Donnie Van Zant

Donald Newton Van Zante, popularly known as Donnie Van Zant, is a music producer and vocalist by profession based in the United States of America. He is a guitarist as well as an American Rocker and is widely popular as the lead vocalist of the band named 38 Special.

Well, how well do you know about Donnie Van Zant? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Donnie Van Zant’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Donnie Van Zant to date.

Biography and Early Life

Donny was born on 11th June of the year 1952 in Jacksonville of Florida, the United States of America, to parents, father Marion and mother, Lucy Van Zant. He is not the single child of his family as he had a younger brother named Ronald Wayne Van Zant or, as everyone calls him, Ronnie Van Zant, who unfortunately died in a plane crash. He also has a younger brother named Johnny Van Zant, who became the band’s lead vocalist named Lynryd Skynyrd after their older brother Ronnie died.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Donnie Van Zant in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Donnie Van Zant’s age is 69 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 11 June 1952. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 177 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


There is no information available about Donnie’s academic career. He is known to be a very private person even though most of his family is involved in making music and are public figures. This is why not a lot is known about his personal life, which includes his educational qualification. It is not known which school he attended or which university he enrolled himself into.

The only fact known is that all the three brothers were interested in music from an early age, and their father, even though he was not someone who had a musical background, motivated the boys to pursue music which resulted in all of them becoming musicians.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

The world always showed great interested in Donnie’s personal life. Due to him being a private person, there is no record of his relationship history to date, yet it is known that he is a married man as he tied knots with his wife named Ashley Van Zant, with whom he is living a perfectly happy life residing in Jacksonville itself.

Is Donnie Van Zant Gay?

Even though there is not a lot of information available about Donnie’s dating life, it is known that he is happily married to his partner, Ashley, who happens to be a woman. Thus it will be safe to conclude that Donnie is anything but gay as he also revealed that he identifies himself as a straight person.

Professional Career

Donnie and his brothers were always motivated by their father, who wanted them to pursue music which they eventually did. Donnie and his then neighbor named Don Barnes founded the band 38 special in 1974. The band gained fame in no time and sold more than 20 million copies of their albums throughout their entire career, and they tour over a hundred cities to perform at their concerts.


Donnie’s music band’s music band released earned innumerable awards and nominations along with their album named Get Right With The Man landing on the second position in the Top Ten country album.

Some of their most popular albums that earned worldwide appreciation are Hold On Loosely, Rockin’ Into The Night, Caught Up In You, Fantasy Girl, If I’d Been The One and Chain Lightnin’.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Donnie Van Zant in 2021

Donnie Van Zant’s net worth is calculated to be around a whopping $10 million, estimated as of the current year 2021. Most of this is generated from his long and successful career as a vocalist, guitarist and musician. He was also the lead performer of the band 38 special that he co-founded, from which he retired recently due to health issues.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Donnie, along with his younger brother, collaborated as the Van Zant duo and started producing music and signed with the record label Geffen Records and parted ways to reunite again in 1998 and recorded two more albums for another record label named CMC international.
  • Donnie left the band partially after facing serious health issues, but he agreed to write and produce music for the band even though he announced that he would not perform anymore. Yet later, he had to withdraw from the band totally as his health issues became more serious, prohibiting him from working like usual, which is why he finally took his leave from the band in 2013.

Donnie Van Zant is a very skilled and talented music artist who created a buzz in the music industry with his albums. His band produced at least 15 albums starting from the year 1974 and has won countless awards and earned various nominations. The world showered love and appreciation over the musical legend as they claimed to relate with their music a lot. Donnie is a living icon and an inspiration to a lot of people around the world.


Facts of Donald Newton Van Zant

  • Gender Male
  • full nameDonald Newton Van Zant
  • birthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America
  • Date of Birth June 11, 1952
  • Age 71 years 5 months
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Agate
  • Lucky Color Yellow
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$10 million
  • professionVocalist, Music Composer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 80 Kg, In Pounds – 176 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 177 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
  • hair colorBlonde
  • eye colorGrey
  • high schoolN/A

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