Angus Young is an excellent professional guitarist who is also a co-founder of the well-known Australian rock band ‘AC/DC.’ He is 4th greatest guitarist according to the Rolling Stone Magazine. Keep reading to know more about Angus Young’s net worth in 2018.
Angus Young was born on March 31, 1955, in Glasgow, Scotland. He born to William and Margaret Young and was youngest of the eight siblings. Angus shifted to Sydney from Scotland with his family when he was eight years old. He never shows much interest in education, and at the age of fifteen, he left the school. From days of childhood, he was having the great interest in playing piano and looking towards his interest his mother brought him a cheap acoustic guitar.
He got most of the lessons of guitar playing by his brother and learned everything on his own without attending any external coaching classes. Later he made a career in music by following his dreams. Angus married to Ellen, and she is from Netherland. Currently, he is living in Sydney, Australia with his wife.
Angus began his musical journey from 1973. He started his band named ‘AC/DC’ when he was only 18 years old. The first album of his band was ‘High voltage’ which got released in the year 1974. He also becomes popular for the outfit he wears during the shows which was Schoolboy getup.
His band becomes famous in very few years and earns a huge success in Australia as a popular hard rock band. In 1975 Angus with his brother released another album named ‘TNT.’ It caught the attention of the audience and achieved huge success. Due to the popularity of this album, they got the offer to sign a deal with Atlantic records at the UK.
Later Angus and his band gave back to back hit albums named ‘Let There Be Rock’ in 1977 and ‘Powerage’ in 1978. These albums got tremendous success and popularity. During 1979, He released next album named ‘Highway to Hell.’ The album got exceptional popularity within the audience and became third highest sold album worldwide with 50 million copies globally.
This proves as a turning point for Angus’s life. He became more and more famous with his every performance. Again in 1980, Angus gave another best album which also got the huge response from the audience, and millions of copies of the album were sold in the only USA.
In the next three years from 1981 to 1983 Angus and band face some downhill, but again they made the superb comeback with their next album ‘Ball Breaker’ in 1995. It was chartbuster of their career with the sell of about millions of copies. Overall 17 were released by Angus and his band ‘AC/DC’ during the period of the career. These albums also got huge popularity, and millions of its copies were sold worldwide. Some famous songs of Young’s band ‘AC/DC’ includes ‘Back in Back’’ ‘Hells Bells,’ ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ and ‘Who Made who.’
Awards & achievements
1. In 2003, the band ‘AC/DC’ holds the 72nd position in the list of the ‘Hundred greatest artists of all time’ published by Rolling stone magazine.
2. During 2006, Young and his band ’AC/DC’ won the award for the ’Most important rock band in history.’
3. The popular band ‘AC/DC’ was awarded with Grammy award in 2010 for the song ‘War Machine’ for the category of ‘Best hard rock performance.’
4. The band ‘AC/DC’ has won ‘APRA’ awards six times as well as ‘ARIA Music award’ four times for its fabulous performance in rock music.
Net Worth of Angus Young
Angus Young has an estimated net worth of $140 million. His well-known band always ‘AC/DC’ contributes well in his net worth. He gave many successful albums along with his band which helps to improve his net worth at the considerable level. To the date Young and his band, ‘AC/DC’ has given 15 studio albums, and many of them got a huge positive response from the audience. His great performance always proves helpful to increase his income day by day.
Angus Young is a Scottish born excellent American guitarist. He becomes hugely popular due to his well-known band ‘AC/DC’ and his energetic performance in the band. Dedication to work and passion for working for excellence helps him to be in the list of the top guitarist worldwide. He had brilliantly converted his hobby to work. A wonderful guitarist has gained great fame as well as a huge success through his efforts.