What is Bob Dylan’s net worth in 2019 and how did the veteran singer and songwriter whose career has spanned over fifty years attain fame, and amassed a fortune? Read on as we reveal secrets behind his wealth and fame.
Who is Bob Dylan?
Robert Allen Zimmerman popularly referred to as Bob Dylan is a veteran in the Music Industry and has been in the industry for about sixty years.
Despite been known for his music, Dylan is also an author, poet, and artist. He has released lots of albums selling over 100 million copies. Also, his works of art can be seen mostly in art galleries.
During the course of his career, Dylan has among many received ten Grammy Awards and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former US President Barack Obama in 2012.
As of today, Bob Dylan Net Worth is a whopping sum of $200 million.
|Net Worth||$200 million|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Author|
|Date of Birth||May 24, 1941|
Birth and Upbringing
Dylan was born on the 24th of May 1941 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota to parents Abraham and Beatrice Zimmerman of Russian and Jewish descent.
Together with David his younger brother had their upbringing in Hibbing, Minnesota and learned how to play the piano at a young age.
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Dylan from his childhood was in love with music and during his time at Hibbing High School formed different musical groups that performed rock music.
After graduating from High school, he opted to further his studies and attended the University of Minnesota and as a student was still performing in bars and cafes but this time not rock but folk and country music.
Rise to Fame
He didn’t graduate from the University as he dropped out to pursue his music career. He moved from Minnesota to New York where he met his idol Woody Guthrie who was suffering from a rare disease.
Dylan had the opportunity to work with other folk and country music singers who he met in New York as the inspired his performances.
He got signed to Colombia records in 1962 after his performance was reported by the New York Times. Having been signed to a record label, Dylan released his first album in 1962 titled Bob Dylan which consisted of folk songs.
With the release of his second album The Freewheelin Bob Dylan in 1963, he made a name for himself as a songwriter. One of the songs on the album “Blowin’ in the Wind” became a civil rights anthem and also for protests.
Dylan has reinvented himself over time singing both rock, folk, gospel, and music. He had been booed and praised by fans and also had an accident in 1966.
He has over twenty albums some of which include Triplicate (2017), Good as I Been to You (1992), Empire Burlesque (1985), and John Wesley Harding (1967).
How did he amass such wealth?
Bob Dylan Net Worth as of today is $200 million which he amassed from his from sales of records, tours, and artwork. He also earns from royalties and investments. Dylan owns restaurants in Washington and has an outlet that sells perfume.
He makes $20 million annually and was reported to have earned $96 million between 2018 – 2019. Dylan has an endorsement deal with Pepsi.
He owns a mansion in Malibu valued at $4 million and also fleets of cars in his garage worth millions of dollars.
Dylan’s first relationship was with Suze Rotolo as she was his first love but they broke up in 1964. In 1964, Dylan began dating fellow singer Joan Baez. Most viewed the relationship as transactional in nature as Dylan wrote her songs while she introduced him to notable people.
The relationship ended in 1965 and Dylan went on to marry Sara Lownds. The couple gave birth to Jesse Byron Dylan his first son, Anna Lea, Samuel Isaac Abram, and Jakob Luke.
Dylan divorced Lownds and married Carolyn Dennis in 1986. They had a daughter name Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan. They got divorced in 1992.