Brian Douglas Wilson is a well-known American songwriter, singer and a record producer who created Beach Boys. In the year 1962, that was the time when he signed a contract with the Capitol records. He has been involved in the writing of more than 40 songs that have topped Billboard charts. Brian has had so many struggles and suffered from a mental illness. He has used unorthodox means when it comes to composing pops. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Brian Wilson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Brian Douglas was born in the year 1942 on June 20th at the Centinela Hospital in Inglewood. He is the eldest son of Audree Neva and Murry Wilson, who has been working as a musician and a machinist. He has two younger brothers by the name Dennis and Carl. When Brian was aged two years, the family moved to 3701 West which is located near the Hawthorne California.
His career in music started at a very young age as his father has said that he repeated melodies several times. Later on, his hearing on one ear, diminished and he struggled so much. When he was just about six or even seven years, he was used to performing solos in church and this improved his confidence in doing things. In the year 1960, that was when he enrolled at the El Camino College in Los Angeles, where he majored in psychology.
From the year 1964 to 1979, he got married to Marilyn Rovell. The couple was blessed with two daughters, namely, Carnie and Wendy. Both of them were able to achieve so much musical success in the 1990s. In the year 1995, Wilson got married to Melinda Kae Ledbetter, a saleswoman and a retired model whom he got to meet in the year 1986.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the year 1961, Brian Wilson created his first melody, and in the same year, he featured in a music group together with his brothers. This group was named ‘The Beach Boys’, and the first single that was released by this band was titled ‘Surfin’. It rose to become a huge hit in Los Angeles. In the year 1963, that was when he became a producer of an album that had the title ‘Surfer Girl.’ Beach Boys released the debut album ‘Surfin Safari’ in the year 1962.
The second album had the title ‘Surfin USA,’ and its release happened in 1963. Among the singles in this album including ‘Shut Down Volume 2’ and ‘All Summer Long’ among many more. They have successfully released some albums in the 1960s and also in 1970s. In the year 1989, that was when they released an album that had the title ‘Still Cruisin’. The last studio album that he launched was in 2012, and it was entitled ‘That’s Why God Made the Radio.’ He has received several awards among them being an Inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Brian Wilson is estimated to be over $80 million. This wealth has been generated from his career as a musician who has gone on to accumulate a lot of wealth. He has sold very many albums, and this played a big role in increasing his net worth. In the band, ‘Beach Boys,’ he remains the second richest man in the band. The albums have been certified platinum on three different occasions.
Brian has stood out to be among the wealthiest artists in the world. His excellent skills when it comes to music is what has seen him stood out among the other people. Two documentaries have been based on him and have increased his popularity.