Pete Waterman’s: Net Worth, Biography, Career and more!

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Peter Waterman's Net Worth
Peter Waterman's Net Worth

Pete Waterman is an English songwriter, record producer, radio and club DJ, television presenter, Coventry Bears rugby league club president, and avid railway enthusiast. He wrote and produced many hit singles as a member of the Stock Aitken Waterman songwriting team. He has extensive historical and commercial railway locomotives and rolling stock collections.

Peter Waterman's Net Worth
Peter Waterman’s Net Worth

 

Biography

Real Name: Peter Alan Waterman

Birth Place: Stoke Heath, Coventry, Warwickshire

Date of Birth: 15 January 1947

Age: 75 years old

Height: 5’7″ ft

Weight: 58 kg

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: white

Religion: Christian

Nationality: American

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Divorced

Wife/Spouse Name: Elizabeth Reynolds(div), Julie Reeves(div), Denise Gyngell(div).

Kids: Yes (4)

Profession: Record producer, songwriter, radio and club DJ, music manager, businessman, broadcaster, railway enthusiast

 

 

Net Worth

Peter Waterman’s Net Worth is estimated to be around $50 million in 2022. He amassed this through numerous ventures like broadcasting, record producer and manager.

 

Career

Music

In 1979 he formed Loose Ends with Peter Collins, which had a single inspired by World War I, “Good-Bye-Ee,” and produced Susan Cadogan’s reggae-crossover hit “Hurt So Good”. He later moved to Jamaica, working with Peter Tosh and Lee Perry and making Mary Gauthier’s “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. Pete Waterman has been involved in at least twenty-two UK number one singles with his acts (including Kylie Minogue, Dead or Alive, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Steps, Mel and Kim, Donna Summer, Sinitta, Cliff Richard and Jason Donovan). He claims over 500 million sales worldwide. He co-wrote and produced “That Sounds Good to Me” by Josh Dubovie, the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest entry for the UK.

 

Television

John Waterman co-presented The Hit Man and Her with Michaela Strachan and presented a show on Radio City. Waterman has since declined to appear on any similar programmes. Waterman has emerged as a judge on both series of Pop Idol in the UK (2001–03) and Popstars: The Rivals (2002). On several occasions, Waterman has attacked more recent talent shows (specifically those devised by his former Pop Idol colleague, Simon Cowell). In October 2019, Pete Waterman appeared on The X Factor: Celebrity.

 

He was part of an all-star audience during the auditions stage in Malibu at Simon Cowell’s house, alongside Randy Jackson, Howie Mandel and Diane Warren. In 2009, he was one of the contestants in the BBC programme Celebrity MasterChef.

 

Eurovision

Waterman wrote the UK entry for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. Josh Dubovie represented the UK at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. The song by Josh Dubovie, “That Sounds Good To Me”, received only 10 points. William Hill’s betting odds gave the song a 125-1 chance that the song would win, the longest odds for a UK entry ever.

 

 

Early life

Peter Alan Waterman was born in the Warwickshire town of Stoke Heath. He attended Whitley Abbey Comprehensive School till 1962, when he left to work for British Railways. He was hired as a steam locomotive fireman at the Wolverhampton (Stafford Road) depot. In 2002, he stated of his time with British Railways, “I enjoyed every second of it. The squalor was unbelievable, but the camaraderie was incredible.” Waterman chose a career in music after the depot closed in 1963. To get more income and supplement his finances as a DJ, he worked as a gravedigger and then as an apprentice at General Electric Company, where he eventually became a trade union official. He was also a coal miner.

 

Personal Life

Waterman has been married three times in his life:

In 1970, Waterman married Elizabeth Reynolds. They had one son, Paul, who was born a year later. Sadly, Paul passed away in 2005. The couple got divorced in 1974.

Waterman then married Julie Reeves in 1980. They, too, had a son, Peter, who was born in 1981. They separated and divorced four years later, in 1984. Denise Gyngell was his new wife as they got married in 1991. The couple has two children, Toni Tuesday and Charlie Ella. However, this marriage didn’t last either, and the couple divorced in 1999.

Today, his personal life is unknown as he doesn’t talk about it and likes to keep it private.

 

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