About Linda Ronstadt
As for the day, Linda Ronstadt net worth amounts to $110 million, making her one of the richest female singers. Her fortunes seems all the more impressive knowing that her career was peaking more than 30 years ago, back when the value of dollar was much greater and the average income of recording artists much lower than it is today. So why in the world this 79-year-old is just as rich as the modern day pop divas or perhaps richer? Although her name is relatively unknown to those who were born in the 1990s or later, there was a time when Linda was one of, or perhaps even the most successful singer to walk the Earth, selling millions of records all over the world and filling stadiums with tens of thousands of fans. Believe me, the story of her professional career is worth attention. So here it comes…
The legend started pursuing a career as a singer at an early age, but it took years before Linda Ronstadt net worth started growing with any considerable speed. At first, at the age 14, she and her two brothers used to play in fraternity houses, coffee rooms and other small venues. The trio called themselves “The Three Ronstadts” or “the Union City Ramblers”. Right before turning 18 the singer formed a band with another music legend, Bobby Kimmel (titled Stone Poneys). They were soon joined by Kenny Edwards. The band released three albums in a short 15-month period in 1967–68, but none of them enjoyed a major commercial success.
Linda Ronstadt net worth growth gained momentum as she started pursuing a solo career. Although her first solo album, titled Hand Sown … Home Grown, did not register on Billboard, the second one, Silk Purse, charted in several countries including Canada, the United States and Australia. Linda’s first album to achieve major commercial success was Don’t Cry Now, released in 1973. It received a Gold certificate from RIAA, but this was nothing compared to the success of her following album, Heart Like a Wheal: it topped the charts in the US and eventually sold over 2 million copies.
By the end of the 1970s Linda has established herself as rock and pop’s most successful solo female acts. It is estimated that in 1978 alone Linda Ronstadt net worth increased by $12 million (an equivalent of $43 USD nowadays). Nonetheless, while speaking about her success, the singer has been very modest. In one of her interviews she said: “Everybody has their own level of doing their music. … Mine just happened to resonate over the years, in one way and another, with a significant enough number of people so that I could do it professionally.”