Born in Dawson, Georgia in September 1941. American talent scout, singer-songwriter, record producer, and arranger Otis Redding, also known as The Big ‘O’ had an estimated net worth of $10 million. Dubbed ‘The King of Soul,’Redding is still regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time in American pop music history. At the age of 15 Redding dropped out of school to work with Little Richard’s Upsetters in order to help support his family. In 1958 he joined the Pinetoppers and was offered a contract following an unplanned appearance on a Stax recording session. He has since released 10 studio albums in total, with his very first studio album Pain in My Heart rolled out in 1964. In 1965 Redding released the album Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul, which hit #1 on the US R&B chart, while his 1968 album The Dock of the Bay peaked at #1 on the US R&B chart as well as in the UK. His most successful single was “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” which was released posthumously and peaked at #1 on the US Pop and US R&B charts and hit #3 in the UK. The singer’s other major achievements include Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At the age of 26 Otis Redding died on December 10, 1967 from a plane crash.