Who is Dolly Parton and what is her net worth 2018? Dolly Parton is an American singer, song writer, record producer, author, business woman, musical instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist. She is the most honored woman performer of all time. She composed more than 3,000 songs and sold more than 100 million albums.
Dolly Parton was born on 19 January 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee, United States. She was born in a poor family and grew up in Locust Ridge. Dolly Parton’s father named Robert was a tobacco farmer. Her mother named Avie Lee was a house wife and a singer too. As there were total 12 children, she was the 4th child born in her family.
She got singing inspiration from her mother. Dolly Parton describes her early days in one of her unveiling songs “Coat of Many colors”. When she was 7 years old, she started playing a homemade guitar. Her career started when she was 8 years old and her uncle gifted her real guitar and she started playing it. She started making her own tunes. She always credits uncle Bill Owens for starting her career in music.
Dolly Parton married Carl Thomas Dean on May 30th 1966. Her husband runs asphalt road-paving business and he was an extremely media shy person. The couple met 2 years before their wedding. They have been happily married for more than 45 years, although they have no children. Dolly Parton admitted that during her long marriage, she never cheated her husband despite of having several crushes.
When she was 10 years old, she started appearing on television and radios. She performed extraordinarily. At 13, she committed her career in music after she met with legend Johnny. She set her foot in the music industry soon after she completed her graduation in 1964. At the age of 18, she moved to Nashville and started songwriting.
With Columbia, Dolly signed as a songwriter and rapidly wrote hits for many singers. During this time, many other artists also recorded her songs, including Kitty Wells and Hank Williams Jr. In 1965 when she signed with monument records, she got her break as a singer. She was originally pitched as a bubblegum pop singer. Dolly Parton early success came throughout duets with Porter Wagoner. Both had several singles that also cracked the top 50.
Until 1971, she didn’t see any solo success. Her first solo single was “Joshua” and it was her first series of hits. In 1980, Dolly has also acted in some movies like “Steel Magnolias”, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, “Unlikely Angel”, “Straight Talk”, “Joyful Noise” and “9 to 5”. Her most remarkable achievement is when she received a nomination for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for the title song in the film “9 to 5”. Dolly Parton also jointly started a film and TV production company called “Sand dollar Productions”.
Dolly’s hidden talent soon moved her to super-stardom. Dolly Parton’s songs have won the hearts of many ages. Her trademark fashion is accepted across the world and her thrilling smile has lightened the lives of millions. Dolly has gained international recognition as a music singer/songwriter, actress, author and philanthropist.
Net Worth of Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton’s net worth sits at $600 million. She started just by writing most of her own music and always put out good records for years. She has made her money not only through music, but also from films, books, clothing and from her own theme park “Dollywood”. Dolly Parton has also earned through the sales of her albums, musical tours and her performances.
Dolly Parton’s business helped to rejuvenate the economy of the area. She also has been involved with many charitable foundations and supports different social causes though her Dollywood foundation. Dollywood is one of the South’s foremost tourist attractions.
She started scholarship programs for high school students and literacy program. She also started her “Imagination Library”, in which she monthly send mails of one book to children from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten. Dolly Parton also supports the Wellness and Rehabilitation Center of Fort, which helps to provides women’s health services and other related programs. She has her 63-acre property in Brentwood, called Willow Lake Plantation.
Dolly Parton released dozens of albums in music. She was also nominated for Academy Award actress and for her character in movies like “9 to 5”, “Steel Magnolias” and “Rhinestone”. Dolly Parton is actually considered as one of the best selling artists, who sold over 100 million albums. She is one of the most successful female country artists. She also achieved 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. She has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts.
In the end, I want to say that her songs have left a significant mark on the lives of millions. With her lightning persona she has won the hearts of all generations. Dolly Patron belongs to an elite group of personalities to receive at least one nomination from Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar, and Tony. She received the distinguished Living Legend Award in 2004 by the U.S. Library of Congress. Even after achieving so much, she is quite humble and down to earth.