5 Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About Dolly Parton
Can't get enough of the Queen of Country? Learn more about country star Dolly Parton's net worth, age, tattoos, and more in this article.
Dolly Parton is a woman of many mysteries and she’s not afraid to show it. From her net worth to her tattoos, we have all the facts you need about the Queen of Country Music.
1. Dolly Parton’s Net Worth
Dolly may have grown up poor, but she’s definitely not anymore. Forbes estimated that Dolly Parton’s net worth is over $350 million.
Dolly’s family had no electricity or running water for years, but she looks on the bright side.
“We had a roof over our head – even if did leak,” Dolly said. “We had something to eat on our table even if it wasn’t exactly what we wanted. We had a bed to sleep in even if there was a bunch of us in it.”
Dolly credits her mother’s advice with helping her make it to where she is today. Her mom once told her, “Always keep something back for you.”
Thanks to that advice, Dolly is now one of the most iconic country music singers of all time. She is also an actress, songwriter, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian. In recent years, she has become increasingly popular with younger audiences due to her appearances on shows like ‘Sesame Street’ and ‘The Voice.’
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What many people don’t know about Dolly is that she is a prolific songwriter. She has written over 3,000 songs, including hits like “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You.” She has also written several books, including her autobiography, ‘Dream More.’
In addition to her musical and literary accomplishments, Dolly is also a successful businesswoman. She owns a theme park, Dollywood, and a dinner attraction chain, Dolly Parton’s Stampede.
Dolly also wrote a book with James Patterson and an album to accompany it.
2. Dolly Is A Philanthropist
In addition to her business ventures, Dolly has been involved in several philanthropic endeavors, including establishing the Imagination Library, which provides free books to children around the world. The Imagination Library is close to Dolly’s heart.
On the organization’s website Dolly wrote, “Before he passed away, my Daddy told me the Imagination Library was probably the most important thing I had ever done. I can’t tell you how much that meant to me because I created the Imagination Library as a tribute to my Daddy. He was the smartest man I have ever known but I know in my heart his inability to read probably kept him from fulfilling all of his dreams.”
PSA parents – sign up for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and you get a free age appropriate book every month in the mail! We just got our first one today 😃 pic.twitter.com/c13uUseyal
— Patti Rudisill (@viopatti) June 3, 2022
Dolly says that her mission in life is to help more kids learn to read as a tribute to her father.
3. How Old is Dolly Parton?
Dolly Parton is one of the most successful and well-known country music artists of all time. She has achieved massive success in both her singing and acting career and has written some of the most iconic country songs of all time. Even though she is now in her 70s, she is still as popular as ever and shows no signs of slowing down.
But how old is Dolly Parton? Many people are surprised to learn that she was actually born in 1946, making her 76 years old at the time of writing this article. Dolly Parton’s birthday is January 19, 1946. That means that she started her career in country music when she was just a young girl and has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years!
Parton has always been open about her age and has even joked about it in some of her songs. In her song “9 to 5”, she sings about how hard it is to get ahead when you’re working 9 to 5 – something that many people can relate to, regardless of their age. And in her song “I Will Always Love You”, she sings about how age doesn’t matter when it comes to true love.
4. Dolly Parton’s Siblings
Dolly Parton has always been a natural leader. She was born into a very poor family in rural Tennessee, but she had a voice that couldn’t be ignored. Her talent eventually led her to Nashville, where she became one of the most successful female country singers of all time.
But what you may not know about Dolly Parton is that she comes from a very large and close-knit family. As the fourth of 12 children, Dolly’s siblings have always been an important part of her life, and she credits them for her success.
Here’s a video of Dolly singing with her sisters Stella and Cassie Parton.
Stella Parton is a country singer. She found success in the 1970s and her best-known song is “I Want to Hold You in My Dreams Tonight.” Randy Parton was also a singer-songwriter. He recorded the song “Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)” in 1982, but the song wasn’t a hit until the band Alabama released it in ’84 as their 12th consecutive No. 1 single. Randy died of cancer in 2021.
Dolly’s youngest sister, Rachel Ann George-Parton, acted in a TV version of ‘9 to 5’ on ABC in 1982. She played Doralee Rhodes, the part Dolly played in the movie.
5. Dolly Parton’s Tattoos
Dolly Parton is one of the most iconic country music singers of all time. She is also known for her charitable work and her business acumen. But she’s also very protective of her image. That’s why you’ll never see Dolly Parton without makeup. And there are only a few photos of Dolly Parton without a wig.
Read More: Dolly Parton Amazed Fans In This Photo Without Her Wig
One thing no one knows for sure (except Dolly and her husband) is how many tattoos Dolly has. People have speculated about where they are and what they are. Dolly has never definitively answered.
Dolly Parton: I have 'tasteful' tattoos, y'all! https://t.co/OoMz39mGVP pic.twitter.com/GVNUwDP9qS
— Page Six (@PageSix) September 23, 2020
One thing we know is that Parton has said that she has gotten many tattoos, usually to cover scars.
Roseanne Barr says she’s seen them.
“She’s got, like, all these awesome tattoos all over her body — no black or no blue lines,” Barr said. “All like pastel, gorgeous bows all over everything[.]”
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