Rob Halford is a popular singer and songwriter who is best known for being the lead vocalist of the English metal band ‘Judas Priest’. He has a powerful voice and is dubbed as one of the best voices ever in rock music genre. In 2009, Rob was ranked thirty-third in the list of ‘Greatest Voices in Rock’ by Planet Rock listeners. He has contributed with other rock bands besides Judas Priest during his long music career. He founded ‘Metal God Records’. The estimated net worth of Rob Halford is $35 million US dollars.
Robert John Arthur Halford famously known as Rob Halford was born on 25 August 1951, in Sutton Coldfield. He was born to parents Barrie and Joan. He has a brother named Nigel, and a sister named Sue; he is the eldest of three. He was raised in Central Walsall with his siblings. Robert was influenced by rock music from his early age. He was inspired by rock musicians such as ‘Robert Plant’, ‘Janis Joplin’, and ‘Little Richard’. In his earlier days as a singer, he sang with several bands.
Rob Halford came out as gay on a TV show in 1998. Born into a Christian family, he faced many difficulties in regard to his homosexuality. He had to hide his sex for a long time, and it caused a lot of depression and anxiety to him. He had a very difficult time dealing with that and eventually became an alcoholic and started doing drugs. He had overdose attack in 1986 and has been sober from that point on by going to a rehab.
Rob Halford was a cinema manager when he came into contact with the bassist of the rock band ‘Judas Priest’ through his sister. Rob met the co-founding member ‘Ian Hill’ and joined the band as the lead vocalist. Their debut album ‘Rocka Rolla’ was released in August 1974. Band’s next album was ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’, and it was released a year later from their debut.
They released many items in the following years. His last album with the band was ‘Painkiller’. It was released in 1990, and Rob left the band two years later in 1993. Later, he formed a band named ‘Fight’ with his old pals from ‘Judas Priest’. He recorded total three albums there. In 2003, he rejoined his former band ‘Judas Priest’ and released an album ‘Angel of Retribution’ in 2005.
It was the 30th anniversary of the band as well. The band was supposed to be separated and ended in 2011, but they are still working together.
How much is Rob Halford Net Worth in 2017
Rob Halford has been part of Judas Priest for more than 30 years now. They have released several hit albums during that time. He has earned almost all of his wealth from working with the band. Rob Halford has an estimated net worth of $35 million US dollars as of 2017.
Rob Halford has a nickname ‘Metal God’ for his contribution the genre. He has been in music industry for a long time and has the fan following of millions all over the world. He was inspired by rock music from an early age and was able to turn his passion into a profession successfully.