Dwight Yoakam Net Worth

May 11, 2023
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Dwight David Yoakam was born on the 23rd October 1956, in Pikeville, Kentucky USA. Dwight is best known to the world as country musician, having released more than 25 albums so far. However, what also increased his popularity and net worth are film roles such as Joseph in “Dirty Girl” (2010), Reverend Early Pride in the film “The Last Rites Of Ransom Pride” among others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dwight Yoakam is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Dwight Yoakam`s overall net worth is $45 million, an amount he owes to his various talents employed in the entertainment industry.


Dwight Yoakam Net Worth $45 Million


Although born in Pikeville, Dwight grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and was educated at Northland High School until 1974, where he showed his talents, participating in school shows, such as Flowers For Algernon and various others. After school, he used to play in local bands, and also did some impersonations such as of Richard Nixon among others.

Dwight enrolled at Ohio State University, but dropped out, as he wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He moved to Los Angeles, and started to write and record his own songs, but also managing to find engagements in some punk and rock clubs in around LA.

Dwight`s debut release was the 1986 EP entitled “Guitars, Cadilacs, Etc., Etc.”, which Dwight paid for out of his pocket. The EP was a tremendous accomplishment as it hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart, which encouraged Dwight to continue to make music, and the next year he released his second album, entitled “Hillbilly Deluxe”, which also became a No. 1 album. Furthermore, his third album “Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room” released in 1988, also reached No.1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums. These three albums increased Dwight`s net worth by a large margin.

As of 2015, Dwight has released a total of 27 albums, some of which include “If There Was A Way” (1990), “Gone” (1995), “Tomorrow`s Sounds Today” (2000), “Come On Christmas” (1997), “This Time” (1993), which was certified platinum three times, “Population Me” (2003, “Blame The Vain” (2005), and his latest album “Second Hand Heart” (2015).

During his career, Dwight has earned several prestigious awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance in 1994, and Americana Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2013, amid numerous other nominations.

Apart from his successful career in music, Dwight can praise himself for his acting career as well, starting in 1991, when he portrayed the role of Harlan Justice in the TV series “P.S I Luv U”. In 1993 he was a truck driver in the film “Red Rock West”, but soon his acting career prospects improved, and he began to feature in bigger roles, some of which are in films such as “South Of Heaven, West Of Hell” (2000) – for which he wrote soundtrack as well – “Panic Room” (2002), “Hollywood Homicide” (2003), “90 Minutes In Heaven” (2015), and he is now to appear in the film “Boomtown”, which is scheduled for a release in 2016.

Regarding his personal life, little is known about Dwight in the media, however it is known that he was in a relationship with Bridget Fonda from 1999 until 2001.

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