Danny Jones Penniman biography, Age, Net Worth, Wife

Danny Jones Penniman

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Danny Jones Penniman is an American rapper, songwriter, and musician best known as the adopted son of the late singer, Little Richard.

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Danny Jones Penniman was born in 1959 in the United State of America. He is the adopted son of Richard Wayne Penniman and Ernestine Campbell. His father, Richard Wayne Penniman, better known, as Little Richard was the founding father of rock and roll.

Danny’s adopted father, however, passed away as a result of cancer. Danny Jones Penniman was adopted at the age of one after the death of his biological mother. His mother was a church associate.

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No information regarding Danny Jones Penniman’s exact date of birth, childhood, early life as well as the educational background is available to the public.

American Rock musician Little Richard (born Richard Penniman, 1932 – 2020)

Danny Jones Penniman Net Worth: Danny Jones Penniman’s net worth is unknown. However, it is assumed that he has a share of his father’s estimated net worth of $40 million.


Around 1956, Danny Jones Penniman became involved with Audrey Robinson, a sixteen-year-old college student, originally from Savannah, Georgia. Penniman and Robinson quickly got acquainted despite Robinson not being a fan of rock and roll music. Penniman claimed in his 1984 autobiography that he invited other men to have sexual encounters with her in groups and claimed to have once invited Buddy Holly to have sex with her; Robinson denied those claims. Penniman proposed marriage to Robinson but she refused. Robinson later became known under the name Lee Angel and became a stripper and socialite. Penniman reconnected with Robinson in the 1960s, though she left him again after his drug abuse worsened. Robinson was interviewed for Penniman’s 1985 documentary on The South Bank Show and denied Richard’s claims as they went back and forth. According to Robinson, Penniman would use her to buy food in white-only fast food stores as he could not enter any due to the color of his skin.

Danny Jones Penniman met his only wife, Ernestine Harvin, at an evangelical rally in October 1957. They began dating that year and wed on July 12, 1959, in California. According to Harvin, she and Richard initially enjoyed a happy marriage with “normal” sexual relations. When the marriage ended in divorce in 1964, Harvin claimed it was due to her husband’s celebrity status, which had made life difficult for her. Richard would claim the marriage fell apart due to his being a neglectful husband and his sexuality. Both Robinson and Harvin denied Richard’s claims that he was gay and Richard believed they did not know it because he was “such a pumper in those days.” During the marriage, Richard and Harvin adopted a one-year-old boy, Danny Jones, from a late church associate. Danny Jones Penniman and his son remained close, with Jones often acting as one of his bodyguards. Ernestine later married Mcdonald Campbell in Santa Barbara, California, on March 23, 1975.