John Russell Houston

John Russell Houston served in the Army and afterwards worked in the entertainment industry. He is most known for being the ex-husband of late singer Cissy Houston and the father of late singer and actress Whitney Houston.

What is the Net Worth of John Russell Houston ?

Cissy Houston, his ex-wife, has a net worth of $7 million dollars. Her long career as a singer allows her to make so much money. Throughout her career, she has published a number of albums and singles. At the time of her death, his daughter Whitney had a negative net worth. When she died, she had a $20 million debt to her record label, Sony. In her lifetime, she had sold 200 million albums. She is one of the most successful musicians of all time. In her lifetime, she recorded seven studio albums. They’re listed below.

Year  Album
1985 Whitney Houston
1987 Whitney
1990 I’m Your Baby Tonight
1998 My Love Is Your Love
2002 Just Whitney
2009 I Look To You

John Russell Houston  Children And Married Life

John Russell Houston former wife Cissy Houston and their children Whitney Houston and Michael Houston. Source: New York Times
John Russell Houston former wife Cissy Houston and their children Whitney Houston and Michael Houston. (Source: New York Times)

He was married three times throughout his life. His first wife’s name isn’t listed on any wiki sites. Cissy Houston was his wife when he wedded her in 1959. They were the parents of two children, a son and a girl. Michael Houston is his son, and he is a singer. Their marriage was going well, but they decided to divorce after more than three decades together. In 1990, they divorced. Following that, he married Barbara Peggy Houston. The couple remained together till John’s final breath. Alana Houston was their only child together. He had one more son, Elsie Hamilton, with whom he had a relationship. John Russell Houston III is his name.

Cissy Houston, John Russell Houston ex-wife

John Russell Houston's former wife, Cissy Houston with her daughter Whitney Houston. Source: Pinterest
John Russell Houston’s former wife, Cissy Houston with her daughter Whitney Houston. (Source: Pinterest)

Cissy Houston, whose real name is Emily Drinkard, is most known for singing backup for celebrities like Roy Hamilton, Aretha Franklin, and others. Her work has earned her two Grammy Awards. She was born in the United States on September 30, 1933, in Newark, New Jersey. Late Nitcholas and Delia Mae Drinkard are her parents. She was raised in a family of seven siblings. She began her singing career in 1938 with a group of her older siblings. She is a multi-talented artist as well as one of the most successful. In 1955, she married Freddie Garland for the first time. They had a child together. Their marriage was only two years long. She is currently 86 years old and suffering from dementia.

Daughter, Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s full name is Whitney Houston. Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey, on August 9, 1963. From her mother’s side, she has an older brother named Michael Houston and a half-brother named Gary Garland, who is a well-known formal professional basketball player. When she was younger, her mother taught her how to sing. She began singing in the choir of The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark when she was eleven years old. ‘I Will Always Love You’ is her most famous song. In 1992, she married singer Bobby Brown. They had only one child together. In 2007, they divorced. On February 11, 2012, she was discovered unconscious in her hotel room, drowned in the bathtub. At 3:55 p.m. on that day, she was pronounced dead. The cause of death was not immediately determined, but later in the report, it was determined that the cause of death was drowning, as well as the effects of heart disease and cocaine usage.


He died on February 2, 2003, in Fort Lee, Bergen County, New Jersey, at the age of 82. He had been suffering diabetes and heart problems for a long time, and his health had been deteriorating. He was laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, New Jersey.

Facts of John Russell Houston

Full Name John Russell Houston
First Name John
Middle Name Russell
Last Name Houston
Profession Army serviceman and entertainment executive
Nationality American
Birth City Trenton, Mercer Country, New Jersey
Birth Country United States
Father Name John Russell Houston Sr.
Mother Name Sarah Elizabeth Collins Houston
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Virgo
No Of Children 5
Date of Birth September 13,1920