Phil Collins

Phil Collins

Phil Collins
Quick Facts About Phil Collins
Celebrated Name Phil Collins
Age 73 years old
Nick Name Phil
Birth Name Philip David Charles Collins
Birth Date 1951-01-30
Gender Male
Profession English singer
Nationality English
Place of Birth London, England
Ethnicity Caucasian
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Greville Philip Austin Collin
Mother Winifred June Collins
School Chiswick County Grammar School
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status married
Wife Orianne Cevey (ex)
Children 5
Net Worth $300 million
Salary $10 million per year
Height 5 ft 6 inches
Weight 70 Kg
Shoe Size 9(US)
Hair Color Dark brown
Eye Color black

Phil Collins, a legendary British drummer, and musician is best known for his tenure as the drummer and lead singer of the rock band Genesis and for his solo career which began in 1981. His most successful singles from the period include "In the Air Tonight", "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)", "One More Night", and "Another Day in Paradise".

Collins was born and brought up in west London. He started playing drums from the age of five and completed drama school training, which secured him various roles as a child actor, with his first major role, aged 13, as the Artful Dodger in the West End musical Oliver!. He then pursued a music career, joining Genesis in 1970 as their drummer and becoming lead singer in 1975 following the departure of Peter Gabriel. 

Following a five-year retirement to focus on his family life, Collins released an autobiography in 2016 and completed his Not Dead Yet Tour in 2019. He then rejoined Genesis in 2020 for a second reunion tour, ending in March 2022.

Who is Phil Collins?

Phil Collins is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is the recipient of eight Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards (winning Best British Male Artist three times), two Golden Globe Awards, one Academy Award, and a Disney Legend Award. He was awarded six Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors, including the International Achievement Award. 

He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999 and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. He has also been recognized by music publications with induction into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2012, and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.

What nationality is Phil Collins?

Phil Collins was born on 30th January 1951 in Putney Hospital, southwest London, England. His birth name is Philip David Charles Collins. He holds an English nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. His star sign is Aquarius. Collins believes in a higher power and is a member of the Society of Freemasons. 

Collins was born as the youngest child. His father Greville Philip Austin Collin was an insurance agent for London Assurance while his mother, Winifred June Collins, worked in a toy shop and later as a booking agent at the Barbara Speake Stage School. He has an older sister Carole who is a theatrical agent, and his brother Clive is a noted cartoonist.

As for education, Collins attended Chiswick County Grammar School, an English secondary school with academy status in Chiswick, West London. After high school, he quit studying to pursue a career in music. 

How many times has Phil Collins been married?

Phil Collins has been married and divorced three times. He was first married to Canadian-born former actress, Andrea Bertorelli from 1975 to 1980. Together, they have a son named Simon Collins born in 1976, and an adopted daughter Joely who was born in 1972. 

His second marriage was to Jill Tavelman, an American actress, architect, and businesswoman in 1984. After remaining as husband-wife for about ten years, Collins separated and filed for divorce in 1994 which was finalized in 1996. The couple shares one daughter, Lily Collins, who is an actress. 

Orianne Cevey is Collins's third wife with whom he got married in 1999 and divorced in 2006. Cevey is a Swiss national who worked as his translator at the start of his 1994 tour when she was 22. They have two sons, Nicholas and Matthew. Currently, Collins is living a single life in F├ęchy, Switzerland, while he also maintained homes in New York City and Dersingham, Norfolk. 

How much is Phil Collin worth?

As of April 2022, the net worth of Phil Collins is estimated to be US $300 million. He is enlisted among the top 20 richest musicians in the world. He has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide both as a solo artist, as well as a member of the band Genesis.

He is one of the only three artists in history to sell more than 100 million albums as a solo artist and a member of a group. The rockstar also earns a hefty amount of money through his concerts and live performances. In a touring year, Collins can earn as much as $50 million. For example, after his" Not Dead Yet Tour" grossed $90 million, he earned $45 million.

How tall is Phil Collins?

Phil Collins is 5 ft 6 inches tall and his body weight is 70 Kg. He has a muscular build and attractive perfectly toned body. He wears 9(US) size shoes. He is bald but still looks handsome and has a good appearance. Before being bald, his hair color was dark brown. His stubble bearded style provides him with gentlemanly looks. He has a pair of black eyes.  

Facts About Phil Collins

  • #1He studied drum rudiments from Lloyd Ryan and later under Frank King.
  • #2He is a left-handed drummer and uses Gretsch drums.
  • #3 Past kits he used were made by Pearl and Premier.
  • #4He was a big fan of The Beatles.
  • #5 Brann Dailor, Nick D'Virgilio, and Jimmy Keegan are some of his drumming influences.
  • #6He was awarded an MBE for services to art in 2012.
  • #7He once struggled with an alcohol problem.
  • #8He uses a cane and performs on stage while sitting in a chair.
  • #9He is a supporter of the Conservative Party and a critic of the Labour Party.
  • #10He is a model railway enthusiast.

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