John Williams is known as one of the most well-known, honored and commercially successful composers in US history. Williams is without a doubt one of the most accomplished personalities in history. Williams has received numerous honors, including over 52 Oscar nominations ,a number of Emmy, twenty-odd Gold and Platinum Records , Grammy, National Board of Review (including a Career Achievement Award), Golden Globe, Saturn, American Film Institute (including a Lifetime Achievement Award) and BAFTA.
John Williams Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth||300 Million dollars|
|Date of Birth||8 February, 1932|
|Birth Place||Floral Par, New York, United States|
|Spouse||Barbara Ruick (1956-1974), Samantha Winslow (1980)|
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Profession||Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film Score Composer|
John Williams Early Life
Williams, whose father played percussion in the CBS radio symphony, was raised in New York. Growing up around music, he started learning the piano and subsequently picked up the trumpet, trombone and clarinet. Williams and his family relocated to Los Angeles in 1948 where Williams pursued private composition studies as well as a brief stint at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and while there he organized band music and started directing. At the age of 15, he decided that he wanted to be a concert pianist and at the age of 19 he debuted his first original piece, a piano sonata. Williams attended Julliard upon his return to the United States, where renowned piano teacher Madame Rosina Lhevinne assisted him in honing his performance abilities.
John Williams Career
John Williams has had a successful 60-year career as a composer, conductor and pianist. Williams found employment with the Hollywood studios, eventually providing the music for shows like “Peter Gunn”, “Some Like It Hot”, “South Pacific”, “The Apartment” and “To Kill a Mockingbird”. At the age of 24, William joined 20th Century-Fox where he worked with prominent Golden Age performers including Franz Waxman, Dimitri Tiomkin, Alfred and Lionel Newman and others. He has performed and made arrangements for artists such as Doris Day, Vic Damone and Mahalia Jackson in the popular music genre. His orchestrating work paved the way for his significant television composition assignments, including “Alcoa Premiere”, “Checkmate”, “Gilligan’s Island”, “Lost in Space”, “Land of the Giants” and his Emmy-winning scores for “Heidi” and “Jane Eyre”. His original music had its big-screen debut in the films “Daddy-O” and “Because They’re Young”. In addition to Indiana Jones, E.T., Superman, Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Home Alone and the first three Harry Potter films, Williams has also written the music for a number of other notable films. He also wrote and orchestrated a song for the U.S. president’s inauguration in 2009.
John William Wife
Williams married Barbara Ruick in 1956. After her death, in 1980, he got married to Samantha Winslow.
John William Net Worth
John has a net worth of $300 million. His successful career of 60 years with massive album sales and music streaming has contributed to his wealth.
John William Body Features:
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|