Thanks to his incredibly successful decades-long career, Donny Osmond has earned himself a pretty penny as one of Hollywood’s most iconic performers. As of 2019, the “I’ll Make A Man Out of You” singer — who is best known for being part of the family band, The Osmonds — has a net worth of $18 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The 61-year-old musician first started out in the entertainment business at a very young age in the mid-’60s. After being a member of The Osmonds — which first began as a barbershop quartet featuring Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merrill Osmond and Jay Osmond before Donny and Jimmy Osmond joined — he went solo in the early ’70s.
As the “Puppy Love” crooner’s fame grew, he teamed up with sister Marie Osmond and started recording music together. Things really kicked off for the brother-sister duo in 1974 after they released their first album, I’m Leaving It All Up to You. The incredible success of their debut album led to huge opportunities for the two — including multiple appearances on nearly every talk show in that same year. By the time 1975 had rolled around, Donny and Marie, 59, released their second record, Make the World Go Away.
Donny and Marie‘s fame only skyrocketed even more after former ABC entertainment president Fred Silverman suggested they get their own TV show. In November 1975, taping for the pilot episode of The Donny & Marie Show began and proved to be a great success following the premiere less than two weeks later. Their guests included huge stars such like Bob Hope and The Osmond Brothers as well as cameo appearances by Lee Majors and Chuck Norris.
The dynamic duo continued their success and took the ’80s and ’90s by storm. Throughout the years, Donny and Marie released multiple albums, appeared on The Brady Bunch and the Sonny & Cher show, released their first and only movie, Goin’ Coconuts, performed at Ronald Reagan’s Presidential Inauguration Gala and much, much more. The two siblings eventually got their own Donny & Marie talk show, which debuted in September 1998 and ran until May 2000.
Their run was certainly not over just yet. In 2008, Donny and Marie snagged an open slot for a residency at the Flamingo Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. “With a supreme band, sparkling costumes and plenty of high-energy dance numbers, this Strip production show is the only place to see these megastars belt out their popular hits old and new,” the show’s description read.
Throughout their last 11 years performing under the bright lights together in Sin City, Donny has gotten many opportunities to branch out. In 2009, the proud dad-of-five competed — and won! — Season 9 of Dancing With The Stars. Later in 2018, the handsome hunk came in second place for the newest singing competition, The Masked Singer.
Looking back, Donny has accomplished many things that most people don’t even get to experience in a lifetime. Although he had sister Marie by his side throughout, a new chapter is beginning for him after the beloved twosome announced the end of their Las Vegas residency.
Although we are going to miss watching him onstage with Marie, this free time will allow Donny to explore plenty of new exciting projects — including his 62nd album, which he is currently working on. We can’t wait to see how many more amazing things he does in the future!