Billy Connolly is a Scottish actor, singer, artist, and comedian who used to work but is now retired. He has a net worth of $20 million. Billy Connolly’s first singing job was with the folk rock band The Humblebums.
In the 1970s, he started doing stand-up comedy and became known for his strange, rude, and often improvised observational humor. Connolly kept acting in movies. He was in “Indecent Proposal,” “Mrs. Brown,” “The Last Samurai,” and “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” among others.
Biography of Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 24, 1942, to William and Mary, who were both Catholic. When he was four years old, his mother left him and his older sister Florence. Their father, who was an engineer in the Royal Air Force, was left to raise them. So, Connolly and his sister were raised by their aunts in a small apartment building. When their father came home after a while, Connolly had to go through years of physical and sexual abuse.
In his early years, Connolly went to St. Peter’s Primary School, but then he moved on to St. Gerard’s Secondary School. He became interested in music when he was 14 years old. After he graduated, he worked for John Smith’s Bookshop, where he delivered books on a bicycle.
After making deliveries for Bilslands’ Bakery, Connolly went to work as a boilermaker at the Alexander Stephen and Sons shipyard. After five years in the second job, he got a job in Nigeria building an oil platform.
Billy Connolly wife
Fans may remember Pamela Stephenson as Billy Connolly’s wife from the 2010 season, when she competed and made it to the final as an actress and comedian who is now a clinical psychologist and writer.
The two met in 1979, when he made a cameo on the comedy sketch show Not the Nine O’Clock News with Mel Smith, Rowan Atkinson, and Griff Rhys Jones.
Together, they have three girls: Amy, Daisy, and Scarlett.
He was married to his first wife, Iris Pressagh, from 1969 to 1985. Cara and Jamie were a blessing.
Billy Connolly children
Billy Connolly is a father of five kids. Cara, Jamie, Scarlett, Amy, and Daisy are the names of his children.
Billy Connolly’s money situation
Billy Connolly is worth about $20 million, according to estimates.
What is Billy Connolly sick with?
In 2013, the same day that he was told he had prostate cancer, the comedian was also told he had Parkinson’s Disease.
Parkinson’s disease is caused by a part of the brain that gets worse over time. This causes problems with memory, hearing, and energy.