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Jim Morrison net worth is
$15 Million

Jim Morrison Wiki Biography

James Douglas Morrison was born on the 8th December 1943, in Melbourne, Florida, USA, and died on the 3rd July 1971 in Paris, France, at the age of 27. He is known to the world for being one of those who gave birth to rock music. He was a singer and songwriter with the rock band The Doors. He is also recognized as a poet. His career in the music industry was active from 1964 to 1971.

Have you ever wondered how rich was Jim Morrison? According to sources, it was estimated that the overall amount of Jim’s net worth was over $15 million; which had been accumulated through his successful career in the music industry.

Jim Morrison Net Worth $15 Million

 Jim Morrison was the son of George Stephen Morrison, a USA Naval Officer, and Clara Clarke Morrison. He attended Alameda High School in Alameda, California, and later enrolled at the George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia. After graduation, Jim moved back to Florida to attend the Florida State University, but soon decided to transfer to the UCLA, from which he graduated with a degree in film, in 1965.

After graduation, Jim lived in a rooftop with his college friend David Jacobs, and started writing songs, some of which were later featured on The Doors` first album, including Hello, I Love You, Moonlight Drive. In the summer of 1965, Jim spoke with Ray Manzarek, who was his college friend, and they decided on starting a band, soon joined by John Desmore on drums and Robby Krieger as a guitar player, and the rest is history.

Morrison released six albums with the band, which became the main source of his net worth. The band`s first, self-titled album came in 1967, which propelled the band into the music scene, with songs such as “Light My Fire”, and “The End”.;the album has sold over 20 million copies. In the same year they released a second album “Strange Days”, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard top 200 chart, and immediately recorded gold certification, increasing Morrison`s net worth. The next year, the band released their third album, entitled “Waiting For The Sun” (1968), and it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard top 200, becoming the band`s first and only album to reach number 1.

Before Morrison`s departure and later death, the band released three more albums, “The Soft Parade” (1969), “Morrison Hotel” (1970), and “L.A Women” (1971), reaching No. 9 on the Billboard top 200 chart.

Three months after the album`s release, Morrison died at his apartment in Paris; he was found in bathtub, and the official cause of death was listed as heart failure, but their was no autopsy, which left numerous questions without answers. Unofficially, an accidental overdose of cocaine is believed to have been the cause of his death. His grave is located at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, which is one of the famous tourist attractions of the city.

Before his death, Morrison released two books of poetry, “The Lords / Notes on Vision”, and “The New Creatures”, which also added to his net worth, since these books became bestsellers.

When it comes to his personal life, Jim Morrison was in a relationship with Pamela Courson through the majority of his life, and she became heiress of Morrison`s property by his will.

For a short time, Morrison was in a relationship with rock critic Patricia Kennealy, with whom he participated in a pagan ceremony called hadfasting, which is similar to wedding, however no valid document was filed and the marriage was never regarded as official. Jim is also known to have had often short relationships with a number of women, and after his death three paternity claims were apparently filed, but nothing came of any of them.

Full NameJim Morrison
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1943, Melbourne, Florida, United States
DiedJuly 3, 1971, Paris, France
Place Of BirthMelbourne
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Weight145 lbs (65.7708 kg)
ProfessionWriter, Singer, Poet, Film director, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Film Score Composer, Screenwriter
EducationLight My Fire, End of the Night, Roadhouse Blues, University of California, Los Angeles, George Washington Middle School, Alameda High School, Florida State University, St. Petersburg College
NationalityUnited States of America
SpousePamela Courson (m. 1965–1971)
ParentsGeorge Stephen Morrison, Clara Clarke Morrison
SiblingsAndrew Lee Morrison, Anne Robin Morrison
NicknamesJames Douglas Morrison , The Lizard King , Morrison, Jim , Mr. Mojo Risin , Erotic Politician , American Poet , Dionysus , Mr. Mojo Risin' , Jim
Music GroupsThe Doors (1965 – 1971), Rick & The Ravens (1965)
NominationsBrit Award for British Breakthrough Act, Brit Award for British Single, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, NRJ Music Award for International Male Artist of the Year, NRJ Music Award for International ...
MoviesFeast of Friends, HWY: An American Pastoral, Love Her Madly, A Feast of Friends
1Lyrics inspired by writers and poets such as William Blake and Aldous Huxley
2Thick heavy beard in his final years
3Leather pants and leather boots
4Shoulder length hair
5Dark crooning baritone voice
6His wild stage antics and singing
7Dark lyrics
8Would often improvise lyrics or poetry during songs
9Often fell down on purpose during performances
1[on what it took to gain entrance to his circle] You gotta get smashed and make a fool of yourself in a public place. You gotta get eighty-sixed from seven nightclubs. That's the Irish thing. I hang around mostly with the Irish - and the Italians.
2This is the strangest life I've ever known.
3Erotic politicians, that's what we are. We're interested in everything about revolt, disorder, and all activity that appears to have no meaning.
4I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most crucial moments.
5A friend is someone who gives you the complete freedom to be yourself.
6Music is a pure expression of joy.
7I've always been attracted to ideas that were about revolt against authority. When you make peace with authority, you become an authority.
8[Dinner Key Auditorium, 3/1/69, the infamous concert where he allegedly exposed himself] We are not talking about no revolution! I'm not talking about no demonstration! I'm talking about having some fun! I'm talking about dancing! I'm talking about love your neighbor 'til it hurts! I'm talking about love! [...] This is your show, anything you want goes!
9[Los Angeles, 1969] Let's just say I was testing the bounds of reality. I was curious to see what would happen. That's all it was: just curiosity.
1During a concert in the Netherlands where they shared the bill with Jefferson Airplane, a very intoxicated Morrison began dancing whirling dervish style during that band's performance of their song "Plastic Fantastic Lover". While he was dancing he wound up collapsing and wasn't able to perform with The Doors and as a result keyboardist Ray Manzareck wound up having to sing for their performance.
2Grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and went to nearby Sandia high school before moving.
3Died at 27 years old, making him a member of the "27 Club"; The 27 Club is a group of prominent musicians that died at the age of 27. Other members include Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, guitarist Jimi Hendrix, singer Janis Joplin, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and singer Amy Winehouse.
4His birthday (December 8) is also the anniversary of the death of Beatle John Lennon.
5He and the Doors were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
6His Georgia-born father, George Morrison (January 7, 1919 - November 17, 2008) was a Navy rear admiral who once earned distinction as becoming the youngest admiral in the Navy. He also served as operations officer aboard the aircraft carrier Midway and commanded the fleet during the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident which contributed to the escalation of American involvement in Vietnam. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, George was aboard the mine-layer Pruitt in Pearl Harbor when it was bombed by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Though he and Jim were largely estranged, he admitted that he viewed Jim's success with pride a year before his son's death in 1971.
7Recorded six studio albums with the Doors, though there have been countless posthumous releases.
8Contrary to popular belief, the Doors did not disband when Morrison died. The surviving members released two additional studio albums, "Other Voices" and "Full Circle".
9Originally intended to become a film director.
10Was an avid fan of Filmmakers Josef von Sternberg and Jean Renoir.
11He was of English, with some Scottish and German, as well as distant Dutch, ancestry.
12Born in Florida, he grew up in Virginia, New Mexico, and California.
13Ranked #7 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
14Early in the Doors' career, he proposed a group policy in which all band decisions would be either unanimously agreed upon or discarded, and that each member of the band would have veto power. The others approved his suggestion, and the policy remains in effect to this day, as all Doors-related releases, projects and decisions must have the okay of all three surviving Doors.
15Before The Doors made their first album, Jim wanted to use a stage name: "James Phoenix." Keyboardist Ray Manzarek told him, "No way.".
16Attended Florida State University before moving to California.
17Is portrayed by Aaron Grain in The Linda McCartney Story (2000).
18While on stage he had an outlandish and charismatic persona, offstage he was a very quiet and shy person. In fact, according to Ray Manzarek, Morrison once told him he never really felt comfortable at a party unless Ray or another member of the band were with him.
19Longtime girlfriend Pamela Courson died of a heroin overdose in 1974.
20Is portrayed by Val Kilmer in Oliver Stone's biopic The Doors (1991). Not only did Kilmer look a lot like Morrison, he did his own singing in the film, and The Doors surviving band members reportedly were so impressed by Kilmer's vocal similarities to Morrison's that they could not distinguish Kilmer's singing voice from Morrison's singing voice (close-up shots use Kilmer's voice, while long-distance shots use Morrison's).
21Died two years to the day of the death of The Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones.
22Reportedly had an I.Q. of 149.
23During 1965-1966, before The Doors were established, Morrison, camping out on Venice rooftops, would peep on girls changing in neighboring apartments, recording everything he witnessed in notebooks (one of which survives).
24The Doors were voted the 41st Greatest Artists in Rock 'n' Roll by Rolling Stone.
25Is the only performer in rock history to have been arrested on stage during a performance (in New Haven, Connecticut, Dec. 10, 1967).
26His nickname, "Mr. Mojo Risin'", is an anagram for Jim Morrison.
27In 1966, before signing a record contract with Elektra, he told the band that he would fake his death to increase their notoriety. After Morrison's death in 1971, album sales skyrocketed.
28In 1971, while living in Paris, he quit drinking, shaved his thick beard and lost a great deal of weight, beginning a clean and sober new life. However, reports at the time of death continue to depict him as bloated. Some attribute this to congestive heart failure.
29Was a highly skilled swimmer.
30Girlfriend, Pamela Courson opened a boutique financed by Jim called Themis (Goddess of light and beauty).
31Was inspired by writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Norman Mailer and Arthur Rimbaud, among others.
32Favorite singer was Frank Sinatra.
33After defying Ed Sullivan and using the lyric "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" while performing "Light My Fire" he and The Doors were never invited back to perform on Ed Sullivan' iconic Sunday night variety show.
34Needed special permission to appear at the Isle of Wight festival in England due to the fact that he was still on trial for his indecent exposure arrest the previous year.
35Refused to appear at Woodstock because he was paranoid that someone would take a shot at him as he performed onstage.
36Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Doors) in 1993.
37Morrison's grave in Paris, France, is reportedly the city's 4th most popular attraction after the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre.
38In 1970, shortly after the deaths of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, he reportedly told friends at a bar "You're drinking with number three."
39Once wed to Patricia Kennely by a Pagan ritual called handfasting. The marriage was never legally recognized, but Patricia did change her last name to "Morrison"
40Lived most of his infamous career in a cheap hotel on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.
41Had long term relationship with Pamela Courson, but never married.
42Buried at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.
43Born at 11:55am-EWT


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Ramones Raw2004Documentary writer: "Take It As It Comes" - as Morrison
El Deseo2004TV Series writer: "Light my fire"
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Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol2001-2002TV Series writer - 2 episodes
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Copperfield: Tornado of Fire2001TV Special performer: "Touch Me"
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The Waterboy1998writer: "Peace Frog"
The X Files1998writer: "Crystal Ship"
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The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Basketball Diaries1995writer: "Riders On The Storm"
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Koskenkorva Cowboys1992writer: "Light My Fire", "Hello I Love You"
The Doors: The Soft Parade1991Video documentary writer: "Wild Child", "The Soft Parade"
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse1991Documentary writer: "The End"
Palm Harbor Vice1991writer: "L.A. Woman"
The Doors1991performer: "The Movie", "Severed Garden" / writer: "The Movie", "Not to Touch the Earth", "Dead Cats, Dead Rats", "Severed Garden", "Ghost Song"
Air America1990writer: "Love Me Two Times"
The Jeff Healey Band: See the Light - Live from London1989Video writer: "Roadhouse Blues"
Casualties of War1989writer: "Hello, I Love You"
Road House1989writer: "Roadhouse Blues"
The Wonder Years1988-1989TV Series writer - 2 episodes
True Believer1989writer: "Crystal Ship"
Less Than Zero1987lyrics: "Moonlight Drive" / music: "Moonlight Drive"
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentary writer: "FIVE TO ONE"
Family Ties1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miami Vice1985-1986TV Series writer - 2 episodes
X: The Unheard Music1986Documentary writer: "Soul Kitchen"
The Doors: Dance on Fire1985Video documentary writer: "Wild Child", "Roadhouse Blues"
Vagabond1985writer: "The Changeling"
Storm Riders1982Documentary writer: "Riders On The Storm"
Neighbors1981writer: "Hello, I Love You"
Taps1981/Iwriter: "Light My Fire"
American Pop1981writer: "People Are Strange"
Altered States1980writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited
More American Graffiti1979writer: "Light My Fire"
Top of the Pops1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?1979writer: "People Are Strange"
Hot Summer in the City1976writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited
Hitler's Harlot1973writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited
The Midnight Special1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Pair of Eyes1972TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
In for Life1970writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited
The Coming Thing1970writer: "Hello, I Love You", "Love Me Two Times", "Five to One", "End of the Night" - uncredited
Les Français écrivent aux Shadoks1969TV Series documentary short writer - 1 episode
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The Jonathan Winters Show1967TV Series writer - 1 episode
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Malibu U.1967TV Series writer - 1 episode
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Minions2015writer: "Break On Through To the Other Side"
Mad Men2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strange Magic2015writer: "People Are Strange"
Rage2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Divorce2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
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The Watch2012/Iwriter: "People Are Strange"
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Fringe2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
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Cold Case2005-2010TV Series writer - 3 episodes
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BBC Electric Proms2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
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Un festin d'amis2003Documentary short writer
Love Her Madly2000story
HWY: An American Pastoral1969writer


HWY: An American Pastoral1969The Hitchhiker
Induction1965ShortPartygoer (uncredited)


Feast of Friends1970Documentary producer
HWY: An American Pastoral1969producer


What a Bad Trip!2015Short dedicated to
The Banger Sisters2002thanks
Fast Food1989soul and inspiration


The Doors Collection1999Video documentaryHimself
The Best of the Doors1997VideoVocals
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997DocumentaryHimself (The Doors)
The Doors: The Soft Parade1991Video documentaryHimself (Vocals)
The Doors: Live in Europe 19681991Video documentaryHimself (vocals)
The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl1987Video documentaryHimself (vocals)
Beat-Club1972TV Series
Feast of Friends1970DocumentaryHimself (The Doors)
Lions Love (... and Lies)1969Himself (uncredited)
The Doors: The Doors Are Open1968TV Movie documentaryHimself (vocals) (as Jim)
The Doors1968TV Special documentaryHimself - Singer
The O'Keefe Centre Presents: The Rock Scene - Like It Is!1967TV MovieHimself - Doors Singer
The Jonathan Winters Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Malibu U.1967TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651967TV SeriesHimself - Performer

Archive Footage

Before the End: Searching for Jim MorrisonDocumentary post-productionHimself
Paris, 19712016Documentary shortHimself (Voice)
Get All That, Ant?2015Documentary
Rock Poet2014Documentary
Breaking Through the Lens2014Documentary
The Doors: R-Evolution2014
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2013TV SeriesHimself
The Doors: Live at the Bowl '682012Documentary
Echoes from the Bowl2012Documentary short
Reworking the Doors2012Documentary short
Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin' - The Story of L.A. Woman2012DocumentaryHimself
Fantástico2011TV Series documentaryHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2010TV SeriesHimself
P.O.V.2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Sex in '69: The Sexual Revolution in America2009DocumentaryHimself
The Doors: When You're Strange2009DocumentaryHimself
Les plages d'Agnès2008DocumentaryHimself
60/902008TV SeriesHimself
Banda sonora2007TV SeriesHimself
SexTV2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - The Doors
The Music of Apocalypse Now2006Video documentary shortHimself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins2005TV SeriesHimself
Bully & Rick2004TV SeriesHimself
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats2003VideoHimself (as The Doors)
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself
The Doors: Soundstage Performances2002Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee / Vocals
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself
The Road of Excess1997Video documentary shortHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The World of Jacques Demy1995DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Nico Icon1995DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Idols1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
X-Large1991TV Series documentaryHimself
When the Applause Died1990Video documentaryHimself
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock 'N' Roll Goldmine: The Sixties1986Documentary shortHimself (The Doors)
The Doors: Dance on Fire1985Video documentaryHimself (vocals)
When the Music's Over1982TV Movie documentary
No One Here Gets Out Alive: A Tribute to Jim Morrison1981Video documentaryHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
The Day the Music Died1977DocumentaryHimself
When the Music's Over...1971TV Movie documentaryHimself - Musician (as The Doors)

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