Let’s see how rich drummer Charlie Watts was:
|Age:||80 years old (he died on August 24, 2021)|
|Birthday:||June 2, 1941|
|Born:||London, United Kingdom|
|Last Update:||August 2021|
Who was Charlie Watts?
Charlie Watts had a net worth that reached $250 million at the time of his death, according to specialized website Celebrity Net Worth, making him one of the richest drummers in the world, along with Ringo Star of The Beatles, Lars Ulrich from Metallica, and Dave Grohl from Nirvana.
His huge fortune was made from tours, royalties, and selling albums, all related to his activity in The Rolling Stones band.
Rise to fame
His full name was Charles Robert Watts and he was born on June 2nd, 1941. He came to international fame as the drummer of the Rolling Stones band.
He became interested in jazz at a young age, and was part of the band Blues Incorporated. He played drums in London R&B clubs. There he met his future team mates: Brian Jones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
In January 1963, he joined the Rolling Stones as a drummer. He had also his own band, called the Charlie Watts Quintet.
His father, Charles Richard Watts, was a lorry driver for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, His mother was Lillian Charlotte and he had a sister, Linda.
In 1964, Charlie married Shirley Ann Shepherd – they met before he was a celebrity, and they had a daughter together, named Seraphina, born in 1968.
He had many talents as a boy: art, music, cricket, and football. He became intrested in drums at the age of 13. His parents bought him a drum kit an year later, in 1955.
He had a job as a graphic designer in Denmark, and this helped him later in contributing to the graphic art of the early Rolling Stones records such as the Between the Buttons record sleeve and was responsible for the 1975 tour announcement press conference in New York City.
In 1989, the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame., but Charlie Watts did not attend the ceremony.
Besides his music talent, Watts was also appreciated for his vestimentary tastes, being named one of the World’s Best Dressed Men by The Daily Telegraph.
Watts died on 24 August 2021 in a hospital from London, at the age of 80.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Charlie Watts’ net worth reached $250 million at the time of his death.
Rock and roll has probably given more than it’s taken.
You’d imagine Mick would be the happiest person in the world, and yet a lot of the times he isn’t.
I never had lessons. Used to try to play to records, which I hated doing. Still can’t play to them.
Usually, most people seem to be interested only in the frontman Mick Jagger, whose impressive net worth reaches $360, but let’s face it – Watts was quite a rich man also 🙂 with his estimated $250M wealth.
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