Roger Waters is a singer as well as a songwriter from the United Kingdom. Roger also plays the bass guitar and also composes songs. His fame came as a result of him being a member of a band known as Pink Floyd. Keep reading to know more about Roger Waters’s net worth in 2018.
Roger Waters was born in 1943 on 6th September. His country of birth is England in the United Kingdom. Waters birthplace is Great Bookham, Surrey. He was born to Mary who passed on in 2009 and Eric Waters. Fletcher was a son of a labor party politician and coal miner.
Roger’s father was teaching in a school. In his political stand, Waters was a member of Communist Party. At the beginning of the World War 2, Waters’ father resisted actively. He was an ambulance driver at the reign of Blitz. Waters later went to work for Territorial Army with his base in 8th Battalion.
Waters went to Morley Memorial Junior School and later Cambridgeshire Boys High School which is presently known as Hills Road Sixth Form College.
In 1962, Waters registered at the University of Westminster in the department of architecture. The registration was not that easy for he had to undergo several verification tests which showed that Waters was fit for the field of design although he at first wanted to become a mechanical engineer.
Waters career as a musician came about by 1963 when he could not concentrate further on his education. He went to look for Mike Leonard who was not a full teacher at the Regent Street Polytechnic. In 1963, Waters together with Manson and Wright played their first joint music. Keith Noble and Clive Metcalfe owned the band.
Keith was a vocalist while Clive was a bassist. Waters was playing Rhythm guitar, and Manson was a drummer. This band kept changing its names but eventually became Pink Floyd in 1966. Waters issued the song Take up Thy Stethoscope and Walk which he had written alone.
In 1968, Waters became a pillar of Pink Floyd band as an artist by writing songs, being one of the leading vocalists until 1985.
During the time if Water’s involvement in Pink Floyd, the band rose to global recognition for its successful songs. These songs include The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish you were here not forgetting The Walls and Animals.
In 1985, there arose a difference between Waters and other members of the group which made him quit. This dispute led to legal consultations although arbitration finally solved the case.
Awards & Achievements
In 1983, Roger Waters won a BAFTA Award. That was courtesy of his song Another Brick in the war.
Net Worth of Roger Waters
Roger Waters has an estimated net worth of about $290 million. His primary source of income is his music career. Waters gets a share of what his group gets after selling copies of their album. In a countdown of the favorite music of the 1980s, the bands mentioned songs were the most played and the best in selling. On reaching the year 2013, the group had not less than 250 million sold albums all over the world.
George Waters Rogers is an award-winning singer. In addition to that, he writes songs. Rogers is a member of a group known as Pink Floyd. Initially, he was their bassist but later became the lyrist. Waters has been active in the music industry since 1964.