Willie Nelson is arguably known for his many hit songs. He hails from America and has one of the most decorated careers in the history of the industry. Willie is a songwriter, singer, a poet, and author and has also featured in several films. He has a record 72 albums in his career and also produced over 100 single songs in recent years. He also has numerous accolades and awards to his name. Let’s take a look at the net worth of Willie Nelson in 2018, career and earnings.
Early Life & Biography
He was born as Willie Hugh Nelson in Abbott, Texas state in 1933, April 29. His father was Ira Doyle Nelson and mother, Myrle Marie Nelson. He attended high school at Abbott and completed his studies at Baylor University where he was in the course of studying agriculture, but he did not complete the degree and dropped out to pursue his dream as a music artist. In the journey of realizing this dream, he served in the air force for three years.
After dating Martha Matthews for a couple of months, they married in 1952 and were eventually blessed with three children, Willie Hugh, Lana, and Susie. After ten years of staying together, they divorced. Afterward, he went on to marry three times, Shirley collie and Paula Carlene Nelson and Annie D’Angelo respectively. With Annie, they had two children, Jacob and Luka Autry. He has also been in several controversies involving possession of marijuana, but despite this, he is a legend in America.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
He released his debut album in 1962, ‘And then I wrote.’ The same year he also released ‘make way for Willie Nelson,’ ‘my peculiar way,’ here is Willie Nelson’ and in the 1970’s ‘red-headed stranger,’ ‘the sound in your mind,’ ‘Stardust’ and ‘the troublemaker.’
Willie has since then released many albums, and singles like ‘Honeysuckle rose’, ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’, ‘City of New Orleans’, The promised land’, ‘Night and day’, ‘moment of forever’, ‘it will always be’, ’heroes’, ‘gods problem child’ and many more other. He has also recorded and released a total of 10 live albums, two soundtrack albums and also an impressive 37 compilation albums. He has to his name number one hit songs like ‘on the road again,’ ‘always on my mind,’ good-hearted women,’ ‘blue skies’ and Georgia on my mind.’
He has achieved a milestone that many artists would dream of and this will take a century for anyone to achieve it. Willie has received numerous awards during the span of his career. He has the exceptional accolade of being inducted into the Grammy hall of fame. He has also won a record 12 Grammy awards and nominations, ten country music association awards, five academies of country music awards, seven American music awards, and two music city news award. He also had a BMI Icon recently in 2007.
His career is exceptional and rivaled by very few in the world and has cemented his name well in the hall of fame. He has released a record number of albums and singles.
Net Worth & Earnings
Willie has over the course of his career accumulated a net worth of around $30 million. He has realized this wealth through the sale of his albums and songs over the years. He has had the amazing feat of producing 25 number one songs.
Willie has also featured in several films like ‘Stagecoach,’ ‘Zoo lander 2’, thief’ and many others. This has arguably contributed massively to his earnings. He has also authored many books and attended numerous concerts to promote his songs. Nelson is one of the most well-decorated musicians in the world. Willie is a legend in his own right, and this is well backed by his musical career.