Who is Bob Dylan?
Bob Dylan is one of the most famous singer-songwriters of the United States of America. His five decades of music career has earned him an influential place in the music industry. He is also known as a multi-instrumentalist and able to play the harmonium, guitar, keyboards.
Besides singing, he has played a vital role in writing and received The Nobel Prize in Literature. Moreover, this creative person participated in the Civil Rights Movement and was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. After all, he is quite good at painting as well.
How much is Bob Dylan's net worth?
As of August 2020, Bob Dylan’s net worth is $200 million dollars.
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How has he earned this wealth?
He has earned the greatest portion of wealth from his music profession. From 1962 to 2020, he has sold many albums worth millions. He also performed in many concerts and those are a backup to his earnings.
Some of his highest-grossing albums are as follows.
Titles of Albums
Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Besides, Bob Dylan’s self-written songs and bestseller books are an important source of his income. Moreover, he is an amazing painter and has a huge knowledge of fine arts.
In 2016, he sold 6,000 artefacts to George Kaiser Family Foundation & The University of Tulsa for $15 to $20 million dollars. Above all, he has many luxurious cars and fabulous houses in different localities of the US.
A Mini Biography of Bob Dylan
- His birth name is Robert Allen Zimmerman.
- Popularly known as Bob Dylan.
- He was born on 24th May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States.
- Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice Zimmerman are his parents.
- By nationality, he is an American.
- His ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish.
- He believes in the Christian religion.
- Gemini is his zodiac sign.
- He is an American singer-songwriter, author, and Visual Artist by profession.
- He is divorced right now.
- He is 79 years old.
- Physical factors.
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Bob Dylan's Early Life
Bob Dylan was born to Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice Zimmerman on the 24th day of May 1941. His father was the owner of a shop which sold furniture and appliances.
On the other hand, his mother was a housewife. He spent his childhood at Close-Knit Jewish Community in Duluth with his family. Later, his family moved to Hibbing, Minnesota. Bob has a brother called David Zimmerman. Both of them were raised by their parents with great care and affection.
Educational Background of Bob Dylan
At the very beginning, he was admitted to Hibbing High School. During his school days, he used to listen to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard and got the inspiration for singing and songwriting. Consequently, he formed many bands and performed with his co-artists in many functions.
In 1959, Bob enrolled himself at the University of Minnesota. He performed in several clubs while studying in college. Afterwards, he left college to pursue his career in singing.
Bob Dylan's Personal Life
Bob Dylan and Sarah Lawnds married each other in 1965. They are fortuned with four children named Jesse Byron, Jakob Luke, Samuel Isaac Abram, and Anna Lea. Unfortunately, their happy marriage life came to an end in 1977 with the official separation.
However, Bob Dylan shared a vow with his backup singer, Carolyn Dennis, in the year of 1986. During their six-year relationship, Carolyn gave birth to a daughter and at last separated from each other in 1992. Moreover, This famous singer has an adoptive daughter from his first wife’s ex-marriage.
Musical Career of Bob Dylan
Leaving college, Bob Dylan moved to New York City in 1961 and there he started to perform in many clubs. Due to this, he got acquainted with many people and got a chance to play the harmonica on Carolyn Hearer’s third album.
The album producer, John Hammond, got pleased with Bob Dylan to see his excellence and signed a contract with him under the label of Columbia Records.
In 1962, his first album, Bob Dylan, launched but couldn’t draw much attention from the audience. However, with the support of producer Hammond and writer Johnny Cash, he released his 2nd album called The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan in 1963.
This album was about the political and social circumstances in America of that time. And it gained huge popularity and introduced Bob Dylan as an accomplished singer, lyricist, as well as a crucial political character.
After that, one by one he published 38 studio albums, 29 tribute albums, 22 box sets, and 26 EPs. Some of his promising studio albums are as follows.
- Like a Rolling Stone (1965)
- Nashville Skyline (1969)
- Time out of Mind (1997)
- Love and Theft (2001)
- Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020)
Bob Dylan in Visual Arts and Authorship
Besides the musical profession, Bob Dylan pursued his great works in visual arts. In 2007, he arranged his first public art exhibition called “The Drawn Blank Series”, at the Kunstsammlungen in Chemnitz, Germany.
In this exhibition, more than 200 watercolours and gouaches, made from original drawings by Dylan, were displayed. Some of his other exhibitions of artistic works include The Brazil Series, The Asia Series, The New Orleans Series, and Face Value. In addition, he has jotted down eight books on the tricks of his paintings and drawings. Bob Dylan has also written some other books such as The Nobel Lecture, Drawn Black, and The Lyrics: Since 1962.
Awards & Achievements
During his 50 years of professional life, he has been recognized many times for the remarkable jobs in music. Some of his tremendous accomplishments are :
- GMA Dove Awards (1980)
- The Academy Award (2000)
- Golden Globe Awards (2000)
- Grammy Awards (eleven times)