What is Taylor Hicks’ Net Worth?


Taylor Hicks is an American actor, singer, and reality TV contestant. Hicks is most well-known for his fifth season as the winner of “American Idol.”

Hicks was a star in his twenties and performed throughout the Southeastern United States for over ten years. He also released two solo albums. After winning Idol in his teens, he signed with Arista Records.

Taylor Hicks’ net worth as of June 2022 is approximately $2 million.

Early Life

Taylor Reuben Hicks was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on the 7th Oct 1976.

Bradley Hicks and Pamela Dickinson are Bradley’s sons. His family and he moved to Hoover in the suburb of Hoover at age 8.

He was 14 years old when his parents divorced.  Hicks believes that his troubled childhood is the reason he turned to blues and soul music for comfort.


Hicks recorded “In Your Time” in 1997 as part of Passing Through. It included both studio and live tracks.

In 2000, he relocated to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a musical career. He worked with Nashville’s legendary musicians Billy Earl McClelland & Percy Sledge.

After a year, Hicks quit Nashville. After a year, he returned to Nashville and began a professional career in music. He played at many venues and parties throughout the Southeast United States, including The War Eagle Supper Club.

Hicks produced and recorded a second album entitled ‘Under The Radar’ in 2005. The same year, he auditioned for American Idol. The judges Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul approved him for the audition, but Simon Cowell said that Hicks would not make it to the final round.

He was named American Idol’s new star the following year. Hicks, who won American Idol at the age of 29, became the oldest contestant.


Here are some highlights from Taylor Hicks’ career:

  • Do I Make You Proud (Song, 2006) 
  • The Runaround (Song, 2006) 
  • Dream Myself Awake (Song, 2006) 
  • Taylor Hicks (Album, 2006) 
  • The Distance (Album, 2009) 

Three Inspirational Lessons From Taylor Hicks

Now that we know everything about Taylor Hicks’ net worth and how he became successful, let’s see some of the lessons we can take from him.

1. Swing

Life is full of surprises and you can’t swing.

2. Hard work

My career was a big factor in 80 percent of my breakups. It is very difficult to be with a struggling musician. It’s enticing, exciting, and even mysterious. However, the reality is hard work and long hours.

3. Be tough

Be tough, people won’t always be kind to you.

Favorite Quotes From Taylor Hicks 

“Most of my music has a roots-oriented feel, which is country and soul. I have been to every South Roadhouse and enjoyed the atmosphere. Nashville is like my second home. I am just gravitating towards the songs.”

“I had no choice but to live with the fact that I was an outcast as it’s not socially acceptable to be a struggling musician. There were times when I felt sorry for the woman I was with. I felt she deserved better.”