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Billy Joe Thomas was born on the 7th August 1942, in Hugo, Oklahoma USA, and is a singer, probably best recognized for releasing a number of studio albums and singles, including “On My Way” (1968), “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” (1969), “Love Shines” (1983), “Love To Burn” (2007), and “The Living Room Sessions” (2013). His musical career has been active since 1966.
So, have you ever wondered how rich BJ Thomas is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that the total size of Thomas’ net worth is over $5 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career in the music industry as a singer.
BJ Thomas Net Worth $5 Million
BJ Thomas spent his childhood in Houston, Texas, and matriculated from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg. In his teens, he was a member of a church choir, and during that time he developed his love for music.
Thomas’ career began in the 1960s, when he joined the band Triumphs; their debut album “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” came out in 1966, featuring a song of the same name, first sung by Hank Williams. This single on its own achieved gold status, which not only increased Thomas’ net worth, but also encouraged him to continue with his career in the world of music.
The same year came out “Tomorrow Never Comes”, and before the 1960s ended he released the album “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” (1969), which featured the hit single of the same name, which celebrated him as a singer. Through the 1970s his career reached its peak with albums such as “Songs” (1973), “Longhorns & Londonbridges” (1974), “Reunion” (1975), “Home Where I Belong” (1976), and “You Gave Me Love” (1979), all of which were sold in hundreds of thousands of copies, which increased his net worth by a large margin.
Nothing changed for him in the next decade, as he continued to make music and line up success after success, with albums such as “As We Know Him” (1982), “Love Shines” (1983), “Shining” (1984), “Night Life” (1984), and “Midnight Minute” (1989), which increased further his net worth.
After the 1980s, his popularity began to fade, but he still managed to producethe hit albums “Wind Beneath My Wings” (1993), “I Believe” (1997), and “Sounds Of Christmas” (1999), among others.
His next album was “You Call That A Mountain” (2000), but he didn’t release any new material until the album “That Christmas Feeling” came out in 2005. In 2007 he released “Love To Burn”, then “Once I Loved” (2009), and “The Living Room Sessions” (2013), his last studio album all of which increased his net worth.
Thanks to his accomplishment in the music industry, Thomas has won several prestigious awards, including the 1976 GMA Dove Award in the category Album by a Secular Artist for his work on “Home Where I Belong”, the Grammy Awards for “Home Where I Belong”, “Happy Man”, “The Lord’s Prayer”, etc. He has also won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award for his hit single “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” in 2014.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, BJ Thomas has been married to musician Gloria Richardson since 1968; the couple has three daughters – one of them was adopted. Their current residence is in Dallas, Texas.