Dolly Parton: What is Country Icon’s Net Worth?

by Jon D. B.

Dolly Parton could net trillions and it still wouldn’t equal her true worth. Fans are still curious, however: what is the icon’s true net worth today?

At 75-years-old, Dolly Parton is more cherished than ever before. No celebrity has managed to stay as genuinely relevant and equally beloved for as long as country music’s Queen. And for every bit of praise or success Dolly receives, she gives back just as much – if not more.

As famous for her philanthropy and entrepreneurial ventures as she is her near 5 decades of chart-topping hits, Parton has amassed quite a fortune in her lifetime. But where, exactly, does she sit in the realm of net worth? And how does the fruit of this legend’s many labors compare to other household names?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dolly Parton’s total net worth sits at an incredible $600 Million.

Most other celebrities’ fortunes pale in comparison to her own. 99-year-old Betty White holds an incredible $75 million net worth, which still comes in at only a fraction of Parton’s.

And if we’re talking the Queen of Country’s fortune, then it’s only fair to compare it to the King of Country, George Strait! Hold onto your cowboy hats, Strait fans, because the King’s net worth sits at half of the Queens!

That’s right: While the 68-year-old country music icon‘s worth towers over fellow singers like Reba McEntire and Alan Jackson, George Strait’s total net worth sits at roughly half of Dolly Parton’s fortune at over $300 million.

We love you, George, but c’mon. It’s Dolly! There’s no competing.

Do Any Country Artists Hold a Candle to Dolly Parton’s Net Worth?

Yet following in her footsteps is the megastar many country fans (and the industry at large) have pegged as Dolly Parton’s successor to the throne: Carrie Underwood.

A fellow mega-chart-topper, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and best-selling-author like Parton, Carrie Underwood has managed to procure a whopping net worth of an estimated $140 million. And she’s 38-years-old. Something tells us Outsiders that her net worth may even surpass Parton’s when she reaches her age.

Still, Carrie’s fortune sits near a quarter of Dolly’s.

Even Garth Brooks, the best-selling country music artist of all time, holds far less at $400 million. And if you’re holding out for Elvis Presley or his estate to topple Dolly, don’t hold your breath. Shockingly, Elvis’ net worth at the time of his death was $5 million – or $20 million adjusted for inflation.

Perhaps the closest is one-time country sweetheart turned pop’s biggest star, Taylor Swift. Swift’s net worth sits over an estimated $400 million currently, with her personal salary over $150 million per year as of 2021, Celebrity Net Worth cites.

And all by the age of 31.