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Willie Nelson Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Willie Nelson worth? $25 million

How did Willie Nelson earn her money and wealth?

Willie Nelson, real name Willie Hugh Nelson, was born on 29 April 1933 in Texas, US to Ira Doyle Nelson and Myrle Marie. Soon after his birth, his mother left the family and a sometime later, his father also abandoned the family. Later, Willie along with his sister lived with their grandparents in Arkansas. His grandfather gifted him a guitar when he was 6. By the time Willie turned 7, he had started writing his own songs. He went to Abbott High School where he played guitar and sang for a band called ‘The Texans.’ Later, Willie enrolled in American Air Force after completing high school and soon after being honorably discharged due to back pain, Willie took the decision to pursue a career in music full time.

Willie Nelson is not only an American musician but is also a songwriter, author, actor, poet as well as an activist. In the year 1956, Willie, in collaboration with singer and songwriter, Leon Payne released the song ‘Lumberjack.’ However, the song did not bring in fame as well as money which he deserved.

Later, Willie became a part of the music band called ‘Cherokee Cowboys.’ The band proved greatly beneficial for Willie as it noticed his true talent. Later, he also began to produce as well as write songs for many music artists and many of his singles paved their way to the ‘Country Top 40’ chart. He recorded a duet titled ‘Willingly’ with his then-wife Shirley Collie which went on to become a huge hit. In the year 1965, he joined the ‘RCA Victor’ music label but disappointed with the outcome, finally decided to quit the label.

Willie later experimented with a rock-influenced country sound which eventually worked out for him and he soon signed a deal with Atlantic Records. He released his album ‘Red Headed Stranger’ in the year 1975 followed by two albums ‘Waylon and Willie’ as well as ‘Stardust’ in the year 1978. The albums were a huge hit at that time. In the 1980s, he delivered several hits such the album ‘Always on My Mind’ released in the year 1982 and the single ‘To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before.’

Willie created a supergroup called as ‘The Highwaymen’ which consisted of country music stars. The self-titled album released by the group became a rage among people. In the year 1993, he released the album ‘Across the Borderline’ and the same year was also inducted in the ‘Country Hall of Fame.’ Even after turning 80, Willie went on to make music. In the year 2014, he released an album ‘Band of Brothers’ which was a hit. He has also appeared in many films as well as TV series. A few of his famous movies are ‘Starlight,’ ‘The Electric Horseman’ among others. He has also written a few books, with the famous ones being ‘The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes,’ ‘Pretty Paper,’ as well as ‘It’s a Long Story: My Life.’

What are the highest grossing earnings of Willie Nelson?

  1. Always On My Mind (1982): Peaked at #5
  2. To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before (1984): Peaked at #5
  3. On The Road Again (1980): Peaked at #20
  4. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (1975): Peaked at #21
  5. Beer For My Horses (2003): Peaked at #22

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