Billy Ocean Net Worth

Billy Ocean Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Leslie Sebastian Charles net worth is
$10 Million

Leslie Sebastian Charles Wiki Biography

Leslie Sebastian Charles, better known by his stage name Billy Ocean, is an English R&B/pop artist born on 21st January 1950, in Tyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago. He is one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the 1980s, who has achieved great international success and numerous awards including a Grammy and Brit Award.

Have you ever wondered how rich Billy Ocean is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Billy Ocean’s overall net worth is $10 million. He has accumulated his wealth thanks to his rewarding career since the early ‘80s, which includes 10 studio albums, numerous compilation albums and a great number of released singles. Although not so intensively, Ocean still continues to make music and therefore adds to his net worth.

Billy Ocean Net Worth $10 Million

Although born in Trinidad and Tobago, Billy moved with his family to Romford, Essex, England when he was ten years old. Since his father was a musician himself, he made early contact with music and therefore discovered his interest and talent. While a teenager, Ocean sang in London clubs in order to support himself, and was soon noticed by his first manager, John Morphew, with whom he recorded his single at Pye Studios in London. Unfortunately, no further co-operation was possible since Billy’s singing style was going out of fashion and no major label would release his singles. The situation improved slightly during the next few years as he joined a band called “The Shades of Midnight” in 1969, and then recorded his first single as Les Charles called “Nashville Rain”, two years later. Billy also fronted the band “Scorched Earth” with whom he released two more singles “On The Run” and “Let’s Put Our Emotions in Motion”, both in 1974.

At this point, he adopted his stage name from the Ocean Estate in London, where he was living at the time, and then in 1976 released his first, self-titled album. His initially released single, “Love Really Hurts Without You” reached No.2 on the UK Singles Chart and No.22 on the US Billboard Hot 100. From then on, his career went upwards and he achieved solid success with the songs “Are You Ready” and “Stay The Night” from his next album “City Limit”, released in 1980. His net worth was now well established.

However, Ocean’s greatest success started during the year 1984 with the release of the album “Suddenly”, along with its main single “Caribbean Queen ( No More Love On The Run)”. The song achieved enormous international popularity, but its title was changed for different regions, so it is also known as “African” and “European Queen”, and won Billy the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 1985 Grammy Awards. Two more songs from the same album, scored great success – the album’s title track reached No.4 in both the US and UK, and “Loverboy” reached No.2 in the US Two years later, Ocean released his sixth album, “Love Zone” which also sold well and contained successful singles including “When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going”, which became the theme for “The Jewel of the Nile” movie and reached No.1 in UK and No.2 in the USA. His net worth was rising steadily.

The following year, Billy was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male at the 1987 BRIT Awards. His 1988 album “Tear Down These Walls” included yet another No.1 single “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into my Car” and the album was certified platinum. His later albums failed to make as much success as the previous but his 1989 “Greatest Hits” collection and 1997 compilation “Love is For Ever” were certified platinum and gold.

Ocean continues to make music and tours around the world. His latest activity includes an 18-track compilation album released in April 2010. The same year he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards.

In his personal life, he now lives in Berkshire with his wife Judy to whom he has been married since 1978, the couple has three children. Ocean was awarded an honorary doctorate of music by the University of Westminster in 2002 and is now a patron for Tech Music Schools in London.

Full NameBilly Ocean
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1950
Place Of BirthFyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago
ProfessionEnglish recording artist, Singer, Songwriter
EducationUniversity of Westminster, London
SpouseJudy Bayne (m. 1978)
ChildrenAntony Charles, Cherie Charles, Rachel Charles
ParentsViolet Charles, Hainsley Charles, Caribbean Queen, When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going, Get Out My Dreams, Get into My Car, Dubai - United Arab Emirates, Llandudno, United Kingdom, Glasgow, United Kingdom
NicknamesOcean, Billy , Leslie Sebastian Charles , Billie Ocean , Ocean, Billie
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (1985), Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards (2010), Brit Award for Best British Male (1987)
Record LabelsJive Records, Pye Studios
AlbumsThe Very Best of Billy Ocean (2010), Because I Love You was (2009), "Caribbean Queen" (2004), Love Is For Ever (1997), Time to Move On (1993),Greatest Hits (1989), Tear Down These Walls (1988), “Love Zone” (1986), “Nashville Rain” (1971), “Suddenly” (1984)
Music Groups“The Shades of Midnight” (1969), “Scorched Earth”
NominationsCompanion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (2011)
TV ShowsTonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (2016)


Who's Doing the Dishes?TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 9 episodes, 2015 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2016
The Hand of God: 30 Years On2016TV Movie documentary performer: "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" - uncredited
Britain's Got More TalentTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2016
Britain's Got TalentTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
While We're Young2014performer: "GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR" / writer: "GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR" - as Leslie Sebastian Charles
Red Oaks2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Footy ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1986 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 1986
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "Nights Feel Like Getting Down" / writer: "Nights Feel Like Getting Down" - as Leslie Sebastian Charles
Filth2013/Iperformer: "Love Really Hurts Without You" / writer: "Love Really Hurts Without You" - as Les Charles
Austenland2013performer: "Suddenly" / writer: "Suddenly"
ChuckTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Family GuyTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2009 performer - 1 episode, 2000
Easy Virtue2008writer: "When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going"
It Takes Two2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar '80s2007Video Game performer: "Caribbean Queen No More Love on the Run" / writer: "Caribbean Queen No More Love on the Run"
The King of QueensTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2005
ScrubsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Everybody Hates Chris2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video Game "Carribean Queen"
Idols!2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
King of the Hill2005TV Series 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sometimes in April2005TV Movie performer: "Caribbean Queen" / writer: "Caribbean Queen"
EastEndersTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
When Snooker Ruled the World2002TV Movie documentary performer: "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" - uncredited / writer: "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" - uncredited
Malcolm in the MiddleTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Blow Dry2001performer: "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" / writer: "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car"
Striptease1996performer: "Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car" / writer: "Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car"
Safe1995performer: "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" / writer: "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car"
SjansTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Dancin' Thru the Dark1990performer: "Caribbean Queen"
Delima Gang1989performer: "Carribean Queen"
CasualtyTV Series 1 episode, 1988 performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
License to Drive1988performer: "GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR" / writer: "GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR"
Zärtliche Chaoten II1988performer: "Love Really Hurts Without You" 1986 7" Mix
Promised Land1987performer: "Love Really Hurts Without You"
Fame1985-1987TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Saturday Night's Main EventTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1986 writer - 2 episodes, 1986
Segunda enseñanzaTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1986 writer - 2 episodes, 1986
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 11 episodes, 1976 - 1985 writer - 3 episodes, 1980 - 1985
The Jewel of the Nile1985performer: "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" / writer: "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going"
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Rappin'1985producer: "Flame in the Fire" / writer: "Flame in the Fire"
Street Hawk1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Fall GuyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Knight Rider1984TV Series writer - 1 episode


Keith Lemon: The Film2012Billy Ocean


Sounds of the 80s2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Flashback: The History of UK Black Music2016DocumentaryHimself - singer
Loose Women2009-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Ross Noble: Freewheeling2015TV SeriesHimself
Let's Do Christmas with Gino & Mel2013TV SeriesHimself
RTL Late Night2013TV SeriesHimself
Lorraine2013TV SeriesHimself
80s Rewind Festival 20112011TV MovieHimself
Die Hit-Giganten2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mobo Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Something for the Weekend2009TV SeriesHimself
MOBO Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
2007 COTT Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
South Africa Freedom Day: Concert on the Square2002VideoHimself
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The National Lottery1997TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
Pebble Mill at One1993TV SeriesHimself
Cue the Music1991TV SeriesHimself (1993)
Soul Train1984-1989TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest / Himself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music1989TV MovieHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1988TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1976-1988TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Wogan1987TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
Solid Gold1986TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651984-1986TV SeriesHimself
The Montreux Golden Rose IMMC Gala1986TV MovieHimself - Performer
Solid Soul1986TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The 12th Annual American Music Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Känguru1985TV SeriesHimself
No 731985TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1985TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Crackerjack!1984TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Get It Together1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Arrows1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hittimittari1985TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1977TV SeriesHimself

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