The COIVD-19 Pandemic has reached it’s one year mark. The entire world has been waiting and waiting for a vaccine to come. For months there have been speculations about the release of a vaccine.
Just when people were starting to give up, news of a vaccine with an effectiveness of 95% has given a new ray of hope. And a lot of the credit is owed to the Country singer and songwriter Dolly Parton.
The beloved Queen of Country Music, Dolly Parton’s generous contribution of $1 Million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center has played a significant role in the development of a COIVD-19 vaccine.
This is because the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville was one of the trial sites for the ‘Moderna’ vaccine.
Dolly Parton Net Worth
Dolly Parton’s Net Worth to be around $600 Million.
The 74-year-old star has donned multiple hats over the year. Dolly Parton has been a singer, songwriter, actress, author, a businesswoman and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Dolly Parton started working as an actress when she was only 10. But her musical career was kickstarted when RCA Records released her first single, in 1967, as a duet partnered with Porter Wagoner, a cover of Tom Paxton’s song ‘The Last Thing on My Mind’.Since then she has written and composed over 3000 songs over the course of her 60-year long career. Parton has numerous awards to her name including the Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and American Music Awards, and was also nominated for the Academy Awards.
To this date, Dolly Parton makes massive amounts of money through the royalties of her songs. For instance her song ‘I Will Always Love You’ brought around $10 million in royalties in the 1990s. In 2017, Forbes included Dolly Parton in it’s ‘Top 100 Celebrity Earnings’ list thanks to her $37 Million earnings from her road tour income from her Dollywood theme park.
Dolly Parton Winning Hearts and Saving The World
Only a week after Pfizer announced that a COVID vaccine is in its final stage of trials and showing promising results, biotech company Moderna revealed that its house vaccine is almost 95% effective in protecting against the virus.
But what really surprised everyone is the news of who made the creation of the vaccine through their donations. When the New England Journal of Medicine released a report on the new vaccine, it revealed Dolly Parton’s name.
Since then the beloved singer has won the hearts of people around the world. Speaking to BBC the country singer expressed that she feels really proud of it. She said,
“I just felt so proud to have been part of that little seed money that will hopefully grow into something great and help to heal this world. I’m a very proud girl today to know I had anything at all to do with something that’s going to help us through this crazy pandemic.”
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