Buddy Guy Net Worth

Buddy Guy Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

George "Buddy" Guy net worth is
$2 Million

George "Buddy" Guy Wiki Biography

George “Buddy” Guy was born on 30 July 1936, in Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA. He is a singer and guitarist, known for becoming one of the biggest influences of the blues genre. He has played with artists such as Muddy Waters and Junior Wells. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Buddy Guy? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2 million mostly earned through success in the music industry. He is considered as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and has also published his own autobiography. During his prime he toured around the world – and all of these have ensured his current wealth.

Buddy Guy Net Worth $2 Million Dollars

Guy was mostly self-taught when it came to the guitar. He created his own guitar when he was young, and was eventually given a Harmony acoustic guitar. He continued honing his skills when he moved to Baton Rouge during the early 1950s, and worked at the Louisiana State University as a custodian while performing with various bands. In 1957 he moved to Chicago and was influenced by the music of Muddy Waters. A year later, he signed a record contract after winning a competition and was soon making music with Cobra Records. He played under the pseudonym Friendly Chap, and started working with artists such as Junior Wells.

Despite his popularity in live shows, Chess Records prohibited him from recording the same style of music which inhibited his career for a while. In the 1960s, he became a solo artist for the record company and released his only album with Chess entitled “Left My Blues in San Francisco”. He was mainly used as a backup guitarist for other artists including Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Koko Taylor, and many more, but during this time he also participated in the American Folk Blues Festival which toured around Europe. Eventually his popularity as a guitarist became more profound, and many guitarists who were actually influenced by him started inviting him to perform. In 1969, he became part of the “Supershow” which included Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Misunderstood, Roland Kirk, Glenn Campbell, and many others. His music then started to decline in popularity, but found a revival during the late 1980s up to the early 1990s. He continued to work with Eric Clapton and then signed with Silvertone Records. He now usually performs at his Chicago blues club called Buddy Guy’s Legends.

Buddy has won various awards throughout his career and was given several honors. In 1996, he became part of Guitar Center’s Hollywood Rockwalk. He has won six Grammy Awards over the course of his career, and was also given the National Medal of Arts, awarded by the President of the United States. In 2004, he received Billboard Magazine’s Century Award and is the second recipient of it. A year later, he became an inductee of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and also of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. He has recorded 18 solo albums throughout his career and won a Grammy Award for his latest entitled “Born to Play Guitar”, for Best Blues Album in 2016.

For his personal life, it is known that Buddy married Jennifer Guy in 1991, but it ended in divorce during 2002; their two children have also become musicians.

Full NameBuddy Guy
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 30, 1936
Place Of BirthLettsworth, Louisiana, United States
ProfessionAmerican blues guitarist, singer
SpouseVani Ganapathy
ChildrenShawnna, Shawnna
ParentsIsabell Guy, Sam Guy, Mustang Sally, Damn Right I've Got the Blues, First Time I Met the Blues, Chicago, IL, United States, Isabell Guy, Sam Guy, Mustang Sally, First Time I Met the Blues, Damn Right I've Got the Blues, Indianapolis, IN, United States, Detroit, MI, United States, Chicago, IL, United States
SiblingsPhil Guy, Sam Guy, Jr., Fannie Mae Guy, Annie Mae Guy, Mustang Sally, Damn Right I've Got the Blues, First Time I Met the Blues, Chicago, IL, United States, Phil Guy, Sam Guy, Jr., Fannie Mae Guy, Annie Mae Guy, Mustang Sally, First Time I Met the Blues, Damn Right I've Got the Blues, Indianapolis, IN, United States, Detroit, MI, United States, Chicago, IL, United States
AwardsRock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Guitar Center’s Hollywood Rockwalk (1996), National Medal of Arts, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award (2004), Louisiana Music Hall of Fame
Record LabelsCobra Records, Chess Records,Silvertone Records
Albums“Born to Play Guitar” (2016), “Left My Blues in San Francisco” (1967), "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues" (1991), "Feels Like Rain" (1993), "Slippin' In" (1994), "Born to Play Guitar" (2015), "Living Proof" (2010)
Music GroupsBuddy Guy’s Legends
NominationsGrammy Award for Best American Roots Performance, Grammy Award for Best American Roots Performance
MoviesChicago, IL, United States, In the Electric Mist, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Buddy Guy Live: The Real Deal, A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King: Blues Summit, Festival Express, Muddy Waters: Messin' with the Blues, 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads, We Believe: Chicago and I...
TV ShowsAmerican Folk Blues Festival, “Supershow” (1969), "Let Me Love You Baby" (2009)- anniversary concert
1[on his first stringed instrument] It wasn't a guitar. In Louisiana you've got mosquitoes that will lift you out of bed and no glass in the windows. My mother saved ten cents and bought a piece of screen and tacked it on. I stripped little pieces of wire, stretched on nails and picked on it.
2I listen to people in bars. I imagine some of those people don't know nothing about music, but they're singing to me, because what they said, I've been through.
3[on persuading President Obama to perform the blues] I'd have a double dose of blues if I had to remember all the names [he has to]. Somebody whispered that if you sing 'Sweet Home Chicago' he may come up and sing a verse. I was fit to go on the table if he didn't do it 'cause everybody'd be saying, Hey man, you done made some kind of remark at the Commander in Chief.
1Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
2Recipient of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors. Other recipient that year were Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, and the rock band Led Zeppelin, comprising John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant.
3From Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana.
4Recipient of a (USA) National Medal of Arts, 2003.


Supernatural2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mad Dogs2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parenthood2013-2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Jimi: All Is by My Side2013performer: "Out Of Sight"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
House M.D.2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Casino Jack and the United States of Money2010Documentary performer: "I SMELL A RAT" / writer: "I SMELL A RAT"
Chicago Overcoat2009performer: "Done Got Old"
In the Electric Mist2009performer: "Damn Right, I've Got The Blues", "Stone Crazy" / writer: "Damn Right, I've Got The Blues", "Stone Crazy"
Shine a Light2008Documentary performer: "Champagne And Reefer"
Idiocracy2006performer: "Hoodoo Man" 1965
Hustle & Flow2005performer: "Baby Please Don't Leave Me"
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 19852004Video documentary writer: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" 1985
Austin City Limits2003TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Blues2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Crime Spree2003writer: "Snatch It Back and Hold It"
Showtime2002writer: "Snatch It Back and Hold It" 1965
XX/XY2002writer: "Mama's Always Onstage"
Body Shots1999performer: "Mustang Sally"
Southpaw1999Documentary performer: "The First Time I Met the Blues"
I'll Be Home for Christmas1998performer: "Blue Christmas"
Free Tibet1998Documentary performer: "Damn Right I've Got the Blues" / writer: "Damn Right I've Got the Blues"
Nothing to Lose1997performer: "There's Something On Your Mind"
Dangerous Ground1997performer: "Rememberin' Stevie"
Love Jones1997performer: "Feels Like Rain"
2 Days in the Valley1996performer: "Going Home"
Tin Cup1996performer: "Little Dab-A-Doo" / writer: "Little Dab-A-Doo"
A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan1996TV Movie documentary performer: "Long Way from Home", "Six Strings Down", "Tick Tock", "SRV Shuffle"
Heaven's Prisoners1996performer: "Red House"
From Dusk Till Dawn1996writer: "Mary Had A Little Lamb"
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Live from Austin, Texas1995Video writer: "Leave My Girl Alone"
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead1995performer: "She's A Superstar", "My Time After Awhile", "Mustang Sally", "Born Under A Bad Sign" / writer: "She's A Superstar"
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights1991TV Special documentary performer: "Watch Yourself", "Have You Ever Loved a Woman", "Worried Life Blues" / writer: "Watch Yourself"
Rush1991performer: "Don't Know Which Way To Go"
Live at the El Mocambo: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble1991Video writer: "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Roadhouse 661985writer: "MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB"


A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House2016TV Series
In the Electric Mist2009Sam 'Hogman' Patin
Jack's Big Music Show2006TV SeriesThe King of Swing
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead1995House Band


Keith Richards: Under the Influence2015Documentary special thanks
It Ain't Over: Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues2009Video special thanks
Dave Specter: Live in Chicago2008Video special thanks


Jeff Beck - Live at the Hollywood Bowl2017TV Movie post-productionHimself
Born in Chicago2013Documentary post-productionHimself
Johnnie Be GoodannouncedHimself
Loufest2016TV MovieHimself
Jazz at the White House2016TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Two Trains Runnin'2016DocumentaryHimself
Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone2016TV Series documentary
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
The 34th Annual Chicago Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Jazz / Blues Superstar of the Year
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Sonic Highways2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Guitarist (segment "Foo Fighters")
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years2014Himself
John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly2014Documentary
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 20132013VideoHimself
Buddy Guy and George Thorogood and the Destroyers LIVE from Red Rocks2013TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Music Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Tavis Smiley2012TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors2012TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge 19812012VideoHimself - Vocals, Guitar
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
B.B. King: The Life of Riley2012DocumentaryHimself
The Love We Make2011TV Movie documentary
Great Performances2007-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guitarist
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World2011Video documentaryHimself
Guitar Center Sessions: Buddy Guy2010TV SeriesHimself
Crossroads Guitar Festival2010VideoHimself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV SpecialHimself
We Believe2009DocumentaryHimself
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Stephen Fry in America2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Shine a Light2008DocumentaryHimself
Electrified: The Story of the Maxwell Street Urban Blues2008Documentary shortHimself
CMT Giants2007TV SeriesHimself - Performer
A Tribute to Les Paul2007TV Special
Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street2006DocumentaryHimself
Best of the Jammys, Volume One2006VideoHimself
Carlos Santana: Presents Blues at Montreux 20042006Himself
2005 Jammys Live: From the Theater at Madison Square Garden2006TV MovieHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2005TV MovieHimself
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Antone's: Home of the Blues2004DocumentaryHimself
Lightning in a Bottle2004DocumentaryHimself
Mountain Stage2001-2004TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Austin City Limits1998-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1993-2003TV SeriesHimself
Festival Express2003DocumentaryHimself - Buddy Guy Blues Band / Interviewee
Blues Odyssey2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentaryPerformer
John Lee Hooker: That's My Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Long John Baldry: In the Shadow of the Blues2000DocumentaryHimself
Route 66: Main Street America2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blues Masters1999Video documentary
The Kennedy Center Presents: A Tribute to Muddy Waters: King of the Blues1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Buddy Guy: RockWalk Induction1996Video documentary shortHimself
A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Buddy Guy Live!1996Himself
B.B. King: The Blues Summit1995TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame1993TV Special documentaryHimself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights1991TV Special documentaryHimself - Guitar
Late Night with David Letterman1984-1991TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Àngel Casas Show1987TV SeriesHimself
Jammin' with the Blues Greats1982Video documentaryHimself
Blues Under the Skin1973DocumentaryBluesman
Chicago Blues1970DocumentaryHimself

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60 Minutes2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Guitarist (segment "Foo Fighters")

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