Kenneth Arnold Chesney Net WorthReal Name: Kenneth Arnold Chesney
Date of Birth: 03/26/1968
Place of Birth: Knoxville, Tennessee
2017 Net Worth: $120 Million
2016 Earnings: $44 Million
Profession: Singer, song writer, musician
Kenny Chesney Biography
Kenneth “Kenny” Chesney was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in March of 1968. Chesney graduated from Gibbs High School and received his first guitar as a Christmas present. He soon began to teach himself to play. He attended East Tennessee State University, where he studied advertising. While performing at local clubs in the Johnson City area, he recorded a self-released demo album in 1989. The album sold 1,000 copies. Chesney used this money to buy a new guitar. After graduating college in December of 1990, Chesney moved to Nashville and began performing in bars and clubs, regularly performing at The Turf. Chesney also began working as a songwriter-for-hire
In 1992, the head of BMI recommended to his friend, who was the head of Opryland Music Group, that he listen to Chesney. Chesney performed 5 songs as an audition and was signed on the spot with Capricorn Records, then later on, with BNA Records. Chesney has already produced more than 15 albums with 14 of them being certified gold. He has sold more than 30 million albums and has had more than 30 top ten singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Song charts including “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”, “Back Where I Come From”, and “The Good Stuff”. Chesney was honored by the ACM as their Top Male Vocalist of the Year in 2003 as well as receiving Record of the Year for his song “The Good Stuff”.
Chesney enjoys his hard-earned money. He owns a 60 foot Sea Ray yacht. He has a home in the Virgin Islands as well as an estate in Franklin, Tennessee. Chesney was married for a short time to actress Renee Zellweger, however, the couple split and Zellweger filed for an annulment, which was granted in December of 2005. Chesney has a current net worth of $120 million, which is sure to increase with the announcement of a new tour to be performed in the summer of 2015.