Nobel Prize winner for Literature Bob Dylan is an American musician, singer, and author, poet popular as the major figure of folk, blues, rock, country and jazz culture for more than fifty years. With his long career, Bob Dylan is worth around $520 million.
He has achieved huge fame from his successful career. He is popular for studio albums such as Together through Life, Tempest, Shadows in the Night, Fallen Angels and many more.
Bob Dylan is estimated to have a net worth of around $520 million as of 2022 according to several reliable sources. While some other sources including The Richest claim his net worth to be approximately $520 million.
He mostly earned from his eminent musical career for around five decades. Here see the earnings from his successful career.
Bob in one of the few artists to sell such a huge number of albums across the world. As per the statistics, he has sold over 35 million albums in the U.S.
Likewise, his world wide album sales count 44 million.
|Years||Income Sources/Earning From Sales Of His Albums||Earnings|
|1963||The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan||$1,100,000|
|1965||Bringing It All Back Hom||$1,100,000|
|1965||Highway 61 Revisited||$1,150,000|
|1966||Blonde on Blonde||$2,300,000|
|1967||John Wesley Harding||$1,100,000|
|1967||Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits||$5,200,000|
|1970||New Morning ($500,000) and Self Portrait ($500,000)||$1,000,000|
|1971||Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II||$5,200,000|
|1973||Dylan ($635,000) and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid ($500,000)||$1,135,000|
|1974||Planet Waves ($560,000) and Before the Flood ($1,060,000)||$1,620,000|
|1975||The Basement Tapes ($560,000) Blood on the Tracks ($2,400,000)||$2,960,000|
|1976||Hard Rain ($600,000) Desire ($2,200,000)||$2,800,000|
|1979||Desire ($1,260,000) and live album at Budokan ($650,000)||$1,910,000|
|1985||Desire ($1,0160,000) and album Empire Burlesque ($50,000)||$1,110,000|
|1989||The Basement Tapes ($560,000) and live album Dylan & the Dead ($500,000)||$1,060,000|
|1997||The Best of Bob Dylan ($100,0000) and his album Time Out of Mind ($1,185,000)||$1,285,000|
|1998||The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert||$560,000|
|2000||The Essential Bob Dylan||$1,340,000|
|2001||Love and Theft||$600,000|
|2009||Christmas in the Heart ($60,000), Complication album The Collection ($500,000) and album Together Through Life ($100,000)||$660,000|
|2014||The 50th Anniversary Collection 1964||$1,000,000|
Bob Dylan officially debuted in the music industry in 1959 with the song Blowin’ In The Wind. Since then, he has sung popular and influential songs like A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Hurricane, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, In Ain’t Me Babe, Shelter from the Storm and many more.
Some of his famous albums include Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, Oh Mercy and others. Apart from this, he also makes a good sum from his tours, Merch sales, and gigs.
Dylan received many awards including Academy Awards (Oscar), Grammy, Golden Globe among others. Moreover, he has already been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and many other titles.
Recently in 2016, he was awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature for creating new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.
In addition, in 2016, Dylan sold 6,000 artifacts from his private collection including contracts, handwritten lyrics, and private letters alongside audio and video recordings to the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa for an estimated $15 to $20 million.
Similarly, in 2014, he sold a handwritten copy of “Like a Rolling Stone" for more than $2 million and the electric guitar for nearly $1 million.
His net worth is same as Ashton Kutcher and Johnny Devenanzio.
Besides his eminent career, he makes a good sum from his Instagram account. A source repeated that he earns around $672.75 to $1,121.25 per sponsored post. In the like manner, he collects around $631 to $10.1 thousand monthly and gathers annual income of around $7.6 thousand to $121.2 thousand.
Similarly, he boosts his huge net worth from his million dollars endorsements deals. He has endorsed Victoria’s Secret, Apple, Cadillac, Pepsi, Google, Chobani, Chrysler, IBM, Heaven's Door and many other.
Bob Dylan believes in the art of giving. He has been involved in various charity works and campaigns. Till date, he has supported nonprofit organizations including Amnesty International, City of Hope, End Hunger Network, Feeding America, K9 Connection, MusiCares, and Music Rising.
Coming to his lavish lifestyle, he owns several properties across the globe. He is currently living in Point Dume, Malibu, California.
His other property lists House in Scotland ($2.5 million), House in Malibu, California, Boyhood home in Hibbing, and many more.
Similarly, his cars collections and vehicles include:
|1966 Ford Mustang||$21,462|
|1964 Ford Galaxie Country Sedan||$33,700|
|1970 Triumph Daytona 500||$15,000|
|Harley Knucklehead Twin Harley||$19,289 to $28,089|
|Triumph Tiger 100||Starting from $12,000|
Moving unto his insurance policies and plans, he has his vocal cords insured for around $6 million. Well, there is no information regarding his tax payments.
Bob Dylan aka Robert Allen Zimmerman was born on 24 May 1941 under the sun sign Gemini. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota to parents; father Abram Zimmerman and mother Beatrice Zimmerman and was raised alongside brother David Zimmerman in the community of Hibbing.
As of 2019, Bob Dylan is 78 years old. He holds American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group.
Coming to his personal life, Dylan is currently single as per several sources. Prior, he was first married to Carolyn Dennis from 1986 to 1992. They exchanged the vows on 4 June 1986.
The estranged couple shared a child together; daughter Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan. The then-husband and wife divorced in October 1992.
Before Dennis, he was in a nuptial relationship with Sara Dylan. He was married to Sara Dylan from 22 November 1965 to 29 June 1977.
With her, he is blessed with children; sons Jesse Byron Dylan, Samuel Isaac Abram, Jakob Luke Dylan, and daughter Anna Lea. Moreover, he is the stepfather of Maria Lownds.
Regarding his previous relationships, he was linked to Mavis Staples, Ronnee Blakely, Edie Sedgwick, Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, Ruth Tyrangiel, and Chris O’Dell.
Bob Dylan stands tall at the height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) and weighs around 63 kg (139 pounds).
In 1966, Bob Dylan tragically met with a motorcycle accident. He crashed his 500cc Triumph Tiger 100 in Woodstock, New York. Several vertebrae in his neck were broken but the exact injuries were not disclosed.
Bob Dylan was popular as the folk figure of the early 60s. On 25 July 1965, Bob Dylan in the 1965 Newport Folk Festival performed on the stage with an electric guitar.
The fans went mad and interpreted it as ‘Bob Dylan the folk figure of the early ‘60s was dead. Bob Dylan the rock voice of the late ‘60s generation was born’.
There are buzz about the biopic of the legendary singer Bob Dylan. As per the reports, the untitled biopic will star American actor Timothée Chalamet in the lead.
The movie will be directed by James Mangold, who also directed Ford v Ferrari.