Tony Iommi is an icon in the music industry from the United Kingdom who’s a guitarist, songwriter and producer. He’s one of the founders of Black Sabbath as well as their lead guitarist and primary composer for a long period. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Tony Iommi in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Tony Iommi birth name is Anthony Frank Iommi. He was born on February 19, 1948, in Handsworth city in West Midlands in Birmingham, United Kingdom. His father Anthony Frank worked in the carpentry field, and his mother Sylvia Maria Iommi was mainly running a shop. The shops which the family had were quite popular in the neighborhood.
Tony Iommi was mainly grown and raised in his hometown. He studied at the Birchfield Road School, but it’s not known whether he attended a college, university, earned a degree, certificate or not. When he was around 10 years old, Tony learned boxing, karate and even judo. We are not aware of any siblings which Tony might have. The Coventry University honored Tony Iommi with a Doctorate of Arts degree in 2013.
Tony Iommi has been into marriages, divorces, relationships and has a child that is publicly confirmed. He was first married for around 8 years to Susan Snowdon. His second marriage was to model Melinda Diaz lasted around 5 years ending in 1985 with a daughter named Toni-Marie Iommi who was born in 1983. After that, he married and became divorced from a woman named Valery Iommi. Furthermore, he had a relationship with the guitarist, actress, vocalist and songwriter Lita Ford in the 80s.
Tony Iommi has been married to the former Swedish vocalist Maria Sjoholm since 2005. She worked with a band named Drain STH and now she’s retired.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Tony Iommi worked in several odd jobs before focusing on music. He played with various bands including Rockin’ Chevrolets, Rest, Mythology, Velvett Fogg, Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and WhoCares. His most popular career time was with Black Sabbath who hold a worldwide recognized name.
Tony Iommi has a great long list of award wins and nominations which he received solo and with the bands he worked in. He is the winner of the 2018 Kerrang! Icon Award. According to the official Grammy awards website, Tony has 2 wins and 5 nominations, as both of the wins he received were in the category of Best Metal Performance.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The English guitarist, songwriter and producer Tony Iommi has an estimated net worth of more than $170 million. His wealth of over a hundred million came from the music he worked on. Tony Iommi earned most of his millions from the albums and songs he recorded and performed with Black Sabbath.
Tony Iommi will always be considered as an English icon. He has spent most of his career days with Black Sabbath band as they were internationally successful. Tony Iommi is married to Maria Sjoholm and they seem quite happy together.