Willie Nelson is a legendary American musician who has released 72 studio albums in his career. He is also an actor, author, songwriter, singer, and poet. In the last six decades, he has released 110 singles. Nelson has won numerous awards and has also appeared in many films. Nelson is also an activist and serves on the board of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Here is a quick summary of Willie Nelson’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Willie Nelson Early Life
Willie Hugh Nelson was born on April 29, 1933, in Abbott, Texas at the time of The Great Depression. He is the son of Ira Doyle Nelson and Myrle Marie Nelson.
He went to the Abbott High School and later attended Baylor University, where he studied agriculture. He soon dropped out to pursue a career in music. From 1950 to 1952, Nelson served in the U.S. Air Force.
In 1952, Willie Nelson got married to Martha Matthews. They have three children named Willie “Billy” Hugh, Jr., Susie and Lana. The couple divorced in 1962. From 1963 to 1971, he was married to Shirley Collie. From 1971 to 1978, he was married to Paula Carlene Nelson.
In 1991, he married Annie D’Angelo. They are the parents of Jacob Micah and Lukas Autry. He has been arrested several times for possessing marijuana. Nelson is an American icon and was bestowed with the Gershwin Prize in 2015.
Willie Nelson Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1962, Willie Nelson released the album ‘And Then I Wrote’. In the 1960s, he released ‘Here’s Willie Nelson’, ‘Make Way for Willie Nelson’, ‘Good Times’ and ‘My Own Peculiar Way’. He released several albums in the 1970s like including ‘Red Headed Stranger’, ‘The Sound in Your Mind’, ‘The Troublemaker’, and ‘Stardust’.
He went on to release many albums in the 1980s including ‘Honeysuckle Rose’, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, ‘Always on My Mind’, ‘City of New Orleans’, and ‘The Promiseland’. Nelson’s other albums are ‘Healing Hands of Time’, ‘Spirit’, and ‘Night and Day’.
In the 2000s and 2010s, Nelson released ‘Moment of Forever’, ‘It Always Will Be’, ‘American Classic’, ‘Heroes’, ‘Band of Brothers’, and ‘To All the Girls’. His most recent album ‘God’s Problem Child’ was released in 2017.
Additionally, he released 10 live albums, 37 compilation albums, and 2 soundtrack albums. He has released many No. 1 singles including “Blue Skies”, “Georgia On My Mind”, “On the Road Again”, “Always on My Mind”, “City of New Orleans”, “Good Hearted Women”, and “Pancho and Lefty”.
Awards & Achievements
In 2008, Willie Nelson was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. He has won 12 Grammy Awards and has won seven American Music Awards. Nelson is also the recipient of 10 Country Music Association Awards and has won 5 Academy of Country Music Awards. In 1995, he won 2 TNN/Music City News Award. He has won 2 Broadcast Music Incorporated Awards and has received a BMI Icon in 2007.
Net Worth of Willie Nelson
The estimated net worth of Willie Nelson is more than $30 million. He gathered this wealth by releasing many albums and singles in his career. Nelson has given 25 No. 1 singles in his career. His wealth is also contributed by appearing in many films and television shows like ‘Thief’, ‘Coming Out of the Ice’, ‘Stagecoach’, ‘Nash Bridges’, ‘Blonde Ambition’, ‘Zoolander 2’, and ‘The American Epic Sessions’. Nelson has also penned several songs and has written many books. He has released many concert music videos.
Willie Nelson is considered one of the most legendary musicians in the world. In the music industry, he has received numerous honors. He has made in the list of many magazines including the Rolling Stones. He is also active in philanthropy and has donated his own collection to Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.