Billy Joel Net Worth Is $160 Million
Billy Joel is as American as America can get. The American musician made his first hit with the release of the song Rain Man in 1973 and today, he’s the sixth best-selling recording artiste as well as being the third best-selling solo musician in The United States. His career has spanned over four decades with 23 Grammy Award nominations and six Grammy wins.
He has also been inducted into The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Long Island Music Hall of fame. His glittery career was also characterized by his award of The Kennedy Center Honors, which is regarded as America’s highest honor for influencing American culture.
Motivated by The Beatles’ performance in The Ed Sullivan Show, Billy decided to pursue a career in music. His widely successful albums include An Innocent Man, Greatest Hits 1 and 2, Storm Front and Piano Man.He married his business manager Elizabeth Weber Small in 1973 but divorced nine years later in 1982 and later married Christie Brinkley. This too also ended in divorce and he then married Katie Lee and eventually split in 2009.
Despite getting his high school diploma 25 years after finishing his high school, he has been awarded multiple honorary doctorates from Fairfield University, Berklee College of Music, Hofstra University, Southampton College, Syracuse University and Manhattan School of Music. His influence is so great that popular artistes such as Nelly Furtado, Rob Thomas, Bon Jovi and Stevie Wonder have produced cover versions of his songs.
He is also the only artiste to perform in the famous Yankee and Shea stadiums as well as Madison Square Garden, Giants Stadium and Nassau Veterans Memorial Museum. Billy Joel is regarded as being a popular figure representing The American Way. His extensive music career has made him sit pretty with a net worth of $160 million.