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Dolly Parton, 75, Has Been in Show Business for over 50 Years — inside the Country Icon's Net Worth

Junie Sihlangu
Jan 24, 2021
01:50 A.M.
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In 2020, country musician Dolly Parton was one of the top-earning singers in the US. The star’s net worth was accumulated through music and business ventures that have made her millions of dollars.


Dolly Parton, 75 in 2020, is a multi-talented artist who not only sings but acts, writes songs, is an entertainer, a director, and a businesswoman. Her acting has earned the star several awards throughout the years.

As if that wasn't enough, the country musician also acts as a philanthropist too! In 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Parton used her wealth to donate a whopping $1 million for COVID-19 research.

Dolly Parton in London, California, on January 01, 1970 | Photo: Chris Walter/WireImage/Getty Images


Her contribution was partly allocated to fund the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. At the end of 2020, the vaccine research became successful, and it was revealed that the Moderna product was 95% effective against the virus.

During the same year, the singer also worked with a grassroots project created as a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief efforts. The fundraiser, which included other musicians, was under the Music Health Alliance.


It was titled All the Thyme In The World, and it created a cookbook to raise funds for its efforts. One of the stars who were involved and who contributed to the initiative was singer Emmylou Harris.

Some of the money she makes comes from her mid-six-figure tours across the nation. She also happens to own the Dollywood theme park, and in 2017, she made the “Forbes” list for the first time in her career.


Besides her personal achievements from her hard work, in November 2020, it was revealed that the star was going to receive a special honor. Parton’s name was used as the namesake for a type of moss.

The country musician’s name was surprisingly used to name a 460 million-year-old moss. According to reports, the moss may have been among the first plants to grow on Earth’s land.


In 2017, “Forbes” placed the actress as number 71 on its Celebrity 100 Earnings list. At the time, it was estimated that her net worth was around $37 million, which was quite impressive for the artist who actually grew up poor.

One thing that helped the singer become so relatable to her fans was that she based her songs on her upbringing. According to “Smooth Radio,” her 2020 net worth was believed to be around $500 million!


However, the “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry” star’s net worth for the same year was estimated a bit higher at $600 million, according to “Celebrity Net Worth.” Parton has amassed many accolades over the years.

She had 9 Grammy Awards, 3 AMA Awards, 1 Tony Award, and numerous others in 2020. The star managed to compose more than 3,000 songs, and she owns a film and television production company too!


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