birthplace and Nationality
Danny Jones Penniman was reportedly born and brought up in The United States of America. He is an American by nationality and he is of white ethnicity.
Talking about his religion, he follows and practices the religion of Christianity.
His Physical Appearance
Even though Danny is in his 60s now, he is doing well as far as his health is considered. The reason for this is that he always took great care of his body. He knew the importance of good health, especially when one approaches old age. He used to regularly and kept a check on his food when he was young.
Even now, he makes sure to follow healthy habits and look after his physical as well as mental health. He weighs 55 KG now and his height in inches is 5 feet 6 inches. Danny has brown colored curly hair and his eyes are of brown color.
His Educational Qualification
Since Danny Jones Penniman was the son of a famous musician and singer, it is very likely that he received the best education. When Litte Richard adopted him, he loved and took care of him just like he was his own child.
He made sure that Danny receives the best of everything. He attended one of the best and most recognized schools in his hometown and completed his schooling there.
After completing school, he went to university as well to complete his further education. As far as we know, his highest qualification as of now is that of a Graduate. He was good at his studies and performed well both in school and university.
If we get to know more information about his education, we will update the article for you.
The reason why Danny did not opt for the Master’s degree was that he wanted to pay attention to his music career. He had a keen interest in music from his early childhood and he had made up his mind to pursue it.
64 years old as of now
Date of Birth
The United States of America
5 feet 6 inches
As we already told you that Danny Jones Penniman was the adopted son of Little Richard. Little Richard, whose original name is Richard Wayne Penniman. He was one of the most popular musicians and singers of his time.
For seven decades, he remained one of the most influential musicians and he was better described as an Architect of Rock and Roll because of his dynamic music vocals, beats, and music which were actually the foundation of rock and roll. Hence he was given such a nickname to showcase his significance in the rock and roll genre of music.
Not only for the rock and roll genre, but his music also helped from other genres of music, such as the soul and funk. He was an inspiration for many singers and musicians, and all his music has an influence until now.
A list of his albums are:
Here’s Little Richard (1957)
Little Richard (1958)
The Fabulous Little Richard (1958)
Pray Along with Little Richard (1960)
Pray Along with Little Richard (Vol 2) (1960)
The King of the Gospel Singers (1962)
Little Richard Is Back (And There’s A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On!) (1964)
Little Richard’s Greatest Hits (1965)
The Incredible Little Richard Sings His Greatest Hits – Live! (1967, live)
The Wild and Frantic Little Richard (1967, compilation)
The Explosive Little Richard (1967)
Little Richard’s Greatest Hits: Recorded Live! (1967, live)
The Rill Thing (1970)
Mr. Big (1971, compilation)
The King of Rock and Roll (1971)
Friends from the Beginning – Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix (1972, compilation)
The Second Coming (1972)
Right Now! (1974)
Talkin’ ’bout Soul (1974, compilation)
Little Richard Live (1976, studio re-recreations of Specialty tracks)
God’s Beautiful City (1979)
Lifetime Friend (1986)
Shake It All About (1992)
Little Richard Meets Masayoshi Takanaka (1992)
Southern Child (2005, recorded in 1972
Filmography of his Father ‘Little Richard’
The Girl Can’t Help It
Don’t Knock the Rock
Mister Rock and Roll
Little Richard: Live at the Toronto Peace Festiva
The London Rock & Roll Show
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll TV Documentary
Goddess of Love Made For TV Movie
Purple People Eater
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures
Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme
Blossom – S1E5
Columbo – S10E3 “Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star”
The Naked Truth
Sunset Heat (aka Midnight Heat)
James Brown: The Man, The Message, The Music TV Documentary
Richard used to say that even though his voice is not the same, music is still left in him and he will continue performing till the time he is alive. He was 87 years old when he died, his son and family were present with him during the last days of his life.
His death saddened his fans and it was a big loss for the music industry as he was an inspiration for many musicians and singers. Fans paid a tribute to him on his death.
Other popular musicians also expressed their grief and paid a tribute to the legendary singer.
Danny’s mother’s name is Ernestine Penniman. As per the reports, his father and mother met at an official party. Ernestine was a secretary by profession from Washington D.C.
They interacted at the party and exchanged contacts. After this, they started to meet more often and eventually fell in love with each other.
They dated for a while after which the couple decide to get married to each other on the 11th of July 1959. But their marriage was short-lived. The couple divorced each other in 1961.
The reason for the same is stated to be the misbehavior of Richard toward his wife. However, there has been no official confirmation about the same from either of side.
They did not have any children. It was in the first year of their marriage that the couple adopted Danny Jones Penniman.
Danny’s mother got married again in 1975. However, there is not much information available about her husband of her.
He was more connected to his father and his father looked after him. After his parent’s divorce, he hardly had any contact with his mother. His mother died in 2000.
Danny does not have any siblings or step-siblings. He was the only child of Little Richard.
Danny Jones Penniman was passionate about his music ever since his childhood. As per sources, his father used to train him in music. So, he was already clear with this that he will pursue music as his career.
He wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and passionately follow the music. So after he was done with his Graduation, he started his career as a singer and musician. He has written and sung a lot of songs, and also performs on stage.
However, until now, Danny has not yet released any of his songs or albums publicly. He generally likes to perform on stage and has yet no intention of releasing any albums for the general public. Music is something that he really adores and respects, and he has no hunger for fame or success. He believes in going with the flow.
Let’s wait if he does so in the future. We are sure many people would be excited to listen to his songs and albums.
His Marriage and Kids
Although Danny’s father is a well-known personality all around the world, he is someone who does not like public or media attention much. This is the reason much of his personal information is not available.
In fact, much of the information we were able to gather about him was because of the popularity of his father. Otherwise, he lives such a low-key life that it is not possible to collect information about him.
Therefore, we cannot tell you about Danny’s love life. We have no idea if he is married to someone or not. We also have no idea if he is dating someone or not.
Similarly, we also have no idea if he has any children or not. Although the media did try a lot to find information about his personal life from different sources, the efforts were in vain.
Is he on any of the Social Media Platforms?
The answer to this question is No. We tried to find his profile on many social media platforms. However, we were unable to find his official account. Some of the accounts we found of him were either fake or fan-made accounts.
Hence, we cannot provide you with information about his social media profiles.
Instagram Profile: Not Known
Facebook Profile: Not Known
Twitter Profile: Not Known
TikTok Account: Not Known
What is his Net Worth?
Danny James Penniman is the son of a famous celebrity. His father was one of the richest and most popular musicians of his time. According to reports, the net worth of Little Richard is estimated to be approximately $50 million.
He too has worked hard in his life and is doing well in life. Considering his career and assets, it can be estimated that his net worth as of 2022 is approximately $3 million.
So this was all about Danny Jones Penniman, the son of Little Richard. Despite being the son of such a great and popular star, he is spending his life with all the privacy and in a low-key manner.
However, it is his choice to live his life on his own terms and in any way he can. We hope you liked this article about him.