How many of your favorite punk rock band is Green Day? If you’re among them, definitely Billie Joe Armstrong (age 45) is your best musician and singer. According to his wiki, Billie Joe Armstrong was born on February 17, 1972, in Oakland, California, the United States of America. He is not only a musician and singer but has proven his excellence in songwriting, acting and playing guitar as well. Armstrong is worldwide popular for being the lead singer, guitarist and primary lyricist for Green Day. The band was co-founded by Armstrong with Mike Dirnt. For his massive contribution to the music industry since 1980’s, the lead vocalist has been awarded numerous prestigious awards including Grammy. At present, Billie Joe Armstrong and his wife Adrienne resides in Oakland, U.S with their lovely two kids.
Ethnicity, Religion and Nationality
Talking about his ethnicity, religion and nationality, Billie Joe Armstrong is white by ethnicity, agnostic by religion and American by nationality. Reviewing his political views, we came to know that he is Libertarian.
Early Life and Education
Being born in Oakland, Green Day’s vocalist was raised up in Rodeo. He was born to the parents named Andrew Armstrong (father) and Ollie Jackson (mother). He was the youngest among the Armstrong clans and was the favorite brother to all other five siblings named Hollie, Marci, Anna, Alan and David. His mother was a waitress by profession who was a staff at a restaurant named Rod’s Hickory Pit.
Moving to his education, Armstrong attended Hillcrest Elementary School where everyone including his peers and teachers used to encourage him because of his amazing musical skills. At the age of 5, he recorded a song titled “Look for Love.” By the time he was 10 years old, Armstrong met Mike Dirnt and became too close to each other because of mutual interest in music. The two friends later co-founded the rock punk band “Green Day” and their first live performances under this band name was in Davis.
Apart from Hillcrest Elementary School, Armstrong also attended John Swett High School, Carquinez Middle School and Pinole Valley High School. Being healthy keen on establishing his musical career, Armstrong dropped out his education on his 18th birthday in 1990.
“Wake Me Up When September Ends”
Andrew, the father of Billie Joe Armstrong used to work as a truck driver and a jazz musician as well. He was the main financial backbone of the family but died at an early age due to esophageal cancer when Armstrong was only 10 years old. The super hit song “Wake Me Up When September Ends” was created by him in memory of his beloved father.
Is Billie Joe Armstrong Gay?
The answer to this question is “No.” Billie Joe Armstrong is a married man but his sexual orientation is bisexual. He is living a happy wedded life with his wife named Adrienne Armstrong. The couple tied their knot on July 2, 1994, and since they are enjoying their married life with full of comfort and romance.
As his sexual orientation is bisexuality, this means Armstrong has the sexual attraction towards both men and women. But there are rumors stating that Billie Joe Armstrong is a gay and is only attracted towards men only. His sexual orientation was disclosed by him in 1995 during an interview with “The Advocate” which is an American LGBT-interest magazine. He stated that the song “Coming Clean” was about himself asking himself a question. He further told that everyone should come out openly in the case of bisexual, gay, transgender and so on.
Who are Billie Joe Armstrong’s Kids?
Mentioning the name of Armstrong’s kids, they are Joseph Marciano (born on February 28, 1995) and Jakob Danger (born on September 12, 1998). Both his children are matured and already entered into the stage of adulthood. Jakob has already released his first solo material online and is an expert guitarist, singer and songwriter as well. Seems like, the passion in the music is in their blood.
Height and Weight
Moving to his body measurement, we will discuss Billie Joe Armstrong’s height, weight and other physical facts. His height is 5 feet and 8 inches (172 cm) and is blessed with the maintained weight of 145 lbs (66kg). His hair color is black but its natural color Is said to be reddish brown. Talking about his chest, biceps (arms) and waist measurement, it is of 39, 13.5 and 33 inches respectively. Armstrong shoe and dress size is unknown.
How Much is Billie Joe Armstrong’s Net worth?
No doubt, the lead vocalist & guitarist for Green Day has accumulated a massive amount of earnings from his long successful musical career. His name is a big brand in the industry as everyone knows who he is. Billie Joe Armstrong’s net worth is estimated to be 61 million USD as of the December of 2017.
Armstrong is paid the huge amount of salary and remuneration from the organizers, royalties from the sold tickets and hit albums.
Wiki and Facts
Most of the wiki sites including Wikipedia and Networthbiowiki.com has presented Armstrong’s wiki on their web pages. He is also active on social media like Instagram, Facebook, Instagram and so on. You can find Billie Joe Armstrong profile on Instagram @billiejoearmstrong. To get his latest updates and tweets follow Armstrong on his Twitter account @billiejoe. He has managed to retain more than 1.7 million and 1.24 million followers on his Instagram and Twitter account respectively. Also, you can Like/Follow Armstrong official Facebook Page. You can also visit his punk band website www.greenday.com.