|Real Name/Full Name:
|Jakob Duke Dylan
|54 years old
|December 9, 1969
|New York, United States
|Paige Dylan (m. 1992)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Levi Dylan and James Dylan)
|Is Jakob Dylan Gay?:
|Singer and Songwriter
|Net Worth in 2024:
Most famous for being the lead singer and songwriter with the rock band The Wallflowers, Jakob Duke Dylan was born in New York on December 9, 1969. Jakob is most known for his works in songs such as “6th Avenue Heartache” and “One Headlight,” which secured a spot on number 58 in the Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Pop Hits list.
Jakob has also been awarded two Grammy Awards and his two solo albums which include “Seeing Things” in 2008 and “Women + Country” in 2010, which became Jakob’s highest-charting album since he made a breakthrough along with the Wallflowers in 1996 with the piece “Bringing Down the Horses” which was on the 12th spot in the Billboard 200.
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Early Life & Biography
Jakob Dylan was born on December 9, 1969, in New York to parents Sara and Bob Dylan. His father, Bob Dylan, is one of the greatest musicians to have ever lived. Jakob grew up to continue his father’s legacy in creating extraordinary music. He was the youngest among the five siblings. In the early years of his life, Jakob resided in Greenwich Village. When he was around three years old, the family shifted to the Los Angeles area.
While growing up, Jakob showed interest in English rock records his elder brother maintained. Few of those included the Clash, the Jam, and the Buzzcocks. Listening to the Clash, Jakob got inspired enough to start exploring the world of music himself. While in high school, Dylan became a part of various bands as a guitarist.
He was featured on one of his friend’s band’s eponymous album in 1987 titled “Trash Matinee” as a guitarist. Jakob used to be a part of the band known as the Bootheels, along with his future Wallflower bad member Tobi Miller. It was at this time, Jakob had started writing his songs and compositions.
He slowly moved from being a guitarist to a singer and songwriter. After Jakob graduated from high school, he decided to shift to New York City to study art at the Parsons School of Design. Jakob dropped out in the first semester itself and moved back to LA in pursuit of his dreams and passion for creating music.
Jakob Dylan got married to his girlfriend Paige, who was a songwriter in the year 1992. The couple then went on to have four sons and continue to reside in LA as of now. Jakob’s sons have inherited his Jewish faith and are raised under similar traditions. Dylan had held a bar mitzvah, which marked the religious coming of his son’s age.
Jakob has stated that apart from his parent’s known religious affiliations, he has been a devoted Jew all his life. In an interview in 2005 with the New York Times, Jakob spoke about his relations with his father, Bob Dylan. Since Jakob has mentioned his relations with his father on such rare occasions, there were numerous rumors that there might be certain amounts of tension between the two.
Yet Jakob has refused all such rumors stating that Bob has always been an affectionate father, and they have always shared a strong bond. Dylan has received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Idaho State University.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on December 9 1969, Jakob Dylan is 54 years old as of today’s date 21st February 2024. His height is 1.77 m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.
Jakob formed the Wallflowers along with guitarist Tobi Miller, keyboard player Rami Jaffee, Barrie Maguire on bass, and Peter Yanowitz on the drums. The band signed a contract with the Virgin and released their first self titled debut album in 1992. The record didn’t mark good sales records, and Virgin revoked the contract.
The band later got resurrected with members like Michael Ward on guitar, Greg Richling on bass, and Mario Claire on drums formed the new Wallflowers. The band then signed with Interscope Records and released an album along with producer T Bone Burnett. In 1996, they released the infamous song “Bringing Down the Horses” and “6th Avenue Heartache”.
The band also released the hit single “One Headlight” next year. It secured the spot on the Top Ten Hitlist, which helped in establishing the Wallflower as a legitimate commercial band. The band took a break then and later on made it was the return on October 2000. Their efforts to reach the top charts one more time were ignored by the mainstream radio.
The band later came to an end with their contract with Interscope Records after releasing “Rebels, Sweetheart.” Dylan then signed a deal with Columbia Records, which also served as his father’s label partners for a long period in 2006. Dylan released his solo album “Women + Country” in 2010, which quickly became his all-time greatest hit.
Awards & Achievements
Jakob Dylan has won two Grammy awards for his album “Seeing Things” in 2008 and “Women + Country” in 2010. He was always under the scrutiny of living up to his father’s legacy. Yet all that didn’t stop him from striving to reach the stars. After all these years, one can say Jakob played a role in revolutionizing the way pop music presents itself to the audience as of this day.
Net Worth & Salary of Jakob Dylan in 2024
Although Jakob’s salary is not known, he is said to have a net worth of $50 million as of 2024. Most of his earnings are from his solo albums and his hits from being a part of the Wallflowers. Jakob also maintains various other sources of income.
Jakob Dylan serves as a role model of many young men who have the urge to venture out in the world of music. Perhaps the reason we look up to him for inspiration is that he has proved that success purely is an outcome of your efforts and not passed down over from one man to another.