Talent and gifting create a way for someone especially when the person enjoys exercising them. One such gifted and talented person is Ian Anderson who is a British musician. Ian is a producer, a vocalist who leads a band known as Jethro Tull, a guitarist and can play different instruments with ease. Let us find out how much is the net worth of Ian Anderson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Anderson was born on10th August 1947 in Scotland, and he is the youngest among the three siblings. His father was as James Anderson who used to operate a boiler company in East Port. In his childhood, he was brought up in Edinburgh but later shifted to England. Ian has a Scottish nationality with English ethnic background and could have contributed to his interest in music from childhood. His interest in music also came from his father’s big band.
In matters of education, Ian joined Blackpool Grammar School and later joined Blackpool College of Arts to further his studies in fine arts in 1964 up to 1966.
Ian was married to Jennie Franks, who helped Ian in the production of the song Aqualung and was also a photographer for four years. Their marriage did not hold, and in 1974 they parted ways, and Jennie got married to a screenwriter Jeffrey Price.
In 1976 Ian married Shona Learoyd who had studied ballet for many years but when they met Shona was working for Jethro Tull band. The couple has two children, James Anderson who is a musician and Gael who works in the film industry and is married to an actor. Ian is a survivor of a disease called deep vein thrombosis and had created public awareness of the same.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In the beginning, Ian worked in Blackpool as a sales assistant person at a store in Lewis department. It was in 1963 that Ian with other instrumentalists like John Evans a keyboardist, Michael a guitarist and others formed The Blades band. He wrote a solo album named ‘A’ in 1980 and released under Jethro Tull, and later he published his own called Walk into Light in 1983.
Since then Ian has published other albums including, The Language of Birds, Divinities to mention just a few. On 2017 he released an album titled The String Quartets. He has managerial skills and manages many companies like Ian Anderson Group of Companies and others.
Ian has received Honorary Doctorate in literature and letters from Heriot-Watt and Abertay universities. He is a chosen member of British Empire 2008 and holds Ivor Novella Award for International Achievements.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Ian earns a lot of money from his career as a singer and as a song composer. He has released many albums, and they are the best-selling in the market. Being a multi-professional instrumentalist has created an avenue for his earnings. Ian also creates wealth from his managerial skills in being a director in many companies. His net worth is estimated to be $34 million.
Many people look at the music industry as a firm that offers just entertainment and people ignore to invest in it. It is not right for the industry has transformed Ian’s life from being a low-class citizen to a millionaire who gets his livelihood from it. His Twitter and Instagram page has attracted a lot of followers who are looking forward to his new album productions.