About Leon Russell
It has been estimated that the total sum of Leon Russell net worth currently reaches 600 thousand dollars. He has accumulated his wealth because of his career as a musician and songwriter. He has appeared as a session musician on many occasions and also has had a career as a solo artist.
He was born in 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma. When he was only four years old, Leon Russell was playing the piano. Together with David Gates, with who he was studying at the same high school, he formed a duo called the Fencement. When he moved to Los Angeles, Leon Russell started to work as a session musician and this career has also increased the overall size of Leon Russell net worth.
In the 1960s, he also started to appear as a songwriter and arranger. In 1970, he was already a solo act. In the 1970s and the 1980s, he was playing country music and used his stage name Hank Wilson. In 2010, he came back to the music world when Elton John asked his help on his album called “The Union”. In 2011, Leon Russell’s name was eventually inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In the same year, his name was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Talking about his beginning in music, Leon Russell began to tour nightclubs in Tulsa when he was only 14 years old. He had his own band called the Starlighters. When he moved to Los Angeles, he also learnt how to play guitar. Leon Russell has played with many musicians during his career, such as Eric Clapton, Elton John, Gary Lewis, Glen Campbell, George Harrison, the Byrds, J. J. Cale, Joe Cocker and Ringo Starr, to mention just a few. These collaborations have also increased the current estimate of Leon Russell net worth.
In 1965, when he signed a contract with Dot Records, the label released his first solo single, called “Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout the Young”. In 1969, Leon Russell ventured into music business even more when he co-founded a record company called Shelter Records. However, the label was closed in 1981. In 1969 and 1970s, Leon Russell was a session musician for Delaney & Bonnie. In 1970, Leon Russell released his debut solo album called “Leon Russell” on Shelter Records. The album included his best known song called “A Song for You”, which has been covered by a lot of musicians since that time. Thus, his career as a solo act made his name more known and also increased the total sum of Leon Russell net worth.
Three years after he released his first album, his next album was released on Olympia Records, called “Looking Back”. Shelter Records kept continuing his albums, as well, such as “Live In Japan”. In 1976, Leon Russell founded another record label, called Paradise Records. In 1979, the label released his album called “Life And Love”. In 1984, Leon Russell released another album on this label called “Solid State”. Moreover, in 1991, another label, called Del Rack Records, released Leon Russell’s album called “Delta Lady”.