Barbara Mandrell can be considered as an icon in music whose career rose to prominence in the late sixties. This musician happened to belong to the genre of country music and her impact and success as a musician can be traced to the number of records she has sold and still sells. Although she is now retired, the number of musicians she influenced is also a pointer to how talented she is in her craft. Again, the money she has made in the course of her career which contributed immensely to her overall net worth is also a good indication of the success she had while working in the music industry, as well as an actress. Here is more on Barbara Mandrell’s net worth.
How Barbara Mandrell Found Success With The Mandrell Sisters
Mandrell was born into a musical family where artistic talents flourished and the development of such talents was encouraged. By the time she was thirteen, Mandrell, who was born on the 25th of December in 1948, had the ability to read music and was quite versed in the art of playing the accordion. Fast forward to six years later when she was nineteen, she had garnered the skill to play more instruments, particularly the steel guitar.
By 1951, she was playing with bands and in 1969, Mandrell moved to Nashville where she decided to build her career as a musician. This country singer had a thriving career in music but in 1980, she decided to venture into a different brand of entertainment. She kicked off her career on the television show Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters, which happened to receive a Golden Globe nomination and win an award from the People’s Choice Awards.
This television show featured Barbara and her two younger sisters Louise and Irlene as hosts. The Mandrell Sisters was a variety show and because of this, the program was a mixed bag of some sort as they had music guests come on the show, put up comedy skits and rounded up each episode with the performance of a gospel song.
The show only lasted for two years and this was because its viewership was dropping and the busy career life she had was causing strain to her voice. Despite its cancellation, Mandrell had made a lot of money from her work on the show. In the year the show came to end which is 1982, she made $650,000 which when adjusted to fit inflation that has occurred over the years will come to more than $2 million in current time. Barbara Mandrell’s net worth in that year increased exponentially because of the show but she did not stop making money when Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters ended.
Barbara Mandrell’s Net Worth Post-The Mandrell Sisters and Other Endeavors
In early 2019, it was revealed that she has a net worth of $45 million. This huge sum comes not just from her music but also from having a thriving career as an actress. She had sold over a million copies of her songs and she still continues to sell more. Although she decided to retire from music in 2010, this has not affected the sales.
Concerts and tours are two other major means through which Barbara Mandrell has built her fortune. Performing in front of a live audience has always been an integral part of her career and her ability to display her skills with different types of guitars helped to attract fans.
After the Mandrell Sisters came to an end, one of the other major means which Barbara Mandrell made money, in addition to her music career was acting. In 1984, she starred in Burning Rage. She would then star as a guest in a number of hit TV shows from Touched By An Angel to The Commish, Baywatch, and even Sunset Beach where she had a recurring role. Income from these appearances sure contributed to the growth of Barbara Mandrell’s net worth after The Mandrell Sisters. Her acting career came to halt before the new millennium began.
The transformation of her mansion in Tennessee into a tourist site has also served as an avenue for wealth creation for this star whose net worth keeps expanding.