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William Sheehan was born on the 19th March 1953, in Buffalo, New York State, USA, and is a musician, a bassist who is probably best recognized for being a member of such rock bands as David Lee Roth, Niacin, Steve Vai, The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, etc, and as a solo artist. He is also known for being the five-time awarded Best Rock Bass Player by the “Guitar Player” magazine. His career has been active since 1970.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Billy Sheehan is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Billy’s net worth is over $2 million, accumulated through his successful career in the music industry.
Billy Sheehan Net Worth $2 Million
Billy Sheehan’s early life and information about his education is unknown in the media, except that he started to play guitar when he was a teenager.
Billy’s professional musical career began in 1970, when he became a member of the hard rock trio Talas, together with Dave Constantino and Paul Varga, all of them sharing vocals. They became very popular, although they never signed a contract with any record label, but released such albums as the first called “See Saw” in 1978, and later “Sink Your Teeth Into That” (1982) and “Live Speed On Ice” (1983), which marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth.
However, when they disbanded, Billy continued to pursue his career as a part of the David Lee Roth Band, and performed on their 1986 album called “Eat ‘Em And Smile”, and two years later on “Skyscraper”. Afterwards, he joined the hard rock supergroup Mr. Big, and they released several studio albums by the 2000s, including “Mr. Big” (1989), “Lean Into It” (1991), “Bump Ahead” (1993), and “Hey Man” (1996). In the new millennium, their first album was “Actual Size” in 2001, and ten years later, they released “What If…”, all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth.
To speak further about his collaborations with other bands, Billy also performed with Niacin on such albums as “Deep” (2000), “Live! Blood, Sweat & Beers” (2003), and “Krush” (2013) with Richie Kotzen. In 2013, he co-founded a band called The Winery Dogs, together with Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy, and their debut self-titled album was released in the same year, and the second album “Hot Streak” in 2015, increasing his net worth by a large margin.
Billy is also recognized for his solo career, as he released his debut solo album entitled “Compression” in 2001. Four years later out came out his second studio album “Cosmic Troubadour”, and in the following year the compilation “Prime Cuts”. Most recently, he released “Holy Cow!” in 2009, and his net worth increased further.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Billy Sheehan is married to Linnea Wernette, having reputedly previously been in relationships with Austen Taylor, Lita Ford (1987) and Savannah (1990). His current residence is in Los Angeles, California. In his spare time, Billy is very active as a member of the Church of Scientology, and he is also active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.