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Kris Kristofferson Net Worth

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Kristoffer Kristofferson's Net Worth as of 2024
$80 Million

Born Kristoffer Kristofferson on the 22nd June 1936 in Brownsville, Texas USA, he is an Academy Award-nominated actor, and country rock musician, best known to the world for such songs as “Me and Bobby McGee”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down’”, and “For the Good Times”, among other creations. He has released 18 studio albums, and has appeared in more than 115 film and television titles, which include leading roles in “Cisco Pike” (1972), then “Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid” (1973), and “The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James” (1986).

Have you ever wondered how rich Kris Kristofferson is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Kristofferson’s net worth is as high as $80 million, an amount earned through his long and successful career, active since the early ‘70s.

Kris Kristofferson Net Worth $80 Million

Kris is the son of a Swedish father, Lars Henry Kristofferson, and his wife, Mary Ann, who is of English, Scottish-Irish, Swiss-German, Dutch and German ancestry. His father served in the US Army Air Corps, and as Kris was growing up, Lars actually prepared him for the army.

Kris attended San Mateo High School, after which he enrolled at Pomona College, from which he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature. During his college years, Kris excelled in various sports, including rugby, American Football and track and field as well. Thanks to his accomplishments, Kris appeared in the Sports Illustrated edition “Faces in the Crowd”.

After graduating, Kris received a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University and became a student at Merton College. It was there that he met people who would help him launch his career; with the help of the poet Michael Fried, and manager Larry Parnes, Kris reached a deal with the Top Rank Records, and recorded several songs, however, Kris’s early recordings had little success.

However, he finished his studies with a B. Phil degree in English literature.

Following his graduation, Kris joined the military in 1960 on the urging from his father, eventually reaching the rank of Captain and serving as a helicopter pilot, before leaving the army in 1965 and starting a band – his family consequently abandoned him!

He moved Nashville to support his musical beginnings, and held several odd jobs, including sweeping floors at Columbia Recording Studios. He came in touch with June Carter, wife of Johnny Cash, and gave her an audio tape to pass on to Cash. However, Cash stashed the tape with numerous others he got day after day, so Kris took the matter into his own hands, and landed a helicopter in Cash’s front yard. This resulted in a collaboration between the two; Cash decided to give a chance to Kris’s song “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”. The song became an immediate hit, and the Kris was awarded songwriter of the year at the country music awards.

Working as a commercial helicopter pilot for Petroleum Helicopters International and writing songs whenever an inspiration would come, Kris slowly became recognized in the country rock music scene, with songs such as “Jody and the Kid”, “From the Bottle to the Bottom”, “Once More with Feeling”, and many others, however, his recordings didn’t reach full potential.

His debut self-titled album came out in 1970, but the sales were low, despite reaching the top 10 on the US Country chart. However, his next album – “The Silver Tongued Devil and I” – achieved gold status in the US and peaked at No. 4, while his album “Jesus Was a Capricorn” topped the charts and also achieved gold status, increasing his wealth to a large degree.

Kris remains active until the present day, and so far has released 18 studio albums, but since the late ‘70s hasn’t had any notable success, except for the album “Closer to the Bone” (2009), which reached No. 29 on the US Country chart. In addition to his work as a solo artist, he was a part of the country rock group The Highwaymen, with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson – the group released three studio albums between 1985 to 1995, including the eponymous album “Highwayman”, which topped the US Country chart and achieved platinum status in Australia, USA, and gold in Canada, increasing Kristofferson’s net worth considerably.

Thanks to his success in music, Kris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004, having already been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985.

Aside from his musical career, Kris is also an accomplished actor; he has more than 115 titles credited to his name, and is still active in the industry. He made his debut in a minor role in the drama “The Last Movie” in 1971, and the next year had the starring role in the drama “Cisco Pike” (1972). Throughout the ‘70s he had a number of successful appearances, including in “Blume in Love”, “Vigilante Force” and “A Star Is Born”, for which he received a Golden Globe Award in the category Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, among others. In 1984 he featured in the musical drama “Songwriter”, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and in 1992 starred in the romantic comedy “Christmas in Connecticut”, with Dyan Cannon, and Tony Curtis, while in 1998 he portrayed Whistler in the first installment of the action horror film franchise “Blade”, reprising his role in the sequels “Blade 2” in 2002, and “Blade: Trinity” in 2004. In 2001 he was Karubi in the sci-fi action adventure “Planet of the Apes”, while four years later he portrayed Dr. Thomas Becker in the sci-fi mystery drama “The Jacket”, next to Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley and Daniel Craig. In 2011 he featured in the family drama “Dolphin Tale” (2011) and appeared in its sequel three years later, meantime starring in the action-drama “Midnight Stallion” (2013).

In recent years, Kris featured in the drama mystery “The Red Maple Leaf” (2016), and the western “Traded” (2017), further increasing his net worth. In 2006, Kris became a part of the Texas Film Hall of Fame, thanks to his extreme success in western films.

Regarding his personal life, Kris has been married to Lisa Meyers since 1983; the couple has five children together. He has two marriages behind him, firstly with Frances Beer from 1961 until 1973, which produced two children. He then married singer Rita Coolidge in 1973, and had two children with her, before they divorced in 1980.

Since 2013, Kris has been suffering from short-term memory loss, and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, but it was later revealed as a mistake and is actually Lyme disease.

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Milla Jovovich Net Worth

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Milla Natasha Jovovich was born on 17 December 1975, in Kiev, Ukraine (then in the USSR), and is a model, actress and singer, perhaps best known for her breakthrough role in the film “The Fifth Element” in 1997, with Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman.

So just how rich is Milla Jovovich, as of late 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Milla has a net worth of over $45 million, accumulated from her various career elements spanning almost 30 years since she began modelling in 1987.

Milla Jovovich Net Worth $45 Million

Milla had a really unusual childhood, maybe that’s one of the reasons for her multi-million dollar net worth. Jovovich started her carrier in modeling from the early age of nine, a few years after she and her parents moved from Ukraine, which at that time belonged to the Soviet Union, to Los Angeles, California, in 1980. She even dropped out of school at the age of 12, when Gene Lemuel discovered her, and she signed a contract with Prima Modeling Agency. Milla Jovovich  was covered by magazines including Vogue, Glamour, Madmoiselle, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and has been advertising brands including L’oreal, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Donna Koran, Revlon for many years.

However, exclusive looks and beauty was not the only value she had: Milla Jovovich has a great voice, a talent to write songs, design fashion and find herself in acting as well. Milla started her acting career in 1988 in the film “Two Moon Junction”, but the roles that gave this girl much more attention were in “Dazed and Confused” in 1993 and “The Fifth Element” in 1997 directed by Luc Besson, in which she worked with Bruce Willis. Of course, subsequently all five films based on “Resident Evil” made Milla Jovovich’s popularity and net worth go through the roof. The original movie was so successful that it was even turned into a video game.

Between her acting in those two movies, Milla tried the shoes of a singer and a song writer, and released her debut album – “The Divine Comedy – which was really appreciated by the audience and critics and even received positive feedback from Rolling Stone magazine’s, John McAlley; in his opinion the album was remarkable. In 1999 Milla Jovovich became a member of the band named Plastic Has Memory, and performed some gigs in New York and Las Vegas, but unfortunately not with her new band, and Milla has never released a second album.

As for her career in fashion, Milla launched her first line in 2003, and her brand was successful until 2008 when she decided to close her business because of lack of time, which is perhaps no surprise, assuming that all of her free time was taken-up by her daughter Ever Gabo Anderson, who was born in 2007.

As for other details of Milla’s personal life, aside from several well-known relationships, she has married three times, all husbands met when taking some part in films in which she was acting. She first married Shawn Andrews in 1992, which was apparently quickly annulled by her mother; ironically, he and Milla were starring in “Dazed and Confused”! The second was with the director of “The Fifth Element” – Luc Besson (1997-99), and she has been married to Paul W. S. Anderson, who worked with Jovovich on the set of “Resident Evil”, since 2009, and he is the father of her two daughters. The family is based in Los Angeles.

Milla is something of a philanthropist too, and often participates in and supports various charities including UNICEF, World Education, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and many more.

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Tracy Byrd Net Worth

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Tracy Lynn Byrd was born on 17 December 1966, in Vidor, Texas USA, and is a country music artist, best known for releasing hit songs including “Holdin’ Heaven” and “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo”. He’s signed to MCA Nashville Records; all of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Tracy Byrd? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in country music. He’s had more than 30 hit singles and has a double platinum certification from one of his albums. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Tracy Byrd Net Worth $10 million

Tracy attended Vidor High School, and after matriculating in 1985, went to Lamar University, and then to Texas State University to study business. During his time there, he performed with a local band called Rimfire; during a recording session at a local mall, he performed a cover of “Your Cheatin’ Heart” which impressed the studio owner, who then submitted his cover to a local contest, and it led to Byrd being signed by MCA Records in 1992.

In the same year, Tracy released his first single entitled “That’s the Thing About a Memory”. His first few songs would not hit the Top 40 charts; but in 1993 he released the hit “Holdin’ Heaven”., included on his self-titled debut album which would go on to get gold certification. He followed it up with another album release called “No Ordinary Man”, which would become his highest selling album, earning double-platinum certification having sold over two million copies in the US. All of the singles he released from the album charted, and the song “The Keeper of the Stars” won a Country Music Association award for Song of the Year. In 1995, he released his third album – “Love Lessons” – but it had a decline in popularity, although still earning gold certification, and it led to a fourth album entitled “Big Love”. The lead single of the album reached the Top Five along with the song “Don’t Take Her She’s All I Got”. His final studio album for MCA was released in 1997, and was entitled “I’m from the Country”. His net worth was rising steadily.

In 1999, Byrd was signed by RCA Records and worked on the album “It’s About Time”, which featured more country pop songs, but no singles reached the Top 40. Three years later he worked on “Ten Rounds” which went back to the traditional country sound, and this time songs hit the charts, especially “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo” which became his second number one hit. In 2003, he released “The Truth About Men”, which featured artists such as Blake Shelton and Montgomery Gentry; he had another top 10 hit in “Drinkin’ Bone”. The following year, he released a greatest hit albums, and it was followed by the album “Different Things” which was produced by the Blind Mule label. His net worth continued to improve.

For his personal life, it is known that Tracy is married to Michelle since 1991,and they have two children. The family resides in Beaumont, Texas. In 2009, he took a break from the music industry to take care of his family. Byrd has also been known to do charity work, hosting an annual music event as well as becoming a National Spokesperson for the Special Olympics.

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