Joe Perry is an American guitarist and a songwriter who is well known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Aerosmith. Perry has also sung occasionally as a lead singer for the band, and he hails the 84th position in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Apart from being a prolific guitarist, Joe is also a talented songwriter who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame along with his partner Steven Tyler. Keep reading to know more information regarding the net worth of Joe Perry in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Anthony Joseph Perry was born on September 10th in the year 1950, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the United States to Anthony D. Perry and Mary S. Perry. Father, Anthony was an accountant, and mother, Mary was a gym teacher. Joe was naturally a left-hander who played to play guitar with his right hand. He attended the Vermont Academy and started to develop a passion for music at quite a young age after watching The Beatles perform in The Ed Sullivan Show.
Joe Perry married Elyssa Jerret in 1975, and the couple has a son together named Adrian. The couple divorced in 1982 and Joe married his second wife Billie in 1985. With Billie, Joe has two sons namely Tony and Roman, and he also has another son named Aaron from an undisclosed relationship. In 2006, Adrian and Tony founded the rock group, Dead Boots.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Joe Perry started a band named The Jam Band along with Tom Hamilton which was later joined by Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, and Steven Tyler. The band later became Aerosmith and gave many hits during the mid-1970s such as Toys in the Attic and Rocks. The band became highly popular, and its crowd was named The Blue Army.
Aerosmith has sold over 150 million records worldwide and is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time. In 2005, Joe released his self-titled solo album followed by the albums Have Guitar, Will Travel in 2009, Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas in 2014, and Switzerland Manifesto in 2018.
Joe was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Aerosmith in 2001, and his band has won 4 Grammy Awards so far. Perry along with Steven Tyler was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2013 they won the ASCAP Founders Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
The legendary guitarist has managed to earn huge wealth through his successful career with Aerosmith and his solo ventures which accounts greatly to his net worth of $135 million. He owns houses in Vermont, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, and Florida with a combined value of $6 million and owns a list of luxury and vintage cars.
Joe Perry has enjoyed an illustrious career so far spanning over four decades, and he still strives to contribute to music in spite of his health issues which clearly show the love this guy has for music.