In honor of Billy Joel’s awesome decision to headline this year’s Bonnaroo in Tennessee, The Squander gives you the piano man’s net worth.
Bill Joel is no stranger to controversy. His failed marriages, which ended in some hefty payouts on his part, and overall bad financial contracts, coupled with the fact the guy hasn’t produced music since 1993, makes it amazing that he’s worth so much today. Thankfully, being responsible for upwards of 33 hits can propel your career decades without much new material for you.
Joel last year began a residency with Madison Square Garden, where he has made millions each show, thanks to selling out every single time. He started last January, agreeing to play a show a month as long as demand. He’s still playing, and just added dates for January and February; the average price of tickets is a whopping $500.
In addition to his super cool MSG residency, he has done numerous novelty tours, like several with legend Elton John himself (their relationship is tabloid gold).
And despite the length of time between new music and especially from some of his hits like the 1970’s “Piano Man,” Joel proves his music is still listened to and appreciated generation after generation as he headlines the popular and trendy Bonnaroo this year. He will perform alongside today’s biggest performers like Kendrick Lamar, Deadmau5, and Mumford & Sons, proving that he has most definitely still got it.