Dennis Wilson Net Worth (2024): Height, Age, Full Name, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On May 9th, 2022

Dennis Wilson was a famous American songwriter, singer and musician who died at 39. People still remember his voice and songs.

Dennis Wilson's Net Worth

As of 2024, Dennis Wilson's net worth is estimated to be $15 million.

Net Worth$15 million
Given NameDennis Carl Wilson
Famous NameDennis Wilson
Source(s) of FameMusician, Song Writer
Date of BirthDecember 4, 1944
Place of BirthInglewood, California, U.S.
RelationshipsMarried, Shawn Marie Love,

Early Life

Dennis Wilson was born on December 4, 1944, in California, USA. His father, Gage Wilson, was a famous musician and businessman of his time and Dennis grew up as a middle child of his parents. Brian and Carl were the names of his brothers, and no further information about their childhood and education is available about Dennis Wilson.

Career Highlights

Dennis Wilson started his music career in 1961 when he founded the band ‘The Beach Boys’ along with his cousin Mike Love, his two brothers Carl and Brian and a friend Al Jardine.

The band released their first album in 1962 through Capitol Records. The debut album was titled “Surfin’ Safari”. The band released three more albums the same year titled “Surfer Girl”, “Surfin’ U.S.A.”, and “Little Deuce Coupe”. These albums proved to be a big success, and the band members were certified platinum and gold for this accomplishment.

The band name and the album names portrayed that they wished to create a surfing culture in the music industry. But the truth is, the only actual surfer in the band was Dennis. He performed as the drummer initially but then became a vocalist.

He sang many hit songs, including “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” and “Do You Wanna Dance?”.

Then in 1968, Dennis released his first significant composition titled “Little Bird”. Then started an era of success for Dennis as he released more studio albums.

The studio albums that Dennis released with band 24 are “Friends”, released in 1968, “20/20”, released in 1969, “Sunflower”, released in 1970.

Dennis was a singer and vocalist and wrote many hit singles, including “All I Want To Do”, released in 1969 and “Slip On Through”, released in 1971.

Not just a band member, but Dennis also had a career on his own as a solo artist. In 1970, he released his first solo project named “Dennis Wilson & Rumbo”. This album consisted of famous songs such as “Lady”, “Sound Of Free”, etc.

Dennis released his first studio album in 1977, titled “Pacific Ocean Blue” via Caribou Records. This album came at number 16 on the US chart, thus adding a lot of wealth and fame for Dennis.

The music career of Dennis Wilson was short and ended abruptly by his accidental death in 1983. But his accomplishments earned him a place in the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame” for being a part of the band ‘The Beach Boys’ in 1988.

Personal Life

We know that Dennis Wilson was married five times and had four children. He first married Carol Freedman and had a daughter from this marriage. This marriage lasted from 1965 to 1968.

Next, he married Barbara Charren, and he had two sons from this marriage. He married actress Karen Lamm two times, and Shawn Marie Love was his last wife, and he had a son with her. This marriage lasted from 1970 to 1974.

He also spent some part of his life with the Manson family and was highly addicted to alcohol and drugs.

He died on 28 December 1983 at 39 by accidentally drowning in Marina del Rey, California.

Social Media

Since the famous singer died many years ago, it is evident that he doesn’t have any social media accounts or fan following.


Dennis Wilson was a singer, songwriter and musician who had a successful music career from 1961 to 1983. He died at a young age but is most famous for founding the band The Beach Boys. Dennis Wilson has an estimated net worth of about $15 million.

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