Popular American singer, drummer, songwriter, and producer, who is also credited with being one of the founding members of ‘Eagles’ rock band. Let’s have a look on Don Henley’s net worth in 2018.
Born as Donald Hugh Henley on the 22nd of July in 1947 in Gilmer and brought up in Linden, where he studied at Kildare High School. Here he was active in Football but because of being short – heighted was discouraged by his coach to continue with the game. After quitting football, he became a part of the school band and played multiple instruments. After completing high school he first went to SFA State University in Texas, and later studied at North Texas State University.
Henley was dating Loree Rodkin in the year 1974, and his song ‘Wasted Time’ was the result of their break up. The next year he was with Stevie Nicks, the end of this relationship inspired Nicks to write a song ‘Sara.’ Henley also dated actress and model Lois Chiles.
Henley was once charged with drugging and contributing to drugging a minor when a 15 and a 16-year-old girl was found in his house under the influence of drugs.
Henley got engaged to Maren Jensen in 1980, but the two did not continue together beyond 1986. Moving on, the year 1995 he married the gorgeous Sharon Summerall, the loving couple also has three kids together. Currently, they live in Dallas in the state of Texas.
After graduating from college, Henley moved to L.A and started living with Kenny Rogers, this is also the time when he started recording albums. He met Glenn Frey and decided to form a band of their own. Both of them, along with Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon founded ‘The Eagles.’
Henley became the lead vocalist as well as the drummer for the band in the year 1971 to 1980. They gave out hits like ‘Best of My Love,’ ‘Desperado,’ ‘Hotel California’ and more, before breaking up in 1980 due to the demise of Glenn Frey.
Even after breaking up with the band Henley had a very successful solo career and went on to release four of his solo albums. His first album ‘I Can’t Stand Still’ was released in 1982, followed by another solo a well as combined albums. Some of the hit singles from his solo albums include ‘New York Minute,’ ‘Dirty Laundry,’ the popular ‘Boys of Summer,’ ‘End of Innocence,’ ‘Sunset Grill,’ the iconic ‘The Last Worthless Evening,’ and more.
The members of the band reunited in the year 1994 to 2016. Then Henley brought all members together this year for several Classic West and East rock festivals. They replaced Glenn with Vince Gill and Deacon, to bring back the magic of their hit songs.
Awards & Achievement
The Rolling Stones Magazine ranked him as 87th on the list of greatest singers. As part of the Eagles, the band sold a stunning 150 Million albums and counted across the globe along with winning Six Grammy Awards. Even as a solo performer Henley has received two Grammy Awards along with five MTV Video Music Awards.
Net Worth of Don Henley
Starting his music career by forming a band and then continuing even after not being associated with the band, Henley has managed to create a net worth of $200 million.
Henley has dedicated towards Music all his life and put all his energies in following it as a career choice. He was not only talented but also passionate about what he did. For the millions of Eagles fans out there, Don is a true legend.