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Bill Ward Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

William Thomas Ward was born on the 5th May 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England, and is a musician and visual artist, but best known as the drummer of the cult heavy metal band “Black Sabbath”, in which he played from its formation, with a few occasional breaks. Ward’s career started in 1966.

Have you ever wondered how rich Bill Ward is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ward’s net worth is as high as $65 million, an amount earned largely through his successful career in music. In addition to spending most of his career with Black Sabbath, Ward has also released three solo albums, which improved his wealth too.

Bill Ward Net Worth $65 Million

Bill Ward started playing the drums as a child, and in the mid-‘60s, he played in a band called The Rest. Soon after, Bill and guitarist Tony Iommi were the members of the band Mythology, and after its dissolution, they joined vocalist Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler and formed Earth, which would become Black Sabbath in 1968.

Black Sabbath’ self-titled debut studio album came out in 1970, and it achieved instant success with platinum status in the US and gold in the UK, peaking at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 and No. 8 on the UK Albums Chart, with singles “Black Sabbath”, “The Wizard”, “N.I.B.”, and “Evil Woman” as the highest-rated. Also in 1970, the band recorded their second studio album and one of the most influential heavy metal releases – “Paranoid” – which topped the UK Albums Chart and reached No. 12 on the US Billboard 200. It achieved multiple platinum status with over four million copies sold, and helped Ward to increase his net worth significantly. The singles “War Pigs”, “Iron Man”, and “Paranoid” became the band’s signature songs.

By the end of the ‘70s, Black Sabbath had released four more platinum albums: “Master of Reality” (1971), “Vol. 4” (1972), “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” (1973), and “We Sold Our Soul for Rock ‘n’ Roll” (1975). At the time, Ward became a multi-millionaire as did fellow members of the band.

Bill played with the band on three albums during the ‘80s: “Heaven and Hell” (1980), “Live at Last” (1980), and “Born Again” (1983). Following a few years of hiatus, Ward returned and released his debut solo album called “Ward One: Along the Way” in 1990, in which he teamed up with Ozzy Osbourne, while in 1993, the two of them collaborated on Ozzy’s “Live & Loud”. In 1997, Ward recorded his second studio album entitled “When the Bough Breaks”, and then played on Osbourne’s “The Ozzman Cometh”, the same year. In 1998, Bill returned to Black Sabbath for “Reunion”, which achieved platinum status and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200.
In 2000, Ward played on Tony Iommi’s self-titled album, and made several live appearances with Black Sabbath, while most recently he released his latest album called “Accountable Beasts” in 2015.

Regarding his personal life, while details of relationships remain private, Bill Ward has two sons named Nigel and Aaron, and a daughter named Emily. After abusing alcohol and drugs during Black Sabbath’s glory days in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Ward has apparently been sober for around 30 years, as he quit smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking drugs of any kind. However, his health still worsened, and he underwent gastro-intestinal surgery in 2013.

Bill Ward information

Bill Ward information

Birth date: May 5, 1948
Birth place: Aston, Birmingham, England
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)
Profession:Musician
Education:University of Bristol
Nationality:British
Children:Emily Ward, Nigel Ward, Aaron Ward
Music groups:Black Sabbath, Mythology

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drugaí Marú IIShort writer: "Electric Funeral" filming
Mike & Mike2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Suicide Squad2016writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
Angry Birds2016writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
Vinyl2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fargo2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superkids - Die größten kleinen Talente der Welt2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bloodline2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scorpion2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage2006-2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
300: Rise of an Empire2014writer: "War Pigs" - as William Ward
Star King2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is the End2013writer: "War Pigs" - as William Ward
The Hangover Part III2013writer: "N.I.B." - as William Ward
Elementary2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended2012TV Special documentary writer: "Hole in the Sky" - as William Ward
Dark Shadows2012writer: "Paranoid"
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
On Track with SEAT2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fresh Meat2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heaven & Hell - Neon Nights, Live in Europe2010Video writer: "Children of the Sea", "Die Young", "Heaven and Hell", "Neon Knights" - uncredited
Runaway2010/IShort writer: "Hell of a Life" "Hell of a Life - uncredited
It's Kind of a Funny Story2010writer: "It's Alright" - as William Ward
Fubar: Balls to the Wall2010writer: "Die Young" - as W.T. Ward
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bones2010writer: "Sweet Leaf" - as W T Ward
Californication2007-2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
WWE Raw2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Brütal Legend2009Video Game writer: "Children of the Grave", "Never Say Die", "Symptom of the Universe"
Gentlemen Broncos2009writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
The Art of the Steal2009Documentary writer: "Iron Man"
Madden NFL 20102009Video Game writer: "Paranoid"
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "Heaven and Hell"
Iron Man2008writer: "Iron Man" - as William Ward
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Paranoid"
Heaven and Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall2007Video writer: "Children of the Sea", "Lady Evil", "Die Young", "Heaven and Hell", "Lonely is the Word", "Neon Knights"
Music Within2007writer: "N.I.B" - as William Ward
Rock Band2007Video Game music: "Paranoid" / writer: "Paranoid"
We Are Marshall2006writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game lyrics: "WAR PIGS" - as William Ward / music: "WAR PIGS" - as William Ward
The Dresden Dolls: In Paradise2005Video writer: "War Pigs" - as Ward
Guitar Hero2005Video Game writer: "Iron Man"
Lords of Dogtown2005writer: "Iron Man" - as William Ward
Imaginary Heroes2004writer: "It's Alright"
Nacktschnecken2004writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
The Simpsons1991-2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
School of Rock2003as WT Ward, "Iron Man"
Mike Graham Presents: The Best of Classic Championship Wrestling Vol. 12003Video writer: "Iron Man" - as William Ward
Ozzy Osbourne: Live at Budokan2002Video documentary writer: "Paranoid"
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Paranoid"
Ultimate X: The Movie2002Documentary short writer: "Paranoid"
Grounded for Life2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dogtown and Z-Boys2001Documentary writer: "Into the Void", "Paranoid"
Solitude2000writer: "Solitude" - as Ward
Wings of the Crow2000writer: "Children Of The Grave"
Gilmore Girls2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Almost Famous2000writer: "Paranoid", "Sweet Leaf" - as William Ward
Futurama2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eva & AdamTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2000 music - 1 episode, 2000
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live1999Video short writer: "Black Sabbath", "Paranoid", "Iron Man"
Any Given Sunday1999writer: "PARANOID" - as William Ward
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "Iron Man" - as William Ward
Black Sabbath: The Last Supper1999Video documentary writer: "War Pigs", "N.I.B.", "Electric Funeral", "Fairies Wear Boots", "Into the Void", "Sweet Leaf", "Snowblind", "Dirty Women", "Black Sabbath", "Iron Man", "Children of the Grave", "Paranoid"
That '70s Show1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heart By-Pass1998TV Movie documentary writer: "Iron Man"
Private Parts1997writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
The Jerky Boys1995writer: "Symptom of the Universe" - as William Ward
The Stöned Age1994writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
Dazed and Confused1993writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
Rock N' Roll Racing1993Video Game music: "Paranoid" - uncredited
Mystery Science Theater 30001992TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Zombie ja Kummitusjuna1991writer: "SOLITUDE" - as Ward
Sid and Nancy1986writer: "Paranoid" - as Wood
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary writer: "Paranoid", "Iron Man"
Top of the PopsTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1978 - 1980 music - 1 episode, 1978
Countdown1974TV Series writer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beware of Mr. Baker2012Documentary
How the Brits Rocked America2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentaryHimself
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne2011DocumentaryHimself
Living the American Nightmare2011DocumentaryHimself
Classic Albums: Black Sabbath - Paranoid2010DocumentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
FanClub2001TV SeriesHimself (Black Sabbath)
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll2001DocumentaryHimself
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live1999Video shortHimself (Drums) (as Black Sabbath)
Black Sabbath: The Last Supper1999Video documentaryHimself (Drums)
Ozzy Osbourne: Live & Loud1993VideoHimself (Black Sabbath drummer)
The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 21992Video documentary shortHimself
Black Sabbath: The Black Sabbath Story, Volume 11992VideoHimself (Drums) (as Black Sabbath)
Ozzy Osbourne: Don't Blame Me1991Video documentaryHimself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 81990Video documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1986TV Series documentaryHimself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (as Black Sabbath)
Black Sabbath: Never Say Die1984Himself / Drummer (as Black Sabbath)
P 4 - Ein Film über Festivals1970TV MovieHimself - Musician (as Black Sabbath)
Beat-Club1970TV Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Black Sabbath2004Video documentaryHimself - Black Sabbath

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#Fact
1Is a vegan.
2the Black Sabbath song "N.I.B." from their debut self titled album, which has the lyrics "My name is Lucifer please take my hand", was always thought, by certain fans, to have stood for something 'sinister' (example: "Nativity In Black" was a theory) and yet the song's title simply refered to Bill Ward's goatee that the other band members referred to as a "nib"
3Quit Black Sabbath in 1980, then briefly rejoined in 1983 before quitting again in 1984. Did not rejoin again until the entire original lineup reunited in late 1997.
4Drummer for pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath


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