Donald Fagen Net Worth

Donald Fagen Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Donald Jay Fagen net worth is
$15 Million

Donald Jay Fagen Wiki Biography

Donald Jay Fagen was born on the 10th January 1948, in Passaic, New Jersey USA. He is a musician – singer and songwriter, who is perhaps best known for being the co-founder of Steely Dan, a jazz rock band, together with Walter Becker. They released several albums, including “Countdown To Ecstasy” (1973), “Aja” (1977), “Everything Must Go” (2003), among others. He has released four solo studio albums as well.

Have you ever wondered how rich Donald Fagen is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Donald’s net worth is as high as $15 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career on the music scene now spanning over 50 years. Another source is coming from his career as a writer, releasing a collection of essays and other biographical stories under the title “”Eminent Hipsters” in 2013.

Donald Fagen Net Worth $15 Million

Donald Fagen was raised with a younger sister in a Jewish family by his father, Joseph “Jerry” Fagen, who worked as an accountant, and his mother, Elinor, who was a homemaker and singer in New York’s Catskill Mountains as a child. In his teens, the family moved to South Brunswick, New Jersey, where he attended South Brunswick High School, after which he became a student at Bard College, where he studied English literature. During the 1950s, he showed an interest in music, soon after he went to the Newport Jazz Festival. Afterwards, he learnt to play the piano and sing baritone. While in college, he met his future colleague Walter Becker, a musician.

Donald`s career began in the 1960s, when he was a part of several bands, including Leather Canary, Bad Rock Band, and the Don Fagen Jazz Trio, with his friend and colleague Walter Becker. However, none of the bands achieved much success, and the two formed another band entitled Steely Dan. The band`s first album came out in 1972, entitled “Can`t Buy A Thrill”, which achieved platinum status, increasing Donald`s net worth by a large margin, but also encouraging the two to continue with their musical career. Throughout the 1970s, the band`s popularity went through the roof, and such albums as “Pretzel Logic” (1974), “Katy Lied” (1975), “The Royal Scam” (1976), and “Aja” (1977), achieved platinum status, becoming the main source of Donald`s net worth.
However, the band disbanded in 1981, but before that they released one album more in 1980, entitled “Gaucho”, which also achieved platinum status.

Subsequently, the band reformed in 1993, and since then Fagen and Becker have released two albums “Two Against Nature” in 2000, and “Everything Must Go” in 2003, which has been their latest studio album.
Apart from his successful career as a part of Steely Dan, Donald has also been recognized as a solo artist, releasing four albums so far. “The Nightfly” (1982), which was his debut album, reached No. 11 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieving platinum status. He continued in the same rhythm with his second release “Kamakiriad” (1993) reaching No. 10, and achieving gold status in the US, and Canada. His third album came out in 2006, entitled “Morph the Cat”, and his latest studio release is 2012`s “Sunken Condos”, which also added a lot to his net worth.
Thanks to his successful career, Donald has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 as a part of Steely Dan.
Speaking about his personal life little is known in the media about Donald Fagen, except the fact that he has been married to Libby Titus since 1993.

Full NameDonald Fagen
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 10, 1948
Place Of BirthPassaic, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 10½" (1.79 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Composer, Music Department
EducationBerklee College of Music, Bard College, I.G.Y, New Frontier, Reelin' In the Years
SpouseLibby Titus
ParentsJoseph "Jerry" Fagen, Elinor Fagen, I.G.Y, New Frontier, Reelin' In the Years
AwardsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album, I.G.Y, New Frontier, Reelin' In the Years
Music GroupsSteely Dan, The Dukes of September, I.G.Y, New Frontier, Reelin' In the Years
NominationsGrammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, I.G.Y, New Frontier, Reelin' In the Years
MoviesSteely Dan: Two Against Nature
1I'll tell you what I like about our group. What I like about us, outside of our technical accomplishments, is that our music scares me more than anybody else's.
2Popularity has everything to do with business and nothing to do with music.
1Steely Dan (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, and many other fabulous musicians) is on their "Everything Must Go" tour of the U.S., ending in October. [August 2003]
2Won three Grammy Awards (along with Walter Becker) for the Steely Dan album "Two Against Nature". [2001]
3Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Walter Becker as members of the rock band, Steely Dan. [March 2001]
4He is a member of Steely Dan.


The SimpsonsTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2005
Big Noise, New York2015Video short writer: "Big Noise, New York"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Royal Pains2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
True Blood2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Hustle2013writer: "Dirty Work"
R.I.P.D.2013writer: "Hey Nineteen"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV Series writer - 14 episodes
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2012
The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center2012TV Movie documentary writer: "Kid Charlemagne", "Hey Nineteen", "Peg", "Reelin' In The Years", "Pretzel Logic"
Parenthood2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Night Stand2010TV Series short writer - 2 episodes
All Good Things2010writer: "Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More", "Do It Again", "Don't Take Me Alive"
The A-Team2010writer: "REELIN' IN THE YEARS"
Ugly Betty2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Life on Mars2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "Do It Again"
Cold Case2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zack and Miri Make a Porno2008performer: "New Frontier" / writer: "New Frontier"
Zodiac2007writer: "Deacon Blues"
Rabbit Fever2006writer: "REELIN' IN THE YEARS"
Invincible2006writer: "Do It Again"
The Devil's Rejects2005writer: "Reelin' in the Years"
CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005, Night 22005Video writer: "Jack of Speed"
In Good Company2004writer: "Reeling in the Years" 1972
Nip/Tuck2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
The One2003TV Movie writer: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number"
The Dead Zone2002Video writer: "Do It Again"
Comedian2002Documentary writer: "Jack of Speed", "Deacon Blues"
The Dead Zone2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Laurel Canyon2002writer: "Do It Again" 1972 - as Donald Jay Fagen
Ed2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002Documentary writer: "Dirty Work", "Do It Again"
The Sopranos2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Almost Famous2000writer: "Reeling in the Years"
Me, Myself & Irene2000writer: "Do It Again", "Midnight Cruiser" uncredited, "Barrytown" uncredited, "Any Major Dude Will Tell You", "Only A Fool Would Say That", "Bodhisattva", "Bad Sneakers", "Reelin' In The Years" uncredited, "Razor Boy", "Monkey In Your Soul", "Chain Lightning"
Outside Providence1999writer: "Do It Again"
All Saints: The Video1998Video writer: "I Know Where It's At", "I Know Where It's At Live" uncredited - as Fagen
Fresh Pop1997TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Eddie1996writer: "AIN'T NO LOVE"
Chicago Hope1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love Potion No. 91992performer: "RUBY BABY"
Glengarry Glen Ross1992writer: "Blue Lou"
Sjans1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Reasonable Doubts1991TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Beverly Hills, 90210TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
Air America1990writer: "Do It Again"
Say Anything...1989writer: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number"
Arthur 2: On the Rocks1988performer: "REFLECTIONS"
Bright Lights, Big City1988lyrics: "Century's End" / music: "Century's End" / performer: "Bright Lights, Big City", "Century's End" / producer: "BNT Blues", "Bright Lights, Big City", "Century's End"
Mask1985writer: "Dirty Work", "Do It Again"
Knight Rider1982TV Series writer - 1 episode
Making Love1982performer: "The Goodbye Look" / writer: "The Goodbye Look"
Heavy Metal1981arranger: "True Companion" / performer: "True Companion" / writer: "True Companion"
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Phobia1980writer: "My Rival"
FM1978writer: "FM No Static At All", "Do It Again", "FM Reprise"
Pauline's Quirkes1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
Day Dreamer1975writer: "Do It Again" - uncredited
Little Girl Blue1974writer: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" - uncredited
Mob Job1974writer: "Show Biz Kids" - uncredited
You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat1971writer: "You've Got To Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat", "Flotsam and Jetsam", "War and Peace", "Roll Back the Meaning", "You've Got To Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat" reprise, "Dog Eat Dog", "Red Giant/White Dwarf", "If It Rains"


Big Noise, New York2015Video short
Bright Lights, Big City1988
Set in Motion1987Short
Traveling Light1985Short as Donald Fagan
You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat1971

Music Department

Bright Lights, Big City1988orchestrator


All Good Things2010special thanks
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey1993Documentary special thanks


Late Show with David Letterman2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
Steely Dan's Two Against Nature2000Video documentaryHimself
Classic Albums: Steely Dan - Aja1999Video documentaryHimself
VH1 Storytellers1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The Simpsons2016TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Michel Gondry 2: More Videos (Before and After DVD 1)2009VideoHimself (segment "Snowbound")

Nominated Awards

1989GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionBright Lights, Big City (1988)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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