Bootsy Collins
Bootsy Collins
Real Name/Full Name William Earl “Bootsy” Collins
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Bootsy Collins
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 October 1951
Age/How Old: 72 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 169 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: Phelps “Catfish” Collins, Frankie “Kash” Waddy, and Philippe Wynne.
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Patti Collins (m. 1996)
Kids/Children Name: Ouiwey Collins
Profession: Musician, Singer, Song-writer
Net Worth: $4 million
Last Updated: May 2024

William Earl Collins, who is popularly known by his stage name “Bootsy Collins,” is a famous singer and songwriter of America. Apart from it, he is a musician as well who rose to fame back in the 1970s. Back in those days, he used to be the leading guitarist in the funk category, and he was also known to be a humorous vocalist. He was also known to be a member of the “Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,” where he was inducted in the year 1997.

Well, how well do you know about Bootsy Collins? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Bootsy Collins’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Bootsy Collins to date.

Biography and Early Life

William was born in the year 1951 in Ohio. Not much is known regarding the details of his parents, but we come to see that he has three elder brothers, namely- Phelps “Catfish” Collins, Frankie “Kash” Waddy, and Philippe Wynne. It is known that Phelps Collins had died in the year 2010, and by profession, he was a musician as well. In the earlier time, William and Phelps were part of the “James Brown Backing Ban.” This band also went by the name of “The Pacemakers.”

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Bootsy Collins in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bootsy Collins’s age is 72 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 26 October 1951. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 169 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.


Not much is known regarding the education of William. However, considering that he is one of the most famous musicians of America, it can be confirmed that he was self-educated in music.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Bootsy Collins With Wife Patti Collins
Bootsy Collins With Wife Patti Collins

William was married to Patti Collins. The couple is happily married, and they also have a child. William and Patti are known to perform a large number of donations, and it is also known that the couple used to give a bass lesson. William is also known to be a member of the Honorary Board of the “Phi Beta Sigma” fraternity.

Is Bootsy Collins Gay?

William got married to Patti Collins in the year 1996. It is known that the couple is happily married, and they have a kid too. So, William is not gay.

Professional Career

William started his professional career as a musician by creating a funk band with his brother in 1968. He named the band “The Pacemakers. ” This band also included other members such as Frankie Waddy and Philippe Wynne, both of them are the elder brothers of William.

However, the band decided to dissolve in the year 1970 due to a dispute over the finances. Later this band came to be known as the “The J. B.’s,” They worked for Brown only for 11 months. They have played some of the most popular funk recordings, some of which are “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine,” “Bewildered,” which released in the year 1970, “Super Bad,” “Talkin’ Loud And Sayin’ Nothing,” and “Soul Power.”

Collins worked with Brown only for 11 months, and then he decided to return to Cincinnati, where he formed “House Guests” with others. The band decided to release their first single called “What So Never The Dance.” It is known that it had removed two other dollars as well. The brothers joined “The Spinners” after they moved to Michigan.

In the year 2010, William launched “Funk University,” which he launched in collaboration with Corey Danziger, who was a former child actor. This University is known to be a bass guitar school that was online in nature. Here, William served as the professor and as the curator as well. This University is known to have multimedia lectures, and it also has a vast library that contains several audios and multimedia music files. It also offers various lessons regarding the education of intermediate to advanced bass players. Further, all those people who are interested in understanding the concept of funk can join this University.


Following are the awards lifted by Bootsy Collins in his entire career:

  • William had won the “Grammy Award,” under the category of “Best Reggae Album,” which he had won in the year 2005.
  • William had also been presented with the “Lifetime Achievement Award,” which was given to him by Bass Player Magazine.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bootsy Collins in 2024

Bootsy Collins Net Worth
Bootsy Collins Net Worth

Bootsy Collins has a net worth of approximately $4 million as of 2024. His career as a musician and as the founder of the Funk University made his net worth increase.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • William’s stage name is “Bootsy.” When he was asked that why he was given this stage name, he revealed that it was given to him by his mother, and he also said that he does not know the reason.

William “Bootsy” Collins was a highly famous person and talented musician back in the 1970s. He is known to deliver several singles, and he is pretty popular due to the establishment of the Funk University.


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