How much is Alan Jackson worth?
|Date of Birth:
|October 17, 1958 (age 64)
|United States of America
|6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
About Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson is an American songwriter and singer who is known for his mainstream country-pop sounds as well as his traditional honky-tonk music. The country singer began his career in the 1980s and since then has become one of the eminent country/gospel singers in the United States. With more than 80 million records sold worldwide, Jackson is considered to be one of the best-selling music artists in the entire world.
For the past 30+ years, Alan Jackson has released 16 studio, 12 compilation, six video, and one live, and one tribute albums. His long list of achievements includes two Grammys, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and plenty of Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Awards. In addition to these, he’s also a Hall of Fame inductee in various halls of fame such as Georgia Music, Country Music and Nashville Songwriters.
The country music artist is known for his distinguished style as well as his great hits and albums. He was born on October 17, 1958, in Newnan, Georgia. Growing up, he was listening mainly to country and gospel music and was inspired by the likes of John Anderson, Gene Watson, and Hank Williams Jr. Long before he began his music career, in his early twenties, Alan spent most of his time working various jobs.
His first job, was in the mailroom of The Nashville Network. In 1989, Jackson was noticed by Arista Nashville and soon he was offered a contract. After signing with the label, he officially became the first artist signed to the label. Towards the end of 1989, he released his very first song called “Blue Blooded Woman”. The song was followed by “Here in the Real World”, which had far more commercial success. Both songs became lead singles to the country artist’s debut album, also titled Here in the Real World.
Jackson became rich in the early 2000s with the release of his albums When Somebody Loves You, Drive, What I Do, Like Red on a Rose, and Good Time. All of the albums topped the US Country charts and even earned gold and platinum certifications in several countries. In 2009, his most successful (and tenth) studio album at the time, Drive, was so well-liked that it was ranked number 3 in the Rhapsody’s chart “Best Country Albums of the Decade”.
Despite the country change slightly changed towards the pop music, Jackson continued to produce songs in his own country/honky-tonk style. In addition to his well-received studio projects, Alan released two Christmas themed albums in 1993 and 2002. Honky Honky Tonk Christmas was his first country album that contains only Christmas-themed songs.
Both albums contributed to the artist’s success as they not only had commercial and critical success but also received gold certifications by the RIAA in just a few months after they were released. One of the reasons why Alan Jackson is so successful is because he constantly put out new music and stuck to what works for him. Ever since 1995, to further promote his work, the singer embarked on various national tours. Continuing the momentum that he picked with his five number one albums throughout the 2000s, the artist released four albums in the 2010s.
In early 2006, he released Precious Moments, which became his first gospel music album, inspired mainly by his mother who enjoyed religious music. In the 2010s, he released the albums Freight Train, Thirty Miles West, The Bluegrass Album, and Angels and Alcohol. Despite not being as successful as the five from the previous decade, all four projects were met with positive reviews by both critics and fans. Towards the end of the decade, Alan Jackson’s work was acknowledged by many and he was inducted in the various halls of fame.
His most recent accomplishment was being inducted into the Nashville’s Songwriters Hall of Fame in mid-2018. He has also been successful by collaborating with other major artists like George Strait, Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney.
Jackson’s Total Net Worth
Alan Jackson has earned estimated total career income of $260 million dollars, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. As Jackson lives in the state of Tennessee, he will have had to pay around 43% in taxes on his career income. Tennessee only became a no income tax state in 2021. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $148.2 million dollars, having paid $111.8 million dollars in taxes.
Alan Jackson married Denise Jackson in 1979 and they remain together. They have three children together, Mattie Denise, Alexandra Jane and Dani Grace. Alan and Denise bought an undeveloped property in the mid-1990s and after building a custom mansion they sold the property for $19 million in 2021. In 2009, Alan also sold a mansion of his for $28 million dollars. In 2020, he purchased a property in Franklin, Tennessee, for $23 million. The 22,000 square-foot mansion sitting on 120 acres land has since served as his residence.
In his personal life he has likely spent $7-8 million dollars of his career earnings but also earned $30-40 million dollars from his investments. He will have also had to pay around $5-6 million dollars in business related costs. Therefore, it is estimated that Alan Jackson has a net worth of about $170 million dollars.
Alan Jackson is a country music Hall of Famer who has achieved a ton of success with his projects. Ever since the late 1980s, he became one of the wealthiest and most well-received country/gospel artists in the United States. Even now, he continues to uphold his legacy as he not only creates his own music but helps young talent obtain some recognition.