Billy Joel was born William Martin Joel on May 9, 1949 in New York City. He married Elizabeth Weber Small in 1973, and they divorced nine years later. He married Super Model Christie Brinkley in 1985. The couple had a daughter together and divorced in 1994. Joel got married a third time in 2004 to Katie Lee. That marriage ended after only five years. In some interviews, Joel spoke of the fact that he decided on a music career when he heard the Beatles sing on The Ed Sullivan Show.
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2. Income & Salary
Joel learned to appreciate the art of classical music when he was only four-years-old. He joined his first band when he was 14, but decided to branch out on his own in 1972 when he signed his first contract with Paramount Songs. He switched labels by the next year to Columbia Records. His first big hit did not come until 1975 when he released Piano Man. He has sold approximately 150-million albums over his career and has a net worth of $160 million.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Joel has not recorded any new music since 1993 and stopped touring in 2010. He recently decided to go back to singing; however, there will be no tours or new recordings. He will be playing at Madison Square Garden once a month for as long as he cares to or until the fans do not respond to it anymore. The average priced ticket will cost fans approximately $88. There are 19,500 seats in the stadium. That is a potential earnings of $1,716,000.