More Country Stars That Struck Gold

Johnny Rodriguez

Net Worth: $4.6 million Venture: RunninWide. Most people know Johnny Rodriguez as the Latin American country singer who managed to build his musical legacy and millions of dollars in net worth during the ’70s and ’80s. What most people don’t know is that the young boy from Texas used to live in a family of ten and was put in jail at a young age following his father’s and brother’s deaths, which caused the young teen to stray. At just 20 years old, Rodriguez decided to turn his life around and moved to Nashville to try his luck as a country singer. He arrived with a guitar and $14 but soon found the demand for his musical and songwriting skills.
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From there the Latin-American country singer went on to gain fame and national attention with his debut single “Pass Me By.” Rodriguez’s success peaked in 1975 with three number-one singles: “I Just Can’t Get Her Out of My Mind,” “Just Get Up and Close the Door,” and “Love Put a Song in My Heart.” His troubled youth kept creeping up on him as he was involved in very severe legal troubles. Fortunately, Rodriguez was able to stay on the straight path and continues to perform and release albums even today, with his latest album, “Live From Texas” coming out just a few years ago.