Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson is a popular Scottish musician and singer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the band Jethro Tull. Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist who can play bass guitar, keyboard, and flute. He has won many awards and has released albums as a solo artist. With his band, he has released multiple albums.

Well, how well do you know about Ian Anderson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ian Anderson’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 Ian Anderson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Ian Scott Anderson was born on 10 August 1947, in Fife, Scotland. He is the son of James Anderson. His father was the owner of the RSA Boiler Fluid Company. Anderson is the youngest of three brothers. He was influenced to music by his father’s jazz records.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ian Anderson in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ian Anderson’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 10 August 1947. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


In 1959 Anderson’s family moved to Blackpool, England. In there, he attended the Blackpool Grammar School. He has also been to the Blackpool College of Art to study fine arts.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 1970, Ian Anderson got married to Jennie Franks. The couple divorced in 1974. He then got married to Shona Learoyd in 1976. They have two children named Gael and James Duncan Anderson. His son James is also a musician, and his daughter works in the film industry.

Anderson is suffering from COPD. He is also a survivor of deep vein thrombosis. Ian currently lives with his family in Wiltshire, England. He loves to protect wild cats and has also written a beginner’s guide.

Is Ian Anderson Gay?

When we discuss the sexual orientation of Ian Anderson, then he is very straight. He is a father of two children that proves that he is not gay or bisexual. The musician has been married two times.

Professional Career

As a teenager, Anderson started working at a departmental store as a sales assistant. In 1963, he teamed up with his school friends for the band called The Blades. During this time, he used to do many odd jobs. Jethro Tull came into existence in 1967. A year later, the band released their debut album, This Was.

It was followed by Stand Up in 1969. The 1971 album Aqualung was highly successful and certified multi-platinum. Their albums from the 1970s include A Passion Play, War Child, and Songs from the Wood. In 1987, the critically successful album Crest of a Knave became available. Their most recent album was The Jethro Tull Christmas album in 2003.

Jethro Tull has also released nine live albums and 15 compilation albums. They have come up with 33 singles and four EPs. On the solo front, his album Walk into Light was released in 1983. In 1995, he released Divinities: Twelve Danced with God. This was followed by The Secret Language of Birds. Rupi’s Dance became available in 2003. His recent solo released was Homo Erraticus in 2014. Anderson has also released two live albums. He has performed as a guest for many other artists. The collaboration album Jethro Tull -The String Quartets was released in 2017.


With Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson won the Grammy Award in 1987. In 2006, he won the Ivor Novello Award in the category of International Achievement. He has also won the “Prog God” award at the Progressive Music Awards in 2013. In 2008, he was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire. He has received honorary doctorates from Heriot-Watt University and Abertay University. Additionally, Anderson has appeared on the cover of TIME magazine in 1973.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ian Anderson in 2021

As of 2021, Ian Anderson has an estimated net worth of $110 million. This fortune comes from the sale of his albums. He has released many albums in his career with Jethro Tull. The band has been active for over five decades. Part of his wealth also comes from his solo career.

He has released solo albums and collaborated with many other artists. Anderson is also the owner of many salmon farms. In addition to this, he is the director of Ian Anderson Group of Companies Limited. He is also the director of three other companies including Calliandra Productions Limited.

A popular name in the music industry, Ian Anderson rose to fame after becoming a part of Jethro Tull. With his band, he went on to release a number of albums. He is a legendary name and has received many honors. Anderson continues to be active in his profession. We can expect to see a lot from him.


Facts of Ian Scott Anderson

  • Gender Male
  • full nameIan Scott Anderson
  • birthplaceDunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  • Date of Birth August 01, 1947
  • Age 76 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone
  • Lucky Color
  • Best Match for Marriage
  • nationalityScottish
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$110 million
  • professionMusician and Singer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 80 Kg, In Pounds – 176 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 175 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
  • hair colorBald
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolBlackpool Grammar School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

Scott Eastwood

John McEnroe