What is Pat Boone’s net worth?
Pat Boone is a singer, composer, actor, author, and television personality who has a net worth of $50 million. Pat Boone was one of the most successful recording artists of the 1950s and early 1960s. He has also earned recognition for hosting the ABC variety television series “The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom” and has starred in several Hollywood movies. In the 1970s, Boone increasingly shifted toward focusing on Christian values and gospel music, and later became a conservative political commentator. During his music career, he has sold more than 45 million albums. He had 38 of the 40 best results. Boone also founded a recording company called Lion & Lamb Records, which he founded in the early 1970s.
Early life and education
Pat Boone was born on June 1, 1934 in Jacksonville, Florida to Archie and Margaret. He has a younger brother named Cecil who became a pop singer. When he was two years old, Boone moved with his family to Nashville, Tennessee, where he spent his childhood and adolescence. He attended David Lipscombe High School, graduating in 1952. Boone went on to attend David Lipscombe College, Lipscombe University, and North Texas State University before graduating summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1958.
Boone launched his music career in Centennial Park in Nashville. Recording began in 1953, and in 1955, he had his first major hit with a cover of Fats Domino’s “It’s Not a Shame.” Boone went on to have commercial success covering songs for black artists. In the late 1950s, he was a hit with his songs “Tra La La-a”, “Two Hearts Two Kisses”, “I Almost Lost My Mind”, “Tutti Frutti”, “Long Tall Sally” and “Don’t Forbid” me”, among other things.
In 1956, Boone released his first two albums: “Pat Boone”, which was a compilation of previously released singles, and “Hoody!” Which was his first official album. The following year, he released a total of five albums, including “A Closer Walk with Thee” and “Four by Pat”, which brought him to number five on the Billboard charts. In 1958, Boone had his most famous album with “Stardust”, which peaked at number two. He had successful subsequent albums such as “Yes End!” and “Tenderly”, “Moonglow” and “Moody River”.
Boone began focusing on gospel music in the 1960s, releasing albums such as “Me and My God”, “The Lord’s Prayer and Other Great Hymns” and “Bless Be Your Name”. He continued to release studio and compilation albums over the subsequent decades, mostly with a Christian focus. One notable exception was his 1997 album “In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy,” which featured covers of popular hard rock and metal songs in big band style. Although Bone’s older fans were largely puzzled or angered by the album, “In a Metal Mood” was the singer’s most commercially successful album in over 30 years.
Boone first made his mark on television in the late 1950s as a regular guest on ABC’s “Ozark Jubilee,” hosted by his father-in-law. His helpful and soothing on-air image led to a long-term endorsement deal with General Motors. Boone also made a regular appearance on CBS’ “Arthur Godfrey & Friends”. At the age of 23 in 1957, he began hosting his own variety show on ABC called “The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom.” The programme, which ran until 1960, featured appearances by such musical artists as Pearl Bailey, Johnny Matisse, and Eddie Adams. Among his other notable television gigs, Boone hosted the documentary “Salute to the Teens”.
On the big screen, Boone made his acting debut as a star in the 1957 musical ‘Bernardine’. That same year, he had even greater success with the musical ‘April Love’, a remake of the 1944 movie ‘Home in Indiana’. The film starred as Shirley Jones and appeared in the Academy Award-nominated lead single sung by Boone. After that, Boone starred in the musical comedy “Mardi Gras”. In 1959, he achieved one of his greatest commercial successes with the science fiction adventure film Journey to the Center of the Earth, based on Jules Verne’s novel of the same name. After that, Boone starred in the films “All Hands on Deck”, “State Fair”, “The Main Attraction”, “The Horror of it All”, “The Yellow Canary”, “Never put it in writing” and ” Goodbye Charlie”. In the late 1960s, Boone starred in “Paulin Risks.” He would have had his last starring role for a long time in 1970, when he starred opposite Eric Estrada in the crime thriller “The Cross and the Switchblade”. Boone did not return to film acting until 2016; That year, he appeared in the Christian drama “God’s Not Dead 2”. The following year, he was in “A Cowgirl’s Story”.
Boone achieved success as an author with his first book in 1958, the bestselling Twixt Twelve and Twenty: Pat Talks to Teenages. He continued to publish a large number of other books over the next six decades, most of which focused on Christianity. Titles include “Miracle Saved My Family” and “Joy!” and “Pray to Win,” “Jesus Is Alive,” and “Pat Boone’s Devotional Book.”
After growing up in Christ Church, Boone became deeply religious. In 1964, he addressed a huge conservative rally in Los Angeles to promote the enforcement of prayer in schools. Later, in the early 1970s, Boone hosted Bible lessons for various celebrities.
At the age of 19 in 1953, Boone married Shirley Lee Foley, the daughter of country music star Red Foley and singer Judy Martin. Together, the couple had four daughters named Cheryl, Linda, Deborah, and Laura. In 2019, Foley passed away at the age of 84.