Billy Ocean Net Worth

April 30, 2023
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Leslie Sebastian Charles, better known by his stage name Billy Ocean, is an English R&B/pop artist born on 21st January 1950, in Tyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago. He is one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the 1980s, who has achieved great international success and numerous awards including a Grammy and Brit Award.

Have you ever wondered how rich Billy Ocean is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Billy Ocean’s overall net worth is $10 million. He has accumulated his wealth thanks to his rewarding career since the early ‘80s, which includes 10 studio albums, numerous compilation albums and a great number of released singles. Although not so intensively, Ocean still continues to make music and therefore adds to his net worth.


Billy Ocean Net Worth $10 Million


Although born in Trinidad and Tobago, Billy moved with his family to Romford, Essex, England when he was ten years old. Since his father was a musician himself, he made early contact with music and therefore discovered his interest and talent. While a teenager, Ocean sang in London clubs in order to support himself, and was soon noticed by his first manager, John Morphew, with whom he recorded his single at Pye Studios in London. Unfortunately, no further co-operation was possible since Billy’s singing style was going out of fashion and no major label would release his singles. The situation improved slightly during the next few years as he joined a band called “The Shades of Midnight” in 1969, and then recorded his first single as Les Charles called “Nashville Rain”, two years later. Billy also fronted the band “Scorched Earth” with whom he released two more singles “On The Run” and “Let’s Put Our Emotions in Motion”, both in 1974.

At this point, he adopted his stage name from the Ocean Estate in London, where he was living at the time, and then in 1976 released his first, self-titled album. His initially released single, “Love Really Hurts Without You” reached No.2 on the UK Singles Chart and No.22 on the US Billboard Hot 100. From then on, his career went upwards and he achieved solid success with the songs “Are You Ready” and “Stay The Night” from his next album “City Limit”, released in 1980. His net worth was now well established.

However, Ocean’s greatest success started during the year 1984 with the release of the album “Suddenly”, along with its main single “Caribbean Queen ( No More Love On The Run)”. The song achieved enormous international popularity, but its title was changed for different regions, so it is also known as “African” and “European Queen”, and won Billy the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 1985 Grammy Awards. Two more songs from the same album, scored great success – the album’s title track reached No.4 in both the US and UK, and “Loverboy” reached No.2 in the US Two years later, Ocean released his sixth album, “Love Zone” which also sold well and contained successful singles including “When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going”, which became the theme for “The Jewel of the Nile” movie and reached No.1 in UK and No.2 in the USA. His net worth was rising steadily.

The following year, Billy was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male at the 1987 BRIT Awards. His 1988 album “Tear Down These Walls” included yet another No.1 single “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into my Car” and the album was certified platinum. His later albums failed to make as much success as the previous but his 1989 “Greatest Hits” collection and 1997 compilation “Love is For Ever” were certified platinum and gold.

Ocean continues to make music and tours around the world. His latest activity includes an 18-track compilation album released in April 2010. The same year he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards.

In his personal life, he now lives in Berkshire with his wife Judy to whom he has been married since 1978, the couple has three children. Ocean was awarded an honorary doctorate of music by the University of Westminster in 2002 and is now a patron for Tech Music Schools in London.

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