Have you ever heard about a real-life Superwoman? Here, we have an example for you- Dolly Parton, a multi-talented woman with a golden heart. Well, these words are not enough to praise her. Famous singer Miley Cyrus calls Dolly her godmother.
Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, instrumentalist, actor, author, philanthropist, and businesswoman. Who can forget the song “I Will Always Love You”? It’s one of the all-time favorites for song lovers since decades. It will be interesting to know how the daughter of a farmer became one of the most successful women in the world. Let’s throw some light on the life and net worth of Dolly Parton in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Dolly Parton was born on 19th January 1946 in Tennessee, USA. She is the daughter of blessed parents Robert Lee Parton and Avie Lee Owens. Born into an economically backward family, Dolly had twelve siblings. Dolly’s family was fond of music, and her mother loved to sing, which is perhaps where she has got it. In 1964, she completed her high school and moved to Nashville, to pursue a career in music.
In 1966, Dolly Parton married a businessman named Carl Thomas Dean. They don’t have any children. She has been a noncontroversial star and has stayed far away from any serious legal cases.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
At the age of 10, Dolly Parton began her professional career through television and radio shows in Tennessee. In 1967, her partnership with entertainer Porter Wagoner established her career and also helped her in receiving a musical contract from RCA Records.
In late 1967, her first duet song ‘The Last Thing on My Mind’ with Porter Wagoner was released by RCA Records. It went on to make a place amongst the top ten songs of the country. Dolly and Porter, together, gave many hits in the following six years. After that, she ended the partnership and began a solo career. However, they remained on good terms.
Dolly enhanced her popularity by shifting from country music to pop. In 1976, she released the album ‘All I Can Do.’ However, her first few solo albums did not work for the critics but were fairly appreciable. Her popularity increased in 1980 with several hits, like ‘Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle To You,’ ‘9 to 5′ and ‘Starting Over Again.’ She also started her acting career in the same year with ‘9 to 5’ and later went on to act in many movies like ‘Rhinestone,’ ‘Steel Magnolias,’ ‘Straight Talk’ etc.
She has been active through appearances in awards shows, musical shows and so on. She released her 42nd album ‘Blue Smoke’ in 2014.
She has been lionized by many awards, like Grammy Award, 25 awards in platinum, multi-platinum, and gold, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, etc.
Net Worth & Earnings
Dolly Parton’s net worth is $550 million. She earns most of her income through the music industry. Her acting career also fairly boosts her earnings. Even her concerts seem to be very profitable to her with her 2011 show, which was also her tenth tour and was titled the “Better Day World Tour,” earning $34 million.
There are very few millionaires who like to do something for society. Well, Dolly Parton is one of them, as she has won over the world with her selfless acts. She is the best example of humanitarianism. She donates most of her income to charitable trusts. Her Dollywood Foundation is primarily focused on literacy amongst the children across UK, USA, Canada, and Australia. Not only humanitarian but she is also a staunch feminist. It must not have been easy for her to reject “posing nude for the Playboy magazine” under so much pressure. But she did it, thereby proving to the world that she does what she believes in.