In 1982, Ray got married to Seletha Smith. It’s been more than three decades they have been together as a loving wife and husband but till date there are no any rumors about their divorce. They have two sons named Jeremy Nagin and Jarin Nagin and one daughter named Tianna Nagin. His nationality is American and he has mixed ethnicity.
As a child, Ray was enrolled at St. Augustine High School and O. Perry Walker High School. There he was active in several sports like basketball and baseball. With a baseball scholarship, he joined Tuskegee University with a major in Accounting. He finally earned his Bachelor of Science degree from there in 1978. Later on he took several jobs like Internal Audit Manager, Division Controller jobs with Associates Corporation, controller and manager of Cox New Orleans. In the early 1990s, he got his rise in fame as the host of television call-in show. Despite being a Republican throughout his youth, he came out as a Democrat in with the turn of 21st century and ran in the 2002 New Orleans mayoral election. He won the 29% of the vote in the first round and 59% of the votes in the last round to become the 60th mayor of New Orleans. After he won the election, New Orleans was listed in the comeback kids in the south. He made New Orleans a better place within short period of time but Hurricane Katrina faded away all his popularity. In 2014, he was accused of bribery, fraud and money laundering. After that he was sentenced to prison for ten years. He is now aged 59 years old. His net worth is unknown.