Billy Joel is a well-known singer-songwriter, pianist, and composer from the United States. Billy Joel is widely regarded as one of the world’s most popular musicians and performers. Read full Biography to know all about Billy Joel age, Billy Joel Wife, Billy Joel net worth, Billy Joel Career, and more
|Full Name:||Billy Joel|
|Born Date:||09 May 1949|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn|
|Height:||5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)|
|Married Date:||July 4, 2015|
|Divorce||(Three) Elizabeth Weber Small, Christie Brinkley, and Katie Lee|
|Net Worth||$250 million USD|
|Birth Place||New York City, New York|
|Education||Hicksville High School|
|Siblings||(Two) Alexander Joel and Judith Joel|
|Kids||(Three) Alexa Ray Joel, Della Rose Joel, and Remy Anne Joel|
Billy Joel Biography
Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949. He is of American nationality and was born in New York City, New York, United States. His sun sign is Taurus because he was born on May 9. Similarly, he was born into a Jewish family. He is, however, now an atheist.
In terms of his family, he was born to Howard Joel and Rosalind Nyman. Howard, his father, was a classical pianist and businessman from Germany. He ran a successful textile company. His mother, on the other hand, was born in Brooklyn. Karl Amson Joel, his grandfather, was a German textile merchant and manufacturer.
His maternal grandparents, on the other hand, are Philip and Rebecca Nyman. He also has a half-brother, Alexander Joel, who is a classical conductor. He also has a sister, Judith Joel.
In terms of education, he graduated from Hicksville High School in 1967. He was a strong student, but he couldn’t graduate from his class because he didn’t have enough credits.
Billy Joel Height and Weight
Billy is 5 feet 5 inches or 1.67 meters tall and weighs around 66 kg or 144 pounds, according to his body measurements. Similarly, he is currently bald, with white beards and hazel eyes.
In 1963, he formed his first band, ‘The Echoes,’ later renamed ‘The Lost Souls.’ He left ‘The Lost Souls’ in 1967 to form a new band, ‘The Hassles.’ The band’s debut album, ‘The Hassles,’ was released in 2009, followed by ‘Hour of the Wolf,’ the following year. He left the band in 1969, along with drummer Joe Small, to form ‘Attila,’ a heavy metal duo. They released an album on Epic Records in July 1970.
In 1971, he signed a solo recording contract with ‘Family Productions,’ and his debut solo album, ‘Cold Spring Harbor,’ was released in 1972. ‘WMMR-FM,’ a radio station in Philadelphia, began broadcasting his live concert recording ‘Captain Jack,’ which quickly became a chartbuster on the East Coast. After hearing the song, executives from ‘Columbia Records’ offered him a recording contract.
Similarly, he returned to New York in 1976 and formed a new band with his chosen players. ’52nd Street,’ his second album, was released in 1978. In 1980, he released ‘Glass Houses,’ which debuted at number one on the Billboard Album Chart and stayed there for six weeks. In 1981, he released his album “Songs in the Attic.”
Similarly, in 1983, he released an album titled ‘The Innocent Man.’ His ninth studio album, ‘The Bridge,’ was released in 1986. In addition, he started a musical tour across the country on January 7, 2006. Two of his albums, Cold Spring Harbor and Piano Man were reissued by California Records in 2011. Joel first appeared at the freshly restored Nassau Coliseum in April 2017. He revealed in 2019 that the first-ever baseball stadium performance would take place at “Camden Yards.”
Billy Joel Net Worth
Moving on to his net worth, he has a whopping $250 million US dollars as of August 2023. He amassed this fortune through his musical career.
Billy Joel Wife, Marriage
On September 5, 1973, he married Elizabeth Weber Small, Jon Small’s ex-wife. Elizabeth and Billy divorced on July 20, 1982. On March 23, 1985, he married Christie Brinkley, an American model, and they had a daughter named Alexa Ray Joel. The couple divorced on August 26, 1994, but they remained friends.
Moving on, on October 2, 2004, he married Katie Lee, a 32-year-old American cookbook author. After five years of marriage, the couple announced their divorce on June 17, 2009. Joel married Alexis Roderick for the fourth time at his Long Island mansion on July 4, 2015. The couple had been together since 2009. Their first child, Della Rose Joel, was born on August 12, 2015. Similarly, Remy Anne Joel, their second daughter, was born on October 22, 2017.