Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, the U.S. on Jan 19, 1946, as the daughter of parents, father Robert Lee Parton and mother Avie Lee who has twelve children.
Dolly has six own brothers and five own sisters. She was born as the fourth child. She described her childhood and family as "dirt poor".
Dolly Rebecca married husband Carl Thomas Dean in Ringgold, Georgia in 1966. She and her husband are very happy and proud of their marriage as it has already been over 52 years, it is also the first marriage for the both of them and probably the last one too.
Dolly began singing at the age of seven . Her family was very poor but her mother was a singer. Dolly learned singing from her mother, she was also gifted a guitar which she learned to play by herself.
Dolly first came to the attention of the public when she performed in 1956 for the promotion of her uncle's store. In 1960, she recorded her two songs. She did her film debut in 1980 hit comedy 9 to 5.
In 1971, Dolly Parton made her first No.1 Country singles hit with the song titled Joshua. Dolly's notable first appearance as a singer in different television shows was on The Porter Wagoner Show from 1967 to 1974. Currently, she is preparing for an eight-part Netflix series, featuring her musical career.
In addition, to being a famous singer she has done different types of Philanthropy works. Dolly did her first philanthropy work in Association of American Publishers – AAP Honors Award in 2000. She has also been awarded for many series for her excellence in work.
Dolly has also received a number of Hall of Fame honors; her first honor was in 1986 of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The actress also has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one of which was recently awarded in 2018. Similarly, she was also honored on the account of charity by the Library of Congress as it sent out its 100 millionth books.
Dolly's net worth was $450 million in 2015. However, in a three years gap, she has increased her net worth by $50 million making her total assets sum up to $500 million.