Toby Keith net worth: How much was his fortune before death?

Toby Keith net worth
Toby Keith

It has become a common practice for individuals to discover the net worth of celebrities shortly after their passing. This trend also extends to Toby Keith. Let us explore his net worth before his demise.

Toby Keith biography

Keith was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Carolyn Joan (née Ross) and Hubert K. Covel Jr. He has a sister and a brother. The family resided in Fort Smith, Arkansas, for a few years during Keith’s grade school years, but later relocated to Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City.

During his younger years, before the move to Moore, Keith would spend his summers visiting his grandmother in Fort Smith. It was during these visits that he developed an interest in the musicians who performed at his grandmother’s establishment, Billie Garner’s Supper Club. Keith would help out with odd jobs at the club and eventually started playing with the band on the bandstand. At the age of eight, he received his first guitar.

After settling in Moore, Keith attended Highland West Junior High and Moore High School. During his time in high school, he played as a defensive end on the football team.

Upon graduating from Moore High School, Keith began working in the oil fields as a derrick hand. Through hard work and dedication, he climbed the ranks and eventually became an operation manager. Despite his job in the oil industry, Keith pursued his passion for music by forming the Easy Money Band with his friends Scott Webb, Keith Cory, David “Yogi” Vowell, Danny Smith, and a few others. The band performed at local bars, but Keith would sometimes have to leave in the middle of a concert if he was called to work in the oil field.

In 1998, Keith signed with DreamWorks Records Nashville and released his breakthrough single “How Do You Like Me Now?!” in 1999.

This song, which was also the title track of his album, became the number-one country song of 2000 and marked the beginning of several chart-topping hits during his time with DreamWorks Nashville. His subsequent albums, Pull My Chain, Unleashed, and Shock’n Y’all, each produced three more number-one hits and achieved 4× Platinum certification. In 2004, Keith released a second Greatest Hits package, followed by Honkytonk University.

After DreamWorks closed in 2005, Keith established his label, Show Dog Nashville, which later merged with Universal South Records to form Show Dog-Universal Music in December 2009.

Is Toby Keith alive or dead?

Keith revealed in June 2022 that he had received a stomach cancer diagnosis towards the end of the previous year. Over the last six months, he has endured chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery as part of his treatment. In a press release issued in December 2022, Keith candidly expressed that his struggle with cancer had taken a significant toll on his well-being. Tragically, Keith passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 5, 2024, at the age of 62.

His social media sites and website announced his death early Tuesday, February 6, 2023. The sites said he “passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”

What is Toby Keith net worth?

Toby Keith’s net worth was $400 million. Keith was an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He unveiled his initial four studio albums—Toby Keith in 1993, Boomtown in 1994, Blue Moon in 1996, and Dream Walkin’ in 1997—along with a compilation of his greatest hits, all under different divisions of Mercury Records.

After parting ways with Mercury in 1998, these albums achieved Gold or higher certification and spawned numerous Top Ten singles.

Notably, his debut track “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” claimed the pinnacle of the country charts and became the most-played country song of the 1990s. Broadcast Music Incorporated reports that the song has amassed three million spins since its release.

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