Kenny Chesney Net Worth, Real Name, Career, Family, House, Jet

Kenny Chesney Net Worth, How Rich is Kenny Chesney?

Kenny Chesney is a popular country music singer and songwriter.

He also has a successful career as a record producer. Chesney is a multi-talented superstar of country music.

Throughout his career in the music industry, he has placed well a lot of hits on the Billboard Chart.

He has released many singles and albums which became a massive commercial success.

Kenny Chesney also received some awards such as Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association awards.

Because of his successful career, Kenny Chesney is one of the richest country musicians in the world.

As of this year, Kenny Chesney Net Worth is estimated to be $190 million.

Kenny Chesney Birthday, Real Name, College

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Kenny Chesney’s real name is Kenneth Arnold Chesney. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on March 26, 1968.

He is of Irish and English descent who was raised in Luttrell city, Tennessee.

Kenny was born to David Chesney and Karen Chandler.

His father was a teacher in an elementary school and his mother was a hair stylist in the Knoxville area.

Kenny Chesney graduated from Gibbs High School.

He gets his first guitar which he named “The Terminor” for Christmas.

He studied advertising at the University of East Tennessee State located in Johnson City.

In 1982, he won the best male yodeler at the world championship in Zurich, Switzerland.

In 1989, Chesney recorded himself a demo album and he sold a thousand copies of it.

He used the money to buy himself a new guitar.

After Kenny graduated from the university in 1990, he went to Nashville to perform at some local clubs.

As of right now, Kenny Chesney age is 51 years old.

Kenny Chesney Music Career

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In 1993, Kenny Chesney signed with Capricorn Records and released his first album called “My Wildest Dream” a year after.

The debut album sold around 10 thousand copies. The two singles of the album reach the Billboard country charts.

Then, he released his second album called “All I Need to Now” in 1995 under a new label named “BNA Records”.

The title track of the album “Fall in Love” reached the top ten in the chart.

In 1996, Chesney released another album “Me and You” which certified Gold for its sales.

Then the new album followed it a year later.

The first single remained at the top of Billboard Chart of Country music for three weeks.

Kenny Chesney got his first platinum sales in 1999 when he released “Everywhere We Go” album.

In 2000, Chesney released the “Greatest Hits” hit compilation album. He gained a lot of popularity by then.

For this compilation album, he held his debut tour “Greatest Hits Tour” in 2001.

In 2002, Kenny Chesney released another album and went on his second tour.

In 2003, he released his one and only Christmas Album and he went on tour for the third time.

Kenny Chesney Continued Success

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Kenny Chesney continued to release more albums. Most of them were so successful.

Here is the list of his studio albums since 2004:

  • When the Sun Goes Down (2004)
  • Be as You Are (2005)
  • The Road and the Radio (2005)
  • Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates (2007)
  • Lucky Old Sun (2008)
  • Hemingway’s Whiskey (2010)
  • Welcome to the Fishbowl (2012)
  • Life on a Rock (2013)
  • The Big Revival (2014)
  • Cosmic Hallelujah (2016)
  • Songs for the Saints (2018)

Kenny Chesney has released a total of 18 studio albums, 2 live albums, and 5 compilation albums.

30 of Kenny Chesney Songs was at the top of the chart. There are 25 other songs who were also charted.

He released a total of 66 singles. His 13th studio album “Hemmingway’s Whiskey” is one of his major works.

The album has been certified Platinum by the RIA.

There are some other more albums of Kenny Chesney which were certified Platinum or Gold.

Awards and Nominations

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In his entire career, Kenny Chesney won several prestigious awards.

  • Kenny Chesney was the New Male Vocalist of the Year in 1997 by the Academy of Country Music.
  • He became the Top Male Vocalist of the Year in 2003’s Academy of Country Music.
  • Also from Academy of Country Music, he got the 2004 Album of the Year award for “When the Sun Goes Down” album.
  • From the Country Music Association, Kenny Chesney received the Entertainer of the Year award four times.

Kenny Chesney Wife, Is He Married?

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In 2005, Kenny Chesney married an actress Renee Zellweger. They had the wedding ceremony on the St. John island.

After four months of marriage, the couple decided to fail their marriage which was finalized in December 2005.

There was a rumor about the marriage issue which indicated that Chesney was gay.

However, he already clarified that he was straight.

One of Kenny Chesney infamous quote is this one “One of these days we’re gonna have to grow up, have to get real jobs and be adults, someday, just not today”.

Kenny Chesney House, Jet, Wealth

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In 2017, Kenny Chesney showed to the public the picture of his destroyed house in Virgin Island because of Hurricane Irma.

However, Kenny still owns other houses which really made his net worth bigger.

His house in Franklin Tennessee was very luxurious.

It stood on 11,143 sq feet with 5 bedrooms, 2 half and 7 full bathrooms.

That mansion of his has an estimated worth of 9.2 million dollars.

Chesney also has a Malibu house that worth millions of dollar.

He also owns a private jet airplane, a Falcon 900EX that worth around $40 million.


Kenny Chesney is one of the richest country singer, songwriter, and record producer.

He started his career by releasing a self-released demo and performing in local clubs.

He was the best male yodeler at the Yodeling Championship of the World in 1982.

With the sales of his works over 30 million albums, it’s no doubt that Kenny Chesney net worth managed to reach so big.

Mostly, his net worth comes from his album sales, concert ticket sales, and many appearances.

As of this year, Kenny Chesney is approximately $190 million according to the Celebrity Net Worth.