Dolly Parton Net Worth : Charity & Lifestyle

The American singer, record producer, songwriter, and actress Dolly Parton has a gigantic net worth of 650 million dollars.

Dolly started her career as a songwriter, and after its success, in 1967, she made her studio album debut with her album named Hello, I’m Dolly.

Dolly Parton wearing a black dress
Dolly Parton

Primarily renowned for her exemplary work in country music, Parton is also a successful businesswoman, humanitarian, and author. Furthermore, she is also a multi-instrumentalist with the skill of playing almost 20 musical instruments.

And today, Parton is known as the most successful female country artist.

Quick Facts

Here are some of the quick facts about Dolly Parton.

Full Name Dolly Rebecca Parton
Nick Names The Iron Butterfly

The Queen of Country

The Smoky Mountain Songbird

Date of Birth January 19, 1946
Age 76 years old
Gender Female
Place of Birth Locust Ridge, Tennessee, United States
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Author, Record/Television Producer, Businessperson, Humanitarian, Screenwriter, Voice acting, Composer
Genre Country Music
Album Debut September 18, 1967
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Religion Christian
Height 5’0″ (152cm)
Weight 105 pounds (48kg)
Ethnicity American-Welsh
Residence Tennessee, United States
Color of hair Bleach blond
Color of eys Green
Father’s Name Robert Lee Parton
Mother’s Name
Avie Lee Owens Parton
Siblings Willadeene, Randel Huston “Randy” , Stella Mae, Cassie Nan, Freida Estelle, Rachel Ann (Sisters)

Larry Gerald, Estel Floyd, David Wilburn, Robert Lee, Coy Denver (Brothers)

Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Relationship Carl Thomas Dean ​ ( m. 1966)​
Education Sevier County High School
Social Media Instagram
Active Years 1956–present
Net Worth 650 million USD
Last Updated October, 2022

Dolly Parton Net Worth and Income

Often referred to as the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton has a net worth of massive 650 million dollars.

Dolly was only 11-years-old when she wrote and released her debut song, Puppy Love, back in 1959.

Today, the famous country singer has written more than 3,000 songs and has more than 100 singles on the charts.

In her career, Dolly has assembled countless loyal fans and, well, a fortune too.

The Jolene-singer has done a great deal over these six decades in showbusiness.

Back in 2017, she was placed on the list of top-earning celebrities by Forbes.

Dolly Parton House, Cars, Watches

House in Glencliff, Nashville

The house located in Glencliff, Nashville is now price at market for $1.2 million.

In 2017, the stucco house was listed for sale, spread on 3,200 sq. ft.

Dolly's Glencliff House
Dolly’s Glencliff House

To enumerate, the house features four bedrooms and three bathrooms with an eat-in kitchen.

Furthermore, there is a garage which could fit four cars. Likewise, the outdoor has several amenities, such as a covered porch and patio.

The house was originally built in 1941 and is currently listed on Airbnb as well.

House in Brentwood, Nashville

Dolly repurchased this house in Brentwood in 1999, and she has lived here since then with her husband.

This beautiful white house with plenty of balcony space was purchased by the country-singer for $400,000.

Moreover, this well-equipped house boasts its own tennis court, swimming pool, and also chapel.

Top view of the Dolly's Brentwood House
Dolly’s Brentwood House

The famous singer has her own music room housing her black piano.

Moreover, there is a whole room that places her massive collection of awards and achievements.

Her music room is decorated with floral curtains and cream-colored walls.

The house features wooden furniture and a patterned theme. And, the kitchen has a central island fitted with marble worktops.

Moreover, there is a double fridge, several wooden cupboards, and a double oven.

Furthermore, the house contains a farm sporting many amenities outside.

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Cars

Cadillac D’Elegance

Cadillac D'Elegance parking
Parton’s 1997 Cadillac, now at the museum

This 1997 model was Dolly’s favorite which she drove for more than ten years.

Currently, this piece is placed in the Hollywood Stars Cars Museum in Tennessee.

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

After contributing her former Cadillac to the museum, the singer upgraded to this model.

Chevrolet Camaro

This iconic car features Parton’s face on the hood along with her signature.

Pink colored Camaro of Dolly Parton
The iconic pink Camaro of Dolly

The bright pink-colored beauty is distinct on the street.

Furthermore, it boasts Dolly’s website on the back roof and the Dollywood theme park symbol on the real panels.

Gold Cadillac

 Dolly gifted this gold Cadillac named Dolly-Mama to her mother, who Dolly and her husband now drive.

Dolly also owns a blue truck which she gifted to her father and now keeps it safely in her house as a memory.

Lifestyle

Dolly Parton is neither a gym freak nor someone who controls everything she eats.

Dolly maintains a low-carb diet during the workweek and remains physically active, thus avoiding any particular exercises or gym.

She is a person who would rather watch her food than working out.

However, she indulges herself during weekends and tries her favorite dishes from her home in southern Nashville.

The ‘9 to 5‘ singer is an early-bird and reportedly wakes up every day at 3 am.

Her morning ritual includes meditation and prayers and all other different works she doesn’t have time to do during the daytime.

The Jolene-singer is now into her early seventies and still famous for her iconic look with tinted lips, layers of blonde hair-particularly wigs and contoured lids.

Also, the long nails are a part of her identity.

Since her early days, Parton has been wearing wigs, and she is not ashamed of it or any extended makeups she does.

While talking about the products she uses, she told in an interview that in her teen, she used red pokeberries for lipstick and burnt matchstick for eyeliner.

Surely, with all the wealth now, her makeup choice has been upgraded.

Songs, Movies, Endorsements, and Book Publication

Dolly is a singer, an entertainer, a philanthropist, and a successful businesswoman.

She is credited for shaping the world of country music. Furthermore, she has been awarded the Living Legend Medal by the Library of Congress.

Songs

Before singing songs, Dolly used to write them for other artists. It was 1967 when she made an album debut with Hello, I’m Dolly. Since then, the singer-songwriter has landed with many greatest hits, and some of her iconic songs are mentioned here:

Movies

The famous singer has also appeared in several movies and TV shows.

Some of her remarkable actings can be seen in Frank McClusky, C.I. (2002), Unlikely Angel (1996), Christmas on the Square (2020), Rhinestone (1984), Joyful Noise (2012), Blue Valley Songbird (1999), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), Steel Magnolias (1989), Straight Talk (1992), 9 to 5 (1980).

Endorsements

Dolly teamed up with Squarespace for the company’s Super Bowl ad, where her track 9 to 5 has been reimagined as ‘5 to 9’. Damien Chazelle directed the music video.

The ‘DreamMore’ Resort opened in 2015.

Dollywood is an amusement theme park that opened in 1986 and has been ranked as one of the best theme parks worldwide. Dolly Parton owns this amusement park along with Herschend Family Entertainment.

To detail, the park spread on 160 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, offers more than fifty rides and several other entertainments. In 2015, Parton also opened the “DreamMore” Resort inside the park.

Moreover, back in October 1978, Dolly appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine.

Dolly Parton on the Playboy Magazine cover
Dolly Parton on the Playboy Magazine cover

She was the first country singer to pose for the Playboy and also had given her interview in that issue.

Publications

The Grammy-winner Parton is also an author and has penned several books. Here is the list of books written by her:

Charity

The famous singer is known for her philanthropy activities and has made countless contributions to different foundations and campaigns. A few of her legendary charity works have been mentioned here:

  • Dolly has worked to improve literacy and promoting education through programs such as Imagination Library. Along with this project, she formed the Dollywood Foundation to ensure literacy programs among children worldwide.
  • The singer is a supporter of Save the Music Foundation. Also, she has taken part in the Make a Wish program.
  • Similarly, Parton also shared her fortune and effort towards animal rights. To illustrate, she has established the Dollywood’s American Eagle Foundation that collaborates with U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • The country singer has also made donations to HIV/AIDS charities and many other health-related causes.
  • In 2017, Dolly contributed $1 million to Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital. Furthermore, in 2020, Dolly contributed another million dollars to fund the vaccine research program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  • The Jolene-singer established The My People Fund in the wake of the East Tennessee wildfires providing one thousand dollars to the families whose homes were destroyed due to devastating wildfire.
  • Parton has also donated $500,000 for a new Sevier County hospital in Tennessee and further conducted a concert for raising the amount.

Career

Dolly Parton was born on 19th January 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. She was born in a very low-income family and was the fourth of 12 children to whom money was always an issue.

Music used to run deep in her family, and her first discovery of music also came from there. Her mother used to sing and play guitar, and while performing in the Church with her, Dolly also learned about music.

Furthermore, she admires her Uncle Bill Owens, who helped her get started with the music business. Eventually, Dolly released her first song, “Puppy Love,” with his help.

Today, she is one of the most honored women in country music history, and her transformation of rags-to-riches is truly commendable.

Personal Life

In 1966, Dolly married her husband, Carl Dean. Reportedly, in 1964, the couple met outside a Nashville laundromat and married after two years in 1966.

Dolly and Carl posing with the dog
Dolly and Carl

Being together for 55 years, the couple does not have any children due to various health and professional reasons. Her husband is a businessman and chooses to stay out of the limelight, as well.

Interesting facts about Dolly Parton

  1. During her teenage, Dolly had her first crush on Johnny Cash. She saw Johnny performing at the Grand Ole’ Opry and since then, admired him.
  2. There was a “Dolly Parton lookalike contest” in Santa Monica Boulevard, but she lost at it to the shock.
  3. Being born in a very low-income family, her father paid the doctor with a bag of oatmeal, who birthed her.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Dolly wear gloves?

As Dolly has keloid scar tissue, she always wears gloves and long sleeves to cover those scars. Moreover, she also got tattoos to cover the scar marks.

How is Dolly Parton related to Miley Cyrus?

Dolly is the godmother of Miley Cyrus. The country singer is a friend of Billy Ray Cyrus- dad of Miley Cyrus. When Miley was born, she was requested to be her godmother, which she accepted.

Why doesn’t Dolly ride the roller coasters at Dollywood?

Parton refuses to ride any rides, even at her own theme park, because she has motion sickness and is very afraid of roller coasters. Moreover, the singer even used to get sick while riding the school bus as a kid.

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