Robert Ellis Silberstein Biography
Birthday: January 5, 1946 (Capricorn)
Born In: Elberon, Long Branch, New Jersey
Robert Ellis Silberstein, also referred as “Bob Ellis,” is an American music executive and business tycoon. He is also popular as the ex-husband of famous American singer, actor, and record producer Diana Ross. Belonging to an affluent Jewish family of garment manufacturers from Elberon, New Jersey, Silberstein began his career by teaching at the ‘West Virginia University,’ from where he also graduated. He quit his teaching job after an altercation with his superior and eventually stepped into the world of entertainment as a music executive. During the 1970s, he worked as a music manager of several personalities of the entertainment world. He was also the manager of Diana Ross, whom he later married. They remained married from 1971 to 1977. Robert has also managed English rock musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and artist Ronnie Wood of ‘The Rolling Stones’ fame, American musician Billy Preston, and the American funk band ‘Rufus.’ While managing ‘Rufus,’ Silberstein discovered and managed American musician, singer, and songwriter Chaka Khan. He has two biological daughters with Diana, namely, Tracee Ellis Ross and Chudney Ross. He has also raised his former stepdaughter and Diana’s eldest daughter, Rhonda Ross Kendrick.