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Dan Fogelberg Net Worth – $10 million

What was Dan Fogelberg’s net worth at the time of his death?


Dan Fogelberg was an American songwriter and musician who is best known for the hits Same Old Lang Syne, Hard to Say, Longer, The Power of Gold, Leader of the Band, and Part of the Plan.


He was born on August 13, 1951, in Peoria, Illinois, USA, as Daniel Grayling Fogelberg.

His mother was an amateur opera singer, while his father had led big bands. Dan said in a later interview: ”My upbringing made me think that real legitimate music is written, not heard.”

By the time he was 13, Fogelberg was in a band called ”the Clan.”

In 1969, he graduated from Woodruff High School. During high school, Dan was part of a band called ”The Coachmen.” Later, he went to the University of Illinois to study acting and art.

Dan left the University of Illinois in 1971 and moved to California.

In the early 70s, Fogelberg performed as an opening act for Van Morrison.

In 1972, Dan released his debut album, titled – ”Home Free.” The album was produced by Norbert Putnam.

In 1974, Fogelberg released his 2nd album, called – ”Souvenirs,” via Epic Records. It peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200. The album was followed by Captured Angel in 1975.

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In 1977, Dan released an album called ”Nether Lands.” In the follow-up year, Tim Weisberg and Fogelberg released the album ”Twin Sons of Different Mothers.” The song ”The Power of Gold” peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 1976, the singer released the album ”Phoenix.”

In 1981, Fogelberg released another album, entitled – ”The Innocent Age.” It was inspired by Thomas Wolfe’s novel ”Of Time and the River.” The song ”Hard to Say” from this album was written by Dan while he was recovering from surgery.

The song ”Leader of the Band” was written as a tribute to his dad. ”Leader of the Band” reached #1 on the US Adult Contemporary chart and #9 on US Billboard Hot 100.

Dan Fogelberg Net Worth

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In 1980, his song ”Times Like These” appeared on the soundtrack of Urban Cowboy, a romantic Western film in which starred John Travolta.

Dan released the album ”Windows and Walls” in 1984, ”High Country Snows” in 1985, ”Exile” in 1987, ”The Wild Places” in 1990, and ”River of Souls” in 1993.

In 1995, Fogelberg released his second album with jazz flutist Tim Weisberg titled – ”No Resemblance Whatsoever.” Dan said that his album was recorded in 10 days.

In 1999, he released the album ”The First Christmas Morning” and ”Full Circle” in 2003.


On September 18, 1982, Dan married Margaret Parker.

The two divorced in 1985.

On August 24, 1991, Fogelberg married nurse and artist Anastasia Savage.

They divorced on November 18, 1997.

On April 7, 2002, Dan Fogelberg married musician Jean Fogelberg.

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Even if he was married multiple times, Dan Fogelberg never had any children of his own.


Fogelberg died on December 16, 2007, in Deer Isle, Maine. He had been battling prostate cancer since May 2004. He was 56.

”Dan left us this morning at 6:00 a.m,” according to a statement on his website. The statements also read: ”He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side.”

”I am saddened today with the news of Dan’s passing,” said Richie Furay, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

He added: ”He was a wonderful person who touched many people with his unique talent of communicating the songs in his heart to such a large audience.

Dan Fogelberg’s remains were not buried but instead were cremated, and his ashes were scattered over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Maine.

Fogelberg is survived by his wife, Jean.

In 2008, Jean released a song (Sometimes a Song) that was recorded for her by Dan for Valentine’s Day 2005. She said that all proceeds from the song would go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

A CD tribute to Fogelberg’s work, titled – ”A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg,” was released about a decade after Dan’s death.


Dan Fogelberg was 6’1″ tall.

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”There is no doubt in my mind or heart that everything I’ve done is exactly what I intended to do.”

”I’m actually kind of a happy person. Music doesn’t really reflect the whole person.”

”Love is the promise that guides me.”

”It was so much fun playing simple American bluegrass.”

”You’ve got to just follow your heart and do your best work.”

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In 1982, Dan bought a 610-acre property near Pagosa Springs, Colorado, that includes a six-bedroom guest house/manager’s apartment and a four-bedroom main house with five baths.

In 2005, the estate was put up for sale for $17.5 million.

Dan Fogelberg – Net Worth

So, how much was Dan Fogelberg worth?

Fogelberg earned most of his wealth from selling millions of albums. Some of his albums are Full Circle, River of Souls, High Country Snows, Nether Lands, The Wild Places, and Captured Angel.

Dan’s albums ”Nether Lands” and ”Captured Angel” were gold and platinum-certified. 

Therefore, at the time of his death, American musician Dan Fogelberg had an estimated net worth of $10 million.

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Michael S.

Tuesday 12th of September 2023

Dan Fogelberg should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, no doubt. He could whisper a ballad or rock out with the best, and his musical/instrumental acumen was underrated by the critics, but not those who played with him, I believe. He was a great addition to the Heavenly Band - too early, but none of us gets to stay here - a matter of time. "Ghosts" by Dan Fogelberg.


Monday 15th of August 2022

Sad Dan never had children. Im sure they would have been as amazing and talented to carry on Dans legacy.


Saturday 19th of November 2022

He did have children

Linda Lankford

Saturday 9th of July 2022

I knew Dan Fogel erg personally. I was bartending in Pagosa Springs when he purchased the property there and built his home on it. I was still bartending when he marries Margaret and all the world if music descended on Pagosa Springs. He was an amazing, humble, kind and funny man. We used to see him in the local market shopping just like the rest of us. He really enjoyed that we said hi but just left him alone and treated him like everybody else. His music was "ours" and we gladly claimed him as "our own". His death was a tragic loss to the entire world.

Melinda Reynard-Lindsay

Sunday 9th of July 2023

@Linda Lankford,


Wednesday 8th of June 2022

Dear Jean and family of Dan Folgelberg:

I am writing to ask permission (there is a form to be sent of course) to use Dan's lyrics for the opening chapter in my book How can I officially send the request with more information for your review, and hopefully receive your written permission to use the lyrics. In a word, so many of Dan's songs live in my soul and inspire me as a singer/guitarist. Sincerely, Len Schreiner, author of forthcoming A Soul's Journey into Interspiritual Space (to be published by Eckhart&May.

Peter J

Sunday 29th of May 2022

How do you thank someone, for all the joy his creations have given. My wife of 41 years were at the same Dan and Tim concert at Stony Brook University. Separately but it was agreed to be best concert ever. “Longer” was our wedding song. “The Reach” we as sailors conjured up fantasies of pine covered rocky coves of safe harbor. Dan Fogelberg wrote and performed songs in the key of my life.