Kris Kristofferson net worth: Kris Kristofferson is an American singer, songwriter and actor who has a net worth of $160 million. As the sole writer of most of his songs, Kris Kristofferson has accumulated his wealth through a long successful country music career and as a film star. He was born in Brownsville, Texas on June 22, 1936. His father was a US Army Air Corps officer who eventually rose to the rank of Major General. Kris and his family moved a lot to accommodate the father's military duties. Kris eventually graduated from San Mateo High School in Northern California then attended Pomona College. He graduated from Pamona summa cum laude and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in England. He graduated from Oxford with a degree in English Literature. While studying in England, Kris began writing music as a side hobby. After graduating, he joined the military. His music career began after he left the Army and moved to Nashville. While living in Nashville, Kris worked as a helicopter pilot and as a maintenance worker at Columbia Studios. He was eventually signed to Monument Records. Many popular artists also began recording cover versions of his songs. Janis Joplin, who dated Kris, covered his song "Me and Bobby McGee". The song would go on to become one of Joplin's most famous hits. Kris' first studio solo album "Kristofferson" was released in 1970 and peaked at number 10 on the US Country music charts. Between 1970 and 2010, Kris released 17 studio albums and dozens of singles. In 1971 he won his first Grammy and launched an acting career by appearing in the film "The Last Movie". Dozens more roles would follow. Kris was won a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work on the 1976 film "A Star is Born". He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Original Music Score for the 1984 movie "Songwriter". In 1984 Kris also joined up with a group of fellow country stars to launch a super group called The Highwaymen. In January 2014, Kris was honored at the Grammys with a Lifetime Achievement award.