Bob Dylan is a world famous American pop singer. He first rose to prominence during the sixties decade with his "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'. Some of his songs have acquired a cult status with fans worldwide. He plays a variety of musical instruments like the guitar, harmonica & keyboard. He has lent his golden voice to almost all genres of pop music like rock & roll, gospel, country, folk, jazz, swing & blues. He has been honored with Golden Globe, Grammy & Oscar awards. He is considered a cultural icon & features in the list of the most influential people of the 20th Century.
He is one of the wealthiest pop superstars in the world due to the phenomenal success he has enjoyed in his music career. The bulk of his income has come from the sale proceeds of his many hit albums. Live shows are another important source of fattening his bank balance. He has hosted a popular radio show. He has made millions of dollars by endorsing global MNC brands like lingerie chain Victoria’s Secret, GM Cadillac & Apple iPod. His estimated net worth till date is approximately 80 million USD.
All the millions he has earned till now have come in very handy for him to enjoy a lifestyle most can only dream about. He owns a few luxury homes in the US. His Malibu ranch is valued at 4 million USD. He drives around in luxury cars like a Cadillac. He flies around the world in his private jet. He has supported the civil rights movement sweeping throughout the US during the sixties decade & his songs were strongly identified with it. He strongly advocates human rights for all & supports Amnesty International. He has promoted philanthropic organizations like Feeding America & End Hunger Network.
Unlike his spotless music career unfortunately he has been involved in a few controversies in his personal life. He has hidden his second marriage to musician Carolyn Dennis, whom he married in 1986, for 15 years from the world. He has a daughter named Desiree with Carolyn. He got married to his first wife Sara Lownds in 1965. The couple had 4 children together, 3 daughters & a son. Dylan also adopted Sara’s daughter from a previous marriage. The couple divorced after 12 years together in 1977. His parents & grandparents were Jews of Eastern European origin. He has 11 grandchildren.