Ian Gillan Net Worth

Ian Gillan Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ian Gillan net worth is
$40 Million

Ian Gillan Wiki Biography

Ian Gillan, born on the 19 of August, 1945, is an English vocalist and lyricist, who became famous in the music industry with his bands most prominently with Deep Purple.

So how much is Gillan’s net worth? As of late 2016, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $40 million, acquired from his years in the music industry, from the sales of his records to constant touring.

Ian Gillan Net Worth $40 million

Born in Chiswick, London, England, Gillan is the son of Bill, who worked as a storekeeper at a factory in London, and Audrey, who was fond of music because of her father’s influence. Although he had a rough time growing up due to his parent’s eventual divorce, Gillan chose to focus on his studies and music.

Gillan first attended Hounslow College where he discovered his love for Elvis Presley and rock music. He later transferred to Acton County Grammar School to finish his O Levels, but his love for music eventually took over his interest and time.

Gillan’s early years as a singer consisted of joining numerous bands. Some of the groups that he had joined in the past included bands like Garth Rockett and the Moonshibers, The Javeluns, and Wainwright’s Gentlemen. Although most of his early bands disbanded due his early exposure to the music scene eventually helped his career and net worth.

After some time, Gillan eventually found a little bit of success with his new band Episode Six. The band became a regular at bars and clubs and has also toured around UK, Beirut and Germany. Despite the band’s success, Gillan felt that he lacked artistic freedom in the band, that’s why in 1969 he decided to leave.

In 1969 as well, Gillan joined the group Deep Purple. Even before he came into the band, Deep Purple was already receiving a little bit of success and has been producing chart-topping hits. These factors led Gillan to accept the band’s invitation to become their new vocalist.

Gillan toured and performed with the band until 1973, until he decided to quit. He realized that the non-stop work was too much for him, and his reliance to alcohol has become a problem with his band mates as well. After four years, Gillan submitted a resignation letter to the band’s manager and left. His years with Deep Purple, albeit short, helped his musical career and also his wealth.

After Deep Purple, Gillan continued his passion for music and created several bands of his own. In 1975, he started Ian Gillan Band and was able to release two albums, “Child in Time” and “Clear Air Turbulence”. Unfortunately, the band didn’t receive positive reactions from the fans. He decided to move forward and form a new band called Gillan.

Gillan received some success and even produced chart-topping singles like “Mr. Universe” and “Trouble”. These successes also helped in his career and net worth but he eventually chose to discontinue the band to rest his vocal chords.

In 1983, Gillan came back into the music scene by joining the group Black Sabbath. But his membership with the band didn’t last long when his formers with Deep Purple asked him to come back.

Gillan rejoined the band in 1984 until 1989 and once again in 1992 and onwards. In total, he was able to release 19 studio albums and 35 other live albums. He also still tours with band Deep Purple from time to time.

In terms of his personal life, Gillan married Bron Gillan in 1984 and together they have one daughter, Grace.

Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 19, 1945
Place Of BirthChiswick, London, United Kingdom
Height1.88 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Lyricist, Film Score Composer
SpouseBron Gillan
ParentsBill Gillan, Audrey Gillan
SiblingsPauline Gillan
Music GroupsDeep Purple, Black Sabbath (1982 – 1984), Gillan, more
1High-pitched vocal scream
1Gillan was born in the Chiswick Maternity Hospital (it was demolished in 2009) in Chiswick, Middlesex (now in London).
2On tour with Deep Purple, supporting their new record "Rapture of the Deep". [August 2006]
3Recording the retrospective album ("Gillan's Inn") covering 40 years in rock business. Due to be released later that year. The recording started probably around mid Feb and lasted until April. [March 2005]
4On tour with Deep Purple in support of the album "Bananas". [August 2004]
5Recording a new Deep Purple studio album in LA. Due to be released on Aug 1, 2003. [January 2003]
6Was in a relationship with Zoe Dean from 1969 to 1978.
7He sang the part of Jesus on the 1970 album release of "Jesus Christ Superstar," by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
8When the Deep Purple Mark II lineup reunited in 1984, he refused to sing material from the three albums Purple recorded with vocalist David Coverdale.
9When he left Deep Purple (the first time), Paul Rodgers was considered as a replacement.
10Singer for Deep Purple from 1969-1973, 1984-1988, and 1993-present.
11Has been a part of Deep Purple on three different occasions.
12First album with Deep Purple was the Concerto for Group and Orchestra live album.
13Was the lead singer for Black Sabbath in 1983, recording only one album ("Born Again") with the band. His tenure with Black Sabbath led some critics to nickname the group "Deep Sabbath."
14Lives in Sussex, England, UK. Used to live in a huge mansion near Wallingford, which now has been converted to The Springs Hotel and Golf complex (North Stoke, Oxfordshire). It had a guitar shaped pool.
15Went to the Acton County Grammar School. Wife Bron and daughter Grace.
16Presented with the Medal of Honour from the Armenian president, for his support after an earthquake which took place in Armenia in December 1988.


Better Call Saul2015-2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Ash vs Evil Dead2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Rock the Kasbah2015writer: "Smoke on the Water"
Bates Motel2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bloodline2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tommy2014/Iwriter: "Child in Time" - as Gillan
Tim's Vermeer2013Documentary writer: "Smoke On The Water" - uncredited
Serial Zavod2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dark Shadows2012writer: "Highway Star Roger Glover remix"
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Les Lyonnais2011writer: "BLACK NIGHT"
Machine Gun Preacher2011writer: "Child in Time"
No me la puc treure del cap2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Supernatural2006-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bones2010writer: "Space Truckin"
Guitar Hero: Van Halen2009Video Game writer: "Space Truckin"
Atop the Fourth Wall2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: NY2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony2009Video Game writer: "Highway Star"
Two and a Half MenTV Series 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game writer: "Woman From Tokyo '99 Remix"
20 to 12009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rage2006-2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Damned United2009writer: "Flight of the Rat Roger Glover Remix"
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned2009Video Game writer: "Highway Star"
Packed to the Rafters2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stromberg2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Medium2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Criminal Minds2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: "Highway Star"
Rock'n Roll Never Dies2006writer: "Smoke On the Water"
Veronica Mars2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV Series writer - 1 episode
UFC 59: Reality Check2006TV Special writer: "Bluesy Blue Sea" - uncredited
The Sopranos2000-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Goodbye Kiss2006lyrics: "Smoke on the Water" 1972 / music: "Smoke on the Water" 1972
Life on Mars2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero2005Video Game writer: "Smoke On the Water"
Lords of Dogtown2005writer: "Space Truckin'"
El Lobo2004writer: "Highway Star"
Cazuza: O Tempo Não Pára2004writer: "Smoke on the Water"
Idol2002-2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
School of Rock2003"Smoke On The Water"
Sex and the City2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Have I Got News for You2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Classic Albums: Deep Purple - Machine Head2002Video documentary writer: "Smoke On The Water"
7th Heaven2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Se fossi in te2001writer: "Smoke On The Water"
Everybody Loves Raymond1999-2000TV Series writer - 2 episodes
One Day in September1999Documentary writer: "Child in Time"
East Is East1999writer: "Strange Kind of Woman" 1971 - as Gillan
That '70s Show1998TV Series writer - 2 episodes
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries1998writer: "Fireball"
231998writer: "Child in Time"
God, Sex & Apple Pie1998writer: "Black Night" - as Gillan
Private Parts1997writer: "Smoke On The Water"
Breaking the Waves1996writer: "Child in Time"
Twister1996writer: "Child In Time"
Top of the Pops1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001989-1994TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Stöned Age1994writer: "Highway Star"
Dazed and Confused1993writer: "Highway Star"
Made in America1993"Smoke On The Water"
Rock N' Roll Racing1993Video Game music: "Highway Star" - uncredited
Crossing the Bridge1992writer: "Smoke on the Water"
Point Break1991writer: "Smoke on the Water" - as Ian Gillian
Rain Man1988performer: "Lonely Avenue" 1956
Biggles: Adventures in Time1986lyrics: "KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR" / music: "KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR"
Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain1985Video documentary writer: "Smoke On The Water Live" - as Gillan
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Le passe-montagne1978writer: "Smoke on the Water"
Countdown1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alice in the Cities1974writer: "Smoke on the Water"
Les bicyclettes de Belsize1969Short performer: "Gentleman Of The Park"


Brick by Brick: The Building of Gillan's Inn2006Video documentary short
Bombay Calling: Bombay Live '952000Video documentary
Deep Purple: Come Hell or High Water1994Video documentary
Metallmagasinet: Deep Purple1993TV Short documentary
Deep Purple: Scandinavian Nights1992Video
Garth Rocket and the Moonshiners Live at the Ritz 19891990Video documentary
Deep Purple: Doing Their Thing1990Video short
Deep Purple: Bad Attitude1988Video
Deep Purple: The Videosingles1988Video short
Ian Gillan Band at the Rainbow1984Video short documentary
Gillan Live at Oxford Polytechnic1981TV Short
Best of Both Worlds: Concerto for Group and Orchestra1970TV Special documentary

Music Department

Deep Purple in Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra2000TV Movie documentary composer: song "That's Why God Is Singing The Blues" / composer: song "Via Miami"
The Best of Musikladen Vol. 11998Video documentary composer: song "Highway Star"
Les bicyclettes de Belsize1969Short composer: song "Gentlemen of the Park" - as Episode Six

Camera Department

Brick by Brick: The Building of Gillan's Inn2006Video documentary short camera operator


Heaven on Their Minds: The Creation of Jesus Christ SuperstarDocumentary announcedHimself - Interview Subject
Shouto na Slavi2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself
Atlantica2015TV SeriesHimself (2015)
Deep Purple with Orchestra Live in Verona2014Himself
Celebrating Jon Lord2014VideoHimself
Made in Japan - The Rise of Deep Purple Mk II2014TV MovieHimself
Wacken 3D2014DocumentaryHimself (as Deep Purple)
Deep Purple: Perfect Strangers Live2013VideoHimself
Behind the Music2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Deep Purple: Live at Montreux 20112011Himself
Chopin's Story by Ian Gillan from Deep Purple2011ShortHimself - Host
Heavy Metal Britannia2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Frühstücksfernsehen2009TV SeriesHimself
Highway Star: A Journey in Rock2007DocumentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Brick by Brick: The Building of Gillan's Inn2006Video documentary shortHimself
Deep Purple: Live in Concert 1972/732005VideoHimself
Roger Glover: Made in Wales2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tout le monde en parle2003TV SeriesHimself
Classic Albums: Deep Purple - Machine Head2002Video documentaryHimself
Deep Purple: Perihelion - Live in Florida2002Video documentaryHimself
Ian Paice: Not for the Pro's2002DocumentaryHimself
Deep Purple: New, Live and Rare - The Video Collection2001Video documentaryHimself
Pavarotti & Friends for Afghanistan2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Around the World 1995-19992000Video documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Member, Deep Purple
Bombay Calling: Bombay Live '952000Video documentaryHimself
Deep Purple: Total Abandon - Australia '992000VideoHimself
Deep Purple in Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Australia 99: A Band Downunder1999VideoHimself
Hey Hey, It's Saturday1999TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Musikladen Vol. 11998Video documentaryHimself
The Big Breakfast1998TV SeriesHimself
XLTV1998TV SeriesHimself
Deep Purple: Live Encounters - Katowice '961996TV Movie documentaryHimself
In a Metal Mood1996DocumentaryHimself
Live in Montreux1996TV SpecialHimself
Live in Moscow1996TV MovieHimself
Seoul Olympic Gymnasium1996TV MovieHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Rock Family Trees1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Deep Purple: Come Hell or High Water1994Video documentary
Metallmagasinet: Deep Purple1993TV Short documentaryHimself
Deep Purple: Scandinavian Nights1992VideoHimself
The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 21992Video documentary shortHimself
Tony Iommi: The Guitar That Drives Black Sabbath1992Video documentaryHimself (former Black Sabbath vocalist)
Deep Purple: Heavy Metal Pioneers1991VideoHimself
The Making of Bolland Project1991TV Movie documentary
Cue the Music1991TV SeriesHimself (1993)
Garth Rocket and the Moonshiners Live at the Ritz 19891990Video documentaryHimself - Vocals
Ian Gillan Live1990Video documentaryHimself - Vocals
Rockstop!1990TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Deep Purple: Doing Their Thing1990Video shortHimself
Deep Purple: Bad Attitude1988VideoHimself
Deep Purple: The Videosingles1988Video shortHimself
Pop Quiz1981-1984TV SeriesHimself
Ian Gillan Band at the Rainbow1984Video short documentaryHimself
No 731982TV SeriesHimself
Gillan Live at Oxford Polytechnic1981TV ShortHimself
Top of the Pops1981TV SeriesHimself - Gillan
The Butterfly Ball1977Himself
Beat-Club1969-1972TV Series
Ich bin Vicky Leandros1970TV MovieHimself (as Deep Purple)
Best of Both Worlds: Concerto for Group and Orchestra1970TV Special documentaryHimself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesHimself
Time for Blackburn1968TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Ritchie Blackmore Story2015DocumentaryHimself
Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Deep Purple: Phoenix Rising2011VideoHimself
Deep Purple: History, Hits & Highlights2009Video documentaryHimself
Heavy Metal: Louder Than Life2006Video documentaryHimself
Deep Purple: Rock Review 1970-19722004Video documentaryHimself - Deep Purple
Jon Lord: With Pictures2003Video documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1981TV SeriesHimself

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