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Billy Duffy Net Worth

Billy Duffy Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Billy Duffy net worth is
$12 Million

Billy Duffy Wiki/Biography

Born William Henry Duffy on the 12th May 1961 in Hulme, Manchester, England, Billy is a renowned musician, best known to the world as the founding member and guitarist of the rock band The Cult. He has worked on every album by the group, and with Ian Astbury, the lead singer, remain only one of two original members of this British rock band.

Have you ever wondered how rich Billy Duffy is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Duffy’s net worth is as high as $12 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the music industry, which has been active since the late ‘70s.

Billy Duffy Net Worth $12 Million

Billy grew up in Manchester, focusing on music from his earliest years; during his childhood, he was listening to such bands as Thin Lizzy, Queen, Blue Öyster Cult and Aerosmith, among others. He transferred his love for music to an instrument, the guitar. As he got older, his practice intensified, and he soon joined punk bands of the UK’s late ‘70s music scene. This included Studio Sweethearts, and also The Nosebleeds, whose members also were Morrissey and Johnny Marr. Unfortunately, neither band lasted long, and so Billy moved to London.

In the beginning, he wasn’t quite focused on a musical career in the British capital, as he found a job at Johnsons, a fashion retailer, but eventually joined the band Theatre of Hate. Billy befriended Ian Astbury, who at the time was the singer of the band Southern Death Cult, as the two bands toured together, and then Ian and Billy left their respective bands to start their own, called Death Cult, as they looked to build on the fame that Ian’s previous band had already garnered. Adding a drummer, Ray Mondo, and Jamie Stewart they were ready for new enterprises. They made their live debut in Oslo, Norway in 1983, and the same year released their first recording, the EP “Death Cult”, and continued touring on returning to England, and also performed in Scotland. The following year they shortened their name to The Cult, and made a debut appearance on television, performing on the Channel 4 television show “The Tube”. Billy’s net worth was rising.

The Cult’s first full-length album came out in 1984, entitled “Dreamtime”, reaching No. 24 on the UK chart and achieving silver status. Their next studio recording was a major improvement, entitled “Love”, which came out in 1985 and comprised some of The Cult’s most successful songs – “She Sells Sanctuary”, “Rain”, and “Revolution” – all which helped increase the sales of album, which eventually achieved gold status in the UK and the USA, while in Canada it achieved double platinum status, increasing Duffy’s net worth and encouraging him and Astbury to continue working together. Their collaboration lasted until 1995, releasing four more studio albums – “Electric” (1987), “Sonic Temple” (1989), “Ceremony” (1991) and “The Cult” (1994), all of which were successful both critically and commercially, which added a fair amount to Billy’s wealth. Unfortunately, Ian and he had their creative differences and as a result, The Cult disbanded, only to reform in 1999, and two years later released a new album “Beyond Good and Evil” (2001). Unfortunately, this reincarnation of one of the most prominent of British rock bands didn’t last long, since Ian joined Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger to start the Doors of the 21st Century, and The Cult was put aside.

This hiatus lasted four years, as the two friends and colleagues once again started performing as The Cult; since then, they have released three more albums – “Born into This” (2007), “Choice of Weapon” (2012) and “Hidden City” (2016) – while also constantly touring the world.

Aside from The Cult, Billy has also worked on several other projects, such as Coloursound, a collaboration with Mike Peters, and the band Circus Diablo, which Billy co-founded with Billy Morrison and Ricky Warwick and Japanese musician J, which also added to his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Billy was married to AJ Celli from 2007 until 2017, who is his second wife. He was previously married to Jennifer Mallini from 2004 until 2007.

Billy has a daughter, born in 2002, but the identity of her mother is unknown to the media.


Full NameBilly Duffy
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthMay 12, 1961
Place Of BirthHulme, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
ProfessionGuitarist, Musician, Songwriter, Composer
NationalityBritish
SpouseJennifer Mallini
NicknamesWilliam H Duffy , William Henry Duffy , Duffy, Billy
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/thebillyduffy
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/thebillyduffy
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/billyduffyofficial/
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1835687/
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/billy-duffy-mn0000684063
Music GroupsThe Cult, Theatre of Hate
MoviesThe Cult: Irving Plaza, NYC
#Trademark
11959 Gretsch White Falcon guitar
#Fact
1Just announced that he will be racing in the Cabo 500 event from 27 - 29 April 2006 from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. [December 2005]
2Billy Duffy and Ian Astbury are working on new music for The Cult to be released in September 2010 [May 2010]
3The Cult --On Tour Australian May 2010 Tokyo May 2010 Europe Tour starting July 2010 [May 2010]
4Rumours are currently circulating about another Cult reunion sometime in 2006, with another greatest hits compilation also rumoured to be in the works. [December 2005]
5Usually throws his guitar pics out into the audience at the end of concerts.
6He has a daughter named Shiloh, born in 2002.
7Is personal friends with Johnny Marr, and gave Marr his first guitar lessons.
8In February 1993, The Cult's best of collection titled 'Pure Cult: Music for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers, and Sinners' debuted at #1 on the charts in Britain and went double platinum in that country. It later went to number one on the charts in Portugal.
9In 1982, he joined Kirk Brandon's band called Theatre of Hate, who toured with Ian Astbury's then band The Southern Death Cult in October 1982. In December 1982, he was fired from Theatre of Hate, and in February 1983, Ian Astbury left the Southern Death Cult. In April 1983, the two of them started their own band, tentatively called Death Cult. In May 1983, they recruited Jamie Stewart on bass and Raymond Taylor Smith on drums, both had just left a failed band called Ritual. Jamie Stewart had also been in Theatre of Hate in 1980, but was fired before Billy joined that group.
10He and singer Ian Astbury have been in the band The Cult since 1983. They are the only two permanent band members, with an almost constantly changing drummer, bass player, and rhythm guitarist.
11Guitarist for the rock band The Cult.
12Born in Manchester, England, and is a big supporter of the Manchester City Football Club - even going so far as to have their logo printed on the backs of his own guitar picks for The Cult's 1991/92 world tours.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Small Soldiers1998writer: "Love Removal Machine" - as William Duffy
The Basketball Diaries1995writer: "Star" - as William Duffy
With Honors1994writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as William Henry Duffy
Singles1992writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as William Henry Duffy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1992writer: "ZAP CITY"
Cool World1992"THE WITCH"
Less Than Zero1987lyrics: "Li'l Devil" - as William Henry Duffy / music: "Li'l Devil" - as William Henry Duffy
White Water Summer1987writer: "Aphrodisiac Jacket"
The Cult: Live in Rome1987TV Movie writer: "Nirvana", "Wild Flower", "Lil' Devil", "Memphis Hip Shake", "Horse Nation", "The Phoenix", "She Sells Sanctuary", "Love Removal Machine", "Revolution"
Out of Bounds1986writer: "ELECTRIC OCEAN" - as William H. Duffy
The Cult: Live in Milan1986TV Movie writer: "Nirvana", "Spiritwalker", "The Phoenix"
Rage2002-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game writer: "Rain" - as William Henry Duffy
Doctor Who2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
That's My Boy2012writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as William Henry Duffy
One Night Stand2010TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Bones2010writer: "Ciao Baby" - as William Duffy
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Love Removal Machine"
Tough Talk2008Short writer: "She Sells Sanctuary"
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "Love Removal Machine"
You, Me and Dupree2006writer: "Love Removal Machine" - as William Duffy
The Business2005writer: "Wild Flower" - as William Duffy
Ocean's Twelve2004writer: "The Phoenix" - uncredited
Layer Cake2004writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as William Duffy
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 42002Video Game writer: "Bad Fun" - as William Henry Duffy
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as B. Duffy
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator2002Documentary writer: "Big Neon Glitter" - as William Duffy
Crossroads2002/Iwriter: "Rise"
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 22001Video Game writer: "She Sells Sanctuary"
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec2001Video Game writer: "She Sells Sanctuary"
Free Enterprise1998writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" Long Version - as Brian Duffy

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cult: Music Without Fear2002Video
Pure Cult: The Videosingles2001Video
Cult Live at Summer Sonic Festival 20012001TV Movie
The Cult: Live at Obras '002000TV Movie
The Cult: Live at Obras '951995TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Paris '941994TV Short
The Cult: Live in Spain1994TV Movie
Pure Cult: Music for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers and Sinners1993Video
Cult: Live in Belgium1993TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Athens1993TV Movie
Sonic Ceremony: The Videosingles1992Video short
The Cult: Pinkpop Festival '921992TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Buenos Aires1991TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Italy1991TV Movie
The Cult: Live at Wembley 19891990TV Movie
Electric Love: The Videosingles1987Video short
The Cult in Concert1987TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Rome1987TV Movie
Cult: Live at the Provinssirock Festival1986TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Milan1986TV Movie
The Cult: Live in Munich1986TV Movie
The Cult: Live at the Ritz1985TV Movie
Dreamtime Live at the Lyceum1984Video
The Cult: Live in Solnahallen, Stockholm, SwedenVideo
The Cult: Rarities and PromosVideo

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lillemand2015TV Series music - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1 Storytellers2000TV Series documentary acknowledgment - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Man in the Camo Jacket2017Documentary post-productionHimself
That Metal Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Eighteen2011/IDocumentary short
AKA Private2011DocumentaryHimself
Guitar Center Sessions: The Cult2010TV SeriesHimself
Bodog Music Battle of the Bands2007TV SeriesHimself
Down & Dirty2007TV SeriesHimself
The Cult: Music Without Fear2002VideoHimself - Lead Guitar
Behind the Music2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Pure Cult: The Videosingles2001VideoHimself (as The Cult)
Cult Live at Summer Sonic Festival 20012001TV MovieHimself - Lead Guitarist
VH1 Rock Show2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Cult: Live at Obras '002000TV MovieHimself; lead guitarist
Young Guns Go for It1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Cult: Live at Obras '951995TV MovieHimself; lead guitarist
The Cult: Live in Paris '941994TV ShortHimself; lead guitarist
The Cult: Live in Spain1994TV MovieHimself; lead guitarist
Pure Cult: Music for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers and Sinners1993VideoHimself; lead guitarist
Cult: Live in Belgium1993TV MovieHimself; guitarist (as The Cult)
The Cult: Live in Athens1993TV MovieHimself; guitarist
Sonic Ceremony: The Videosingles1992Video shortHimself (as The Cult)
The Cult: Pinkpop Festival '921992TV MovieHimself; guitarist
The Cult: Live in Buenos Aires1991TV MovieHimself; guitarist
The Cult: Live in Italy1991TV MovieHimself; guitarist
The Cult: Live at Wembley 19891990TV MovieHimself; guitarist (as The Cult)
Electric Love: The Videosingles1987Video shortHimself; lead guitarist
The Cult in Concert1987TV MovieHimself; lead guitarist (as The Cult)
The Old Grey Whistle Test1987TV SeriesHimself
The Cult: Live in Rome1987TV MovieHimself; lead guitarist
Cult: Live at the Provinssirock Festival1986TV MovieHimself; guitarist
The Cult: Live in Milan1986TV MovieHimself; guitarist
The Cult: Live in Munich1986TV MovieHimself; guitarist
The Cult: Live at the Ritz1985TV MovieHimself, guitarist (as The Cult)
The Tube1983-1985TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1985TV SeriesHimself
Dreamtime Live at the Lyceum1984VideoHimself; guitarist
The Cult: Live in Solnahallen, Stockholm, SwedenVideoHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cult: Rarities and PromosVideoHimself

Known for movies


Source
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