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Tom Petty Net Worth

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

Tom Petty net worth is
$75 Million

Tom Petty Wiki Biography

Thomas Earl Petty was born on 20 Ocober 1950, in Florida, US, and was a singer, songwriter, musician and actor, as well as a record producer, but best known as the lead vocalist and guitar player of the rock band “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers”. The band was formed in 1976 and consisted of  bassist Ron Blair, lead guitarist Mike Campbell, keyboardist Benmont Tench and drummer Stan Lynch. The band became very successful in the 1980s, and to date has sold over 80 million copies around the world.  Tom Petty passed away in 2017.

So just how rich was Tom Petty? According to sources, Petty’s net worth was estimated to be over $75 million, the majority of Tom’s wealth coming from his singing career which began in the early 1970s.

Tom Petty Net Worth $75 Million

Tom Petty  underwent a rough childhood, mainly due to his verbally and physically abusive father. A defining moment in Petty’s early years was meeting Elvis Presley, a hero who inspired Petty to pursue his dream of becoming a singer. Petty had always dreamt of playing in a band, and therefore took guitar lessons. His first teacher was Don Felder, subsequently a lead guitarist of the band called “The Eagles”. In 1976, Petty founded what would soon become an international success called “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers”. Some of their best known singles are “American Girl”, “Learning to Fly” and “The Waiting”. “American Girl” was one of the singles released in the band’s self-titled debut album; the song peaked at #9 on the Billboard chart and was featured in several films and television series, including “The Silence of the Lambs” starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, “Scrubs”, as well as an episode of “Parks and Recreation”. It is also featured on “The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time” list compiled by Rolling Stone magazine. “Learning to Fly” was a single from the band’s eighth studio album called “Into the Great Wide Open” and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks. “The Waiting” did as well on the charts as the above-mentioned singles, with a #19 spot on the Billboard 100 chart and a feature on “The Simpsons”.

Petty stayed with his band until 1988, when he became a member of a supergroup that also consisted of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. The group released their debut album “The Traveling Wilburys” in 1988, which was certified triple platinum, won a Grammy Award and was nominated for American Music Awards. The group’s second album released in 1990 was almost as successful.

Meantime in 1989 Tom Petty came out with his first solo album called “Full Moon Fever”, which became an instant success and earned a  five times platinum certification from the RIAA. The album also peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and produced five singles. More recently, in 2014, Petty released “Hypnotic Eye”, which is his thirteenth album with “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers”. In addition to spawning five singles, the album enjoyed a #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, proving that the band was still very relevant in the music industry.

Petty’s acting career was very intermittent, and he didn’t take himself very seriously as an actor. He had a cameo in “FM” in 1978, a small part inMade in Heaven” in 1987,  between 1987 and 1990 had several guest spots in episodes of “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” as himself, and appeared in  “The Postman” in 1997, starring and directed by Kevin Costner, then in an episode of “The Simpsons”, parodying himself as Homer Simpson’s tutor.

Petty voiced Elroy “Lucky” Kleinschmidt in  “King of the Hill”, the animated comedy series betwen 2004 and 2009, and in 2010 made a five-second cameo appearance in the musical video entitled “Great Day” with comedian Andy Samberg, for the  DVD as part of Lonely Island‘s new album “Turtleneck & Chain”.

In his personal life, Tom Petty was married to Jane Benyo from 1974 to 1996; they had two daughters. He married  Dana York Epperson in 2001, inheriting a stepson. Tom Petty passed away at UCLA Santa Monica hospital on 2 October 2017. after suffering a heart attack at his nearby home.

Full NameTom Petty
Net Worth$75 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 20, 1950
Died2 October 2017
Place Of BirthGainesville, Florida, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)
ProfessionMusician, Actor, Record producer, Singer, Songwriter
EducationGainesville High School
SpouseDana York (m. 2001), Jane Benyo (m. 1974–1996)
ChildrenAdria Petty, Kimberly Violette Petty
ParentsKatherine Petty, Earl Petty, I Won't Back Down, Free Fallin', You Don't Know How It Feels, Oklahoma City, OK, United States, Dallas, TX, United States, North Little Rock, AR, USA
SiblingsBruce Petty
NicknamesMuddy Wilbury , Thomas Earl Petty , Charlie T. Jr. , Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr.
AwardsMTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Billboard Music Century Award, Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, MusiCares Person of the Year, I Won't Back Down, Free Fallin', You Don't Know How It Feels, Oklahoma City, OK, United States, Dallas, TX, United States, North Little Rock, AR, ...
Music GroupsTom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Since 1976), Traveling Wilburys (1988 – 1990), Mudcrutch (1970 – 1975)
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock ...
MoviesThe Postman, Made in Heaven, Oklahoma City, OK, United States, Dallas, TX, United States, North Little Rock, AR, USA
1Rickenbacker 660/12 Guitar
2World-weary vocals
1Rock 'n' roll is a music that represents truth. Your TV channel has taken the word "rock" and knocked the "roll" off the end. You made rock this umbrella term for everything. That's wrong. Shakira isn't rock. These country artists with fur coats aren't rock - or country. I offered a video to VH1 of my band playing in the studio and they don't want to air it because it had musicians playing in it. They want some babe walking on the beach or whatever.
2It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music.
3On Howie Epstein's death: It's like you got a tree dying in the backyard. And you're kind of used to the idea that it's dying. But you look out there one day and they cut it down. And you just can't imagine that beautiful tree isn't there anymore.
4I'm not exactly a guy who makes new friends easily.
1He and his band recorded several platinum selling albums at Cherokee Recording Studios, including "Hard Promises" and "Damn the Torpedoes." He also collaborated with Stevie Nicks at Cherokee on the platinum recording "Stop Dragging My Heart Around.".
2He and the Heartbreakers were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
4Ranked #43 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
5He has said that he regarded his and the Heartbreakers best work was when they collaborated with Johnny Cash on the legend's album "Unchained." The Heartbreakers would perform on Cash's next two albums after that (which would be his last), but Petty, due to other engagements, was less involved with those.
6Was the only blonde member of the Traveling Wilburys.
7Shares a birthday with Viggo Mortensen and Snoop Dogg.
8His birthday (October 20) is also the anniversary of the deaths of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant, bandmate Steve Gaines and sister Cassie Gaines in a plane crash.
9Teamed up with Bob Dylan, Beatle George Harrison, Jeff Lynne from Electric Light Orchestra and Roy Orbison in the band The Travelling Wilburys.
102002: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in(as a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers).
11Daughters Adria Petty and Anna Kim Petty.
12Rock singer/guitarist, recording and performing solo as well as leader of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1975 - present).


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Sing2016writer: "Stay with Me"
Roadies2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Coronation Street2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nerve2016writer: "You Got It"
Acció políticaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Ricki and the Flash2015writer: "American Girl"
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV Movie writer: "Anything That's Rock and Roll"
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage2015performer: "Somewhere Under Heaven" / writer: "Somewhere Under Heaven"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Hot Pursuit2015writer: "American Girl"
Parks and RecreationTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2014
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV Special writer: "Stay with Me"
Matzav Ha'Uma2014TV Series music - 1 episode
Mike & MikeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged SeriesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Today at WimbledonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
WimbledonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Late Show with David Letterman2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice Israel2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live1979-2014TV Series writer - 7 episodes
My Mad Fat DiaryTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American RockTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Goldbergs2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark2013Documentary performer: "Feel A Whole Lot Better"
The Newsroom2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series writer - 14 episodes
The Office2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
CalifornicationTV Series 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
De wereld draait door2008-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Sound City2013Documentary courtesy: "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll" / performer: "You Wreck Me", "Cabin Down Below", "You Don't Know How It Feels" / writer: "Refugee", "Don't Do Me Like That", "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll", "Here Comes My Girl", "Don't Come Around Here No More", "You Wreck Me", "Cabin Down Below", "You Don't Know How It Feels"
Rage2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Won't Back Down2012writer: "Learning To Fly", "I Won't Back Down"
That's My Boy2012writer: "American Girl"
The Voice UK2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
We Bought a Zoo2011writer: "Don't Come Around Here No More"
Larry Crowne2011performer: "Listen To Her Heart" / writer: "Runnin' Down a Dream", "Walls, No. 3", "Listen To Her Heart"
Cougar Town2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth2011Documentary writer: "Honey Bee"
One Tree Hill2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coach TripTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
It's Complicated2009writer: "Don't Do Me Like That"
Street Music2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game performer: "Runnin' Down a Dream" / writer: "Runnin' Down a Dream", "American Girl"
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Marie Brand und die Nacht der Vergeltung2009TV Movie writer: "Free Fallin'"
Criminal Minds2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold CaseTV Series 1 episode, 2009 writer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2008 performer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005
The Marty Stuart Show2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stargate: Atlantis2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Four Christmases2008writer: "Christmas All Over Again"
Ugly Betty2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Best Friend's Girl2008writer: "Don't Do Me Like That"
Appaloosa2008writer: "Scare Easy"
Recount2008TV Movie performer: "I Won't Back Down" / writer: "I Won't Back Down"
The Wire2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saving Grace2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friday Night LightsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Barnyard2006"I Won't Back Down"
7th HeavenTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1996 - 2006 performer - 1 episode, 2002
What About Brian2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sopranos2000-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Sleeping Dogs Lie2006/Iwriter: "You Got It"
The O.C.TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentary writer: "Change of Heart"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade2005TV Special writer: "Free Fallin'"
Elizabethtown2005performer: "Jack" 2005, "Learning to Fly" 1991, "Square One" 2005 / writer: "It'll All Work Out" 1987, "Jack" 2005, "Learning to Fly" 1991, "Square One" 2005
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentary writer: "Don't Do Me like That"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "Running Down a Dream" / writer: "Running Down a Dream" - as Thomas Earl Petty
Ladder 492004performer: "You and Me" / writer: "You and Me"
Freddy vs Ghostbusters2004Short performer: "I Won't Back Down" - uncredited / writer: "I Won't Back Down" - uncredited
Chasing Liberty2004writer: "American Girl"
Shabatot VeHagim2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
SkeppsholmenTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2003 music - 1 episode, 2003
Soundstage2003TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Mr. Deeds2002performer: "You Don't Know How It Feels" / writer: "You Don't Know How It Feels"
True Dreams2002"Here Comes My Girl"
Cherish2002writer: "Breakdown"
George Harrison - Der sanfte Beatle2001TV Short documentary writer: "HANDLE WITH CARE"
Zwei Männer am Herd2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sugar & Spice2001writer: "American Girl"
Stars in Their Eyes2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gypsy Magic1997writer: "California Blue"
The Simpsons1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trojan War1997writer: "American Girl"
Tohuwabohu1994-1997TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Jerry Maguire1996performer: "Free Fallin'" / writer: "Free Fallin'"
Jingle All the Way1996courtesy: "Christmas All Over Again" / performer: "Christmas All Over Again" / writer: "Christmas All Over Again"
She's the One1996producer: "Walls Circus", "Walls No. 3", "Angel Dream", "California", "Grew Up Fast", "Hung Up & Overdue", "Hope You Never" / writer: "Walls Circus", "Walls No. 3", "Angel Dream", "California", "Grew Up Fast", "Hung Up & Overdue", "Hope You Never"
Beavis and Butt-Head1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Party of Five1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mad Love1995writer: "Here Comes My Girl"
Boys on the Side1995writer: "You Got It"
Judgment Night1993performer: "Fallin" / writer: "Fallin"
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1992producer: "Christmas All Over Again" / writer: "Christmas All Over Again"
Melrose Place1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Silence of the Lambs1991writer: "American Girl" 1976 - as T. Petty
Lethal Weapon 21989lyrics: "Cheer Down"
It's Garry Shandling's Show.TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Dolly1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Band of the Hand1986producer: "Band of the Hand"
Miami Vice1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary writer: "American Girl", "The Waiting / Rebels", "Refugee"
Streets of Fire1984writer: "NEVER BE YOU"
Knight Rider1983-1984TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Fast Times at Ridgemont High1982performer: "American Girl" / writer: "American Girl"
WKRP in Cincinnati1982TV Series writer - 1 episode
Taps1981/Iwriter: "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
Top of the Pops1977-1979TV Series writer - 2 episodes
FM1978writer: "Breakdown", "American Girl"


King of the Hill2004-2009TV SeriesLucky / Mud Dobber
Tom Petty: Swingin'1999Short
The Larry Sanders Show1998TV SeriesTom Petty
The Postman1997Bridge City Mayor
Made in Heaven1987Stanky


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live at the Olympic - The Last DJ and More2003Video documentary
Kinoamater - Milivoj Hubek1998Video short


Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO2012TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Messenger2009/Idedicatee


Solid Gold1985TV SeriesHimself
Arena1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Fridays1980TV SeriesHimself
Disco1977TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1977TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Announcing New Tour
:Dryvrs2016TV Series shortHimself
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Chabad Telethon2015TV MovieHimself
Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl -Unraveled2014DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Behind the Scenes: Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Tribute2014Video documentary shortHimself
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2013TV MovieHimself - Perfomer
Sound City2013DocumentaryHimself
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Mike Campbell: The Guitars2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
George Harrison: Living in the Material World2011DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2010TV SeriesHimself
Classic Albums: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes2010Video documentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live2009TV MovieHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire2009VideoHimself
Legends2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Tribute This!2008DocumentaryHimself
Super Bowl XLII2008TV SpecialHimself
Soundstage2003-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream2007DocumentaryHimself
The True History of the Traveling Wilburys2007Video documentary shortHimself (as Charlie T. Jr.)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2006TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Musical Guest
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
All We Are Saying2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Concert for George2003Video documentaryHimself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live at the Olympic - The Last DJ and More2003Video documentarySinger, Guitar
Elvis Lives2003TV SpecialHimself
The Simpsons2002TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999-2002TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2002TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guest
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: High Grass Dogs, Live from the Fillmore1999DocumentaryHimself (Vocals / Guitars)
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1999TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1999TV SeriesHimself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Music1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey1997DocumentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19951995TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimself - Performer / Video Vanguard Award Recipient (as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
Tom Petty: Going Home1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration1993TV Special documentaryHimself
Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever1992Video documentaryHimself (Vocals / Guitars)
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards1992TV Special
Tom Petty: Take the Highway (Live)1992TV SpecialHimself
Portræt af Tom Petty1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Coca Cola Pop Music Backstage Pass to Summer1991TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Tom Petty: A Bunch of Videos and Some Other Stuff1989VideoHimself (Vocals / Guitars)
The 1989 Annual MTV Video Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1987-1989TV SeriesHimself
Dolly1987TV SeriesHimself
Hard to Handle: Bob Dylan in Concert1986Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV MovieHimself
Rock Legends2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Elvis What If?2012Documentary
Profiles in Philanthropy2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
George Harrison - Der sanfte Beatle2001TV Short documentaryHimself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Playback1995Video documentaryHimself (Vocals / Guitars)
The Old Grey Whistle Test1979TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoTom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)
1999Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on April 28, 1999 at 7018 Hollywood Blvd.
1994Lifetime Achievement AwardMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)

Nominated Awards

2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaElizabethtown (2005)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongShe's the One (1996)

Known for movies

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