Bill Ward
Bill Ward
Celebrated Name: Bill Ward
Real Name/Full Name: William Thomas Ward
Gender: Male
Age: 76 years old
Birth Date: 5 May 1948
Birth Place: Aston, Birmingham, England
Nationality: English
Height: 1.72 M
Weight: 86 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): Married four times
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Nigel, Aron, and Emily.)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Bill Ward Gay?: No
Profession: Musician and Visual Artist
Net Worth in 2024: $70 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Bill Ward is a popular English musician and visual artist. He is most well-known for being the original drummer of the heavy metal band, Black Sabbath. He has also served as a singer on the popular Black Sabbath’s songs, “It’s Alright” and “Swinging the Chain.”

Maybe you know about Bill Ward very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Bill Ward’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Bill Ward, whose full name is William Thomas Ward, was born on the 5th of May 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England. His interest in music was visible from an early age itself, and he began playing drums when he was just a child. He performed both as a singer and drummer in the band, Rest in the mid-1960s. He then played in the band, Mythology with the popular guitarist, Tony Iommi.

Personal Life

Bill Ward is currently single as per our records, but he has been married four times although the details of his previous relationships are scarce. He has three children, Nigel, Aron, and Emily. Coming to the other aspects of his life, he has suffered from alcohol and drug abuse in the past, but he has now been sober for more than three decades and refrains from using any kind of drug while also adopting a vegan diet.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on the 5th of May 1948, Bill Ward is 76 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024. His height is 1.72 M tall, and his weight is 86 Kg.


Bill Ward, after the disbanding of the band, Mythology joined vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler to form the band, The Polka Tulk Blues Band, which was later renamed to Earth and eventually Black Sabbath. He has performed as a part of the band on several successful albums including, “Black Sabbath” (1970), “Sabotage” (1975), and “Technical Ecstasy” (1976).

He left the band in 1980 and played in the band, Max Havoc, for a brief period. However, he soon returned to the band and performed on the 1983 album, “Born Again,” but left the band before they toured in support of the album. In 1984, he returned to the band to record new material with David Donato, but after several demo tapes, he left once again.

Coming to his solo career, he released his first album as a solo artist, “Ward One: Along the Way” in January of 1990, and released his second album, “When the Bough Breaks,” in 1997. Also, in 2020, he joined Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne to record the track “Who’s Fooling Who” for Iommi’s first solo album. He has been working in a monthly radio show, Rock 50, since 2002. In 2016, he joined the band “Day of Errors.”

Awards & Achievements

Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements earned by Bill Ward:

  • He was the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the May 2015 Ivor Novello Awards.
  • In 2019, he earned a Lifetime Achievement Grammy as a member of Black Sabbath.
  • He was featured among “The 100 Most Influential Drummers Ever!” by the popular drumming website, Totaldrumsets.

Net Worth & Salary of Bill Ward in 2024

Bill Ward Net Worth
Bill Ward Net Worth

As of May 2024, Bill Ward has gathered a net worth of $70 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a musician and visual artist. He is most well-known for being the drummer of the heavy metal band, Black Sabbath. As a part of the band, he has performed on several successful albums including, “Black Sabbath” (1970), “Sabotage” (1975), and “Technical Ecstasy” (1976). As a solo artist, he has worked on the albums, “Ward One: Along the Way” and “When the Bough Breaks.”

Bill Ward has been one of the greatest musicians of all time, and his work speaks for himself. One lesson which we can all learn from his life is his ability to recover from adverse times. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and hope he keeps entertaining us like always has.


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