Gene Autry Net Worth
Gene Autry net worth: Gene Autry was an American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, and rodeo performer who had a net worth equal to $500 million at the time of his death, after adjusting for inflation. Gene Autry was born in Tioga, Texas in September 1907 and passed away in October 1998. He gained fame as a singing cowboy and starred on radio, film, and television. He eventually parlayed this fame into a business empire that included vast real estate holdings, a professional baseball team, hotels, a television studio and several radio stations. He acquired The Anaheim Angels in 1960 and held the team until his death. He actually sold a portion to Walt Disney in 1995 and then his widow sold the remainder of the team a year after his death. In 1982 he sold KTLA television station for $245 million. At the time of his death in 1998, Gene's worth was estimated at $320 million. That was enough to make him one of the 400 richest Americans. Autry also owned the Major League Baseball team the Angels which was located in Los Angeles, California, and Anaheim from 1961 to 1997. He starred in 93 movies from 1934 to 1953 and was the host of The Gene Autry TV series from 1950 to 1956. His signature song is "Back in the Saddle Again" and he is known for the Christmas songs "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "here Comes Santa Claus", "Frosty the Snowman", and "Up on the House Top". He was inducted into the Country Music and the Nashville Songwriters Halls of Fame and received five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, being the only person to do so. Gene Autry passed away on October 2, 1998 at 91 years old.