Kris Kristofferson Net Worth

Kris Kristofferson's Net Worth

Net Worth:$160 million
Born:22nd June 1936
Country of Origin:United States of America
Source of wealth:Song Writer, singer, and actor
Height:5 Feet 1 inches
Last Updated:2024


If you want to know about the Kris Kristofferson’s net worth right now, then you are exactly at the right place. Kris Kristofferson was born on 22nd June 1936. By profession, he has been working as the finest American singer-songwriter and so the talented actor.

In his career of being the songwriter he did wrote and recorded so many songs with the names of “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”.

In the year 2021, his net worth is around $160 million. And this article will talk all about Kris Kristofferson’s Net Worthhis career as well as early personal life background for his fans. Let’s have a look!

Early life

Kristoffer Kristofferson was born on 22nd June 1936. He was born in the place of Brownsville, Texas in the house of Mary Ann (née Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson.  He had English, Scots-Irish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch ancestry.

He did with his graduation from San Mateo High School in 1954. Then he enrolled in Pomona College. He did graduate in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, as in literature.  He also earned Rhodes Scholarship from Oxford University.


In order to move into the music career, he did some of the odd jobs. He got the first job as the sweeping floors at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville. There he met June Carter and asked him to record a tape in his voice.

He also worked as a commercial helicopter pilot for a south Louisiana firm. He started his career by writing songs where some of his biggest hits are “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”.

In the year 1966, he came up with the release of the successful Kristofferson single, “Viet Nam Blues.” In 1967, he hence released a single, “Golden Idol/Killing Time,” but the song was not successful.

His songs hit the top of the charts in just the beginning of the career. He also signed with Monument Records as the recording artist. In 1970 he released the debut album that collected the poor sales but this celebrity star becomes much more famous.

Currently, Kris Kristofferson’s Net Worth is $ 160 million.

Personal life

In the year 2017, he got married to Lisa Kristofferson for 34 years. He got married three times. He has 8 children who are daughter Tracy (b. 1962) and son Kris (b. 1968) from his first marriage to Fran Beer. Daughter Casey (b. 1974) from his second marriage, to Rita Coolidge. Jesse (b. 1983), Jody (b. 1985), Johnny (b. 1988), Kelly Marie (b. 1990), and Blake (b. 1994) to his current wife Lisa (Meyers) Kristofferson.


Here we have some of the main highlights and awards of Kris Kristofferson:

  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014
  • Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1972.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 1977.
  • Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014
  • Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1976 and 1974.
  • Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Icon Award in 2006.
  • Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year in 1970.
  • Academy of Country Music Awards Poet’s Award in 2014.
  • Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year in 1986.

Favorite quotes from Kris Kristofferson

  • If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself. Kris Kristofferson
  • If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself. Kris Kristofferson
  • I’d rather be sorry for something I had done that for something I didn’t do. Kris Kristofferson
  • I’ve been radical for a long time. I guess it’s too bad. I’d be more marketable as a right-wing redneck. Kris Kristofferson
  • The number-one rule of the road is never going to bed with anyone crazier than yourself. You will break this rule, and you will be sorry. Kris Kristofferson.

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Rules of Success by Kris Kristofferson

Even at the age of 73, Kris has made himself to be the biggest inspiration and motivation for everyone. He followed certain success rules in his life which are as mentioned below:

Always follow what your heart says. He first moved into the career of a military army as on the wish of his father and according to him, the military army profession is the most soulful of all professions. But he followed his heart and move into the career of music.

  • When you are struggling to stay composed and being patient is much important. Patience is one such aspect that will lead you to success finishing line.
  • Learn from the people around you who are experienced and master in their profession.

Kris Kristofferson Motivational Video


Kris Kristofferson’s Net Worth has $160 million. He did face so many criticisms and downfalls in the start of the career but he continues to work hard and today he is at the peak of the success heights.

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Written by Abdul Qayyum Rajpoot

Abdul Qayyum Rajpoot is a productivity enthusiast who in on mission to help entrepreneurs and solopreneurs in achieving their business goals through focus, grit, and motivation. When he is not advocating smarter work, he is traveling the world or journaling his achievements in the self-growth arena on his blog.

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