Billy Joel Net Worth
Billy Joel net worth: Billy Joel is an American singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $180 million. Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in the Bronx, New York. His family moved to Hicksville, Long Island while he was still a youngster. At the tender age of only 4, he developed a love for, and appreciation of, classical music that he still feels today. Love of all things musical drove him to join his first band, The Echoes, while only 14. Billy Joel went solo in 1972 and received his first recording contract that year from Paramount Records. He moved on to Columbia Records in 1973 and scored his first big Top 20 hit in 1975 with "Piano Man." Heavily influenced by The Beatles, Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck, The Rolling Stones and others Joel continued to write his own songs and record them for Columbia Records. And more big hits followed: "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" (1975); "Only the Good Die Young" (1978); "She's Always a Woman" (1978; "Just the Way You Are (1979), a song that won Record of the Year Honors. Billy Joel's record sales have topped 100 million worldwide. He has received 23 Grammy nominations, is a member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well. Joel retired from actively recording songs in 1993. He has since toured sporadically on his own and with fellow artists like Elton John. He also has a monthly residency at Madison Square Garden.