American singer, songwriter and musician Michael W. Smith is also a composer. He is best known for his 1991 released hit song “Place in This World”, which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Michael W Smith is worth approximately $14 million, as of 2023.
|Full Name||Michael Whitaker Smith|
|Your Birth Date||October 7, 1957|
|Place of Birth||Kenova, West Virginia, U. S.|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, and Musician|
|Wife||Debbie Kay Davis|
|Net Worth||$14 million|
Michael W. Smith was born in Kenova West Virginia on October 7, 1957. His parents were Paul and Barbara Smith. His father worked at the Ashland Oil Refinery and his mother was a caterer. At Belmont Church, Nashville, he discovered a love for music as a child.
Smith was a singer in the church choir. He also learned how to play the piano. Smith became a Christian at the age of 10. As he got older, he felt isolated and lonely because most of his Christian older friends started to study in college.
Michael studied at Marshall University but left after only one semester. He played in various bands in West Virginia and then moved to Nashville to pursue a career in the music industry.
Michael W Smith Net Worth & Career
To support himself, he began working as a landscaper in Nashville in 1978 when he arrived. He pursued his musical dream during that time by joining several local bands. He was appointed as the keyboardist for Higher Ground Christian Music Group in 1979.
Smith joined Meadowgreen Music in 1981. There, he wrote gospel songs for many artists, including Amy Grant, Sandi Patty, Amy Grant and Bill Gaither. He went on to record his first album as a solo artist titled “The Michael W. Smith Project” in 1983, which later received a nomination at Grammy Awards.
In 1984, he released his second album “Michael W. Smith 2”, and within two years in 1986, he came up with his third album “The Big Picture”. Smith received mainstream success after he released his sixth album “Go West Young Man” in 1990. The album includes the mainstream crossover hit song titled “Place in This World”.
On September 11, 2001, he dropped his first all-worship music album titled “Worship”. Soon after a year, he released a sequel of the album titled “Worship Again” in 2002. Both albums were recorded live at a concert. He also wrote the song There She Stands for the sequel album. It was inspired by the September 11 attacks.
On October 7, 2003, he released his second greatest compilation album “The Second Decade (1993-2003).” Smith is still working on his music projects. He has most recently released a sneak peek of his new inspiring track “Heart of Worship”. The track is from his new album “Worship Forever.”
Michael W Smith Personal life
Michael W. Smith is a married man who tied the knot with Deborah “Debbie” Kay Davis in 1958. He has five children with Debbie: Ryan, Whitney and Tyler. Anna, Anna, Emily, and Tyler are his siblings. Smith served as the New River Fellowship Church’s pastor from 2006 to 2008. Michael and Deborah remain active members of this church.
Michael W Smith Net Worth
As of 2023, Michael W. Smith’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $14 million. His music career has allowed him to amass a huge fortune. Smith has also published more than a dozen books.
Michael W Smith