The world of celebrity is vast and there’s a number of people attached to famous ones that we didn’t know had a huge impact on popular culture at large. Ramon Hervey II is one of those people.
Hervey II, 71, is a music executive who’s probably best known as husband of Vanessa Williams. He also had a pretty big impact at Motown Records as a publicist.
Ramon Hervey II early life
Hervey II was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 18, 1950, to Winifred Hervey and her husband Ramon T Hervey. His parents were an interracial couple, and he grew up with two sisters named Christie and Winifred, according to The History Makers.
He went to high school in California and graduated in 1968. Showing some interest in the music industry but never wanting to pursue it as a career, he earned a BA from Whittier College and searched for a job in a different field.
That job ended up being a flight attendant for the now-defunct Pan American Airlines, but eventually he found his way back to music as a publicist for music magazines.
Ramon Hervey II Career
Hervey II worked as a publicist for Starlite Music Artists, Hamlett Marsh Publishers, and then Motown Records until 1977.
While he was at Motown, he worked on campaigns for superstars like Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson. After he left Motown he went to work for Rogers & Cowan as a writer, and was later promoted to director of music and vice president of music and talent.
After that, he joined the Gibson Group until the late ’80s and represented clients like Rick James, Bette Midler, and his now ex-wife Vanessa Williams. He’s widely credited with the revitalization of Little Richard and others like Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Kenny Lattimore.
He’s also had a hand in a number of film and documentary projects, including Free Angela and Hot Flash Havoc.
What is Ramon Hervey II’s net worth?
Hervey II’s net worth is estimated at $800,000. His former wife, Vanessa Williams, has an estimated net worth of $28 million.
Who was Ramon Hervey II married to?
Hervey II is the ex-husband of pop singer and model Vanessa Williams. He was hired as her manager and tasked with providing her with a comeback, and the two fell in love and married in 1987.
Hervey II was 33 when he married the then 23-year-old Williams. They divorced in 1997 and have three children: Jillian, Melanie, and David. According to his Facebook page he’s currently single and lives in New York.