Barry Gibb is a singer-songwriter, music producer and musician from the United Kingdom. His popularity grew a lot after finding the “Bee Gees” music band along with his brothers Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb. Let’s check out Barry Gibb’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
The great musician Barry Alan Crompton Gibb was born on September 1, 1946, in Douglas town the capital of Isle of Man, which is located in the Irish Sea. His father Hugh Gibb was a bandleader and a drummer but he died in 1992, and his mother Barbara Gibb died in 2016.
Barry Gibb had 3 brothers who all were musicians, Andy Gibb, and twins Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb. He also has a sister and her name is Lesley Gibb. The family kept moving so Barry Gibb attended several schools such as the Braddan School, the Tynwald Street Infants School and Demesne Road Boys School.
For his personal life, Barry Gibb first marriage was to Maureen Bates in 1966, and they divorced after 4 years. In the same year, he married Linda Gray who’s the former Miss Edinburgh, and they have been together since that. Barry and Linda have 1 daughter and 4 sons, Alexandra Gibb, Ashley Gibb, Michael Gibb, Travis Gibb and musician Steve Gibb. Now, the couple has around 7 grandchildren. It’s also important to mention that Barry Gibb said once that Michael Jackson was one of his friends.
Barry Gibb formed a band named “The Rattlesnakes” at the start. The band successfully played a few songs and performed them, and later the band’s name changed to Wee Johnny Hayes and the Blue Cats, and finally settled at “Bee Gees”. At that time, Barry Gibb and his brothers who are members of his band began performing at clubs and hotels in Gold Coast area in Queensland, Australia.
Barry Gibb started rising into fame along with the band after releasing their debut single “The Battle of the Blue and the Grey”. The band gained a lot of international fame and commercial success with their album “Bee Gees’ 1st” which ranked on top charts and even had singles that ranked on top charts. Barry Gibb has also worked on a debut solo album titled “The Kid’s No Good” after he left the band but it was never released, and he rejoined the band again. Barry Gibb’s latest album was a solo titled “In the Now”.
Awards & Achievements
Barry Gibb has received many awards and honors throughout his professional career. He has more than 20 Grammy Award nominations and wins. According to the Grammy Awards website, he has won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Guilty”, Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices for “Stayin’ Alive”, the Grammy Award for Album of The Year for “Saturday Night Fever – Soundtrack” and others. He also won the Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year for “Islands in the Stream”.
Net Worth of Barry Gibb
The singer-songwriter, music producer and musician Barry Gibb net worth is $90 million. He made his 10s of millions from the great singles and albums he released, performed with his band and solo. Barry Gibb earned more than $10 million along with the band just from “One Night Only with the Bee Gees” live album sales.
Barry Gibb is considered as one of the greatest British musicians of all time. He began his career with forming a band along with his brothers which was renamed several times until it finally got set to “Bee Gees” which was Barry’s most successful era.