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Joe Elliott Net Worth

Joe Elliott Net Worth is
$70 Million

Joe Elliott Bio/Wiki 2017

Nicknamed Zeff, English singer songwriter, musician and producer Joe Elliot has an estimated net worth of $70 million. He has additionally been the lead singer of David Bowie tribute band, the Cybernauts as well as the Mott the Hopple cover band, Down ‘n’ Outz. He’s among the two initial members of Def Leppard plus among the three to perform on every Def Leppard record.

Joe Elliott Net Worth $70 Million

In November 1977, he met Pete Willis of the Atomic Mass band after missing a bus. Elliott shortly became a member of the band as a vocalist. Elliott suggested switching the name to Deaf Leopard and the group agreed. It was then altered to Def Leppard to differentiate them from contemporary punk bands. Elliott became an essential element of the band while also contributing his songwriting abilities.

As a songwriter, Joe Elliot has drawn from his diverse tastes in music, that range from pop rock to folk, as sources of inspiration. The songwriter also makes remarks the lyrics of the band’s music are nearly never personal. They are designed to be easily accessible to the listener. Elliot also plays guitar and drums as well as piano and electric keyboard. Elliot now hosts a radio show on on Saturday nights.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJoe Elliott
Net Worth$70 million
Date Of BirthAugust 1, 1959
Height1.87 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Radio personality, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Love Bites, Photograph
EducationKing Edward VII School, Sheffield
SpouseKristine Elliott (m. 2004), Karla Rhamdani (m. 1989–1996), Pour Some Sugar on Me, Love Bites, Photograph
ChildrenFinlay Elliott
ParentsCynthia Elliott, Joe Elliott Sr, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Love Bites, Photograph
Music GroupsPour Some Sugar on Me, Love Bites, Photograph, Def Leppard, Down 'n' Outz, Kings of Chaos, Cybernauts, Atomic Mass
MoviesHighway Star – A Journey in Rock, Ian Hunter: Just Another Night: Live at Astoria

Interesting Facts

1Formed a side band with members of The Quireboys to form the Down 'N' Outz. They play and record songs by Mott The Hoople.
2Started making posters for a then fictional, band named Deaf Leopard until meeting Pete Willis, Tony Kenning, and Rick Savage, of Atomic Mass. The band then became Def Leppard, when Sav changed the spelling.
3Original member of Def Leppard since inception (1977). A trio, originally known as "Atomic Mass" included bassist Rick Savage, lead guitarist Pete Willis, and drummer Tony Kenning. Joe Elliott took over the band as lead vocalist and renamed the rock outfit Deaf Leopard in 1977.
4Lead singer of the rock band Def Leppard.


1I'm probably the biggest Mott (Mott the Hoople) fan on the planet. Morrissey (Morrissey) says he's a bigger fan but he isn't.
2After you have a hit like Hysteria and you're signed to the corporate machine it becomes an albatross around your neck. As much as our music is anthemic rock'n'roll it's a business at the end of the day. It's stressful and gets harder each time you make a record.
3I was 17 when punk happened but I was still buying Queen and Thin Lizzy. We liked punk but didn't want to be in a punk band. The first song we learned was Suffragette City. The good thing was that punk got rid of the 15 minute guitar solo.
4We were only getting $50 a week when we started touring so I didn't want to get into debt paying for TVs. There are lots of great rock bands who have never thrown a TV through a window. It's not a prerequisite. I've always been more into the music than the groupies, drugs or smashing up hotel rooms.
5I wanted to be in the biggest band in the world. And we were a couple of times. People in Britain don't realise. We don't get the credit we deserve in Britain. It's nice to walk down Oxford Street without being recognised but then again when music magazines write about us they take the piss because we're not as cool as Johnny Marr, who isn't as successful as us by a million miles. Jools Holland won't have us on his show because we're not cool enough. Rock's ploughed its own furrow for 30 years but still music magazines don't give rock its due and still rave on about Nick Drake. How many more front covers do Paul McCartney and Morrissey (Morrissey) need? Our album will sell more than Morrissey's so why don't we get the same kind of respect? There are more people than Bono and Michael Stipe to put on the cover of a magazine. Whether it's Simon Le Bon, Gary Kemp, Bruce Dickinson or me, there are more musicians out there. It's not just Lennon (John Lennon) and Jim Morrison. Bands who have sold shit-loads of records, whether it be us or Depeche Mode, are becoming footnotes.
6You better wake up and smell the roses before they're on your coffin lid!




Lucha Mexico2016Documentary writer: "POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME"
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series music - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The To Do List2013writer: "Pour Some Sugar On Me" - as Joseph Elliot
Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rock of Ages2012writer: "Pour Some Sugar On Me", "Rock of Ages" uncredited, "Bringin' On The Heartbreak" uncredited
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
That's My Boy2012writer: "Rock Of Ages"
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Apprentice2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skateland2010writer: "ROCK OF AGES"
Brütal Legend2009Video Game writer: "Rock of Ages"
Rage2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Balls of Fury2007writer: "Rock Of Ages", "Photograph", "Pour Some Sugar On Me" - as Joseph Elliott
American Dad!2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Made in Sheffield2001Documentary writer: "Rock Of Ages"
On the Line2001writer: "Pour Some Sugar On Me" - as Joseph Elliot
Rock Star2001writer: "Let's Get Rocked", "Rock Rock! Till You Drop" - as Joseph Elliott
Lucky Numbers2000writer: "Demolition Man" - as Joseph Elliot / writer: "Excitable"
Coyote Ugly2000writer: "Pour Some Sugar On Me" - as Joseph Elliot
When Saturday Comes1996"When Saturday comes", "Jimmy's Theme"
Top of the Pops1995TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Last Action Hero1993writer: "Two Steps Behind"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Encino Man1992lyrics: "Let's Get Rocked" / music: "Let's Get Rocked"


Dark Realm2001TV SeriesGhost Leon
Pour Some Sugar on Me1988Short


Def Leppard: Best of the Videos2004Video
Classic Albums: Def Leppard - Hysteria2002Video documentary


Down 'N' Outz: Live at the Hammersmith Odeon2011Video executive producer


Art Officially Favored2017Documentary filmingHimself
That Metal Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rock Icons2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Art of McCartney2014Video documentaryHimself
Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Presented by Orange Amplification2014TV MovieHimself
Never Turn Your Back on Sparks2014DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Def Leppard Viva! Hysteria Concert2013VideoHimself
Hello Quo2012DocumentaryHimself
Jobriath A.D.2012DocumentaryHimself
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Down 'N' Outz: Live at the Hammersmith Odeon2011VideoHimself
Video Killed the Radio Star2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Music Video Exposed2010TV SeriesHimself
The 9th Meteor Ireland Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHimself
Highway Star: A Journey in Rock2007DocumentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Def Leppard: Rock of Ages2005VideoHimself
The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Classic Albums: Def Leppard - Hysteria2002Video documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1987-2002TV SeriesHimself
Def Leppard: RockWalk Induction2000Video documentary shortHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Rockopop1992TV Series
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself
Fighting Back1992TV SeriesHimself
Rage1992TV SeriesHimself
Ozzy Osbourne: Don't Blame Me1991Video documentaryHimself (as Joe Elliot)
Brit Awards 19891989TV SpecialHimself (Def Leppard)
The Comic Strip Presents...1988TV SeriesHimself
Historia1988Video documentaryLead singer

Archive Footage

Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Number One Singles2001TV Special documentary as Def Leppard

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