Who is Jimmy Page and what is his net worth 2018? Jimmy Page is an English musician who is the founder of the band ‘Led Zeppelin’. He is also a record producer and songwriter. Before becoming the guitarist of ‘Led Zeppelin’, Page was a member of the band ‘the Yardbirds’. He has been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has been described as the greatest of the hero of rock by “uncut”. He was also voted the 2nd best guitarist of all time by Times. He has also ranked 3 by the Rolling Stone magazine on the list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
James Patrick Page was born on 9 January 1944, in Heston, England. He was born to parents Patricia Elizabeth Gaffikin and James Patrick Page. His father was a manager in an industry. His first moved to Feltham and then to Epsom. At the age of 12, he took guitar lessons in Kingston. He was inspired by the song “Baby Let’s Play House” by Elvis Presley and his early influences were James Burton and Scotty Moore.
When he was 13, he appeared talent guest program called ‘All Your Own’. He attended the Danetree Secondary School in West Ewell but decided to leave it for music. Even as a student, he used to perform with bands like Cyril Davies’ All Stars, Blues Incorporated, and Alexis Korner. He also used to perform with guitarists like Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.
In the 1960s, Jimmy page’s partner was Jackie DeShannon. From 1970 to 1983, his partner was Charlotte Martin who was a French model. In 1986, Page was married to model Patricia Ecker. They have a son named James Patrick Page. He then got married to Jimena Gómez-Paratcha. They have two children named Zofia Jade and Ashen Josan. They also have an adopted daughter named Jana. He divorced with Paratcha in 2008.
While performing at the Marquee, Jimmy Page was spotted by John Gibb. Page recorded some singles with the help of Gibb. He then released the single “Diamonds” which became the #1 song on the singles chart in 1963. He then played on the debut album of Kink. He continued to play many singles for different artists like Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Marianne Faithfull, Brenda Lee, and Dave Berry. In 1965, he was recruited by Andrew Loog Oldham who was the manager of Rolling Stones. He played guitar for several artists and in 1970, he played 10 tracks for Roy Harper.
In 1968 he formed the rock band called ‘Led Zeppelin’ which went on to become one of the best groups in audio recording history. According to sources, the group has sold more than 300 albums. In 1980, after the death of John Bonham, the group broke up. In the 1980s, he performed with several artists and also performed in London’s ‘Royal Albert Hall’. In the 1990s, Page played in songs like “Wearing and Tearing”, “Rock and Roll”, and “Misty Mountain Hop”. In 2015, he was featured in a program on BBC Radio 2.
In 1999, Jimmy Page won the Grammy for ‘Best Hard Rock Performance’. He was nominated for the 1989 and 1996 Grammys.
Net Worth of Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page left his studies only to pursue his guitar. Hailed as one of the greatest guitarists in the world, he has gone to amass good wealth for himself. Jimmy Page’s net worth is an estimated $180 million. He owes this fortune by playing guitar for various artists in his career.
In his career, he has recorded 8 studio albums and 2 Live albums. He has also recorded 2 Soundtrack albums and has made a guest appearance twice. In 1964, he played the rhythm guitar in the song “I can’t explain” by The Who. He has performed live at the Wembley Stadium with Foo Fighters and John Paul Jones. Many of his albums have found an entry in the Billboard top 10.
The song “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin became a song of the movie ‘Godzilla’. In 2000, Jimmy Page was appointed as the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). He represented Britain at the closing ceremony of Olympics in Beijing, China.