Willie Gary Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Parents, Siblings, Children, Awards, Wikipedia, Pictures

May 28, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Willie Gary is a renowned American attorney, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who has significantly impacted the legal profession and beyond.

Gary has established himself as a formidable lawyer, taking on high-profile cases and achieving remarkable success. 


  • Full name: Willie Edward Gary
  • Nickname: The “Giant Killer”
  • Date of birth: July 12, 1947
  • Age: 77 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Eastman, Georgia, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Attorney, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
  • Height: N/A
  • Parents: Turner and Mary Gary
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Gloria Gary
  • Children: Tahj Gary, TaJiah Gary, Kenneth Gary, Sekou Gary, Kobe Gary, Ali Gary
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $100 million

Early Life and Education

Willie Gary, now 77, was born on July 12, 1947, in Eastman, Georgia, to sharecropper parents Turner and Mary Gary.

He grew up in migrant farming communities in Georgia, Florida, and the Carolinas, experiencing firsthand the challenges faced by African American families in the rural South. 

Gary’s parents instilled in him a strong work ethic and a desire for education, which led him to attend Shaw University on a football scholarship.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1971 and later attended North Carolina Central University School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 1974.

Personal Life

Gary is married to Gloria Gary, and they have six children together: Tahj, TaJiah, Kenneth, Sekou, Kobe, and Ali.

His family has been a constant source of support throughout his career, and he has often spoken about the importance of family and community in his life.


Gary opened Martin County’s first Black law firm at 27, beginning his remarkable legal career.

He has taken on numerous high-profile cases, including a $500 million verdict against the Loewen Group in 1995 and a $240 million verdict against Disney in 2000. 

In 2019, he won a $23 billion verdict against R.J. Reynolds, although it was later overturned on appeal. Gary’s legal prowess and dedication to justice have earned him the nickname “The Giant Killer.”


  • Recipient of the 2023 Joseph R. Biden Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award
  • Member of the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the NAACP

Net Worth

Gary’s net worth is estimated to be around $100 million, accumulated through his successful legal career and various entrepreneurial ventures.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @williegary
  • Twitter: @williegary

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