Bob Dylan is a popular singer-songwriter from America who is one of the most influential figures in music across the world. He is also a painter and author who have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He has been active in his career for over five decades and has released a number of albums. Dylan is also a multi-instrumentalist and plays harmonica, guitar, and keyboards. Now let’s have a close look at Bob Dylan’s net worth in 2018.
Bob Dylan Early Life
Bob Dylan was born as “Robert Allen Zimmerman” in Duluth, Minnesota on May 24, 1941. He is the son of Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice “Beatty” Stone.
He went to Hibbing High School and formed several bands when he was in school. He was interested in music when he was very young. He used to perform in various clubs during his teens.
In 1965, Bob Dylan got married to Sarah Dylan. The couple had four children named Jesse Byron, Jakob Luke, Samuel Isaac Abram, and Anna Lea. They divorced in 1977. From 1986 to 1992, he was married to Carolyn Dennis. They have a daughter together. He has one more child.
Dylan was also in a romantic relationship with Suze Rotolo and Joan Baez. He converted to Christianity in the 1970s.
Bob Dylan Career
In 1962, Bob Dylan released his self-titled debut album. He then released ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ which became a platinum album. In the 1960s, he released the albums ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’’, Another Side of Bob Dylan’, ‘Bringing It All Back Home’, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’, ‘Blonde on Blonde’, ‘John Wesley Harding’ and ‘Nashville Skyline’.
Dylan’s album ‘Self Portrait’ was released in 1970. In the same year, he released ‘New Morning’. This was followed by the albums ‘Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid’, ‘Dylan’, ‘Planet Waves’, ‘Blood on the Tracks’, ‘The Basement Tapes’, ‘Desire’, ‘Street-Legal’, and ‘Slow Train Coming’.
In 1980, Dylan released ‘Saved’. Other albums from the 1980s include ‘Shot of Love’, ‘Infidels’, ‘Empire Burlesque’, ‘Knocked Out Loaded’, ‘Down in the Groove’, and ‘Oh Mercy’. In the 1990s, he released ‘Under the Red Sky’, ‘World Gone Wrong’, and ‘Time Out of Mind’.
He has also released many albums in the 2000s and 2010s like ‘Modern Times’, ‘Together Through Life’, ‘Tempest’, ‘Shadows in the Night’, and ‘Fallen Angels’. His most recent album ‘Triplicate’ was released in 2017. Dylan has also released 85 singles, 14 compilation albums, and 13 live albums.
Awards & Achievements
In 2000, Bob Dylan won the Academy Award in the category of ‘Best Original Song’. He is also the winner of the 2000 Golden Globe Awards and has won the GMA Dove Award in 1980. He is the winner of 11 Grammy Awards. In 1988, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has won several honours including Polar Music Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Tom Paine Award, Prince of Asturias Award, and National Medal of Arts.
Net Worth of Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan’s estimated net worth is more than $185 million. He inherited this wealth from the sale of his albums. He has released 38 studio albums, 29 tribute albums, 22 box sets, and 26 EPs. Additionally, his wealth also comes from writing songs. He is also an author and has written several books like ‘Tarantula’, ‘The Nobel Lecture’, ‘The Lyrics: Since 1962’, and ‘Lyrics’. He has also written art books like ‘Drawn Blank’, ‘The Brazil Series’, ‘Bob Dylan: Face Value’, and ‘The Beaten Path’.
Bob Dylan is one of the most renowned singers in the world. He is known as one of the most influential figures in the 20th century. He is also a visual artist and has released books on drawings. His lyrics include influences of literary, social, and philosophical. In June 1988, he commenced the Never-Ending Tour.