Have you ever wondered who is the richest Judas Priest Member?
Judas Priest was formed in 1969. They are regarded as the pioneers of heavy metal music. To introduce their metal music, they have toured almost every continent except Antarctica. Thus, they have gained a massive fan base worldwide.
Judas Priest has released their first studio album, “Rocka Rolla”, in 1974. Since this release, Judas Priest has released 17 studio albums, seven compilation albums, ten video albums, and six live albums. Their most successful album is “Screaming For Vengence,” released in 1982. The album has sold 2,106,800 copies all around the world. In total, Judas Priest’s albums have sold over 50 million copies all around the world.
Besides commercial success, Judas Priest achieved massive musical success. They won a grammy award for the best metal performance in the Best Metal Performance category, two Kerrang! Awards and more.
Every Judas Priest member put too much effort into making the band better. They put in thousands of hours to create their famous albums. Are their efforts worth it? All Judas Priest members’ net worth was $100 million in 2022. However, you might still wonder who is the richest Judas Priest member. To learn the answer, scroll down for the details.
Who is the richest member of Judas Priest?
Ian Hill: $30 Million
Ian Hill was born in 1951 in England. He became popular with the famous heavy metal band Judas Priest as a bassist.
Ian Hill‘s father was a local Jazz artist. Ian Hill liked to watch his father while his father. He had asked his various questions about guitars to his father. Because of Ian Hill’s massive interest in guitar playing, his father decided to teach him how to play guitar. Ian Hill learned how to play double bass from his father. His father passed away when Ian Hill was 15 years old. After Ian Hill’s feather death, Ian Hill dived into depression. He could not recover from his depression. His father had a massive place in Ian Hill’s life. Luckily, he recovered from his depression when he was 18 years. He decided to form a band to keep the memory of his father alive. He formed Judas Priest in 1969.
Ian Hill achieved success beyond his expectations with Judas Priest. He released 18 albums with the Judas Priest band. Judas Priest’s album sales make the biggest contribution to Ian Hill‘s net worth. Ian Hill’s net worth is $30 Millon in 2022. Ian Hill is the second richest member of the Judas Priest band.
Richie Faulkner: $10 Million
Richie Faulker is a new Judas Priest member like Scott Travis. However, he has achieved success with the band beyond his expectations.
Judas Priest‘s famous lead guitarist Richie Faulkner was born in 1980 in England. He is the youngest member of the Judas Priest band. His father was a heavy metal fan. Richie Faulkner‘s father showed Richie Faulkner some Black Sabbath and Deep Purple records when Richie Faulkner was eight years old. These records affected him deeply. That’s why he wanted to be a musician in the future. To support his dream, His father bought him a guitar when he was eight years old. Richie Faulkner‘s father started to teach him how to play guitar.
Richie Faulkner joined Judas Priest in 2011. He was replaced by the original member and constant founder K.K. Downing.
Richie Faulkner’s net worth is $10 million in 2022.
Scott Travis: $10 Million
Although the new Judas Priest member, Scott Travis, achieved international popularity with the Judas Priest band.
Scott Travis was born in 1961 in America. He is best know as the drummer famous heavy metal band Judas Priest and the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. After Scott Travis gained experience as a musician, Scott Travis wanted more. He did not want local popularity. He wanted to be a legend. That’s why Scott Travis decided to move to California. There he joined various bands. He played in bands like Hawk, Racer X, and The Scream.
His favorite band has always been Judas Priest. That’s why he always wanted to be the drummer of the Judas Priest. To be noticed by the band members, he set up his drum kit in Hampton Coliseum’s parking lot. Scott Travis hoped that Judas Priest notices him. However, this was a futile effort. Scott Travis could not join the band until Dave Holland left the band.
Scott Travis joined Judas Priest as a drummer in 1989. Scott Travis’s dream came true. He is playing with his role models. Besides that, He achieved massive commercial success with the Judas Priest. Scott Travis’ net worth is $10 million in 2022.
Rob Halford: $40 Million
Robert John Arthur (Rob) Halford was born in 1951. Rob Halford is the best know as the lead vocalist of the Judas Priest band.
Rob Halford was started his career in the Judas Priest band. He was no prior experience. However, he has a dream. Rob Halford learned every aspect of the music-making process with the band. He was the front guitarist for Judas Priest between the 1970s and 1980s.
Rob Halford always wanted to make solo projects. To pursue a solo career, Rob Halford needed to leave Judas Priest. His contract with Judas Priest does not allow solo projects.
Rob Halford resigned from Judas Priest in 1991. Then, he formed his band, Fight. Rob Halford released his first album, “War of Lords” in 1993. With this album, he achieved massive commercial success. When we thought of his popularity, this success is not surprising.
Although not being a Judas Priest‘s founding member, he is regarded unofficial founding member of the band. His impact on the Judas Priest’s popularity is massive.
Who is the richest member of Judas Priest?
Rob Halford‘s net worth was $40 million in 2022. He is the richest Judas Priest member.
Glenn Tipton: $25 Million
Glen Tipton was born in 1947 in England. When he was a child, he wanted to be a guitarist like his older brother. At this point, his older brother was a guitar player in the local band Atlantics. His brother thought him how to play guitar when he was 19 years old.
Glen Tipton started his career in the band called, “Shave ‘Em Dry”. There he worked with feature Ozzy Osburne’s drummer Barry Scrannage. Unfortunately, the band broke up in 1974. Then Glen Tipton joined the Judas Priest band.
With the Judas Priest, Glenn Tipton achieved massive commercial success. Glenn Tipton‘s net worth is $25 Million in 2022.