Neil Leslie Diamond

Neil Leslie Diamond - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Neil Leslie Diamond is a famous American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor. Neil Leslie Diamond has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

Early Life

Neil Leslie Diamond was born on 24th January 1941. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA, in a Jewish family. This person is 81 years old as of 2022 and his birth sign is Aquarius. His parents were Rose (mother) and Akeeba “Kieve” Diamond (father).

Likewise, he attended Erasmus Hall High School. Similarly, he later attended Abraham Lincoln High School. Further, this personality landed a fencing scholarship to New York University and became a pre-med student, though he continued to pursue his interest in music.

In the early 1960s, he released his 1st single, “What Will I Do,” which he recorded with Jack Packer. And, they released the song under the name “Neil & Jack.”

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Caption: Neil Leslie Diamond’s old picture. Source:

Social Media

His Instagram account ‘@neildiamond’ has earned over 90.4K followers. He has gained over 844.8K followers on his Twitter account. Similarly, his Facebook page has gathered over 2 million. And, his YouTube channel has earned more than 190K subscribers.

Neil Leslie Diamond – Relationship Status

This personality has been married 3 times. In the year 1963, he married his high-school sweetheart, Jaye Posner. They together had two daughters, Marjorie and Elyn.

However, the couple divorced in 1969. He married Marcia Murphey on December 5, 1969. Together, they had two sons, Jesse and Micah. However, their relationship lasted 25 years and ended.

Similarly, on September 7, 2011, in a message on Twitter, he announced his engagement to the 41-year-old Katie McNeil. And, in April 2012, they married in front of family and close friends in Los Angeles.

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Caption: Neil Leslie Diamond and his wife, Katie McNeil’s picture. Source: Biographypedia

Professional Life and Career

Neil Diamond began writing and singing his songs for demos. However, his first recording contract was billed as “Neil and Jack”. Moreover, this singer wrote “I’m A Believer” for The Monkees, and also performed his pop hits, including “Heartlight” and “Sweet Caroline.”

This singer has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Therefore, he has had ten No.1 singles on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts: “Song Sung Blue”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”.

Some others are “Longfellow Serenade”, “If You Know What I Mean”, “I’ve Been This Way Before”, “Desirée”, “America”, “Yesterday’s Songs”, “Heartlight”, and “Cracklin’ Rosie”.

Further, 38 songs by him have been featured in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts. Also, he played in movies such as The Jazz Singer.

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in the year 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2011.

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Caption: Neil Leslie Diamond while performing on the stage. Source: CBS


Moreover, he also received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2000. Similarly, in 2011, he was an honoree at the Kennedy Center Honors, and he also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2018.

Likewise, in March 2017, the career-spanning anthology Neil Diamond 50 – 50th Anniversary Collection was released. This personality began his final concert tour, the 50th Anniversary World Tour in Fresno, California, in April.

Similarly, in the year 2019, his 1969 signature song “Sweet Caroline” was selected for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry.

Further, on March 7, 2020, despite his retirement due to Parkinson’s disease, he gave a rare performance at the Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. There, he was being honored.

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Caption: Neil Leslie Diamond’s picture. Source:

Neil Leslie Diamond – Body Measurements

This singer is 6 feet or 1.83 m tall. Similarly, he weighs around 79 kilos or 174 pounds. His other body measurements are not revealed publicly yet. However, his eyes are brown and his hair has turned grey as per his age.

Neil Leslie Diamond – Net Worth 2023

This famous personality has an estimated net worth of around $200 million. Neil’s staggering net worth reflects his well-deserved reputation as one of the most successful musicians of all time.