Bootsy Collins
Bootsy Collins
Celebrated Name: Bootsy Collins
Real Name/Full Name: William Earl Collins
Gender: Male
Age: 72 years old
Birth Date: October 26, 1951
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 78kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Patti Collins
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Ouiwey Collins)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): Yes (Patti Collins)
Is Bootsy Collins Gay?: No
Profession: American Musician and singer-songwriter
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $4 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Bootsy Collins, whose original name is William Earl Collins is an American singer-songwriter and a musician who rose to prominence with his partnered James Brown in the early 1970s. He was later partnered up with Parliament-Funkadelic. He was one of the leading guitarists in the funk category, and he was also a humorous vocalist. He is also the member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he was inducted in it in 1997, and he was inducted in it with 15 other members.

Maybe you know about Bootsy Collins 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 Bootsy Collins’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

Bootsy was born on October 26, 1951, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and he was named Bootsy by his mother because he looked like Bootsy. His brother’s name is Phelps “Catfish” Collins, and he was also a musician who died in 2010. He and his brother were one the part of the James Brown backing ban. The band was known as Pacemakers. Collins also had a strong connection with Cincinnati.

Personal Life

Talking of his personal life, Collins got married to Patti Collins, and he and Patti visited Franklin L. Williams M.S #7’s Little Kids Rock Program. They together donated the bass guitar and also gave the bass lesson. He even now the honorary member of the organization, and he is also the honorary board member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on October 26 1951, Bootsy Collins is 72 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024. His height is 6’2’’ tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


Collins formed a funk band with his elder brother Phelps in 1968, and the band was then called The Pacemakers. The band included Frankie Waddy and Philippe Wynne. Most of the members of the band did quit in March 1970, and they left over a pay dispute. Later the Pacemakers were hired as Brown’s backing band, and then they become known as The J.B.’s. But rather than this they worked for Brown for only 11 months, and they also played on Brown’s some of the most intense funk recording which includes “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” “Bewildered (1970)”, “Super Bad,” “Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothin” and “Soul Power.”

After both the groups parted away, Collins brothers returned to Cincinnati, and they formed House Guests and other members expect then the brother of the group were Rufus Allen, Frankie Waddy, Ronnie Greenaway, Robert McCullough, and Clayton. The band released their “What So Never the Dance” and two other singles on the House Guests label.

Later both the brothers moved to Detroit, Michigan, and they then joined The Spinners as was suggested by Phillippe Wynne. Wynne had been singing for the group for a long time. Later Franklin introduced the brother to George Clinton, and then brother and Waddy joined the Funkadelic in 1972. The brother used to play bass most of the time, and they also did some Parliament albums through their early year in the 1980s, and then they garnered many songwriting credits as well.

Collins launched Funk University in July 2010, and it was in collaboration with the former child actor Cory Danziger. It was an online bass guitar school, and in that school, he also served as the curator and the lead professor. Funk University also offers an intense curriculum that is tailored for an intermediate to advanced bass players and also for anyone even interested in the more in-depth understanding of funk.

Enroller students of this university can quickly gain access to the virtual campus, which has multimedia lecturers, and it includes a comprehensive subject library. It contains audio and also multimedia music files.

Awards & Achievements

Talking of the Bootsy Collins’ awards and achievement, Collins has won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in the year 2005, and he has also appeared with Toots & the Maytals on the album named True Love.

Later in October 2010, Bootsy won the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Bass Player Magazine at the Key Club, which is in Los Angeles.

Net Worth & Salary of Bootsy Collins in 2024

Bootsy Collins Net Worth
Bootsy Collins Net Worth

The total net worth of Bootsy Collins is estimated to be around $4 million as of July 2024. He has earned most of his wealth from the music that he has made all these years. He has also been investing his money in different start-ups to earn some right amount of money. He has also invested in his university named FUNK University, and many enrolled students have enrolled in its programs.

This was all about one of the most popular bassists of his own time, Bootsy Collins has been contributing to this music industry for a long time, and he with his brother is a legend. He has made great music in his life, and he has been able to collaborate with some of the great artists. He is nothing but an inspiration for many bass players.


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