Billy Idol- Wiki, Age, Ethnicity, Wife, Height, Net Worth, Career

Billy Idol

Billy Idol is a singer and songwriter from the United Kingdom. Billy Idol rose to prominence as a member of Generation X.

Quick Facts

Real Name/Birth NameWilliam Michael Albert Broad
Stage NameBilly Idol
Profession(s)English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor
BirthplaceStanmore, United Kingdom
Birth Day30-Nov-55
Age as in 202367 years old
Heights1.75 m
Height(s) Feet5 feet and 8 inches
Heights in cm175 cm
Weight70 kg
Weight(s) in pound154 pounds
Dating HistoryTo be Updated
Marital StatusSingle
Son/DaughterYes (Bonnie Blue Broad, Willem Wolf Broad)
Net Worths$55 million

Billy Idol Biography

His stage name is Billy Idol. William Michael Albert Broad is his full name. His birthday is November 30, 1955. He is currently 67 years old and was born under the sign of Sagittarius. Similarly, he was born in Stanmore, Middlesex, England. Billy is Bill and Joan Broad’s eldest child. Jane, his younger sister, is his only sibling.

Billy Idol Education

Billy IdolĀ attended Ravensbourne School for Boys before transferring to Worthing High School for Boys. Similarly, in 1975, he enrolled at Sussex University to pursue a degree in English. He left after a year because he had no academic goals.

Billy Idol Height And Weight

This singer is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 69 kilograms. Billy’s eyes are blue, and his hair is blonde. Unfortunately, his other body measurements, such as chest-waist-hip, dress size, shoe size, and so on, are not currently available.

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Billy began his musical career in 1976 as a member of the punk rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. In 1977, he left Chelsea as a guitarist after only a short time. This singer rose to prominence in the 1970s as the lead singer of Generation X, emerging from the London punk rock scene.

Eventually, he launched a solo career that brought him international acclaim, and he made Idol a lead artist during the MTV-driven “Second British Invasion” in the United States. Furthermore, the name “Billy Idol” came from a schoolteacher’s description of him as “idle.”

Furthermore, he formed Generation X with his former bandmate Tony James. As a result, with Idol as lead singer, the band achieved success in the United Kingdom, releasing three albums on Chrysalis Records before disbanding. This singer relocated to New York City in 1981 to pursue his solo career with guitarist Steve Stevens.

Furthermore, Billy Idol, his debut studio album, was a commercial success. Similarly, with music videos for singles “Dancing with Myself” and “White Wedding,” he quickly became a staple of then-new MTV. Rebel Yell, this singer’s second studio album, was a commercial success, featuring hit singles “Rebel Yell” and “Eyes Without a Face.”

Furthermore, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the album double platinum for sales of 2 million copies in the United States. In addition, in 1986, he released Whiplash Smile. As a result of having three UK top ten singles, he released a greatest hits album titled Idol Songs: 11 of the Best in 1988, which went platinum in the United Kingdom.

Then, in 1990, this singer released Charmed Life and the concept album Cyberpunk (1993). Billy spent the second half of the 1990s keeping his personal life private. With the release of Devil’s Playground and Kings & Queens of the Underground, this singer made a musical comeback.

Billy Idol Wife, Marriage

Billy is not married. He did, however, have a long-term relationship with Perri Lister, an English singer, dancer, and former Hot Gossip member. They have a son named Willem Wolf Broad. Unfortunately, they divorced in 1989. In addition, this singer has a daughter, Bonnie Blue, from a previous relationship with Linda Mathis.

Billy Idol’s Net Worth

The majority of his fortune stems from his massive record sales. This individual, on the other hand, has a net worth of $60 million as of September 2023.