Bobbie Gentry, 77 – $100 million
One of the female pioneers when it comes to composing and producing their own music is the American singer-songwriter named Bobbie Gentry. The songs she created were mostly inspired by her Mississippi roots; composing vignettes of the Southern parts of the United States. Last February 2019, Mercury Rev launched Bobbie Gentry’sThe Delta Sweete Revisited, reimagining the “forgotten masterpiece” of the Ode to Billie Joe songstress. With the kind of musical legend the 77-year-old Gentry is, it’s not surprising that she has managed to accumulate an estimated $100 million net worth.
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