- Richest Celebrities › Rock Stars
- Net Worth:
- $100 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Dec 14, 1949 (73 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- 5 ft 7 in (1.702 m)
- Musician, Bassist, Film Score Composer, Singer
- United Kingdom
What is Cliff Williams' Net Worth?
Cliff Williams is a British musician who has a net worth of $100 million. Largely self-taught, he dropped out of school after his junior year to focus on music full-time. He worked multiple odd-jobs while gigging at night, and finally seemed to hit the big time when he became a member of the group, Home, in the mid-60s. They signed a deal with Epic Records, and their debut album spawned a Top 100 track. Then, as is the way with many bands that seem to be on the brink of success, the group broke up. Next, Cliff performed briefly with Stars, before forming his own band, called Bandit. After signing with Arista Records and releasing an album in the late 70s, history repeated itself, and the group disbanded.
Understandably a bit fed up, Cliff Williams was in the midst of deciding whether or not to give up on a music career entirely, when a friend suggested he audition for AC/DC. In 1977 he jammed with the group a handful of times, and they invited him to become their new bassist. Today AC/DC's signature sound is very much made up of Cliff's bass. Over the course of his career, Cliff Williams contributed to several of AC/DC's most iconic albums, including "Back in Black," "Highway to Hell," and "For Those About to Rock We Salute You." In total, the band has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands in music history.
AC/DC has been inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. AC/DC has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, and won one, and they have also accumulated six ARIA Music Awards, among many others.
Cliff Williams was born on December 14, 1949, in Romford, Essex, England. He grew up in a musical family and began playing the guitar at a young age. As a teenager, he played in several local bands and honed his skills as a musician. Having moved to Hoylake, near Liverpool with his family in 1961, Williams was under a strong influence by the local Merseybeat movement that made him dream of becoming a rock musician. In the late 1960s, he moved to London and became involved in the city's thriving music scene.
Prior to joining AC/DC, Cliff Williams played in several other bands, including the British group Home. He also worked as a session musician, playing bass on several albums by other artists. In 1977, he was approached by AC/DC's lead guitarist, Angus Young, to join the band as their new bassist.
Cliff Williams joined AC/DC in time for the recording of their album "Powerage," which was released in 1978. He quickly became an integral part of the band's sound, and his bass playing was a key element of their success. He played on several of the band's most iconic albums, including "Highway to Hell" (1979), "Back in Black" (1980), and "For Those About to Rock We Salute You" (1981).
In addition to his work as a bassist, Cliff Williams also contributed backing vocals to many of AC/DC's songs. He was known for his distinctive voice and his ability to harmonize with lead singer Brian Johnson.
Over the course of his career with AC/DC, Cliff Williams toured extensively and played to millions of fans around the world. He was known for his high-energy performances and his commitment to his craft. He remained with the band for over 40 years, and his contributions to their music cannot be overstated.
Awards and Milestones
During his time with AC/DC, Cliff Williams was recognized for his contributions to the band's success. In 2003, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of AC/DC. The band was also inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
In addition to these accolades, AC/DC has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands in music history. The band's music continues to be celebrated by fans around the world, and their influence on the world of rock music cannot be overstated.
Cliff Williams is known for his private nature and has not shared much about his personal life with the public. He has been married to his wife Georganne since the 1970s and the couple has two children together. In his free time, Cliff Williams enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.