What is Jim Sonefeld’s Net Worth?


Jim Sonefeld is an American musician.

Sonefeld was one of the founders of Hootie & the Blowfish. Sonefeld’s solo album, “Snowman Melting”, was released on Aquarian Nation Records/The Orchard in 2008.

He released his first Christian contemporary album, ‘Found’, in 2014. In 2014, he also released “In” and “Love” in 2015.

Jim Sonefeld’s net worth was estimated at $5 million as of June 2022.

Early Life

Jim Sonefeld, a Michigan native was born on 20 October 1964. Sonefeld played college soccer for the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Jim “Soni” Sonefeld is a Lansing native. He is married to Laura Beth Brunty, since December 6, 2008. He was previously married to Deborah Ann Mason.


Sonefeld had a dream of becoming a professional soccer player rather than a talented musician.

The 1994 release of ‘Cracked View’ saw huge success. He and his bandmates traveled the world in support of what would be the 16th best-selling album in the United States.

Hootie & the Blowfish was launched to great success by the first track, titled ‘Hold My Hand’. Within a few more years, the band would release four additional studio albums and win many awards.

Sonefeld’s addictive behavior began to dominate his life in this period. He was unable to find peace or maintain his personal life together. Friends and family tried intervening but to no avail.

He accepted in 2004 that he was no longer able to control drugs and alcohol. His life was now completely unmanageable. Sonefeld found that parts of his past had sustained irreparable damage, but that God would heal him by giving his life over to Him.

Since then, he’s experienced a profound spiritual awakening. He found a new path of clarity and found God’s calling to be the clearest. In his third solo release, “Love”, he expresses gratitude for his new life and celebrates it with an overflowing of gratitude.

Sonefeld stated that God is a “gift” that he can’t wait to open each morning, beginning with the song “Not Waiting On Sunday”. He shares his story and songs with Celebrate Recovery groups in the southeast because he has a gift of mercy.

Stan Lynch produced Sonefeld’s first solo releases, “Found” & “In.” Sonefeld was looking for new sounds to explore with Love so he reached out to South Carolina producers Matt Houston/Sanchez Fair as well as Les Hall.


Here are some highlights from Jim Sonefeld’s career.

  • Founding members of the band Hootie & the Blowfish
  • Cracked Rear View (Album, 1994)
  • Fairweather Johnson (Album, 1996)
  • Imperfect Circle (Album, 2019) 

Three Life Lessons From Jim Sonefeld 

We now know all about Jim Sonefeld and his success story. Let’s look at some lessons we can learn.

1. Only Be You

You may be followed by cameras. Fans might cheer until it’s deafening. While you may have people around to meet all your needs, YOU have the ability to decide who you are and what you want.


It’s all in the love! It is all about love! Sonefeld has felt a strong pull to search for the true meaning of “unconditional love” over the past year.

3. Music

Music is indeed a powerful medium. Sonefeld was excited when he realized that singing about his faith journey could be such a powerful, meaningful expression of spirituality.

Favorite Quotes From Jim Sonefeld

Everyone who has felt the Holy Spirit pull and made a conscious decision to follow Christ has a story. We are all sinners. Some people are more dramatic than others. Without ‘every’ step, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Although it is easy to attribute my low ‘moral code’ on alcohol, drug abuse, fame, it is also inaccurate. Fear, pride and lust were all the causes of my problems. To soothe the pain caused by my mistakes, I just took the drugs and alcohol.