Kenny Rogers is a retired singer, songwriter, music producer and actor from America. He started his career with a few bands and musicians before pursuing a solo career and releasing his debut album “Love Lifted Me”. Now let’s have a close look on Kenny Rogers’s net worth in 2018.
Kenny Rogers Early Life
Kenneth Donald Rogers was born on August 21, 1938 in Houston, Texas, United States. His father Edward Floyd Rogers was a carpenter but he died in 1975, and his mother Lucille Rogers was a nurse assistant but she also died in 1991. Kenny Rogers was raised and grown in his hometown, and he studied at the Wharton Dual Language Academy.
Kenny Rogers has been married 5 times and divorced 4. His first marriage was a 2 years marriage from 1958-1960 to Janice Gordon, and their only daughter is Carole Rogers. Kenny’s second marriage to Jean Rogers was from 1960-1963 and it ended with no children. 1 year later, he married Margo Anderson and they got divorced in 1976 with 1 son, Kenny Rogers Jr. His final divorce was in 1993 from the actress Marianne Gordon, and they gave birth to 1 son, Christopher Cody Rogers.
Since 1997, Kenny Rogers has been married to Wanda Miller. Kenny and Wanda gave birth to twin sons, Jordan Edward Rogers and Justin Charles Rogers.
Kenny Rogers Career, Awards & Achievement
Kenny Rogers first worked with the Bobby Doyle band and they performed together in clubs before splitting in 1965. Then, he worked with 2 musicians, Eddy Arnold and Mickey Gilley. Kenny Rogers worked with another band at his early career and it’s called “The New Christy Minstrels”.
“The New Christy Minstrels” wasn’t successful, so Kenny and other members found a band naming it “The First Edition” and then renaming it to “Kenny Rogers and The First Edition”. They released many successful albums together before splitting in 1976.
In the same year, 1976, Kenny Rogers began his solo career with releasing “Love Lifted Me” album which ranked on top country music charts. His song “Lucille” from his self titled album peaked at 1 on several charts in different countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, Yugoslavia, and the United States. Kenny Rogers’s 6th album “The Gambler” peaked at 1 on the United States Billboard Top Country Albums and on the Canadian RPM Country Albums.
Awards & Achievements
Kenny Rogers has received more than 60 award winnings and nominations. He was nominated for 19 Grammy Award and won 3. Kenny Rogers Grammy Award wins including 2 Grammy Awards for Best Male Country Vocal Performance “The Gambler” and “Lucille”, and the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals “Make No Mistake, She’s Mine”.
Kenny Rogers has received a total of 13 American Music Awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, 5 Country Music Association Awards, 3 Music City News Country, and 2 CMT Music Awards. He has recently in 2017 received an honor from the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.
Net Worth of Kenny Rogers
The estimated net worth of the retired singer, songwriter and music producer Kenny Rogers is set to $270 million. He made his hundreds of millions from the albums and singles he released, sold and performed. Kenny Rogers earned around $5 million from “The Gambler” album sales, and more than $3 million from “Kenny” album sales.
Kenny Rogers is one of the greatest country musicians of all time. He began his career with a few bands and then worked with other musicians before pursuing a solo career. Kenny Rogers’s debut solo studio album is titled “Love Lifted Me”. He won many awards throughout his career. Kenny Rogers is married to Wanda Miller and they are happily living together.