Who is Phil Collins and what is his net worth 2018? Phil Collins is a singer from England who is the lead singer of the rock band called ‘Genesis’. He is also an actor, songwriter, record producer, and musician. He has given many number singles as a solo artist. Some of his popular singles include “Another Day in Paradise”, “One More Night”, “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”, and “In the Air Tonight”. Collins has won numerous awards and nominations in his career. Some of his albums include Face Value, No Jacket Required, Dance into the Light, …But Seriously, and Hello, I Must Be Going!
Philip David Charles Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England on January 30, 1951. He was born to parents Winifred June Strange and Greville Philip Austin Collins. His father was an insurance agent and his mother was a theatrical agent. At the age of five, he received a toy drum kit for Christmas. He began to practice music through radio and television.
He attended Barbara Speake Stage School in West London and used to practice music. As a teenager, he used to study drum rudiments. One of his early influences was ‘The Beatles’. At a very young age, Collins appeared in the stage show ‘Oliver!’ When he was 13, Collins was seen in the film A Hard Day’s Night. This this was followed by appearing in ‘Calamity the Cow’. He then went on to feature in the children’s movie ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.
In 1975, Phil Collins married Andrea Bertorelli. The couple has a son named Simon Collins. They divorced in 1980. From 1984 – 1986, he was married to American Jill Tavelman. They have a daughter named Lily Collins. From 1999-2008, he was married to Orianne Cevey and have two sons named Matthew and Nicholas. In 2016, he reunited with Orianne Cevey.
In 1969, Phil Collins released an album called ‘Ark 2’ with the group Flaming Youth. In 1970, the band was disbanded and then he became a part of the band ‘Genesis’. From 1970 -1975, he used to play drums and used to give back vocals. In 1971, he released his first album with the band called ‘Nursery Cryme’.
This was followed by the album Selling England by the Pound. In 1981, he released his solo debut album called ‘Face Value’. The album went on to sell more than 5 million copies. In the same year, the album ‘Abacab’ was released by Genesis. A year later, the live album entitled ‘Three Sides Live’ was released by the band. His second solo album entitled ‘Hello, I Must Be Going!’ was released in 1982.
In 1985, Collins released his number 1 album ‘No Jacket Required’. It included the hit singles “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Only You Know and I Know”, and “Who Said I Would”. In 1989, he released his fourth solo album entitled ‘…But Seriously’. In 2010, he released another solo album entitled ‘Going Back’.
Phil Collins has won seven Grammy Awards in his career. He has also won three American Music Awards and four Billboard Music Awards. In 2000, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. He has also won two Golden Globe Awards and six Ivor Novello Awards. In 2003, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Phil Collins Net Worth
Phil Collins found considerable success in his music career. He has also appeared in many television shows and his lent his voice in ‘The Jungle Book 2’ and ‘Balto’. Phil Collins’s net worth is an estimated $270 million. He owes his fortune to the sale of his albums. He has given many platinum certified albums.
As a solo artist, Collins has released 8 studio albums, 1 live album, 3 compilation album, 1 remix album, and 16 video albums. He has released 45 singles and 38 music videos. He has also released 2 soundtrack albums, 2 box sets, and 1 EP. He has also released numerous albums with the rock band ‘Genesis’.
In 1999, Phil Collins received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has also received three honorary doctorates from three different universities. He is the world’s second wealthiest drummer.