Born in Fort Worth, Texas in September 1952. American singer, songwriter, and musician Gerry Beckley has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He is widely recognized as the co-founder of the folk rock band America. The band was established in 1970 and signed with Warner Bros. Records. Their self-titled debut studio albums was released in 1971. The album went Platinum in the US and Canada and reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. America would release a total of 16 studio albums. Their debut single “A Horse with No Name” was certified Gold in the US and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 in Australia, and #3 in the UK. The band also found success with the singles “I Need You”, “Ventura Highway”, “Muskrat Love”, “Tin Man”, “Lonely People”, “Sister Golden Hair”, “Daisy Jane”, “Today’s the Day”, “Amber Cascades”, “California Dreamin'”, “You Can Do Magic”, “Right Before Your Eyes”, “The Border”, and “Special Girl”. America’s achievements include a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Beckley, who began playing the piano at three years old and picked up the guitar the following few years, has also launched solo albums and has been a session musician.