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Bill Ward net worth:
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Bill Ward information

Birth date: May 5, 1948
Birth place: Aston, Birmingham, England
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)
Profession:Musician
Education:University of Bristol
Nationality:British
Children:Emily Ward, Nigel Ward, Aaron Ward
Music groups:Black Sabbath, Mythology

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William Thomas Ward was born on the 5th May 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England, and is a musician and visual artist, but best known as the drummer of the cult heavy metal band “Black Sabbath”, in which he played from its formation, with a few occasional breaks. Ward’s career started in 1966.

Have you ever wondered how rich Bill Ward is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ward’s net worth is as high as $65 million, an amount earned largely through his successful career in music. In addition to spending most of his career with Black Sabbath, Ward has also released three solo albums, which improved his wealth too.

Bill Ward Net Worth $65 Million

Bill Ward started playing the drums as a child, and in the mid-‘60s, he played in a band called The Rest. Soon after, Bill and guitarist Tony Iommi were the members of the band Mythology, and after its dissolution, they joined vocalist Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler and formed Earth, which would become Black Sabbath in 1968.

Black Sabbath’ self-titled debut studio album came out in 1970, and it achieved instant success with platinum status in the US and gold in the UK, peaking at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 and No. 8 on the UK Albums Chart, with singles “Black Sabbath”, “The Wizard”, “N.I.B.”, and “Evil Woman” as the highest-rated. Also in 1970, the band recorded their second studio album and one of the most influential heavy metal releases – “Paranoid” – which topped the UK Albums Chart and reached No. 12 on the US Billboard 200. It achieved multiple platinum status with over four million copies sold, and helped Ward to increase his net worth significantly. The singles “War Pigs”, “Iron Man”, and “Paranoid” became the band’s signature songs.

By the end of the ‘70s, Black Sabbath had released four more platinum albums: “Master of Reality” (1971), “Vol. 4” (1972), “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” (1973), and “We Sold Our Soul for Rock ‘n’ Roll” (1975). At the time, Ward became a multi-millionaire as did fellow members of the band.

Bill played with the band on three albums during the ‘80s: “Heaven and Hell” (1980), “Live at Last” (1980), and “Born Again” (1983). Following a few years of hiatus, Ward returned and released his debut solo album called “Ward One: Along the Way” in 1990, in which he teamed up with Ozzy Osbourne, while in 1993, the two of them collaborated on Ozzy’s “Live & Loud”. In 1997, Ward recorded his second studio album entitled “When the Bough Breaks”, and then played on Osbourne’s “The Ozzman Cometh”, the same year. In 1998, Bill returned to Black Sabbath for “Reunion”, which achieved platinum status and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200.
In 2000, Ward played on Tony Iommi’s self-titled album, and made several live appearances with Black Sabbath, while most recently he released his latest album called “Accountable Beasts” in 2015.

Regarding his personal life, while details of relationships remain private, Bill Ward has two sons named Nigel and Aaron, and a daughter named Emily. After abusing alcohol and drugs during Black Sabbath’s glory days in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Ward has apparently been sober for around 30 years, as he quit smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking drugs of any kind. However, his health still worsened, and he underwent gastro-intestinal surgery in 2013.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Private Parts 1997 writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
The Jerky Boys 1995 writer: "Symptom of the Universe" - as William Ward
The Stöned Age 1994 writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
Dazed and Confused 1993 writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
Rock N' Roll Racing 1993 Video Game music: "Paranoid" - uncredited
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Zombie and the Ghost Train 1991 as Ward, "SOLITUDE"
Sid and Nancy 1986 writer: "Paranoid" - as Wood
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: "Paranoid", "Iron Man"
Top of the Pops TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1978 music - 1 episode, 1978
Countdown 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage 2006-2014 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
300: Rise of an Empire 2014 writer: "War Pigs" - as William Ward
This Is the End 2013 writer: "War Pigs" - as William Ward
The Hangover Part III 2013 writer: "N.I.B." - as William Ward
Elementary 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended 2012 TV Movie writer: "Hole in the Sky" - as William Ward
Dark Shadows 2012 writer: "Paranoid"
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
On Track with SEAT 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fresh Meat 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heaven & Hell - Neon Nights, Live in Europe 2010 Video writer: "Children of the Sea", "Die Young", "Heaven and Hell", "Neon Knights" - uncredited
It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 writer: "It's Alright" - as William Ward
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bones 2010 writer: "Sweet Leaf" - as W T Ward
Californication 2007-2009 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
WWF Raw 2009 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Brütal Legend 2009 Video Game writer: "Children of the Grave", "Never Say Die", "Symptom of the Universe"
Gentlemen Broncos 2009 writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
The Art of the Steal 2009 Documentary writer: "Iron Man"
Madden NFL 2010 2009 Video Game writer: "Paranoid"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: "Heaven and Hell"
Iron Man 2008 writer: "Iron Man" - as William Ward
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: "Paranoid"
Heaven and Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall 2007 Video writer: "Children of the Sea", "Lady Evil", "Die Young", "Heaven and Hell", "Lonely is the Word", "Neon Knights"
Music Within 2007 writer: "N.I.B" - as William Ward
Rock Band 2007 Video Game music: "Paranoid" / writer: "Paranoid"
We Are Marshall 2006 writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game lyrics: "WAR PIGS" - as William Ward / music: "WAR PIGS" - as William Ward
Guitar Hero 2005 Video Game writer: "Iron Man"
Lords of Dogtown 2005 writer: "Iron Man" - as William Ward
Imaginary Heroes 2004 writer: "It's Alright"
Slugs 2004 writer: "Paranoid" - as William Ward
The Simpsons 1991-2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
School of Rock 2003 as WT Ward, "Iron Man"
Mike Graham Presents: The Best of Classic Championship Wrestling Vol. 1 2003 Video writer: "Iron Man" - as William Ward
Ozzy Osbourne: Live at Budokan 2002 Video documentary writer: "Paranoid"
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary writer: "Paranoid"
Ultimate X: The Movie 2002 Documentary short writer: "Paranoid"
Grounded for Life 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Documentary writer: "Into the Void", "Paranoid"
Solitude 2000 writer: "Solitude" - as Ward
Wings of the Crow 2000 writer: "Children Of The Grave"
Gilmore Girls 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Almost Famous 2000 writer: "Paranoid", "Sweet Leaf" - as William Ward
Futurama 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live 1999 Video short writer: "Black Sabbath", "Paranoid", "Iron Man"
Any Given Sunday 1999 writer: "PARANOID" - as William Ward
Detroit Rock City 1999 writer: "Iron Man" - as William Ward
Black Sabbath: The Last Supper 1999 Video documentary writer: "War Pigs", "N.I.B.", "Electric Funeral", "Fairies Wear Boots", "Into the Void", "Sweet Leaf", "Snowblind", "Dirty Women", "Black Sabbath", "Iron Man", "Children of the Grave", "Paranoid"
That '70s Show 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heart By-Pass 1998 TV Movie documentary writer: "Iron Man"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beware of Mr. Baker 2012 Documentary
How the Brits Rocked America 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne 2011 Documentary Himself
Living the American Nightmare 2011 Documentary Himself
Classic Albums: Black Sabbath - Paranoid 2010 Documentary Himself
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
FanClub 2001 TV Series Himself (Black Sabbath)
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll 2001 Documentary Himself
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live 1999 Video short Himself (Drums) (as Black Sabbath)
Black Sabbath: The Last Supper 1999 Video documentary Himself (Drums)
Ozzy Osbourne: Live & Loud 1993 Video Himself (Black Sabbath drummer)
The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 2 1992 Video documentary short Himself
Black Sabbath: The Black Sabbath Story, Volume 1 1992 Video Himself (Drums) (as Black Sabbath)
Ozzy Osbourne: Don't Blame Me 1991 Video documentary Himself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 8 1990 Video documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1986 TV Series documentary Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Black Sabbath: Never Say Die 1984 Himself / Drummer (as Black Sabbath)
Beat-Club 1970 TV Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Black Sabbath 1970-1992 2004 Video documentary Himself

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#Fact
1 Is a vegan.
2 the Black Sabbath song "N.I.B." from their debut self titled album, which has the lyrics "My name is Lucifer please take my hand", was always thought, by certain fans, to have stood for something 'sinister' (example: "Nativity In Black" was a theory) and yet the song's title simply refered to Bill Ward's goatee that the other band members referred to as a "nib"
3 Quit Black Sabbath in 1980, then briefly rejoined in 1983 before quitting again in 1984. Did not rejoin again until the entire original lineup reunited in late 1997.
4 Drummer for pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath


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