John William Oates was born on 7th April 1948 in New York City, USA; he is best known to the world as a guitarist of the pop-rock duo Hall and Oates, featuring Daryl Hall, although he has an admirable solo career as well. The duo was formed in 1970, and has released countless hit singles. However, Oates had a primary role as a guitar player; however he also co-wrote some of the singles that were later widely popularized throughout the world, which resulted in induction in Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004. His career as a musician has been active since 1966.
Have you ever wondered how rich John Oates is? According to sources it is estimated that John Oates` net worth is $30 million, an amount gained through his successful music career; being a guitarist, singer and songwriter.
John Oates Net Worth $30 Million
Oates was born in New York, however the whole family moved to a small town, North Wales, Pennsylvania, which was a suburb of Philadelphia, at the start of the 1950s, where he attended North Penn High School. The same year he graduated, his music career also began , recording and releasing his first single, “I Need Your Love” for Crimson Records.
After this, he enrolled in Temple University in Philadelphia, where he met up with Daryl Hall, with whom, it turns out, he was to have a successful music career. Firstly, they started playing in various college bands, but that didn`t turn out the way they planned, and in 1970 they formed the duo “Hall and Oates”. In 1975 they recorded their first hit, “Sara Smile”, which was released through RCA records, and following this hit single they entered the music scene, and have stayed there to the present day. As a part of the duo, Oates benefited on many levels. His net worth gradually grew with the popularity of the duo, but he also presented himself to the world as a talented musician and a songwriter. His talent is behind the famous songs like “Sara Smile”, “She is Gone”, “Out of Touch” and “Maneater”. These singles added significant amounts to his net worth and allowed him to start a solo career, which also increased his net worth. He has released three solo albums to this day; however he waited until 2002 to release his first solo album, which was entitled “Phunk Sui”. His second album was released in 2008, “1000 Miles of Life”, and third album was released in 2013, “Good Road to Follow”.
Overall, his career can be described as quite successful, being a member of th duo “Hall and Oates” propelled him into the world of fame as they have been considered as one of the most successful duos of all time. He has collaborated with many artists of the pop-rock scene, the bands like “Icehouse”, “The Parachute Club” and “The Bird and The Bee”. His career peaked in 2014 when he was inducted into the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame”.
Regarding his personal life and interests, he has dedicated his life to music; fact is he dropped out of University to pursue his career in music. He has a son, born in 1996, Tanner John, with his wife Aimee Pommier, to whom he has been married since 1994. He also has a divorce behind him; he married actress Nancy Hunter in 1993 and they divorced in 1990.
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