Frank Sinatra Jr Net Worth (Updated 2024)

What was Frank Sinatra Jr.’s Net Worth?

Frank Sinatra Jr., an American singer, songwriter, and composer, had a net worth of $50 million. He was the son of the famous singer and actor Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato Sinatra. Frank Sinatra Jr. also had siblings, Nancy Sinatra and Tina Sinatra.

During his career, he composed songs and appeared on TV shows like “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” “Adam-12,” and “Family Guy.”

Sadly, Frank Sinatra Jr. passed away on March 16, 2016, at the age of 72 due to cardiac arrest.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name:

Frank Sinatra Jr

Net Worth:

$50 Million

Date of Birth:

Jan 10, 1944 – Mar 16, 2016

Salary:

$4 Million Per Year

Source of Wealth:

Singer, Conductor, Songwriter, Actor

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Early Life

Francis Wayne Sinatra, known as Frank Sinatra Jr., was born on January 10, 1944, in Jersey City, New Jersey. His father was the famous singer Frank Sinatra. Although his middle name was different from his father’s, he was known as Frank Jr. throughout his life. Frank Jr. didn’t see much of his father during childhood as his father was often away for performances and films. From a young age, Frank Jr. wanted to be a pianist and songwriter.

Kidnapping

A significant event in Frank Sinatra Jr.’s life happened when he was just 19 years old. On December 8, 1963, he was kidnapped from Room 417 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. He was released two days later after his father paid a ransom of $240,000 (which would be about $2,290,000 in 2022). Frank Sr. had actually offered $1 million, but the kidnappers strangely declined the larger amount, which would have been about $9.68 million in today’s terms. The kidnappers were Barry Keenan, Johnny Irwin, and Joe Amsler. They were caught, prosecuted, and convicted, although they didn’t serve their full prison sentences. It was later found that the mastermind, Keenan, was legally insane at the time of the crime and not legally responsible for his actions. Attorney Gladys Root represented Irwin.

During the kidnapping, all communication had to be done through payphones. This experience led Frank Sr. to always carry ten dimes with him for the rest of his life, and he even requested to be buried with ten dimes in his pocket.

At the time of the kidnapping, Frank Sr. and the Rat Pack were filming “Robin and the 7 Hoods.” The stress of the kidnapping, along with the recent assassination of Frank Sinatra’s close friend John F. Kennedy a few weeks earlier, made Frank Sr. consider shutting down the film’s production entirely. However, the film was eventually completed.

Frank Sinatra Jr Net Worth

Career

In his early teens, Sinatra Jr. began performing at local clubs. At 19, he became the vocalist for Sam Donahue’s band and spent time learning about the music business with Duke Ellington.

Sinatra toured extensively during his early career, performing in 47 states and 30 countries by 1968. He made guest appearances on TV shows, including two episodes of “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” with his sister Nancy. He even hosted a 10-week summer replacement series for “The Dean Martin Show.” Sinatra Jr. also performed at Las Vegas casinos with his band and opened for famous artists at other casinos. He was known for his strict rehearsals and high standards for his musicians.

In 1966, he appeared in “A Man Called Adam” with Sammy Davis Jr. and had a role as Deputy District Attorney Gino Bardi on “Adam-12.” He acted in other shows and films like “Aru heishi no kake” (1970), “Code Name Zebra” (1987), and “Hollywood Homicide” (2003).

The USA’s National Archives holds a 15-minute composition by Sinatra from 1976 called “Over the Land,” which commemorates the U.S. flag and the nation’s history with it.

Starting in 1988, at his father’s request, Sinatra Jr. paused his own career to become his father’s musical director and conductor. This decision was made to support his father’s desire to keep performing, which was crucial to his well-being.

In 1989, Sinatra Jr. sang “Wedding Vows in Vegas” on the Was (Not Was) album “What Up, Dog?” and performed it live on “Late Night with David Letterman.”

In the 1997–1998 television season, Sinatra Jr. was offered the role of Vic Fontaine on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” but he declined, preferring to play an alien character. The role went to James Darren.

He also made guest appearances on shows like “Son of the Beach” (2002) and “The Sopranos” (2000), humorously acknowledging his father’s alleged mob connections in the latter.

Sinatra Jr. had memorable appearances on “Family Guy,” singing songs, including the theme song, and recording DVD commentary for the show.

He returned to “Family Guy” in 2008 and appeared posthumously in 2016 in an episode dedicated to his memory.

In 2006, he released the album “That Face!” featuring tracks like “You’ll Never Know” and his own composition, “Spice.”

He had cameo roles in the premiere episode of the 2010 CBS legal comedy-drama “The Defenders” and its series finale.

Sinatra Jr. sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Yankee Stadium on August 17, 2015, and performed the “Theme from New York, New York” at the 2014 Belmont Stakes.

His song “Black Night,” which he wrote and sang, served as the theme song for the feature film “Entertainment” (2015), starring Gregg Turkington and John C. Reilly.

Personal Life

Frank Sinatra Jr. married Cynthia McMurry on October 18, 1998. However, their marriage ended in divorce on January 7, 2000.

In January 2006, Sinatra underwent surgery for prostate cancer and showed great resilience in fighting the disease.

Sadly, on March 16, 2016, the Sinatra family announced that Frank Sinatra Jr. had passed away unexpectedly from cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 72 years old at his passing, leaving a significant legacy in music and entertainment.

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