Kris Kristofferson Net Worth Is $160 Million
Boasting of a net worth of $160 million, Kris Kristofferson made his fame through the music and entertainment industry. Unlike many singers of the present, he wrote many of his own songs. He was born on June 22, 1936 in Brownsville. Texas. Since his father was an officer in the Army, his family had to move frequently to accommodate his job. After graduating from California's San Mateo High School, he enrolled from Pomona College. He achieved high grades and won a Rhodes Scholarship to go to Oxford University.
While at Oxford, he studied English literature and began to play around with songwriting. He joined the Army after his graduation. Later, he began working as a maintenance worker at Columbia Studios. This exposure to music inspired to try producing his own songs. He signed on with Monument Records and produced top songs like “Me and Bobby McGee”. His first album was officially released in 1970 and hit the top ten list on the Billboard charts. Over the next 40 years, Kris Kristofferson released a total of 17 studio albums as well as numerous singles. Although his first album just reached the marketplace, he won a Grammy just a year later.
His successful music career managed to get him noticed by the acting industry. He was cast in “The Last Movie” and began to appear in multiple films. Kris Kristofferson won a Golden Globe for his role in the 1976 “A Star is Born” By 1984, he started working on a country band with other stars called the Highwayman. Due to his significant achievements in the industry, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Grammys in 2014. Previously, he was placed in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004. During his life, he has been married three times. His most recent wife was Lisa Meyers. With her, he had five children.