What is Dolly Parton Net Worth in 2020? Know About Her Husband, Songs, Children, Age, Challenge, Meme & Height
|Birth Date||January 19, 1946|
|Birthplace||Locust Ridge, Tennessee|
|Parents||Avie Lee Caroline (née Owens) & Robert Lee Parton Sr.|
|Spouse||Carl Thomas Dean|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian|
|Net Worth||$600 million|
“My dream was to make as many people happy as I could in this life.” – Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. Also known for her charitable works, Dolly began her career at the young age of 13.
Although she initially gained fame as a lyricist, she later attained success in other fields as well. Porton has written and put together more than 3000 songs in the course of her career that has exceeded six decades and has won many accolades, such as the Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and American Music Awards.
Well, she also held the record of having received the maximum number of Grammy Award nominations of 46 till 2013. In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Besides music, she is interested in acting and has appeared in numerous films including, 9 to 5 (1980) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982).
Dolly Parton Bio: Age & Family
Country music icon and actress Dolly Parton was born on January 19, 1946, in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Parton is the fourth of 12 children born to Avie Lee Caroline (née Owens; 1923–2003) and Robert Lee Parton Sr. (1921–2000).
Her father was a farmer and construction laborer whereas her mother was a homemaker to a large family. Her siblings in order are Willadeene, David, Denver, Bobby, Stella, Cassie, Randy, Larry, Floyd, Frieda, and Rachel.
Her birth sign is Capricorn. She is 74 years old. She holds an American nationality. Her first exposure to music came from family members, including her mother, who sang and played guitar.
At an early age, she also learned about music while performing in church. At age 10, Dolly started performing professionally, appearing on local television and radio shows in Knoxville.
Moreover, she made her Grand Ole Opry debut three years later. Set on a career in music, she then moved to Nashville after finishing high school.
Dolly Parton Career
In 1967, country star Porter Wagoner invited Dolly to join his company, offering her a regular spot on his weekly TV series The Porter Wagoner Show, and in his live roadshow. Portor also convinced his label, RCA Victor, to sign her. They recorded several albums and singles together and became one of the country’s most popular and successful double acts.
As Dolly always wanted a solo career, she decided to leave Wagoner’s company. Their last duet concert took place in April 1974, and she left his TV show in mid-1974. Their last album together was 1975’s Say Forever You’ll Be Mine.
To date, she has composed over 3,000 songs, including ‘I Will Always Love You’, which became a huge hit for Whitney Houston in 1992. Parton’s other big hits include ‘Jolene’, ‘Coat of Many Colours’, ‘Islands in the Stream’ (with Kenny Rogers), and ‘9 to 5’.
In 1980, she appeared in the comedy feature film ‘9 to 5’. After the success of her acting debut, Dolly Parton acted in quite a few movies such as ‘Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ (1982),‘Rhinestone’ (1984), ‘Steel Magnolias’(1989), and ‘Straight Talk’(1992) other than a few television shows.
In 1996, Dolly formed the Dollywood Foundation and it focuses on literacy and has been instrumental in encouraging reading amongst the children of over 1600 communities across the USA, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Moreover, she has also worked towards other causes as the American Red Cross and HIV-AIDS. Her music has been used in PETA’s ad campaigns.
Why Dolly Parton prefers to keep her 54-year marriage secret?
She married Carl Thomas Dean on May 30, 1966, in Ringgold, Georgia. The couple celebrated their 45th anniversary in 2011 and Dolly said: “We’re really proud of our marriage. It’s the first for both of us. And the last.”
In 2016, Parton announced that she and her husband would renew their vows to mark their 50th wedding anniversary later in the month.
Together, the pair has helped raise several of Dolly’s younger siblings in Nashville, with her nieces and nephews referring to her as ‘Aunt Granny’.
However, they do not have any kids yet. But, Dolly Parton is the godmother of singer Miley Cyrus.
Salary & Net Worth
As of 2020, her net worth is $600 million dollars. Forbes listed her as the highest-paid female country music singer in the world for 2017, pulling in a cool $37 million that year.
Further, a large portion of Dolly’s income can also be attributed to her theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Her park, Dollywood sits on a sprawling 150 acres and is considered one of the biggest ticketed tourist attractions in Tennessee.
Height & Weight
Looking at her physique, she has a slim body build with a body measurement of 41-25-38 inches. Further, she stands at an average height of 5 feet and her body weight is 53 Kg or 117 lbs.
She has Blonde hair and Blue eyes. Similarly, she requires a 36E bra size. Her shoe size is 5.5US and the dress size is 2 US.