What Was Kenny Rogers’ Net Worth at the Time of His Death?

Country singer Kenny Rogers passed away March 20, 2020, at the age of 81. Here’s a look at Kenny Rogers’ net worth, life, and career.

Kenny Rogers’ death

Kenny Rogers |  David Redfern/Redferns
Kenny Rogers | David Redfern/Redferns

Kenny Rogers’ family announced his death on his official Twitter account. “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 p.m. at the age of 81,” posted the family. “Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”

Rumors of Rogers’ failing health began last May after he was hospitalized. However, the singer’s representatives said the rumors were false and that he was OK. Rogers’ publicist said the star was hospitalized for dehydration and was not close to death.

“Kenny was recently admitted to a local Georgia hospital and treated for dehydration,” said his representative on Twitter. “He will remain there to get some physical therapy to get his strength back prior to discharge. He appreciates the concerns and well wishes he has received from his fans and can assure everyone he plans on sticking around through the years to come.”

Kenny Rogers started his first band, The Scholars, in 1956

Kenny Rogers in 1968 | Jasper Dailey/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Kenny Rogers in 1968 | Jasper Dailey/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Rogers began his music journey back in 1956 when he was in high school. He started a rock band called The Scholars. Rogers told Variety back in 2015 that he started the band so he could find girls. He says money wasn’t top of mind at the time.

 “Look, guys get into bands to find the girls,” Rogers told journalist Andrew Barker. “We can kid ourselves all we want, but it’s never about money at that age. It’s about playing all the sock hops and the high schools and getting to meet the girls. And then all of a sudden someone pays you, and you go, ‘Wow, we’d never planned on this.’ And so, you start on your journey to make more the next time, and then more the time after that, and to do that, you’re forced to improve your act. So, it slowly becomes a business.”

Kenny Rogers’ hit songs

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in 1987 | Walt Disney Television via Getty Images
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in 1987 | Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Rogers is best known for the hit songs “The Gambler,” “Islands in the Stream,” and “Lady.”On October 29, 1983, “Islands in the Stream,” which was performed by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, became the first country song to simultaneously reach the top of the country, pop, and adult contemporary charts, reports The Bobby Bones Show.

Kenny Rogers’ net worth

At the time of his death, Kenny Rogers had a net worth of $250 million according to Celebrity Net Worth estimates.

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