How old is jack white

From "Schöne Maid" to "Looking for Freedom" Germany's hit king Jack White turns 80!

His story is something like the German version of the "Vom Tellerwäscher zum Millionär" story. His office on Berlin's Kurfürstendamm is with Golden records papered, so to speak. The "Hit king" not only successful hits like "A new love is like a new life" written, but also international hits like "Self Control" or "When the Rain Begins to Fall".

The list of stars White has worked for reads like the "Who's Who" of the hit world: Tony Marshall, Hansi Hinterseer, Roberto Blanco, Vicky Leandros, Laura Branigan, Paul Anka, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tony Christie, David Hasselhoff and many other. He has sold a billion records and written over 1,000 songs himself.

German version: "From dishwasher to millionaire"

Horst Nussbaum (real name) was born in Cologne in 1940. His father leaves the family, Horst supports his mother, delivers rolls and newspapers. He trained as a foreign trade clerk and started a career as a footballer, which led him to the Dutch first division club PSV Eindhoven.

But his real passion is music. A first single "A few tears" In 1967 fourteen more attempts followed, but without success. However, this comes after he changes sides and 1969 with Roberto Blanco and the song "So today, so tomorrow" the German Schlager Festival wins. In 1974 Jack White composed the World Cup hit for German footballers "Football is our life". At the end of the 70s he ended up with "And I love you both", sung by Andrea Juergens, one of his greatest hits.

In the 80s, Jack White commuted between Germany and Los Angeles. But then homesickness and White come back. Life between hits, stars and the studio is stressful, private life suffers. Three marriages fail. Jack White has a total of five children from these past marriages. The musician is now in his fourth marriage to Rafaella, who is 44 years his junior, and in 2019, when he was 78 years old, he became a father again. He left the music business years ago. Now he spends a lot of time with his son Max.

It's my first time with a child and I'm enjoying fatherhood. Nobody can imagine how happy I am with our Max.

Jack WhiteGerman Press Agency