KK Downing net worth: KK Downing is a British rock star who has a net worth of $40 million. KK Downing is most notable for being the the lead guitar player and founding member of the rock band Judas Priest. In addition to playing guitar, Downing also wrote many of Judas Priest's songs. KK Downing was born on October 27, 1951 in West Bromwich, England. He dropped out of school and was kicked out of his parent's house at the age of 16. Downing quickly developed a passion for rock music, especially Jimi Hendrix. KK Downing formed Judas Priest in the early 1990s and played with the band until his official retirement in 2011. Today he splits his time between a secluded estate in England and a villa in Spain.