Well-known American musician, Don Henley is a band member of the Eagles. Henley serves as the drummer and vocalist for the Eagles and is also the co-founder of the band. Apart from his participation with the Eagles, Henley has also released numerous solo albums that became top charts upon the time of its release. He is one of the most prominent figures in the history of rock music, and this page is dedicated to speaking about the net worth of Don Henley in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Donald Hugh Henley was born on 22nd July 1947, in Gilmer, Texas, the United States. His parents C.J. Henley and Hughlene have ancestry from Ireland, Scotland, and England. While at the Linden-Kildare High School, he was a member of the high school’s band in which he used to play trombone and percussions.
In 1969, Kenny Rogers, a famous musician noted Henley’s band Shiloh and made them record a song for him. The band signed for Amos records with the help of Rogers and moved to Los Angeles, where Henley met Glenn Frey. Later, Henley, Frey, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon formed a band and named it the Eagles.
Henley was in a relationship with Loree Rodkin in the year 1974, and their breakup inspired him to create the song Wasted Life. He dated Stevie Nicks for two years from 1975 before beginning his relationship with Lois Chiles. Lois and Henley were in a relationship for three years and later got separated. He then got engaged to Maren Jensen in the early 80s which also ended in a separation in 1986. He is currently married to Sharon Summerall, whom he married in 1995. The couple has three children, and he lives with his family in Dallas, Texas.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Henley was the lead drummer and a co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971-1980. The band broke in 1980 and Henley went on to take a solo music career. He released his solo debut album I Can’t Sand Still in 1982 and enjoyed huge success with his solo ventures as well. The Eagles reunited in 1994 and Henley continued his role with the band.
Eagles was a highly successful band, and some of Henley’s best renditions were also with the band. The band has sold more than 150 million albums all around the globe and has won six Grammy Awards including 5 No.1 singles and six No.1 albums.
Henley’s solo hit pieces include Dirty Laundry, The Boys of Summer, All She Want to do is Dance, Sunset Grill, and The End of the Innocence. He has sold over 10 million solo albums and has won five MTV Music Awards and two Grammy Awards. The Rolling Stone magazine gave him 87th rank in the list of the greatest singers of all time.
Net Worth & Earnings
The musical career has earned him enough fortune in his life. In 1976, the album Hotel California earned him $22 million along with a $31 million for his 1971-75 compilation of greatest hits with the Eagles. The Greatest Hits Vol.2 with Eagles has earned him $11 million followed by another $11 million fortune in 1994 via the album Hell Freezes Over with the Eagles. The 70-year-old currently enjoys a fortune of $235 million with most of his income coming from stocks, properties and an endorsement deal with Covergirl cosmetics.
Apart from music, Henley actively participates in events that create environmental awareness. He founded the Walden Woods Project and co-founded the Caddo Lake Institute in 1990 and 1993 respectively. He is an avid supporter of the Democratic Party and has donated over $680,000 to its candidates, according to the Washington Post.