Bobbie Gentry Net Worth

Bobbie Gentry Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Roberta Lee Streeter net worth is
$8 Million

Roberta Lee Streeter Wiki Biography

Roberta Lee Streeter was born on 267 July 1942, in Chickasaw County, Mississippi USA, and is a former singer in the genre country music, one of the first female country artists who wrote songs themselves, usually accompanying herself on the guitar. From the early ‘60s, her songs regularly hit the Hot Country Songs as well as the Billboard Hot 100; her best known song is “Ode to Billie Joe”. In 1978 her last album was released, and in 1981 she last performed. Since that time she has lead a private life.

How much is the net worth of Bobbie Gentry? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of her wealth is as much as $8 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Music is the main sources of Gentry net worth.

Bobbie Gentry Net Worth $8 Million

To begin with, the girl was raised in the state of Mississippi; her parents divorced shortly after her birth and she was raised on her grandparents farm. When she was seven, her grandmother exchanged a milk cow for a piano, on which Bobby learnt to play, and she also taught herself to play various other musical instruments: guitar, banjo, bass and vibraphone. She went to school in Greenwood, but when she was 13 years old, she moved to Arcadia, California, where she lived with her mother.

She adopted her stage name from a film depicting a poor backwoods girl – Ruby Gentry – and began her music career by performing in clubs where country music was played, and wrote songs about her native Mississippi. She matriculated, and then studied philosophy at the UCLA in Los Angeles, living by herself, singing in nightclubs and posing as a model. From university she enrolled at the conservatory, taking Music Theory and Compositional Studies.

In 1963, together with pop singer Jody Reynolds she recorded her first single “Requiem for Love”, although the disc did nothing. The breakthrough for Bobbie Gentry came in 1967 when she recorded the song “Mississippi Delta” under the Capitol Records label. However, her best known song became “Ode to Billie Joe” (1967), about the suicide of Billy Joe MacAllister, which reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and sold well on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean too – 13th place on the UK Singles Chart, and in the Netherlands 12th place. Her album with the same title was ranked first in the Billboard 200, so contributing significantly to her net worth. In 1976, the director Max Baer Jr. made the movie “Ode to Billy Joe”.

In 1968, the “Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell” album was released, which was a great success, receiving three Grammy Awards for the Best New Artist, Best Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary Solo Vocal Performance categories. Gentry had a number one hit in the UK in 1969 with the song “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”, and in 1970, “Fancy” – about a poor family woman who does not always make her way to get ahead in the world – became a hit.

From 1968 to 1978, Bobbie Gentry regularly performed in television shows in the US, Canada and the UK. She also had her own show in a Las Vegas nightclub, for which she wrote and arranged the music and even designed the costumes and directed the choreography. However, at the end of the 1970s she began to lose interest in the music and show world. Her, ultimately last single “He Did Me Wrong, But He Did It Right” was unsuccessful commercially, then in 1981, she was last seen on television in the show “All-Star Salute to Mother’s Day”, after which she disappeared from public life.

Finally, in the personal life of the singer, Bobbie Gentry has been married three times, but all lasted less than a year – firstly to Bill Harrah (1969-70), then to Tom Toutant (1976-77), and lastly to singer Jim Stafford (1978-79) with whom she has a son. She now leads a retired life apparently not far from the Tallahatchie River bridge that she made famous in her song.

Full NameBobbie Gentry
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 27, 1944
Place Of BirthChickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Country Artist, Actress, Model
EducationSchool in Greenwood, Mississippi, Palm Valley School, UCLA, Los Angeles Conservatory of Music
SpouseJim Stafford (m. 1978–1979), Thomas R Toutant (m. 1976-1978), Bill Harrah (m. 1969–1970)
ChildrenTyler Gentry Stafford
ParentsRobert Streeter, Ruby (Bullington) Streeter
SiblingsRobert Streeter
AwardsGrammy Awards - Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (1967, 1968), Most Promising Female Vocalist (Academy of Country Music's), Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year (1969)
Record LabelsCapitol Records
AlbumsRuby Gentry (1952), Local Gentry (1968), The Delta Sweete (1972), Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell (1968, collaborated album), Touch 'Em with Love (1969), Bobbie Gentry's Greatest Hits (1990), The Capitol Years: Ode to Bobbie Gentry (2000)
NominationsGrammy Award - Best Female Vocalist, Grammy Hall of Fame (1999)
MoviesMacon County Line, Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
TV ShowsLas Vegas Strip Variety Shows, The Summer Brothers Smothers Show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, The Bobbie Gentry Happiness Hour (1974), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, All-Star Salute to Mother's Day (1981)
1[on "Ode to Billie Joe"] The song is sort of a study in unconscious cruelty. But everybody seems more concerned with what was thrown off the bridge than they are with the thoughtlessness of people expressed in the song.
1In December 2008, Bobbie Gentry was inducted into the Mississippi Musician's Hall of Fame.
2She took her professional name from the movie Ruby Gentry (1952).
3In Los Angeles, she worked briefly as a department store clothing model.
4In a 2003 CMT poll, Bobbie Gentry's song "Fancy" was ranked #27 as one of the 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music. Inexplicably, "Ode to Billy Joe" was not on the list.
5Hit #113 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1969 with "Touch 'Em with Love" (Capitol 2501)
6Bobbie Gentry's song, "Ode to Billy Joe" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.


Fragments2008performer: "Ode to Love"
Pageant2008Documentary writer: "Fancy"
CMT Giants2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under2001TV Series 1 episode
The Roseanne Show1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Designing WomenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
Married with ChildrenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Ode to Billy Joe1976performer: "Ode to Billie Joe" / writer: "Ode to Billie Joe"
The Most Valuable Pussy1975writer: "Ode to Billie Joe" - uncredited
Macon County Line1974lyrics: "Another Place Another Time" / music: "Another Place Another Time"
The Kraft Music Hall1970TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1970 writer - 1 episode, 1970
The Hollywood PalaceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1969 writer - 1 episode, 1969
The Best on Record1968TV Special performer: "Ode To Billy Joe" / writer: "Ode To Billy Joe"
The Porter Wagoner Show1968TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim1967TV Special writer: "Ode to Billy Joe" - uncredited
The Smothers Brothers Comedy HourTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1967 writer - 1 episode, 1967
Fargo2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Love ChildTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Voice2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Guard2011performer: "Ode to Billie Joe" / writer: "Ode to Billie Joe"


The Bobbie Gentry Show1974TV SeriesHost


Ode to Billy Joe1976song by


All-Star Salute to Mother's Day1981TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1978TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975-1977TV SeriesHerself
Van Dyke and Company1976TV SeriesHerself
The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Bobbie Gentry Show1974TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
The Bobby Goldsboro Show1973-1974TV SeriesHerself
American Music Awards1974TV SpecialHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1968-1974TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself
Stand Up and Cheer1974TV SeriesHerself
Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Co.1972TV SeriesHerself
Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers1972TV SeriesHerself
Disco1971TV SeriesHerself
Bobbie Gentry1968-1971TV SeriesHerself
The Andy Williams Show1971TV SeriesHerself
Rolf Harris Show1971TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Ed Sullivan Show1967-1970TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Rolf Harris Show1970TV SeriesHerself
In Concert1970TV SeriesHerself
The Jim Nabors Hour1969-1970TV SeriesHerself
The Harry Secombe Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Roy Castle Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Kraft Music Hall1968-1970TV SeriesHerself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet1970TV SeriesHerself - Musician
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1969-1970TV SeriesHerself
This Is Tom Jones1970TV Series documentaryHerself
Beat-Club1970TV SeriesHerself
Baff - Fast eine Sendung1970TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1969-1970TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Hollywood Palace1969-1970TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself - Hostess
Country Sounds: Bobbie Gentry & Mac Davis1969TV MovieHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1967-1969TV SeriesHerself
The Morecambe & Wise Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Jonathan Winters Show1968-1969TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHerself
The Summer Brothers Smothers Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Billy Cotton Band Show1968TV SeriesHerself
The Best on Record1968TV SpecialHerself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1967TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bob Hope Show1967TV SeriesHerself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHerself

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHerself

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1 thought on “Bobbie Gentry Net Worth”

  1. Way off on this. She is not worth a reported 100 million on another site and is worth far more than 8 million. Career earnings 1967-81 were close to 20 million. She received a 3.5 million dollar divorce settlement from Bill Harrah in 1969 and got to keep an additional 2 million dollars in gifts he had lavished on her. She sold her minority share in the Phoenix Suns basketball team for a massive increase of over 100 times her original 75k investment after she retired in the 1980’s Her estate is worth between 18-25 million.

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