Oliver Anthony net worth, Career, Age, Personal life

Oliver Anthony Net Worth$2 Million to $3 Million
Full NameChristopher Anthony Lunsford
Stage Name Oliver Anthony
Birth Year1992 or 1993
Age31 Years or 32 Years
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Oliver Anthony Net Worth

Christopher Anthony Lunsford, famously known by his professional name Oliver Anthony, has a net worth of $2 million to $3 million. He is a famous US country folk singer with excellent songwriting skills. After independently releasing “Rich Men North of Richmond”, he became instantly famous. In the weeks following its release, this song ranked number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Notably, Anthony is the only man who achieved the number one spot without prior charting history.

Early Life

The exact date of birth of Oliver Anthony is not yet known; however, it is believed that he was born in 1992 or 1993. As of 2024, his age is 31 years or 32 years. He was born in the “Piedmont Area” of Virginia and spent his early life days in Piedmont. The following year, he moved to Farmville, Virginia, where he currently resides. In 2010, he failed to complete his education and dropped out of school. When he quit school education, he was only seventeen years old. After quitting school education, he opted to get a General Educational Development diploma. Once he obtained a GED diploma, he worked for various industrial jobs in “North Carolina” and “Virginia.”


Oliver Anthony started his career as a factory worker nearly nine years ago. Due to his industrial jobs, he learned about thousands of co-workers with blue-collar jobs. In a social media post, he expressed that he got inspiration for his songs from these blue-collar jobs. During a job in a paper mill, he also got a skull injury. Due to this injury, he could not work for nearly six months. After recovering from a skull injury, he went to work in the field of outside sales. As a result, he met many different kinds of people in multiple factories b/w 2014 and 2023.

Start of singing career

Oliver Anthony started his music career in 2021 with the stage name of his grandfather. Country folk music is the genre of his songs. After one year, in 2022, Anthony released songs on his YouTube channel titled “Oliver Anthony Music” since 2022. Anthony’ got most of the inspection for his music from “Hank Williams.” Turning from alcoholism and five years of mental health issues to music is not an easy task for Oliver Anthony. He released multiple songs on YouTube, but he wasn’t successful there. One day, he promised God that he would leave alcoholism if God helped him to follow his dream.

After exactly one month of prayer, he got a call from “Radiowv, ” a West Virginian radio channel. The radio channel allows him to sing a song for their channel. As a result, “Rich Men North of Richmond” was written and sung by him. Due to the release of these songs, Oliver starts a successful journey in the music industry.

At the beginning of his music career, on August 13 2023, he also performed a free show for a farmer’s market in Barco, North Carolina. This is when Oliver Anthony’s songs get high rankings on iTunes.

“Taste of the Country” ranked fourth in his song “Aint Gotta Dollar.” This gained overnight popularity by being first on Spotify’s viral fifty list and second on iTunes.

Rise to Stardom by Singing “Rich Men North of Richmond

Rich Men North of Richmond is the song Oliver Anthony released on August 8 2023. This song became popular and went viral soon after its release. Billboards and many other news sources described this song as:

  • Taking on welfare and common issues of struggling working class, taxes, and politics.
  • Anti-establishment
  • Conspiratorial
  • Conservative

This song also gained popularity among singers, songwriters, and podcasters. Due to its popularity, this song has become number one on Spotify (U.S.), iTunes, and Apple Music. Rich Men North of Richmond’s song attracted more than 9 million viewers with 11k likes within five days of its release.

The popularity of Rich Men North of Richmond gave him a lot of fruitful benefits as many people from the music industry reached out to him to sign a deal. But Anthony wants to take things in slow and steady forms. After releasing this song, Anthony released his second song titled “I Want to Go Home” on August 22, 2023. He released this song on YouTube and got over 1 million views within twenty-four hours. His third song, “90 Some Chevy,” also got an audience of more than 1.3 million in just two days.

Oliver Anthony’s Achievements

  • He is the first man whose first song got number one rank on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • He was also the first living man who got the achievement to rank thirteen of his songs on the “Top 50 Digital Songs Sales” chart. Michael Jackson and Prince are the other artists who brought this milestone after their deaths.
  • His songs also start playing on famous radio channels like Veginia’s “WGH-FM” and California’s “KBAy.”

Personal Life 

Despite Anthony’s preference for privacy, he has discussed living in a camper with his family, where he hopes to raise livestock. A skeptic who questioned Anthony’s financial situation asked how he could afford the camper since he was a low-income earner. Anthony explained that he spent $97,500 on the farm in 2019 and still owes about $60,000. It is covered with a tarp that he purchased off Craigslist for $700 for the 27-foot camper he lives in.

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