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James Williamson Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

James Williamson, born on 29 October 29, 1949, is an American guitarist, record producer and songwriter who is best known for his contribution to the Protopunk rock band and ‘The Stooges’. One of the music world’s most celebrated artists, Williamson has been active in the music world since 1966. Apart from being a well know guitarist and vocalist, he is also an electronics engineer.

The music world’s quintessential artist and an engineer, how rich is James Williamson in 2015? Well, as per a number of credible sources and websites, James Williamson’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million, with his musical career clearly the major source of income. Apart from that, he also worked for Advanced Micro Devices and the Sony Company as an engineer which further helped Williamson add his riches.

 

James Williamson Net Worth $10 Million

Born in Castroville, Texas USA, Williamson was raised by his mother and a very strict military stepfather. At a very early age, he took up the guitar after being hugely inspired by ‘The Ventures’ and eventually formed his first rock n roll band, “The Chosen Few” while he was in the 9th grade. Sadly, the band broke up shortly thereafter.

In 1971, Williamson joined another band named “The Stooges” while they were struggling with line-up changes and lack of success. Williamson went on to co-write many songs and even played all the guitar parts for The Stooges 1973 album which gained him fame and success. Many people considered him one of Punk’s pioneers for his creative song writing and jagged high-energy approach. However, despite Williamson’s considerable talent and enthusiasm, the band could not overcome their difficulties as many of the band members sank into hard-core drug abuse, resulting in the final demise of the band in 1974. Regardless, this was the start of his net worth growing.

In 1979, to gear up his musical career, Williamson was persuaded to work with Iggy Pop to produce and write for Iggy’s solo album ‘New Values’. He also worked on Iggy’s subsequent album ‘Soldier’, before falling out over recording methods and losing contact with him. Williamson’s musical journey with Iggy Pop came to an end in 1980.

After various ups and downs in his musical career, Williamson turned his back on music- going to school to become and electronics engineer. Following his graduation, he went to Silicon Valley where he worked as an engineer for the next 16 years. In 1997, he was hired as Sony’s vice president of technical standards and in 2015, he was awarded with Ronald H. Brown Standard Leadership Award for his contribution to consumer electronic standards development.

After being out of the music industry for decades, James Williamson finally reunited with Iggy, and reformed ‘The Stooges’ in 2010 going on to give stage performances together.

Talking about his personal life, Williamson is married to Amanda Williamson and has a daughter named Amanda J. Williamson. Currently, he lives in Texas, United States. So, with a net worth of $ 10 Million, James Williamson is one of the more successful and richer musicians prominent in the industry.


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Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Focus 2015 writer: "Gimme Danger"
Dark Shadows 2012 writer: "I'm Sick of You"
Dexter 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sucker Punch 2011 writer: "SEARCH AND DESTROY"
The Runaways 2010 writer: "Gimme Danger"
The IT Crowd 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game "SEARCH AND DESTROY"
American Wasteland 2005 Video Game writer: "Search and Destroy"
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 writer: "Search and Destroy"
Driv3r 2004 Video Game writer: "Gimme Danger"
Wonderland 2003 writer: "Search and Destroy" 1973
Stander 2003 writer: "Raw Power"
Haggard 2003 writer: "Search and Destroy" - as James Robert Williamson
The Wire 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
16 Years of Alcohol 2003 writer: "Raw Power"
Intimacy 2001 writer: "Consolation Prizes" 1977, "Penetration" 1973
Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Documentary writer: "Gimme Danger"
Almost Famous 2000 writer: "Search and Destroy"
Whatever 1998 writer: "Gimme Danger"
Velvet Goldmine 1998 writer: "Gimme Danger"
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story 1993 TV Movie documentary writer: "Raw Power"
Mississippi Masala 1991 writer: "New China Awakening"
Tales from the Crypt 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Athens, Ga. - Inside/Out 1987 Documentary writer: "Search and Destroy" - as J. Williamson
The Boys Next Door 1985 writer: "I Got Nothin'"
Up the Academy 1980 lyrics: "Gimme Danger" / music: "Gimme Danger" / performer: "Night Theme"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Search and Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power 2010 Documentary Himself
The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2010 TV Movie Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself

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