Willie Nelson Net Worth
Willie Nelson Net Worth: Willie Nelson is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor and activist who has a net worth of $25 million. Willie Nelson has earned his net worth through his musical career, songwriting and his many roles in television and films, as well as the writing of his autobiography and other books. Born Willie Hugh Nelson on April 29, 1933, in Abbott, Texas, United States, he rose to stardom as one of the key figures of outlaw country at the end of the 1960s. Actually, Nelson was recognized as one of the most prolific artists of this subgenre of country music that developed mainly as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Thanks to the critical nod for the album Shotgun Willie (1973), along with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), Nelson entered the limelight. Having penned his first song at age seven and having joined his first band at ten, Willie Nelson toured locally with the Bohemian Polka as their lead singer and guitar player at an early age. It was during his two years at Baylor University that he decided to quit college to pursue a musical career. During this time he worked as a disc jockey and he wrote the song "Family Bible", as well as he recorded the single "Lumberjack" in 1956. Two years later, he signed with D Records and wrote songs that would become country standards like "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Hello Walls", "Pretty Paper" and "Crazy".He went on to sign publishing contracts with other agencies, served as Ray Price's band as a bassist and re-entered his music career with the rise of the popularity of hippie music after he announced his retirement in 1972. In addition to his musical engagements, Nelson has starred in more than 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.