Johnny Cash was a famous American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who had a net worth of $60 million at the time of his death. In fact, he is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Throughout his musical career, Johnny Cash sold over 90 million records worldwide.
Through his calm, deep bass-baritone voice, Johnny Cash earned “The Man in Black” nickname. His musical genres were rockability, country, rock and roll, folk-blues, and gospel.
Cash’s widely famous songs are ‘I Walk the Line’, ‘Get Rhythm’, ‘Ring of Fire’, ‘Man in Black’, and so on. He won the Grammy Awards 13 times. Besides, Johnny was introduced into the Rock and Roll, Country Music, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.
However, this musical legend died of diabetes in September 2003.
Most of Johnny Cash’s $60 million net worth came through his records sale. As mentioned, he sold over 90 million musical records throughout his five decades of an active career.
Apart from music, Cash earned quite well through his acting career and real state. To be more specific, Johnny Cash grossed his giant net worth through:
- Record Sales
- Musical Tours
- Real Estate
Earning Through Record Sales
Johnny Cash grossed $25 million approximately through record sales. Over 90 million of his musical copies were sold.
Throughout his musical career, Johnny Cash had released 68 studio albums. Most of these were RIAA certified.
Here’s Johnny Cash’s highest-grossing albums list:
- Ring Of Fire
- I Walk The Line
- Hello I’m Johnny Cash
- The Johnny Cash Show
- American V: A Hundred Highways
- American IV: The Man Comes Around
- Johnny Cash At San Quentin
- Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
His Compilations album was sold over 14 million. Besides, Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison was sold over 3.8 million units.
Cash’s earnings from record sales are mentioning below in a listed format:
|Record Sales Year||Estimated Earnings|
Earning Through Musical Tours
Johnny Cash performed 300 musical shows in his career. Every year, he had to pass his busy schedule. Even after his marriage, he was seen giving musical tours.
In the 1972 musical tour, Johnny Cash earned over $381k. Besides, he earned a lot in his 1960s tours.
Earning Through Acting
In the film industry, Johnny Cash is best known for his role in The Winding Stream. This film made $31,249 in the domestic box office. What’s more, The Winding Stream grossed over $96k in the worldwide box office.
Furthermore, Johnny Cash is the story creator of the film — Walk the Line. Through his technical support, Johnny Cash is credited with $119 million in the worldwide box office.
Earning Through Real Estate
In 2006, Johnny Cash sold his lakeside home on Caudill Drive in Hendersonville for $2.3 million. This was a massive profit.
Though he was not active in the real estate business, Cash made some impressive profit through it. He grossed quite well through his real estate.
To sum up, below is Johnny Cash’s yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly income or salary at the time of his death:
- Yearly Income: $10 million
- Monthly Income: $833k
- Weekly Income: $192k
- Daily Income: $27,397
- Hourly Income: $1,141
Johnny Cash: At a Glance
|Full Name||John R. Cash|
|Date of Birth||26 February 1932|
|Birth Place||Kingsland, Arkansas, United States|
|Died||12 September 2003|
|Spouse||June Carter Cash (m. 1968-2003); Vivian Liberto (m. 1954-1968)|
|Profession||Musician, Singer, Songwriter|
|Net Worth||$60 million|
John R. Cash is the son of Ray Cash and Carrie Clover. He was born on 26 February 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S. His brother Tommy Cash is also a musician. Johnny Cash is of Scottish and English descent.
Johnny Cash and his family moved to Dyess, Arkansas when he was only three. At the age of five, he began working at a cotton field.
Talking about education, Johnny Cash attended Dyess’s High School. In 1950, he graduated from high school and left Dyess. Later, he didn’t attend College. At that time, the Korean war was raging and Johnny Cash joined the United States Air Force.
In 1954, Johnny Cash moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and joined a radio station as a radio announcer. After works, he played guitar with Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant.
At the beginning of his musical career, Johnny Cash auditioned for Sam Phillips singing gospel songs. Later, in 1955, he made his first recordings. Cash’s debut recording songs are Cry! Cry! Cry! and Hey Porter.
After his first recording, Johnny Cash gained enormous recognition. Two years later, he released his debut studio album — Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar!
Cash released his second studio album — The Fabulous Johnny Cash. Throughout his five decades of musical career, Johnny Cash released 68 studio albums.
Among these, his album Compilations was a commercial success. He earned more than $3 million selling this album. Besides, his Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison went well in the U.S.
In 1961, Johnny Cash made his film debut appearing in the ‘Five Minutes to Live’ film. In 1959, he first appeared in the Shotgun Slade television series.
What’s more, Cash wrote ‘Walk the Line’ film. He has 34 acting credits in the film industry. He is the 13 times Grammy Awards winner.
June Carter Cash is the wife of Johnny Cash. She is also a famous American singer, songwriter, comedian, dancer, and author. Before four months of Johnny Cash’s death, June Curter died. At the time of her death, she had a net worth of $20 million.
In total, Johnny Cash left $100 million for his sons. His wife June Carter died in May 2003. He had five children. They are Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Cindy Cash, Tara Cash, and Kathy Cash.
Johnny Cash’s brother Jack Cash, Tommy Cash, and Roy Cash are also American musicians. They are also famous like his brother Johnny Cash.