Dolly Parton Net Worth
Dolly Parton Dean is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Mainly known for her singing Parton is also an author and involved in the philanthropic ventures. She was born on 19th January 1946 in Tennessee, USA. She is one of the most honoured singers of all time with 25 songs #1 on the Billboard chart. Her era of fame started from late 60s and continued till 80s. After that she had a drop in sales of albums but regained her name two years later. She is still actively present in the American Music industry.
The country singer and actress have many awards on her name. They include 9 Grammys, 7 Country Music Association awards and 3 American Awards. She is one of the few artists who won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Recording Industry Association of America has awarded her with Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum awards. She has 47 Grammy Nominations, an Academy, Emmy and Antony Award Nomination. In the acting department as well, she has managed to leave a mark.
In 1946, Dolly was born in a poor family in Tennessee. She has 11 siblings and her father was just a constructor worker and small farmer. Hence the large family had small income and they suffered poverty. She was a performer since she was child. Her first performance goes back in 1952 when she was just six years old. She sang songs in churches, roadside and also on radio. By the time she was eight she learnt to play guitar and used it for her singing. After her graduation she moved to Nashville and earned her first job as a songwriter with a small publishing house. She always had a knack for country music and insisted on composing and singing it.
In 1967 she got her commercial success with the song ‘Dumb Blonde’ which made it to the top 100 songs of Billboard chart of country music. Her next song was also a grand success and then she released her first album ‘Hello, I am Dolly’. The start of her career was actually helped by Porter Wagoner who was a singer and also had his show where he showcased talented performers. Their first duet ‘The Last Thing on My Mind’ was the first step on her ladder to success.
Dolly Parton got married to Carl Dean, a businessman from Tennessee in 1966. The couple prefers to stay private about their personal life hence there is very little to know about the matter. They are still married and helped raising Dolly’s younger siblings. She doesn’t have children of her own but is godmother to the popular singer Miley Cyrus.
The singer is also among popular businesswoman of America. She has invested in various hotels, spas, theatres etc. The famous theme park of Dollywood and resort of Pigeon Forge are co-owned by her and she has contributed in its construction. The Dollywood Company runs theatres, Dollywood’s Splash Waterpark, Dream More Resort and Spa which also falls under Parton’s empire.
Other than investments in resorts and theme parks she has also business affiliations in the production houses. Along with Sandy Gallin, Dolly had opened the Sandollar Production house which has given us incredible TV shows and films. After her partner Sandy retired, Dolly alone stirred the house and later changed its name to Dixie Pixie Productions.
In the field of philanthropy she has made charitable donations especially for child literacy. The Dollywood Foundation’s Parton’s Imagination Library donates books to children all over U.S.A and some countries aboard. Her charity goes up to American Red Cross, hospitals treating cancer patients and PETA. She also participated in Telethon to raise money for the victims of fires.
In 2017 Dolly Parton’s net worth came up to $500 million. She has experienced so many professions of singer, songwriter, businesswoman, philanthropist and author. More or less Dolly is still present in them till now. She owns the Dollywood Foundations and Dixie Pixie Production House which gets her revenue of millions each year. She has earned through song writing, book writing and her business of clothing.
Being a singer and actress most of her wealth comes from the entertainment industry. She has performed 3000 songs and 100 albums in her 40 year career. Then comes her breakthrough in acting. Her work in 9-5 Musical has been tremendously appreciated. She acted, sang and wrote songs for the well-known musical.
This multitasking woman has accomplished a lot in her entire life and will continue to. It seems like she will never stop her progress.
Dolly Parton told her graduating class in high school that she was going to be a country star. They laughed. But she did it anyway. Like many people who are great in their profession with little initial support, Parton climbed the ranks of the country music ladder to fame. She also now owns a chain of tourist venues in the Pigeon Forge area known as Dollywood. She is currently worth $37 million.