Billy Gibbons Net Worth

ZZ Top, the rock band formed in 1969 will forever remain special to us. Throughout their run, the band managed to sell over 50 million copies and they were even honored with 3 MTV Video Music Awards and Were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Billy Gibbons plays a vital role in the success of the band. He has been a member of the band since the year. He has performed for every ZZ Top album and his name is also inducted as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. He must’ve got a hefty net worth right? Let’s have a look.

Billy Gibbons’ Early Life

Born on December 16, 1949, in Houston, Texas, William Frederic Gibbons was always fond of playing music. His father Frederick was the one who ignited the passion of music towards him.

When Billy was 7, his father took him to BB King’s recording session and made him pursue music by sending him to New York City to study music with Tito Puente. Billy already knew how to play the basics of electric guitar when he was 13.

Gibbons then went to Warner Brothers’ art school in California and started to play for local bands. He then formed his first band when he was 18, it was named ‘Moving Sidewalks’.

Billy Gibbons’s Sucess With ZZ Top

Gibbons’ time with Moving Sidewalks lasted till 1969. He left the band that year and formed the rock and roll band ZZ Top. He doesn’t;t take the sole credit for establishing the band, musicians like Dan Mitchell, Don Summers, and Tom Moore also take the credit.

A year after their establishment, the band signed with London Records and released their debut album “ZZ Top’s First Album.” The band started to gain success and they were even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Alongside the band, Gibbons also gained popularity and fame all thanks to the band. During the list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time made by Rolling Stones, he peaked at number 32.

Throughout their career, the band has released 15 studio albums, 44 singles, 4 live albums, and 7 compilation albums in its discography. Gibbons also had a chance to perform with various other artists during his time with ZZ Top.

Gibbons’s Success In His Television Career

Gibbons didn’t only gain fame from ZZ Top and being a guitarist, but he also made a hefty amount of money by appearing in the Fox crime procedural series “Bones” from 2005 to 2007.

Billy appeared in seven episodes as the father of Angela, a fictionalized version of himself. The role couldn’t have been any more perfect for him. During an episode, he was playing blues and rock music for his crying grandson Michael.

He has even played ZZ Top’s “Hi-Fi Mama” to soothe down his grandchildren. Gibbons talked about his role with IMDB, “I go out of my way to be the protective dad, somewhat overly so. When you get an opportunity to have a daughter as sweet and charming as Angie, you want to make sure that protection is there when needed.”

The show was Fox’s longest series and was also very popular. We can pretty much assume that they paid well to Billy Gibbons for his role as a dad. Billy has also appeared in animated TV programs such as “Metalocalypse” and “King of the Hill” where he provided voice lines for the characters.

Gibbons partnered with Mojo Products, a Texas-based company in 2011 and then launched the BFG brand, a line of sauces. He has even started in multiple television ads for Texas supermarket chain Fiesta Mart where his product was featured.

Billy Gibbons’ Expensive Car Collection

Unlike many other musicians, Gibbons was also fond of having a car collection. He loved custom cars and has an expensive car collection in his name.

Beauty such as the 1948 Cadillac Series 62, the 1933 Ford ‘Eliminator’ Coupe, the 1950 Ford Business Coupe, the 1958 Ford Thunderbird, a 1932 Highboy Ford, the 1962 Chevrolet ‘Slampala’ Impala, the 1958 Ford ‘Mexican Blackbird Thunderbird, the 1936 Ford Truck Rat Rod, and a 1933 Ford ‘Wiskeyrunner’ Coupe, such kind of classics belonged to Billy Gibbson.

Just by taking a peek at his collection, we can already assume that Gibbons has gained great fame and success in his career. So, what must be his net worth?

What is Billy Gibbons’ Net Worth?

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Billy Gibbons started his musical career with the birth of Moving Sidewalks. The band only released one album before he left the group and songs such as “99th Floor” rose to popularity and gained the attention of young teens.

He then joined ZZ Top as a lead singer and guitarist for the band and managed to steal the spotlight there as well. His stay at the ZZ Top became a pivotal choice in his life.

The band released their debut album “Tres Hombres” in 1973 and in no time, it became a fan favorite. This also caught the attention of Warner Bros Records in 1979.

Their second album “Deguello” even peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard chart. The album consisted of hits such as I Thank You and Cheap Sunglasses. “Eliminator” became the band’s most successful album, and it sold over 25 million copies.

After gaining success with the rock band, he even started to appear on television, which increased the number of his fans and net worth.

Billy Gibbons is now known as the legendary guitarist who has a unique car collection. He has even published a book, “Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead” in 2011 which talks about his passion for cars and guitars.

Gibbons’s success comes around from his acting career and musical career. With all the success, we can say that his estimated net worth in 2024 is $70 million.






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