Billy Connolly Net Worth is $20 Million (as of 2020)
As for the day, Billy Connolly net worth is estimated at $20 million and this fortune flows from variety of different sources. He is a relatively successful folk singer and has appeared in a considerable number of movies, some of which has been surprisingly commercially successful. But in the United States (and basically all over the world) Billy is best known as a standup comedian. The actor is quoted joking that here in America he is That Guy! (That’s what strangers call him on the street: “hey, you are That Guy!). Now let’s talk about each of Billy Connolly net worth sources one by one, so you could get a better understanding.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Age:||79 years old|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Date of birth:||Nov 24, 1942|
|Occupation:||Comedian, Stand-up comedian, Musician, Singer, Presenter, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Score Composer, Voice Actor, Boilermaker|
Back in the early 60s Billy was a simple boilermaker somewhere in the shipyards in Glashow. But let’s face it: he was way too talented to make boilers. So he left the farms and went on to pursue career in music. In the late 1960s he tried to achieve success along with the folk band The Humblebums, but even though the band has managed to record several albums, they never turned out to be commercially successful. It is difficult to say how much money this venture with the band has added to Billy Connolly net worth but I think the number would be close to… Zero. Thus since the early 1970s Billy has tried to build a career as a solo artist, but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be…
Soon enough Connolly went from being a musician with a comedic personality to being a full- time comedian and that’s when he has finally managed to achieve fame. Yes, his jokes have always been and I guess will always remain controversial. For example, Billy has received severe criticism for making cruel jokes about Kenneth Bigley (the comedian talked about his future killing), who was decapitate soon afterwards.He also makes jokes relating to masturbation, blasphemy, defecation, flatulence, haemorrhoids, sex and his father’s illness, and for a considerable part of the society, this simply seems unacceptable. Here for your attention is one of his jokes that combines both religion an sex themes: “”53 fucking virgins! The very thought of 53 fucking virgins, it’s a nightmare! It’s not a fucking present, it’s not a prize- it’s a punishment! Give me 2 fire-breathing whores any day of the week. I’m a slut man!” Even though this joke could easily be considered insulting to both Muslims and Christians, Billy has millions of his comedy fans all over the world.
As I have already mentioned, the comedian has also appeared in quote a few movies, including The X-Files: I Want to Believe an The Man Who Sued God . This is another important source of Billy Connelly net worth.