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Linda Ronstadt Net Worth

Linda Ronstadt Net Worth is
$115 Million

Linda Ronstadt Biography

Linda Maria Ronstadt was born 15 July 1946, in Tucson, Arizona USA, of German, English and Mexican descent (father Gilbert) and German, English and Dutch ancestry (mother Ruth). Linda is a singer famous worldwide, who has been active in the entertainment industry since 1967, only retiring in 2011, acknowledged as one of THE female voices in the rock ‘n’ roll era of music in the second half of the 20th century.

Linda Ronstadt Net Worth $115 Million

So just how rich is Linda Ronstadt? Sources estimate that the current net worth of Linda reaches the sum of $115 million, accumulated from her long music career. Identifying just some of Linda Ronstadt’s musical releases also accounts for her net worth; in 1974 she earned $2 million from her album “Heart Like a Wheel” which was twice certified platinum; in 1976 Linda earned more than $7 million from her compilation album “Greatest Hits” which was certified platinum seven times; in 1977 – $3.2 million from her album “Simple Dreams” certified platinum three times; in 1983 – $3.1 from her album “What’s New” which was certified three times platinum; and in 1989 – $3.16 million from her album “Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind” which was also certified three times platinum. All the mentioned above albums were most successful commercially, reaching the top, usually #1 position in charts around the world.

Linda Ronstadt is the winner of an ALMA Award, Emmy Award, two Academy of Country Music awards, three America Music Awards and 11 Grammy Awards. She is also known as an actress who was nominated for such prestigious awards as Golden Globe and Tony.

Linda Ronstadt has been a very prolific artist, as during her career she has released 63 singles, 29 studio albums, 9 compilation albums, 10 music videos and 6 B-sides. In 1970s Linda was acknowledged as the most successful female singer who managed to redirect country music to pop and rock ‘n’ roll music. By the end of the 1970s, she was the highest paid woman in rock. Afterwards, she managed to express herself in opera, jazz and pop music. She is an inductee into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and ultimately has sold more than 100 million albums, confirming her as one of the best-selling artists, male or female of all time.

What is more, during her career she appeared on the stages of theatre, television and film as an actress. She debuted in the episode of the series “It’s Happening” in 1968, and has since appeared in a number of series and films, with the most successful being the roles Mabel Stanley in the operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” (1981 – 1982) which brought her a Tony Award nomination for the Best Actress in a Musical, and again for the role of Mabel Stanley in the musical film “The Pirates of Penzance” (1983) directed by Wilford Leach which brought her a nomination for Golden Globe Award for the Best Actress.

Additionally, she collaborated and released three albums with fellow stars Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, in 1987, 1999 and 2010, all attracting significant sales and helping to build her net worth.

Linda Ronstadt finally retired from performing in 2011, revealing that she was suffering from Parkinson’s disease which rendered her unable to continue singing.

In her personal life, although Linda Ronstadt has not been married she has adopted two children, a girl and a boy. She was in a long term relationship with California Governor Jerry Brown in the 1970s, and subsequently with actor Jim Carrey. Linda was engaged to film director George Lucas in the 1980s.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameLinda Ronstadt
Net Worth$115 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 15, 1946 (age 68
Place Of BirthTucson, Arizona, United States
Height5 ft 2 in (1.575 m)
ProfessionSongwriter, Singer, Musician, Record producer, Actor
EducationArizona State University
NationalityAmerican
ChildrenMary Clementine Ronstadt, Carlos Ronstadt
ParentsRuth Mary Copeman Ronstadt, Gilbert Ronstadt, You're No Good, Blue Bayou, Don't Know Much
SiblingsMichael J. Ronstadt, Peter Ronstadt, Gretchen Ronstadt, You're No Good, Blue Bayou, Don't Know Much
NicknamesLinda Maria Ronstadt , The Stone Poneys , Queen of Rock , First Lady of Rock , Queen of Country Rock , Linda Marie Ronstadt
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/lindaronstadt
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Ronstadt
AwardsGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, National Medal of Arts, Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album, Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album, Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Country Single, Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, ALMA Award for Special Achievement, NME Award for Best Female Singer, You're No Good, Blue Bayou, Don't Know Much
Music GroupsThe Stone Poneys
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Album, Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Academy of Country Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Album, American Music Award for Favorite Country Female Artist, People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Artist, You're No Good, Blue Bayou, Don't Know Much
MoviesThe Pirates of Penzance, Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, Johnny Cash: A Concert Behind Prison Walls, Randy Newman: At the Odeon, Dolly Parton & Friends, The McGarrigle Hour, Linda Ronstadt: Canciones de Mi Padre


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Big-league ball players have an expression for an unhittable fastball. They call it a "Linda Ronstadt" since the pitch "blew by you" a play on words referring to her hit, "Blue Bayou".
2Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014.
3Disclosed that she is suffering from Parkinson's disease and can no longer "sing a note". She also said she received the Parkinson's diagnosis about eight months before. [August 2013]
4Parents are Gilbert Ronstadt (1911-1995) and Ruth Mary Ronstadt (1914-1982).
5Half-niece of Luisa Espinel. (Luisa was Linda's father's half-sister).
6[1983] Dated Jim Carrey when he was 21 years old and she was 37.
7[1997] Diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease attacking the thyroid, which has contributed to her weight gain over the years.
8Ex-girlfriend of then-California governor Jerry Brown.
9Was engaged to George Lucas.
10Attended and graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
11She has two adopted children: Carlos (born 1994) and Mary (born 1991).
12Has recorded and performed in the widest diversity of genres in popular music such as country, rock, standards, rock 'n' roll, reggae, New Wave, rhythm and blues, folk, big band, jazz, Cajun, opera, Broadway, Latin American, Mexican and Afro-Cuban, children's music, acoustic rock, adult contemporary, art rock and gospel.
13Linda's paternal grandfather, Frederico Jose Maria Ronstadt, was born in Banamichi, Sonora, Mexico, to a German father, Friederich August Ronstadt, and a Mexican mother, Margarita Redondo Y Vasquez. Linda's paternal grandmother, Maria Guadalupe Agustina Dalton, was born in Arizona, of one quarter English and three quarters Mexican/Spanish-Mexican descent. Linda's mother had English, and some German, ancestry.
14Revealed in a late 1970s Rolling Stone magazine interview that she was battling severe depression.
15Was nominated for Broadway's 1981 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "The Pirates of Penzance," a role she recreated in the film version of the same title, The Pirates of Penzance (1983).
16In an interview published on 15 July 2004, she told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the presence of a "Republican or fundamental Christian" in her concert audience "can cloud my enjoyment."
17Her brother, Peter Ronstadt, is former police chief of Tucson, Arizona.
18Ranked #21 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
19Has 11 Grammy Awards.
20With country performers Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, formed The Trio, releasing two successful albums--in 1987 and 1999. Only their first song, "To Know Him is to Love Him" (1987), would go to #1 on Billboard magazine's country singles chart.
21Had a string of highly successful country and pop singles during the 1970s, including "When Will I Be Loved" (a 1975 No. 1 country hit); "Heat Wave" (also 1975); "Tracks of My Tears" (1976); and "Blue Bayou" (1977).
22Singer and actress.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Collaboration with VocalsEmmylou Harris

Dolly Parton
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramGreat Performances (1971)
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the YearAn American Tail (1986)James Horner (music)

Barry Mann (music)

Cynthia Weil (lyrics)

James Ingram (performed)
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or GroupEmmylou Harris

Dolly Parton

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country AlbumEmmylou Harris

Dolly Parton
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsAn American Tail (1986)James Ingram
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsAn American Tail (1986)James Ingram
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the YearEmmylou Harris

Dolly Parton
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Pirates of Penzance (1983)


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Secret Garden1993performer: "Winter Light" / producer: "Winter Light" / writer: "Winter Light"
Young Indiana Jones1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alive1993arranger: "Ave Maria"
The Wonder Years1990-1992TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Mambo Kings1992performer: "Quiereme Mucho", "Perfidia"
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West1991performer: "Dreams to Dream"
Crooked Hearts1991performer: "Ooh Baby, Baby"
Baywatch1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Designing Women1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Abyss1989performer: "WILLING"
Young Country1988Video short performer: "Those Memories of You"
Dolly1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Down and Out with Donald Duck1987TV Movie performer: "You're No Good"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beyond Therapy1987performer: "Someone To Watch Over Me"
Women in Rock1986Video documentary performer: "Tumbling Dice"
An American Tail1986performer: "Somewhere Out There"
The A-Team1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Better Off Dead...1985performer: "Hurts So Bad"
Moonlighting1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kids Don't Tell1985TV Movie performer: "What'll I Do"
Knight Rider1982TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Entity1982performer: "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me"
Gas1981performer: "Back in the USA"
Hard Country1981performer: "OOH BABY BABY"
Saturday Night Live1977-1980TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Urban Cowboy1980performer: "Hearts Against The Wind"
WKRP in Cincinnati1978-1979TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Driver1978"One Fine Day", uncredited
FM1978performer: "Tumbling Dice", "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "Love Me Tender"
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala1977TV Movie performer: "Crazy"
A Concert: Behind Prison Walls1977TV Movie documentary performer: "Desperado", "You're No Good, "Love Has No Pride", "That Honeymoon Feeling", "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" / writer: "That Honeymoon Feeling"
Dolly1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
Oriental Blue1975performer: "You're No Good" - uncredited
The Lumberjack1973performer: "Are My Thoughts with You?" - uncredited
Jeanie's Magic Box1972performer: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" - uncredited
The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker1971performer: "Can It Be True"
The Johnny Cash Show1969-1971TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring1971TV Movie performer: "Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring", "Different Day"
The Darin Invasion1970TV Movie performer: "Long Long Time"
Headmaster1970TV Series performer: "Only a Man"
Preacher2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Anything for Love2016TV Movie performer: "When Will I Be Loved"
Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones2015TV Movie documentary performer: "Blue Bayou"
Independent Lens2015TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Flash2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2014TV Movie performer: "Different Drum" - uncredited
Supernatural2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Promised Land2012performer: "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"
Girl Most Likely2012performer: "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself"
Seven Psychopaths2012performer: "Different Drum"
Lay the Favorite2012performer: "It Doesn't Matter Anymore"
Big Love2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Charlie Rose2009TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Queens of Country2009Video performer: "I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You", "Applejack", "The Sweetest Gift", "Bury Me Beneath The Willow Tree"
My Best Friend's Girl2008performer: "You're No Good"
Broken Fences2008performer: "Ooo Baby, Baby"
The X Factor2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Great Performances2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Raines2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dolly Parton & Friends2007Video performer: "I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You", "Silver Threads and Golden Needles", "Applejack", "The Sweetest Gift", "Bury Me Beneath The Willow"
Crossing Jordan2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Veronica Mars2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Those Memories of You"
CSI: NY2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Medium2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brokeback Mountain2005performer: "It's So Easy"
Must Love Dogs2005performer: "When Will I Be Loved"
The Vicar of Dibley2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Man on Fire2004performer: "Blue Bayou"
Bruce Almighty2003performer: "Don't Know Much"
Dolly Parton: Platinum Blonde2003TV Movie documentary performer: "To Know Him Is To Love Him"
The Salton Sea2002performer: "Silver Threads And Golden Needles"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Charmed1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live with Kelly and Michael1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
CBS This Morning1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Today1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
That '70s Show1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Parent Trap1998performer: "I Love You For Sentimental Reasons"
Bye Bye Love1995performer: "Falling in Love Again"
Aprender a volar1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dateline NBC1994TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Dolly Parton: In Country1994Video documentary performer: "Calling My Children Home"
The Crazy World of Dolly Parton1994Video documentary performer: "Calling My Children Home"
Frauen sind was Wunderbares1994performer: "Heartbeat Accelerating"

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Young Indiana Jones1993TV SeriesPeggy
Great Performances1991TV SeriesSan Miguel (archangel)
Corridos: Tales of Passion & Revolution1987TV MovieLa Chata
An American Tail1986The Balladeer (voice, uncredited)
The Pirates of Penzance1983Mabel Stanley
The Pirates of Penzance1980TV MovieMabel Stanley
Saturday Night Live1980TV SeriesMabel Stanley - Musical Guest

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An American Tail1986singer - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tavis Smiley2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2013TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Latin Music USA2009TV SeriesHerself
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHerself
Emmylou Harris: From a Deeper Well2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bobby Darin: The Darin Invasion2003VideoHerself
Great Performances1989-2003TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1999TV SeriesHerself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1999TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
CBS This Morning1999TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1999TV SeriesHerself
Classic Albums1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Maury1996TV SeriesHerself
Sesame Street1988-1994TV SeriesHerself
Aaron Neville's Christmas in New Orleans1994TV MovieHerself
The Simpsons1992TV SeriesHerself
Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHerself
American Masters1987-1990TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1990TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Night Live1977-1989TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1988TV SeriesHerself
The 23rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
Uncle Meat1987Video documentaryHerself
Dolly1987TV SeriesHerself
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll1987DocumentaryHerself
Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs1987TV Movie documentaryHerself
Women in Rock1986Video documentaryHerself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself
The Return of Ruben Blades1985DocumentaryHerself
Album Flash1984TV Series documentaryHerself / Interviewed ("What's New?")
Linda Ronstadt in Concert: What's New1984VideoHerself
Linda Ronstadt in Concert with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra1984TV MovieHerself
Live... And in Person1983TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1983TV SeriesHerself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever1983TV Movie documentaryHerself
Champs-Elysées1983TV SeriesHerself
Randy Newman: Live at the Odeon1982TV MovieHerself
Macy's 54th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade1980TV MovieHerself
The Muppet Show1980TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest Star
Solid Gold1980TV SeriesHerself
Aplauso1980TV SeriesHerself
Linda Ronstadt in Concert1980TV MovieHerself
The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute to Mother Maybelle Carter1979TV Special
FM1978Herself
Numéro 11978TV SeriesHerself
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself
Rock Music Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala1977TV MovieHerself
A Concert: Behind Prison Walls1977TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dolly1976TV SeriesHerself - Performer
The Smothers Brothers Show1975TV SeriesHerself
Cher1975TV SeriesHerself
The Hoyt Axton Country Western Boogie Woogie Gospel Rock and Roll Show1975TV MovieHerself - Singer
The Midnight Special1972-1975TV SeriesHerself
In Concert1973-1974TV SeriesHerself
Rock Concert1974TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1969-1972TV SeriesHerself
Tom Smothers' Organic Prime Time Space Ride1971TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1969-1971TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Vocalist
The Johnny Cash Show1969-1971TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1969-1971TV SeriesHerself
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Darin Invasion1970TV MovieHerself
The Everly Brothers Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show1970TV SeriesHerself
Playboy After Dark1970TV SeriesHerself / Singer
Hee Haw1970TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHerself
Della1969TV SeriesHerself
It's Happening1968-1969TV SeriesHerself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651969TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2014TV MovieHerself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2014TV SeriesHerself
History of the Eagles2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Dolly Parton Tour TV2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Charlie Rose2009TV SeriesHerself
The Queens of Country2009VideoHerself - Performer
Dolly Parton & Friends2007VideoHerself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography2006TV Series documentaryHerself
CMT: Class of 19752005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHerself
Dolly Parton: In Country1994Video documentaryHerself
The Crazy World of Dolly Parton1994Video documentaryHerself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!1994TV SpecialHerself
The Women of Country1993TV MovieHerself
Young Country1988Video shortHerself
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years1986TV MovieHerself
Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets1985VideoHerself
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show'1981TV Movie documentaryHerself
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