Lee Dewyze Net Worth

What is Lee Dewyze’s Net Worth?

Net Worth:$1 Million
Age:36 Years Old
Country:United States
Born:April 2, 1986
Last Updated:2022

Lee Dewyze is an American singer, composer, guitarist, and actor has a net worth of $1 million. He is best known for winning Season 9 of “American Idol,” a television singing competition. In 2010, he received the Teen Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Reality Star.

Early Life

On April 2, 1986, Leon James “Lee” Dwyze Jr. was born in Mount Prospect, Illinois, to Kathleen (née Donahue) and Leon (Lee) DeWyze, Sr. Shannon, Sarah, and Michael are his three siblings.

He attended Prospect High School in Illinois until his senior year when he attended St. James Catholic Elementary School. After being expelled from high school due to excessive fighting, he worked as a paint salesman. Soon after, he was transferred to Arlington Heights’ Forest View Alternative School.

WuLi Records

After being kicked out of high school, Lee DeWyze worked at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a paint salesman and trading floor clerk. He subsequently went back and auditioned for American Idol, making it to the Hollywood phase of the competition.

Svitek was so taken with DeWyze that he decided to sign him to WuLi Records, the Chicago-based independent company he co-owns with Ryan McGuire. With Svitek, McGuire, and Jeff Henderson, Dewyze started the “Lee DeWyze Band.” So I’m Told was released in 2007 and Slumberland was released in 2010, with DeWyze remixing and remastering So I’m Told. Henderson’s wife’s firm, “Square One Organic” Baby Food Company, commissioned DeWyze and the band to record a disc of massive tracks in 2008.

During the 2008 and 2009 seasons, his band was showcased on The Chicago Huddle, a local sports program. He also starred in the 2006 short movie Deadscapes: Broken Road. WuLi Records published What Once Was, the 3rd album with 9 tracks of DeWyze’s pre-Idol recordings, in 2012, in response to fan demand.

American Idol

In 2009, DeWyze auditioned for American Idol’s ninth season. After auditioning with the song “Ain’t No Sunshine,” he was one of 13 Chicagoans to earn it to Hollywood Week. In 2010, he was declared the winner.

As part of his American Idol Homecoming Day, DeWyze played at Arlington Park Race Track in Arlington Heights, Illinois, in front of almost 41,000 fans. He did a parade in Mount Prospect, played at a local AT&T store, and tossed out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs baseball game, in addition to performing at the racecourse.

RCA Records, Vanguard Record, and Oil & Water

He contracted with 19 Entertainment and RCA Records following his crown as the winner of “American Idol.” In 2010, he collaborated with them on a song called “Live It Up.” Around 151,000 copies have been marketed ever since. What Once Was, dropped in 2012, and Frames, dropped in 2013, are two of his other albums.

The song “Blackbird Song” by DeWyze appeared in an episode of Suits in Season 6 in 2017 and in the TV series The Walking Dead in 2014. As per The Fresno Bee, it was the 2nd most popular song on Spotify in the US in the week. On Billboard’s “Pop Digital Songs” chart, the song reached number 29. Oil & Water was DeWyze’s sixth studio album, launched through Shanachie Entertainment and Pledgemusic in 2016, and was preceded by the single “Stone.”


DeWyze has actively participated in numerous charitable organizations. He teamed up with The Heart Foundation’s “One for the Heart” Campaign in 2012, offering his song “Fight” as a downloadable to those who donated to the cause. He’s played twice at the annual Cures Gala charity event hosted by the Gateway for Cancer Research.

In 2012, DeWyze played at Music in Schools Today’s Stars on Staff and the First Look for Charity, both of which raised funding for local organizations. In 2013, he appeared at the Global Intellectual Property Center at the United States Chamber of Commerce’s IP Summit. He also played at Covenant HealthCare’s Covenant Kids Foundation’s Kringle Mingle fundraiser.

Lee Dewyze Net Worth and Salary

Personal Life

DeWyze got engaged to model and actress Jonna Walsh in 2011. The following year, they married. He owns the “Fat DeWyze Burger” restaurant chain in Washington, as well as the “Mount Prospect Angels” football team. He also does have his own vodka brand, Pure WonderdeWyze – US, and is attempting to break into the rookie’s industry with a top-selling perfume called With Love from Lee and a clothing brand called “Lee DeWyze Seduction.”


NameLee Dewyze
Net Worth$1 Million
Height(1.72 m)
Weight70KG (Approx)
Date Of BirthApril 2, 1986
BirthplaceUnited States
Income$300,000 (Annual)
SpouseJonna Walsh


As of 2022, Lee DeWyze’s net worth is roughly estimated to be $1 Million. He was the winner of American Idol in 2010 and won the Teen Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Reality Star. Smart financial investments, large real estate assets, endorsement deals, and partnerships with CoverGirl cosmetics have all contributed to his success. He amassed most of his fortune through his musical career and he has also appeared in a few TV shows and movies.

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