James Williamson Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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James Williamson, born on 29 October 29, 1949, is an American guitarist, record producer and songwriter who is best known for his contribution to the Protopunk rock band and ‘The Stooges’. One of the music world’s most celebrated artists, Williamson has been active in the music world since 1966. Apart from being a well know guitarist and vocalist, he is also an electronics engineer.

The music world’s quintessential artist and an engineer, how rich is James Williamson in 2015? Well, as per a number of credible sources and websites, James Williamson’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million, with his musical career clearly the major source of income. Apart from that, he also worked for Advanced Micro Devices and the Sony Company as an engineer which further helped Williamson add his riches.

 

James Williamson Net Worth $10 Million

Born in Castroville, Texas USA, Williamson was raised by his mother and a very strict military stepfather. At a very early age, he took up the guitar after being hugely inspired by ‘The Ventures’ and eventually formed his first rock n roll band, “The Chosen Few” while he was in the 9th grade. Sadly, the band broke up shortly thereafter.

In 1971, Williamson joined another band named “The Stooges” while they were struggling with line-up changes and lack of success. Williamson went on to co-write many songs and even played all the guitar parts for The Stooges 1973 album which gained him fame and success. Many people considered him one of Punk’s pioneers for his creative song writing and jagged high-energy approach. However, despite Williamson’s considerable talent and enthusiasm, the band could not overcome their difficulties as many of the band members sank into hard-core drug abuse, resulting in the final demise of the band in 1974. Regardless, this was the start of his net worth growing.

In 1979, to gear up his musical career, Williamson was persuaded to work with Iggy Pop to produce and write for Iggy’s solo album ‘New Values’. He also worked on Iggy’s subsequent album ‘Soldier’, before falling out over recording methods and losing contact with him. Williamson’s musical journey with Iggy Pop came to an end in 1980.

After various ups and downs in his musical career, Williamson turned his back on music- going to school to become and electronics engineer. Following his graduation, he went to Silicon Valley where he worked as an engineer for the next 16 years. In 1997, he was hired as Sony’s vice president of technical standards and in 2015, he was awarded with Ronald H. Brown Standard Leadership Award for his contribution to consumer electronic standards development.

After being out of the music industry for decades, James Williamson finally reunited with Iggy, and reformed ‘The Stooges’ in 2010 going on to give stage performances together.

Talking about his personal life, Williamson is married to Amanda Williamson and has a daughter named Amanda J. Williamson. Currently, he lives in Texas, United States. So, with a net worth of $ 10 Million, James Williamson is one of the more successful and richer musicians prominent in the industry.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 29, 1949
Birth place: Castroville, Texas, United States
Profession:Record producer, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter, Electronic Engineer
Education:California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (1982)
Nationality:United States of America
Record labels:BOMP Records, Columbia, Radar Records
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_William


Quotes

#Quote
1I tried to bridge the gap between the depression of living the way we do and the anger and desperate fear a young person would feel about that. I feel personally, since Columbine and right on through a lot of the violent incidents in North America particularly, that a lot of it is prompted by an over-regimented, over-built, over-paid, over-hyped society.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Song to Song2017writer: "Raw Power", "Search and Destroy"
Gimme Danger2016Documentary writer: "Cock In My Pocket", "Gimme Danger", "I Need Somebody", "I'm Hungry", "I'm Sick Of You", "Search And Destroy", "Raw Power"
Far Out2015writer: "Gimme Danger"
Focus2015/IIwriter: "Gimme Danger"
Dark Shadows2012writer: "I'm Sick of You"
Burn2012/IDocumentary writer: "Gimme Danger"
Dexter2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sucker Punch2011writer: "SEARCH AND DESTROY"
Lost2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Runaways2010writer: "Gimme Danger"
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll2009writer: "Gimme Danger"
The IT Crowd2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game "SEARCH AND DESTROY"
American Wasteland2005Video Game writer: "Search and Destroy"
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou2004writer: "Search and Destroy"
Driv3r2004Video Game writer: "Gimme Danger"
Wonderland2003writer: "Search and Destroy" 1973
Stander2003writer: "Raw Power"
Haggard2003writer: "Search and Destroy" - as James Robert Williamson
The Wire2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
16 Years of Alcohol2003writer: "Raw Power"
Intimacy2001writer: "Consolation Prizes" 1977, "Penetration" 1973, "No Sense of Crime" uncredited
Dogtown and Z-Boys2001Documentary writer: "Gimme Danger"
Almost Famous2000writer: "Search and Destroy"
Whatever1998writer: "Gimme Danger"
Velvet Goldmine1998writer: "Gimme Danger"
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story1993TV Movie documentary writer: "Raw Power"
Mississippi Masala1991writer: "New China Awakening"
Tales from the Crypt1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Athens, Ga. - Inside/Out1987Documentary writer: "Search and Destroy" - as J. Williamson
The Boys Next Door1985writer: "I Got Nothin'"
Up the Academy1980lyrics: "Gimme Danger", "Night Theme" / music: "Gimme Danger", "Night Theme"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stadium Anthems2017special thanks post-production

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gimme Danger2016DocumentaryHimself
Iggy & The Stooges: Raw Power Live - In the Hands of the Fans2011DocumentaryHimself, guitar
Search and Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power2010DocumentaryHimself
The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2010TV MovieHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself

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