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 2020, the “I’ll Make A Man Out of You” singer has an estimated net worth of $18 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The iconic musician first started out in the entertainment business at a very young age in the mid-’60s. Following his run alongside brothers Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Jay Osmond and Jimmy Osmond as “The Osmonds” — which first began as a barbershop quartet before Jimmy and Donny 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 rolled around, Donny and Marie released their second record, Make the World Go Away.
Donny and Marie were thrust more into the spotlight when they got 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 were huge stars including 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 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 doting dad of five competed — and won! — the ninth season of Dancing With The Stars. Later in 2018, he came in second place on the hit singing competition, The Masked Singer.
The Life Is Just What You Make It author will have plenty of opportunities to do his own thing in the future considering he and Marie said goodbye to their Las Vegas residency after more than a decade. The sibling pair performed their final show in November 2019.
Although fans dearly miss watching Donny dance onstage with Marie, this free time has allowed him to explore other exciting projects — including his 62nd album, which he is currently working on. Donny has also kept up with guest appearances on Dancing With the Stars, The Masked Singer and more.
We can’t wait to see how many more amazing things he does in the future!