What is Chrissie Hynde's net worth? Chrissie Hynde's net worth is $12 million dollars. Born in Akron, Ohio, Chrissie Hynde, also known as Christine Ellen Hynde, grew up traveling to Cleveland to see her favorite bands. While attending Kent State University, where she was majoring in Art, she performed with a band that also featured future Devo frontman, Mark Mothersbaugh. She saved her money and moved to London, and spent the next several years bouncing from job to job and band to band, including singing or playing guitar or bass for such groups as The Frenchies, 999, Masters of the Backside, and The Moors Murderers. In 1978, at the urging of Dave Hill of Real Records, she put together her own band. The group would come to be known as The Pretenders. Their first album was a worldwide hit, but drug and health issues, conflicts within the band, and management issues would plague the group over the years, and Ms. Hynde has remained the only original member.