Kerry Livgren Net Worth

Kerry Livgren Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kerry Livgren net worth is
$10 Million

Kerry Livgren Wiki Biography

Who is Kerry Livgren?

Kerry Allen Livgren was born on the 18th September 1949, in Topeka, Kansas, USA, and is a musician as well as a songwriter, widely recognized as the founder and frontman of rock band Kansas.

What is his net worth?

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this veteran rocker has accumulated so far? How rich Kerry Livgren is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Kerry Livgren’s net worth, as of late 2017, revolves around the sum of $10 million, acquired through his career in the music industry which is currently spanning over 40 years, being active since 1974.

What was his early life before fame?

Kerry was born to Betty and Allen Leroy, and from an early age was interested in music, evolving under the influence of jazz as well as classical music – he even began playing an electric guitar which he constructed from spare parts by himself. Parallel to learning how to play a guitar, Kerry became interested in songwriting too, then while attending Topeka West High School, Livgren formed his first band, the Gimlets. Still a teenager, Kerry began circuiting Kansas’ as well as Missouri’s club scene with his band, performing his own original compositions, blending pop and psychedelic rock. These initial gigs provided the basis for Kerry Livgren’s net worth. After matriculating from high school in 1967, he enrolled at Washburn University in his home town.

How did he became famous?

In 1969, Livgren teamed up with the rhythm and blues band Mellotones. During his short stay with the band, Kerry befriended Don Montre with whom he soon after reformed the Gimlets, renaming the band as Saratoga. However, in 1970, alongside Phil Ehart, Livgren founded another band, simply named Kansas, and in 1973, the band signed a record deal with CBS Records and the famous Don Kirshner, and in 1974 Kansas released their eponymous debut studio album. It is certain that this accomplishment helped Kerry Livgren to build a solid foundation for his music career, as well as an impressive amount of money.

What was his albums?

By 1983, Kansas had released several more studio albums, of which “Song for America” (1975), “Leftoverture” (1976) and “Point of Know Return” (1977) had the biggest commercial success, providing hit singles such as “Dust in the Wind”, “Play the Game Tonight” and “Fight Fire with Fire”. Then between 1983 and 1988, Livgren performed with AD, a Christian rock band which he founded alongside Warren Ham and Dave Hope. The band released seven albums, including the commercially recognized “Art of the State” and “Reconstructions”, which certainly had an impact on Kerry Livgren’s net worth.

How did he performed later?

In 1989, Livgren turned towards a solo career, and released the all-instrumental studio album entitled “One of Several Possible Musiks” which earned him a Dove Award for the Album of the Year. In 1994, Kerry launched his own production company, GrandyZine, and record label Numavox Records which released his second solo album “When Things Get Electric”. In 2000, he briefly reunited with Kansas, resulting in the release of the “Somewhere to Elsewhere” album. In 2003, Kerry reformed Kansas into a progressive rock band named Proto-Kaw, and has performed with them since that point – the band has released four studio albums so far. Doubtlessly, all these efforts have helped Kerry Livgren to massively boost the total size of his wealth.

Kerry has also guest starred with several other artists and bands, such as Robin Crow, Neal Morse and 2nd Chapter of Acts. Livgren has also worked on several motion pictures’ soundtracks including “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “Pitch Perfect”, “Desperate Housewives” and “Supernatural” among plenty of others. In 1983 he published an autobiography entitled “Seeds of Change: The Spiritual Quest of Kerry Livgren”. All these have further increased Kerry Livgren’s revenues.

How about his personal life?

When it comes to his personal life, Kerry has been married since 1975 to Victoria Carpenter, with whom he has welcomed two children.

Full NameKerry Livgren
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 18, 1949
Place Of BirthTopeka, Kansas, United States
ProfessionSongwriter, Guitarist, Keyboard Player, Actor
EducationTopeka West High School
SpouseVictoria Carpenter (m. 1975)
ChildrenKaty Kristina, Kyle
ParentsAllen Leroy, Betty McElhiney
NicknamesLivgren, Kerry , Kerry Allen Livgren
Music GroupsKansas (1973 – 1983), Proto-Kaw (Since 1971), AD (1983 – 1988), Explorers Club
MoviesThe Imposter, Kansas: There's Know Place Like Home
1His long and thick mustache
1Disillusioned by record companies, he started his own, Numavox Records, in the mid-1990s. Through Numavox, he has released albums from himself and other Christian artists.
2Of Swedish descent.
3Performed on the 2002 Explorer's Club album "Raising the Mammoth."
4Reformed his early 1970s group called Kansas (not the band of the same name with which he went on to achieve great commercial success) about 30 years after it disbanded. The reformed group uses the name Proto-Kaw and has released two albums, "Early Recordings from Kansas" (2002) and "Before Became After" (2004).
5Teaches a Sunday school class at Topeka Bible Church in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
6Guitarist, keyboardist, and principal composer for Kansas from its inception to 1983. He has since made several guest returns to the band, including composing their entire 2000 album, "Somewhere to Elsewhere," performing lead vocal on "Geodesic Dome." He also composed and performed with the Christian rock band AD.


Supernatural2006-2016TV Series writer - 12 episodes
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game writer: "Carry On, Wayward Son" - as Kerry A Livgren
Average Consumer2013TV Series short writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series writer - 10 episodes
Quellen des Lebens2013writer: "Dust in the Wind"
Pitch Perfect2012writer: "Carry on Wayward Son" - as Kerry A. Livgren
CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock2011TV Movie writer: "Carry On My Wayward Son" - uncredited
Final Destination 52011writer: "Dust in the Wind"
Zookeeper2011writer: "Carry On Wayward Son"
Gent de paraula2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ja el tenim! El disc de La Marató2010TV Movie documentary writer: "Pols en el vent"
Rubicon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
She's Out of My League2010writer: "Carry On Wayward Son"
Gentlemen Broncos2009writer: "Carry On Wayward Son"
Scrubs2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Carry On Wayward Son"
My Name Is Earl2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
South Park2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game "CARRY ON WAYWARD SON"
Páginas da Vida2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game "Dust In The Wind"
Desperate Housewives2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004writer: "Carry on Wayward Son"
Old School2003writer: "Dust in the Wind"
The '70s2000TV Movie writer: "Dust In The Wind" - uncredited
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Gilmore1996writer: "Carry On Wayward Son"
Highlander1993-1994TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Alvin & the Chipmunks1983TV Series writer: "A Glimpse Of Home"
Promises in the Dark1979writer: "DUST IN THE WIND"
Heroes1977writer: "CARRY ON WAYWARD SON"

Music Department

Promises in the Dark1979composer: song "Dust in the Wind"
Heroes1977composer: song "Carry On Wayward Son"


The Imposter2008Proff


Odyssey Into the Mind's Eye1996Video


Miracles Out of Nowhere2015DocumentaryHimself
Kansas: Sail On - The 30th Anniversary Collection2005VideoHimself
The Cornerstone Festival: Twenty Years and Counting2004Video documentaryHimself
Rock Concert1975TV SeriesHimself

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