Zakk Wylde is an American singer, songwriter, occasional actor, multi-instrumentalist, and prominent musician who owns a net worth of $16 million. He has earned most of his wealth working as a guitarist for the English singer Ozzy Osbourne.
Besides, he is the founder, lead singer, and lead guitarist of the American heavy metal band Black Label Society. Zakk’s signature of Bulls Eyes design is most widely recognized and has appeared many of his guitars. Besides, he worked with the band Pride and Glory as a lead vocalist and guitarist.
In 1994, the band released a critically acclaimed self-titled album. Later, he released two solo-albums titled Book of shadows and Book of Shadows II. Besides, his appearance as a guitarist in the films Rock Star and Bones is noteworthy.
Net Worth: $16 Million
Zakk Wylde: At a Glance
|Real Name||Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt|
|Date of Birth||14 January 1967|
|Birth Place||Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Height||6ft 2in (1.88m)|
|Spouse||Barbaranne Wylde (m. 1992)|
|Profession||Singer, Musician, Songwriter, actor|
|Net Worth||$16 million|
On 14th January 1967, Zakk was born in Bayonne, located in New Jersey, the U.S. He belongs to Irish ethnicity. He passed his childhood at Jackson, New Jersey. At the age of eight, he began to play with guitar, though he wasn’t serious about it. Later, at the age of 14, he took it seriously and desired to be a guitarist. Talk about education, he went to Jackson Memorial High School. After graduating from school, he started twelve hours practice with the guitar.
Zakk started his professional music career with the local band Stone Henge. Later, he worked with Zyris. He earned his career-best salaries being selected as the lead guitarist of the popular English singer Ozzy Osbourne. He was the official guitarist of Osbourne’s studio album Black Rain.
After a great session with Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk founded the Los Angles based American heavy metal band Black Label Society. He further worked there as a lead guitarist as well as a vocalist. The band released their debut album, Sonic Brew. Later, the band further released albums like 1919 Eternal, Mafia, Order of the Black, Shot to Hell, Grimmest Hits, and so on.
Zakk’s first studio album Book of Shadow was released in 1996. Ten years later, he released his second solo album Book of Shadow II. Besides, he played some side character in the Rock Star and Bones film. He further appeared in the television series like Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Magic Bullet, The Californication, and so on. His appearance in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour is noteworthy.
Heavy metal rock guitarist, Zakk Wylde, uses Dunlop Tortex picks. Using picks doesn’t matter. Many artist prefer fingers to picks. However, Zakk use picks to give more rock rhythms.
Yes, Zakk is still working with the English singer Ozzy Osbourne. Zakk has confirmed that he will be touring alongside Ozzy Osbourne in 2020.
As a guitarist, Zakk appeared in numerous albums of Ozzy Osbourne. Among them No Rest For The Wicked, Just Say Ozzy, Live & Loud, No More Tears are the most popular.