Net Worth: $10'000'000
Kerry Livgren net worth: Kerry Livgren is an American musician and songwriter who has a net worth of $10’000’000. He is best known for being one of the founding members and primary songwriters for the 1970s progressive rock band Kansas. He was born Kerry Allen Livgren on September 18, 1949, in Topeka, Kansas. Drawn to music at an early age, teenage Livgren taught himself to play the guitar and other instruments while also writing his own music. He was still a student at Topeka West High School when he started playing professionally with the Gimlets. The compositions featured by the band were Livgren’s work that blended elements of pop, English, and psychedelic rock. In 1967, he graduated from Washburn University, and two years later, he left the Gimlets for the Millstones, a rhythm and blues band. Eager to front his own band once again, Livgren exited from the Millstones after a short time and formed a new version of the Gimlets, known as Saratoga. In 1970, Kerry and Phil Chart combined their respective bands to form The Kansas Band, which saw several line-up changes before being signed as Kansas by Don Kirchner in 1973. It seems like their three initial albums, Kansas (1974), Song of America (1975), and Masque (1975), failed to bring the critical acclaim and fame the band anticipated. It was the 1976’s Left overture that brought the band breakthrough success. Or, to be more exact. He also penned The title song Dust In The Wind for Point of Know Return (1977). Having become a born-again Christian in 1979. He left Kansas to form another, this time a Christian rock band A. D., which released only two albums. Meanwhile, he continued to work solo and also contributed a few songs to the continuing Kansas. In 1994, he founded Brandywine production company and Nunavut Records in a converted barn on his property. He also reunited from time to time with some of his former Kansas bandmates. He currently lives with his wife Victoria, with whom he has two children. [The photo of Kerry Livgren on this page was taken by “Keenan rocks” and was licensed through Wikimedia and Creative Commons].
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