Leonard Cohen net worth: Leonard Cohen is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and author who has a net worth of $20 million dollars. Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and began playing guitar when he was in his teens. He went on to form a group called the Buckskin Boys. He attended McGill University, and quickly made a name for himself as a poet, winning multiple literary awards. He published his first book of poetry in the mid-50s, and then relocated to New York to attend Columbia University. He chose to leave Columbia after a year, and returned to Canada. He wrote his second book of poetry, "The Spice Box of Earth" in the early 60s. The book was a success, and catapulted him into wider recognition. Though he had early success as a writer, it was difficult to sustain that momentum. He returned to the US to focus on building a music career, and went on to record an incredible series of albums and tracks, which have earned him inclusion in both the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, as well as four decades of dedicated fans.