Johnny Clegg Biography, Wiki, Age, Net worth, Wife and Son


This is all about Johnny Clegg’s biography who is best known for being a South African musician. He is popular for his great deeds as an Anthropologist. During his professional career, the musician has performed with bands like Juluka and Savuka. The musician has now been named as one of the legend names in the South African music industry. He is most appreciated for his amazing mixing quality of Zulu with English lyrics and presenting songs in western music styles. According to Johnny Clegg biography, he was born on 7 June 1953, which makes his present age be 65 as of now. Let’s explore in detail about Clegg’s wiki in detail below:

Early Life and Education

Full name Jonathan “Johnny” Clegg was born in 1953 in Bacup, Lancashire. Talking about his parents, his father was English and was born to the Rhodesian mother. His parents separated when Clogg was still an infant and started living with his mother until the age of six in Rhodesia. He has also spent his year of childhood days in Israel and rest in South Africa.

Career and Professional Life

Clegg pursued his music career at an early age while he met Sipho Mchunu and started performing music together. Mchunu was a Zulu migrant worker and together they named their partnership as “Juluka”. He also pursued his academic career by contributing his crucial four years to the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Natal as a lecturer. He was also keen on studying Anthropology which he studied during his early music career.

Most of his songs were influenced by Zulu culture, humor, personal anecdotes and commentary which used to make his songs more innovative and unique. The partnership Juluka band was so popular because it was performed by the partnership of one white and one black artist. Together, they had performed in Europe, the United States and many other western countries. The musician has also presented his experts in solo performances. From his successful career, the musician has been rewarded numerous prestigious awards and titles including Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (Knight of Arts and Letters) in 1991 and Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2015.

Personal Life

In 1988, Johnny Clegg married his wife Jenny Clegg. Since then, they have lived a happy romantic wedded life. From their conjugal life, the couple is blessed with a son named Jesse Clegg. Jesse is a popular South African singer-songwriter and a renowned recording artist. Clegg and his wife must be proud of their son who has already been nominated for three South African Music Awards.

Body Measurements


The exact body measurements facts of Johnny Clegg is not available. However, he looks enough height and perhaps is maintaining his weight through a regular workout and diet plans.


Salary and Net worth

According to some online source, Johnny Clegg has an estimated net worth of USD 5 million. May not be reliable but some of the wiki sites have named the musician to be one of the highest paid singers in the world. He has amassed such a jaw-dropping net worth sufficient to make his life live in luxury.

Wiki and Facts

In 2015, the South African artist Clegg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which is in the stage of recovery. One can explore his biography on Wikipedia as well. Join him on Twitter @johnnycleggreal in order to be updated with his latest tweets and updates.

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