The King of Rock and Roll may be dead, but his queen is still alive, kicking and making a fortune. If the latest estimates are to be believed, Priscilla Presley currently has a respectable $ 60 million fortune. As it did? To begin with, she married Elvis Presley. That was always going to help. But that was 54 years ago. So what has Priscilla been doing in the years since to have made her so very rich in addition to her musician husband? Find out for yourself as we find out how Priscilla Presley achieved a net worth of $ 60 million.
You can’t talk about Priscilla Presley and not mention Elvis at the same time. The two are as intertwined in cultural consciousness as Bonnie and Clyde, Siegfried & Roy, and Laurel and Hardy. They were one unit, the most powerful couple, the most talked about celebrity couple in Hollywood. Well, until the divorce came, anyway. Elvis met Priscilla on September 13, 1959. He was 21 years old. Was 14 years old. It shouldn’t have worked. These days, it wouldn’t be allowed. But it was the 1950s. The two quickly fell in love. When Elvis left for military service in West Germany, they were a couple.
When Elvis returned to the United States, Priscilla’s parents allowed her to visit him for two weeks with the provision that Elvis paid for a round trip first class. They also stipulated that the couple should be accompanied at all times and that Priscilla should write home every day. The visit was successful: soon after, Priscilla moved to Memphis to be with Elvis full time. But then the problem started. Although Priscilla was eager to follow Elvis to Los Angeles when she was shooting movies, Elvis insisted that she stay in Memphis. The reason soon became apparent when Elvis’s affair with his “Viva Las Vegas” co-star Ann-Margret turned into a disaster. Elvis brushed off the news and told Priscilla that she shouldn’t believe everything she read. Priscilla stayed, and for the next several years, Elvis enjoyed various intimate relationships with his co-stars with impunity.
Despite their habit of continuing their on-screen relationships off-screen, Elvis and Priscilla remained together. Just before Christmas 1966, Elvis proposed to her. It is unclear whether he proposed to her for love or because Priscilla’s father threatened to indict him under the Mann Act for transporting a minor across state lines for immoral purposes. What we do know is that Priscilla said yes and on May 1, 1967 they were married at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. The wedding ceremony was short (only 8 minutes total) and attended by a minimum of guests. The first days of their married life were happy, at least for Priscilla. In Peter Guralnick’s biography, “Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley,” Priscilla says, “I loved playing house.” Soon after, Priscilla became pregnant. Their first and only daughter, Lisa Marie, was born nine months after their wedding ceremony. While the birth of Lisa Marie should have been a joyous occasion, it spelled the end for Elvis and Priscilla. Priscilla started an affair with her dance instructor and Elvis continued to flirt with her leads. By the early 1970s, the relationship had hopelessly deteriorated.
On July 26, 1972, Elvis and Priscilla filed for legal separation. Their divorce was finalized on October 9, 1973. According to Wikipedia, Priscilla received a cash advance payment of $ 725,000 along with spousal and child support, five percent of Elvis’s new publishing rights, and half of the proceeds from the sale of his home in Los Angeles. . Despite their separation, the couple remained friends. On the day the divorce was granted, he even imagined them walking out of court holding hands.
The move to acting
During his time with Elvis, several Hollywood producers expressed interest in hiring Priscilla. But Elvis was old-fashioned, and the idea of having a wife with a career pushed his southern comfort limits to the limit. With their divorce, Priscilla was free to start pursuing her own agenda. In 1980, she made her television debut as the co-host of “Those Amazing Animals.” Three years later, he was able to show his acting skills for the first time in an episode of “The Fall Guy.” Soon after, she became the third and oldest actress to take on the role of Jenny Wade in “Dallas.” Shortly after leaving “Dallas,” Priscilla brought her talents to the big screen when she starred in …