Bill Wyman is an English singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. Bill is widely known as the bass guitarist of the English rock band ‘The Rolling Stones’. He has worked with this band from 1962-1993. Bill has formed his blues-rock band ‘Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings’ in 1997. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Bill Wyman in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
William George Perks Jr. was born on 24th October 1936 in Lewisham, South London. His father William Perks was a bricklayer. His mother’s name is Molly nee Jeffery. Bill spent his early life in a terrace house in Penge. In a revelation, he said about his childhood as ‘scarred by poverty.’ Wyman pursued his education from ‘Beckenham and Penge County Grammar School’ from 1947-1953.
Bill Wyman has always been a womanizer. Maxim magazine has ranked Bill at #10 in the list of ‘Living Sex Legends.’ It is believed that he had sex with more than 1000 women. Bill has got married three times. In 1959, he married Diane. They have one son Stephen Paul Wyman who took birth on 29th March 1962. The couple got separated in 1967, and after two years they got officially divorced.
Wyman got married for the second time on 2nd June 1989. He was 52 then, and he married Mandy Smith who was just 18 at that time. They got divorced in 1993. Wyman married his third wife Suzanne Accosta in April 1993. They have three daughters together. Wyman quit smoking in 2009. Wyman was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 2016, but he has recovered from that.
Career, Awards & Nominations
On 7th December 1962, Wyman auditioned for a bass player for the band ‘The Rolling Stones’. The band was impressed with his talent, and thus he got selected. Wyman also gave backing vocals besides playing bass. He was the lead singer for the album ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ and the song ‘In Another Land.’ Wyman played on the album ‘The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions’ which released in 1971. He also played on ‘Jamming with Edwards’ which released in 1972.
He composed the music album ‘Green Ice’ in 1981. He has also composed music for movies such as ‘Terror at the Opera’ and ‘Dario Argento: Phenomena’. Wyman now tours with the band ‘The Rhythm Kings.’ On 10th December 2007, Wyman’s band performed at the O2 London at the ‘Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert.’ At the 5th annual ‘Independent Music Awards,’ Wyman was one of the judges. In October 2009, Wyman performed with the English rock band ‘Faces.’
Net Worth & Earnings
Bill Wyman’s estimated net worth is $90 Million. He has been a musician since 1960s. He has been part of two rock bands “The Rolling Stones” and “Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.” He has had collaborations with multiple musicians in his career. All these have contributed to his huge net worth.
Bill Wyman is one of the greatest English musicians. He is known for his longevity in his career. He has also written several books. Wyman is also a very photographer. His photography works have been exhibited in various galleries across the globe.