Tom Waits Net Worth, Bio, Age, Height, Religion, Education, Family

Tom Waits Net Worth, Bio, Age, Height, Religion, Education, Family

Tom Waits Net Worth and Salary

Tom Waits net worth is estimated to be $30 million and he earns over $6 million as salary annually and his net worth accumulated due to the success in his career as a singer, actor, musician, songwriter and composer.

Who is Tom Waits?

Tom Waits is an American actor, singer, songwriter, composer and musician and he is famously known for his role as Zachariah in the 2012 film Seven Psychopaths and for his role as Mr. Nick in the 2009 film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, he has also starred in other films such as Night on Earth, Queens Logic and The Two Jakes.

Biography, Early Years and Education

Tom Waits was born Thomas Alan Waits on the 7th of December, 1949 in Pomona, California, United States, he grew up with an older sister and a younger sister, he was born to a father named Jesse Frank Waits, a Spanish teacher and a mother named Alma Fern, who was a housewife and religious person and also Tom’s father was an alcoholic.

Waits attended the Jordan Elementary School, but while at this School, he was bullied a lot, it was also while at the School that he learnt how to play the guitar, while his father taught him how to play the Ukulele, in 1959, his parents divorced and he had to relocate with his mother to Chula Vista, San Diego but his father visited on several occasions, at the age of 18, due to the many problems he was facing, Waits dropped out of High School, he worked for a while at Napoleone’s Pizza Restaurant in National City, California, he then enrolled at the Southwestern Community College to study photography, it was then that he began to record songs and developed a lot of interest in music.

Movies and Career

Tom Waits has recorded tremendous success in his music and acting career, he has released discographies such as Closing Time in 1973, The Heart of Saturday Night in 1974, Small Change in 1976, Foreign Affairs in 1977, Blue Valentine in 1978, Heartattack and Vine in 1980, Swordfishtrombones in 1983, Rain Dogs in 1985, Franks Wild Years in 1987, Bone Machine in 1992, The Black Rider in 1993, Mule Variations in 1999, Blood Money in 2002, Alice in 2002, Real Gone in 2004, Bad as me in 2011 and many more.

Waits have also headlined tours such as Closing Time Touring in 1973, The Heart of Saturday Night Touring from 1974 to 1975, Small Change touring from 1975 to 1976, Foreign Affairs touring in 1977, Blue Valentine touring from 1978 to 1979, Heartattack and Vine touring from 1980 to 1982, Rain Dogs touring in 1985, Big Time touring in 1987, Get Behind the Mule tour in 1999, Real Gone Tour in 2004, The Orphans Tour in 2006, Glitter and Doom Tour in 2008 and many more.

He has also appeared in films such as Paradise Alley in 1987, Wolfen and One From the Heart in 1981, The Outsiders and Rumble Fish in 1983, The Stone Boy and The Cotton Club in 1984, Down by Law in 1986, Ironweed in 1987, Greasy Lake, Candy Mountain and Big Time in 1988, Bearskin: An Urban Fairstyle, Cold Feet and Mystery Train in 1989, The Two Jakes in 1990, At Play in the fields of the Lord, The Fisher King, Queens Logic and Night on Earth in 1991, Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1992, Short Cuts in 1993, Coffee and Cigarettes III in 1995, Mystery Men in 1999, The Last Castle in 2001, Coffee and Cigarettes in 2003, Domino and The Tiger and the snow in 2005, Wristcutters: A Love Story in 2006, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus in 2009, The Book of Eli in 2010, The Monster of Nix and Twixt in 2011, Seven Psychopaths in 2012, The Simpsons in 2013, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and The Old Man & the Gun in 2018, The Dead Don’t Die and many more.


Tom Waits is a married man and he is currently married to his wife named Kathleen Brennan and Brennan is an American musician, songwriter, record producer and artist.

Zodiac and Birthday

Tom Waits was born on the 7th of December, 1949, so therefore his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he celebrates his birthday on the 7th of December each year.

Height, Weight and Personal Looks

Tom Waits stands at a height of 5 ft 12 inches, he weighs 73kg, he is fair in complexion, has brown hair color and brown eye color.


Tom Waits was born to a father named Jesse Frank Waits and a mother named Alma Fern McMurray and he grew up with two sisters, he also has a daughter named Kellesimone Waits and two sons named Sullivan Waits and Casey Xavier Waits and his grandmother’s name is Olga Johnson.

House Location

Waits and his family currently reside in Sonoma County, California, United States of America.

Full Name

Waits’ full name or real name is Thomas Alan Waits.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Tom Waits is of American nationality and he has a mixture of Scottish, Irish and Norwegian ethnicity and descent.

Social Media Presence

Waits is not active on social media, but he has managed to accumulate over 80,000 Twitter followers and he is also active on Facebook and a host of other social media networks.

Controversies, rumors and legal issues

Since rising to fame in 1971, Waits hasn’t been linked to any known controversy, rumors and legal issues.

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