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Hendrix" life was as short as his impact on music was staggering. But did he ever have time to truly capitalize on his popular music and amazing talent? Let"s see just how much the rock star was worth when he died.
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It would be tempting to imagine Jimi Hendrix as a tragic figure who died before he could reap the vast rewards of his music"s popularity. According to Amy Lamare of Celebrity Net Worth, that line of thinking would also be fairly accurate, seeing as they say that Hendrix only had about $20,000 on his bank account when he died, which would be roughly $150,000 in today"s money. While this is by no means a bad nest egg for a 27-year-old, it"s worth noting that Hendrix was already a world-famous, esteemed musician — again, he did play at Woodstock. As such, Lamare estimates that songwriting credits, record sales and concerts made the guitarist"s overall net worth something around $5 million in today"s dollars.
While Hendrix was certainly a recognized operator at the time of his death, he was also just three studio albums and one live album into his recording career. In comparison, Jim Morrison of The Doors and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin both died at a young age, yet had more than double the amount of albums to their name. Considering the relatively small amount of songs he had time to give us, it"s downright amazing to think that as of 2019, the Hendrix estate"s net worth was estimated to be somewhere around $175 million.