Robert Ellis Silberstein - Updated Jul 2024

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Robert Ellis Silberstein

Robert Ellis Silberstein is an American music executive and businessman. Robert Ellis Silberstein is also known as the ex-husband of a famous American singer, actor, and record producer, Diana Ross.

Early Life

Robert Ellis Silberstein was born on 5th January 1946. He is also known as “Bob Ellis”. His age is 76 years old and his zodiac sign is Capricorn. He was born into a wealthy family of Jewish garment manufacturers in Elberon, New Jersey, USA. Sadly, not much is known about his parents or his childhood.

Moreover, this personality graduated from West Virginia University and tried teaching at the university. However, Robert left the job after a few years, following an argument with his boss. Then, he relocated to California.

Robert Ellis Silberstein

Caption: Robert Ellis Silberstein clicking a photo. Source: Instagram


In the 1970s, Robert was a busy music manager. He managed Diana Ross; the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood; Billy Preston; and Chaka Khan, whom he discovered while managing Rufus. Similarly, during his career, he managed many musicians, including Rufus, the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, Meat Loaf, and Status Quo.

This personality rose to fame after he married American singer, actor, and record producer Diana Ross. She was the lead singer of the American all-female group ‘The Supremes’ which emerged as the most successful act of ‘Motown’ during the 1960s. Moreover, the vocal group is regarded as the best charting girl group in the history of the US.

Robert Ellis Silberstein

Caption: Robert Ellis Silberstein and his daughter Tracee. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

Robert was married to Diana Ross from the year 1971 to 1977. The two share two biological daughters, Tracee Ellis Ross and Chudney Ross. Also, he is extremely close with his former stepdaughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick. Rhonda’s biological father is Motown founder Berry Gordy. She was born a few months after his marriage to her mother began; Robert knowingly raised her as his own, and they remain close today.

He and Diana divorced on March 9, 1977. But, they continued their friendship for their children’s sake. Robert also has two stepsons, namely, Ross Arne and Evan Olav, from Diana’s second marriage to Norwegian businessman Arne Næss Jr. As per reports, he is not known to have dated anyone after his divorce from Diana.

Robert Ellis Silberstein

Caption: Robert Ellis Silberstein’s selfie with his daughters. Source: Instagram

Robert Ellis Silberstein – Body Measurements 2022

Robert Ellis Silberstein looks good at height and is 5 feet 9 inches tall. Similarly, he weights 74 kilos. Moreover, his hair is grey in color and his eyes are dark brown. No more details regarding Robert are revealed.

Social Media

Robert is active on Instagram. He goes under the username ‘@bobellis333’. There, he has gained over 37.6K followers.

Robert Ellis Silberstein – Net Worth 2022

This personality has had a fruitful career. Therefore, Robert has made an estimated net worth of around $50 million.