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Tom Johnston Net Worth

Tom Johnston Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Tom Johnston net worth is
$10 Million

Tom Johnston Wiki Biography

Born Charles Thomas Johnston on the 15th August 1948, in Visalia, California USA, Tom is a musician, singer/songwriter and guitarist, probably best known to the world as one of the founding members of the Grammy Award- winning rock band The Doobie Brothers with which he released 10 studio albums. As a part of The Doobie Brothers, Tom was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.

Have you ever wondered how rich Tom Johnston is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Johnston’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a musician, which started in 1970. In addition to playing with The Doobie Brothers, Tom has released several solo albums, which also improved his wealth.

Tom Johnston Net Worth $10 Million

Tom grew up listening to James Brown, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley among other artists that were often played on the radio. He took saxophone lessons while in school, but soon switched to guitar, and just two years later he formed his first band. Little by little his musical aspirations grew higher, but also he didn’t let his education suffer because of his musical ambitions. He moved to San Jose where he attended University, and was part of numerous San Jose bands. Thanks to his involvement in the San Jose music scene, he befriended Skip Spence, who was the drummer in Jefferson Airplane, and one of the co-founders of Moby Grape. It was Skip who introduced Tom to John Hartman, and the two started the band Pud, in addition of Greg Murphy as a bass player. Slowly they started building a name for themselves by playing in San Jose bars, but Greg Murphy left the group, and soon Dave Shogren joined as a replacement, and the trio was also joined by Patrick Simmons. Soon they changed the name to The Doobie Brothers, and went on to international success.

Their first, self-titled album came out in 1971, but it reached only 210th place on the charts, however, their second album was a breakthrough. It was released in 1972 under the title “Toulouse Street”, and reached No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart, while it also achieved platinum status in the US, which increased Johnston’s net worth considerably. Tom stayed in the band until 1975, and oversaw the releases of “The Captain and Me”, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and achieved double platinum status, then “What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits”, which landed at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, and achieved double platinum status in the USA, and silver in the UK. He worked on the album “Stampede”, which went out in 1975, but during the following tour he started experiencing severe health problems regarding stomach ulcers, that had hampered him since high school.

As a result, Tom left the group, and spent several months recuperating, and once he was 100% recovered, he started a solo career, recording two albums “Everything You’ve Heard Is True” in 1979, and “Still Feels Good” (1981). He also recorded the song “Where Are You Tonight”, which was used for the soundtrack for the Oscar Award- winning film “Dirty Dancing” (1987), starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. His net worth was still rising.

Replaced by Michael McDonald in The Doobie Brothers, the band switched to soul and jazz but continued successfully until disbandment in 1982. The group reformed in 1987 with Tom also a member, and since then they have released five albums, including “Cycles” (1989), “Brotherhood” (1991), “World Gone Crazy” (2010), and “Southbound” (2014).

Regarding his personal life, Tom is married to Diane, and the couple has one child together, daughter Lara Johnston, who is also a singer and songwriter.

Full NameTom Johnston
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 15, 1948
DiedDecember 1994, Coldstream, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthVisalia, California, United States
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist
SpouseDiane Johnston
ChildrenLara Johnston
NicknamesTOM JOHNSTON , Johnston, Tom , Charles Thomas Johnston
MoviesThe Doobie Brothers


Red Oaks2015-2016TV Series script supervisor - 19 episodes
Trainwreck2015script supervisor
The Knick2014TV Series script supervisor - 10 episodes
The Rewrite2014script supervisor
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty2013script supervisor
Inside Llewyn Davis2013script supervisor
The Adjustment Bureau2011script supervisor: additional Photography
True Grit2010script supervisor
The Other Woman2009script supervisor
A Serious Man2009script supervisor
Burn After Reading2008script supervisor
Lions for Lambs2007script supervisor
No Country for Old Men2007script supervisor
Rent2005script supervisor: New York
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story2005script supervisor
The Ladykillers2004script supervisor - as Tom Johnston
Intolerable Cruelty2003script supervisor - as Tom Johnston
Analyze That2002script supervisor
Far from Heaven2002script supervisor
The Guru2002script supervisor - as Tom Johnston
The Legend of Bagger Vance2000script supervisor
The Kid2000script supervisor
O Brother, Where Art Thou?2000script supervisor
Instinct1999script supervisor
The Horse Whisperer1998script supervisor
Buddy1997script supervisor
Bogus1996script supervisor: Las Vegas & Newark crew - as Tom Johnston
The Stupids1996script supervisor
Terminal1996TV Movie script supervisor
The Tie That Binds1995script supervisor
Seduced and Betrayed1995TV Movie script supervisor
The Other Woman1995TV Movie script supervisor
Beverly Hills Cop III1994script supervisor
The Hudsucker Proxy1994script supervisor
Striking Distance1993script supervisor
Jennifer 81992script supervisor - as Thomas R. Johnston
Innocent Blood1992script supervisor
Lucky Luke1992TV Series script supervisor - 4 episodes
The Addams Family1991script supervisor - as Tom Johnston
Highway to Hell1991script supervisor
Lucky Luke1991script supervisor
Barton Fink1991script supervisor
Toy Soldiers1991script supervisor: second unit
Miller's Crossing1990script supervisor
Madhouse1990script supervisor - as Tom Johnston
Prison1987script supervisor
Campus Man1987script supervisor
Raising Arizona1987script supervisor


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Nominated Awards

1998Grand Jury AwardFlorida Film FestivalNarrativeJerome (1998)

Known for movies

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