How Much Was The Net Worth Of Singer Glenn Frey When He Died?

Glenn Frey was an American singer best known as the founding member and frontman of the rock band Eagles. He is famous for contributing successful songs like Smuggler’s Blues, The Heat Is On, You Belong to the City, Love in the 21st Century, and True Love to the music industry.

At the time of his death in 2016, Glenn was worth $120 million as per the Celebrity Net Worth. On the other hand, The Richest says that he was worth $70 million. In 1982, Frey’s album No Fun Aloud earned $478,000 while another album, The Allnighter collected $497,000 in 1984.

Success In Music And Film Industry

Glenn Frey was active in the entertainment industry for almost 50 years. In 1970, he became friends with drummer, Don Henley at Amos Records and for Linda Ronstadt‘s then-upcoming tour the duo formed a backup band.

After that, they along with Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner formed the rock band Eagles and became one of the world’s best-selling crew ever. Almost after 10 years of success, the group disbanded in the 1980s.

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Eventually, Frey began his solo singing career and earned world-wide fame for contributing hits songs like The Heat Is On, You Belong to the City, Smuggler’s Blues, True Love, Flip City, and Part of Me, Part of You.

The Eagles frontman Glenn Frey
The Eagles frontman Glenn Frey

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Again, in 1994, The Eagles reunited and released an album Hell Freezes Over. Then, the squad released another track Long Road out of Eden in 2007. Additionally, Frey in 2 decades released his first solo album titled After Hours on May 8, 2012.

Besides that, Glenn debuted as an actor guest-starring in an episode, Smuggler’s Blues on the TV series Miami Vice Season 1. Likewise, in 1993, he portrayed Cody McMahon in crime drama series South of Sunset, however, the show was canceled after an episode.

Furthermore, the versatile personality also became a part of movies and TV shows such as Let’s Get Harry, Jerry Maguire, Nash Bridges, Arliss, and others.


True Love singer Glenn along with his wife purchased a house in Los Angles, the United States in 2002.

Glenn Frey's Los Angeles house on sale for $15 million
Glenn Frey’s Los Angeles house on sale for $15 million

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The mansion covers 9,000 square feet and boasts 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 2 family rooms, a home theatre, and a basement bar was kept on sale for $15 million in 2017.

Charity Works

Frey was always an active supporter of causes like abuse, cancer, children, health, environment, and Parkison’s disease.

The late singer had donated the charitable foundations like Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Walden Woods Project, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, TGR Foundation, and Childhelp USA.


Glenn Frey was born Glenn Lewis Frey on November 6, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States to parents Edward Frey and Nellie Frey.

The actor spent his childhood with his two siblings, brothers, Alan Frey and Matthew Frey.

Regarding Frey’s education, he attended Dondero High School and Oakland Community College. Likewise, he also went to Royal Oak High School.

3 Children With Second Wife

Glenn Frey was married twice in his life. First of all, he tied the knot to Janie Beggs on June 17, 1983. The duo divorced in 1988.

Glenn Frey with his wife, Cindy Millican and children
Glenn Frey with his wife, Cindy Millican, and children

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Later, Frey exchanged wedding vows with Cindy Millican on June 30, 1990. Together, the couple shares two sons, Deacon Frey, Otis Frey, and a daughter, Taylor Frey. Unfortunately, the pair separated on January 18, 2016, after the demise of Glenn.

Cause of Death

5 feet 9 inches tall Frey was 67 years old at the time of his death. He died due to complications from Pneumonia, Acute Ulcerative Colitis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis on January 18, 2016, in Washington Heights, New York City.