How rich is Pete Seeger?

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How rich is Pete Seeger?

Pete Seeger Net Worth:
$5 Million

Pete Seeger Net Worth:

Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture and environmental causes.A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (with Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (with Lee Hays of the Weavers), and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (lyrics adapted from Ecclesiastes), which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are sung throughout the world. "Flowers" was a hit recording for the Kingston Trio (1962); Marlene Dietrich, who recorded it in English, German and French (1962); and Johnny Rivers (1965). "If I Had a Hammer" was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963), while the Byrds had a number one hit with "Turn! Turn! Turn!" in 1965.Seeger was one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual "We Shall Overcome" (also recorded by Joan Baez and many other singer-activists) that became the acknowledged anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement, soon after folk singer and activist Guy Carawan introduced it at the founding meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. In the PBS American Masters episode "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song", Seeger stated it was he who changed the lyric from the traditional "We will overcome" to the more singable "We shall overcome".
Birth date: May 3, 1919, Patterson, New York, United States
Death date: January 27, 2014, New York City, New York, United States
Birth place: New York City
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
Profession: Musician, Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Presenter, Singer, Activist, Environmentalist
Education: Harvard University, Avon Old Farms, We Shall Overcome, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer
Nationality: United States of America
Spouse: Toshi Seeger (m. 1943–2013)
Children: Mika Seeger, Tinya Seeger, Daniel Seeger, Peter Ota Seeger, We Shall Overcome, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer
Parents: Constance de Clyver Edson, Charles Seeger, We Shall Overcome, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer
Siblings: Peggy Seeger, Mike Seeger, John Seeger, Barbara Seeger, Charles Seeger III, Penelope Seeger
Awards: Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children, Independent Music Award for Best Song - Bluegrass, We Shall Overcome, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer
Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, Independent Music Award for Best Album - Live Performance, We Shall Overcome, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer
TV shows: All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music

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