Gary Numan Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Jan 31, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on May 26, 2022
Gary Numan is an English singer, songwriter, and producer.
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About Gary Numan

The real name of pop star Gary Numan is Gary Anthony James Webb.
The English singer is one of the most successful pop singers in history. He is known for his distinctive voice and signature sound with heavy synth hooks.
Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson, and many other artists have said they were influenced by his music.

Gary Numan Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Gary Numan’s net worth?

Gary Numan has a net worth of $7 million.

How much does Gary Numan earn per year?

Gary Numan's annual earnings are unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Gary Numan?

Gary Numan is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.

How old is Gary Numan?

Gary Numan is 64 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

On March 8, 1958, Gary Anthony James Webb was born in Hammersmith, London, England. His father, Tony Webb, was a bus driver who worked for British Airways based at Heathrow Airport. His mother is Beryl Webb. Gary's father adopted Gary's cousin John when Gary was seven years old.
Gary Numan started his education at Town Farm Junior School in Stanwell. Later, he went to Ashford County Grammar School and Slough Grammar School. After school, he attended Brooklands Technical College in Weybridge, Surrey.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Gary Numan’s partner?

Gary Numan got married in 1997 to his superfan, Gemma O'Neil. The couple has three children named Raven, Persia, and Echo. Gary enjoys a peaceful family life with his wife Gemma O'Neil and their three children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

In his teenage, Gary Numan joined the Air Training Corps. Today, Gary's name is enlisted in the list of famous cadets of the Air Training Corps.
At the age of 15, Gary Numan started working with various bands. He auditioned as a guitarist for the band The Jam. Unfortunately, he wasn't picked.
Then he met bass guitar player Paul Gardiner when he joined Mean Street and the Lasers. Later, with Paul Gardiner and Jess Lidyard, Gary formed Tubeway Army and was signed to Beggars Banquet Records. Numan held the position of lead singer, songwriter, and record producer for Tubeway Army.
In 1978, a self-titled, new wave-based debut album was released and showed Numan's fascination with synthesizers. In 1979, the single 'Are Friends Electric?' was released through Tubeway Army. The single reached number one in the UK charts. In August, he released the solo single 'Cars' which proved to be a massive hit. His debut solo album, 'The Pleasure Principle', was released in September. The album also reached number one in the UK album charts.
'The Teletour' was the second major tour of his career and kicked off in 1980.
In April 1981, he announced his retirement from touring as he wanted to experiment with jazz, funk, ethereal, and rhythmic pop. After a short period of retirement, he released 'Dance'. Rob Dean worked with Gary on this album. With his previous co-performers Chris Payne, Russell Bell, and Ced Sharpley, Gary Numan released 'Love Needs No Disguise'.
From 1984 to 1990, he continued to release albums and singles under his record label, Numa. He decided to collaborate with Bill Sharpe and they created music together.
From 1991 to 2008 Numan received worldwide acknowledgment for music tours in different countries. Gary Numan has friends like Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson, and Jess Lidyard who appreciated his work and admired him.
Gary Numan is best known for 'Cars', 'We Are Glass', 'Are Friends Electric?'.

Charity Work

Gary Numan donated a pair of jeans to the Great Teddy Bear Project to help seriously ill children in the UK.

What awards has Gary Numan won?

In 1979, Gary Numan won the NME Award for Image of The Year.
In 2017, The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors honored Gary Numan with an Ivor Novello Award.

Gary Numan’s Hobbies And Interests

Gary Numan loves to use his jet boat in his free time.

Other Interesting Gary Numan Facts And Trivia

  • According to astrology, Pisces is the birth sign of Gary Numan.
  • In 1981, Gary bought a Piper Navajo.
  • Gary sponsored Mike Mackonochie in 1981 and showed his passion for motor racing.

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Gary Numan Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Gary Anthony James Webb

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




173 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown




Slough Grammar School

Net Worth



Gemma O'Neil


Tony Webb, Beryl Webb


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