|Net Worth||$100 Million|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Profession||Musician, Record producer, Painter, Singer-songwriter|
|Date of Birth||Nov 7, 1943 (78 years old)|
Joni Mitchell Net Worth:
Joni Mitchell’s earnings:
Joni Mitchell is a famous singer and songwriter with a $100 million net worth. Most people agree that Joni Mitchell is one of the best musicians and songwriters ever. Joni sold a lot of albums over the course of her career. In her 40-year career, she has released 17 original albums, won nine Grammy Awards, and been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. People think she was one of the most important and influential female musicians of the second half of the 20th century.
She produces all of her own albums, which is pretty amazing. Mitchell is also a painter, and she has made the covers for all of her albums.
Roberta Joan Anderson was born on November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada. This is where Joni Mitchell was born. Her mother came from Scotland and Ireland, and she taught school. Her father came from a Norwegian family. He was a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force and taught people how to fly at RCAF Station Fort Macleod when she was a young child. After World War II ended, he got a job as a grocer, and his family moved around the province of Saskatchewan, which had few people living there, for a few years. At age nine, she got polio and had to stay in the hospital for a few weeks. She also started smoking at that age. Her family moved to the town of Saskatoon when she was eleven years old. Mitchell liked playing music, singing, and painting when he was a child. When she had polio, she would put on shows for other people in the hospital. She had trouble in school, but her poetry and writing classes kept her interested. She went to Aden Bowman Collegiate for high school, and when she graduated, she went to Saskatoon Technical Collegiate Institute to study art and painting.
Starting Out and Making It Big:
Mitchell worked as a singer and performer for The Depression Coffee House while she was in college. She also sang on local radio and TV stations. When she was twenty, she moved to Ontario to become a folk singer. This was the first time in her life that she had ever lived outside of a small town in Western Canada. Once she moved to Ontario, she got jobs playing folk music at small parties, clubs, and other less formal places. When she got pregnant in 1964, her boyfriend left her. She had no money to take care of a child, so in 1965 she gave the baby girl up for adoption.
Folk singer Tom Rush had met Mitchell and been given one of her songs, “Urge for Going.” In the late 1960s, he recorded himself playing it. When other artists heard him play it, the song started to become popular in folk circles. In the spring of 1968, she signed with the record label Reprise and released “Song to a Seagull,” her first album. It didn’t do very well on the Billboard 200 album chart, coming in at number 189, but critics liked it. The next album she made was called “Clouds,” and it came out in 1969. The next year, she won a Grammy for Best Folk Performance. The album did better than her first one, making it to number 31 on the Billboard album chart. Her third album, “Ladies of the Canyon,” which came out in 1970, peaked at number 27 and was later certified platinum. “Blue,” her next album, was a big hit, and it’s often on lists of the best albums of all time. After the album came out, Mitchell went on tour and then made “For the Roses” and “Court and Spark,” both of which were well received by critics. For this work, she was nominated for four Grammys and won one in 1975. During this time, her music had moved away from pure folk and toward sounds that were more experimental and influenced by jazz. She ended the 1970s with albums like “The Hissing of Summer Lawns,” “Hejira,” and “Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter.” In 1979, she worked with jazz musician Charles Mingus to make the album “Mingus.” Even though her albums from the 1970s sold well and got good reviews, her move toward jazz confused her fans, and the albums weren’t as big of a hit as her earlier ones.
Eighties and Nineties:
Her 1982 album “Wild Things Run Fast,” which reached no. 25 on the Billboard charts, was a return to her folk and pop roots. However, her 1985 album “Dog Eat Dog” did not do as well. With her album “Turbulent Indigo,” which came out in 1994 and won her two Grammys, she reached a wider audience. Younger artists got to know Mitchell through this album. After she agreed to put out an album of her most popular songs called “Hits,” her record label let her put out an album of her less popular songs called “Misses.” “Hits” peaked at number 161 in the US, but it did much better in the UK, where it reached number 6 on the charts. Mitchell released “Taming the Tiger” in 1998. It was the last time she put out a record with all new songs. She had to put out “Both Sides Now” in 2000 and “Travelogue” in 2003 because of a contract. On both of her albums, she remade some of her older songs. Her next albums would be collections of songs she had already released.
Life at home:
From 1965 to 1967, she was married to folk musician Chuck Mitchell. She got married to bassist and sound engineer Larry Klein in 1987. Twelve years later, they got a divorce. In 1990, she made a deal with Random House to publish her autobiography. She had said before that it would be at least four volumes, but in 2015, she said that she was instead recording herself talking about her life.
She got a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2000. In 1981, she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2002, which is the highest civilian honor in Canada. In 2002, she was given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2015, an aneurysm in her brain burst, which meant she needed a lot of physical therapy and treatments every day. She has also said that she has Morgellons syndrome, which is a condition that not many people know much about but causes skin sores. Due to her health problems, she hasn’t been in public as much. Instead, she’s been putting out records from her personal vault and focusing on archival releases. She was the first woman to receive the Les Paul Award, which she got in 2020.
Joni has lived in a big house in Bel Air, California, as her main home for a long time. If this house went on the market, it would probably cost between $15 million and $20 million.
Joni now owns all of her Master Recordings and publishing royalties. This is because she is a good negotiator and because she made every single one of her albums on her own. Joni Mitchell gets almost all of the royalties when an artist like Counting Crows, Amy Grant, or Vanessa Carlton covers one of her songs like “Big Yellow Taxi.”