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Paul Bruce Dickinson was born on the 7th August 1958, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, and is probably best known to the world as a singer and songwriter with the famous heavy metal band Iron Maiden, being an active member of the music scene since 1976. However, adding to his net worth and popularity, Bruce is also recognized as a pilot, serving as a captain with the UK Charter airline Astraeus.
Have you ever wondered how rich Bruce Dickinson is? According to sources it is estimated that Bruce Dickinson`s overall net worth is $115 million, the amount acquired through his career in music and as an airline pilot. Furthermore, Dickinson is also recognized as an author, since he has released two books so far: “The Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace”, which sold over 40,000 copies, and “The Missionary Position” released in 1992, adding to his overall net worth.
Bruce Dickinson Net Worth $115 Million
Bruce was raised by his grandparents, as his mother and father moved to Sheffield soon after he was born, to where he moved when he was six years old, however, he didn`t stay long with them as he was sent to boarding school in Northamptonshire when he was 13 years old. When he turned 18 years, Bruce returned to Sheffield and enrolled at the King Edward VII High School, where his interest in music intensified and soon he began to perform in the high school band entitled Paradox, later changed to Styx. However, the bands life span was rather short, splitting before the end of high school.
Acquiring A-levels in English, History and Economics, Bruce joined the Territorial Army for six months, but after he acknowledging that he couldn`t build a career in the army he at Queen Mary College, London, eventually managing to graduate with a degree in history..
Bruce`s professional career began in 1979 when he joined the band Samson as a lead singer, with whom he recorded three albums before joining Iron Maiden in 1981. As a member of the Iron Maiden, Bruce has become one of the greatest heavy metal vocalists in the history of the genre, winning numerous accolades and award with the band.
His first recording with the band was the No.1 charted album “The Number Of The Beast” released in 1982. The album spawned hit songs such as “Run To The Hills”, “Number Of The Beast” and Hallowed Be Thy Name”. Until his departure that lasted from 1993 until 1999, he already had released seven albums, all of them garnering positive critical reviews, debuting in top spots on the charts, and increasing his overall net worth. In 1992, the band released the album “Fear Of The Dark” which debuted at the top of the UK charts, and was certified gold in the UK. It spawned hit songs such as “Fear Of The Dark”, “Be Quick Or Be Dead” and “Wasting Love”.
In 1999, Bruce returned to his position as a lead singer, and since then, the group has released five more albums, increasing his own popularity and net worth. Some of the albums include “Dance Of Death” (2003), “The Final Frontier” (2010) and their latest release “The Book Of Souls” (2015).
Over the course of his career as a musician, Bruce has released a total of 12 albums with the band Iron Maiden, and has worked on his solo career, releasing six albums: some of them include “Tattooed Millionaire” (1990), “Tyranny Of Souls” (2005) and “Accident Of Birth” (1997) among others.
When it comes to his personal life, Bruce has been married to Paddy Bowden since 1990, with whom he has sons Austin and Griffin who are also in the music business, and daughter Kia. He was previously married to Jane from 1983 until 1987. The family now lives in London.
In 2015, Bruce was diagnosed with a tumor on the back of his tongue, but after chemotherapy and radiation therapy, Bruce is expected to recover completely. In May, a routine check showed no remaining signs of the disease.