Brad Whitford Net Worth

Brad Whitford Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Bradley Ernest Whitford net worth is
$40 Million

Bradley Ernest Whitford Wiki Biography

Bradley Ernest Whitford was born on the 23rd February 1952, in Winchester, Massachusetts USA, and is a musician and guitarist best known for being a member of the Hall of Fame and Grammy Award-winning rock band Aerosmith since 1971. Whitford also works as a composer of the band’s songs, and has composed more than 15 to date. His career started in 1970.

Have you ever wondered how rich Brad Whitford is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Whitford’s net worth is as high as $40 million, earned through his successful career in music.

Brad Whitford Net Worth $40 Million

Brad Whitford grew up in Massachusetts where he went to the Reading Memorial High School, matriculating in 1970. He studied at the Berklee College of Music, and in the meantime played in several local bands such as Teapot Dome, Cymbals of Resistance, Earth, and Justin Thyme.

In 1971, Whitford joined Aerosmith, following Ray Tabano’s departure, and two years later the band released a self-titled album which achieved double-platinum status and peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart; only one song made it to the Billboard Top 100, and that was “Dream On”. In 1974, Aerosmith recorded their second studio album entitled “Get Your Wings”, which achieved triple-platinum status and reached No. 74 on Billboard 200, but no singles entered the pop charts. However, their next album, “Toys in the Attic” (1975) was the band’s most successful with over eight million records sold in the US alone, and its commercial success helped Whitford to increase his net worth significantly. It peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, while the songs “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way” made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 1976, Aerosmith released “Rocks” which sold over four million copies in the US and reached the No. 3 position on the US Billboard 200, with singles “Last Child”, “Back in the Saddle”, and “Home Tonight” being popular. By the end of the ‘70s, Brad Whitford and Aerosmith had recorded two more albums: “Draw the Line” (1977) and “Night in the Ruts” (1979), both of which reached platinum status and made it into the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Brad briefly left the band in 1981 and didn’t participate on its album entitled “Rock in a Hard Place” (1982), but returned along with Joe Perry for “Done with Mirrors” in 1984. The release failed to achieve notable commercial success, while it was placed at No. 36 on the Billboard 200. Aerosmith bounced back with “Permanent Vacation” in 1987, which recorded over five million sales in the US and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200; the songs “Angel” (topped the list) and “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” made it to the top five on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The band released one more album by the end of the ‘80s, “Pump” (1989), and it achieved 7x platinum status, while the singles “Love in an Elevator” and “What It Takes” topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song “Janie’s Got a Gun” received a Grammy Award for the Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.

Aerosmith launched a pair of albums in the ‘90s: “Get a Grip” (1993) and “Nine Lives” (1997), both of which achieved platinum status, with “Get a Grip” recording over 20 million sales worldwide, making it the band’s most successful album in that regard. The songs “Livin’ on the Edge”, “Crazy”, and “Pink” received Grammy Awards. Their three latest studio albums were “Just Push Play” (2001), “Honkin’ on Bobo” (2004), and most recently, “Music from Another Dimension!” (2012).

Regarding his personal life, Brad Whitford has married three times, firstly to Lori Phillips (1976-78) and then to Karen Lesser (1980-2004). He has been married to Kimberley since 2006. It is known that he is an avid race car driver in his spare time.

Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 23, 1952
Place Of BirthWinchester, Massachusetts, United States
EducationBerklee College of Music
SpouseKimberly Whitford (m. 2006), Karen Lesser (m. 1980–2004), Lori Phillips (m. 1976–1978)
Music GroupsAerosmith, The Joe Perry Project
MoviesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Aerosmith: You Gotta Move, Aerosmith Videobiography, Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation: Live
1Shares a birthday with Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton.
2Was not an original member of Aerosmith, but joined the band in 1971 to replace original rhythm guitarist Raymond Tabano.
3Tired of the band's inactivity, left Aerosmith in 1981, and formed "Whitford/St. Holmes" with Ted Nugent guitarist Derek St. Holmes, releasing one album that was a commercial failure. Along with Joe Perry, re-joined Aerosmith in 1984.
4Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 (as a member of Aerosmith).
5Second guitarist for Aerosmith.


Be Cool2005Brad Whitford (as Aerosmith)
This Thing of Ours2003DeGrazio Soldier
Aerosmith: Pink1997Video short
Wayne's World 21993Brad Whitford- Aerosmith Guitarist


Late Show with David Letterman2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grown Ups2010writer: "Last Child"


Sidemen: Long Road to Glory2016DocumentaryHimself
Celebrity Wife Swap2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun2013Himself
Aerosmith Live from the Streets of Boston2012TV Special
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together2012TV MovieHimself - Performer
That Metal Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
60 Minutes2012TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Aerosmith")
Storage Wars2011TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion2009VideoHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Aerosmith: Rockin' the Joint - Live at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas2005Video documentary shortHimself - Guitar (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: You Gotta Move2004VideoHimself
My Generation2000DocumentaryHimself (Aerosmith)
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Rockin' Roller Coaster1999ShortHimself
Aerosmith: I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing1998Video shortHimself
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHimself (Aerosmith)
Revolution-X1995Video GameHimself
Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look at1994VideoHimself (as Aerosmith)
Top of the Pops1993TV SeriesHimself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 101991Video documentaryHimself - Aerosmith
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 81990Video documentaryHimself - Aerosmith
Aerosmith: The Making of Pump1990Video documentaryHimself (as Aerosmith)
Unplugged1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Aerosmith: Things That Go Pump in the Night1990Video shortHimself - Rythm Guitars (as Aerosmith)
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: Live Texxas Jam '781989TV Special documentaryHimself - guitar (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation 3x51988Video shortHimself - Rythm Guitars (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith Video Scrapbook1987VideoHimself - Guitar

Archive Footage

60 Minutes2012TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Aerosmith")
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks2004TV SpecialHimself - Aerosmith
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself (as Aerosmith)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryHimself - Aerosmith (uncredited)

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