Dolly Parton net worth: Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, actress, author and philanthropist who has a net worth of $500 million dollars. Dolly Parton has been writing and performing hit country songs for over 40 years. She has released 41 top-10 country albums, and has had 25 number one singles. She is most widely recognized for her songs, "9 to 5" and "I Will Always Love You", which Whitney Houston covered for the feature film, The Bodyguard. Dolly Rebecca Parton was born in 1946 in Sevier County, Tennessee as the fourth of twelve children. Her father was a tobacco farmer, and she has described her family as being dirt poor and remembers hearing that her father paid the doctor who helped deliver her with a bag of oatmeal. Music always played an important role in her life, and many of her early performances were in church. By the age of 9, Parton was appearing on The Cas Walker Show and later was signed on the small Louisiana label, Goldband Records. The day she graduated from high school in 1964, she moved to Nashville and achieved her initial success as a songwriter. In 1966, she married Carl Dean, who runs an asphalt road-surface-paving business in Nashville. He has always shunned publicity and rarely accompanies his wife to public events. Parton and Dean helped raise several of Parton's younger siblings, and although she has no children of her own, she is active in the lives of her nieces and nephews, and is also the godmother of performer, Miley Cyrus. Parton has over 6 decades of success in not only music but also as an actress in film and television. She has received several honors and awards for her music and is also quite active in many charitable organizations.
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