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Don Felder Net Worth

Don Felder Net Worth is
$60 Million

Don Felder Biography

Donald William Felder, simply known as Don Felder, is a famous American songwriter, guitarist, musician, as well as a record producer. Don Felder is probably best known as a lead guitarist of a rock band formed in 1971 called “The Eagles”. The band was created by Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, Don Henley and Bernie Leadon. The band made its debut in 1972 with the self-titled album, which produced three singles that reached Top 40. Featured on the list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, “The Eagles” helped the band gain national recognition. Don Felder joined the band in 1974 upon the release of their third studio album “On the Border”.

Don Felder Net Worth $60 Million

The most successful single out of three that the album produced was “Best of My Love”, which became the first single to peak at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. However, it was their 1975 album titled “One of These Nights” that made “The Eagles” one of the most known bands in the United States. The album sold over 4 million copies worldwide while “Take It to the Limit” peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “The Eagles” left a remarkable impact on the music industry. A lead guitarist, how rich is Don Felder then? According to sources, Don Felder’s net worth is estimated to amount to $60 million. Undoubtedly, the majority of Don Felder’s wealth comes from his music career. Don Felder was born in 1947, in Florida, US, and has been interested in music since his childhood. Felder taught himself how to play guitar and when he was 15 created his first band called “The Continentals”. Soon enough Felder met Bernie Leadon who replaced one of the band’s former members. With Leadon on board, “The Continentals” changed their name to the “Maundy Quartet” and made friends with another upcoming band “The Epics” run by Tom Petty. However, the “Maundy Quartet” did not last long and Felder joined several other bands before he became a member of “The Eagles” with whom he became a nationally known musician.

When “The Eagles” disbanded in 1980s, Felder took up to working on his solo projects. With main focus on session work and composing film music, Felder worked with “The Bee Gees” on their album “Living Eyes”, contributed to the works of Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, as well as Stevie Nicks. Felder then went on to create music for films and some of his songs are even featured in a sci-fi fantasy movie “Heavy Metal” directed by Gerald Potterton. In 1983, Felder expanded his solo career even more and released his first solo album entitled “Airborne”. Even though the album did not do as well on the market as the works of “The Eagles”, it produced a single called “Never Surrender”, which remained a hit for a while. In 2010, Felder was honored by a maker of guitars “Gibson Guitar Corporation” for using their manufactured guitar to play in some of his most memorable shows with “The Eagles”.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDon Felder
Net Worth$60 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1947
Place Of BirthGainesville, Florida, United States
ProfessionGuitarist, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer
EducationGainesville High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseSusan Felder (m. 1971–2000)
ChildrenLeah Felder
ParentsCharles Nolan Felder, Doris Rebecca Felder, Hotel California, Lyin' Eyes, New Kid in Town
NicknamesDonald William Felder , Felder, Don
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/donfeldermusic
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/donfelder
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Felder
Music Groups“The Eagles”, “The Continentals”, “Maundy Quartet”, “The Epics”, “Living Eyes”, “The Bee Gees”
NominationsGrammy Award for Song of the Year
MoviesHistory of the Eagles Part One, Eagles: Hell Freezes Over


Interesting Facts

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1Children with his wife Susan: Jesse N. Felder (B. April 6, 1974), Rebecca Felder (B. December 31, 1975), Cody William Felder (B. October 10, 1978) and Leah Jenner. (B. November 24, 1982).
2Joined The Eagles after contributing guitar parts to their album "On the Border".
3As a teenager he was in a band with Stephen Stills. Interestingly, when Stills quit the band his replacement was Felder's future band mate in The Eagles, Bernie Leadon.
4No longer with Eagles. [February 2001]
5Father-in-law of Brandon Jenner.
6As a teenager he used to give guitar lessons to make extra money. One of his students was a fellow teenager named Tom Petty.
7Father of Leah Jenner.
8Felder was unable to appear with Eagles at the first California Jam festival due to the birth of his first child. His temporary replacement for that gig was the group's longtime friend, Jackson Browne.
9Hosted, performed and composed music on the syndicated (U.S.) 1985 variety-show, FTV (1985).
10Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of Eagles).
11Guitarist for Eagles.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Morfi, todos a la mesa2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Horror Story2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ray Donovan2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
HaKochav HaBa2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The League2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
History of the Eagles2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Too Many Hands", "Hotel California", "Victim of Love"
De wereld draait door2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Some Jerk with a Camera2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Misfits2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Banda sonora2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "Hotel California"
The Best of Me, Regine Velasquez: A Birthday Special2008TV Movie documentary writer: "Hotel California"
South Park2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Reinactors2008Documentary lyrics: "Hotel California" / music: "Hotel California"
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne2005Video writer: "Hotel California"
Ha-Pijamot2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ídolos2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nouvelle Star2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sopranos2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
The '70s2000TV Movie writer: "Hotel California" - uncredited
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Lebowski1998writer: "Hotel California"
Mystery Science Theater 30001995-1996TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over1994TV Special documentary writer: "Hotel California"
Absolutely Fabulous1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X-Files1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Another Girl Another Planet1992writer: "Hotel California"
Sjans1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Secret Admirer1985performer: "She's Got A Part Of Me" / writer: "She's Got A Part Of Me"
The Slugger's Wife1985performer: "WILD LIFE" / writer: "WILD LIFE"
Shake, Rattle & Roll1984writer: "Hotel California"
Fast Times at Ridgemont High1982performer: "Never Surrender" / writer: "Never Surrender"
Heavy Metal1981performer: "Taking A Ride On Heavy Metal", "All of You" / writer: "Taking A Ride On Heavy Metal", "All of You"
Top of the Pops1977TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue de Ville1986TV Movie
Galaxy High School1986TV Series 13 episodes
FTV1985TV Series
The New Truth and Consequences1950TV Series 1987-1988

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Galaxy High School1986TV Series composer - 13 episodes
Fleshburn1984composer: additional music

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soundtrack of Summer2015TV Movie
FTV1985TV SeriesVarious Characters

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Man-Up2007Video short executive producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To the Edge of the Sky2016Documentary special thanks post-production

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell's Kitchen2014TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Muscial Guest
The Jeff Probst Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
History of the Eagles2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Home & Family2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary as Eagles
Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey1997DocumentaryHimself
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over1994TV Special documentaryHimself (Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Steel Guitar & Slide Guitar) (as Eagles)
Rock Concert1975TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1998TV SeriesHimself
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