How Much Is The Net Worth Of Phil Collins?

Academy Awards winner Phil Collins is estimated to have a net worth of $260 million as of 2020. He mainly earns his riches from his diverse professional career as an English musician, singer-songwriter, actor, and writer.

Trivia: Phil Collins is a multi-instrumentalist.

Singer… Rather Call Phil Collins A Drummer

“I’m not a singer who plays a bit of drum. I’m a drummer that sings a bit.” – Phil Collins

In around the mid-1970s, Phil Collins joined the rock band Genesis following the departure of guitarist Anthony Phillips and drummer John Mayhew.

Phil Collins DrummingImage Source: Maxim
Phil Collins Drumming

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After the lead singer Peter Gabriel left the band, he took over the group’s lead vocal. He released albums like Selling England by the Pound, A Trick of the Tail, and …And Then There Were Three… including songs like Against All Odds, Another Day In Paradise, In The Air Tonight and Do You Remember? to name a few.

Avid his flourishing band career, he also debuted as a solo artist in February 1981. He released his first solo album Face Value, which earned around $10.5 million from album sales.

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He Was The Wealthiest Drummer

Back in 2012, Collins almost topped the list of the wealthiest drummer in the world. He was ranked 2nd on the list of 2012 richest drummers in the world after Ringo Starr.

In 2018, he was estimated to have a total net worth of £120 million (more than $150 million). With the $150 million net worth, he was listed as one of the 25 wealthiest people in the British music industry 2018.

Moreover, back in 1988, during the peak of his career, Collins had the net worth of $177 million and was estimated to be one of the 100 richest men in Britain.

His Also Gained Popularity With Solo Albums Like:

Years Album Sales Earnings
1982 Hello, I Must Be Going! $752 thousand
1985 No Jacket Required $18 million
1989 …But Seriously $14.5 million
1990 Serious Hits… Live! $8.3 million
1993 Both Sides $3.4 million
1996 Dance into the Light $1.2 million
2002 Testify $1.3 million
2010 Going Back $425 thousand

Moreover, all thanks to the continued sales of his singles, albums, music videos, and tours that his net worth is still rising as of December 2020.

He even has a record of selling more than 100 million records both as a solo artist and band member.

Did You Know? He is the third musician to hold the record after Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.

Besides making money from the album sales, he also makes income from concerts, tours, and gigs.

So far, he has contributed in around nine tours including:

  1. Not Dead Yet Tour (2017–2019)
  2. Up Close & Personal: Phil Collins Plays 60’s Motown & Soul (2010)
  3. The First Final Farewell Tour (2004–2005)
  4. Big Band Jazz Tour (1998)
  5. The Trip into the Light World Tour (1997)
  6. The Both Sides of the World Tour (1994–1995)
  7. The Seriously, Live! World Tour (1990)
  8. The Hello, I Must Be Going Tour (1982–1983)
  9. The No Jacket Required World Tour (1985)

In the aforementioned tours, he has performed with John Walker, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, and many others.

Retirement And Comeback

In the year 2002, Collins revealed his possible retirement after losing the hearing capacity of his left ear, possibly because of years of drumming. After contributing to the music industry from 1963, he retired in 2011.

He made his comeback in 2015. He signed a deal with the Warner Music Group and reissued his solo albums Remastered, reviving his already huge net worth.

Movie Career: He Made Money From Movies

Phil Collins started his professional career in 1963. At an early stage of his career, he took acting lessons at the Barbara  Speake Stage School.

He debuted as a theatre actor in 1963, and in 1964, Collins got a major role in musical Oliver! as Artful Dodger.

Eventually, he appeared in movies and TV series like R3, Thirty-Minute Theatre, Calamity the Cow, Chitti Chitty Bang Bang, Miami Vice, Hook, and many others.

Moreover, he also performed in a number of music videos through which he achieved more than 65 acting credit.

What Is Phil Collins Doing Now? Accomplishments And Accolades

In October 2019, Phil Collins completed his Not Dead Yet Tour, which started in 2017. The tour ran for a total of 97 shows.

So far, Phil Collins has released eight studio albums, one live album, three compilation albums, 16 video albums, 38 music videos, one extended plays, 45 singles, two soundtrack albums, 2 Box Sets, and one remix albums.

Phil Collins 2019 Not Dead Yet TourImage Source: Vivid Seats
Phil Collins 2019 Not Dead Yet Tour

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The 68 years old Collins has received more than 20 awards, including one Academy Award, eight Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. He has been nominated in two Oscars, five Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and the other 16 nominations.

Equipment & Their Market Price

Being a left-handed drummer, Phil Collins is seen using Gretsch drums, Noble & Cooley solid snare drums, Sabian cymbals, and Remo’s heads. Moreover, his signature drumming stick is expensive, customized Promark sticks.

Prior to that, he used kits of musical instruments manufacturing company like Pearl and Premier.

Some of his other instruments particularly used in his post-career and solo career are:

Instruments Price
Roland TR-808 $3,634
Roland TR-909 $1,195
the Simmons SDS-V electronic drum set $4,000
the Linn LM-1 $3,995 to $5,500
LinnDrum drum machines $2,995
Roland CR-78 $1,359 to $2,541
Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synthesizer $3,995 to $4,494
Fender Rhodes electric piano $3,764
a vocoder $226.86

He also used Korg instruments of the karma, the Trinity, and the Wavestation.

He created masterpieces like Against All Odds, Another Day In Paradise, In The Air Tonight from the very same signature equipment.

Feud With His Former Band Members

Back in 2000, Phil Collins filed the lawsuit against his former band members, Louis Satterfield and Rahmlee Davis, to recoup £500 thousand ($653 thousand) in royalties.

The same year, the High court of London passed the judgment that the former and latter named musicians would not receive more royalty money from Phil Collins.

Moreover, the refund of $653 thousand that Collins saw to receive was halved.

The Lifestyle Of Phil Collins: Assets, Houses And Cars

In 2015, Phil Collins bought a mansion for $33 million in 2015 from the previous owner Jennifer Lopez.

The Mediterranean-style mansion was built in 1929 on over an acre of land and features 60 feet long swimming pool, boat dock, and an outdoor kitchen.

Phil Collins House And CarImage Source: P Interest
Phil Collins House And Car

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Other than that, he also owns a house in Clayton, a village of Begnins. He purchased the Clayton residence from former F1 racing driver Jackie Stewart.

His other real estate lists Phil Collins’s house in Féchy, Switzerland. He bought the house in 2008 after divorce from his third wife, Orianne Cevey.

He also had accommodation in Loxwood, the United Kingdom.

Collection of Expensive Cars

Moving to his car collection, Collins owns vintage cars like 1976 Cadillac Eldorado, 1960 Ford Popular, 1984 Lincoln Town Car Stretched Limousine, and BMW 325 Touring.

Phil Collins Charity

Phil Collins is a philanthropist. The English Musician has been supporting charities and charitable foundations such as 21st Century leaders, World Smile Foundation, Topsy Foundation, The Dog You Need, Love Our Children USA, Kidney Research UK, Cats Protection, and many others.

He supports causes such as Abuse, Adoption, Fostering, Orphans, AIDS & HIV, Parkinson’s Disease, Animals, Bullying, Creative Arts, Health, Hunger, Literacy, Poverty, Sports, Unemployment/Career Support, Cancer, and Children.

Short Biography: Phil Collins

Phil Collins, aka Philip David Charles Collins, was born on 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, London, England, the United Kingdom.

He is the son of mother June Collins and father, Greville Collins. He has an older brother Clive Collins and sister, Carole Collins.

As of 2019, the Aquarius born drummer Phil Collins is 68 years old. He holds a British nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

In 1975, Phil Collins exchanged the vows with Andrea Bertorelli and divorced on 2 February 1980. They adopted a daughter Joely and were blessed with a son, Simon Collins.

After divorce with Andrea, Collins walked down the aisle with his second wife, Jill Tavelman, on 4 August 1984. They share one daughter Lily Collins. His now ex-spouse Tavelman filed for divorce in 1994 and was finalized in 1996.

Collins paid £17 million ($22 million) to Lily for the divorce settlement.

Phil Collins and his third wife Orianne CeveyImage Source: Telegraph
Phil Collins and his third wife Orianne Cevey

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On 24 July 1999, Collins married his long term girlfriend, Orianne Cevey. They together have two children; son Nicholas and Matthew. The pair divorced in 2008, and while settling their divorce, Collins paid £25 million ($32.7 million) to Cevey, which is also one of the expensive British celebrity divorce settlements.

As of now, Collins and Cevey have again reunited and are living together in Collins Miami house.

Health Problems

Phil Collins is an important figure in the United States’ urban contemporary music, which has influenced artists like Kanye West, Beyoncé, and Alicia Keys, to name a few.

Phil Collins took rest from his eminent drumming career for around four years due to his left ear hearing deficiency.

As per the 2010 article in the official site of Genesis band, Phil Collins stated,

“There isn’t any drama regarding my ‘disability’ and playing the drums. Somehow, during the last Genesis tour, I dislocated some vertebrae in my upper neck, and that affected my hands. After a successful operation on my neck, my hands still can’t function normally. I am not in any ‘distressed’ state; stuff happens in life.” 

In 2010, Collins revealed that he had suicidal thoughts due to feelings of depression and low self-esteem in recent years. In an interview, he added he resisted those thoughts for the sake of his children.

Phil Collins wheel chairedImage Source: Daily Mail
Phil Collins wheel chaired

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Similarly, in 2016, Collins on BBC’s Front Row disclosed that he still could not play the drums because of his undiagnosed nerve problem.

Besides that, he also suffers from drop foot, a gait abnormality in which dropping of the forefoot happens due to weakness.