Kim Fowley Net Worth

Kim Fowley Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kim Vincent Fowley net worth is
$3 Million

Kim Vincent Fowley Wiki Biography

Kim Vincent Fowley was a record producer, singer and musician born on 21st July 1939, and is still known as the leading figure behind several cult pop rock singles in the ‘60s, and the manager of “The Runaways” band during the ‘70s. Due to his influence he entered the circle of most colorful characters of rock & roll. He passed away in 2015.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kim Fowley is? According to sources it has been estimated that Kim Fowley’s overall net worth amounts to $3 million, as of July 2017, accumulated through a long and fulfilled music career which spanned more than 50 years. Having influenced numerous other popular musicians and stars of rock & roll music apart from his solo career, Kim’s net worth significantly grew in time.

Kim Fowley Net Worth $3 Million

Kim was born into an artistic family, as both of his parents were actors – his father, Douglas Fowley was a character actor and his mother, Shelby Payne appeared in several noted Hollywood productions such as “The Big Sleep”(1946). However, Fowley’s parents divorced when he was a child, and his mother remarried to William Friml, whose father was Rudolf Friml, the famous composer. Kim went to University High School along with several other celebrities such as Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys, Sandra Dee and others. As an adolescent, Fowley was hospitalized with polio and upon his release decided to enter the world of entertainment, and become a manager and publicist. He first became manager of a local band “the Sleepwalkers”, and cooperated with drummer Sandy Nelson.

After spending some time in the army, Kim began working for Berry Gordy and Alan Freed. His first track as a producer was released in 1959, and was the hit by The Renegades called “Charge”. He then promoted the duo Skip & Flip, including their hit “Cherry Pie” which reach no.11 on the Billboard list. Kim co-produced and co-published for several successful tracks in Los Angeles during the ‘60s, including Gary S. Paxton’s “Alley Oop” which reached no.1 on the charts, Paul Revere and the Raiders’ “Like, Long Hair” which became a no.1 hit in the UK, and the Rivingtons’ “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow”. During the mid ‘60s Fowley relocated to London for a while, where he cooperated with celebrities such as Cat Stevens, N’Betweens, Soft Machine, Ritchie Blackmore and many others. He was also credited for the “hypephone” on Frank Zappa’s debut album “Freak Out!”, and for being the inspiration behind promoter John Brower, who called John Lennon which resulted in the appearance of the Plastic Ono Band at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival in September 1969. In 1973, he produced three recordings for the “American Graffiti” movie, and some of the other celebrities he co-wrote songs for were KISS, Alice Cooper, Leon Russell etc. In the late ‘70s Kim formed The Orchids, an all-female rock band, and signed several new artists such as The Popsicles, Tommy Rock and Stiv Bators & the Dead Boys. At the beginning of the ‘80s, Fowley decided to move to Australia where he said he was looking for “a new ABBA or Beatles”, which resulted in turning the power pop band Beathoven into a cult band “The Innocents” and rebuilding the image of Gayle Welch who was an unknown talented teenager from New Zealand, and after building a band, renamed them The Runaways.

Kim then became a mover of the early day L.A. punk scene, and created yet another band called Venus and the Razorblades, also staging “new wave nights” at clubs. However, his engagement within the musical community faded during the following decades, but never disappeared, as he continued working with famous names and celebrities, and also partnered with Norton Records and released several collections of rarities from his catalog.

When it comes to his private life, Kim Fowley married twice, firstly to Cynthia (Cindy) Helen Wheelon for less than a year in 1978, and secondly to Kara Wright who he married in September 2014, but after suffering a long battle with bladder cancer, Fowley died on 15th January 2015 in West Hollywood, California.

Full NameKim Fowley
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 21, 1939
DiedJanuary 15, 2015, West Hollywood, California, United States
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Height6' 5" (1.96 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Music Department, Actor
EducationUniversity High School
SpouseKara Wright (m. 2014–2015), Cynthia Helen Wheelon (m. 1978–1978)
ParentsDouglas Fowley, Shelby Payne
SiblingsGretchen Fowley
AlbumsOutrageous, Snake Document Masquerade
MoviesEdgeplay: A Film About the Runaways
1The real story on me was that a Dorothy Lamour lookalike had sex with an Errol Flynn lookalike and they gave birth to a Boris Karloff lookalike. And I was smarter than they were but I was less pretty.
1Attended and graduated from University High School in Los Angeles, California.
2Manager of the all-female rock group The Runaways.
3Is portrayed by Michael Shannon in The Runaways (2010).
4Prolific record producer, songwriter and performer since the early 1960s.
5Son of actor/director Douglas Fowley and actress Shelby Payne
6Stepson of William Friml and stepnephew of Rudolf Friml Jr..
7Stepgrandson of composer Rudolf Friml.


Manson's Lost Girls2016TV Movie performer: "The Trip" / writer: "The Trip"
Girl in a Band2015TV Movie documentary writer: "Cherry Bomb", "School Days" - uncredited
Guardians of the Galaxy2014writer: "Cherry Bomb"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Warehouse 132013TV Series writer - 1 episode
True Blood2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fresh Meat2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Californication2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock2010Video Game writer: "Cherry Bomb"
902102010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Runaways2010writer: "I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are", "Hollywood", "Cherry Bomb", "California Paradise", "Dead End Justice", "School Days", "Secrets"
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball2010Video writer: "Cherry Bomb"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Paul Stanley: One Live Kiss2008Video documentary writer: "Do You Love Me"
RocknRolla2008performer: "The Trip" / writer: "The Trip" - as Fowley
KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 2 1978-19912007Video documentary writer: "King of the Night Time World" - as K. Fowley
The O.C.2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
RV2006writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Efter brylluppet2006writer: "I'm Leaving You"
Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story2005Documentary writer: "Do You Love Me"
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003Video writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary performer: "They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha Ha"
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Live!2001Video writer: "Cherry Bomb"
The Fluffer2001writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Margaret Cho: I'm the One That I Want2000TV Special documentary writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Big Momma's House2000writer: "Nut Rocker" - as Kim V. Fowley
Freaks and Geeks1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "School Days"
KISS Live: The Ultimate Halloween Party1998TV Movie writer: "Do You Love Me", "King of the Night Time World"
Southie1998writer: "Cherry Bomb"
The Butcher Boy1997writer: "NUTROCKER"
Unplugged1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Young Poisoner's Handbook1995writer: "Nut Rocker"
Dazed and Confused1993writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Heartbeat1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Puberty Blues1981writer: "Lipstick and Leather"
The Old Grey Whistle Test1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Runaways Live in Japan1977TV Movie writer: "California Paradise", "Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin", "I Wanna Be Where The Boys Are", "Cherry Bomb", "American Nights", "Secrets", "Blackmail", "Is It Day or Night"
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special1976TV Special writer: "King of the Night Time World" - uncredited
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway1976TV Movie lyrics: "Cherry Bomb" / music: "Cherry Bomb"
Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare1975writer: "Escape"
Alice Cooper: The Nightmare1975TV Movie writer: "Escape"
American Graffiti1973producer: "At The Hop", "She's So Fine", "Louie Louie"
Ciao Manhattan1972writer: "Citizen Kane"
Cisco Pike1972writer: "Michoacan" - as K. Fowley

Music Department

American Graffiti1973music producer / music recorded for the film


The Second Coming2015Kim


Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary photos: still photographs by


Deadly Punkettes2014inspiration
Easy Trouble2006Video documentary special thanks


The Guys Who Wrote 'Em2014Documentary completed voice
Deathbed Salesman: My conversation with Kim Fowley2013Documentary short completed
The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard2014DocumentaryHimself
The Clinger Sisters: The First Girls of Rock & Roll2013DocumentaryHimself
Talkin' Trash2013TV SeriesHimself
Tracks2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Planet Rocke with Taylor Locke2012TV SeriesHimself
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHimself
M-ON! Monthly Icon: L'Arc-en-Ciel2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Metal Evolution2011-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Going to Whatstock?2008DocumentaryHerself
Psychedelic Revolution '672007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Van Halen Story: The Early Years2003Video documentaryHimself - Promoter & Songwriter
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself - Record Producer
VH1 Rock Show2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Pop Odyssee 1 - Die Beach Boys und der Satan1997TV MovieHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Easy Trouble2006Video documentaryHimself

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