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Robert Ellis Silberstein is a renowned man of business. He is famed as a record executive and manager known for managing several musical acts.
Information about his background is insufficient. However, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and soon after tested the waters of being a teacher. He soon became disillusioned and found a way into the music business, managing musicians.
Best Known For
He is probably best known for managing the music icon, Diana Ross and even taking their professional relationship to a personal level. He has also managed other acts such as Status Quo, Billy Preston, Meat Loaf, Rufus and hence, Chaka Khan.
Robert is straight and is known to have been married to Diana Ross for 6 years until 1977. They both met when he decided to manage her in 1970 and they both tied the knots just 2 months after she got pregnant for her then, Motown boss, Berry Gordy.
Robert is born into an affluent family of cloth makers in New Jersey. He has 2 daughters with Ross; actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Chudney Ross. He also legally adopted Ross’s daughter, Rhonda Ross. He is now a grandfather to Raif-Henok Kendrick (Rhonda) and Callaway Lane (Chudney).
Robert is Jewish.
Worth To Know
His split from Diana Ross was not a bitter one and describes their present relationship as a sibling love type. They even live blocks away from each other in Connecticut.
For business purposes, he dropped his last name, Silberstein.