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(Musician, Songwriter, Actor, Singer)

Architect of punk rock Billy Idol is a father of two.

Relationship Facts of Billy Idol

Billy Idol is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Family Life of Billy Idol!

Billy Idol, being in the music industry for sure has been surrounded by a large number of girls.

As of a confirmed relationship, he was once been in a long-term relationship with Perri Lister with whom he has a son named Willem Wolf Broad born on 15 June 1988.

Their 9-year long-term relationship ended in 1989. He was also linked with another woman Linda Mathis with whom he has a daughter named Bonnie Blue.

As of now, He is not dating anyone. He appears to be single as of 2022.

Billy Idol: Biography in Details

Who is Billy Idol?

William Michael Albert Broad is well-known by his stage name Billy Idol.

He is popular for his trademarks like “Spiked platinum-blonde hair” and “Elvis-like lip curl when singing”.

He is one of those singers who rocked the punk-pop genre of music during their era.

Besides singing, he is also known as a musician, songwriter, and actor.

He released commercially successful albums back to back like “Billy Idol”, “Rebel Yell”, “Whiplash Smile”, “Charmed Life” and “Cyberpunk” from 1982 to 1993.

His latest EP is “The Roadside.”

Who are the parents of Billy Idol?

Billy Idol was born on November 30, 1955, in Stanmore, Middlesex, England. His nationality is British and his ethnicity is Irish. Currently, he is 68 years old.

His birth name is William Michael Albert Broad. His father’s name is Bill Broad and his mother’s name is unknown.

Billy Idol was raised for 2 years in Stanmore until his parents moved to Patchogue, New York. He grew up in Patchogue until he was 6 when his family welcomed another child named Jane.

After that, they returned back to England and lived in the town of Dorking in Surrey.

From 1962 to 1971, he grew up there until again their family moved to Bromley, London. He was always keen on music and singing from a very young age.

He was keenly interested in music from his childhood days and was a fan of punk rock band Sex Pistol. This led him to join a loose gang that traveled to the Sex Pistols concert.


In Bromley, Billy Idol joined Ravensbourne School which was a Boy’s school.

After that, he got enrolled in Worthing High School for Boys in Worthing, West Sussex for further studies.

Idol also attended Sussex University to pursue an English degree but it wasn’t interesting for him and he dropped out after year one in 1976.

Billy Idol: Professional Life, Career

Billy Idol started his career by joining the punk rock band as a guitarist in 1976.

He along with one of his band-mate soon left the group and founded a new band “Generation X” where he was the lead singer for the band.

But the band collapsed after four years of making music from 1976 to 1980.

After that, he went on to try his solo career which made him more successful in releasing commercially successful albums back to back like “Billy Idol”, “Rebel Yell”, “Whiplash Smile”, “Charmed Life” and “Cyberpunk” from 1982 to 1993.

Billy Idol also released other albums of which the last one was out in 2014 named “Kings & Queens of the Underground”.

Billy Idol
Caption: Billy Idol and Miley Cyrus (Source: Billboard)

Billy was awarded the “MTV Video Music Awards for Best Video” from a Film for the video ‘Cradle of Love’ in 1990 and the “BRIT Award for Best British Video” for the same video in 1991.

How much is the net worth of Billy Idol?

A long 60 years of his singing and touring around the world has earned him a crazy amount of salary.

As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around $60 million.

Billy Idol: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

His album Cyberpunk was heavily criticized by critics.

The content of the album was condemned with the quote: “…padded with pretentious speeches, sampled dialog, and underdeveloped songs” by Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic.

His cover of “Heroin” in the same album was described as “one of the worst covers ever recorded.”

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Billy Idol has a height of 5 feet 9 inches. His body weighs 69kg.

He has blonde hair and blue eyes. Furthermore, there are no details regarding his body measurements.

Social Media

Billy Idol is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

He has 2.1 million followers on Facebook, 266k followers on Twitter, and 627k followers on Instagram, and 509K subscribers on the Youtube channel.

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