Dolly Parton Net Worth : Singing Career, Lifestyle & Income

American Singer, songwriter, actress, author, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Dolly Rebecca Parton known by her stage name Dolly Parton has a Net Worth of $650 million.

On January 19, 1946, Dolly Parton was born in Pitman Center, Tennessee, the U.S., to Robert Lee Parton Sr. and Avie Lee Caroline.

Parton is well known for writing and performing hit Country songs for over 40 years.

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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton commenced her musical career at the age of 19 during the ’60s, 

Similarly, Dolly’s Dollywood is the 24th most-visited theme park welcoming 3 million visitors a year in the US.

Meanwhile, Dolly Parton has 26 songs that reached no.1 on the Billboard country charts.

Likewise, Parton was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Above all, Dolly Parton is considered one of the finest singers in the world. As a result, Parton’s albums have sold millions of copies worldwide successfully.

Quick Facts

Full Name Dolly Rebecca Parton
Net Worth $650 million
Birth Date January 19, 1946
Known as Dolly Parton
Age 76
Birth Place Pitman Center, Tennessee, U.S.
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity English, Scottish, Irish, German, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
Education Sevier Country High School, Sevier High School
Zodiac Sign Capricon
Father’s Name Robert Lee Parton Sr
Mother’s Name Avie Lee Caroline
Siblings Stella Parton, Randy Parton, Rachel Dennison, Willadeene Parton, Freida Estella Parton, David, Wilburn Parton, CAssie Nan Parton, Robert Lee Parton jr, Larry Gerald Parton, Floyd Parton
Height 4 feet and 9 inches
Weight 48 kg
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Author, Philanthropist, and Entrepreneur
Genre Country and Pop Music
Best Known For Pioneering Country and Pop Music
Famous For Singing, Actress, Songwriting
Source of Wealth Music Industry and Business
Tattoo Yes
Marital Status Married
Boyfriend No
Children No
Lucky Number 5
Awards Hall  of Fame Honors
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Years Active 1946– Present
Merch Autographed Photo
Last Update August, 2022

Dolly Parton’s Net Worth and Income

American Singer and Actress idol Dolly Rebecca Parton AKA Dolly Parton, has a net worth of $650 million.

In 1980 Dolly Parton starred in the movie 9 to 5, which grossed over $103 million in the box office collection.

Similarly, Dolly’s 1989’s movie earned $100 million in  Steel Magnolias at the box office.

During 2000, Dolly sold more than 100 million records worldwide, which added a hefty amount of sum to her Net Worth.

Similarly, Parton makes hundreds of thousands of dollars from her tours.

Meanwhile, Dolly Parton also earns royalties from her songs written for other artists.

To sum up, Dolly Parton received a hefty sum of $10 million from Whitney Houston’s 1992 version of her song I Will Always Love You.

Furthermore, she earns $0.08 per song played on the radio and earns around $2 per album sold.

Moreover, In 2017, Dolly Parton was ranked the sixth highest-paid artist in music by Forbes, earning $37 million.

Dolly Parton’s source of wealth is her astonishing musical career and her involvement in other businesses.

Net Worth of Dolly Parton in Different Currencies

Here is the net worth of Dolly Parton’s in different currencies as of August, 2022.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 547,300,000
Pound Sterling £ 469,166,750
Australian Dollar A$ 863,099,250
Canadian Dollar C$ 802,717,500
Indian Rupee 48,290,255,000
BitCoin ฿ 18882.9615

Dolly Parton: House & Cars

House

Dolly Parton was born in Locust and was raised in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. However, Parton refused to live in any other state permanently.

Meanwhile, Dolly Parton lives in Brentwood near Nashville with her husband, Carl Dean.

Dolly Parton bought her Brentwood house in 1999, which is worth $400,000.

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Parton’s House in Brentwood

Parton’s house is 3,324 sq. ft, and it has over 10 structures, Gazebos, a swimming pool, tennis court, a chapel, etc.

There’s a lot of space in her backyard, and she refers to that property as her farm.

On the other hand, dolly has created a music room for her rehearsal within the house.

Also, she has made room for the awards that she has collected from her music career.

Simultaneously, Dolly Parton calls her tour bus her home while she’s on tour. Also, some of her best music was created while she was on her tour bus.

Cars

Dolly Parton always wanted to drive Cadillacs, and her favorite model was the 1997 Cadillac D’Elegance.

Firstly, She bought a 1997 Cadillac D’Elegance and drove it for decades.

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1997 Cadillac D’Elegance in Hollywood Car Museum

Meanwhile, In October 2008, Dolly signed a contract with the Hollywood Stars Car Museum to add the 1997 Cadillac D’Elegance to the Hollywood Stars Museum collection.

After that, Dolly bought a new Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. Also, Dolly Parton brought a Gold Cadillac for her mother and named it Dolly-Mama.

Similarly, Dolly Parton always loved her family, she bought a blue truck for her father, and he was so proud of that.

Likewise, Dolly Parton owns the Lightning Rod at Dollywood Theme Park, and it was a way to include her fond memories of hot rods in her hometown of Sevierville, TN.

Dolly Parton: Early Life & Personal Life

Early Life

Dolly Parton was born in a low-income family in Appalachia.

She was the fourth child of 12 children, and money was a major issue in her family.

Meanwhile, dolly first exposure to music came from her mother, who used to sing and play guitar.

During her childhood, Dolly learned music while she used to perform in Church.

Above all, Dolly Parton owned her first guitar from her relative and immediately began to make her own music.

Most importantly, Dolly started performing at the age of 10, and she used to appear on local television and radio shows in Knoxville.

On the other hand, Dolly has always described her family as being dirt poor.

Moreover, Parton made her Grand Ole Opry debuted after three years.

Furthermore, After finishing high school, she moved to Nashville to continue her musical career.

Personal Life

On May 30, 1996, Parton married Carl Thomas Dean in Ringgold, Georgia.

However, Dolly didn’t use Dean as her surname professionally, but she stated that her passport reads Dolly Parton Dean.

Meanwhile, Parton and Dean raised several of Parton’s younger siblings in Nashville.

Dolly Parton has had endometriosis, a condition that required undergoing a hysterectomy. As a result, Dolly was unable to have children.

But, Dolly Parton is the godmother of singer and actress Miley Cyrus.

On the other hand, Dolly Parton is known for having considerable plastic surgery.

Charity

Dolly Parton is also known as Philanthropist. Since the ’80s, Parton has supported different charities in literacy through her Imagination Library.

Imagination Library is a part of the Dollywood Foundation, which forwards one book per month to each registered child from birth until they reach kindergarten.

Imagination-Library
Imagination Library Logo

Likewise, Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Foundation, founded in 1988, helped decrease high school dropout rates in her homeland.

For instance, Parton bestowed $500 to every seventh and eighth-grade student who finished high school; consequently, the dropout rate decreased to 6%.

Similarly, Dolly has raised funds for other causes, including the American Red Cross and HIV/AIDS-related charities.

Meanwhile, in 2003 Parton showed support toward saving animals.

Dolly Parton has been honored by the Partnership award from U.S Fish and Wildlife Service regarding Dollywoods’s American Eagle Foundation Sanctuary.

In December 2006, Parton donated $500,000 toward a proposed $90 million hospital and cancer center to be built in Sevierville for the well-being of Robert F. Thomas, the doctor who delivered her.

In the same vein, in 2016, when wildfire caused fatal damage, Dolly Parton held a telethon, Smoky Mountains Rise A Benefit for My People Fund, to raise money for helping residents in the area.

After the disastrous TN Wildfire, Dolly founded the My People Fund, and the fund provider provided $1000 a month for six months to families who were homeless by wildfire.

After that, My People Fund is still helping residents who need help with food and mental health resources.

On the other hand, Dolly Parton donated $1 million to Monroe Carell Jr. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

Moreover, Dolly Parton also donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for research and curing the COVID-19 virus.

Dolly Parton Causes

Dolly Parton has also supported charities like:

  • Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
  • Boot Campaign
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Dogs Deserve Better
  • LGBTQ+

Dolly Parton: Movies, Endorsements, Awards & Book Publications

Movies

American Singer and songwriter is also known as an actress. Above all, Dolly Parton has made 400 appearances on Television and has made 12 theatrical release film appearances.

Dolly Parton’s first-ever TV show was Cas Walker Farm, released in 1956. Dolly was 10 years old when she first appeared on a TV show.

In 1967, Porter Wagoner tracked down dolly Parton, and dolly’s major television breakthrough came out, joining porter’s weekly variety shows.

On the other hand, Dolly appeared on 218 episodes of the show from 1967-1975.

After that, Dolly moved on from Parton and started her own show Dolly, which was successfully released for one season.

During the ’80s, Dolly Parton made her debut in her first movie called 9 to 5, and she played the role of Doralee Rhodes.

9 to 5 movie
Dolly’s first movie

Similarly, in 1982, she appeared in the film named The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and she played the role of Mona Strangely.

Likewise, in 1984, Dolly Parton appeared in the film Rhinestone as Jake Farris.

In 1984, Dolly was seen in the Christmas television special Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember with Kenny Rogers.

Furthermore, in 1986, Dolly starred in the film A Smoky Mountain Christmas, a film for television.

In addition, Dolly starred in the film titled Steel Magnolias, and she was characterized as Truvy Jones.

Moreover, in 1991, Dolly was seen in the film Wild Texas Wind.

In like manner, in 1992, Dolly returned to the silver screen with James Woods in the film Straight Talk.

Similarly, in 1994, Dolly appeared on Heavens to Betsy and Mindin’ My Own Business as well as she starred in the film Unlikely Angel in 1996 and Blue Valley Songbird in 1999.

End of the 90s and beginning of 2000s

Meanwhile, Dolly was seen in the film Frank McClusky & Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous in 2000 and a television appearance on Hannah Montana and Reba.

Similarly, in 2012 Dolly Parton was seen in the film Joyful Noise as G.G Sparrow with Keke Palmer, Queen Latifah, and Jeremy Jordan.

Likewise, in 2015 Dolly produced a film as narrator, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Color with NBC.

In addition, a sequel was made in 2016 titled Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.

Analogous to, Dolly partnered with Netflix to make a series based on Dolly’s songs, named Dolly Parton’s Heartstring, which was released in 2019.

In 2020, Dolly was seen in her Biography aired as Dolly Parton: Here I am UK.

Furthermore, Dolly appeared in the film Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square as Angel.

Endorsement

Dolly Parton has an endorsement deal with:

  • Sandollar Productions
  • The Dollywood Company

Awards

Dolly Rebecca Parton, AKA Dolly Parton, is the most-honored female country artist of all time.

In her musical career 25 of her single/album released has hit Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum Record certified by Record Industry of America.

Similarly, Dolly’s 26 songs have reached no.1 on the Billboard chart.

Likewise, Dolly Parton has 42 career top 10 country albums and 110 career-charted singles in her musical journey over the past forty years.

In detail, Dolly Parton has collected 11 Grammy Awards and at least fifty Grammy Award Nominations.

Here is Dolly’s Hall of Fame Honors listed below:

On the other hand, Dolly has won 3 American Music Awards out of 18 nominations.

In addition, Dolly has won 10 Country Music Association Awards out of 42 nominations.

After that, Dolly Parton has collected 7 Academy of Country Music Awards out of 39 nominations.

Books Publication

American Country singer, songwriter, and actress Dolly Parton is also known as a published author. She has published 16 books that are worth reading.

Dolly’s first-ever book that she has published is titled Just the Way I Am: Poetic Selections on “Reasons to Live, Reasons to Love and Reasons to Smile” from the Songs of Dolly Parton.

The book has 93 pages, published by Blue Mountain Press on January 1, 1979.

Similarly, dolly has published her second book, Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business.

Likewise, on November 1, 2002, Dolly published her book named Dolly Parton — Halos and Horns: Piano/Vocal/Chords, which has 98 pages and was published by Alfred Music.

In the same vein, on November 1, 2008, Dolly’s Dolly Parton: E-Z Play Today Volume 280 was published by Hal Leonard.

Furthermore, on December 1, 2008, Dolly published Dolly Parton – Greatest Hits Songbook. The book was published by Hal Leonard.

In like manner, on November 27, 2012, Dolly’s Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You was published by Putnam Adult. 

Likewise, on November 17, 2020, Dolly Parton released her book titled Dolly Parton, SongtellerThe book has a length of 651 pages and was published by Chronicle Books LLC.

Kindergarten Books

On the other hand, Dolly Parton has also written a book for Kindergarten Children. The book is titled I Am a Rainbow which was released on May 14, 2009, and was published by Putnam Juvenile.

Likewise, On October 18, 2016, Dolly wrote Coat of Many Colors and was published by Grosset & Dunlap.

Career

In 1967, Dolly Parton was first acknowledged by Parton Wagoner and invited to join his organization and be part of his television show The Porter Wagoner Show.

Meanwhile, Dolly and Wagoner were named vocal duo of the year by the Country Music Association. After that, Dolly released her first single as a duet with Wagoner.

Furthermore, in 1965 Dolly was signed by Monument Records and released her album Hello, I’m Dolly.

Similarly, Dolly Parton released the first single, Just Because I’m a Woman, in 1968 and was a chart hit, reaching number 17.

On the other hand, dolly showed interest in Pop music between 1976- 1986, but she returned to Country music in 1987.

In addition, Dolly Parton then released Coat of Many Colors, Jolene, and I Will Always Love You, which were Billboards Hit.

Likewise, Dolly started her acting career and made her first debut in the ’80s, comedy film 9 to 5.

In addition, after 9 to 5, Dolly has made many appearances in film and TV Shows.

To sum up, Dolly is also an Entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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3 Facts about Dolly Parton

  • Dolly’s first crush was Johnny Cash.
  • Parton will not ride the rides at Dollywood Theme Park.
  • Dolly’s parents paid sacks of oatmeal for her delivery.

FAQs

Is Dolly Parton a billionaire?

Dolly Parton is not a billionaire but a millionaire because she loves to help people and keeps donating through her Dollywood Foundation or by herself.

How many Children does Dolly Parton have?

Dolly Parton has had endometriosis, a condition that required undergoing a hysterectomy. As a result, Dolly was unable to have children.

But, surprisingly, Dolly Parton is the godmother of famous singer Miley Cyrus.

Dolly once told in an interview with ABC, Billy Ray Cyrus is a friend of mine.

When Miley was Born, Billy said to Dolly that she has to be her godmother and Dolly accepted that.

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