Charles Watts was an English drummer known for playing drums for the English rock band The Rolling Stones for over five decades. As of 2021, Charlie Watts's net worth at the time of his death is estimated to be around $250 million.
Charles is best known for his involvement in rock and jazz music. His most notable contribution to jazz came as the drummer for Boogie Woogie’s The ABC&D.
|Full Name||Charles Robert Watts|
|Birth Date||2 June, 1941|
|Birth Place||Bloomsbury, London, England|
|Profession||Drummer, Musician, Composer|
|Net Worth||$250 million|
Charlie Watts was born on June 2, 1941, in Bloomsbury, London, England. He was born to his parents Charles Richard Watts and Lillian Charlotte. His father, Richard, worked as a lorry driver for the British railway company London Midland & Scottish Railway. He grew up with a sister named Linda.
Charlie spent most of his youth with his family in a prefabricated house, their Wembley home having been destroyed by German bombs during World War II. Previously, Watts was more interested in jazz music and recording. Along with his childhood friend Dave Green, he set a record 78 times.
Charlie became interested in drums when he was 13 years old. Watts received his first drum from his parents in 1955. He had a large collection of jazz records and spent many hours playing the drums.
He entered the Harrow School of Art, where he studied until 1960. Watts began working as a graphic designer at Charlie Daniels Studios after graduating from art school. During this time, he always found free time to play drums with local bands.
Charlie Watts Net Worth and Career
Charlie met British musician Alexis Korner, who in 1961 offered him to join his band called Blues Incorporated. He was about to get a job as a graphic designer in Denmark when he got an offer. He finally accepted Korner’s offer and returned to London in February 1962.
Charlie met Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones and his colleagues Mick, Ian and Keith Richards in mid-1962 and agreed to join the Rolling Stones in January 1963.
Since joining the Rolling Stones, he has participated in numerous concerts and tours. His exceptional work as a drummer is appreciated by all music lovers. Even today his skills as a drummer are appreciated and cherished by his fans. Watts received the most votes and was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in the 2006 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.
Charlie will most likely miss No Filter’s upcoming US tour with the Rolling Stones. The reason for his absence is that he is recovering from an unspecified illness.
He will be replaced on tour by Steve Jordan. Steve has previously worked with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. According to sources, he had to refrain from the tour due to rehabilitation after surgery. In June 2004, he was diagnosed with throat cancer.
Personal life of Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts is a married man who married Shirley Ann Shepherd on October 14, 1964. Watts met Shirley before she became a popular drummer for the Rolling Stones. He has a daughter named Serafina with his wife Shirley.
In the mid-1980s, Charlie was moderately addicted to alcohol and drugs, often getting into trouble due to his excessive use of drugs and alcohol.
In the mid-1980s, he punched his bandmate Mick Jagger in the face when he called him up and asked, “Where’s my drummer?” Watts soon got a call, prepared to perform, and slapped Jagger for calling him his drummer. He said, “You’re my fucking singer!”
On August 24, 2021, Watts died in a London hospital at the age of 80.
Charlie Watts net worth
As of 2021, Charlie Watts has an estimated net worth of around $250 million. He made a lot of money from his long collaboration with the rock band The Rolling Stones. Watts also owned a percentage of the group’s various business units.