Joan Baez Net Worth

Joan Baez Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joan Baez II net worth is
$11 Million

Joan Baez II Wiki Biography

Joan Chandos Baez was born on 9 January 1941, in Staten Island, New York City USA, of half Mexican descent through her father, and part-English through her mother. She is a musician, songwriter, singer, and activist, best known for her contemporary folk music, having released over 30 albums during her 55 year career, and recorded songs in at least six languages. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Joan Baez? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $11 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. She’s performed many genres including gospel, pop, and country, and has consistently collaborated with many other artists, and all of these achievements have ensured the position of her wealth.

Joan Baez Net Worth $11 million

Joan started her music career playing the ukulele, and later on she would become very interested in folk music after going to a concert by Pete Seeger; she would soon practice these types of songs and perform them in public, after buying her first acoustic guitar.

In 1958, Joan’s family moved to Massachusetts and she would start performing in the area in local clubs. She later attended Boston University for six weeks, but was always more interested in musical performances. In 1958 she would do her first concert at Club 47, and while very few people attended it, Club 47 liked her and invited her back to perform once a week. She would continue doing performances and recorded with a few groups, performing at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival which gained her a lot of attention, with many giving her the nickname “the barefoot Madonna”. She was offered a contract by Columbia Records, but Baez opted to go to Vanguard Records for more artistic freedom. Her net worth was established.

Her first, self-titled album was released in 1960 featuring a lot of ballads, and would sell well. The following year she released “Joan Baez, Vol. 2” which would achieve gold status, and which contained a lot of traditional music, and later on she would help promote Bob Dylan. She would then have several charting songs including “There but for Fortune” which is a cover of Phil Ochs’ song.

Eventually she started to experiment with her music, and would incorporate classical styles to her next three albums. She sang poems on the album “Baptism: A Journey Through Our Time” which was more akin to a concept album. In 1968, Joan would work on her next two albums one of which was called “Any Day Now” and consisted of Bob Dylan covers. She then started to incorporate country-rock music to her songs, and would also write her own lyrics. She subsequently used her popularity to promote social protests, singing songs about peace and human rights, being one of the first artists to do so. With her continued releases, her net worth steadily increased.

In 1971, she cut ties with Vanguard after releasing the gold-certified “Blessed Are…” She switched to A&M Records under which she would release her next six albums, which would continue to build her net worth. Her first album for the record company was “Come from the Shadows” which featured a lot of personal compositions. In 1980, she was given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Rutgers University and Antioch Unversity. She would later perform at the Grammy Awards in 1983, performing Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”. She continued releasing albums and then wrote an autobiography entitled “And a Voice to Sing With” which was released in 1987. She also became the first major artist to perform a concert on Alcatraz Island, a charity event at the former prison in San Francisco Bay.

Starting from 2001, both Vanguard and A&M would re-release all of her older albums with digitally restored sound and bonus content. She would perform at various events including the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, while also releasing several live albums. One of her last performances was played at the 50th Newport Folk Festival in 2009 which marked the 50th anniversary after her initial breakthrough at the event.

For her personal life, Joan was married to David Harris from 1968-73, with whom she has a son. She also had relationships with Bob Dylan and Steve Jobs. Her family converted to Quakerism early in Joan’s life. It is known that Joan’s father is responsible for co-inventing the x-ray microscope.

Full NameJoan Baez
Net Worth$11 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 9, 1941
Place Of BirthStaten Island, New York, U.S.
Height1.66 m
EducationBoston University, Palo Alto High School
SpouseDavid Harris (m. 1968–1973)
ChildrenGabriel Harris
ParentsAlbert Baez, Joan Bridge
SiblingsMimi Fariña, Pauline Baez
AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Independent Music Award for Best Song - Cover, Diamonds & Rust, Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Forever Young
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, NME Award for World Female Singer, Diamonds & Rust, Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Forever Young
MoviesPhil Ochs: There but for Fortune, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, Fierce Light, Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, Renaldo and Clara, The Memory of Justice, Paperback Dreams, 65 Revisited, Three Worlds, Three Voices, One Vision
1The era in which I came on the scene was a ten-year period of exceptional talent. I mean, nobody could top Dylan; they've been trying for years. Nobody can really top John Lennon. So what what we're looking for - what people in general are looking for and longing for - are the universal songs that bring us together, and that are of really high quality. But those are hard to find. I know that the Occupy movement was looking for the right songs and they ended up singing 'We Shall Overcome' and 'Blowin' in the Wind' because the songs that the group was looking for didn't exist.
2I think I wrote one spectacular song ['Diamonds and Rust'] and a bunch of A-minuses or B-s, and that's it. I think that's just how it is and that's fine.
3The fact is I can't sing most of these early folk ballads any more, because I've lost that high register. When I do sing them I have to take them down a few semitones. I'm much more comfortable singing songs by Steve Earle or Natalie Merchant or Ryan Adams, where I'm in a different zone. My voice is much lower these days, and I prefer it. There's also a lot less vibrato, because the ends of the vocal cords start to calcify. You do hear some people my age who shouldn't still be singing, where the vibrato is very wide and out of control and not very attractive. I try to avoid that!
4On truth: Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.
5[interview in Time magazine, 11/23/62] Anything called a hootenanny ought to be shot on sight, but the whole country is having one. A hootenanny is to folk singing what a jam session is to jazz, and all over the U.S. there is a great reverberate twang. Guitars and banjos akimbo, folk singers inhabit smoky metropolitan crawl space; they sprawl on the floors of college rooms; near the foot of ski trails, they keep time to the wheeze and sputter of burning logs; they sing homely lyrics to the combers of the Pacific. They are everybody and anybody. A civil engineer performs in his off-hours in the folk bins of the Midwest. So do débutantes, university students, even a refugee from an Eastern girl's-school choir. Everywhere, there are bearded pop singers and clean-cut dilettantes. There are gifted amateurs and serious musicians. New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver and San Francisco all have shoals of tiny coffee shops, all loud with basic folk sound--a pinched and studied wail that is intended to suggest flinty hills or clumpy prairies.
6It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
7You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
1Lives with her ninety year old mother in a home Woodside, California. [March 2004]
2Her father, Albert V. Baez, died 20 March 2007 at a nursing home in San Mateo County, California, USA. [March 2007]
3Travels by bus on a musical tour of the United States. [March 2004]
4Close friend of Kris Kristofferson.
5Ex-sister-in-law of Milan Melvin.
6Sister-in-law of Richard Farina.
7Once lived next door to Hunter S. Thompson.
8Hunter S. Thompson once corresponded with her. His nickname for her was "Joanie".
9Resides in Woodside, California.
10Played a significant role in the Live Aid (1985) concert opening the US segment of the show in Philadelphia (13 July 1985).
11Longtime companion of Bob Dylan from 1962 to 1965.
12Strong supporter of the Civil Rights and the anti-war movement in the 1960s and 1970s. During Christmas of 1972, she joined a peace delegation traveling to North Vietnam.
13From the age of eighteen into her forties, she sought therapy to handle her intense stage fright.
14Her son makes musical instruments.
15Built a treehouse in a tall oak tree behind her home.
16Ranked #27 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
17Mother, Joan Bridge, was born in Edinburgh, UK and is of English-Scottish descent.
18Father, Albert Vinicio Baez, is from Puebla, Mexico.
19Unsuccessfully sued cartoonist Al Capp for libel after parodying her as "Joanie Phoanie" in his comic strip "Li'l Abner" in 1966.
20Sister of Mimi Fariña.


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain2015Video Game performer: "Here's To You", "Diamonds & Rust"
Päin seinää2014lyrics: "Marcia di Sacco e Vanzetti"
Orange Is the New Black2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes2014Video Game performer: "Here's To You"
A Case of You2013performer: "Diamonds and Rust" - uncredited / writer: "Diamonds and Rust" - uncredited
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Independent Lens2011TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune2010Documentary performer: "There But for Fortune"
Memòries de la tele2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009Documentary performer: "Tears of Rage"
Taking Woodstock2009performer: "Sweet Sir Galahad" / writer: "Sweet Sir Galahad"
True Blood2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots2008Video Game writer: "Here's To You"
Weeds2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Slacker Uprising2007Documentary performer: "Finlandia"
Vogliamo anche le rose2007Documentary writer: "Here's to You"
La tele de tu vidaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Today's Country Music2006Video performer: "If I Were a Carpenter"
American MastersTV Series documentary arranger - 1 episode, 2005 performer - 1 episode, 2005
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou2004performer: "Here's to You" / writer: "Here's to You"
Eulogy2004lyrics: "Diamonds and Rust" / music: "Diamonds and Rust" / performer: "Diamonds and Rust"
Six Feet Under2003TV Series 1 episode
Cuéntame2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Le fate ignoranti2001arranger: "Gracias A La Vida Here's To Life" / performer: "Gracias A La Vida Here's To Life"
The SopranosTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
4 Little Girls1997Documentary "Birmingham Sunday"
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997Documentary performer: "Let It Be"
Mi vida loca1993writer: "Crooked Is the Path" - as J. Baez
Dogfight1991performer: "SILVER DAGGER" traditional
Woodstock: The Lost Performances1990Video documentary performer: "We Shall Overcome"
The Wonder Years1988-1990TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Berkeley in the Sixties1990Documentary arranger: "All My Trials" / performer: "All My Trials", "We Shall Overcome"
To Kill a Priest1988performer: "The Many Crimes of Cain"
Fame1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Merton1984writer: "Blessed Are..."
Amorevolmente1980performer: "LOVE IS JUST A FOUR-LETTER WORD"
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series performer - 1 episode
Last Ring1979performer: "A HARD RAIN'S GONNA FALL"
Fighting for Our Lives1975Documentary performer: "Deportee", "Pastures of Plenty"
Sing Sing Thanksgiving1974Documentary performer: "I Shall Be Released", "Viva mi Patria Boliva", "Prison Trilogy", "Sing Sing Ossining" / writer: "Prison Trilogy", "Sing Sing Ossining"
Silent Running1972performer: "Silent Running", "Rejoice in the Sun"
Joe Hill1971performer: "Joe Hill"
A World Apart1971TV Series writer - 1 episode
Celebration at Big Sur1971Documentary performer: "I Shall Be Released", "A Song For David", "Sweet Sir Galahad" / writer: "A Song For David", "Sweet Sir Galahad"
Sacco & Vanzetti1971performer: "The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti", "Here's to You", "II Parte La Ballata Di Sacco E Vanzetti", "III Parte La Ballata Di Sacco E Vanzetti " / writer: "The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti", "Here's to You"
Rebel1970performer: "Carry It On"
Carry It On1970Documentary performer: "Oh, Happy Day", "Carry It On', "In Forty Days", "Hickory Wind", "The Last Thing On My Mind", "Joe Hill", "I Shall Be Released", "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man", "Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word", "Suzanne", "We Shall Overcome"
Woodstock1970Documentary performer: "Joe Hill", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
The Big T.N.T. Show1966Documentary performer: "500 Hundred Miles", "There But For Fortune", "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling"


Renaldo and Clara1978Woman in White

Music Department

To Kill a Priest1988composer: song "The Crimes of Cain"

Sound Department

Choices of the Heart1983TV Movie sound artist


Capitalism: A Love Story2009Documentary special thanks
Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time2004TV Movie documentary special thanks


Song for Cesar2017Documentary filmingHerself
Lo sguardo della musica2016Documentary filmingHerself
Lead Belly: Life, Legend, LegacyDocumentary post-productionHerself
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live2015VideoHerself
Joan Baez: Rebel Icon2015Documentary shortHerself
The Stars Behind the Iron Curtain2014DocumentaryHerself
Sharon Isbin: Troubadour2014DocumentaryHerself - interviewee
Vivement dimanche2014TV SeriesHerself
C2014TV SeriesHerself
Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
The March2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival2012DocumentaryHerself
American Masters1994-2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Thé ou café2011TV SeriesHerself
Save the Farm2011Documentary shortHerself - Singer & Activist
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune2010DocumentaryFriend / Musician / Activist
The Stern Grove Festival Videos2010TV SeriesHerself
Welcome to Eden2009DocumentaryHerself
Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 19702009DocumentaryHerself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHerself: Folk Singer / Activist
Bulles de Vian2009TV MovieHerself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHerself
Folk America2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action2008DocumentaryHerself
South Central Farm: Oasis in a Concrete Desert.2008Video documentary shortHerself - Singer & Activist
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee2008TV SeriesHerself
The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America's New Song Movement2008DocumentaryHerself
Natural Heroes2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Slacker Uprising2007DocumentaryHerself
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song2007DocumentaryHerself
The 49th Annual Grammy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Sunday AM2006TV SeriesHerself
American Experience2005TV Series documentaryHerself - Musician
Words and Music in Honor of Fahrenheit 9/112005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Three Voices: Live in Concert2004Video documentaryHerself
Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Soundstage2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Mountain Stage2004TV SeriesHerself - Musician
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tree Sit: The Art of Resistance2001DocumentaryHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Face to Face1998TV SeriesHerself
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997DocumentaryHerself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHerself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Refrescante 951995TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1994TV SpecialHerself
Woodstock Diary1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Century of Women1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Kris Kristofferson: His Life and Work1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesHerself
Later... With Jools Holland1992TV SeriesHerself
Cue the Music1991TV SeriesHerself (1993)
Woodstock: The Lost Performances1990Video documentaryHerself
America This Morning1990TV SeriesHerself
Champs-Elysées1990TV SeriesHerself
We Shall Overcome1989DocumentaryHerself
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1989TV MovieHerself
The Return of Bruno1987TV MovieHerself
In Remembrance of Martin1986DocumentaryHerself
A '60s Reunion with Bill Graham: A Night at the Fillmore1986TV MovieHerself
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.1986TV Movie documentaryHerself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHerself
Fame1985TV SeriesHerself
Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin'1984Documentary
Àngel Casas Show1984TV SeriesHerself
In Our Hands1984DocumentaryHerself
Sag nein1983Documentary
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
Numéro 11981TV SeriesHerself
O Passeio dos Alegres1981TV SeriesHerself (1981)
Les nouveaux rendez-vous1980TV SeriesHerself
The Muppet Show1980TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest Star
Bitte umblättern1980TV Series documentaryHerself
Nur mit Liedern geht es nicht1980TV Movie documentaryHerself - Musician
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHerself
Anno Domini1976TV SeriesHerself
The Memory of Justice1976DocumentarySängerin
Hard Rain1976TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sing Sing Thanksgiving1974DocumentaryHerself - Performer
Discorama1973TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 'Silent Running'1972DocumentaryHerself
The David Frost Show1969-1972TV SeriesHerself
The Dick Cavett Show1969-1972TV SeriesHerself
Earl Scruggs: The Bluegrass Legend - Family & Friends1972TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
Celebration at Big Sur1971DocumentaryHerself
Dynamite Chicken1971Herself
Headshop1971TV SeriesHerself
Carry It On1970DocumentaryHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1969TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHerself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1969TV SeriesHerself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesSinger
The Donald O'Connor Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Today1967TV SeriesHerself
Dont Look Back1967DocumentaryHerself
Songs, Chansons, Lieder1966TV SeriesHerself - Musician
The Big T.N.T. Show1966DocumentaryHerself
A Roomful of Music1965TV SeriesHerself - Performer
The March1964Documentary shortHerself
Festival of Arts1962TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Singer
Elvis Found Alive2012Herself
Democracy Now!2011TV SeriesHerself
Sing Your Song2011DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Memòries de la tele2010TV SeriesHerself
Cuéntame2009TV SeriesHerself
Woodstock: Now & Then2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography2004-2009TV Series documentaryHerself
60/902008TV SeriesHerself
Sex: The Revolution2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Performer
65 Revisited2007Video documentaryHerself
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Summer of Love2007TV Series documentaryHerself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHerself
Ein Leben wie im Flug2007TV MovieHerself
El disco del año 062006TV MovieHerself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHerself
Today's Country Music2006VideoHerself
50 y más2005TV MovieHerself
The Howlin' Wolf Story2003DocumentaryHerself
Bigbít2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Pop 2000: 50 Jahre Popmusik und Jugendkultur in Deutschland1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Speeches of Malcolm X1997Video documentaryHerself - Marches to Montgomery with Baldwin, Forman
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (1996)
In the Spotlight: Mary Chapin Carpenter1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Berkeley in the Sixties1990DocumentaryHerself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1986TV SeriesHerself
The Ten Thousand Day War1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Rebel1970Herself (uncredited)
Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued2014DocumentaryHerself

Nominated Awards

1972GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Female Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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