Billy’s trademark look of peroxide blonde hair spiked up and paired with leather outfits made him an MTV sensation.
His look, his presence, and his ability to make some incredible songs had people continuing to tune in.
Although Billy’s very first record titled Billy Idol did pretty well, his second one called Rebel Yell did even better.
Rebel Yell is what really solidified Billy’s place among rock stars. That album alone sold around 20 million copies across the US, Canada, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland; to name a few countries that couldn’t get enough of his hits.
Album sales still contribute to Billy’s bottom line, but that’s not the only way he’s made all the money he has today.
Billy rakes in money every time someone listens to his music on Spotify, and he makes millions of dollars on royalties for his songs.
Billy also has made a significant amount of money for all the touring he did, which isn’t surprising given his true stage presence.
He’s continuing to make money off of touring because he hasn’t stopped yet! He’s going to be in Las Vegas this October and has announced some more dates for this summer and the upcoming fall.