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Zakk Wylde Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Born Jeffrey Phillip Wienlandt on 14 January 1967, in Bayonne, New Jersey USA, Zakk Wylde is a name famous in the music industry as a songwriter and musician, perhaps best known as a multi-instrumentalist, and the founder of Black Label Society, a band performing heavy metal.
So just how rich is Zakk Wylde? Sources estimate that Zakk has a net worth of $16 million, a great deal of his wealth having been earned as an instrumentalist for Ozzy Osbourne, and boosted with income from Pride & Glory, a band in which Zakk played guitar.
Zakk Wylde Net Worth $16 Million
Pride & Glory released an album in 1994, however soon after that the band split up. As a solo artist, Zakk debuted in 1996. That year his recording entitled Book of Shadows was released, and made Zakk Wylde’s net worth much bigger. Zakk is an interesting person: he always paints his guitars with a bulls-eye which is considered to be his signature.
Zakk Wylde has been keen on music since early childhood. At the age of eight Wylde learned to play the guitar, and throughout his youth, playing guitar was Zakk`s favourite hobby: he’s stated that he could play a guitar for the whole day as he really enjoyed it. As a teenager, he started working at Silverton Music. Zakk was a member of the bands Stone Henge and Zyris, however, he came into prominence after joining the Ozzy Osbourne team, replacing Jake E. Lee, the former guitarist. Wylde released eight albums in collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne`s team. To mention just a few: No Rest for the Wicked (1988), No More Tears (2001), Ozzmosis (1995), and Live at Budokan (2002) all came into prominence.
Moreover, the incomes from these albums released along with Black Label Society also boosted Zakk Wylde’s net worth. The albums entitled Stronger Than Death (2000), The Blessed Hellride (2003), Shot to Hell (2006), The Song Remains Not the Same (2011) among others brought great revenues for Zakk and added to his net worth.
It is important to know that Zakk successfully contributed to a couple guest album appearances. For example, Zakk played solo on one of the songs of Fozzy`s All That Remains (2005), as well as playing White Christmas and Addiction.
Zakk Wylde is rich because he is very talented. This may be proved by the fact that in 2006 Zakk was inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame.
Zakk Wylde has also earned a lot of money while being an occasional actor and solo artist, too. Zakk appeared in one of the episodes of the popular TV series “Californication” in the 2011 named “Suicide Solution”.
Along with his wife Barbaranne who he married in 1985, Zakk has four children. However, Wylde has had problems with alcohol for some time, and in order to continue performing, Zakk has needed help in rehab. He is now reported to be sober.