Ian Hill

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Ian Hill’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Ian Hill

Place Of Birth

West Bromwich, England


71 years old

Birth Date

January 19, 1951

Star Sign

Ian Hill Facts

Child Star?



Musician, Bassist

Net Worth

$30 million

Current Partner

Jean Hill


Alex Hill, Letitia Hill


1.8m (5'7"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Rabbit

About Ian Hill 

The early '70s saw the rise of the popular heavy metal band called Grammy Award-winning band Judas Priest.
English musician Ian Hill is a proud member of this band. He is mainly remembered as the mainstay and the bassist for this British music band.
The passion for double bass came from Hill's father, who himself was a bass player at local jazz performances in England. Together with school friend K. K. Downing, Ian Hill formed their band, the Judas Priest, in 1970. Ever since, Hill has been active as the band's bassist and is the only member of the original band to continue playing. Hill also brought along Rob Halford as a singer to join the band.

Ian Hill Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ian Hill's net worth?

Ian Hill is among the world's wealthiest bassists and is said to have a net worth of about $30 million.

How much does Ian Hill earn per year?

Unfortunately, we are not aware of the annual earnings of the English bassist, Ian Hill.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ian Hill?

The heavy metal bassist stands tall at 5 ft 9 in (175 cm).

How old is Ian Hill?

On January 20, 1951, Ian Hill was born in West Bromwich, England. He celebrated his 71st birthday in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Ian Hill was born in West Bromwich, England, on January 20, 1951. Ian Hill learned to play the double bass from his father, a bassist for local jazz bands. However, his father passed away when Hill was 15-year-old. Not much information is known regarding Ian Hill's educational background.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Ian Hill's partner?

Ian Hill was previously married to the sister of the band's vocalist, Sue Halford, in 1976. They later parted ways in 1984. In 1980, the couple welcomed their son, Alex.  
He later married Letitia, and the couple had a daughter together.
Hill came across his present wife, Jean, in 1999 and later tied the knot in 2006. He has a stepson named Andrew.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Ian Hill is the co-founder of the popular heavy metal band Britain, Judas Priest.
Hill formed the heavy metal band Judas Priest in 1970 with schoolmate K. K. Downing. Since Downing's departure in 2011, he has played bass with the band. Ian Hill is the only member of the original band still playing and making music records and albums. Hill has penned some of the most famous songs, such as 'Caviar and Meths', 'Invader' and even 'Winter'.
Ian Hill has worked on all 17 albums of the band, including 'Killing Machine', 'Rocka Rolla', 'Screaming For Vengeance', 'Sad Wings Of Destiny', and the most recent album, 'Firepower'.
During the band's early years, he played bass by fingerpicking. But since the album 'Killing Machine', he has used a pick.
Ian Hill is known for working on the DVD Electric Eye, where he has played the twin-neck bass guitar.

Other Interesting Ian Hill Facts And Trivia

  • After the departure of the co-founder of Judas Priest, K. K. Downing, from the band in 2011, Ian Hill remains to be the only original member in the band to be still playing in shows.
  • The band's earlier years saw Hill play the bass guitar by fingerpicking. However, after the fifth album, Hill was seen playing with the guitar pick.
  • The heavy metal bassist is a great supporter of the West Bromwich Albion Football Club.
  • Ian's son Alex Hill is the bassist of the band HOSTILE.
  • Three albums of the band, namely 'Stained Class', 'Sin After Sin', and even 'Killing Machine', have reached Gold in the United States.
  • The most successful album of the band, 'Redeemer Of Souls' of 2014, reached #6 in the United States and #1 in Finland.
  • Ian Hill considers Scottish bassist Jack Bruce to be his biggest musical influence. He also finds inspiration from old blues players, such as Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, John McVie, and even Andy Fraser.
  • The singer and bassist plays both four‑string as well as five-string basses.
  • As of 2022, Hill is settled in Staffordshire, England.

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