Country music is one of the most popular musical genres, year in and year out. Many fans have their favorite singer, whom they listen to religiously — and country music also boasts some of the world’s biggest music superstars. From Garth Brooks to George Strait, some of these musicians are the best and brightest. However, it is the women of country music who are often looked to as the real trailblazers, with Dolly Parton often cited as one of the most inspiring singers of all time. She’s also one of the wealthiest, heading up many top 10 lists of the richest country singers. Parton’s got some stiff competition though, as several other women of country are noted as being especially wealthy.
Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire are country power players
Trisha Yearwood has been a country music superstar since the early ’90s. She rose to fame with the power anthem “She’s in Love with the Boy,” a song that is still one of her most popular. In the years since her ascendance to stardom, Yearwood has consistently released hits, and her longtime romance with fellow superstar Garth Brooks has kept her in the headlines. Yearwood’s net worth is estimated to be around $400 million, an amount that grows with each year thanks to the success of her multiple business ventures.
A star who became famous just a few years before Yearwood is Reba McEntire. The country legend is not only a powerhouse vocalist but an actress and entrepreneur as well, with the hit sitcom Reba to her credit as well as movies like Tremors. Wealthy and successful, McEntire’s net worth is estimated to be around $95 million.
Shania Twain is the second wealthiest female country singer
Although superstars like Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire are both extremely wealthy, it is Shania Twain who is closest in earnings to Dolly Parton. According to Ledgernote.com, Twain, who achieved crossover success in the ’90s with songs like “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” is one of America’s all-time best-selling female artists.
Twain has also served as a judge on American Idol and launched an ultra-popular Las Vegas residency. A successful entrepreneur as well, Twain has endorsed a variety of products, from Febreze to her own bespoke fragrance. All in all, Shania Twain’s multiple business ventures has earned her a net worth second only to Dolly Parton, estimated to be a little more than $400 million.
What is Dolly Parton’s net worth?
Since the ’60s, Dolly Parton has been a powerhouse in the music industry. She rose to fame for her golden singing voice, but it is her tenacious drive and sweet nature that made her an icon — and these days, Parton has fans of all ages and interests. From her theme park, Dollywood, to her newly-released fragrance, it seems as though there is nothing that Parton can’t do. Parton is also an advocate for literacy, with a childhood reading program that has earned her renown and is an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. Many fans know Parton for her work in movies, and over the years, the star has appeared in a wide variety of hit films, including 9 to 5 and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
As the wealthiest country singer in the world, with a net worth of over $500 million, Parton could easily rest on her laurels — but she continues to work hard, year after year, releasing new music and proving that age is nothing but a number. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for all the latest entertainment news!
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