Billy Idol net worth: Billy Idol is an English rock musician who has a net worth of $35 million dollars. Billy Idol was born William Michael Albert Broad in Stanmore, Middlesex, England on November 39, 1955. It is said that his name "Idol" was inspired when a teacher referred to him as "idle". A singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, Billy Idol rose to musical prominence in the 80s, with his first taste of fame with the punk rock band Generation X, and then as a solo artist. Idol moved to New York City in 1981, and became a solo artist working with ex-Kiss manager, Bill Aucoin. He was considered a part of the MTV defined "Second British Invasion." He is best known for the songs, "Eyes Without a Face", "Rebel Yell", "White Wedding", "Dancing with Myself", "Flesh for Fantasy", and his cover of the Tommy James & the Shondells song "Mony Mony". The music videos for these songs made him one of the first MTV stars and defined him as a member of the glam rock contingent made popular by music videos in the 1980s. Billy Idol continues to tour with guitarist Steve Stevens as he has for most of his career. He also has appeared in several movies including The Wedding Singer, Heavy Metal 2000 and The Doors.