Tom Waits
Tom Waits
Celebrated Name: Tom Waits
Real Name/Full Name: Thomas Alan Waits
Gender: Male
Age: 74 years old
Birth Date: December 7, 1949
Birth Place: Valparaiso, Indiana, US
Nationality: American
Height: 1.80 m
Weight: 79 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kathleen Brennan
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Kellesimone, Casey, and Sullivan)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Thomas Waits, Gay? No
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Actor
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $30 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Thomas is an American musician, composer, singer, and actor. His trademark is the deep gravelly voice where his lyrics focus on the underbelly of society. During the 1970s, he worked in jazz since the 1980s. His music has reflected on the influence of rock, blues, experimental genres, and vaudeville.

Maybe you know about Thomas waits very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? We have prepared this article with details of 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

Born on 7th December 1949, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to Jesse Frank, who was his father and Alma Fern, who a Norwegian and Oregon his mother. Thomas has one younger sister and one older sister. Alma, Alan’s mother, was a regular churchgoer and a conventional housewife. His father was a Spanish teacher in a local school and was also an alcoholic.

Thomas attended Jordan Elementary School, where he experienced bullying. His father taught him to play the ukulele while at school, he learned to play the guitar and the bugle. His parents separated in 1959, and his father moved away from them when he was only ten years. Alma relocated to Chula Vista with her children, but Jesse usually visited and took the children to trips.

Waits attended OFarrell Community School in Chula Vista and formed a school band.

Personal Life

Thomas married his wife Kathleen Brennan in 1980 and lived in Sonoma County, California. They have three children; Sullivan, Casey, and Kellesimone. After marrying and having children, he safeguarded the privacy of his family, which he termed as very important to him. In interviews, he always deflects away about his personal life.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on December 7, 1949, Thomas Waits is 74 years old as of today’s date 25th July 2024. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 79 kg.


After Thomas relocated to Los Angeles in 1972, he worked as a songwriter, and later entering a recording contract with Asylum Records. In 1973, he had his first album Jazz-oriented “Closing Time,” and in 1974, his second album named “The Heart of Saturday Night.” The lyrics focused on criminality, poverty, and nightlife.

He toured in Japan, Europe, and the United States, attracting commercial success and critical recognition by producing an album “Small Change” in 1976, “Blue Valentine” in 1978, and “Heartattack and Vine” in 1980. As a producer, he produced the soundtrack of the film “One from the Heart” in 1980, a Francis Ford Coppola film.

In 1983, Thomas released an album “Swordfishthrombones,” “Rain Dogs” in 1985, and “Franks Wild Years” in 1987, all produced by  Island Records. He appeared in films such as “ Jim Jarmusch’s Down by Law” in 1986, where he was the starring. Workin in the theatre, Thomas, a producer, was producing the musicals  Alice and The Black Rider, which was in Hamburg.

Returning to California in the 1990s, he released albums, “Bone Machine” in 1992, “The Black Rider” in 1993, and “Mule Variations” in 1999, earning him multiple Grammy Awards.

He switched music label to ANTI- in the late 1990s that released his albums “Blood Money” in 2002, “Alice” in 2002, “Real Gone” in 2004 and “Bad as Me” in 2011.

Awards & Achievements

He has been a nominee in different awards, such as; San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, Grammy Awards, David di Donatello Awards, and Academy Awards, USA. Thomas, in 2011, was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and ranked No.55 as 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. He has also won the following awards;

  • Golden Globes, the USA for Special Award
  • ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for ASCAP award
  • Boston Society of Films Critics Awards for Best Ensemble Cast
  • Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album

Net Worth & Salary of Tom Waits in 2024

Tom Waits Net Worth
Tom Waits Net Worth

As of July 2024, Throughout his musical career, Tom has accumulated a net worth of $30 million. He is also an investor in stock investments, with Covergirl cosmetics, he has lucrative endorsement deals. Tom has also invested in substantial property holdings. Several restaurants are Tom’s property in Washington, such as “Fat Waits Burger.” He owns a brand of Vodka “Pure Wonderaits,” a top-selling perfume “With Love From Tom,” a fashion line called “Tom Waits Seduction,” and a football team “Panama Angels.”

Tom earns money through live performances in the concert world and also through selling his music, which he has over twenty albums. Being a Pop Singer as his profession, his primary source of income is from music.

Thomas Waits is a well-decorated musician, who throughout his career, has been on the rise, thus gaining an international cult following by influencing many musicians. Thomas, in his career he was able to achieve some twenty-two albums. Through this, he was a grammy award, which is usually a significant and very recognized award in the United States and wished for by many artists. He is also a nominee at the Oscar, another major award program in the US. His early music tracks have been made covers by well-known artists making his musical lyrics well noticeable.

To date, Thomas is still an active music performer despite his age.



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