Born in 21st August 1938 in Texas, in the United States of America, Kenny Rogers grew to fame as a singer, songwriter, actor, producer and an entrepreneur. Until his demise, in March 20, 2020, at the age of 81 Kenny had sold over 100 million records worldwide, which made him one of the best-selling music artists of all the time.
Being born from a relatively stable family of Edward Floyd Rogers, who was a carpenter and Lucille Rogers who was a nurse assistant, Kenny had an advantageous ground to rise to greater levels in life.
According to Celebrity Net Worth estimates, Kenny Rogers had an approximate net worth of $250 million. This was as a result of his life long careers, among which music played a considerably greater part.
His evergreen hit songs, like The Gambler, Islands in the stream, Lucille, Coward of the County and many others generated millions of fans and consequently plenty of awards and market for his music.
Kenny Rogers owned great businesses such as a chain of chicken-based restaurants founded in 1991, over 120 hit singles and music production services.
However, Kenny Rogers told Variety that at his humble beginnings in the music industry, he had started a rock band called The Scholars, not for money but to find girls! “Look, guys get into bands to find the girls,” Rogers hilariously asserted. “We can kid ourselves all we want, but it’s never about money at that age. It’s about playing all the sock hops and the high schools and getting to meet the girls. And then all of a sudden someone pays you, and you go, ‘Wow, we’d never planned on this.’ And so, you start on your journey to make more the next time, and then more the time after that, and to do that, you’re forced to improve your act. So, it slowly becomes a business.”
This explains the reason why despite being an icon globally, he had a considerably average wealth compared to what others of this caliber are worth. He was more of an entertainer than a business minded individual, who did music basically for entertainment purposes.
May his soul Rest in Peace as the world live to enjoy his great music works, with enough doubts to whether there will be an equal in his career.
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