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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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|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"|
|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)|
|Inside Black Sabbath 1970-1992||2004||Video documentary||Himself|
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|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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