Kenny Rogers was best known as a country musician who had released hit albums like The Gambler, Love, or Something Like It, Kenny, among others. His career as a musician lasted for 60 years, during which he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and won various other awards.
Likewise, he was also successful as an actor and worked on projects like How I Met Your Mother, Wild Horses, The Dream Makers, etc. Although he retired from show business entirely, he was still considered one of the most influential icons in American pop culture.
Sadly, the musician died at the age of 81 in 20 March 2020.
How Much Kenny Rogers Worth At The Time Of His Death?
American music legend Kenny Rogers had a net worth of around $250 million at the time of his demise.
His net worth came primarily from his work as a country musician. Additionally, he also earned a decent amount from his work as an actor.
Houses And Cars
Rogers once owned an extravagant estate in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He bought the property in 2009 for around $2.8 million. He also reportedly spent more than $3 million furnishing the already lavish property.
He had sold the property in 2011 for $3.725 million when the market was experiencing a slight downfall.
Similarly, he also owned a Bel-Air mansion currently valued at more than $65 million. The property covers over 24,000 square feet and has features like a ballroom, a saltwater pool, a 12-seat home theater, among others.
The singer bought the property in the 70s and renamed it Liongate after adding two lions at the entrance gate.
Roger’s first car was a 1956 Ford Fairlane; he bought the car when he was just a teen, his father and Kenny went halfsies on the price of the car.
Paying $60 Million In Divorce Settlement
Kenny Rogers had been married five times, and his fourth marriage or more appropriately, his fourth divorce made a list for the most expensive celebrity divorces.
Jeff Bezos And MacKenzie Bezos’ takes the cake for the most expensive divorce. Still, Rogers and his former wife, Marianne Rogers (maiden name Gordon), also made a list after Rogers paid $60 million ($106 million after adjusting for inflation).
Kenny and Marianne got married on October 1, 1977, and they divorced in 1993 after around 15 years of marriage.
Kenny Rogers was born Kenneth Ray Rogers on August 21, 1938 (age 81 as of March 2020) in Houston, Texas, the United States to Edward Floyd Rogers and Lucille Rogers. He went to Wharton Elementary School and Northside High School.
Regarding his relationships, he is currently married to Wanda Miller; they tied the knot in 1958. They had twin sons together.
His first marriage was in 1958 when he got married to Janice Gordon. They divorced in 1960, the same year he wedded Jean Rogers. This marriage lasted a year longer than his first one, and the pair called it quit in 1963.
After this, he got hitched with Margo Anderson, and the duo lasted for around 12 years before divorcing in 1976. Not letting up his streak of getting married less than two years after a divorce, he tied the knot with Marianne Gordon in 1977.
His marriage with Gordon would be his costliest as he had to pay $60 million as the divorce settlement. They divorced in 1993.
Cause Of Death
Country music legend Rogers died peacefully at his home on 20th March 2020. He died of natural causes at the age of 81 at home in Sandy Springs, Ga.
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He is survived by wife, sons, brothers, sister and other family members. The family is planning a private funeral amid COVID-19 concerns.
Earnings From Record Sales
While both a prominent actor and a singer, most of his income is thanks to his record, the list of his record sales earnings are in the table below
|1978||$550,000||Love or Something Like It|
|1981||$1,200,000||Share Your Love|
|1982||$1,100,000||Love Will Turn You Around|
|1983||$2,300,000||Eyes That See in the Dark|
|$1,100,000||We’ve Got Tonight|
|1984||$1,100,000||What About Me?|
|1985||$550,000||The Heart of the Matter|
|1989||$500,000||Something Inside So Strong|
|1999||$1,000,000||She Rides Wild Horses|
Adding to this, some sources have also claimed that he earned well over $50 million per year before retiring in 2017.