An American singer, guitarist, and actor by the name of Billie Joe Armstrong has a $75 million fortune. The rock band Green Day made him famous as their lead singer, guitarist, and key composer. In addition, Armstrong performs lead vocals for the punk rock band Pinhead Gunpowder and the Green Day side projects Foxboro Hot Tubs, The Network, The Longshot, and The Coverups.
With over 15,000,000 records sold and singles including “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” Armstrong’s Green Day is most known for their second rock opera “American Idiot.”
With over 100 honors for their music, Green Day has played in more than five countries across four continents. Worldwide, they have also sold more than 75 million records. As one of the greatest punk rock guitarists ever, Armstrong is highly regarded. Additionally, he was listed among the 100 greatest artists of all time in 2004 by Rolling Stone magazine.
|Net Worth:||$75 Million|
|Age:||50 Years Old|
|Born:||17 February 1972|
|Salary (Annual):||$10 Million Per Year|
The youngest of Ollie Jackson’s six children (born in 1932) and Andrew Marciano Armstrong’s six children (born in 1928–1982), Billie Joe Armstrong was born on February 17, 1972, in Oakland, California.
California’s Rodeo is where he was raised. When Armstrong was 10 years old, his father, a jazz musician and Safeway truck driver passed away in September 1982 due to esophageal cancer. His father is remembered in the song “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”
Armstrong has two older brothers named David and Alan, and three older sisters named Marci, Hollie, and Anna, and three older sisters. At Rod’s Hickory Pit in El Cerrito, California, where he and Mike Dirnt played their debut show in 1987, his mother was a server.
His great-great-grandparents Pietro Marsicano and Teresa Nigro were immigrants from Viggiano, Italy, who first settled in Boston before relocating to Berkeley, California, in 1869.
Armstrong went to Hillcrest Elementary School in Rodeo, where a teacher inspired him to make a recording of the song “Look for Love” at the age of five for the Bay Area label Fiat Records.
After his father passed away, Armstrong’s mother remarried a man that her kids didn’t like, which caused him to further withdraw into music. [Needs citation] He first met Dirnt when he was 10 years old in the school cafeteria, and they hit it off right away since they both loved music.
After being exposed to the music by his siblings, he developed an interest in punk rock.  Among his other notable musical influences are The Replacements and Hüsker Dü. Van Halen’s 1984 performance was the first one he attended.
Armstrong attended Hillcrest Elementary, Carquinez Middle School, and John Swett High School in Crockett, California. He later changed schools and enrolled at Pinole Valley High School in Pinole, California. He left school on his 18th birthday to pursue a career in music.
The Green Day rocker, better known as Aka Billie Joe Armstrong, is expected to have a net worth of $75 million by the year 2022. With his music career and record sales, Armstrong is among the richest musicians in the world. His primary sources of income are concerts, tours, and film and television appearances.
Additionally, out of its 17 nominations, the Green Day band has won 4 Grammy Honors, or 5 out of 20 if you include the solo awards. While performing with the band, he has received numerous more distinguished honors.
In Oakland, California, Billie Joe spent $600,000 to hire architect Mark Becker to create a 6,911 square foot residence for him. In 2009, he sold it for $4.85 million. The 5-bedroom house first appeared on the market in July 2020 for $7.25 million, but a few months later, the price was lowered to $6.5 million.
Before releasing their first EP, “1,000 Hours” in 1989, Green Day, formerly known as Sweet Children, changed their name and signed with Lookout! Records in 1988. In late 1990, Tré Cool started playing drums for Green Day after Armstrong appeared on an EP by Tré’s band The Lookouts.
They released their first two studio albums on Lookout! Records. Around that time, Billie Joe joined Pinhead Gunpowder, and between 1991 and 2008, the group put out one studio album and eight EPs. Green Day released “Dookie” on Reprise Records in 1994; it was given a Diamond certification in 1999.
The album topped the charts in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand and debuted at number one on the “Billboard” 200. “Insomniac” (1995) and “Nimrod” (1997), the next two albums by Green Day, both achieved 2x Platinum certification, while “American Idiot,” released in 2004, was given a 6x Platinum certification and peaked at number one in seven different countries.
Armstrong worked on an album called “Money Money 2020” (2003) with The Network, a side project of Green Day, in the early 2000s. He also collaborated with The Go-and Go’s Ryan Adams. With Foxboro Hot Tubs, he released the album “Stop Drop and Roll!!!” in 2008, which reached its highest position of #21 on the “Billboard” 200.
The Broadway musical adaptation of “American Idiot” won Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design of a Musical and Best Lighting Design of a Musical in 2009. Green Day also published their second rock opera, “21st Century Breakdown,” and “American Idiot.”
Billie Joe performed in multiple productions of the musical as St. Jimmy, and he was slated to reprise the role in a film adaptation. However, in 2020, he confirmed that the movie has “very well been scrapped.” Armstrong recorded “Foreverly,” an album of Everly Brothers covers, with Norah Jones in 2013 while serving as an assistant mentor on “The Voice.” Billie Joe collaborated on an album with The Longshot in 2018 and went on tour with them.
Despite the fact that Armstrong is most known for his work with Green Day and smash singles like “Basket Case,” “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” he has also made appearances in a number of movies and TV shows. His voice acting credits include “The Simpsons Movie” (2007), “King of the Hill” (1997), “Nurse Jackie” (2012), and “Drunk History” (2016).
Billie Joe’s filmography includes the box office success “This Is 40” (2012) and the honorable independent film “Like Sunday, Like Rain” (2014). He also played the lead in the 2016 film “Ordinary World” and provided four songs for the soundtrack.
Armstrong is bisexual. He previously dated Jason White, the guitarist for Green Day on tour, and Amanda, a fan of the band. Arica is the sister of ex-Green Day tour member Mike Pelino. She is also the sister-in-law of Janna White, Jason White’s wife.
Adrienne Nesser, Steve Nesser’s sister and a professional skateboarder, and Armstrong were married in 1994. Jakob Danger Armstrong, a guitarist and singer-songwriter who plays with the band Mt. Eddy, and Joseph Marciano “Joey” Armstrong, a drummer with SWMRS who later came under fire for alleged sexual assault in 2020, are their two children.