Music truly runs in Billy Gibbons’ lineage as his dad was a veritable entertainer who functioned as a concert pianist and an orchestra conductor. On his own part, Billy is renowned as a musician, singer, guitarist, as well as songwriter. The Texan native is also an accomplished actor cum producer. Though his career started with Moving Sidewalks band, he gained fame as the guitarist and lead vocalist of ZZ Top – a popular American rock band that took the center stage in the 1970s and 80s. The rock band was actually Billy’s brainchild which he founded towards the end of 1969 bringing in other artists like bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill and Frank Rube Beard who functioned as the drummer. This writeup will focus on Billy Gibbons’ net worth since his successful career with the ZZ Top music band as their lead singer.
What Is Billy Gibbons’ Net Worth?
According to reliable sources, the lead vocalist and guitarist of the legendary ZZ Top music band has been earning massively since the onset of the singer’s career in music right from his rookie days as a member of the Moving Sidewalks. However, the veritable entertainer got the largest boost from the ZZ Top band which he founded in 1969. His career as an actor and producer will take the credit for a digit of his net worth or more.
Evidence of Billy Gibbons’ net worth is clearly visible in the renowned guitarist’s massive collection of exotic vehicles. Billy who sees himself as a custom car enthusiast and an avid car collector can boast of an extensive fleet of automobiles, which include the likes of a Cadillac Series 62 – 1948 model known as CadZZilla, Billy is also the proud owner of Chevrolet Impala called Slampala -1962 model.
Other automobiles in his collection include a Ford Business Coupe 1950 model and a Ford Thunderbird – 1958 model. The long-bearded musician even has models of cars dated back as far as 1933 – his Ford Coupe which is one of the singer’s earliest custom cars called Eliminator. This powerful automobile was used as the cover for the ZZ Top 1983 album that was also named Eliminator after the car and has been featured on the set of three of the band’s music videos. Part of Billy Gibbons’ net worth emanated from his publication – a 2011 book titled Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead centred on the talented guitarist’s love for both automobiles and guitars.
The legendary musician’s net worth is currently pegged at a whopping $60 million which has the potentials to show some positive enhancement in the nearest future.
What is His Source of Wealth?
After experimenting with his first band the Moving Sidewalks Billy Gibbons launched the band ZZ Top which went on to release their debut album Тrеѕ Ноmbrеѕ that came to light in 1973, the album was well-received by fans and the general public, leading the band to sign on with Wаrnеr Вrоѕ Rесоrdѕ in 1979. It was not long before they launched a second hit album Dеguеllо that wasted no time in claiming the #24 position on Віllbоаrd Сhаrt, especially with the two popular tracks І Тhаnk Yоu and Сhеар Ѕunglаѕѕеѕ. Topping the list of all their albums was Eliminator, recording sales in excess of 10 million copies in the US alone; all in all, the ZZ Top was able to record more than 25 million copies in album sale which is the major source of Billy Gibbons’ net worth.
The singer’s stint did not end with his band; Billy did well in spreading his wings by making appearances on the set of other artist’s singles. In recent times, the music icon has been featured in a good number of television shows, one of which is the popular television series known as Bones. Thus Billy Gibbons’ net worth keeps growing in leaps and bounds. Besides, the Rolling Stone’s 00 Greatest Guitarists of All Time dubbed him as the #32. Though the band experienced some ups and downs, they have still remained relevant till date as one among the biggest rock bands of all time with quite a stellar fan base relative to other bands of similar ilk.
One distinguishing fact about the guitarist cum vocalist is his chest-length beard (grown in unison with band member Dusty) which eventually became part of the band’s image. Billy’s exceptional beard led him to become a guest judged on the panel for the Misprint Bread and Moustache contest – the 5th edition which was staged at the Mohawk club in Austin, Texas. Another guest appearance followed on the 15th of December 2015 on a Social Distortion’s Concert at the House of Blues.