Tim Westwood Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Tim Westwood was born on 3 October 1957, in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, and is a radio presenter, television presenter, and DJ, best known for being the host of the UK version of “Pimp My Ride”. He’s worked with BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Xtra and Capital Radio, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Tim Westwood? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $13 million, mostly earned through success on radio and television. He is referred to by numerous artists and DJs simply as Westwood. He’s held numerous shows and as he continues a career which began in 1980, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Tim Westwood Net Worth $13 million

Westwood started his career as a DJ for several radio stations; he helped form Kiss FM and is the co-owner of the station, and was also a DJ for LWR in the 1980s. In 1987, he became part of the mainstream station Capital FM, then seven years later, after a shakeup of Radio 1 he was given the “Rap Show”. He became the presenter of the show and so has become one of the longest serving broadcasters on Radio 1. He originally worked as a Pirate DJ and would then become a guest at the program “Meridian” which he discussed London’s hip hop culture. He made an appearance in the BBC documentary “Bad Meaning Good” which took a look at the early work of his company Justice Entertainment. He continued getting exposure through both radio and television, appearing on “Night Network” which was produced by London Weekend Television.

Thanks to his popularity, he was often mentioned on rap records. His net worth was starting to increase, partly because he was the only well-known DJ in Britain that played hip hop on legal radio. He was named three times as Best UK Radio DJ in the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards. He hosted the Capital FM “Rap Show” until 1994 when he would leave the station. He then joined Radio 1 and hosted the first national rap show in the UK. He also hosted a weekday drive time show at BBC before getting replaced in 2012. He stayed with BBC for nearly 20 years before leaving the company to rejoin Capital FM. He now works as part of Capital Xtra.

Tim also has an official YouTube channel named Tim Westwood TV which has over 230,000 subscribers; other popular artists can be seen on the channel including Will Smith, Nicki Minaj, and Eminem.
Westwood has received some criticism during the course of his career; in 2006, he was accused of encouraging knife and gun crime by Prime Minister David Cameron. Other critics have also pointed at Tim’s Black British pronunciation which is said to be opposed to his middle class origin. He’s also been accused of giving false statements about his age and background to the media.

For his personal life, despite his public profile, only rumours suggest that Tim is married with two children. Tim was injured in a drive-by shooting in 1999. According to reports, gunmen on a motorbike approached his car and shot him. Aside from this, Sacha Baron Cohen has stated that his Ali G character was inspired by Westwood.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 3, 1957
Birth place: Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
Profession:Presenter, Disc jockey, Radio personality
Nationality:British
Parents:Shirley Jennings, Bill Westwood
TV shows:Pimp My Ride, Pimp My Ride (UK)
Books:Pimp My Ride
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Presents the MTV show Pimp my Ride UK (2004)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pimp My Ride2004TV SeriesTim Westwood (2004-

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's a Lot2013Himself
How Hip Hop Changed the World2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2011TV SeriesHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2010TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Big Brother's Big Mouth2010TV SeriesHimself
Five Minutes With...2009TV SeriesHimself
Derren Brown: The Events2009TV SeriesHimself
The Justin Lee Collins Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Hell's Kitchen2009TV SeriesHimself
Chris Moyles Quiz Night2009TV SeriesHimself
FM2009TV SeriesHimself
KateModern2008TV SeriesHimself
The Friday Night Project2007TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV MovieHimself
1 Leicester Square2006TV SeriesHimself
Pimp Madonna's Ride2006TV MovieHimself - Host
The Wright Stuff2005TV SeriesGuest Panelist
Dubplate Drama2005TV SeriesHimself (2007)
The World's Greatest Gigs2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Radio DJ
UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pimp My Ride UK2005TV SeriesHimself - Host
The World According to RZA2004Video documentary
MOBO Unsung 20032003TV MovieHimself
Pass the Mic2000TV Series
The Media Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Night Network1988TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2011TV SeriesHimself - Presenter

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