Who is Tom Jones?
Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, professionally known as Tom Jones, was the son of a Welsh coal miner, but today he is one of the richest singers in the world. He is both a welsh icon and an international superstar.
He has been entertaining audiences since 1960. Tom’s popularity has endured plenty of ebbs and flow after a quiet patch in the late 70s and early 80s. Besides, he is an actor too, but he has achieved his fame by singing pop music. Moreover, He became the frontman in 1963 for Tommy Scott and the Senators, a Welsh beat group. Jones is a coach of the famous British television singing show The Voice UK.
How much is Tom Jones's net worth?
Tom Jones is a musical genius and still he is a famous singer in the modern generation. Many of his albums have been sold immensely millions of dollars. He has performed in different genres, including pop, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul, and gospel. Legend Tom Jones has an estimated net worth of $300 million in 2020.
A Mini Biography of Mark Levin:
- His birth name is Sir Thomas Jones Woodward.
- People know him as Tom Jones.
- He was born on June 7, 1940, in Treforest, Wales.
- His parents were Thomas Woodward a coal miner and Freda Jones
- By nationality, he is a British.
- His ethnicity is Welsh, English.
- He believes in the Christian religion.
- Gemini is his zodiac sign.
- He is a Singer, Song-writer, and Actor.
- Tom Jones was married to Melinda (known as Linda) Trenchard, who was his childhood sweetheart. Linda died from cancer in 2016.
- He is now almost 80 years old.
- Height is 1.77 meters.
Tom Jones's Early Life:
Mark was born on June 7 1940, in Treforest, Wales. He belongs to a very poor Christian family. His late father, Thomas Woodward, was a coal miner. His mother’s name is Freda Jones. He began singing regularly sing at family gatherings, weddings, and in his school choir at an early age.
Jones disliked school or sports but gained confidence through his singing talent. At 12, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Many years later, he said that “I spent two years in bed recovering. It was the worst time of my life.” At the time of convalescence, he could do little else but listen to music and draw.
Educational Background of Tom Jones
Tom Jones passed his primary level at Wood Road Infants School and Wood Road Junior School. He passed his secondary degree from Pontypridd Central Secondary Modern School. He began singing at an early age. He did not like school, sports. He would regularly sing at family gatherings, weddings and in his school choir.
Tom Jones's Married Life
The singer married to his wife Melinda Rose Trenchard Linda for nearly six decades until her death in 2016. They were school friends and started dating at 14. At the age of 16, he tied the knot with Linda on March 2, 1957. The lovebirds were blessed with a son, Mark Woodward, whom they welcomed in 1957.
The golden Career of Tom Jones
Tom Jones is one of the greatest musical artists in modern history. His career began in 1963 when he joined the band Tommy Scott and the Senators. In 1964, Gordon Mills, a London-based successful music industry manager, recognized his talents, which helped his career to be life-changing.
He sold over 100 million records during his career. He has had 36 Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom and 19 in the United States. His famous songs include It’s Not Unusual, What’s New Pussycat, Delilah, Green, Green Grass of Home, She’s a Lady, Kiss and Sex Bomb. Jones accepted a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music” in 2006.
Tom Jones's controversial love life
Since Jones began gaining success as a singer, the couple’s married life gradually started turning cold. As his height of fame was increasing, Jones began to hang out with many girls while Linda lived in their LA mansion caring for their child. In a chat with Wales Online in 2009, Jones confessed to sleeping with up to 250 different girls a year at the height of his womanizing.
In an interview on American television, Tom said,
She beat me up physically one night. I said, ‘Look, I’m sorry,’ and she’d got the newspaper there. She said, ‘You…’ I said, ‘There it is [pointing at chin],’ and she went ‘Bang!’ And then started kicking me.
Mr. Jones’ had a brief relationship with model Katherine Berkery and gave birth to a child. Initially, He denied being the father of the child. However, in 1989, the United States court ruled him the boy’s father following DNA testing. He didn’t agree with the court’s finding until 2008 when he admitted the facts to be true, but he hasn’t met his son, Jonathan Berkery, yet.
On April 10, 2016, singer Tom Jones’ wife Linda, who he calls “the love of his life,” died after lung cancer. At the last moment of her last breath, Jones was by his wife’s side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Awards and Achievements
Jones accepted a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music” in 2006. He has been awarded throughout his career, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1966, an MTV Video Music Award in 1989 and two Brit Awards winning Best British Male in 2000, and Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2003.
He got the Brit Award for Best Male Artist, performing for US President Bill Clinton at the White House Millennium Celebration and for Britain’s monarchy for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Jones became a judge on the BBC musical competition reality shows The Voice in 2012.
Earnings As A Singer
Tom Jones has earned a lot as a singer. Jones’ career as a singer is one of the major sources of his income. The Welsh singer has sold over 100 million records. He has released a total of 40 studio albums, five live albums, 16 compilation albums, and 20 video albums so far. Moreover, he also has 104 singles in his credit, and Jones’ albums also picked thirty-six Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom and nineteen in the United States.
Notable Work Experiences
Became the frontman in 1963 for Tommy Scott and the Senators, a Welsh beat group.
An internationally successful television variety show titled This Is Tom Jones from 1969 to 1971.
In 1979, Jones made his acting debut in Pleasure Cove, an ABC television film which was an unsuccessful pilot for a potential television series.
From 1980 to 1981, the second television show, Tom Jones, which was produced in Vancouver, Canada, and lasted 24 episodes.