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Paul Francis Gadd was born on 8 May 1944, in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, and is a retired glam rock musician, singer, and songwriter, best known for his popularity during the 1970s to the 1980s, and identified for his extreme image consisting of glitter suits and makeup. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Gary Glitter? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $8 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music. He sold over 20 million albums in his career, and had over 20 hit singles. However, later on his career was overshadowed by numerous legal offences. Despite that, all of his musical achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Gary Glitter Net Worth $8 million

Gary was very rebellious at a young age, initially taken into care, and was frequently running away to visit clubs in London. At the age of 16, he was already performing in clubs, then started to appear in more high profile places. He did a lot of ballads and rock n’ roll songs, and was discovered by film producer Robert Hartford-Davis, and started recording songs under the name Paul Raven.

After a year, he got a new manager and signed a recording contract with Parlophone. He worked with producer George Martin and would release two singles that didn’t sell well. Paul then settled with making television commercials.

Gadd then met producer Mike Leander, who would incorporate him into the Mike Leander Show Band. After the group disbanded, Paul formed a new group called Boston International, which toured extensively and did a bit of recording. He changed his name to Paul Monday and eventually Gary Glitter when glam started to become popular. He recorded the single “Rock and Roll” which featured an A and B side, finding popularity in several countries. Soon he would release a lot more successful recordings, now being backed by the Glitter Band, and starting to showcase his style of glitter suits and platform boots. He released “I’m Leader of the Gang (I Am)” which became his first single to hit number one, and then “I Love You Love Me Love” and “Remember Me This Way”; he had 11 consecutive Top Ten singles in the UK, and became very popular there, increasing his net worth significantly. However, he didn’t have much impact in the US, where glam rock never really took off, although “Rock ‘n’ Roll Pt 2” was later used at National Hockey League games, bringing him significant royalties. Still, he won the Best Male Artist at the “Saturday Scene” music awards, and his net worth was very healthy at the time.

Glitter took a two year break and would then try a comeback in 1976. However, it was a downward spiral from there and the following year he declared bankruptcy. In the 1980s, he did numerous collaborations and guest spots which helped revitalize his popularity. He also opened a restaurant in 1991, but it closed a few years later. He then started his own record label called Attitude Records, which was later merged with Machmain Ltd. During the last few years of his active career, he worked mostly as an in-demand live performer. He released the studio album “Leader II”, and then an autobiography called “The Leader” which became a best seller. In 2001, he released a new album called “On”, but it was cancelled after his arrest and convictions.

For his personal life, it is known that Gary married Ann Murton in 1963 and they had two children but divorced in 1972. In 2001, he had another son with Yudenia Sosa Martinez. In the 1990s, Gary was registered as a sex offender when it was discovered he had thousands of child pornography items on his computer. Gary then left the country for Cambodia, where he was suspected of child sexual abuse. He moved to Vietnam, and was arrested for having sexual interactions with underage girls, then deported to the UK. In 2015 he was convicted of attempted rape and other offences, and is now serving a 27-year jail sentence.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 8, 1944
Birth place: Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Height:5' 6" (1.68 m)
Profession:Singer-songwriter
Nationality:American
Spouse:Ann Murton (m. 1963–1972)
Children:Sarah, Paul, Gary Jr
Music groups:The Glitter Band
Albums:Hey Song (The Best Of), Glitter, Touch Me, Remember Me This Way, Remember Me This Way, Starke Zeiten, Leader II, Boys Will Be Boys, Silver Star
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1On 19 January 2015 Glitter appeared at Southwark Crown Court, London, UK accused of seven counts of indecent assault, one count of attempted rape, and two other sexual offences, against three girls, between 1975 and 1980. The trial lasted two and a half weeks.On 5 February 2015 he was convicted of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13. He was acquitted of the three other counts. He was remanded in custody. On 27 February 2015 he was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
2From the late seventies to the early nineties, he spent a combined three and a half years on the British charts.
3In the early 1990s he founded his own label, Attitude Records.
4His song "Rock 'n' Roll Part 2" was used in Feroz Khan's Dharmatma (1988). The song appears during a night club sequence.
5He was refused entry to Thailand following his release from prison and threatened with deportation.
6On his return to the United Kingdom, he was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
7At least 19 countries--including Cuba, Cambodia and the Philippines--announced that they would refuse to admit him before he returned to the UK.
8Jailed for three years in Vietnam after being convicted of sexually abusing two young girls. [March 2006]
9He never knew his father and was brought up in by his mother and grandmother. During his childhood he was placed in and out of care.
10British Glam Rock singer.
11Deported from Cambodia "in the best interest of the children", according to Cambodian authorities. This in response to his 1999 criminal conviction for possession of child pornography. [January 2003]


Quotes

#Quote
1I haven't done anything - I am innocent. It is a conspiracy by you know who.
2I have an incomplete album that I want to finish. I have been thinking about the plan during my days in jail, I have sung rock'n'roll for forty years. After jail, I will continue to rock'n'roll.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South ParkTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
The Life & Times of Tim2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: NYTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Nip/Tuck2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The OfficeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Nail Polish2006writer: "DO YOU WANNA TOUCH ME? Oh Yeah!"
Canadian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Time Bomb2006TV Movie "Rock And Roll Part 2"
Big Love2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Band Camp2005Video writer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me Oh Yeah"
Must Love Dogs2005writer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me Oh Yeah"
Searching for Bobby D2005writer: "Do You Wanna Touch? - as G. Glitter
Ice Princess2005performer: "Rock & Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock & Roll Part 2"
Inside Deep Throat2005Documentary performer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me Oh Yeah!" / writer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me Oh Yeah!"
Meet the Fockers2004performer: "Rock & Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock & Roll Part 2"
Friday Night Lights2004writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
Malaysian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Somersault2004writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" - as Glitter
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends2004TV Movie performer: "Rock & Roll Part 2" - uncredited / writer: "Rock & Roll Part 2" - uncredited
Monster2003writer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me Oh Yeah" 1973
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003Video writer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me?" original version, "Do You Wanna Touch Me?" Euro television, "I Love You Love Me Love" original video, "I Love You Love Me Love" Live NYE 85
Las Vegas2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Wedding2003writer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me? Oh Yeah!"
Anita & Me2002performer: "Rock & Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock & Roll Part 2" - as G. Glitter
Moonlight Mile2002performer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
Like Mike2002performer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
Just Can't Get Enough2002writer: "Do You Wanna Touch"
Celebrities Behaving Badly2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Hello" - uncredited
MTV Unplugged Uncensored2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Hello MTV Unplugged" - uncredited
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Live!2001Video writer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me Oh Yeah"
LukasTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Sugar & Spice2001performer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
Go Tigers!2001Documentary writer: "Rock and Roll Part Two"
Bedazzled2000performer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
Duets2000performer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
County Kilburn2000writer: "Eighties"
The Replacements2000performer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
Boys and Girls2000writer: "Rock And Roll Part I"
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Any Given Sunday1999performer: "ROCK AND ROLL PART 2" / writer: "ROCK AND ROLL PART 2"
Sex and the CityTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
The Match1999performer: "Rock and Roll Part 2", "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again" / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2", "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again"
Jack Frost1998performer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
King of the Hill1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Small Soldiers1998performer: "Rock And Roll Part 2 The Dutch Factory Remix" / writer: "Rock And Roll Part 2 The Dutch Factory Remix"
Velvet Goldmine1998lyrics: "Do You Want to Touch Me Oh, Yeah!" / music: "Do You Want to Touch Me Oh, Yeah!" / performer: "Do You Want to Touch Me Oh, Yeah!"
Mystery Science Theater 30001998TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Fanatics1997performer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
Spice World1997lyrics: "Leader Of The Gang" / music: "Leader Of The Gang"
Sparkler1997writer: "Do You Wanna Touch"
MTV Rockumentary1997TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Full Monty1997"I'm The Leader Of the Gang" 1974, "Rock and Roll Part 2" 1972 / writer: "I'm The Leader Of the Gang" 1974, "Rock and Roll Part 2" 1972
Unplugged1996TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dear God1996"Rock N' Roll Part II" / performer: "Rock N' Roll Part II"
Oasis: Mad for It!1996TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
EastEndersTV Series writer - 1 episode, 1996 performer - 1 episode, 1985
Oasis... There and Then1996Video writer: "Hello"
Oasis: Second Night Live at Knebworth Park1996Video writer: "Hello"
Channel 4 News1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kingpin1996lyrics: "Rock n Roll Part II" / music: "Rock n Roll Part II" / performer: "Rock n Roll Part II"
Oasis: Second Night Live at Maine Road1996Video writer: "Hello"
Eddie1996performer: "ROCK 'N ROLL PART II" / writer: "ROCK 'N ROLL PART II"
The Simpsons1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Oasis: (What's the Story?) - An MTV News Special1996TV Short documentary writer: "Hello Live at Glastonbury 95"
Happy Gilmore1996performer: "Rock And Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock And Roll Part 2"
Oasis: First Night Live at Maine Road1996Video writer: "Hello"
No Sleep Till Sheffield: Pulp Go Public1995TV Short documentary performer: "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again" / writer: "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 7 episodes, 1977 - 1995 writer - 5 episodes, 1977 - 1995
Oasis: First Night Live at Earls Court1995Video writer: "Hello"
Sudden Death1995performer: "Rock And Roll, Part II" / writer: "Rock And Roll, Part II"
D2: The Mighty Ducks1994performer: "ROCK AND ROLL PART TWO" / writer: "ROCK AND ROLL PART TWO"
Reality Bites1994performer: "Rock'n' Roll Part II" / writer: "Rock'n' Roll Part II"
Stars in Their Eyes1992-1994TV Series writer - 2 episodes
In the Name of the Father1993writer: "Leader of the Gang" - as Glitter
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Northern Exposure1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing Queen1993TV Movie performer: "Do You Want To Touch Me? Oh Yeah" / writer: "Do You Want To Touch Me? Oh Yeah"
American Heart1992writer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me"
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentary performer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" - uncredited / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" - uncredited
Side by Side1975performer: "I Love You Love Me Love" / writer: "I Love You Love Me Love"
CountdownTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1974 writer - 1 episode, 1974
Dark Places2015writer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me Oh Yeah"
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19802015TV Movie documentary writer: "Rock n Roll"
Z-Listers2014writer: "Do You Want To Touch Me Oh Yeah"
Rage2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boyhood2014/Iperformer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
Elementary2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Drift2013/IIwriter: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
My Mad Fat Diary2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs2011TV Movie documentary performer: "Another Rock and Roll Christmas" / writer: "Another Rock and Roll Christmas"
HungTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
A Few Best Men2011writer: "Rock n Roll Part I & II" - as Glitter
Glee2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
NBC Sunday Night Football2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dirty Girl2010writer: "Do You Want To Touch Me Oh Yeah"
Madden NFL 112010Video Game performer: "Rock and Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock and Roll Part 2"
The Runaways2010performer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me Oh Yeah" / writer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me Oh Yeah"
Transylmania2009performer: "Rock & Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock & Roll Part 2"
The Beautiful Life: TBL2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Four Christmases2008performer: "Rock & Roll Part 2" / writer: "Rock & Roll Part 2"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Be Cool1988TV SeriesLarrie Larkin
Super Gran1987TV SeriesNewcasle Brown

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Showman1970Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC News 8pm Summary2015TV Series shortHimself - Former Glam Rock Star / Himself - Singer / Himself - Former Singer
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1987-1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Mastercard Masters of Music Concert for the Prince's Trust1996TV Special documentaryGodFather
Clive Anderson All Talk1996TV SeriesHimself
No Sleep Till Sheffield: Pulp Go Public1995TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Top of the Pops1972-1995TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Presenter / Guest. / ...
See for Yourself1989TV MovieHimself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHimself
Roland Rat: The Series1986TV SeriesHimself
Alas Smith & Jones1986TV SeriesHimself
Àngel Casas Show1986TV SeriesHimself
Surprise Surprise!1984TV SeriesHimself - Performer
No 731983-1984TV SeriesHimself
Pop Quiz1983-1984TV SeriesHimself
The Tube1982TV SeriesHimself
Sin on Saturday1982TV SeriesHimself
Arena1981TV Series documentaryHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
The Norman Gunston Show1975TV SeriesHimself
Shang-a-Lang1975TV SeriesHimself
451974-1975TV SeriesHimself
Supersonic1975TV SeriesHimself
Remember Me This Way1974Himself (as Paul Gadd)
Lift Off1973-1974TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Singing
Disco1974TV SeriesHimself
Iltatähti1974TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Clunk-Click1974TV SeriesHimself
Spotlight1973TV SeriesHimself
Tarde para todos1973TV SeriesHimself
Crackerjack!1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Sunday Break1961TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Thank Your Lucky Stars1961TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesHimself
BBC News 8pm Summary2015TV Series shortHimself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19772012TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Canada A.M.2006TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1994TV SeriesHimself
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentaryHimself
Countdown1974TV SeriesHimself

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