Phil Collins is one of the renowned English Musicians, singer, drummer and an actor. In most part of his life, he has had a solo career but also participated in a famous rock band known as Genesis. He at first ventured into acting before he realized his passion for music in the 1970s when he completely changed his career line thereof. He has recorded one of the most successful solo as well as group careers which have not been met by most musicians. Now let’s have a close look on the net worth of Phil Collins in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Phil Collins was born on 30th January 1951 in Chiswick, London in England whose full name was Philip David Charles Collins. His father was known as Greville Phip Austin Collins and was an insurance agent while his mother was known as Winifred June Strange who was a theatre agent. He was highly inspired by watching actors while they are performing on stage as he usually followed his mother and this led to a growth of passion in music and arts.
He started playing drum kits while at the age of five when he was given it as a birthday gift and was later provided with advanced instruments from the increase in interest. He joined Chiswick County School for Boys from which he began his own band known as Real Thing but was disbanded which led him to join Freehold where he wrote his first song.
Phil Collins had married thrice with his first marriage being in 1975 when he married Andrea Bertorelli. This marriage lasted for five years, and they separated in 1980 which greatly affected Phil Collins. Collins had his second marriage on 1984 with Jill Tavelman with whom they separated after 12 years. He married the third time in 1999 but also divorced with the third wife by the name Orianne Cevey in 2008 though they got back together in 2016 and are currently together.
Carrier, Awards & Nominations
Phil Collins got his first deal on recording in 1969 from which he recorded together with guitarists Brian Chatton, Gordon Smith, and Ronnie Caryl with whom they recorded together as well as recorded the album known as Ark 2. This album was nominated as the Pop Album of the Month, but the group was disbanded in 1970.
He got a wonderful opportunity to become the main drummer for a rock band known as Genesis in August 1970. With this band, he produced his first album known as Nursery Cryme which was released in 1971. Together with this group, they also released other albums which include ‘We Can’t Dance’, ‘Selling England by the Pound’, and ‘And Then There Were Three’.
Through his solo career, he has enjoyed much success which has made him be among the best-selling artists in modern days. He has also been given many awards as well as a nomination in the music industry. From his solo career, he has won awards such as American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, Academy Awards, Brit Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Golden Globe Awards. He has also received Honorary Degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Berklee College of Music, and McMurry University.
Net Worth & Earnings
With the major source of his income being his music career, Phil Collins has a bountiful net worth. He is among the best-selling artists in the world with his albums being loved by fans in a great extent with which he has sold more than 100 Million albums. During 2012, Phil Collins was mentioned and ranked to be in the second wealthiest drummer across the globe. With this, Phil Collins has an estimated net worth of $290 Million.
Being one of the best and talented drummers, Phil Collins contribution in the music industry can never be forgotten in which he has mentored most people across the globe.