Donald Hugh Henley who is professionally known as Don Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer popular a founding member of the Eagles before launching successful solo career.
Don Henley's Early Life And Education
Don Henley was born Donald Hugh Henley on July 22, 1947, and is 71 years old as of early 2019. He was born in Gilmer, Texas, USA to mother Hughlene (McWhorter) and father C. J. Henley. He is of American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity ( English, some Scottish and Irish, distant German.)
Don was raised in the small northeast Texas town of Linden. He attended college at Stephen F. Austin State University and North Texas State University. His father suffered from heart and arterial disease, so he left school to be with him.
Don Henley's Career
Don started his musical career back in 1970 and has still been actively working in the field for almost five decades. He is widely known for his tenure for the band, Eagles. After leaving the band, he began his solo career.
Don is better known for being the singer of evergreen songs like Hotel California, Dirty Laundry, Sunset Grill, Please Come Home For Christmas, The End of the Innocence, Victim of Love, The Last Resort, and many others.
Don Henley's Personal Life
Don is often on the headlines for his personal life including his dating life and relationships. Before his marriage, he was reported to be involved in numerous relationships.
First, in the 1970s, he dated Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac singer. After breaking up with Stevie, he was spotted dating with Bond girl Lois Chiles, actress and singer. They were in a relationship for three years.
Later, he got engaged with actress Maren Jensen, in the early 1980s. Sadly, their relationship did not work out and called off their engagement in 1986. After all those relationship failures, Don got married to Sharon Summerall, a former model from Texas in 1995.
Since then, Don and Sharon are now enjoying over two decades long married life with no any issues of divorce. They together have three children.
Don Henley's Net Worth and Salary
Back in 2012, Don was ranked fourth in wealthiest drummer in the world. As of 2019, Don Henley's net worth is reported to be around $200 million. He is a supporter of Democratic Party and has donated over $680,000 to political candidates since 1978.