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Janis Ian was born Janis Eddy Fink on 7th April 1951, in New York City, USA, and is a singer-songwriter probably still best known for her 1975 album “Between the Lines” which reached no.1 on the Billboard chart, and its hit single “At Seventeen”. She has won two Grammy Awards during her career.

Have you ever wondered how rich Janis Ian is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Ian’s net worth is over $1 million, as of July 2017, accumulated through a lucrative and lengthy music career, which started in the mid ‘60s. Since she is still active in the entertainment industry, her net worth continues to grow.

Janis Ian Net Worth $1 Million

Although born in New York City, Ian was raised in New Jersey where she attended East Orange High School as well as New York City High School of Music & Art. Her father was a music teacher and possibly influenced Janis’s interest in music. During her childhood her idols were folk pioneers Joan Baez and Odetta, and since she was obviously interested in music and instruments, she started piano lessons when she was just two years old and by the time she was a teenager, Janis was playing several other instruments including harmonica and guitar. When she was twelve, Ian wrote her first song called “Hair of Spun Gold”, which was later recorded for her debut album and published in the folk publication “Broadside”, which no doubt kicked-off her net worth.

She legally changed her name in 1964 to Janis Ian, making her brother’s middle name her new surname. Her first hit single “Society’s Child (Baby I’ve Been Thinking)” she wrote when she was just 14, which spoke of a forbidden interracial romance, and became a national hit after Leonard Bernstein featured it in “Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution” CBS TV special, however, it was banned or withdrawn by some radio stations as its topic was considered taboo. Nevertheless, it reached no.14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.

This enormous success paved Janis’s way to future accomplishments and in 1975 she released her most successful US single “At Seventeen”. Once again she hit the Billboard Hot 100, positioning at no.3 and taking first place on the Adult Contemporary chart, and winning a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance – Female in 1976. Her album “Between the Lines” also had astonishing success, reaching no.1 on Billboard’s album chart.

Ian then cooperated with producer Giorgio Moroder in 1979 in contributing to Jodie Foster’s film “Foxes” soundtrack. For this purpose, Janis recorded “Fly Too High”, which was also featured on her album “Night Rains”, becoming her first international hit and reaching gold or platinum status in several countries worldwide. After several minor successes during the ‘80s, Ian started Rude Girl Records Inc. in January 1992, which has to the present grown and still oversees the production of her new work. The following year, with the release of her “Breaking Silence” album, she came out as a lesbian and shook-up the public as the album tackled topics such as domestic violence, eroticism and The Holocaust, but certainly drew attention to her..

After a long break, Janis released “Folk Is the New Black” in 2006. Ian is also known for her open criticism of the RIAA, as she claims they act against the interests of musicians and consumers.

When it comes to her private life, Janis was married to filmmaker Tino Sargo for five years, before they divorced in 1983. She described their relationship and Sargo’s emotional and physical abuse in her autobiography which was released in 2008. However, in 1989 she met Patricia Snyder who she married in August 2003.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 7, 1951
Birth place: New York City, New York, United States
Profession:Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department
Education:East Orange Campus High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Patricia Snyder (m. 2003), Tino Sargo (m. 1978–1983)
Parents:Victor Eddy Fink, Pearl Eddy Fink
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Her 1965 song "Society's Child", about a black man dating a white woman, was turned down by 22 record labels because of its subject matter before Verve/Folkways took a chance on it. It eventually sold more than one million copies.
2First musical guest (with Billy Preston) to feature on the television premiere of Saturday Night Live (1975) (11 October 1975). George Carlin was host.
3Recorded the song "My Tennessee Hills" with country legend Dolly Parton for her 2004 album "Billie's Bones".
4Considered for the part of Carla in Cheers (1982) (Rhea Perlman later got it).
5Studied acting with Stella Adler in an effort to improve her stage presence.
6Her stage name comes from her brother's name, Ian.
7Divorced her husband in the early 1970s because he'd abused her, and she decided not to tolerate it or let matters go any further. Later compared her situation to that of Nicole Brown Simpson, who'd long tolerated abuse by husband O.J. Simpson - and wound up being murdered.
8Suffered a financial crisis in the 1990s, due to poor choices on the part of her management; the only way to bail herself out was to sell her publishing.
9Had her prized Martin acoustic guitar stolen at a show in the 1970s; she posted its serial number in the liner notes to her 1990s albums, requesting that it be returned.
10Was considered in some circles to have been a "one-hit wonder" twice - first in 1967 with "Society's Child", then in 1975 with "At Seventeen" (a mid-twenties look back at her teen years).
11Her The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) appearance was censored in several US television markets, when she performed "Society's Child" - her song about the then-controversial issue of interracial dating.


Quotes

#Quote
1(after guesting on a Howard Stern pay-per-view New Year's Eve event) "It was the most disgusting thing I ever saw... and I hope they invite me back."


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the album "Society's Child: My Autobiography."


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
BoJack Horseman2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Interestings2016TV Movie performer: "Between The Lines" - uncredited / writer: "Between The Lines" - uncredited
She's Beautiful When She's Angry2014Documentary performer: "Too Old to Go 'Way Little Girl" / writer: "Too Old to Go 'Way Little Girl"
Blood Ties2013/Iperformer: "At Seventeen" / writer: "At Seventeen"
Cloclo2012writer: "17 ans At Seventeen"
The SimpsonsTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1992 - 2010 performer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2010
Nothing Special2010arranger: "We Endure" / performer: "We Endure" / writer: "We Endure"
Banda sonora2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mean Girls2004performer: "At Seventeen" / writer: "At Seventeen"
Home of Phobia2004writer: "At Seventeen"
Oz2002TV Series 1 episode
Scotland, Pa.2001performer: "At Seventeen" / writer: "At Seventeen"
Teaching Mrs. Tingle1999writer: "At Seventeen"
Desert Blue1998"Sweet Misery"
Mystery Science Theater 30001997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Freedom1981TV Movie writer: "On My Way to Me", "Dear Billy", "Sugar Mountain"
Day of Resurrection1980lyrics: "You Are Love Toujours Gai Mon Cher" / performer: "You Are Love Toujours Gai Mon Cher"
Foxes1980lyrics: "Fly Too High" / performer: "Fly Too High"
The Orphan1979performer: "I Need to Live Alone" / writer: "I Need to Live Alone"
Claude François - le film de sa vie1979Documentary writer: "17 ans At Seventeen"
The Bell Jar1979performer: "Here Comes The Night" / producer: "Here Comes The Night" / writer: "Here Comes The Night"
Rock ConcertTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1979
Kishibe no arubamu1977TV Series "Will You Dance?"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1975 writer - 1 episode, 1975
Roberta Flack: The First Time Ever1973TV Movie writer: "Jesse"
The Old Grey Whistle Test1973TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joy2010/IIShort
Ruby Dreams1994Short
Four Rode Out1970
Sunday Father1969Short

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Getting On2015TV SeriesMrs. Belfontaine
Four Rode Out1970The Singer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teito taisen1989composer: theme song "Heaven Knows"
Happiness Is Loving Your Teacher1977Short song performer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Singer-Songwriters at the BBC2016TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Song by Song2013TV SeriesHerself
Who Is Clinn Rippy?2012DocumentaryHerself
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour2006TV SeriesHerself
Barend en Van Dorp2000TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Lauren Hutton and...1995TV SeriesHerself
New Year's Rotten Eve1994VideoHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHerself
The Howard Stern Interview1993TV SeriesHerself
Querido cabaret1991TV SeriesHerself
Àngel Casas Show1988TV SeriesHerself
Ladybirds1984TV SeriesHerself
The David Letterman Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Lena1980TV SeriesHerself
Rock Concert1975-1979TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Hamel Show1978TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1978TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Folksinger
The Shirley Bassey Show1976TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live1975TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1975TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Midnight Special1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself
451974TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHerself
Telescope1968TV Series documentaryHerself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHerself

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