Home / Celebrity Net Worth / Rock Stars / Leon Russell Net Worth

Leon Russell Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

How rich was Leon Russell?

Leon Russell net worth:
$600,000

Leon Russell information

Leon Russell information

Birth date: April 2, 1942
Birth place: Lawton, Oklahoma, U.S
Death date: November 13, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Musician
Education:Will Rogers High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Janet Lee Constantine (m. 1983), Mary McCreary (m. 1975–1980)
Children:Sugaree Noel Bridges, Coco Bridges, Tina Rose Bridges, Honey Bridges, Teddy Jack Bridges

Leon Russell profile links

Leon Russell profile links

Billy Ray Cyrus

Steve Tisch

Paul George

Kellie Shanygne Williams

More net worths

Leon Russell Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Born as Claude Russell Bridges on the 2nd April 1942, Leon Russell was a singer, pianist, songwriter and guitar player, whose career spanned more than 60 years, during which he released more than 30 albums, including the “Leon Russell and the Shelter People” (1971), “Carney” (1972), and “One for the Road” (1979). He created such hits as “A Song For You”, “Tight Rope”, and Heartbreak Hotel”. Leon Russell passed away in November 2016.

Have you ever wondered how rich Leon Russell was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Russell’s net worth was as high as $600,000, an amount earned through his successful career in the music industry. Apart from working as a solo artist, Leon also worked as a session musician, and on account of that played for such musicians as the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra and many others.

Leon Russell Net Worth $600,000

At an early age Leon was introduced to the piano, and nurtured his talent from then until his death in 2016. He went to Will Rogers High School, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and there he met and befriended David Gates with whom he started a duo called Fencemen. Little by little Leon focused more on music and started playing in the nightclubs of Tulsa, with a fake ID, lent by a friend whose name was Leon, and he just assumed his name.

As he had outgrew the Tulsa nightclub scene, he moved to Los Angeles, where he would become one of the most sought-after session musicians of the ‘60s, and collaborated with countless popular musicians of the era.

However, he wanted to start out on his own, and in 1968 released an album with Marc Benno entitled “Look Inside the Asylum Choir”, while two years later he recorded his debut self-titled solo album, which reached No. 60 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album spawned the eponymous hit “A Song for You”, which was subsequently covered by 100 artists, including Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles, Simply Red and Amy Winehouse among others.

After the debut he continued in the same way, with the album “Leon Russell and the Shelter People” (1971), which landed at No. 17 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieved gold status, which only increased Leon’s net worth. The following year he struck the world with his third album – “Carney” – which was in the top three on the US Billboard 200 chart and became his second gold album. Leon dominated the music scene throughout the ‘70s, and with albums such as “Stop All That Jazz” (1974), “Will O’ the Wisp” (1975), and “One for the Road” (1979) only cemented his place in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

However, after the ‘70s ended, his popularity began to decline, and although he stayed active in music during the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s, it wasn’t until 2010 that Leon had more success in music. That year, he released an album in collaboration with Elton John called “The Union”, which reached No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieved gold status in Canada and silver in the UK, increasing Leon’s net worth to a large degree. He produced music until his death, and was scheduled to start a tour in 2017, however, firstly heart surgery in mid- 2016 and then death on 13th November 2016 in his sleep, in Nashville, Tennessee, put the stop on his long and successful career.

In 2011 he was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and also into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Regarding his personal life, Leon was married to Janet Lee Constantine from 1983 until his death; the couple had three children. Previously, he was married to Mary McCreary from 1975 until 1980, and they also had three children.

Leon was known for his charitable work, which included The Concert for Bangladesh in 1971, among many other activities.


More about Leon Russell:

  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Facts
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Karen Carpenter Story 1989 TV Movie writer: "Superstar", "A Song For You", "This Masquerade", "A Song For You Reprise"
Driving Me Crazy 1988 Documentary writer: "A Song For You" - uncredited
Crimes of the Heart 1986 performer: "Don't Fence Me In"
Carpenters: Yesterday Once More 1985 Video writer: "Superstar"
Miami Vice 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Honeysuckle Rose 1980 writer: "A Song for You"
The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music 1980 TV Special writer: "A Song For You", "This Masquerade"
Barbra: With One More Look at You 1976 TV Movie documentary music: "Lost Inside Of You"
A Star Is Born 1976 lyrics: "LOST INSIDE OF YOU" / music: "LOST INSIDE OF YOU"
Carpenters Very First Television Special 1976 TV Special music: "Rainy Days And Mondays / Superstar" - Medley
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974-1975 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Austin City Limits 1975 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1974 performer: "Roll Away the Stone" 1969 / writer: "Roll Away the Stone" 1969
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mad Dogs & Englishmen 1971 Documentary performer: "The Ballad of Mad Dogs & Englishmen" end credits / writer: "Delta Lady", "Mad Dogs & Englishmen Theme", "Please Give Peace a Chance", "The Ballad of Mad Dogs & Englishmen" end credits
Groupies 1970 Documentary writer: "DELTA LADY"
The Mike Douglas Show 1969 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Music Scene 1969 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Out of Sight 1966 writer: "Malibu Run"
Shindig! TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965
The Family Jewels 1965 writer: "Little Miss Go-Go" - as Russell
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Atlanta 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roadies TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Blacklist 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2004-2015 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Zari 2014 Short "Back to the Island"
The Marty Stuart Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor Philippines 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Voice - Danmarks største stemme 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012 Documentary performer: "Hummingbird" / writer: "Hummingbird"
Smash 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 1977
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Mr. Sunshine 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rock Suomi 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Kids Are All Right 2010 performer: "Out in the Woods" / writer: "Out in the Woods"
The Princess and the Frog 2009 writer: "Cajun Love Song"
Dolly Parton & Friends: Love Always - Live from Texas 2009 Video performer: "Wabash Cannonball"
The Messenger 2009/I performer: "Stranger in a Strange Land" 1970 / writer: "Stranger in a Strange Land" 1970
Stiletto 2008/II writer: "This Masquerade"
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary writer: "Everybody Loves A Clown"
Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon 2008 Documentary lyrics: "Swimming in the Riviera"
Juno 2007 writer: "Superstar" 1969
Ghost Rider 2007 writer: "Superstar"
The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 writer: "This Masquerade" 1972
Bug 2006 performer: "This Masquerade" 1972 / writer: "This Masquerade" 1972
Ha-Shminiya 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Great Performances 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
House M.D. 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Around the Bend 2004 performer: "Roll Away The Stone", "A Song For You" / writer: "Roll Away The Stone", "A Song For You"
Corporate Ghost 2004 Video writer: "Superstar"
Dolly Parton & Friends on the Country Train 2003 Video performer: "Wabash Cannon Ball"
Canadian Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Wonderland 2003 performer: "Stranger in a Strange Land" 1971 / writer: "Stranger in a Strange Land" 1971
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary performer: "Welcome To Hollywood" / writer: "Welcome To Hollywood"
American Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie 2003 Documentary performer: "Act Naturally"
Remember the Titans 2000 performer: "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall"
The Secret Life of Girls 1999 performer: "Roll Away The Stone" / writer: "Superstar", "Roll Away The Stone"
Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters 1997 TV Movie documentary writer: "Superstar", "This Masquerade"
E! True Hollywood Story 1997 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
New York Undercover 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Frighteners 1996 writer: "Superstar"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tommy Boy 1995 "Superstar"
Boys on the Side 1995 writer: "Superstar"
Carpenters: Interpretations - A 25th Anniversary Celebration 1995 Video short writer: "Superstar"
Wayne's World 2 1993 "SUPERSTAR"
Heartbeat 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 1993 performer: "Tightrope" / writer: "Tightrope"
The Simpsons 1992 TV Series 1 episode
29th Street 1991 performer: "Stranger in a Strange Land" / writer: "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Stars in Their Eyes 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flesh 'n' Blood 1991 TV Series composer - 12 episodes
The Monkees 1966 TV Series musician - 1 episode
The Family Jewels 1965 music arranger: "This Diamond Ring" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Truth and Betrayal 2004 Short Mike
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? 1979 Radio Preacher
Son of Dracula 1974 Musician (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dralien 2014 Short associate producer
A Poem Is a Naked Person 1974 Documentary producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tightrope: To Live the Life of an Outsider 2013 Documentary original music by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Weird Blessing 2015 Documentary short Himself
The Garden's Defining Moments 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Marty Stuart Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Bluegrass Underground 2013 TV Series Himself
CMT Crossroads 2013 TV Series Himself
Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012 Documentary Himself
VidBlogger Nation 2011 TV Series Himself
The Union 2011 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1976-2011 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2011 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1999-2011 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2010 TV Series Himself
The Making of Elton John: Madman Across the Water 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The One Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Elton John & Leon Russell Live from the Beacon Theatre 2010 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning America 2010 TV Series Himself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary Himself
Concert for Bangladesh Revisited with George Harrison and Friends 2005 TV Movie documentary
Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' 2003 TV Special Himself
Austin City Limits 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1998 TV Series Himself
CMT Presents: The King's Covers 1997 TV Movie documentary
Late Night with David Letterman 1984-1992 TV Series Himself
New Orleans Live! 1992 TV Movie Himself
Cue the Music 1991 TV Series Himself (1994)
20 Years After: A Woodstock Reunion 1989 Video Himself
The Don Lane Show 1981 TV Series Himself
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration 1979 Himself
Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda (TV Special) 1979 Himself (uncredited)
A Poem Is a Naked Person 1974 Documentary Himself
The Concert for Bangladesh 1972 Documentary Himself
Disco 2 1971 TV Series Himself
Mad Dogs & Englishmen 1971 Documentary Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Shindig! 1964-1965 TV Series Himself - Singer / Himself / Pianist
The T.A.M.I. Show 1964 Documentary Himself - Pianist in House Band (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Dolly Parton & Friends: Love Always - Live from Texas 2009 Video Himself - Performer
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... 2008 TV Series Himself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Dolly Parton & Friends on the Country Train 2003 Video Himself
Joe Cocker: Have a Little Faith 1996 Video documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals · Elton John
1978 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards A Star Is Born (1976) · Paul Williams
· Barbra Streisand
· Kenny Ascher
· Rupert Holmes
· Kenny Loggins
· Alan Bergman
· Marilyn Bergman
· Donna Weiss
1978 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special A Star Is Born (1976) · Kenny Ascher
· Alan Bergman
· Marilyn Bergman
· Rupert Holmes
· Barbra Streisand
· Donna Weiss
· Paul Williams
· Kenny Loggins


Looks like we don't have Leon Russell salary information. Sorry!


#Fact
1 Children: daughter Tina Rose and son Teddy Jack, with McCreary, daughters Sugaree Noel, Coco and Honey, with Constantine.
2 Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2011. The other inductees were Darlene Love, Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits and Dr. John.
3 Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.


Looks like we don't have Leon Russell quotes information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have Leon Russell trademarks information. Sorry!

Source: Celebrity Images

Is Leon Russell's Net Worth Deserved?

Check Also

Mick Jagger Net Worth

Born as Michael Phillip Jagger on 26 July, 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England, the lead …