How Much is Kris Kristofferson Worth?

Remarkable country musician and film actor, Kris Kristofferson has accumulated a total net worth of over $160 million. Undoubtedly, he has left an implacable imprint on this world and his song sales and acting career have ended up earning him a lot of wealth.

Before his fame, he was a Golden Gloves boxer who studied creative writing. For the first time, he succeeded as a lyric-writer with Viet Nam Blues for the musician, Dave Dudley, which reached the Top 20 in 1966. Me and Bobby McGee, though usually associated with Janis Joplin, was written by Kris and first recorded by Roger Miller in 1969 as well as by many other artists of various genres.

Established himself as a lucrative composer for world-famous singers, he went to unveil his eponymous solo album in 1970, best known for such chart-topping lyrics, as Help Me Make It Through the Night and Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down. In 1985, he accompanied fellow country musicians Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash in creating super group The Highwaymen.

His renown as a songwriter enabled him to launch an equally extensive and ongoing career as a film actor. In the Martin Scorsese picture of 1974, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, he performed opposite Academy Award-winning actress, Ellen Burstyn. The movie was critically praised and won multiple accolades. As of 1977, he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in A Star Is Born. He is also known for roles in Blade (1998), Payback (1999), Blade II (2002). He is a three-time GRAMMY winner, who has recorded 29 albums and filmed in 117 projects.