Billy Ocean
Billy Ocean
Celebrated Name: Billy Ocean
Real Name/Full Name: Leslie Sebastian Charles
Gender: Male
Age: 74 years old
Birth Date: 21 January 1950
Birth Place: Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago
Nationality: British
Height: 1.60 m
Weight: 55 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Judy Bayne (m. 1978)
Children: Yes (Cherie Charles, Rachel Charles, Antony Charles)
Profession:  Trinidadian-English recording artist
Net Worth in 2024: $15 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Does music interest you? If the answer is a resounding YES then you must have heard about Billy Ocean. Billy Ocean is a famous recording artist, songwriter and singer, who won millions of hearts in his time. He was the most popular R&B singer during the mid-1980s, and Billy Ocean is best known for his worldwide hit, ‘Caribbean Queen’ and ‘Get Outta my dreams get into my Car’.

Since Billy Ocean is an evergreen star and a fantastic singer-songwriter, you must be eager to know his history and how he made it big in the music industry.

Maybe you know about Billy Ocean 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 Billy Ocean’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

Born as Leslie Sebastian Charles, Billy Ocean comes from Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago. His exact origin is Romford in London. Billy Ocean was born in the year 1950 on January 21st.

Music runs in Billy’s blood as he is the son of a Grenadian musician named Hainsley Charles. At the age of ten, Billy and his family moved to Romford, London. As a young boy, he started singing in the London clubs and was soon noticed by John Morphew, who became his first ever manager. Did you know that Billy worked as a tailor in his youth?

Everyone has a story and just like that; Billy has a story too. In the year 1969, Billy Ocean joined a local band called ‘The Shades of Midnight’. His first ever single was recorded, and it was called Nashville Rain.

How did he get this name? Billy took it from the Ocean Estate, where he was living in London’s East End.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 21 January 1950, Billy Ocean is 74 years old as of today’s date 22nd April 2024. His height is 1.60 m tall, and weight is 55 kg.


Billy Ocean’s musical career started at an early. He started singing in clubs in London and even did the job of a tailor. Soon after John Morphew noticed him, Billy got the chance to join a local band and record his first-ever song. Nashville Rain and Sun in the Morning were his first-ever tracks.

In the year 1976, Billy Ocean released his first album called Billy Ocean. The song, ‘Love really hurts without you’ made it into the UK Singles Chart. It was at Number 2! This is an excellent achievement for a new artist. It was on Number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100. What else do a musician and singer need?

After releasing the album, ‘Suddenly’ in 1984, Billy Ocean’s career took off internationally, and he became a star!

Awards & Achievements

It was after releasing the song, ‘Caribbean Queen’, Billy Ocean received a Grammy Award in the year 1985. He was awarded the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. After that two other albums became successful and Billy became unstoppable. The most recent album of Billy Ocean was released in the year 2013. It was called, ‘Here You Are’. Billy goes on musical tours regularly.

He received a lot of fame and money for his musical excellence. Let us find out Billy Ocean Ocean’s net worth as of 2018.

Net Worth & Salary of Billy Ocean in 2024

Billy Ocean Net Worth
Billy Ocean Net Worth

You must be excited to know the net worth of Billy Ocean, the greatest artist of his time. Even today, people listen to their tracks and fall in love yet again.

Just so that you know, Billy Ocean has a net worth of $15 million as of April 2024, which he earned through his successful career as a songwriter and singer. The singer-songwriter is known for hits, Caribbean Queen and When Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going. He has made the whole world swoon with his impressive numbers, and Billy Ocean continues to be everyone’s favourite.


  1. My Go to Song has always been “When the going gets tough” always seems to get me through the hard times in life…. I always forward this song to loved ones that’s having issues that are bringing them down.
    Thank you Billy Ocean
    My friends and I attended one of your concerts years ago in Memphis
    God Bless❤️
    #1 Fan in Memphis, Tn.

  2. Caribbean Queen was always My FAV of Billy’s! It was even a Staple on some of the Rock Stations
    I was Air Talent at! Even an AM/FM Combo Station I worked, that broadcasted into the Miami/Ft Lauderdale Market! The first was out of the Lansing/Mid Michigan Market, back in the Late 80’s and
    early 90’s! i always say when people wonder Why, 80’s an 90’s music is still so popular today? Simple! There’s so Few R&B, Pop an Rock Artists making Great Music and Making it look so effortless, these days, as there were in the 80’s and early 90’s! People Like Billy Ocean, Lionel Ritchie, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Janet an Michal Jackson and the List goes on! There was a Plethera of Great Bands too! Many came out of the Late 70’s an came into their own in the 80’s Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, Motely Crue, Kiss, Aerosmith, Journey, Reo Speedwagon and Blue Oyster Cult. just to name a few! My Point: Just like with the US Economy has shrunk so incredibly, since the 80’s an Early 90’s! So has the Availability of New Music and “Break Out” Monster Acts! Unfortunately, this Not Only puts a Damper on the Development of New Musical Talent. But Fortunately for the “Established Artists” such as someone Like Billy Ocean, their Outstanding Music gets a “new Lease” on Life and Hopefully lasts at the same time for Years an Decades to come! 🙂


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