What is Billie Joe Armstrong’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$75 Million|
|Age:||50 Years Old|
|Born:||17 February 1972|
|Salary (Annual):||$10 Million Per Year|
Billie Joe Armstrong Net Worth and Income:
Billie Joe Armstrong is an American singer, and actor who has a net worth is $75 million. Billie is best known for being the rock band Green Day’s lead singer, guitarist, and major songwriter. Armstrong plays guitar and sings for Pinhead Gunpowder, a punk rock band, and sings lead for Green Day’s side projects Foxboro Hot Tubs, The Network, The Longshot, and The Coverups.
Armstrong’s Green Day is best known for their second rock opera ‘American Idiot’ which has sold over 15,000,000 copies and featured hits like ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ and ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’.
Green Day has performed in more than 5 nations on 4 continents and amassed over 100 awards for their music. They have also sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Armstrong is considered to be one of the best punk rock guitarists of all time. Moreover, In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine included him in its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
Billie Joe Armstrong was born on February 17, 1972, In Oakland, California, to Ollie Jackson and Andrew Marciano Armstrong, a jazz musician and Safeway truck driver.
At age 10, his father passed away from esophageal cancer. His mother worked at Rod’s Hickory Pit in El Cerrito, California, as a waitress, where he and Mike Dirnt played their debut show in 1987. Marci, Hollie, Anna, David, and Alan are five siblings of Armstrong.
Armstrong went to Rodeo’s Hillcrest Elementary School. Additionally, Armstrong attended Crockett, California schools Carquinez Middle School and John Swett High School before transferring to Pinole Valley High School. He left school on his 18th birthday in order to pursue a career in music.
In 1987, he founded the band “Sweet Children” with his childhood friend Mike Dirnt. While Sean Hughes played bass and John Kiffmeyer played drums, they played the guitar. Dirnt took over playing bass after Hughes quit the band. Due to their marijuana addiction, the band changed its name to “Green Day” in 1989.
Their debut EP, 1,000 Hours, was released the same year. The following year, they finished recording 39/Smooth, their first studio album, as well as Slappy, an extended play. Both albums were included in the compilation titled, 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours.
In Green Day’s second album “Kerplunk” Tre Cool made his debut as a new drummer replacing Sobrante. With the release of their second album, the band entered the mainstream and sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.
With several musicians, Armstrong co-wrote songs. Some of these include Unforgiven by the all-female American rock group The Go- Go’s, The Angel and The Jerk, New Day, and Radio by the American punk rock band Rancid. In addition to producing music for The Riverdales, he was also involved in a project called, The Network that was in charge of releasing the album, Money Money 2020 on Adeline Records, a label he co-owns.
In total, The band has released 13 studio albums, four live albums, five compilation albums, one soundtrack album, four video albums, 11 extended plays, four box sets, 43 singles, 10 promotional singles, and 47 music videos.
He also portrayed the part of St. Jimmy for one week in the 2010 production of American Idiot. He collaborated with the band Lonely Island in 2013 on the song, I Run NY off The Wack Album. He composed the songs for These Paper Bullets, a rock-and-roll musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy-drama Much Ado About Nothing, in 2014.
In 1997, Armstrong co-founded Adeline Records, a rock and punk rock record label that operated until 2017. Along with Bill Schneider, he established Broken Guitars, a guitar store, in Oakland, California, in 2015. Oakland Coffee Works was established in the same year by Armstrong and Mike Dirnt.
Armstrong is a bisexual. Previously, he has dated Arica, sister of ex-Green Day tour member Mike Pelino, sister-in-law of Janna White, wife of Jason White, the guitarist for Green Day on tour, and Amanda, a fan of the band.
In 1994, Armstrong wed Adrienne Nesser, a professional skateboarder, and Steve Nesser’s sister. They have two children: Jakob Danger Armstrong, a guitarist and singer-songwriter who performs with the band Mt. Eddy, and Joseph Marciano “Joey” Armstrong, a drummer for SWMRS who later became the subject of sexual misconduct allegations in 2020.
Assets and Properties
Armstrong and his wife reside in a $5 million property in California. They also own a private yacht, which they maintain on a yearly basis for $400,000. Armstrong’s also boasts a collection of vintage vehicles, which includes a 1968 Mercury Monterey, a 1963 Chevrolet Nova SS, a 1969 Fiat 500 Soft Top, a 1961 Chevy Corvair Greenbrier van, a 1972 BMW 2002tii, and more.
Billie Joe Armstrong Net Worth
As of 2022, Billie Joe Armstrong’s net worth is estimated to be $75 million. Armstrong is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world with his music career and record sales. Concerts, tours, and film and television appearances are also his main income sources.
In addition, the Green Day band has won 4 Grammy Awards from its 17 nominations, or 5 out of 20 if you count the solo awards. He has also won various other prestigious awards working with the band.