Money is certainly never tight for Toby Keith – net worth estimations topping at $500 million, the artist has made it to the list of the top richest country music singers. Most of his income comes from touring and signings, but he is a true businessman, too, having a restaurant of his own and being a co-owner of the record label that has Taylor Swift among its signers.
Toby Keith Net Worth - $500 Million
Birth Name - Toby Keith Covel
Date of birth - July 8, 1961
Zodiac Sign - Cancer
Birth Place - Clinton, Oklahoma, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 3″
Profession - Record producer, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Guitarist, Actor, Music artist, Songwriter
According to estimates, Keith’s earnings have been constantly over $48 million annually for the past few years, but his rise to wealth and stardom started on a farm in Oklahoma. He was fond of music from early on in his childhood. He first grabbed a guitar when he was eight and he turned out to be exceptionally talented for the instrument.
After he graduated from high school, he started working as a derrick hand on oil fields. It was during that time that he formed his first band with some friends, but he wasn’t looking for a professional career in music, continuing to work on the oil field and playing defensive end with the Oklahoma City Drillers, a semi-professional football team.
He started looking for ways to make music his job only in the early 1990’s when he went to Nashville to play in the streets and to try and find a record label that took interest in the demo tape he and his band had put together – without any success. However, his demo tape got in the hands of an executive of Mercury Records who went to see Keith perform and offered him a contract that he accepted and that started him on the road to success.
The period between 1993 and 1995 saw Keith’s debut single reach the very top of the Billboard Hot Country Song. The single became a platinum and he released a few other singles and complete albums, too, a Christmas album included, all in the course of just two years.
Keith today divides his time between playing music and running his businesses. He owns a grill restaurant chain and has a two-decade collaboration with a global company in the car industry. He has also introduced a new drink called Wild Shot.
His talent as a musician and his understanding of business opportunities made it possible for Keith to become one of the richest celebs in the U.S. today and his success as an artist and as an entrepreneur is bound to continue in the future, too.