Joan Baez Net Worth
Joan Baez Net Worth: Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter and musician who has a net worth of $11 million. Joan Baez was born January 9, 1941 in Staten Island, New York City, New York. She is known for topical songs promoting social justice, civil rights and pacifism. Baez also played a critical role in popularizing Bob Dylan, with whom she performed regularly in the mid-1960s. In the turbulent '60s in America, Baez often used her music to express her social and political views. Not long after the release of her first album (1960), she met the then-unknown singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. In the early to mid-1960s, Joan Baez became an established folk artist as well as a voice for social change, singing We Shall Overcome at the March on Washington in 1963 (organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). In 1964, she would refuse to pay part of her taxes to protest U.S. military spending. Baez was arrested twice in 1967 in Oakland, California for blocking an armed forces induction center. Baez continued to be active politically and musically in the '70s. She helped establish the west coast branch of Amnesty International, a human rights organization, and released numerous albums, including the critically acclaimed Diamonds and Rust (1975). In addition to touring, she also performed at many benefits and fundraisers for social and political causes around the world. In 1980, Baez was given honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees by Antioch University and Rutgers University for her political activism and the "universality of her music". In 1983, she appeared on the Grammy Awards, performing Dylan's anthem Blowin' in the Wind, a song she first performed twenty years earlier. On October 14, 2009, PBS aired an episode of its documentary series, American Masters entitled Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound.