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How much is an American Singer Bob Dylan's Net Worth? Find out his Career, Award, and Achievement

Updated On 17 Dec, 2018 Published On 26 Nov, 2017
How much is an American Singer Bob Dylan's Net Worth? Find out his Career, Award, and Achievement

Bob Dylan's estimated net worth is around $180 million, according to celebrity net worth. The credit to Dylan's astonishing net worth goes to his successful musical career. His main source of income is his successful musical career and world musical tour.

The legendary musical icon Bob Dylan does not need an introduction. The all-time great songwriter and singer Dylan is the inspiration for all those music lovers of all generations.

Have you ever wondered how much is the legendary musician who won Nobel prize in 2016 worth? What are his sources of income? Has the price amount of Nobel prize added figure in his net worth? We have some exclusive details here.

How Much Is Bob Dylan Net Worth?       

Bob Dylan who dedicated over 50 years of his life in the music has contributed a lot to the musical world with the introduction of both folk music and protest songs. He has been an influential personality in pop music for more than five decades.

The 77-year-old Nobel prize winner Dylan's estimated net worth is around $180 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. 

 Singer and songwriter Bob Dylan

Singer and songwriter Bob Dylan 
 
Source: Rolling Stone

Renowned for his witty lyrics and unique voice, the legendary musical icon has earned such a handsome figure of net worth with his contribution to both folk music and protest songs.

Many of his songs such as The Times They Are a-Changin, Blowing in the Wind, and Like a Rolling Stone became anthems for civil rights and anti-war protest movements.

What Are Bob Dylan's Sources Of Income?

The credit to Dylan's astonishing net worth goes to his successful musical career. His main source of income is his successful career and world musical tour. Reportedly, the musician earned around $7 million per concert in the Desert Trip Festival.

Dylan who started his career during the 1960s has started his endless touring schedule The Never Ending Tour since June 7, 1988. 

In early 2017, Dylan performed at the fan-curated Firefly Music Festival. Then, his concert was held in six places in the United Kingdom and 3Arena in Dublin in May 2017, in the United States in March 2017 and also in Canada. Further, his other concerts are going to be held in Europe including Stockholm and Antwerp on December 12, 2017.

Bob Dylan performing in a concert

Bob Dylan performing in a concert 
 
Source: Rolling Stone

Selling off his recording is Dylan's another major source of income. According to some online sources, Dylan sold nearly 100 million albums whereas other source claims that he sold around 35.6 million albums in the United States. Reportedly, Dylan has been successful to make his several original and collection albums go platinum and gold which extended his net worth.

He collection  “Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits” was warmly received by audiences and over 5 million copies were sold worldwide. Similarly, his other albums “Blonde on Blonde” and “The Essential Bob Dylan” both became double platinum in 1966 and 2000 respectively. 

Watch video: Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman

In addition to the list, his two albums Bringing It All Back Home and John Wesley Harding became certified platinum in 2001. His several hit singles also accumulated a huge figure on his net worth.

Moreover, Dylan's right to publish his music also helped him to earn a handsome figure of money as his creations have over 500 credits in both films and TV shows. He also signed a publishing contract from 2010 to 2014 of worth $22 million. Prior to the contract, Dylan used to earn around $4 million yearly in publishing royalties.

Dylan also approved Amazon to produce a TV show called Time Out of Mind based on all-time hits song in 2016 which also definitely boosted his earnings.

Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Also Extended His Net Worth

For his great contribution in the musical field, Dylan has been honored with several awards including Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

The prize is worth 8 million Swedish Krona, or $923,179.20. Along with the award, he also received a gold medal which is worth millions of dollars. 

Watch video: Bob Dylan speech at the 2016 Nobel Banquet

He is also eleven times Grammy Awards winner. He received a GMA Dove Awards in 1980 and a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award in 2000. He also achieved the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2012.

Bob Dylan's Philanthropic Efforts

Dylan has been engaged in several charity events and has donated millions of dollars but doesn't want the self-promotion for his works. Back in 2004, he donated a hefty amount to an Irish children’s hospital secretly.

Also in 2007, he made a low profiled visit to California grade school. All those years, Dylan has contributed millions to charities which include Amnesty International and Feeding America.

Bob Dylan's Relationship And Married Life

Dylan was married twice. He first tied the knot to Sara Lownds in 1965. The couple together welcomed their first child, Jesse Byron Dylan on January 6, 1966. The couple welcomed three more children, Anna Lea on July 11, 1967, Samuel Isaac Abram on July 30, 1968, and Jakob Luke on December 9, 1969.

Lownds also have a daughter, Maria Lownds from her previous relationship and Dylan adopted her after their relationship. The pair called a quit after 12 years of marriage and got divorced on June 29, 1977.

Reportedly, Lownd received around $36 million from Dylan during the divorce settlement along with half the royalties Dylan earned from the songs he wrote during their relationship.

Bob Dylan with his wife Sara Lownds

Bob Dylan with his wife Sara Lownds 
 
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After Lownds, Dylan dated his backup singer Carolyn Dennis. The couple tied the knot on June 4, 1986. The couple together has a daughter Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan born on January 31, 1986. Dylan and his second wife, Dennis ended their relationship in October 1992. 

Bob Dylan and his second wife Carolyn Dennis

Bob Dylan and his second wife Carolyn Dennis 
 
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He was also in a relationship with girlfriend Suze Rotolo, and the couple was so much in love, but Suze died on February 25, 2011. Bob is now single and currently resides in his mansion on the coast of Malibu, California. 

Bob Dylan: Quick Facts

Bob Dylan

Source: Rolling Stone
  • Dylan was born as Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
  • He is Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice's son.
  • His nicknames are Bobby, Zimmy, Zimbo, The Voice of Protest, The Voice of a Generation, The Bard Blind and Boy Grunt.
  • He is Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m) tall.
  • His birth sign is Gemini.
  • Dylan studied at Hibbing High School and the University of Minnesota.
  • He started his career performing at clubs in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • His debut album, ‘Bob Dylan’ was released in 1962.

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