How much is Brian Johnson worth?
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||October 5, 1947|
About Brian Johnson
Brian Francis Johnson is an English actor, author film producer, singer, songwriter, and television presenter. He gained popularity in the 1980s after replacing Bon Scott as the (third) lead singer of the rock band AC/DC. Prior to that, he was a founding member of the English glam rock band Geordie. Apart from music, Johnson has also ventured into a television career, having multiple roles in films, series, documentaries, and realities.
How Did Brian Johnson Get So Rich?
Producing studio albums for both Geordie and AC/DC that sold millions of copies is how this singer-songwriter became rich. In the 1960s, he met the other founding members of the group Geordie, which was officially founded in February 1972. He remained with the glam rock group until the late years of the decade and played an important role in the production of their first four critically acclaimed studio albums, including their debut project titled “Hope You Like It” released in 1973. From his tenure with the group that lasted less than a decade, he was able to accumulate approximately $30.000.
After Bon Scott passed away in February 1980, the remaining members of AC/DC began looking for his replacement. Eventually, Johnson was chosen over the likes of Terry Slesser and Noddy Holder as the band’s third lead singer. The first album that he took part in with AC/DC is “Back in Black” from July 1980 that as of now has more than 50 million worldwide sales. Over the next four decades, he has been consistently producing and writing songs for the groups, having appeared in all of their twelve albums from the 1980s up until now. From the sales and promotions of the commercial albums and singles, the best-selling tours and documentaries of the Australian band, Johnson was able to gather a total of $90 million for the past thirty years.
Why is he so famous?
Brian Johnson became famous after he joined the best-selling band AC/DC. He was born on 5 October 1947 in Dunson, County Durham. He’s the oldest of four children to Alan and Esther Johnson. His father was a coal miner and later served as the sergeant major in the Durham Light Infantry, which was part of the British Army. His mother is Italian, born in Frascati but raised in England. He has two brothers, Maurice and Adam, and one sister Julie.
His aspirations to become a singer began when he was young. As a child, he took part in various shows with The Scout Association with some of his plays even airing on national television. Johnson spends a significant amount of time singing with the local church choir in Gateshead before serving in the territorial army as part of the parachute regiment. When he was a teenager, he joined a UK band called “Gobi Desert Canoe Club” and “Fresh”.
What Makes Him So Successful?
What makes the lead singer of the Australian band so triumphant is his abilities to create music while pursuing other business ventures. Simultaneously with working on various music, radio, and television projects about AC/DC, Johnson became an actor and a well-known television star. He has taken part in multiple films as both himself and fictional characters such as “Totally Baked”, “Private Parts”, and “Goal! The Dream Beings”. The songs of AC/DC that he has created and has contributed to have been included in the soundtrack albums of many box-office hits such as “Maximum Overdrive”, “A Knight’s Tale”, “Iron Man”, and “The Avengers”.
As for himself, Brian has starred in many documentaries about the group such as “No Bull”, “Rock Walk Induction”, and “Stiff Upper Lip Live” to name a few. Apart from these, he has appeared as a regular guest in various television series like “Howard Stern”, “The Metal Show”, “Breakfast”, and “Blood and Thunder: The Sounds of Albert”. Outside of the entertainment business, the singer and songwriter is known for being a car and racing enthusiast. He took part in various car racing realities such as “The Race”, and “Top Gear” on several occasions. Most recently, his own documentary titled “A Life on the Road” premiered, in which Brian is both the leading star and presenter.
Today, Brian Johnson is one of the most influential names in the rock music. Right after he joined AC/DC as the band’s third lead singer, he helped the group produce many music projects, including the album “Back in Black” that sold over 50 million copies worldwide and with that became the second best-selling album of all time.