Ian Anderson net worth is
People also search for
Ian Anderson Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Ian Anderson was born on the 10th August 1947, in Dunfermline, Scotland, UK. He is a singer, songwriter and musician, probably best known as the head of the progressive rock band “Jethro Tull” which was active from 1967 to 2012. Moreover, Anderson has also launched a solo career – Ian has been active in the entertainment industry since 1962.
How large is the net worth of the singer? Reportedly, Ian Anderson’s wealth currently stands at $20 million, as of the data given in mid-2016.
Ian Anderson Net Worth $20 Million
To begin with, Ian was raised in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, and was educated at Blackpool Grammar school. Anderson was influenced by such well known singers as Elvis Presley. In 1966, he graduated from Blackpool College of Art in which he majored in fine art.
Anderson is a self-taught flautist influenced technically Roland Kirk, who vocalizes while playing his flute, and he was one of the major musicians to introduce the flute into rock music. On top of that, he also used the technique called the over-blowing – blowing very hard to get a more saturated sound. In 1969, his flute solo made him famous internationally, and then in the 1970s, he was noticed on stage because of his original outfits.
Furthermore, Anderson has shown his ability to play several instruments, performing and recording albums with the band Jethro Tull. One example out of many may be the album “Stormwatch” (1979). It should be noted that the range of instruments played by Anderson is really very wide – the flute, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, saxophone, Hammond organ, accordion, drums, keyboards, trombone, violin, harmonica, whistles and various types of flutes. His musical compositions have varied in genres too, ranging from blues roots in the studio album “This Was” (1968) to electronic music in “Walk Into Light” (1983), folk in “Minstrel In The Gallery” (1975) and hard rock in “Crest Of A Knave” (1987). As a songwriter, he composed Christian-inspired pieces with titles like “My God” (1971) in the album “Aqualung” (1971) and album “The Jethro Tull Christmas Album” (2003), so his fans are of different religious, ethnic and social groups. Overall, with the band he has released more than 20 studio albums which became a very important source of Anderson;s and other members of the band’s net worth.
In 1983, he started his solo career. Up to date, he has released six studio albums as well as two live albums, most of which have appeared on the music charts in the USA and UK. The most successful was his last album “Homo Erraticus” released in 2014. It appeared in high positions of many European and USA music charts, so his solo career has also increased the net worth of Anderson.
Additionally, Anderson has owned up to 43 salmon farms in Scotland, although he gave up this activity in the late 1990s. He has survived thrombosis, and has given several lectures to raise awareness to this disease.
Finally, in the personal life of the singer and musician, Ian has been married to Shona Learoyd since 1976, and they have two children. He was previously married to Jennie Franks (1970-74).