Phil Collins Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Phil Collins|
Philip David Charles Collins
Chiswick, Middlesex, England
Andrea Bertorelli (m. 1975; div. 1980)
Jill Tavelman (m. 1984; div. 1996)
Orianne Cevey (m. 1999; div. 2008)
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Record Producer,Drummer|
|Years active:||1963 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$300 Million|
Phil Collins is a renowned English singer, musician, actor, and drummer. Though he mostly worked solo, he was also a part of the rock band ‘Genesis’. He ignited his career in the mid 1960s and his association with the famous band ‘Genesis’ turned out a game changer for him. His music rocked the charts in the 1980s, and he is one of the few singers who have proved a point in both solo and group endeavors. Phil Collins has had more top 40 singles in the United States than any other artist in his era. Having sold more than 34 million records, Phil is considered one of the best-selling musicians of this generation. His top-notch performance across the eight albums he has put out so far has been enough to win him multiple awards and international recognition. Read on for Phil Collins biography and how much he has made from a career crowned with fame and success.
Phil Collins’ Early Life
Philip David Charles Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England on January 30, 1951. His mother, Winifred June Strange, worked as a theatrical agent, while his father, Greville Philip Austin Collins, worked as an insurance agent. While his father’s job was mundane, Phil was interested in his mother’s job as a kid. He would go to theaters with her and watch people perform on stage. This was what inspired him and increased his interest in performing arts.
When he was five, he got a drum kit as a birthday gift from his parents. Though the kit was just a toy, it delighted him and got his attention. He spent most of the time practicing with his toy, and then got more professional kits as he grew up. Slowly, he built enough interest to start attending professional training for music instruments. He was 14 when his professional acting training began in ‘Barbara Speake Stage School.’ While acting was his main goal, he also put interest in music as one of his hobbies. He learned how to act from professionals and fell deeply in love with it. Just a couple of years later, he was playing roles in various theatrical productions as well as films and television series. His desire to be a musician was fueled by ‘The Beatles’ no-nonsense approach to music. He was fond of their drummer, Ringo Starr, who he considered his personal hero. He was also fond of the drummer of the British band ‘The Action.’
He started his own band named ‘Real Thing’ while attending high school at ‘Chiswick County School for Boys’. After the group disbanded, he joined the band named ‘Freehold’, and wrote his first song, ‘Lying Crying Dying’ with them.
Phil Collins’ Career
Phil got his first record deal with popular guitarists Ronnie Caryl, Gordon Smith, and Brian Chatton. Together, they recorded the album ‘Ark 2’ that was made available in October 1969. Their work was named “Pop Album of the Month” by Melody Maker. However, the group disbanded in 1970. He then found a place as the main drummer of the band ‘Genesis’ in August 1970 and that was when he got the big break in his career. The Genesis released their first album in 1971 titled ‘Nursery Cryme’. The success of this album led them to release several more albums, including famous hit albums such as ‘And There Were Three’, ‘Selling England By the Pound’, ‘We Can’t Dance’, and several others.
Phil Collins has had a very successful single career on his own as a solo performer. He has sold more than 34 million records across the eight albums he has released till date. He has had more top 40 singles in the United States than any other artist in his era. Some of his most popular songs include ‘I Missed Again’, ‘Against All Odds’, ‘Thru These Walls’, ‘I Cannot Believe It’s True’, and ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’. As well as recording success as a singer, Phil has also made a name as a talented actor. His acting career has seen him play roles in many theatrical productions as well as in films and television series.
Phil Collins’ Albums
- Face Value (1981)
- Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982)
- No Jacket Required (1985)
- …But Seriously (1989)
- Both Sides (1993)
- Dance into the Light (1996)
- Testify (2002)
- Going Back (2010)
Phil Collins’ Movies
- A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
- Calamity the Cow (1967)
- The Secret Policeman’s Private Parts (1984)
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
- Hook (1991)
- Buster (1988)
Awards & Achievements
There is a long list of awards won by this gifted singer for his highly-rated work in the music industry. As a solo artist, he has been showered with numerous awards, which include seven Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. He also won an Academy Award for his service to the fields of music and acting.
In addition, Phil Collins has received honorary degrees from Berklee College of Music, McMurry University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Personal Life & Family
Phil Collins has been married three times in his lifetime. He has also divorced three times. His first marriage was in 1975 to Andrea Bertorelli. Their union lasted five years and they called it quit in 1980. The pair were classmates in a drama school in London, and met for the first time when they were 11 years old. They later reconnected at a concert in Vancouver, and started a relationship. Together, they have a son named Simon Collins, who was the former vocalist and drummer of the rock band Sound of Contact.
His second marriage was to Jill Tavelman in 1984, and their union lasted for 12 years until 1996. Collins paid Jill £17 million for their divorce settlement. Together they have a daughter, Lily Collins, who is an actress.
In 1999, Phil Collins tied the knot for the third time with Orianne Cevey. In 2008, they divorced and went their separate ways after Collins paid Cevey £25 million as part of their divorce settlement. This was the biggest in British history. After their divorce, the singer and drummer went through depression for the next couple years. However, he and Cevey reunited in 2016 and have been living together to date.
Phil Collins Net Worth
This English singer has made a lot of money from his career as a musician and drummer. The major source of his wealth is his music career and the royalty that he receives from the sales of his music albums. He was ranked as the second wealthiest drummer in the world in 2012. He is also an actor, and has earned handsomely from playing roles in many theatrical productions as well as in films and television series.
As of 2020, Phil Collins net worth is $300 million. He is a very talented drummer, and his contributions to music which won him hearts of millions of fans around the globe as well as several awards and recognition, will not be forgotten anytime soon.