Paul Gilbert
Paul Gilbert
Celebrated Name: Paul Gilbert
Real Name/Full Name: Paul Brandon Gilbert
Gender: Male
Age: 57 years old
Birth Date: 6 November 1966
Birth Place: Carbondale, Illinois, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: 67 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Emi Gilbert (m. 2005), Patricia Patterson (m. 1993–1998)
Children: Yes (Marlon Kanzan Gilbert)
Profession: American hard rock and heavy metal guitarist
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Paul Brandon Gilbert is a hard rock/heavy metal guitarist from America. The guitarist is very popular as the co-founder of the band titled Mr Big. Also, he was a member of Racer X, the group with whom he launched many albums.

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Early Life

Gilbert was born on November 6, 1966, and his upbringing was done mainly in the tiny Pittsburgh community of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He got acquainted with music at an early age as he started playing music when he was of age five. Later by the age of 15, he was travelling with local clubs along with his band titled Tau Zero, and also he had been cast in Guitar Player magazine (along with fellow up-and-comer named Yngwie Malmsteen). Discussing his education, he attended Guitar Institute of Technology and later he was recruited as an instructor.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 6 November 1966, Paul Gilbert is 57 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024. His height is 1.93 m tall, and weight is 67 kg.


At the age of 17, Gilbert rapidly transformed as a local legend because of his superior alternate picking technique, his young age, record-breaking speed, as well as his immense collection of cover material. In 1985, he was recruited as a GIT instructor, and immediately after that has recorded the debut album of Racer X titled Street Lethal.

Racer X was created in 1985 in Los Angeles, and it was formerly comprised of Juan Alderete (as a bass guitar), Paul Gilbert (as a lead guitar), Jeff Martin (as vocals) and Harry Gschoesser (as drums). The members were highly affected by Judas Priest, and his playing was indicative of Yngwie Malmsteen, depicting fast-driven solos through the help of extreme-level practice. It came to know that Gilbert exited Racer X during 1988; however, reformed it after the year 1996 breakup of Mr Big. Paul approached the Racer X’s members.

When a bass guitarist named Billy Sheehan abandoned the solo band by David Lee Roth in 1988, Gilbert and he co-founded Mr Big. This encompassed Pat Torpey on drums as well as Eric Martin on vocals. This particular band was formerly very successful inside Japan; however, it attained global stardom through the 1991 release of its second studio album titled Lean into It.

Awards & Achievements

Gilbert has been titled as fourth Greatest Guitar Shredder of All Time of Guitar One magazine and also he was a member of Guitar World’s 50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time.

Net Worth & Salary of Paul Gilbert in 2024

Paul Gilbert Net Worth
Paul Gilbert Net Worth

As of June 2024, The estimated net worth of Paul Gilbert is $5 million. He earned noticeably by being the co-founder of the band titled Mr Big and also he stayed as an associate of the band titled Racer X. Right from the age of five years, Gilbert began playing music. The guitarist though abandoned the band during 1988 got again encompassed into it during 1996 when it was reformed. Through his hard work, Racer X has launched five studio albums. The guitarist has launched a total of 14 solo albums from 1998, and he too made some guest appearances.

Paul Gilbert has sufficient experience in the field as he has been a member of many prestigious groups. He started working in music since childhood, and even today, he continues to develop.


  1. I am on a quest to get Mr. Big inducted! Write to: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame / 1100 Rock & Roll Blvd / Cleveland, OH 44114, USA. We the F-A-N-S owe it to them & to the memory of Pat Torpey to make this happen. They are long-deserving of this achievement & recognition. Get your friends to write in also, the more nominations that are sent in, then they WILL get inducted, finally, where they belong!! Thank You!! — Paul Gilbert is so great, he deserves to be inducted!! —

  2. I live in Greensburg and I took guitar lessons off of Ed Skero for about 5 years. Then I took lessons off of Dan Parise for another 2 or 3 years. I think that you know them both. And I was just getting the hang of speed picking now… some 20 years later. I find that your lessons are very helpful in learning new speed-picking licks. I think that it would even be more helpful if you would include tabs of the licks that you are playing. I think that it would help the less advanced guitarists like myself. I hope that you take my suggestion into consideration. Thank you for your time and consideration.


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