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Billy Gibbons Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
William Frederick Gibbons better known as Billy Gibbons has an estimated net worth which goes over 55 million dollars. Billy has accumulated his net worth as a musician best known as a guitarist of the ZZ Top band. In addition to this, Gibbons has increased his net worth through other endeavors like acting and producing. Billy Gibbons is listed at the 32nd place of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone in 2011. He is considered to be one of the life and still active music legends. William Frederick Gibbons was born on December 16, 1949 in Houston, Texas, United States. His father was a musician and entertainer. He played the guitar since his childhood being influenced by the guitarist Jimmy Reed.
Billy Gibbons Net Worth $55 Million
At the age of eighteen Billy Gibbons opened his net worth account by forming a band named ‘Moving Sidewalks’. The band members were the following Tom Moore played the keyboards, Don Summers played the bass, Dan Mitchel played the drums and Gibbons the guitar. The band released one album, EP and four singles. The band gave the start for the new one which was formed in 1969 and named ‘ZZ Top’. The band consisted of three members including Frank Beard who played the drums, Dusty Hill who played the bass and was the co-vocalist and Billy himself who played guitar and was the leading vocalist of the band. Throughout the career the band has released 42 singles, 15 studio albums, 6 compilation albums and 2 live albums. ZZ Top albums received eleven gold certifications, seven platinum and thirteen multi-platinum certifications. It has been stated that the band has sold over 50 million of albums internationally. Needless to mention, that this has significantly increased the overall amount of Gibbon’s net worth. Their music videos collected all the categories of awards. They have been inducted into the Hollywood’s Rock Walk and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Despite many of their songs are considered to be classic now the band is still active. In addition to being great musicians the band members took place in films and TV. They appeared on films as ‘Back to the Future Part III’ directed by Robert Zemeckis, ‘Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme’ directed by Jeff Stein and the episodes of television series ‘Two and a Half Men’, ‘Hank Gets Dusted’ and ‘WWE Raw’. Billy himself plays the role of the father of Angela Montenegro in the famous television series ‘Bones’ which is also one of the sources to Billy Gibbon’s net worth. Moreover, Billy increased his net worth performing on various events as follows at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, the 7th Latin Grammy awards, the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert, the final episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and a number of other significant events. In 2011 Billy has successfully started his own line of sources named BFG Brand. After a long term relationship with Gilligan Stillwater, Billy Gibbons married the woman in 2005.