Linda Thompson Net Worth

Linda Thompson Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Linda Thompson net worth is
$25 Million

Linda Thompson Wiki Biography

Linda Thompson was born on 23 May 1950, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and is perhaps best remembered for being Elvis Presley’s girlfriend, but more importantly known in her own right as a beauty queen, actress and songwriter.

So how rich is Linda Thompson? Sources estimate that Linda has a net worth of $25 million, such wealth having been accumulated by her own efforts over more than 40 years in the entertainment industry.

Linda Thompson Net Worth $25 Million

At first Linda Thompson was known for credits from pageants, secondly for her relationship with Elvis, then when she became an actress, and finally when she started writing songs in 1985. Linda Thompson became “Miss Shelby County” in 1969, when she was just 19 years old. After that, several more other achievements followed in beauty pageants: “Miss Mid-South Fair” (1970), “Miss Liberty Bowl”, “MSU’s Homecoming Court”, “Miss Okra”, “Memphis State’s Golf Queen”, and “Miss Memphis State University” in 1970. There are no doubts that Linda Thompson became popular because of these awards, which also started building Linda ‘s net worth.

Linda Thompson’s older brother Sam  was one of Elvis Presley`s body guards on tour from 1972 to 1976, and then his personal body guard until Elvis died in 1977. Linda first became widely known when she was Elvis’ girlfriend from 1972 to 1976. However, their relationship was portrayed very publically in the 1981 TV movie “Elvis and the Beauty Queen” with Stephanie Zimbalist as Thompson and Don Johnson as Elvis. Linda also appeared in a couple of documentaries about Elvis Presley`s life.

As regards her career in acting, Linda Thompson came into prominence in 1977, when she appeared in the TV series “Hee Haw”, and in which she starred until 1992. Thompson also added considerable revenues to her net worth by appearing in episodes of the TV series’ “The Fall Guy”, “Fantasy Island”, and “Starsky and Hutch”, and by starring in the popular American TV drama series “Beverly Hills, 90210”, created by Darren Star, E. Duke Vincent and Aaron Spelling, and which aired on Fox from 1990 to 2000.

Moreover, Linda Thompson net worth became larger when she portrayed some other characters in “Good Ole Boys”, “The Arena”, “Rabbit Test”, “Three on a Meathbook”, and “The Bodyguard”; Linda wrote the lyrics for the latter`s theme song called “I Have Nothing”, and the song became known worldwide as it was performed by the famous singer Whitney Houston.

Linda has a great voice herself,  and has voiced some of the characters of “Charlie Brown”, “It`s a Mystery”, and “Be My Valentine” among others.

Linda Thompson’s debut in songwriting was featured with the single “Our Perfect Song”, which was designed for Kenny Rogers`s album named “The Heart of the Matter”. Linda Thompson’s net worth has continued increasing since then partly because of songwriting, as she has also worked in collaboration with such composers as Steve Dorff, David Foster and Richard Marx. Together with David Foster, Linda wrote “Grown up Christmas List”.

As regards Linda`s personal life, Elvis Presley has not been her only partner. In 1980 Linda started dating the famous athlete Bruce Jenner, and they were married from 1981 to 1983, welcoming two children, named Brandon and Brody. Her longest relationship was with the composer David Foster, to whom she was married from 1991 to 2005.


Full NameLinda Thompson
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthMay 23, 1950
DiedMay 10, 2009, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Place Of BirthMemphis, Tennessee, United States
Height1.75 m, 1.75 m
ProfessionSongwriter, Actor, Lyricist
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDavid Foster (m. 1991–2005), Caitlyn Jenner (m. 1981–1986)
ChildrenBrody Jenner, Brandon Jenner
ParentsSanford Abel Thompson, Margie White Thompson, Sanford Abel Thompson, Margie White Thompson
SiblingsSam Thompson
NicknamesLinda Diane Thompson , Linda Thompson Foster , Linda Thompson Jenner , Linda Thompson-Jenner
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
Music GroupsRichard & Linda Thompson, The Bunch, Paddy's Lamentation, A Heart Needs A Home, Down Where The Drunkards Roll
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Original Song, Academy Award for Best Original Song
MoviesThe Bodyguard, RoboCop 2, The Bodyguard, RoboCop 2
TV ShowsThe Princes of Malibu, Hee Haw, The Princes of Malibu, Hee Haw
1Third wife of David Foster.
2Mother-in-law of Leah Jenner.
3Stated on Larry King Live (1985) that she was a virgin until age 22, when she was deflowered by Elvis Presley.
4Ex-stepmother of Sara Foster, Erin Foster, Jordan Foster and Amy Foster-Gillies.
5Mother, with Caitlyn Jenner, of sons Brandon Jenner and Brody Jenner.
6Won numerous pageants including Miss Memphis State, Miss Shelby County and Miss Liberty Bowl.
7Thompson occasionally co-wrote songs with former husband, music producer David Foster.
8Former partner of Elvis Presley. They lived together from July 1972 to December 1976.
9Miss Tennessee-Universe 1972


The Voice2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2005-2015TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
True Detective2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2012-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
American Idol2003-2012TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Glee2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Memòries de la tele2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Holiday Festival on Ice 20072007TV Movie writer: "Grown-up Christmas List"
Idols2002-2007TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement2004writer: "A Love That Will Last"
Malaysian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
SuperStar KZ2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo2002TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Liberty's Kids: Est. 17762002TV Series lyrics: "Through My Own Eyes"
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood2002performer: "Dimming of the Day" 1975
1000 millones2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ally McBeal2001TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits2000Video documentary writer: "I Have Nothing"
True Crime1999writer: "Why Should I Care"
Tin Cup1996writer: "This Could Take All Night"
Eraser1996writer: "Where Do We Go From Here"
Casper1995writer: "Remember Me This Way"
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV Special writer: "I Have Nothing"
The Bodyguard1992writer: "I Have Nothing"
All I Want for Christmas1991music: "All I Want Instrumental"
Pretty Woman1990writer: "No Explanation" - as Linda Thompson-Jenner
Stealing Home1988writer: "And When She Danced Love theme from 'Stealing Home'"


Bare Exposure1993Contest Girl #5 Lynette
The Bodyguard1992Female Academy Member
Beverly Hills, 902101990TV SeriesNina
RoboCop 21990Mother with Baby
Mars: Base One1988TV MovieAnchorwoman
Shelter in the Storm1987Julie
Comedy Factory1986TV SeriesDolores
Riptide1986TV SeriesArlene Young
The Fall Guy1984TV SeriesEvangeline Gallantine
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesAnnie / Lindy
Vega$1978-1981TV SeriesSylvia / Rita Mason / Helen Martin
Good Ol' Boys1979TV MovieMary, Traveler's Girfriend
Rabbit Test1978Girl on Bus
CHiPs1978TV SeriesChrissy
Starsky and Hutch1977TV SeriesMeghan
The Rookies1975TV SeriesYoung Woman
Three on a Meathook1973Debbie


The Doctors2016TV SeriesHerself - Author, A Little Thing Called Life
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself - Author, A Little Thing Called Life
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself - Author, A Little Thing Called Life
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself - Author
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself - Author
The Hills2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Winner ("Entertainers Award")
TV Land: Myths and Legends2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHerself
The Princes of Malibu2005TV SeriesHerself
200 Cadillacs2004Video documentaryHerself
2003 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Music and Lyrics
E! True Hollywood Story1999-2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2002TV SeriesHerself
The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and Priscilla2002Video documentaryHerself
There's Only One Elvis2002TV Movie documentaryHerself - Girlfriend
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand2001TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Elvis: His Life and Times1997TV Special
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Hee Haw1977-1992TV SeriesHerself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHerself - Choir Member
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Barry Gibb Love and Hope Festival IV1988TV MovieHerself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
Presley1987TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHerself
Bruce Jenner: Winning Workout1984VideoHerself
This Is Elvis1981Herself - Narration (voice)
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards1979TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
20/202015TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHerself

Won Awards

2007Entertainer's AwardTV Land AwardsHee Haw (1969)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music and LyricsThe Concert for World Children's Day (2002)
2002Special RecognitionBMI Film & TV Awards
2002Humanitarian AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1997Special RecognitionBMI Film & TV Awards
1994Most Performed Song from a FilmBMI Film & TV AwardsThe Bodyguard (1992)

Nominated Awards

1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music and LyricsCentennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies (1996)
1994GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionThe Bodyguard (1992)
1993OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongThe Bodyguard (1992)

Known for movies

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