Jimmy Barnes Net Worth

Net Worth: $20 Million
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Music
  • Age:

    62
  • Birth Place:

    Glasgow, Scotland
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Jane Mahoney)
  • Full Name:

    James Dixon Swan
  • Nationality:

    Australian
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About James Dixon Swan

The net worth of Jimmy Barnes is $20 million. This rock singer and songwriter was born on 28th April 1956. His father was a prize fighter, and older brother John Swan was a rock singer. Jimmy actually learned to sing from his elder brother, who also encouraged him enormously. He was a solo performer and a lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel. This made him the most popular Australian music artists of all time. He has the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist.

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Jimmy Barnes was born in Glasgow, Scotland. At birth, he was known as James Dixon Swan. The family later shifted to Elizabeth and settled there. Barnes parents divorced later. His mother married a clerk named Reg Barnes. Her daughter was once teased in school about being adopted, so the mother made all her children change their last name to Barnes. Jimmy Barnes grew up as a Protestant, and he considers himself as a Buddhist. In September 2009, he said that his ancestors were Jews.

His band Cold Chisel moved a number of times. There was some tension within the group. The band signed with WEA in the late 1970s. By 1980s, the band was very popular. But in 1983, the group had many professional as well as personal fights – they eventually split up. There was a farewell concert tour, which is still the highest grossing tour in the history of Australia. Jimmy Barnes was very successful in his solo career. He released 6 albums which topped the Australian charts. He had a low period in the mid-90s. But in the year 2000, he regained his top spot again.

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Earnings 2015

Record Sales Oct. 2015
Record sales of the album The Perfect Crime with the Australian pub rock band Cold Chisel (approximately 35 thousand copies sold)
$45,500

Earnings 2014

Record Sales Aug. 2014
Record sales of the album 30:30 Hindsight (approximately 70 thousand copies sold)
$91,000
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