Judy Collins Net Worth

Judy Collins Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Judy Collins net worth is
$12 Million

Judy Collins Wiki Biography

Born Judith Marjorie Collins on the 1st May 1939 in Seattle, Washington USA, Judy is a singer, songwriter and musician who has recorded in country, pop and rock and roll genres. She has a total of 27 studio albums, which include “In My Life” (1966), “Wildflowers” (1967), and “Judith” (1975) among many others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Judy Collins is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Collins’ net worth is as high as $12 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the music industry. Apart from studio albums, Judy has also released a number of compilation albums, which include “Colors of the Day” (1972), which achieved platinum status, and certainly also increased her wealth.

Judy Collins Net Worth $12 Million

Judy is the eldest child born to a blind singer and disc jockey. She spent her first ten years in Seattle, but then her father started working in Denver, Colorado and the whole family moved there. She began taking lessons in classical piano under Antonia Brico, and soon made her first public appearance, playing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos. Gradually Judy inclined towards folk and country music, and after hearing the tunes of such renowned musicians as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, she started playing guitar. Judy went to Denver’s East High School, and after matriculation began playing at local bars as a folk artist, which eventually resulted in a recording deal with the Elektra Records.

At only 22 years old, Judy released her debut album, entitled “A Maid of Constant Sorrow” (1961). Following the release of her third album “Judy Collins 3” (1963), her name started becoming more and more popular, and during the ‘60s she released such critically acclaimed albums as “In My Life” (1966), “Wildflowers” (1967), and “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” (1968), all of which achieved gold status, and which increased her net worth to a large degree.

Judy continued to record in the ‘70s, and with albums such as “Whales & Nightingales” (1970), “True Stories and Other Dreams” (1973), “Judith” (1975), and “Hard Times For Lovers” (1979), only cemented her spot on the music scene, and further increased her wealth. Unfortunately her music career began to decline from the start of the ‘80s; although she has released a number of studio albums to the present day, only a few have reached success, such as “Home Again” (1984), which was her last album released in US and last for Elektra Records, then “Amazing Grace” (1985), the first album for the UK record label Telstar. Some of her later albums include “Baby’s Morningtime” (1990), “Shameless” (1994), “Paradise” (2010), and most recently “Silver Skies Blue” (2016).

Judy has also an accomplished actress, and has appeared in such films as “A Town Has Turned to Dust” (1998), and “What a Girl Wants” (2003).

To speak further of her accomplishments, she has authored a number of books, including “Trust Your Heart” (1987) – her debut – then “Amazing Grace” (1991), “Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength“ (2003), and “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music” (2011), the sales of which also added to her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Judy has been married to Louis Nelson since 1996. Previously, she was married to Peter A. Taylor, from 1958 until 1965; the couple had one son, who committed suicide at 33 years old.

Judy had several health problems since the early age; when she was 11, she suffered from polio, and then in the ‘70s she was suffering from bulimia, fortunately she managed to recover completely, although she now speaks of her rehabilitation from an addiction to alcohol.

She is an activist, and has supported numerous organizations and movements, such as Yippie movement, UNICEF organization, and is an activist for suicide prevention, among many other activities.

Full NameJudy Collins
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthMay 1, 1939
Place Of BirthSeattle, Washington, United States
EducationUniversity of Colorado Boulder
SpouseLouis Nelson (m. 1996), Peter Taylor (m. 1958–1965)
ChildrenClark C. Taylor
ParentsMarjorie Collins Hall, Charles Thomas Collins
SiblingsHolly Collins
AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, Both Sides Now, Send in the Clowns, SomeDay Soon, Alexandria, VA, United States, Kahului, HI, United States
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, Independent Music Award for Best Song - Cover, Both Sides Now, Send in the Clowns, SomeDay Soon, Alexandria, VA, United States, Kahului, HI, United States
MoviesJunior, Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman, A Town Has Turned to Dust, Judy Collins: Wildflower Festival, Fierce Goodbye, Judy Collins and Elizabeth Cotten: Rainbow Quest, My First DVD, Judy Collins: Pop Legends Live, The Magic 7, Judy Collins: Live at Wolftrap, Alexandria, VA, United States, Kahului,...
1Her soprano vocals
1I have always been grateful that I did not fall in love with Leonard (Cohen) in the way that I fell in love with his songs. I could have, certainly.
2The hippies and the young followers of the music are the ones who are extending themselves into more understanding, because they understand that personal isolation is not the answer and that it's life that is groovy, not killing and war and hypocrisy and the double standard. And acid is important to all this.
3There's so much more understanding than there was a generation ago in this country. The be-in here was just overwhelming; a completely beautiful open experience, so friendly and so warm. At Monterey, the cops all had flowers on their motorcycles, and the police chief was so pleased with everything that he wore a wig to work Monday morning. There's just no other answer than to love and to get together and to be open. There's just no other choice, and part of this is being reflected in the music.
1Upper West Side of New York City and Connecticut [September 2010]
2Collins is generally credited with discovering poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen, having been the very first artist to record his "Suzanne" and "Dress Rehearsal Rag" for her album "In My Life" (1966).
3Served as one of several celebrity witnesses to testify at the trial of the "Chicago Eight" featuring defendants, Abbie Hoffman, David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner (1969-1970).
4Her favorite songs are "Blackbird" by The Beatles, "Thin Line Between Love And Hate" by The Pretenders, "Drops Of Jupiter" by Train, "Desperado" by Eagles, "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" by Jimmy Webb, "Time Is On My Side" by The Rolling Stones, "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell, "Just Like A Woman" by Bob Dylan, "That Song About The Midway" by Joni Mitchell and "Your Song" by Elton John. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
5She likes to work out and read.
6Aunt of Kalen Keach.
7Ex-sister-in-law of James Keach.
8Sister of Holly Collins.
9She is the subject of the famous song "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", written by Stephen Stills and performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
10Her only child and son, Clark Taylor, committed suicide in 1992.


Drawing Home2017performer: "Stars in my Eyes Theme from Drawing Home"
Supernatural2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
And So It Goes2014performer: "Both Sides Now"
Mad Men2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Decoding Annie Parker2013performer: "Dark Eyes"
GirlsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Out of the Clear Blue Sky2012Documentary performer: "America the Beautiful"
Wretches & Jabberers2011Documentary performer: "Birdsong"
So You Think You Can Dance2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
White Lightnin'2009"Amazing Grace" / performer: "Amazing Grace"
Boscos endins - Making of2007TV Movie documentary performer: "Send In the Clowns"
Starsky & Hutch2004performer: "Send In The Clowns"
Swimming Upstream2002"Trust Your Heart" / writer: "Trust Your Heart"
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land2002TV Movie performer: "Amazing Grace", "Send In The Clowns"
A Walk on the Moon1999performer: "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" 1966
Ruby1992performer: "AMAZING GRACE"
Tribute to Harry Chapin1991TV Special documentary performer: "Cats in the Cradle"
The Wonder Years1988-1991TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Denial1990performer: "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress"
The Golden Girls1988TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wind in the Willows1987TV Movie performer: "Wind in the Willows"
Saturday Night Live1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Muppet Show1978TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hail1972performer: "Amazing Grace"
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV Series performer - 1 episode
Changes1969performer: "Both Sides Now"
The Subject Was Roses1968performer: "Albatross", "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" / writer: "Albatross"
John Davidson at Notre Dame1967TV Movie performer: "What the World Needs Now is Love", "Both Sides Now"


Girls2013TV SeriesJudy Collins
What a Girl Wants2003Dancer
A Town Has Turned to Dust1998TV MovieRee
Christy1994-1995TV SeriesHattie McCabe
Baby's Bedtime1989Video shortSinger (voice)
Tucker's Luck1985TV SeriesReceptionist
Sesame Street1975TV SeriesThe Sad Princess
El reprimido1974Modelo (uncredited)
Busco tonta para fin de semana1973Marlene
Fat Brothers of Trinity1973Liz
La liga no es cosa de hombres1972Ana
The Doctors1963TV SeriesJudith Howard (early 1980s)


The Magic 72009TV Movie

Music Department

The Special Magic of Herself the Elf1983TV Movie original songs


Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman1974Documentary producer


Cry for Help2009TV Movie documentary funding


Beer and Board Games2013TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Bound for Glory1976thanks


Tavis Smiley2010-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Resurrection of Victor Jara2015DocumentaryHerself
Danny Says2015Documentary
Blue Gold: American Jeans2014DocumentaryHerself
Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Eye on the Sixties: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman2013DocumentaryHerself
The Hour2012TV SeriesHerself
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation2012DocumentaryHerself
Judy Collins Live at the Metropolitan Museum in New York2012TV MovieHerself
RocKwiz2012TV SeriesHerself
Radio Unnameable2012Documentary
For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival2012Documentary
Anderson Live2011TV SeriesHerself
The Magic 72009TV MovieHerself
Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 19702009DocumentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself
Folk America2009TV Series documentaryHerself
A Tribute to the Teachers of America2007TV MovieHerself
The Kingston Trio: 50 Years of Havin' Fun2006Video documentary
Biography2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Ballad of Greenwich Village2005DocumentaryHerself
Snurre Snups søndagsklub2005TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Pop Legends Live: Judy Collins - An American Girl in Concert2005VideoHerself
Now2004TV Series documentary
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2003TV SpecialHerself
Lighting Up Fifth2003TV MovieHerself
Judy Collins: Wildflower Festival2003VideoHerself
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land2002TV MovieHerself - Host / Performer
Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day2000Video documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Charlie Rose1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1998TV MovieHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Bill Clinton: Rock & Roll President1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
New Passages1996TV MovieHerself
Earl Robinson: Ballad of an American1994DocumentaryNarrator
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1994TV SpecialHerself
Tribute to Harry Chapin1991TV Special documentaryHerself
From the Heart... The First International Very Special Arts Festival1989TV MovieHerself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music1989TV MovieHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Omnibus1988TV Series documentaryHerself
Hour Magazine1988TV SeriesHerself
Sesame Street1975-1987TV SeriesHerself
Great Performances1987TV SeriesHerself
Yearbook: Class of 19671985TV SpecialHerself
Cap d'any a TV31984TV MovieHerself
Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin'1984Documentary
He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'1983DocumentaryHerself - Host of Final Performance
The Val Doonican Music Show1982TV SeriesHerself
Champs-Elysées1982TV SeriesHerself
The All-Time American Songbook1982TV MovieHerself - Singer
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself
The Alan Thicke Show1980TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651976-1980TV SeriesHerself - Musical guest / Herself
The Crystal Gayle Special1979TV MovieHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969-1979TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest
Saturday Night Live1979TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
The Muppet Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest Star
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHerself
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Top of the Pops1970TV Series
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHerself
The Andy Williams Show1969TV SeriesHerself
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967-1969TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHerself
John Davidson at Notre Dame1967TV MovieHerself
The Ken Dodd Show1966TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1966TV SeriesHerself
A Whole Scene Going1966TV SeriesHerself
Hootenanny1963TV SeriesHerself
Tonight in Person1963TV SeriesHerself - Performer

Archive Footage

My Music: John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind2010TV MovieHerself
My Music: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling2010TV MovieHerself
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Leonard Cohen: Under Review 1934-19772006Video documentaryHerself
Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets1985VideoHerself

Nominated Awards

1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Documentary, FeaturesAntonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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