Punk rocker Billy Idol has made a name for himself as an icon with his millions of record sales and wild antics on stage. The personification of drugs, sex, and rock & roll, the star is also famous for songs like ‘Eyes without a face’.

Starting out as a guitarist during the uprising of the punk scene, he transitioned into a lead singer in what many called the “Second British Invasion” making him an international star.

What Is The Net Worth Of Billy Idol?

British musician Billy Idol has a net worth of $35 million as of April 2020, the bulk of which he gathered from a long career as a singer.

Idol's fortune in 2020 is $35 million
Idol’s fortune in 2020 is $35 million
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He started out as a musician in the late 1970s and from then on established himself as one of the biggest artists especially in the punk rock genre.

Earnings And Salary

Idol is a very popular musician who has earned millions throughout his career, in fact, according to Celebworth he earns around $7.92 Million per year which is $659,722.22 per month.

His record sales have also been huge, which has contributed to making him a multimillionaire. Here is a list of his record sales over the years.

Year Sales Album
1982 $600,000 Billy Idol
1983 $2,560,000 Rebel Yell
1985 $1,700,000 Vital Idol
1986 $1,410,000 Whiplash Smile
1988 $320,000 Idol Songs: 11
1990 $1,160,000 Charmed Life
2001 $1,210,000 Greatest Hits

In addition to record sales, he also earns from tours and gigs like most musicians.

Crashing On A Custom Harley-Davidson

As fans of motorcycles will know Harley-Davidson’s are some of the most revered motorcycles in the world. Idol, who was known for his love of bikes, rode one custom-built expensive Harley with a metallic blue tank on the morning of Feb. 6, 1990.

He rode until he crashed with a car breaking his arm and leg in the process, the star said that he was thankful he did not wear one of his favorite leather jackets at the time that paramedics could not cut through.

He was set to star on Terminator 2: Judgment Day alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and on the biopic of The Doors on which Val Kilmer starred.

Los Angeles House

Like many celebrities Idol also has a house in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The price of the house is not public information but the average price of a house in LA is around $752,508 as per data from Zillow.

Career Insight

After a stint with Generation X and as a guitarist, Idol found his calling as a lead singer. He released his first studio album in 1982 with the album Billy Idol. The record eventually got Gold certification and charted decently.

Idol during a concert in Minnesota
Idol during a concert in Minnesota
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A year later, Rebel Yell came out which was hugely successful, getting platinum certification in the US. He followed up this release with Whiplash Smile which was a worldwide success. In fact, it went platinum 3 times in Canada and once in the US.

Similarly, Charmed Life came out in 1990 and reached the top of the Finnish charts. Taking some time off, he released Cyberpunk in 1993.

Then after 12 years, he released Devil’s Playground in 2005. His most recent alum release as of May 2020 was ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground’.

Short Biography

Billy Idol was born William Michael Albert Broad on 30 November 1955 in Stanmore, Middlesex, England to Joan Broad and Bill Broad. He grew up in England and in New York, he went to school at Worthing High School for Boys later joining the University of Sussex.

Idol with his girlfriend Chow at an event
Idol with his girlfriend Chow at an event
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Regarding his relationships, he has never been married but has been in a number of high-profile relationships. In 2018, he started dating China Chow. Before this, he dated Lindsay Cross, Tammy Pobi, Shanna Moakler, Josi Campos, Peggy Trentini, etc.