Gordon Lightfoot net worth

Gordon Lightfoot net worth

Net Worth: $30 Million

About Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot net worth

It has been stated that the total estimate of Gordon Lightfoot net worth reaches 30 million dollars, as of right now. Gordon Lightfoot has accumulated his wealth because of his career in music, where he is a singer and songwriter. He became an internationally known musician because of his success in different music styles, including folk, rock and country genres. He is also considered as the one who helped to define the folk-pop genre in the 1960s and the 1970s. Many people consider him to be the greatest songwriter of Canadian origin. Internationally, Gordon Lightfoot is regarded as a folk-rock legend.
In the 1960s, Gordon Lightfoot became known all around the world as it was the time when he released a string of successful singles, such as “Early Morning Rain”, “For Lovin’ Me”, “Ribbon of Darkness”, “Black Day in July” and “Steel Rail Blues”. The sales of these singles have also increased the total amount of Gordon Lightfoot net worth. Gordon Lightfoot soon became recognized in Canada, too, as many of his songs landed in charts, such as “(Remember Me) I’m the One”, which hit the Number 3 spot in 1962.

In the 1970s, Gordon Lightfoot continued to release internationally successful songs, such as “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Rainy Day People”, “Sundown”, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and “Carefree Highway”.
In addition to his successful singles, Gordon Lightfoot has released a lot of certified albums. Many of these albums reached gold or platinum certifications. Therefore, the sales of them have also added up a lot to the total sum of Gordon Lightfoot net worth. Gordon Lightfoot’s songs have been recorded by other musicians, too, such as Elvis Presley, The Kingston Trio, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Paul Weller, Hank Williams Jr., Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Neil Young, Judy Collins, Herb Alpert, Glenn Campbell and The Irish Rovers, in addition to many others.
Gordon Lightfoot is considered as a ‘national treasure’ by Robbie Robertson. Gordon Lightfoot performed at an opening ceremony of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta. In 1979, Gordon Lightfoot got an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in arts. In 2003, he was awarded the Companion of the Order of Canada title, which is the highest Canadian civilian honor.
In 1997, he was awarded the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, which is Canadian highest honour in the performing arts. In 2012, the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario awarded him the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In the same year, his name was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2015, Lakehead University awarded him an honorary doctorate of music. Therefore, his career has not only added up a lot of revenues to the total size of Gordon Lightfoot net worth, but also earned him numerous recognition and honors.
He was born in 1938 in Orillia, Ontario. His father was a businessman, who had his own dry cleaning company. From his early childhood, his talents were noticed by his mother, who motivated him to become a performer.

Now you have an idea why Gordon Lightfoot net worth is this huge

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