Jim Morrison: How Much Was The Doors Legend Worth When He Died?

Jim Morrison of the Doors | Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Jim Morrison of the Doors | Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY ERIC SCHAAL AND PUBLISHED BY THE CHEATSHEET ON FEBRUARY 19, 2019.

If you wonder why folks get a far-off look in their eyes when they recall the late 1960s, just take a look at the bands performing at the time. You had The Beatles in their epic, late run; The Rolling Stones right behind them; Jimi Hendrix on fire; and Led Zeppelin dropping its first albums.

But before Jimmy Page and Robert Plant would lay waste to the hard rock scene, Zeppelin had to get past the impressive milestones set by another bluesy rock band — The Doors. By 1970, no hard-rock band had delivered gold record after gold record like the band did up to Morrison Hotel.

With the charismatic Jim Morrison as its frontman, it seemed like the band could go as far as it wanted. But Morrison wanted more, and left the group to move to Paris. Tragically, he passed away there, at the age of 27, in 1971.

Even though the band had only appeared on the scene with its self-titled debut four years earlier, Morrison could already call himself a millionaire at the time of his death. Here’s a look at some of his recording milestones and his net worth when he died.

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