Dolly Parton: How this “Backwoods Barbie” built her empire
“I’m just a working girl,” country singer Dolly Parton once told the Hollywood Reporter in 2014. “I never think of myself as a star because, as somebody once said, ‘A star is nothing but a big ball of gas’ — and I don’t want to be that.”
Since moving to Nashville, Tennessee from the Smoky Mountains, this “Backwoods Barbie” has amassed a multi-million dollar net worth, started several businesses and became an American icon. Read on to find out how Parton went from rags to riches and the important financial choices she made along the way.