Dolly Parton’s Net Worth and Biography

As of October 2022, Dolly Parton’s net worth is $650 Million. She is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and businesswoman from Tennessee. Parton is regarded to be one of the best singers in the world and her albums have sold millions of copies. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly.

What is Dolly Parton’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$650 Million
Birth Date:January 19, 1946
Height:1.52 m (5 ft.)
Country of Origin:United States of America
Spouse:Carl Dean ​(Married in 1966)
Relatives:Stella Parton (sister)
Randy Parton (brother)
Rachel Dennison (sister)

Early Life

Dolly Parton was born on the 19th of January, 1946, in Tennessee. Parton was the fourth of twelve children born to Robert Lee Parton, a farmer, and construction laborer, and Avie Lee. She later described her family to be economically backward.

Dolly Parton’s family was inclined towards music and she took up singing from her mother. She credits her uncle Bill Owens for supporting her in making music as a career at a young age.

Education– In 1964, immediately following her high-school graduation, she set out for Nashville to pursue a career in music.

Dolly Parton’s Kids

They do not have kids, but Parton has been involved in the lives of millions of kids through her Imagination Library, which has given more than 100 million books to children from birth until they enter kindergarten.

Why Did Dolly Parton Not Have Children?

She said, I didn’t have children because I believed that God didn’t mean for me to have kids so everybody’s kids could be mine, so I could do things like Imagination Library because if I hadn’t had the freedom to work, I wouldn’t have done all the things I’ve done,”.

Who is Dolly Parton’s Husband?

Carl Dean is Dolly Parton’s husband, they have been married for more than 50 years, but they are hardly ever seen in public together, and photos of the couple tend to come from Parton’s personal collection. 

According to Parton, Dean always thinks of ways to make her feel special. “In the springtime when the first yellow daffodils come out…my husband always brings me a bouquet. And he’ll usually write me a little poem. Which to me, that’s priceless.

What Did Dolly Parton’s Husband Do?

He is a retired asphalt road-paving businessman, who prefers to stay out of the limelight. While Dolly does not use Dean’s surname professionally, she has said that her passport says ‘Dolly Parton Dean’. She has also said that he has seen her perform only once.

Dolly Parton’s Career

At age 10, she started performing professionally, appearing on local television and radio shows in Knoxville. Parton made her Grand Ole Opry debut three years later. Set on a career in music, she then moved to Nashville after finishing high school.

As a Singer– In Nashville Parton became the protégée of country music singer and Grand Ole Opry star Porter Wagoner. Through repeated appearances on Wagoner’s syndicated television show, Parton gained coast-to-coast recognition.

She soon attracted the attention of the music industry moguls at RCA Records and subsequently recorded more than a dozen hit songs—together with Wagoner—on the RCA label. Owing much to her association with Wagoner, Parton rapidly emerged as one of country music’s most popular singers.

As a Pop transition- In 1974 Parton discontinued her work with Wagoner to launch a solo career, in which she enjoyed immediate success: in both 1975 and ’76 she was chosen female singer of the year by the Country Music Association (CMA) on the strength of such songs as “Jolene” and “Love Is Like a Butterfly” (both 1974). About the same time, Parton began to cross over to the pop music market.

Country and bluegrass period- In 1977, she released her first crossover number ‘Here You Come Again’ which topped both Pop and Country Music charts. She received her first Grammy Award for this performance in 1978. 

Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda’s iconic friendship started with the groundbreaking 1980 film 9 to 5 (also starring Lily Tomlin), and they went on to remain close, even appearing on-screen together in the final season of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie.

Beginning 1999 she recorded a series of albums inspired by Bluegrass music – a type of American country music. She made four albums ‘The Grass is Blue’, ‘Little Sparrow’, ‘Halos & Horns’ and ‘Those Were the Days’.

In 2005, she also wrote the song ‘Travelin’ Thru’ for the feature film ‘Transamerica’ for which she was nominated for an Academy Award that year.

Since then she has been active through appearances on musical shows, releasing her own song collection and so on. In 2013, she collaborated with Kenny Rogers for a musical album ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’.

Best Quotes by Dolly Parton

“When I meet someone, I look at their eyes and their smile and seek out the good first – it’s easy to find when you’re looking for it. You let a person shine with their own light and try to connect it to yours. As soon as I say hello, I go right to that light and I don’t care who you are! I know we’re all pieces of the same thing – I go for that common light because I know it’s in all of us.” – Dolly Parton

“I’m the kind of person who would rather rock in my rocking chair when I’m old and regret a few things that I did than to sit there and regret that I never tried.” – Dolly Parton

“Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston. I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.’” – Dolly Parton

“I describe my looks like a blend of mother goose, Cinderella, and the local hooker!” – Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Republic of Ireland.

Why did Dolly Parton removed herself from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Maybe one day Dolly Parton will be a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But it won’t happen in 2022. On Monday, the country legend announced on social media that she was removing herself from this year’s nomination pool, citing that she didn’t want “votes to be split.”

What is Dolly Parton’s Most Famous Song?

Parton famously wrote two of her biggest songs, “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” in one night, and while the former might be the singer’s most popular recording, the latter took on a life of its own. 

Why Does Dolly Parton Cover Her Hands?

It seems the accomplished country singer first started to wear gloves in 2010. Dollymania fan page’s Duane Gordon, citing third-hand information, said she’d had corrective hand surgery – medical, not cosmetic. And that the gloves were not covering Parton’s tattoos but her surgical scars.

What was Dolly Parton’s real name?

Dolly Rebecca Parton is born to Robert Lee Parton and Avie Lee Parton near Sevierville, Tennessee.

What does Dolly Parton do with her money?

The money helped fund COVID-19 vaccine trials and research into antibody therapies. In addition to writing books, the country singer gives them away through her Imagination Library program.

What businesses does Dolly Parton own?

Harshened Family Entertainment Corporation is the operating partner for Dolly Parton in The Dollywood Company, which owns Dollywood Parks & Resorts – Dollywood Theme Park, Dollywood’s Splash Country, Dollywood Cabins, and Dollywood’s Dream More Resort & Spa all located in the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, TN.

How much is Dolly Parton currently worth?

Dolly Parton has an estimated net worth of around $650 million dollars, according to Celebrity Net Worth, due to her very successful career in the entertainment industry for over four decades.

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