Dolly Parton is sitting pretty and has an estimated net worth of $500 million dollars. Be sure to check out her amusement park if you are in the area. We’ve been dozens of times, worth the trip.
Born: January 19, 1946
Height: 5’0 (may be 4’11”)
Place of Birth: Sevier County, Tennessee
Industry: Music (Country), Business
Net Worth: $500 million
The name “Dolly Parton” is almost synonymous with the words “Country Music.” Dolly Parton has been involved in the music industry for half a century, with 25 #1 hit songs, 41 hit albums and over 3,000 songs composed in her lifetime. Her hit song, “I Will Always Love You” is particularly famous, not because of her, but because of Whitney Houston’s famous rendition of it. Parton grew up in an extremely poor family. Her father even paid for her delivery with a bag of cornmeal. Parton escaped the country life after she graduated from high school. She moved to Nashville, and soon developed a penchant for songwriting. She wrote several hit songs for other country stars before managed to get her first country single, “Dumb Blonde” onto the charts. Now, Dolly Parton is so famous that she has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and even has an amusement park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee named after her: Dollywood. These days, the singer/songwriter has to do very little work, profiting handsomely off of her own name.