Vernon Winfrey has made his own identity, even though being a celebrity father. He has gained enormous fame as a barber in the East Nashville area. He started his career as a barber in 1964. Before that, Vernon went through major of his career switchbacks.
From being an Army to a barber, he conquered every obstacle in his life. Here is everything you want to know about Vernon’s age, barbershop, and personal life details.
Who is Vernon Winfrey? Wikipedia
Vernon is an American actor, but people recognize him as the father of a talk show host, Oprah Winfrey. He has been able to get featured on several websites that have published his biography, but he has no Wikipedia of his own. Besides being a celebrity father, many people know him for his role in Charlie’s War (2003).
Vernon Winfrey Age and Bio
Oprah Winfrey’s father, Vernon, is 87 years old now, as he was born on August 21, 1933. He was born to parents Elmore and Beatrice Winfrey in Western Mississippi. Hence, he holds an American Nationality.
Coming from an underprivileged family, Vernon has gone through many hardships in his life. From being a coal miner to purchasing a barbershop, he has amazingly faced each of the challenges stood by him.
Vernon Winfrey Barber Shop
Vernon has owned Winfrey’s Barbershop in east Nashville since 1965. Sources reveal that Vernon is the most famous barber in the block, and even a street in East Nashville is named after him in his honor. People who visit him for a haircut describe him as a well-spoken man with a gray goatee and blue eyes.
Furthermore, he operated the historic Winfrey Beauty Shop prior to owning Winfrey’s Barbershop in East Nashville.
According to its Facebook page, the shop opens from 9 am to 6 pm from Tuesday to Saturday and is located at 1001 Lischey Avenue.
Vernon Winfrey Net Worth
The actor and barber Vernon Winfrey has an impressive net worth of $8 million. No wonder he has accumulated this substantial amount from his Barber Shop and also from being a celebrity father.
Furthermore, he had also been in a position of a city councilman when he was in Armed Forces.
Vernon Winfrey Wife and Kids
Vernon was not officially married to Oprah’s mother, Vernita Lee. We just know that she was a single mother and a housemaid when she gave birth to Oprah in 1954. Oprah spent her early childhood with her maternal family and lived with her father, Vernon when she was about eight years old.
Later, Vernon married Zelma Winfrey and lived a blissful married life with her until her death. The couple spent thirty-nine years as a husband and wife. Oprah stayed with her father and stepmother that welcomed her whole-heatedly and supported her to be the person she is today. Zelma and Vernon also raised an adopted child named Thomas Walker, who is now a Lieutenant.
Years after the death of his first wife, Vernon married his second wife, Barbara Winfrey, but unfortunately, they divorced in 2013.
Is Vernon Winfrey Still Alive?
Well, the quick answer to this question is YES. Vernon is still alive and doing great, even at the age of 87.
He still runs his highly-on-demand barbershop in Nashville with some licensed master barbers.
Vernon Winfrey Daughter Oprah Winfrey
Vernon always considers himself to be a proud father of a famous name Oprah Winfrey. Her fame has somehow put some spotlight on Vernon’s life as well. He describes his daughter Oprah as a self-made African-American billionaire, although she grew up in an underprivileged family.
She is extremely famous for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. The show ran for 25 years, from 2986 to 2011, and was the highest-rated TV program in history. Besides hosting a talk show, people also recognize her as an actress with 22 filmography credits. She also co-authored five books till now.
Furthermore, she opened up about being sexually molested while she was in her early teens and became pregnant at 14. She even gave birth to her son, who was born prematurely and died in infancy.
Oprah was also listed as the wealthiest African American of the 20th century and widely known as the most incredible Black Philanthropist in American history.