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Bradley Ernest Whitford was born on the 23rd February 1952, in Winchester, Massachusetts USA, and is a musician and guitarist best known for being a member of the Hall of Fame and Grammy Award-winning rock band Aerosmith since 1971. Whitford also works as a composer of the band’s songs, and has composed more than 15 to date. His career started in 1970.

Have you ever wondered how rich Brad Whitford is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Whitford’s net worth is as high as $40 million, earned through his successful career in music.

Brad Whitford Net Worth $40 Million

Brad Whitford grew up in Massachusetts where he went to the Reading Memorial High School, matriculating in 1970. He studied at the Berklee College of Music, and in the meantime played in several local bands such as Teapot Dome, Cymbals of Resistance, Earth, and Justin Thyme.

In 1971, Whitford joined Aerosmith, following Ray Tabano’s departure, and two years later the band released a self-titled album which achieved double-platinum status and peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart; only one song made it to the Billboard Top 100, and that was “Dream On”. In 1974, Aerosmith recorded their second studio album entitled “Get Your Wings”, which achieved triple-platinum status and reached No. 74 on Billboard 200, but no singles entered the pop charts. However, their next album, “Toys in the Attic” (1975) was the band’s most successful with over eight million records sold in the US alone, and its commercial success helped Whitford to increase his net worth significantly. It peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, while the songs “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way” made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 1976, Aerosmith released “Rocks” which sold over four million copies in the US and reached the No. 3 position on the US Billboard 200, with singles “Last Child”, “Back in the Saddle”, and “Home Tonight” being popular. By the end of the ‘70s, Brad Whitford and Aerosmith had recorded two more albums: “Draw the Line” (1977) and “Night in the Ruts” (1979), both of which reached platinum status and made it into the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Brad briefly left the band in 1981 and didn’t participate on its album entitled “Rock in a Hard Place” (1982), but returned along with Joe Perry for “Done with Mirrors” in 1984. The release failed to achieve notable commercial success, while it was placed at No. 36 on the Billboard 200. Aerosmith bounced back with “Permanent Vacation” in 1987, which recorded over five million sales in the US and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200; the songs “Angel” (topped the list) and “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” made it to the top five on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The band released one more album by the end of the ‘80s, “Pump” (1989), and it achieved 7x platinum status, while the singles “Love in an Elevator” and “What It Takes” topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song “Janie’s Got a Gun” received a Grammy Award for the Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.

Aerosmith launched a pair of albums in the ‘90s: “Get a Grip” (1993) and “Nine Lives” (1997), both of which achieved platinum status, with “Get a Grip” recording over 20 million sales worldwide, making it the band’s most successful album in that regard. The songs “Livin’ on the Edge”, “Crazy”, and “Pink” received Grammy Awards. Their three latest studio albums were “Just Push Play” (2001), “Honkin’ on Bobo” (2004), and most recently, “Music from Another Dimension!” (2012).

Regarding his personal life, Brad Whitford has married three times, firstly to Lori Phillips (1976-78) and then to Karen Lesser (1980-2004). He has been married to Kimberley since 2006. It is known that he is an avid race car driver in his spare time.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock for the Rising Sun 2013
Be Cool 2005 Brad Whitford (as Aerosmith)
This Thing of Ours 2003 DeGrazio Soldier
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing 1998 Video
Aerosmith: Pink 1997 Short
Wayne's World 2 1993 Brad Whitford- Aerosmith Guitarist

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grown Ups 2010 writer: "Last Child"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Aerosmith Live from the Streets of Boston 2012 TV Special
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey 2012 TV Series Himself
Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together 2012 TV Movie Himself - Performer
That Metal Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
60 Minutes 2012 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "Aerosmith")
Storage Wars 2011 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion 2009 Video Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Aerosmith: Rockin' the Joint - Live at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas 2005 Video documentary short Himself - Guitar (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: You Gotta Move 2004 Video Himself
My Generation 2000 Documentary Himself (Aerosmith)
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
Rockin' Roller Coaster 1999 Short Himself
Woodstock '94 1995 Video documentary Himself (Aerosmith)
Revolution-X 1995 Video Game Himself
Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look at 1994 Video Himself (as Aerosmith)
Top of the Pops 1993 TV Series Himself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 10 1991 Video documentary Himself - Aerosmith
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 8 1990 Video documentary Himself - Aerosmith
Aerosmith: The Making of Pump 1990 Video documentary Himself (as Aerosmith)
Unplugged 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
Aerosmith: Things That Go Pump in the Night 1990 Video short Himself - Rythm Guitars (as Aerosmith)
MTV Video Music Awards 1990 1990 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: Live Texxas Jam '78 1989 TV Special documentary Himself - guitar (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation 3x5 1988 Video short Himself - Rythm Guitars (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith Video Scrapbook 1987 Video Himself - Guitar

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes 2012 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "Aerosmith")
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks 2004 TV Movie Himself - Aerosmith
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself (as Aerosmith)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers 1998 Video documentary Himself - Aerosmith (uncredited)

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#Fact
1 Shares a birthday with Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton.
2 Was not an original member of Aerosmith, but joined the band in 1971 to replace original rhythm guitarist Raymond Tabano.
3 Tired of the band's inactivity, left Aerosmith in 1981, and formed "Whitford/St. Holmes" with Ted Nugent guitarist Derek St. Holmes, releasing one album that was a commercial failure. Along with Joe Perry, re-joined Aerosmith in 1984.
4 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 (as a member of Aerosmith).
5 Second guitarist for Aerosmith.


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