Billy Idol

Music is one career that you will never grow weary of as long as you are good at it. Singers who have managed to survive in this industry for many years only need to be happy and creative. With creativity, you will always have a new theme to write about. Billy Idol who is now 65 years of age knows this very well. He joined the music industry in 1973 and since then he always something new to present to his fans.

Well, how well do you know about Billy Idol? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Billy Idol’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Billy Idol to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was on the 30th of November in 1955 when the news of the birth of William Michael Albert Broad were announced to the family and friends of his parents. Billy was born in Stanmore, Middlesex in London to William Alfred Broad and Joan Broad. His parents were devout Christians and regularly attended Anglicans Church. Michael who is popularly known as Billy Idol spent his childhood in different neighborhoods as his parents moved a lot.

When he was two years old, the parents decided to move to New York and settled at a place known as Patchogue.  After some time, they decided to move to Rockville Centre. He has a younger sister named Jane who was born at Rockville New York. 4 years later, they felt they were not comfortable living in New York and they decided to go back to England and they settled in Dorking, Surrey. This was however not enough as they again moved to South-eastern London and settled in Bromley when Billy was around 16 years old.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Billy Idol in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Billy Idol’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 30 November 1955. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 152 lbs in Pound and 69 kg in Kilograms.


Billy’s parents were very fond of moving from one place to another. For this reason, he attended schools at different places. Although we don’t know where he started his classes, it is clear that he attended Ravensbourne School for Boys. The family however moved to West Sussex and settled in the Worthing suburb of Goring-by-Sea. He was enrolled in Worthing High School for Boys. In 1975 in October, he joined the University of Sussex where he pursued an English degree. He however didn’t graduate since he dropped out of school in 1976 to follow his dreams as a singer.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Although Billy is very successful career-wise, he can’t say the same about his personal life. He was not lucky enough to get a woman to call his wife. He has dated so many women but it seems like he has never found the woman of his life. There was so much hope about his relationship with Perri Lister as they dated for 9 good years, but unfortunately, they ended the relationship. However, they had a son named Willem Wolf Broad who was born on 15th of June in 1988.

After that, he started dating Linda Mathis for some time but just as his previous relationship, this also didn’t work out. They however share a daughter named Bonnie Blue. Since then, there has not been any information about his dating life.

Is Billy Idol Gay?

Billy Idol may not be very stable when it comes to romantic relationships but there have never been any rumors about him being gay. Since he has dated two notable women who he has kids, we can comfortably say that he is a straight guy as far as his sexual orientation is concerned.

Professional Career

He started his career in the music industry as a guitarist in a Punk Rock band in 1976. He however left the band with another band-mate and together, they founded a new band which they named “Generation X” and Billy became the band’s lead singer. The band was active from 1976 to 1980, but the band collapsed in 1980.

After the collapse of “Generation X” band, he decided to try out his solo career, and he was able to release several albums. Some of these include: “Billy Idol”, “Rebel Yell”, “Charmed Life”, “Whiplash Smile” and “Cyberpunk”. All these songs were released between 1982 and 1983. In 2014, he released his last album titled “Kings and Queens of the Underground”.


When it comes to awards and achievements, Billy has been recognized for his hard work in the music industry for many years now. He has therefore been rewarded with several awards some of which include: MTV Video Music Award in the category of Best video. In the film industry, he won a BRIT Award in the category of Best British Video for his work in “Cradle of Love” film.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Billy Idol in 2021

With the success this man has registered in both music and the film industry, you can be sure that he is loaded. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated at $60 million. Much of his income comes from his career in the music industry.

Apart from being a singer, he has also been featured in the film industry. In 2020, he starred in “Billy Never Dies” which was a public service campaign. Billy has achieved a lot in his career and many people are celebrating him for his great work in the music industry.


Facts of William Michael Albert Broad

  • Gender Male
  • full nameWilliam Michael Albert Broad
  • birthplaceStanmore, Middlesex, London
  • Date of Birth November 30, 1955
  • Age 68 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Sagittarius
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Turquoise
  • Lucky Color Orange
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius
  • nationalityEnglish
  • religionChristianity
  • net worth$60 million
  • professionSinger, musician, songwriter, and actor
  • weightIn Kilograms – 69 Kg, In Pounds – 152 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 175 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
  • hair colorBlonde
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolRavensbourne School for Boys, Worthing High School for Boys

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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