Tom Jones is a popular Welsh singer, and his singing career spanned six decades. He performed in Las Vegas from 1967 to 2011 and is a coach at The Voice UK. He is known for his powerful voice, and he was also into acting. Tom is a receiver of the Grammy Award as well as MTV VMA and Brit Awards. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Tom Jones in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Tom Jones was born on 7th June in 1940. He was the son of Thomas Woodward and Freda Jones. He started his education at Wood Road Infants School. Then he attended Wood Road Junior School and then Pontypridd Central Secondary Modern School. He had a passion for singing songs since his childhood days, but he was not interested in school sports.
Tom Jones married to Linda in 1957 and stayed a married couple until her death in 2016. The couple had Mark Woodward as the only son. He confessed his infidelity, and he was accused of physically assaulting Linda. Jones stated that he slept for more than 250 women every year at his peak. One of such affairs led to the birth of a son. He had relationships with many well-known women such as Mary Wilson, Cassandra Peterson, Katherine Berkery, and much more.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1963 he became the frontman a Welsh Beat group named Tommy Scott and the Senators. There were several solo tracks that were recorded by the group in 1964. Gordon Mills was a London based who spotted Jones at Top Hat in Cwmtillery. He gave renamed the young star and called him Tom Jones and took him to London. The first single of the singer was “Chills and Fever” released in 1964.
The follow up of the song was “It’s Not Unusual” which became popular internationally. In 1965 the manager of Tom Jones secured some movie theme songs for Tom Jones. What’s New Pussycat? And Thunderball was a remarkable achievement for Tom Jones. In 1966 he won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
In 1967, for the first time, Jones performed in Las Vegas at Flamingo. Television show This Is Tom Jones gave him international success in his career. It ran from 1969 to 1971. This is now available in DVD format in the market. He also appeared in Pop Go The Sixties the review of the music scenes of 1960s by BBC. In the 1970s he attended a tour with a group of female singers and the names were Quiet Elegance and the Blossoms.
He gave some single hits during this period including “Till”, “She’s a Lady”, and “The Young New Mexican Puppeteer”. He gave another hit “Say You’ll Stay Until Tomorrow” in 1976. This song became number one on the US country chart. He acted in Pleasure Cove with David Hasselhoff, Constance Forslund, and Tanya Roberts in 1979.
In 1984 he appeared in Fantasy Island. In 1999 his album Reload was released. This album covered the duets of the artists like the Cardigans, Natalie Imbruglia, Van Morrison, Cerys Matthews, Mousse T, Stereophonics, Portishead, and Robbie Williams. He won the MTV Video Music Award – Breakthrough Video for Kiss in 1989. His song “Sex Bomb” was another hit came in 2000 and ranked No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart.
In 2010 he released his album Praise & Blame. In the same, he also appeared on the penultimate episode of the Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. In 2011 he appeared in Let Them Talk which was the debut album by Hugh Laurie. He released Spirit in the Room in 2012 and in 2015 he released Long Lost Suitcase. He started the summer tour in 2018 and cancelled some shows for it.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a popular singer whose career spanned over six decades? Well, he has a net worth of $320 million, and it is the sale of his record albums and stage performances that have helped accumulate such wealth. He had also endorsed a lot of brands during his prime time. He lives a luxurious life and has a collection of vintage cars.
Tom Jones is currently a coach for The Voice UK, and he is doing more tours across the world. Moreover, he is also doing supporting roles in some movies.