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Joan Baez II net worth:
$11 Million

Joan Baez II information

Joan Baez II information

Birth date: January 9, 1941
Birth place: Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Height:1.66 m
Profession:Singer
Education:Boston University, Palo Alto High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:David Harris (m. 1968–1973)
Children:Gabriel Harris
Parents:Albert Baez, Joan Bridge
Siblings:Mimi Fariña, Pauline Baez

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Joan Chandos Baez was born on 9 January 1941, in Staten Island, New York City USA, of half Mexican descent through her father, and part-English through her mother. She is a musician, songwriter, singer, and activist, best known for her contemporary folk music, having released over 30 albums during her 55 year career, and recorded songs in at least six languages. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Joan Baez? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $11 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. She’s performed many genres including gospel, pop, and country, and has consistently collaborated with many other artists, and all of these achievements have ensured the position of her wealth.

Joan Baez Net Worth $11 million

Joan started her music career playing the ukulele, and later on she would become very interested in folk music after going to a concert by Pete Seeger; she would soon practice these types of songs and perform them in public, after buying her first acoustic guitar.

In 1958, Joan’s family moved to Massachusetts and she would start performing in the area in local clubs. She later attended Boston University for six weeks, but was always more interested in musical performances. In 1958 she would do her first concert at Club 47, and while very few people attended it, Club 47 liked her and invited her back to perform once a week. She would continue doing performances and recorded with a few groups, performing at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival which gained her a lot of attention, with many giving her the nickname “the barefoot Madonna”. She was offered a contract by Columbia Records, but Baez opted to go to Vanguard Records for more artistic freedom. Her net worth was established.

Her first, self-titled album was released in 1960 featuring a lot of ballads, and would sell well. The following year she released “Joan Baez, Vol. 2” which would achieve gold status, and which contained a lot of traditional music, and later on she would help promote Bob Dylan. She would then have several charting songs including “There but for Fortune” which is a cover of Phil Ochs’ song.

Eventually she started to experiment with her music, and would incorporate classical styles to her next three albums. She sang poems on the album “Baptism: A Journey Through Our Time” which was more akin to a concept album. In 1968, Joan would work on her next two albums one of which was called “Any Day Now” and consisted of Bob Dylan covers. She then started to incorporate country-rock music to her songs, and would also write her own lyrics. She subsequently used her popularity to promote social protests, singing songs about peace and human rights, being one of the first artists to do so. With her continued releases, her net worth steadily increased.

In 1971, she cut ties with Vanguard after releasing the gold-certified “Blessed Are…” She switched to A&M Records under which she would release her next six albums, which would continue to build her net worth. Her first album for the record company was “Come from the Shadows” which featured a lot of personal compositions. In 1980, she was given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Rutgers University and Antioch Unversity. She would later perform at the Grammy Awards in 1983, performing Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”. She continued releasing albums and then wrote an autobiography entitled “And a Voice to Sing With” which was released in 1987. She also became the first major artist to perform a concert on Alcatraz Island, a charity event at the former prison in San Francisco Bay.

Starting from 2001, both Vanguard and A&M would re-release all of her older albums with digitally restored sound and bonus content. She would perform at various events including the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, while also releasing several live albums. One of her last performances was played at the 50th Newport Folk Festival in 2009 which marked the 50th anniversary after her initial breakthrough at the event.

For her personal life, Joan was married to David Harris from 1968-73, with whom she has a son. She also had relationships with Bob Dylan and Steve Jobs. Her family converted to Quakerism early in Joan’s life. It is known that Joan’s father is responsible for co-inventing the x-ray microscope.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015 Video Game performer: "Here's To You", "Diamonds & Rust"
Päin seinää 2014 lyrics: "Marcia di Sacco e Vanzetti"
Orange Is the New Black 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 2014 Video Game performer: "Here's To You"
A Case of You 2013 performer: "Diamonds and Rust" - uncredited / writer: "Diamonds and Rust" - uncredited
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Independent Lens 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune 2010 Documentary performer: "There But for Fortune"
Memòries de la tele 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 2009 Documentary performer: "Tears of Rage"
Taking Woodstock 2009 performer: "Sweet Sir Galahad" / writer: "Sweet Sir Galahad"
True Blood 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2008 Video Game writer: "Here's To You"
Weeds 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Slacker Uprising 2007 Documentary performer: "Finlandia"
Vogliamo anche le rose 2007 Documentary writer: "Here's to You"
La tele de tu vida TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Today's Country Music 2006 Video performer: "If I Were a Carpenter"
American Masters TV Series documentary arranger - 1 episode, 2005 performer - 1 episode, 2005
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 performer: "Here's to You" / writer: "Here's to You"
Eulogy 2004 lyrics: "Diamonds and Rust" / music: "Diamonds and Rust" / performer: "Diamonds and Rust"
Six Feet Under 2003 TV Series 1 episode
Cuéntame 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Le fate ignoranti 2001 arranger: "Gracias A La Vida Here's To Life" / performer: "Gracias A La Vida Here's To Life"
The Sopranos TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
4 Little Girls 1997 Documentary "Birmingham Sunday"
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1997 Documentary performer: "Let It Be"
Mi vida loca 1993 writer: "Crooked Is the Path" - as J. Baez
Dogfight 1991 performer: "SILVER DAGGER" traditional
Woodstock: The Lost Performances 1990 Video documentary performer: "We Shall Overcome"
The Wonder Years 1988-1990 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Berkeley in the Sixties 1990 Documentary arranger: "All My Trials" / performer: "All My Trials", "We Shall Overcome"
To Kill a Priest 1988 performer: "The Many Crimes of Cain"
Fame 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Merton 1984 writer: "Blessed Are..."
Amorevolmente 1980 performer: "LOVE IS JUST A FOUR-LETTER WORD"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Last Ring 1979 performer: "A HARD RAIN'S GONNA FALL"
Fighting for Our Lives 1975 Documentary performer: "Deportee", "Pastures of Plenty"
Sing Sing Thanksgiving 1974 Documentary performer: "I Shall Be Released", "Viva mi Patria Boliva", "Prison Trilogy", "Sing Sing Ossining" / writer: "Prison Trilogy", "Sing Sing Ossining"
Silent Running 1972 performer: "Silent Running", "Rejoice in the Sun"
Joe Hill 1971 performer: "Joe Hill"
A World Apart 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Celebration at Big Sur 1971 Documentary performer: "I Shall Be Released", "A Song For David", "Sweet Sir Galahad" / writer: "A Song For David", "Sweet Sir Galahad"
Sacco & Vanzetti 1971 performer: "The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti", "Here's to You", "II Parte La Ballata Di Sacco E Vanzetti", "III Parte La Ballata Di Sacco E Vanzetti " / writer: "The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti", "Here's to You"
Rebel 1970 performer: "Carry It On"
Carry It On 1970 Documentary performer: "Oh, Happy Day", "Carry It On', "In Forty Days", "Hickory Wind", "The Last Thing On My Mind", "Joe Hill", "I Shall Be Released", "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man", "Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word", "Suzanne", "We Shall Overcome"
Woodstock 1970 Documentary performer: "Joe Hill", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
The Big T.N.T. Show 1966 Documentary performer: "500 Hundred Miles", "There But For Fortune", "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Renaldo and Clara 1978 Woman in White

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Kill a Priest 1988 composer: song "The Crimes of Cain"

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Choices of the Heart 1983 TV Movie sound artist

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Capitalism: A Love Story 2009 Documentary special thanks
Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time 2004 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Song for Cesar 2017 Documentary filming Herself
Lo sguardo della musica 2016 Documentary filming Herself
Lead Belly: Life, Legend, Legacy Documentary post-production Herself
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live 2015 Video Herself
Joan Baez: Rebel Icon 2015 Documentary short Herself
The Stars Behind the Iron Curtain 2014 Documentary Herself
Sharon Isbin: Troubadour 2014 Documentary Herself - interviewee
Vivement dimanche 2014 TV Series Herself
C 2014 TV Series Herself
Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
The March 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival 2012 Documentary Herself
American Masters 1994-2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Thé ou café 2011 TV Series Herself
Save the Farm 2011 Documentary short Herself - Singer & Activist
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune 2010 Documentary Friend / Musician / Activist
The Stern Grove Festival Videos 2010 TV Series Herself
Welcome to Eden 2009 Documentary Herself
Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 2009 Documentary Herself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 2009 Documentary Herself: Folk Singer / Activist
Bulles de Vian 2009 TV Movie Herself
Tavis Smiley 2009 TV Series Herself
Folk America 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action 2008 Documentary Herself
South Central Farm: Oasis in a Concrete Desert. 2008 Video documentary short Herself - Singer & Activist
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee 2008 TV Series Herself
The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America's New Song Movement 2008 Documentary Herself
Natural Heroes 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Slacker Uprising 2007 Documentary Herself
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song 2007 Documentary Herself
The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
Sunday AM 2006 TV Series Herself
American Experience 2005 TV Series documentary Herself - Musician
Words and Music in Honor of Fahrenheit 9/11 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Three Voices: Live in Concert 2004 Video documentary Herself
Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Soundstage 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Mountain Stage 2004 TV Series Herself - Musician
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Herself - Interviewee
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Tree Sit: The Art of Resistance 2001 Documentary Herself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Face to Face 1998 TV Series Herself
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1997 Documentary Herself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Rock & Roll 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Refrescante 95 1995 TV Series Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1994 TV Special Herself
Woodstock Diary 1994 TV Movie documentary Herself
A Century of Women 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Kris Kristofferson: His Life and Work 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1992 TV Series Herself
Later... With Jools Holland 1992 TV Series Herself
Cue the Music 1991 TV Series Herself (1993)
Woodstock: The Lost Performances 1990 Video documentary Herself
America This Morning 1990 TV Series Herself
Champs-Elysées 1990 TV Series Herself
We Shall Overcome 1989 Documentary Herself
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1989 TV Movie Herself
The Return of Bruno 1987 TV Movie Herself
In Remembrance of Martin 1986 Documentary Herself
A '60s Reunion with Bill Graham: A Night at the Fillmore 1986 TV Movie Herself
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 1986 TV Movie documentary Herself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Herself
Fame 1985 TV Series Herself
Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' 1984 Documentary
Àngel Casas Show 1984 TV Series Herself
In Our Hands 1984 Documentary Herself
Sag nein 1983 Documentary
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 TV Special Herself
Numéro 1 1981 TV Series Herself
O Passeio dos Alegres 1981 TV Series Herself (1981)
Les nouveaux rendez-vous 1980 TV Series Herself
The Muppet Show 1980 TV Series Herself - Special Guest Star
Bitte umblättern 1980 TV Series documentary Herself
Nur mit Liedern geht es nicht 1980 TV Movie documentary Herself - Musician
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1967-1979 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Herself
Anno Domini 1976 TV Series Herself
The Memory of Justice 1976 Documentary Sängerin
Hard Rain 1976 TV Movie documentary Herself
Banjoman 1975 Documentary
Sing Sing Thanksgiving 1974 Documentary Herself - Performer
Discorama 1973 TV Series Herself
The Making of 'Silent Running' 1972 Documentary Herself
The David Frost Show 1969-1972 TV Series Herself
The Dick Cavett Show 1969-1972 TV Series Herself
Earl Scruggs: The Bluegrass Legend - Family & Friends 1972 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer
Celebration at Big Sur 1971 Documentary Herself
Dynamite Chicken 1971 Herself
Headshop 1971 TV Series Herself
Carry It On 1970 Documentary Herself
Woodstock 1970 Documentary Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1969 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Herself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1969 TV Series Herself
Playboy After Dark 1969 TV Series Singer
The Donald O'Connor Show 1968 TV Series Herself
Festival 1967 Documentary Herself
Today 1967 TV Series Herself
Dont Look Back 1967 Documentary Herself
Songs, Chansons, Lieder 1966 TV Series Herself - Musician
The Big T.N.T. Show 1966 Documentary Herself
A Roomful of Music 1965 TV Series Herself - Performer
The March 1964 Documentary short Herself
Festival of Arts 1962 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - Singer
Elvis Found Alive 2012 Herself
Democracy Now! 2011 TV Series Herself
Sing Your Song 2011 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Memòries de la tele 2010 TV Series Herself
Cuéntame 2009 TV Series Herself
Woodstock: Now & Then 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Biography 2004-2009 TV Series documentary Herself
60/90 2008 TV Series Herself
Sex: The Revolution 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - Performer
65 Revisited 2007 Video documentary Herself
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Summer of Love 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Herself
Ein Leben wie im Flug 2007 TV Movie Herself
El disco del año 06 2006 TV Movie Herself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Herself
Today's Country Music 2006 Video Herself
50 y más 2005 TV Movie Herself
The Howlin' Wolf Story 2003 Documentary Herself
Bigbít 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Pop 2000: 50 Jahre Popmusik und Jugendkultur in Deutschland 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Speeches of Malcolm X 1997 Video documentary Herself - Marches to Montgomery with Baldwin, Forman
America's Music: The Roots of Country 1996 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself (1996)
In the Spotlight: Mary Chapin Carpenter 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Berkeley in the Sixties 1990 Documentary Herself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1986 TV Series Herself
The Ten Thousand Day War 1980 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself (uncredited)
Rebel 1970 Herself (uncredited)
Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued 2014 Documentary Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1972 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Female Pop Vocal Performance For the song "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"


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#Fact
1 Lives with her ninety year old mother in a home Woodside, California. [March 2004]
2 Her father, Albert V. Baez, died 20 March 2007 at a nursing home in San Mateo County, California, USA. [March 2007]
3 Travels by bus on a musical tour of the United States. [March 2004]
4 Close friend of Kris Kristofferson.
5 Ex-sister-in-law of Milan Melvin.
6 Sister-in-law of Richard Farina.
7 Once lived next door to Hunter S. Thompson.
8 Hunter S. Thompson once corresponded with her. His nickname for her was "Joanie".
9 Resides in Woodside, California.
10 Played a significant role in the Live Aid (1985) concert opening the US segment of the show in Philadelphia (13 July 1985).
11 Longtime companion of Bob Dylan from 1962 to 1965.
12 Strong supporter of the Civil Rights and the anti-war movement in the 1960s and 1970s. During Christmas of 1972, she joined a peace delegation traveling to North Vietnam.
13 From the age of eighteen into her forties, she sought therapy to handle her intense stage fright.
14 Her son makes musical instruments.
15 Built a treehouse in a tall oak tree behind her home.
16 Ranked #27 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
17 Mother, Joan Bridge, was born in Edinburgh, UK and is of English-Scottish descent.
18 Father, Albert Vinicio Baez, is from Puebla, Mexico.
19 Unsuccessfully sued cartoonist Al Capp for libel after parodying her as "Joanie Phoanie" in his comic strip "Li'l Abner" in 1966.
20 Sister of Mimi Fariña.

#Quote
1 The era in which I came on the scene was a ten-year period of exceptional talent. I mean, nobody could top Dylan; they've been trying for years. Nobody can really top John Lennon. So what what we're looking for - what people in general are looking for and longing for - are the universal songs that bring us together, and that are of really high quality. But those are hard to find. I know that the Occupy movement was looking for the right songs and they ended up singing 'We Shall Overcome' and 'Blowin' in the Wind' because the songs that the group was looking for didn't exist.
2 I think I wrote one spectacular song ['Diamonds and Rust'] and a bunch of A-minuses or B-s, and that's it. I think that's just how it is and that's fine.
3 The fact is I can't sing most of these early folk ballads any more, because I've lost that high register. When I do sing them I have to take them down a few semitones. I'm much more comfortable singing songs by Steve Earle or Natalie Merchant or Ryan Adams, where I'm in a different zone. My voice is much lower these days, and I prefer it. There's also a lot less vibrato, because the ends of the vocal cords start to calcify. You do hear some people my age who shouldn't still be singing, where the vibrato is very wide and out of control and not very attractive. I try to avoid that!
4 On truth: Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.
5 [interview in Time magazine, 11/23/62] Anything called a hootenanny ought to be shot on sight, but the whole country is having one. A hootenanny is to folk singing what a jam session is to jazz, and all over the U.S. there is a great reverberate twang. Guitars and banjos akimbo, folk singers inhabit smoky metropolitan crawl space; they sprawl on the floors of college rooms; near the foot of ski trails, they keep time to the wheeze and sputter of burning logs; they sing homely lyrics to the combers of the Pacific. They are everybody and anybody. A civil engineer performs in his off-hours in the folk bins of the Midwest. So do débutantes, university students, even a refugee from an Eastern girl's-school choir. Everywhere, there are bearded pop singers and clean-cut dilettantes. There are gifted amateurs and serious musicians. New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver and San Francisco all have shoals of tiny coffee shops, all loud with basic folk sound--a pinched and studied wail that is intended to suggest flinty hills or clumpy prairies.
6 It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
7 You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.


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