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Bonnie Raitt Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Bonnie Lynn Raitt was born on the 8th November 1949, in Burbank, California, USA and is a singer, songwriter, musician as well as an activist, but probably best known for her Grammy Award-winning albums “Nick of Time” (1990), “Longing in Their Heart” (1995) and “Slipstream” (2013), as well as for her hit singles such as “I Can’t Make You Love Me”, “Something to Talk About” and “Love Sneakin’ Up on You”. On Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list, Bonnie Raitt was ranked No. 50.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this veteran performer has accumulated so far? How rich Bonnie Raitt is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Bonnie Raitt’s net worth, as of early 2017, is over $12 million, acquired through her career in the music industry which has been active since the early 1970s, so currently spanning well over four decades.

Bonnie Raitt Net Worth $12 million

Bonnie was born to a pianist Marjorie Haydock, and a Broadway star, John Raitt and is of American and Scottish descent. Her interest in music dates back to the age of eight, when she began playing guitar at the Camp Regis Applejack children’s summer camp. She attended Oakwood Friends School and later enrolled at Radcliffe College from which she graduated majoring in African studies as well as social relations.

In 1970, while performing as an opening for Mississippi Fred McDowell at Manhattan’s The Gaslight Cafe, Bonnie caught the eye and ear of a Newsweek magazine reporter, who spread the word about her music skills. Soon after, she was approached by several major record labels, and in 1971 Warner Bros released her eponymous debut album – “Bonnie Raitt”. The album was positively received by the critics and audiences, and became a real commercial success which provided the basis for Bonnie Raitt’s net worth.

Her second and third studio albums, “Give it Up” and “Takin’ My Time”, released in 1972 and 1973, although critically acclaimed did not match the same commercial success. However, these ventures still increased her popularity, and in 1977 the real career breakthrough occurred when she released her “Sweet Forgiveness” studio album, featuring the hit single “Runaway”. Bonnie released three more albums through the 1980s, but the real commercial success came in 1989 when “Nick of Time” was released. This album was rewarded with a prestigious Grammy Award, and also appeared in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, at No. 230. It is certain that all these accomplishments helped Bonnie Raitt to dramatically expand the size of her wealth.

Bonnie has since released seven more studio albums, 17 in total, of which the two most recent are Grammy Award-winning “Slipstream” released in 2012, and “Dig in Deep” which hit the charts in 2016. During her career, Bonnie has performed in over 170 shows all over the world, including Australia, Europe, New Zealand and even Singapore. She has left a deep trace in the history of music – as an 11-times Grammy winning musician as well as for her renowned bottleneck style guitar playing, and her huge contribution to rhythm and blues, country, as well as rock – in 2000, she was inducted into the Rock ‘n’Roll Hall of Fame. Apart from all these, Bonnie is the first woman in the history of the music industry to have her own signature guitar – Fender Bonnie Raitt Signature Series Stratocaster. Doubtlessly, all these achievements have helped Bonnie Raitt to gain huge, international popularity, as well as to massively boost her overall net worth.

When it comes to her personal life, Bonnie Raitt was married to actor Meichael O’Keef between 1991 and 1999. Throughout the 1980s she suffered from drug addiction and alcohol abuse, but since 1987 she has been clean.

Apart from her music career, Bonnie is also widely known for her political activism – she is a co-founder of Musicians United for Safe Energy, an activist group united against usage of nuclear energy and is a member of other anti-nuclear movements including Alliance for Survival and Abalone Alliance.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2014TV Movie performer: "Blue Bayou", "You're No Good", "It's So Easy", "When Will I Be Loved"
Independent Lens2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Blood Brother2013Documentary writer: "I Can't Make You Love Me / Nick of Time"
Private Practice2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV Special performer: "A Sunday Kind of Love"
Darling Companion2012performer: "Thing Called Love"
UnforgettableTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
EastEnders2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Cleaner2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Then She Found Me2007performer: "Cool, Clear Water" edit / producer: "Cool, Clear Water" edit / writer: "Cool, Clear Water" edit
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentary performer: "Have a Heart"
Make It Funky!2005Documentary performer: "What Is Success"
Ladder 492004performer: "Love Sneakin' Up on You"
Sideways2004performer: "FEARLESS LOVE"
John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me2004Video performer: "I'm in the Mood"
Home on the Range2004performer: "Will The Sun Ever Shine Again"
The Blues2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Soul of a Man2003Documentary performer: "Devil Got My Woman", "Round and Round"
Six Feet Under2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Steal This Movie2000performer: "It's All Over Now Baby Blue"
Playing by Heart1998performer: "Lover's Will" 1983
Michael1996performer: "Feels Like Home" 1995
A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan1996TV Movie documentary performer: "Pride and Joy", "Six Strings Down", "Tick Tock", "SRV Shuffle"
Mr. Wrong1996performer: "TOO SOON TO TELL"
Nick of Time1995performer: "Have A Heart"
Top of the Pops1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Something to Talk About1995performer: "Something to Talk About"
Boys on the Side1995performer: "You Got It"
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Aretha Franklin: Duets1993TV Special performer: "Since You've Been Gone"
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag1992performer: "Goin' Wild for You Baby"
Rush1991performer: "Angel From Montgomery"
Midnight Caller1991TV Series performer - 1 episode
Air America1990performer: "Right Place, Wrong Time"
Impulse1990performer: "Cry On My Shoulder"
Heart Condition1990performer: "Have A Heart"
Always1989performer: "NICK OF TIME" / writer: "NICK OF TIME"
The Big Picture1989performer: "Angel"
Crime Story1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Amazing Grace and Chuck1987performer: "Love Has No Pride"
Women in Rock1986Video documentary performer: "Keep This Heart in Mind"
Extremities1986performer: "Stand Up to the Night"
Christine1983performer: "Runaway"
Coast to Coast1980performer: "Once in a Lifetime"
Urban Cowboy1980performer: "Don't It Make Ya Wanna Dance", "Darlin'"
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
Saturday Night Live1978TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples2015TV Movie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002TV SeriesMusical Guest
Frasier1999TV SeriesDenise
Ellen1997TV SeriesBonnie Raitt
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shut Up & Sing2006Documentary musician: singer, background vocals

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested1996TV Movie documentary producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'm Still Here2010/Ispecial thanks
Timber GAP2000Documentary short special thanks
Fire in the Eyes1998Documentary short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smokestack Lightning: The Legendary Howlin' Wolf2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Johnnie Be GoodannouncedHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Musical guest
I Went to2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Good Morning America1989-2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Greatest Hits2016TV SeriesHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory2016DocumentaryHerself
The View2005-2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Performer and Presenter
Mavis!2015DocumentaryHerself
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years2014Herself
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2014TV MovieHerself - Performer (Linda Ronstadt tribute)
Road to Austin2014DocumentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - At the Grammys
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Musical guest
This Ain't No Mouse Music2013DocumentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Interviewee
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Americana Music Honors & Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors2012TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Village Music: Last of the Great Record Stores2012DocumentaryHerself
B.B. King: The Life of Riley2012DocumentaryHerself
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest / Himself / ...
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Troubadours2011DocumentaryHerself
American Masters2003-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV SpecialHerself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love2009VideoHerself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin'2009VideoHerself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
This Brave Nation: Dolores Huerta and Bonnie Raitt2008Video shortHerself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Breakfast with the Arts2006TV SeriesHerself
Sierra Center Stage2006TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Bonnie Raitt and Friends2006VideoHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2006TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Before the Music Dies2006DocumentaryHerself - Musician
Decades Rock Live2006TV SeriesHerself
Ruth Brown: Better Late Than Never2005DocumentaryHerself
Make It Funky!2005DocumentaryHerself
Music 101: The Green Room2005TV SeriesHerself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Trudell2005DocumentaryHerself
CMT Crossroads2005TV SeriesHerself
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch2004TV SpecialBonnie Raitt - Interviewee
Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bruce Hornsby & Friends2004TV Movie documentary
Bridge to Havana2004Video documentaryHerself
John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me2004VideoHerself
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Lightning in a Bottle2004DocumentaryHerself
Today2004TV SeriesHerself
Women Rock! Concert: Songs from the Movies2003TV SpecialPerformer
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Soul of a Man2003DocumentaryHerself - Featured Performer
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Richard Thompson: Solitary Life2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Singer-Songwriter
Austin City Limits2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Country Bears2002Herself / Trixie St. Claire (singing voice)
The Oprah Winfrey Show2002TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2002TV SeriesHerself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
American Roots Music2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Last Party 20002001DocumentaryHerself
John Lee Hooker: That's My Story2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tree Sit: The Art of Resistance2001DocumentaryHerself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000Video documentaryHerself
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Music Bridges Over Troubled Waters1999DocumentaryHerself
60 Minutes Wednesday1999TV Series documentaryHerself - Musician (segment "Bonnie")
Julia Butterfly Hill: Adventures in Treesitting1999DocumentaryHerself
Not in Our Name: Dead Man Walking - The Concert1998Video documentaryHerself
The Kennedy Center Presents: A Tribute to Muddy Waters: King of the Blues1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Later... With Jools Holland1998TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Save the Headwater's Forests1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
The Annual Artists Rights Foundation Honors Martin Scorsese1996TV MovieHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1995TV SpecialHerself
Top of the Pops1995TV SeriesHerself
Dennis Miller Live1995TV SeriesHerself
ABC Afterschool Specials1995TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live1978-1994TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Jackson Browne: Going Home1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
VH1 Honors1994TV SpecialHerself
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Willie Nelson: The Big Six-01993TV Special documentaryHerself
Aretha Franklin: Duets1993TV SpecialHerself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1992TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Evening at Pops1992TV Series documentaryHerself
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories1992TV SeriesHerself
John Lee Hooker and Friends1992TV MovieHerself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
A Life in the Blues: Charles Brown1990TV MovieHerself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa1990TV MovieHerself
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night1988TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cinemax Sessions1987TV SeriesHerself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHerself
Women in Rock1986Video documentaryHerself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHerself (uncredited)
Solid Gold1982TV SeriesHerself
No Nukes1980DocumentaryHerself
Urban Cowboy1980Herself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHerself - Musician
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20/202012TV Series documentaryHerself - Country Singer (segment "The Greatest Women of Country Music")
CMT Crossroads2006TV SeriesHerself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHerself
60 Minutes Wednesday1999TV Series documentaryHerself - Musician (segment "Bonnie")
Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume I1994Video documentaryHerself - Performer

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Americana AlbumFor the album "Slipstream."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Female Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "I Will Not Be Broken."
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "Time Of Our Lives."
1995CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Music Special or SeriesVH1 Honors (1994)· Al Green
· Mavis Staples


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#Fact
1Her nephew is the special effects modeler-animator Bay Raitt, creator of the character Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies.
2Her older brother Steven James Raitt (born June 19, 1947) died after an eight-year battle with brain cancer on April 4, 2009 in Rio Linda, California. A talented musician himself, he was a member of a group called the T.C. Jammers.
3While living in one of the West Hollywood apartment complexes directly behind Cherokee Recording Studios, she got backup singing recording gigs with music producers Bruce Robb and Steve Cropper.
4She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
5Sister of Steven Raitt and David Raitt.
6In fall 2004, she participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
7Ranked #4 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
8Announced plans to divorce Michael O'Keefe on November 9, 1999.
9Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2010.
10Dominated the Grammy ceremonies in Los Angeles, winning four awards for her tenth album: Album of the Year (for "Nick of Time"); Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female; Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Traditional Blues Recording (for her duet with John Lee Hooker: "I'm in the Mood"). [February 1990]
11Blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player.
12Born at 4:08pm-PST.
13Awarded the Harvard Arts Medal. [May 1997]
14Daughter of John Raitt and Marjorie Haydock.

#Quote
1[observation, 2016] Man, it's hard to keep up! Every time I think I just found my next ten favorite new songwriters, I'll get another bunch. I'm so excited about the quality of music coming out..I don't think there's ever been a more exciting time to be a music fan or a music creator.
2We did a two month tour with Taj Mahal that was really healing and cathartic and a good distraction after my brother passed away. Then I knew I wanted to take a year off, and it was really nice to have that chance to fall apart.
3I like to think I get better with age, but maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder.
4AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" is the greatest meshing of vocal, guitar, and content I've ever heard. That's what I aspire to.
5I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.


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