|Celebrated Name:||BJ Thomas|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Billie Joe Thomas|
|Age:||77 years old|
|Birth Date:||August 7, 1942|
|Birth Place:||Hugo, Oklahoma, United States of America.|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Gloria Thomas|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Paige Thomas, Nora Thomas, and Erin Thomas)|
|Is Bj Thomas Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$6 Million|
|Last Updated:||July 2020|
Billy Joe Thomas is an American singer widely known for his hit songs in the 1960s and 1970s. His musical hits appeared on the pop, country, and gospel music charts, which just continue to prove how good the songs were. He is mostly known as BJ Thomas, which is his stage name. The musical talent is one of the best of his time and his genre.
Maybe you know about BJ Thomas very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2020? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of BJ Thomas’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
BJ Thomas was born on the 7th of August in 1942 in Hugo, Oklahoma, in the United States of America. However, he was raised in Houston, Texas, by his parents, Geneva Thomas (mother) and Vernon Thomas (father). He also grew up with his brother and sister, Judy and Jerry Thomas. He later graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg.
BJ Thomas has been married to Gloria Richardson, also a singer-songwriter. The two tied the knot on the 9th of December in 1968. The couple has managed to raise three daughters in their life together. The children are Paige Thomas, Nora Thomas (adopted from North Korea), and Erin Thomas. BJ’s life and marriage almost ended since he became dependent on drugs and alcohol. After reconciling in 1976, it is said he has been sober ever since.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on August 7, 1942, BJ Thomas is 77 years old as of today’s date 11th July 2020. His height is 1.82m tall, and his weight is N/A kg.
In 1966, BJ Thomas and the Triumphs released the album, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” under Pacemaker Records. The album also contained the hit cover of Hank Williams, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” which sold over one million copies. The same year, Thomas also released a solo album of the same title under Scepter Records. Thomas came to achieve more success in 1968 with “The Eyes of a New York Woman” then after five months, “Hooked on a Feeling” which featured Reggie Young electric sitar and was first released on the album “On My Way.” “Hooked on a Feeling” became BJ’s second million-selling record.
The previous hits released by BJ Thomas were on Scepter Records, but in 1972, BJ left Scepter Records and went to Paramount Records during a short period (1973-1974). During his time at Paramount Records, he released two records, “Songs” and “Longhorns & London bridges.” BJ then went on ahead to release the album “Reunion” on ABC Records, which had absorbed the Paramount label; it contained “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” which was BJ’s biggest hit since 1972 and earned him his fourth gold record.
In 1976, the singer released “Home Where I Belong,” produced by Chris Christian on Myrrh Records. This was the first of his several Christian albums, which went platinum, making him the biggest gospel artist of the time. As the 1980s entered, the musician began losing his touch, and his music was no longer topping the charts. BJ also wrote two books, including his autobiography, “Home Where I Belong,” has starred in the movie “Jory and Jake’s Corner,” and his voice used in a couple of commercial jingles such as Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Bell.
Awards & Achievements
BJ Thomas is one of the most accomplished musicians of all time in the pop, country, and gospel genres. The man has made some good music which cannot go without an award. The awards he has won are as follows:
- 1969 Best Original Song.
- 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame.
- 1979, 1980, and 1982 Best Inspirational Performance.
Net Worth & Salary of Bj Thomas in 2020
As mentioned above, BJ Thomas is one of the most accomplished musicians in the pop, country, and gospel genres. The musician’s talent is truly unique, and this, combined with his lovable, the guy is just a site to see. He has been captivating his audience for a very long and has made himself quite a good amount of money for his achievements. For these reasons, BJ has a net worth of approximately $6 Million as of July 2020.
BJ Thomas is an impeccable talent that has proved that he is truly great. He made the most of his talent and became the best version of himself he could be. He also serves as a role model to many other aspiring musicians that our dreams can come true if we put our minds into them.