Don Henley
Don Henley
Real Name/Full Name Don Hugh Henley
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Don Henley
Birth Place: Gilmer, Texas united States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 22 July 1947
Age/How Old: 76 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 65 Kg
In Pounds – 143 lbs
Eye Color:  Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –  Hughlene
Mother –C.J.  Henley
Siblings:  N/A
School: Linden Kildare High School
College: Stephen F. Austin State University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Sharon Summerall (m.1995-present)
Kids/Children Name: Julia, Will Henley
Profession: Musician, singer, song writer, record producer
Net Worth: $280 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Donald is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer as well as a founder member of the Eagles. As from 1971, he was the drummer and co lead vocalist of the Eagles until the band broke in 1980. During his membership in Eagles as a lead vocal they sang hits such as Witchy woman, Desperado, Best of My love, One of These Nights, Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, The Long Run and Get Over it.

He released his debut album in 1982 I Can’t Stand Still as a solo career. His solo hits include Dirty Laundry, The Boys of summer, All she wants to do is Dance, The Last Worthless Evening, Sunset Grill, Not Enough Love in the World and The End of the Innocence.

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Biography and Early Life

Donald was born in Gilmer, Texas and was raised in the small northeast Texas town of Linden. His parents were Hughlene and C.J Henley. He has an Irish, English and Scottish ancestry.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Don Henley in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Don Henley’s age is 76 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 22 July 1947. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 143 lbs in Pound and 65kg in Kilograms.


Henley attended Linden Kildare high school where he was a footballer but due to his small physique his coach advised him to quit and rather join high school band. He enrolled in Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas and later attended North Texas State University in Denton, Texas for 2 years. He left school to take care of his ailing father who had a heart and arterial disease.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Don Henley With Wife Sharon Summerall
Don Henley With Wife Sharon Summerall

In 1974, he started dating Loree Rodkin and their breakup became an inspiration for the song Wasted Time and also contributed to part of the lyrics for Hotel California. He started dating Stevie Nicks a Fleetwood Mac singer in 1975 as his relationship with Lindsey Buckingham came to an end which lasted for two years.

Henry then began a three-year-long relationship with actress/model and Bond girl Lois Chiles. He was later engaged to Battlestar Galactica actress Maren Jensen to whom he dedicated his first solo album I Can’t Stand Still. She also sang harmony vocal on the song Johnny Can’t Read. They separated 1986.

Henley married Sharon Summerall. They have three children together, two daughters and a son. Summerall has severally been diagnosed with multiple Sclerosis. He was ranked as the wealthiest drummer in the world with a $200 million fortune. He resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and three children.

Is Don Henley Gay?

Don is straight. He has never been rumored to be gay. He has a serious marriage to which he has a beautiful wife and children Their marriage has been a success for quite some time which has proven a happy married life. Don is neither gay nor bisexual.

Professional Career

Henley met Glenn Frey while in Los Angeles, and they became part of Linda Ronstadts backup band in 1971. They started their own band and recruited Rany Meinser and Bernie Leadon while in a tour and they became the Eagles. The Eagles signed a deal with Asylum record in 1971 which contained hits like Take it Easy to which Henley played a central role in the band’s creative process, co-writing in many of its successful songs.

He also performed lead vocals on many of the group’s most famous songs like One of These Nights, Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane and many more. The hits earned the eagles several Grammy Awards.

By 1980 the eagles had already hit the world and internal conflicts were rising and the constant touring schedule began to overwhelm the band members. As a result, the band had to split in the same year. However, in 1994, the band reunited again and started the tour extensively and in 2007 they released the album long road out of Eden. Henley has continued to record and tour with the group.

After the eagles had split, Henley started on a solo career and together with his ex-girlfriend they did a hit called Leather and Lace and a year later he did I Can’t Stand Still together with Dirty Laundry. Building on his success, he released an album which contained numerous hits named The End of Innocence in 1989.


Henley has won 2 Grammy Award associated with Grammy, Music person of the year. He has won several awards such as MTV Music Video Awards for The Boys of Summer in 1985 and The End of the Innocence in 1990. In 2012, Henley was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of music from Berklee College along with Timothy B. Schmitt, Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey. Henley received the Trailblazer Award from the Americana Music Honours & Awards in 2015.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Don Henley in 2024

Don Henley Net Worth
Don Henley Net Worth

As of 2024, Don has an estimated net worth of $280 million. He has been ranked as one of the wealthiest drummers in the world. He has gained most of his income from singing and music career which has been a success for several years.

Don is a successful man who has conquered the entertainment world with Knowledge. He has been able to take music career in a massive way to the public and while at it he has achieved big success and also made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He is ranked among the wealthiest drummers of all times as he has achieved what others only dream of.


  1. Very informative, but seriously the grammatical and spelled errors just about drive me nuts. Hire an editor who took English.


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