Billy Joel Net Worth is$160 Million
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Profession: Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Organist, Keyboard player, Jazz Pianist, Pianist, Producer, Actor, Record producer
Date of Birth: May 9, 1949
Nicknames: William Martin Joel, Mr. Long Island, Joe, Billy, The Piano Man
Height: 1.66 m
Country: United States of America
Billy Joel has been a top singer and songwriter for nearly 40 years and in that time has amassed an impressive net worth of $160 million. Born on May 9, 1949 in the Bronx, New York, his family moved to Hicksville, Long Island while he was still a youngster. At the tender age of only 4, he developed a love for, and appreciation of, classical music that he still feels today. Love of all things musical drove him to join his first band, The Echoes, while only 14. Billy Joel went solo in 1972 and received his first recording contract that year from Paramount Records. He moved on to Columbia Records in 1973 and scored his first big Top 20 hit in 1975 with "Piano Man." Heavily influenced by The Beatles, Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck, The Rolling Stones and others Joel continued to write his own songs and record them for Columbia Records. And more big hits followed: "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" (1975); "Only the Good Die Young" (1978); "She's Always a Woman" (1978; "Just the Way You Are (1979), a song that won Record of the Year Honors. Billy Joel's record sales have topped $100 million worldwide. He has received 23 Grammy nominations, is a member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well. Joel retired from actively recording songs in 1993 and currently tours sporadically with Elton John.
William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, performer, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the RIAA.
Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner, a 23-time Grammy nominee and has sold over 150 million records worldwide. He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006), and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame (2009). In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 50th anniversary, with Billy Joel positioned at No. 23. With the exception of the 2007 songs "All My Life" and "Christmas in Fallujah," Joel stopped recording pop/rock material after 1993's River of Dreams, but he continued to tour extensively until 2010.
Joel was born in the Bronx and raised in Hicksville, New York. His father, Howard (born Helmuth), was born in Germany, the son of German merchant and manufacturer Karl Amson Joel, who, after the advent of the Nazi regime, emigrated to Switzerland and later to the United States. Billy Joel's mother, Rosalind Nyman, was born in England to Philip and Rebecca Nyman. Both Joel's parents were Jewish. They divorced in 1960, and his father moved to Vienna, Austria. Billy has a sister, Judith Joel, and a half-brother, Alexander Joel, who is an acclaimed classical conductor in Europe and currently chief musical director of the Staatstheater Braunschweig.
Joel's father was an accomplished classical pianist. Billy reluctantly began piano lessons at an early age, at his mother's insistence; his teachers included the noted American pianist Morton Estrin and musician/songwriter T

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Billy Joel an issue in Long Island Assembly race

ALBANY – For years, Glen Head Republican Michael Montesano has been one of the Assembly’s most vocal proponents of local musician Billy Joel. Since 2014, Montesano has been the sponsor of legislation that would rename a state route in Oyster Bay ...
Posted: October 13, 2016, 3:05 pm

‘Billy & The Joels’ By Steffen Radlmaier, With Foreword By Billy Joel, New English Translation Released

A new English translation has been released for the biography Billy & The Joels: The American Rock Star and His German Family History. Written by Steffen Radlmaier, with a foreword by Billy Joel, the book tells the story of Billy’s family, their flight ...
Posted: October 20, 2016, 8:48 am

Long Island Native Billy Joel To Open New Nassau Coliseum With Concert Next April

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is getting ready to rock. Long Island native and resident Billy Joel will welcome back the venue on April 5, 2017, when it reopens for the first time after undergoing a major ...
Posted: October 11, 2016, 4:09 pm
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