81 years (1928–2010) Click to see full answer Likewise, people ask, who owns Jimmy Dean sausage?Jimmy Dean (brand) Jimmy Dean Foods is a food company that was founded in 1969 by country singer and actor Jimmy Dean. It was purchased by Sara Lee, which then divested as part of a unit known as Hillshire Brands, which was later purchased by Tyson Foods.Beside above, what year did Jimmy Dean die? June 13, 2010 Thereof, what was Jimmy Dean’s net worth? Jimmy Dean was an American music singer, actor, television host and a businessman with an estimated net worth of $50 million. He acquired his fortune from his success in films, music career and also from business ventures.Is Jimmy Dean still alive Jimmy Dean sausage?— Jimmy Dean, a country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, “Big Bad John,” and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand, died on Sunday. He was 81. His wife, Donna Meade Dean, said her husband died at their Henrico County, Va., home.