Hank Williams Net Worth
Hank Williams, Sr. net worth: Hank Williams, Sr. was an American singer-songwriter and musician who had a net worth equal to $100 thousand at the time of his death after adjusting for inflation (approximately $10 thousand in 1953). According to several books about his life, Hank's highest earning years were 1951 and 1952. In both of those years he made slightly over $100,000, which is the same as around $1 million today. Unfortunately, when Hank and his wife divorced, she took him for nearly every penny he had. His ex-wife was awarded half of Hank's royalties, their house, furniture, kids… At the time of his death, Hank was essentially penniless, living in a modest one bedroom apartment with his new wife.
Hank Williams, Sr. was born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama in September 1923 and passed away in January 1953. He is regarded as one of the most influential and significant American singer/songwriters of the 20th century. Williams released 35 Top 10 singles on the Billboard Country & Western chart which includes 11 #1 songs. He got started performing on the radio and backed up the Drifting Cowboys band. Williams only released two studio albums while alive: Hank Williams Sings in 1951 and Moanin' the Blues in 1952. His #1 country singles include "Lovesick Blues", "Long Gone Lonesome Blues", "Why Don't You Love Me", "Moanin' the Blues", "Hey Good Lookin", "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)", "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Kaw-Liga", and "Take These Chains from My Heart". He had health problems related to back pain, prescription drug abuse, and alcoholism. Williams was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His song Hank Williams, Jr. also became a successful musician. Hank Williams, Sr. passed away on January 1, 1953 at 29 years old.
|Net Worth:||$100 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 17, 1923 - Jan 1, 1953 (29 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Musician, Singer-songwriter, Author|
|Nationality:||United States of America|