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Jaime Robert Klegerman was born on the 5th July 1943, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, of Jewish and Indian descent. He is a guitarist, songwriter and rock singer who is probably best known for having been a member of the rock band called The Band. Robertson has been named in the list of the 100 greatest guitarists by Rolling Stone magazine, as well as into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Robbie has been active in the entertainment industry since 1958.
How much is the net worth of Robbie Robertson? It has been estimated that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.
Robbie Robertson Net Worth $10 Million
To begin with, as a child he came early into contact with both Indian music and American country music; he learned to play the guitar and began to compose. His interests broadened to big band and rock and roll, and in 1958, he joined the backing group of the rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins. The other Hawks were Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Jerry Penfound.
At the end of 1963, The Hawks became independent from Ronnie Hawkins, and in 1965 The Hawks became The Band. The Band settled near the town of Woodstock in a large pink building (The Big Pink) in 1967, and there gave birth to their first album “Music from the Big Pink” (1968). In the autumn of 1969, they released a second, self-titled album, and then “Stage Fright” (1970), in which Robertson gradually took the leadership. The first three albums received gold or platinum certificates for sales, and reached high positions on Billboard charts. In 1971, “Cahoots” was released, however, many disagreements arose among the band members, and finally at the end of 1976, the group gave a concert presented as a farewell at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, filmed by Martin Scorsese and his team for the movie “The Last Waltz”. After this, Robbie Robertson actually left The Band, and went on to compose film music, participate in various commemorations of the history of rock, and then re-record albums. His net worth grew steadily.
Concerning his solo career, Robertson released a self-titled album in 1987, which was certified gold in the USA and the UK, and double platinum in Canada just over a year after its release. This was followed by “Storyville” (1991) – it was based on the name of a district of brothels and bars in the city of New Orleans. In 1990, he contributed to the album of the pianist and Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto entitled “Beauty”.
In 1994, Robertson returned to his beginnings, appearing in a documentary with a Native American group in the series “The Native Americans”. In 2008 he joined Garth Hudson, Rick Danko and Eric Clapton on stage to play the song “The Weight”, when The Band was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and in the same year Robertson alongside The Band received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Subsequently, “How To Become Clairvoyant” (2011) is the fifth solo album released by Robertson, which peaked in 13th position in the Billboard Top 200.
Finally, in the personal life of the musician and singer, Robbie Robertson married journalist Dominique Bourgeois in 1967, and they have three children. Currently, Robertson is single.