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Jerry Jeff Walker

Net Worth: $200,000 Venture: Mr. Bojangles. With over 5 decades of experience in the music industry, you can definitely say that Jerry Jeff Walker has been around the block. In fact, he has been circled the block many, many times and still keeps going. Jeff Walker, also known as Gypsy Songman, is a country and outlaw-country singer that comes from a family of musicians that goes back to his grandparents. He is currently 77 years old and still tours around the US.
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Jeff Walker has been producing music consistently over the past 5 decades, with 38 albums attributed to his name. His best known single to date is the song “Mr. Bojangles.” The song has since been recorded by many other artists including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970. Walker claims he was inspired to write the song while serving time in jail for public intoxication. He met a man who referred to himself as “Mr. Bojangles” which was the source for the single’s title.