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Tom Petty net worth:
$75 Million

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Tom Petty information

Birth date: October 20, 1950
Birth place: Gainesville, Florida, United States
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)
Profession:Musician, Actor, Record producer, Singer, Songwriter
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Dana York (m. 2001), Jane Benyo (m. 1974–1996)
Children:Adria Petty, Kimberly Violette Petty
Music groups:Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Since 1976), Traveling Wilburys (1988 – 1990), Mudcrutch (1970 – 1975)

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Thomas Earl Petty, simply known as Tom Petty, is a famous American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, as well as a record producer. Tom Petty is perhaps best known as a lead vocalist and guitar player of a rock band called “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers”. The band was formed in 1976 and consisted of a bassist Ron Blair, lead guitarist Mike Campbell, keyboardist Benmont Tench and a drummer Stan Lynch. The band became a large success in the 1980s and to date has sold over 80 million copies around the world. Some of their most known singles are “American Girl”, “Learning to Fly” and “The Waiting”. “American Girl” was one of the singles released in the band’s self-titled debut album.

Tom Petty Net Worth $75 Million

The song peaked at #9 on the Billboard chart and was featured in several films and television series, including “The Silence of the Lambs” starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, “Scrubs”, as well as an episode of “Parks and Recreation”. It is also featured on “The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time” list compiled by Rolling Stone magazine. “Learning to Fly” was a single from the band’s eighth studio album called “Into the Great Wide Open” and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks. “The Waiting” did as well on the charts as the above-mentioned singles, with a #19 spot on the Billboard 100 chart and a feature on “The Simpsons”. A famous rock star and singer, how rich is Tom Petty? According to sources, Tom Petty’s net worth is estimated to be $75 million. The majority of Petty’s wealth comes from his singing career.

Tom Petty was born in 1950, in Florida, US, and underwent a rough childhood, mainly due to his verbally and physically abusive father. A defining moment in Petty’s early years was meeting Elvis Presley, a hero that inspired Petty to pursue his dream of becoming a singer. Petty had always dreamt of playing in a band, and therefore took guitar lessons. His very first teacher was Don Felder, a lead guitarist of the band called “The Eagles”. In 1976, Petty founded what would soon become an international success called “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers”. Petty stayed with the band until 1988 when he created a supergroup that consisted of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. The group released their debut album “The Traveling Wilburys” in 1988, which won a Grammy Award and was nominated for American Music Awards.

A year later, Tom Petty came out with his very first solo album called “Full Moon Fever”, which became an instant success and earned the 5 times Platinum certification from the RIAA. The album also peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and produced five singles. More recently, in 2014, Petty released “Hypnotic Eye”, which is his thirteenth album with “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers”. In addition to spawning five singles, the album enjoyed a #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, proving that the band is still very relevant in the music industry.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Sing 2016 writer: "Stay with Me"
Roadies 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Coronation Street 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nerve 2016 writer: "You Got It"
Acció política TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Ricki and the Flash 2015 writer: "American Girl"
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie writer: "Anything That's Rock and Roll"
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage 2015 performer: "Somewhere Under Heaven" / writer: "Somewhere Under Heaven"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Hot Pursuit 2015 writer: "American Girl"
Parks and Recreation TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2014
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015 TV Special writer: "Stay with Me"
Matzav Ha'Uma 2014 TV Series music - 1 episode
Mike & Mike TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Today at Wimbledon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Wimbledon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Late Show with David Letterman 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice Israel 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 1979-2014 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
My Mad Fat Diary TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Goldbergs 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark 2013 Documentary performer: "Feel A Whole Lot Better"
The Newsroom 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 14 episodes
The Office 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Californication TV Series 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
De wereld draait door 2008-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Sound City 2013 Documentary courtesy: "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll" / performer: "You Wreck Me", "Cabin Down Below", "You Don't Know How It Feels" / writer: "Refugee", "Don't Do Me Like That", "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll", "Here Comes My Girl", "Don't Come Around Here No More", "You Wreck Me", "Cabin Down Below", "You Don't Know How It Feels"
Rage 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Won't Back Down 2012 writer: "Learning To Fly", "I Won't Back Down"
That's My Boy 2012 writer: "American Girl"
The Voice UK 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
We Bought a Zoo 2011 writer: "Don't Come Around Here No More"
Larry Crowne 2011 performer: "Listen To Her Heart" / writer: "Runnin' Down a Dream", "Walls, No. 3", "Listen To Her Heart"
Cougar Town 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary writer: "Honey Bee"
One Tree Hill 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coach Trip TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
It's Complicated 2009 writer: "Don't Do Me Like That"
Street Music 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game performer: "Runnin' Down a Dream" / writer: "Runnin' Down a Dream", "American Girl"
20 to 1 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Marie Brand und die Nacht der Vergeltung 2009 TV Movie writer: "Free Fallin'"
Criminal Minds 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case TV Series 1 episode, 2009 writer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2008 performer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005
The Marty Stuart Show 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stargate: Atlantis 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Four Christmases 2008 writer: "Christmas All Over Again"
Ugly Betty 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Best Friend's Girl 2008 writer: "Don't Do Me Like That"
Appaloosa 2008 writer: "Scare Easy"
Recount 2008 TV Movie performer: "I Won't Back Down" / writer: "I Won't Back Down"
The Wire 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saving Grace 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friday Night Lights TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Cesko hledá SuperStar 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ha-Shminiya 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Barnyard 2006 "I Won't Back Down"
7th Heaven TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1996 - 2006 performer - 1 episode, 2002
What About Brian 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sopranos 2000-2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Sleeping Dogs Lie 2006/I writer: "You Got It"
The O.C. TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary writer: "Change of Heart"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade 2005 TV Special writer: "Free Fallin'"
Elizabethtown 2005 performer: "Jack" 2005, "Learning to Fly" 1991, "Square One" 2005 / writer: "It'll All Work Out" 1987, "Jack" 2005, "Learning to Fly" 1991, "Square One" 2005
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary writer: "Don't Do Me like That"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "Running Down a Dream" / writer: "Running Down a Dream" - as Thomas Earl Petty
Ladder 49 2004 performer: "You and Me" / writer: "You and Me"
Freddy vs Ghostbusters 2004 Short performer: "I Won't Back Down" - uncredited / writer: "I Won't Back Down" - uncredited
Chasing Liberty 2004 writer: "American Girl"
Shabatot VeHagim 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skeppsholmen TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2003 music - 1 episode, 2003
Soundstage 2003 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Mr. Deeds 2002 performer: "You Don't Know How It Feels" / writer: "You Don't Know How It Feels"
True Dreams 2002 "Here Comes My Girl"
Cherish 2002 writer: "Breakdown"
George Harrison - Der sanfte Beatle 2001 TV Short documentary writer: "HANDLE WITH CARE"
Zwei Männer am Herd 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sugar & Spice 2001 writer: "American Girl"
Stars in Their Eyes 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gypsy Magic 1997 writer: "California Blue"
The Simpsons 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trojan War 1997 writer: "American Girl"
Tohuwabohu 1994-1997 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Jerry Maguire 1996 performer: "Free Fallin'" / writer: "Free Fallin'"
Jingle All the Way 1996 courtesy: "Christmas All Over Again" / performer: "Christmas All Over Again" / writer: "Christmas All Over Again"
She's the One 1996 producer: "Walls Circus", "Walls No. 3", "Angel Dream", "California", "Grew Up Fast", "Hung Up & Overdue", "Hope You Never" / writer: "Walls Circus", "Walls No. 3", "Angel Dream", "California", "Grew Up Fast", "Hung Up & Overdue", "Hope You Never"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Party of Five 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mad Love 1995 writer: "Here Comes My Girl"
Boys on the Side 1995 writer: "You Got It"
Judgment Night 1993 performer: "Fallin" / writer: "Fallin"
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 producer: "Christmas All Over Again" / writer: "Christmas All Over Again"
Melrose Place 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Silence of the Lambs 1991 writer: "American Girl" 1976 - as T. Petty
Lethal Weapon 2 1989 lyrics: "Cheer Down"
It's Garry Shandling's Show. TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Dolly 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Band of the Hand 1986 producer: "Band of the Hand"
Miami Vice 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: "American Girl", "The Waiting / Rebels", "Refugee"
Streets of Fire 1984 writer: "NEVER BE YOU"
Knight Rider 1983-1984 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 performer: "American Girl" / writer: "American Girl"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1982 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Taps 1981/I writer: "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
Top of the Pops 1977-1979 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
FM 1978 writer: "Breakdown", "American Girl"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King of the Hill 2004-2009 TV Series Lucky / Mud Dobber
Tom Petty: Swingin' 1999 Short
The Larry Sanders Show 1998 TV Series Tom Petty
The Postman 1997 Bridge City Mayor
Made in Heaven 1987 Stanky

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live at the Olympic - The Last DJ and More 2003 Video documentary
Kinoamater - Milivoj Hubek 1998 Video short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO 2012 TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Messenger 2009/I dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Solid Gold 1985 TV Series Himself
Arena 1984 TV Series documentary Himself
Fridays 1980 TV Series Himself
FM 1978 Himself
Disco 1977 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1977 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - Announcing New Tour
:Dryvrs 2016 TV Series short Himself
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Chabad Telethon 2015 TV Movie Himself
Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl -Unraveled 2014 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Behind the Scenes: Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Tribute 2014 Video documentary short Himself
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2013 TV Movie Himself - Perfomer
Sound City 2013 Documentary Himself
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012 TV Series Himself
Mike Campbell: The Guitars 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 Documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2010 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2010 TV Series Himself
Classic Albums: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes 2010 Video documentary Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live 2009 TV Movie Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire 2009 Video Himself
Legends 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Tribute This! 2008 Documentary Himself
Super Bowl XLII 2008 TV Special Himself
Soundstage 2003-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream 2007 Documentary Himself
The True History of the Traveling Wilburys 2007 Video documentary short Himself (as Charlie T. Jr.)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2006 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Musical Guest
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
All We Are Saying 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Concert for George 2003 Video documentary Himself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live at the Olympic - The Last DJ and More 2003 Video documentary Singer, Guitar
Elvis Lives 2003 TV Special Himself
The Simpsons 2002 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1999-2002 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2002 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guest
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: High Grass Dogs, Live from the Fillmore 1999 Documentary Himself (Vocals / Guitars)
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1999 TV Series Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1999 TV Series Himself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Behind the Music 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey 1997 Documentary Himself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1995 1995 TV Special Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Himself - Performer / Video Vanguard Award Recipient (as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
Tom Petty: Going Home 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever 1992 Video documentary Himself (Vocals / Guitars)
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 TV Special
Tom Petty: Take the Highway (Live) 1992 TV Special Himself
Portræt af Tom Petty 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Coca Cola Pop Music Backstage Pass to Summer 1991 TV Special Himself - Performer
Tom Petty: A Bunch of Videos and Some Other Stuff 1989 Video Himself (Vocals / Guitars)
The 1989 Annual MTV Video Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1987-1989 TV Series Himself
Dolly 1987 TV Series Himself
Hard to Handle: Bob Dylan in Concert 1986 Video documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie Himself
Rock Legends 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Elvis What If? 2012 Documentary
Profiles in Philanthropy 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
George Harrison - Der sanfte Beatle 2001 TV Short documentary Himself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Playback 1995 Video documentary Himself (Vocals / Guitars)
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1979 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Long Form Music Video Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007) · Peter Bogdanovich (video director)
· Skot Bright (video producer)
1999 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on April 28, 1999 at 7018 Hollywood Blvd.
1994 Lifetime Achievement Award MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Elizabethtown (2005)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song She's the One (1996)


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#Fact
1 He and his band recorded several platinum selling albums at Cherokee Recording Studios, including "Hard Promises" and "Damn the Torpedoes." He also collaborated with Stevie Nicks at Cherokee on the platinum recording "Stop Dragging My Heart Around.".
2 He and the Heartbreakers were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
4 Ranked #43 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
5 He has said that he regarded his and the Heartbreakers best work was when they collaborated with Johnny Cash on the legend's album "Unchained." The Heartbreakers would perform on Cash's next two albums after that (which would be his last), but Petty, due to other engagements, was less involved with those.
6 Was the only blonde member of the Traveling Wilburys.
7 Shares a birthday with Viggo Mortensen and Snoop Dogg.
8 His birthday (October 20) is also the anniversary of the deaths of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant, bandmate Steve Gaines and sister Cassie Gaines in a plane crash.
9 Teamed up with Bob Dylan, Beatle George Harrison, Jeff Lynne from Electric Light Orchestra and Roy Orbison in the band The Travelling Wilburys.
10 2002: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in(as a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers).
11 Daughters Adria Petty and Anna Kim Petty.
12 Rock singer/guitarist, recording and performing solo as well as leader of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1975 - present).

#Quote
1 Rock 'n' roll is a music that represents truth. Your TV channel has taken the word "rock" and knocked the "roll" off the end. You made rock this umbrella term for everything. That's wrong. Shakira isn't rock. These country artists with fur coats aren't rock - or country. I offered a video to VH1 of my band playing in the studio and they don't want to air it because it had musicians playing in it. They want some babe walking on the beach or whatever.
2 It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music.
3 On Howie Epstein's death: It's like you got a tree dying in the backyard. And you're kind of used to the idea that it's dying. But you look out there one day and they cut it down. And you just can't imagine that beautiful tree isn't there anymore.
4 I'm not exactly a guy who makes new friends easily.

#Trademark
1 Rickenbacker 660/12 Guitar
2 World-weary vocals
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