Tom Johnston Net Worth

Tom Johnston is a legend. Not only a rock star but a true legend. Rock music has arguably the most devoted and involved fan bases out of every genre imaginable. This musician has written many songs about love, life, struggle and everything else that people laugh, nod their head or cry to. Tom Johnston is a Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist from American. Receiving domestic and worldwide recognition, Tom Johnston can still be labelled a family person due to close relationships with unknown, Lara Johnston unknown unknown. Of course it is hard to divide time between family matters and being an awesome rock star, but Tom Johnston manages to do that. But what about money? Does being a rock star pays off? Sure thing, because Tom Johnston has a net worth of $10 Million.

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Tom grew up listening to James Brown, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley among other artists that were often played on the radio. He took saxophone lessons while in school, but soon switched to guitar, and just two years later he formed his first band. Little by little his musical aspirations grew higher, but also he didn’t let his education suffer because of his musical ambitions. He moved to San Jose where he attended University, and was part of numerous San Jose bands. Thanks to his involvement in the San Jose music scene, he befriended Skip Spence, who was the drummer in Jefferson Airplane, and one of the co-founders of Moby Grape. It was Skip who introduced Tom to John Hartman, and the two started the band Pud, in addition of Greg Murphy as a bass player. Slowly they started building a name for themselves by playing in San Jose bars, but Greg Murphy left the group, and soon Dave Shogren joined as a replacement, and the trio was also joined by Patrick Simmons. Soon they changed the name to The Doobie Brothers, and went on to international success.

Their first, self-titled album came out in 1971, but it reached only 210th place on the charts, however, their second album was a breakthrough. It was released in 1972 under the title “Toulouse Street”, and reached No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart, while it also achieved platinum status in the US, which increased Johnston’s net worth considerably. Tom stayed in the band until 1975, and oversaw the releases of “The Captain and Me”, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and achieved double platinum status, then “What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits”, which landed at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, and achieved double platinum status in the USA, and silver in the UK. He worked on the album “Stampede”, which went out in 1975, but during the following tour he started experiencing severe health problems regarding stomach ulcers, that had hampered him since high school.

As a result, Tom left the group, and spent several months recuperating, and once he was 100% recovered, he started a solo career, recording two albums “Everything You’ve Heard Is True” in 1979, and “Still Feels Good” (1981). He also recorded the song “Where Are You Tonight”, which was used for the soundtrack for the Oscar Award- winning film “Dirty Dancing” (1987), starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. His net worth was still rising.

Replaced by Michael McDonald in The Doobie Brothers, the band switched to soul and jazz but continued successfully until disbandment in 1982. The group reformed in 1987 with Tom also a member, and since then they have released five albums, including “Cycles” (1989), “Brotherhood” (1991), “World Gone Crazy” (2010), and “Southbound” (2014).

Regarding his personal life, Tom is married to Diane, and the couple has one child together, daughter Lara Johnston, who is also a singer and songwriter.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Tom Johnston
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: August 15, 1948
  • Died: December 1994, Coldstream, United Kingdom
  • Place Of Birth: Visalia, California, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Diane Johnston
  • Children: Lara Johnston
  • Nicknames: TOM JOHNSTON , Johnston, Tom , Charles Thomas Johnston
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  • Movies: The Doobie Brothers


Title Year Status Character
Red Oaks 2015-2016 TV Series script supervisor – 19 episodes
Trainwreck 2015 script supervisor
The Knick 2014 TV Series script supervisor – 10 episodes
The Rewrite 2014 script supervisor
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013 script supervisor
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 script supervisor
The Adjustment Bureau 2011 script supervisor: additional Photography
True Grit 2010 script supervisor
The Other Woman 2009 script supervisor
A Serious Man 2009 script supervisor
Burn After Reading 2008 script supervisor
Lions for Lambs 2007 script supervisor
No Country for Old Men 2007 script supervisor
Rent 2005 script supervisor: New York
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story 2005 script supervisor
The Ladykillers 2004 script supervisor – as Tom Johnston
Intolerable Cruelty 2003 script supervisor – as Tom Johnston
Analyze That 2002 script supervisor
Far from Heaven 2002 script supervisor
The Guru 2002 script supervisor – as Tom Johnston
The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 script supervisor
The Kid 2000 script supervisor
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 script supervisor
Instinct 1999 script supervisor
The Horse Whisperer 1998 script supervisor
Buddy 1997 script supervisor
Bogus 1996 script supervisor: Las Vegas & Newark crew – as Tom Johnston
The Stupids 1996 script supervisor
Terminal 1996 TV Movie script supervisor
The Tie That Binds 1995 script supervisor
Seduced and Betrayed 1995 TV Movie script supervisor
The Other Woman 1995 TV Movie script supervisor
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 script supervisor
The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 script supervisor
Striking Distance 1993 script supervisor
Jennifer 8 1992 script supervisor – as Thomas R. Johnston
Innocent Blood 1992 script supervisor
Lucky Luke 1992 TV Series script supervisor – 4 episodes
The Addams Family 1991 script supervisor – as Tom Johnston
Highway to Hell 1991 script supervisor
Lucky Luke 1991 script supervisor
Barton Fink 1991 script supervisor
Toy Soldiers 1991 script supervisor: second unit
Miller’s Crossing 1990 script supervisor
Madhouse 1990 script supervisor – as Tom Johnston
Prison 1987 script supervisor
Campus Man 1987 script supervisor
Raising Arizona 1987 script supervisor
Title Year Status Character
Mr. & Mrs. Reed 2011 Short
One Night Stand 2011/V Short
About Fifty 2011
Jerome 1998
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About Fifty 2011
Jerome 1998
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About Fifty 2011 written by
Jerome 1998 writer
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About Fifty 2011 producer
Jerome 1998 producer