Elvis Presley net worth: How much the King earned before he died 45 years ago

Elvis Presley net worth: How much the King earned before he died 45 years ago

August 16 marks the 45th anniversary of Elvis Presley. He died of heart failure in 1977.

After all these years, he still holds the status of the King and one of the country's pop culture icons. 

He began his singing career in 1954 with Sun Records label, recording his first five singles.

He sold over a billion records worldwide. At the time of his death, Elvis Presley’s net worth was $5 million ($20 million now).

He produced over 150 albums and singles certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum. 

Presley also received 14 Grammy nominations and won three times. He used to charge $1 million per performance.

He starred in 33 films and appeared in many television shows.

The musician also served in the US army from 1958 to 1960 as a soldier.