|Real Name/Full Name||Robert Allen Zimmerman|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Bob Dylan|
|Birth Place:||Minnesota, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||24th May 1941|
|Age/How Old:||81 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 171 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 67 Kg
In Pounds – 148 lbs
|Hair Color:||Salt and Pepper|
|Parents Name:||Father – Abram Zimmerman
Mother – Beatrice “Beatty” Stone
|School:||Hibbing High School|
|College:||University of Minnesota|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Carolyn Dennis (m. 1986–1992), Sara Dylan (m. 1965–1977)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Jessie Byron Dylan, Anna Lea, Samuel Isaac Abram, Jakob Luke Dylan, Maria Lownds, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan|
|Profession:||Singer, songwriter, artist, and writer|
|Net Worth:||$380 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2022|
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist. Dylan has been a popular figure in the world of music for over 50 years and is considered to be one of the best songwriters of all time. Much of his most successful work dates from the 1960s that defied pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture.
Apart from just writing songs, Dylan is also a great writer of books. He has published eight books of drawings and paintings and his work has been exhibited in many major art galleries. For these reasons, the jack of many traits has been honored and awarded numerous times as mentioned below.
Well, how well do you know about Bob Dylan? If not much, here is what we know about Bob Dylan to date.
Biography and Early Life
Bob Dylan was born as Robert Allen Zimmerman on the 24th of May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota by Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice Stone. However, he was raised in Hibbing, Minnesota on the Mesabi Range west of Lake Superior. His paternal grandparents were from Odessa in the Russian Empire and his maternal grandparents were Lithuanian Jews.
He was part of a small, close-knit Jewish community and loved listening to music on the radio. He started off with Blues and country stations when he was young and started listening to Rock and Roll when he was a teenager.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Bob Dylan in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bob Dylan’s age is 81 years old as of today’s date 1st December 2022 having been born on 24 May 1941. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 171 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 148 lbs in Pound and 67 kg in Kilograms.
Dylan went to Hibbing High School and formed several bands when he was in high school. When he was in high school, he was part of a group called the Golden Chords which performed covers of songs by Little Richard and Elvis Presley. After high school, Dylan moved to Minneapolis and enrolled at the University of Minnesota. While he was here, his musical focus changed from Rock and Roll to American folk music.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Over the course of his life, Bob Dylan has had quite a number of romantic relationships. His first known relationship was with gospel singer, Mavis Staples. They dated for around four or five years. In 1961, he met Suze Rotolo, an artist, and political activist. In 1963, he met Joan Baez, a popular folk singer at the time.
Their relationship ended in 1965. From there, he had relationships with Dana Gillespie, Sara Lownds, Françoise Hardy, Edie Sedgwick, Chris O’Dell, Sally Kirkland, Ruth Tyrangiel and Carolyn Dennis.
From all these relationships, he has six children, namely; Jessie Byron Dylan, Anna Lea, Samuel Isaac Abram, Jakob Luke Dylan, Maria Lownds, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan.
Is Bob Dylan Gay?
Absolutely not, Bob Dylan is not and has never been gay.
In 1961, Dylan moved to New York City and began performing in clubs and cafés at Greenwich Village. He struggled during this period in his career but eventually got his big break. He got the opportunity to meet John Hammond, a record producer at the time. He signed a contract with him and was able to perform his debut album, Bob Dylan in 1962.
The album did very well. Afterward, he went on to release a number of other albums which have had a great impact in the music industry. Some of these albums were bringing it all back home and Highway 61 Revisited in 1965, Blonde on Blonde in 1966, and Blood On the Tracks in 1975.
Bob Dylan’s success continued in the following decades with successes like Oh Mercy in 1989, Time Out of Mind in 1997 and Modern Times in 2006. Bob Dylan’s tours in 1965 and 1966 attracted a lot of attention and for some time, he was in the company of D.A. Pennebaker, a filmmaker. Through him, his life on the stage was documented into a movie called Don’t Look Back. Many of Dylan’s albums revolved around the social conditions of a man, religion, politics and Love. Since the late 1980s, Dylan has toured consistently and has had over 3000 concerts over the last 20 years.
Bob Dylan is now one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has received numerous awards such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, he has won ten Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.
In 2008, the Pulitzer Prize Board awarded him a special citation for his profound impact on popular music and American culture. In 2016, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bob Dylan in ’2022’
After Bob Dylan’s long and successful career, he has been able to amass a net of approximately $380 Million as of 2022. This large net worth can be credited to the sale of his writing catalog to Universal Music for $300 Million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- During his high school talent show, Dylan and his band performed the song, “Rock and Roll is here to stay” by Danny & the Juniors. They were so loud that the principal had to cut the microphone.
Bob Dylan will go down in history as one of the greatest musical artists of all time. He has left his mark on the world, and we will continue to enjoy the wonderful songs and literature that he made for us.