Jimi Hendrix Net Worth
Jimi Hendrix Net Worth: Jimi Hendrix was an American musician and songwriter who had a net worth of $175 million dollars. Born in Seattle, Washington, in 1942 as Johnny Allen Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix used to carry around a broom in elementary school so he could pretend to be playing the guitar. Eventually, Hendrix was given a ukulele and he taught himself how to play several Elvis Presley songs. By 15, he bought himself his first acoustic guitar and created his first band, the Velvetones. Soon after, his father gave him an electric guitar. Hendrix enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1961 after two run-ins with law enforcement. He was honorably discharged a year later after being deemed unsuitable for the military. By 1964, he recorded and released his single, "Testify", with the Isley Brothers, though it failed to gain traction. That year, a guitar part on the Don Covay song "Mercy, Mercy", climbed to number 35. Soon, he left the Isley Brothers and joined Little Richard's the Upsetters. His single with Little Richard charted at 92; in 1965, Hendrix made his TV debut with the band. In 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience was born, and quickly gained traction in the United Kingdom with three top ten hits: "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", and "The Wind Cries Mary". It only took another year for Hendrix's popularity to soar in the U.S. with an appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival. His last studio album, "Electric Ladyland", topped the U.S. charts. He was named Artist of the Year by Billboard and Performer of the Year by "Rolling Stone". By 1969, he was the top-paid entertainer in the world, and was the featured act at Woodstock. Hendrix died a year later when he was 27 years old from asphyxia in London. In 1991, he received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a year later. He is regarded as one of the best guitar players in history.