Brian Wilson is a well-known singer from America who is best known to be the co-founder of the band the ‘Beach Boys.’ He is also a record producer, songwriter, and musician. Wilson has written or co-written a number of hits. He has won several honors and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Now let’s have a close look at Brian Wilson’s net worth in 2018.
Brian Douglas Wilson was born on June 20, 1942, in Inglewood, California to his parents Murray Wilson and Audree Neva Wilson. He has two younger brothers named Carl and Dennis.
He went to Hawthorne High School and used to play football. In 1960, Wilson majored in psychology from Los Angeles’s El Camino College.
In 1964, Brian Wilson married Marilyn Rovell. They have two daughters named Wendy and Carnie. The couple divorced in 1979. In 1995, he got married to Melinda Kae Ledbetter, after dating each other for three years.
Brian Wilson was diagnosed with manic depression (schizoaffective). He began experiencing hallucinations since 1965. In 1984, he was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.
In 1961, Brian Wilson wrote his first melody. In the same year, he appeared in the music group with his brothers. It was named as ‘The Beach Boys.’ The first single released by the band was ‘”Surfin’.” It went on to become a hit in Los Angeles. In 1963, he became the producer of the album ‘Surfer Girl.’
The Beach Boys released their debut albums entitled ‘’Surfin’ Safari’ in 1962. Their Second album called ‘Surfin’ U.S.A.’ was released in 1963. This was followed by the albums ‘Surfer Girl’, ‘Little Deuce Coupe,’ ‘Shut Down Volume 2’, ‘All Summer Long,’ ‘The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album,’ and ‘Pet Sounds.’
They successfully released a number of albums in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1989, they released the album ‘Still Cruisin’. Their last studio album entitled ‘That’s Why God Made the Radio’ was released in 2012.
His band released a total of 29 studio albums, 8 live albums, 55 compilation albums, 23 EPs, and 71 singles.
As a solo artist, Brian Wilson released his self-titled debut album in 1988. This was followed by the albums ‘Orange Crate Art’, ‘Imagination,’ ‘Brian Wilson Presents Smile,’ ‘What I Really Want for Christmas,’ ‘That Lucky Old Sun,’ ‘In the Key of Disney’, and ‘No Pier Pleasure.’ He +has also released many singles and live albums.
Awards & Achievements
In 2000, Brian Wilson was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. At the 2004 BMI Pop Awards, he was conferred with the BMI Icon. He was named as the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2005. In 2015, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for the single “One Kind of Love.” He has received several other awards with the Beach Boys.
Net Worth of Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson has an estimated net worth of more than $85 million. He made this fortune from the sale of his albums. He has released many albums with the Beach Boys and has also appeared in films and television shows. He is the second-wealthiest ‘Beach Boys’ member next to Mike Love. His albums with the Beach Boys have been certified platinum on three occasions. He also amassed this wealth as a voice actor.
Brian Wilson is considered one of the most popular musicians in the world. His popularity also made him appear in television shows and films like ‘’The Return of Bruno’, ‘Love & Mercy,’ ‘’Full house,’ ‘The New Leave It To Better’, and ‘Girls On The Beach.’ He has been a subject of two documentary films. Brian Wilson has received several honors for his contribution to music. He has been considered as one of the most significant and innovative songwriters.