Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson
Celebrated Name: Kris Kristofferson
Real Name/Full Name: Kristoffer Kristofferson
Gender: Male
Age: 87 years old
Birth Date: 22 June 1936
Birth Place: Brownsville, Texas, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 73 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Lisa Meyers (m. 1983), Rita Coolidge (m. 1973–1980), Fran Beer (m. 1960–1969)
Children: Yes (Tracy, Kris, Casey, Jesse, Jody, Johnny, Kelly Marie, Blake)
Profession: Singer-Songwriter and Actor
Net Worth in 2024: $200 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Kris Kristofferson, the US-based singer, songwriter, and film star who has been highly successful in his work creating or rather writing most of his songs, making him a prominent figure in the country music genre. He has been a part of Hollywood, too, earning alternate fame as a movie star.

The first album was launched in the year 1970, which sky-rocketed him to one of the topmost positions in the country music genre. This earned him a lot of fame and, in the following year, won him a Grammy.

In the same year, he commenced his film career and, by 1976, had won a Golden Globe for his acting skills.

Maybe you know about Kris Kristofferson very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Kris Kristofferson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Kristoffer Kristofferson was born on June 22 in the year 1936. His birth town is Brownsville, Texas, where he lived with his mother Mary Ann and father, Lars Henry Kristofferson. His father was in the military serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Though his family moved a lot, they had the chance to settle in San Mateo long enough for Kris to graduate. He later joined Pomona College and got into rugby union and football and also joined a fraternity group called Kappa Delta. He finally graduated from college in the year 1958, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Kris later got into Oxford University after getting the Rhodes scholarship. He excelled in boxing, which got him the highest honor offered in college sport, the Blues. Kris graduated from college in 1960, earning a B.Phil degree in English literature. Due to family pressure, he joined the army, serving as a helicopter pilot. He was stationed in Germany.

Personal Life

Kris Kristofferson is currently married to Lisa Meyers. Earlier, Kris had been married to fellow singer Rita Coolidge. He has a total of eight children.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 22 June 1936, Kris Kristofferson is 87 years old as of today’s date 12th June 2024. His height is 1.8 m tall, and his weight is 73 kg.


Kris was forced to join the U.S. army by his family and served as a helicopter pilot. He wanted to become a songwriter, and this decision of his led him to leave the army. This decision came as a shock to his family, who disowned him for his career choice. He had a hard life after he moved out. He struggled a lot, but success was hard to come by.

He even tried to give a copy of his song to the Music Legend Johnny Cash via June Carter. He decided to take drastic measures when he didn’t hear about this song for weeks. He went to Johnny Cash’s yard in a Helicopter.

Kris was successful in this attempt as Johnny went on to record his song “Sunday Mornin Comin Down,” which won Kris songwriter of the year award. Kris worked at the Petroleum Helicopters International, Louisiana as a pilot.

He frequented both Nashville and Louisiana during his early career phase. His career gathered pace in 1966 when his song “Viet Nam Blues” was released.

Kris went on to gather further success in the coming years with hits like The Taker, Me and Bobby McGee, Come Sundown, Help Me Make it Through the night, and much more.
His film career began with the film in 1971 with “the last movie.”

Further, Kris went on to perform in many movies like Blume in Love, Vigilante Force, Flashpoint, Shake Hands with the Devil, etc. He won Golden Globes for best actor for his role in the movie “A Star is born.”

Awards and Achievements

Kristofferson has been a highly successful person in both the movie and the music industry. He won his first Grammy in the year 1970. He was nominated for an Academy and a BAFTA Award. He had also won songwriter of the year award.

His song “For the Good Times” won song of the year award from Academy of Country Music, and the song Summer morning coming down won the song of the year award from Country Music Association.

Net Worth & Salary of Kris Kristofferson in 2024

Kris Kristofferson Net Worth 2019As of June 2024, with a net worth of about $200 million, his earnings stand as proof of Kris Kristofferson’s success. Apparently, it is a result of his hard work and too. His song sales and acting career have ended up earning him a lot of wealth.

When one reads about the life of Kris Kristofferson, one can only admire his determination and struggle. This spreads a positive message to not only musicians but every person aspiring to achieve any goal that success comes to those who strive for it. He is truly an inspiration.



    • REALLY???????????? GET REAL!!!!!!!!! As BAMBI tried to teach ALL of us, “If you don’t have something NICE to say, DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL! I’m quite sure that
      KRIS KRISTOFFERSON would agree!

  2. Kris ,lve loved your music since you first started recording . You are a fantastic singe,r composer ,and actor .l will always be your fan.,,Prayers for you and your family .love you Kris ,your fan Gloria Yarbrough.

  3. I still say that Kris came to Richmond, VA and lived in a townhouse in Belmont Hills apts. with a bodyguard but didn’t introduce himself as Kris. He and his sidekick brought us catfish they caught and used to sit outside strumming a guitar…. they arrived in an old station wagon but after a while there was a gorgeous motorcycle in the parking lot…. He never admitted who he was – – way before cell phones so I never got a picture, but I’m sure it was him!

  4. This is Captain Kristofferson us army’s helicopter pilot ranger Kristofferson Tennessee national guard helicopter pilot my daddy is a laris


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