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Janis Joplin Net Worth

Janis Joplin Net Worth

Net Worth: $5 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Age Deceased at 27 years old on 1970-10-04
  • Birth Place Port Arthur, Texas, United States
  • Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)
  • Marital Status Single
  • Full Name Janis Lyn Joplin
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth January 19, 1943
  • Occupation Musician, Painter, Dancer and Arranger
  • Education University of Texas at Austin
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About Janis Joplin

American musician Janis Joplin is also a painter, dancer and music arranger who had an estimated net worth of $5 million. She was born Janis Lyn Joplin on January 19, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas, USA, and grew up being called a freak by her classmates until her adolescence. While in high school, she began singing, which continued on to her college years at the University of Texas at Austin.

Joplin dropped out of school and moved to San Francisco, California in the 1960s. She began recording blues standards and became the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brothers and the Holding Company. She then went solo with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. In 1967, she gained recognition during the Monterey Pop Festival.

Janis Joplin, however, had a drug problem due to heavy use, returned home to recover. She never stopped using drugs despite finishing her rehabilitation. She died on October 4, 1970 due to a heroin overdose in Hollywood’s Landmark Motor Hotel, now the Highland Gardens Hotel. In 1971, her second and final album Pearl was released and went four-times Platinum.

In 2004, Joplin was ranked #46 in the list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by the Rolling Stone. In 1995, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Janis Joplin's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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  • Earnings 2015
  • Earnings 1995
  • Earnings 1975
  • Earnings 1973
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  • Earnings 1968
Earnings 2015 N/A
Sale of Asset Jan. 2015

Janis Joplin's suede vest auctioned at Lelands Auctions

$13,500
Earnings 1995 N/A
Record Sales 1995

Estimated record sales from the album, 18 Essential Songs (500 thousand copies)

$750,000
Earnings 1975 N/A
Record Sales 1975

Estimated record sales from the album, Janis (500 thousand copies)

$750,000
Earnings 1973 N/A
Record Sales 1973

Estimated record sales from the album, Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits (7 million copies)

$10,500,000
Earnings 1971 N/A
Record Sales 1971

Estimated record sales from the album, Pearl (4 million copies)

$6,000,000
Earnings 1969 N/A
Record Sales 1969

Estimated record sales from the album, I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (1 million copies)

$1,500,000
Earnings 1968 N/A
Record Sales 1968

Estimated record sales from the album, Cheap Thrills (2 million copies)

$3,000,000
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