Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
Real Name/Full Name Charles Robert Watts
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Charlie Watts
Birth Place:  Bloomsbury, London
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 2 June 1941
Age/How Old: 81 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
Eye Color: Blue/Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Charles Richard Watts
Mother – Lillian Charlotte (née Eaves)
Siblings: Linda
School:  Tylers Croft Secondary Modern School
College: Harrow Art School of the University of Westminster
Religion: N/A
Nationality: English
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Shirley Ann Shepherd
Kids/Children Name: Seraphina
Profession: Drummer
Net Worth: $280 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Persistence is one thing that many people lack, but it is the first and most effective secret to a successful career. One person that has learned this secret is Charlie Watts who has been in the music industry for more than 6 decades and still going strong. Charlie has been a great success as a drummer and a member of a band known as The Rolling Stone which he joined in 1963.

Originally, Charlie was a trained graphic artist. Later, he started playing drums in blues and London’s rhythm clubs. As he was busy pursuing this route, he met Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, and Keith Jones.

In 1963, he became a member of their group known as the Rolling Stones as a drummer. He also made use of his artistic skills in graphics to design their tour stages and record sleeves. Charlie and Jagger are the only members of the Rolling Stones who were featured in all their studio albums.

Well, how well do you know about Charlie Watts? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Charlie Watts’s net worth in 2023, 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 Charlie Watts to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was on the 2nd of June in 1941 when a baby boy was born by the name Charles Robert Watts. Charlie was born in Bloomsbury, London, and was lucky to be born at University College Hospital. He is the son of Charles Richard Watts and Lillian Charlotte (née Eaves). His father was an employee at London Midland & Scottish Railway as a lorry driver. Watts is not the only child of Charles Richard and Lillian Charlotte as they also had a daughter named Linda. When he was young, they were living in Wembley, and to be precise, at 23 Pilgrims Way.

During World War II, most of the houses in Wembley were destroyed by German bombs. Therefore, most of the families were living in a prefab and so did Charlie Watts and his family. He had a friend named Davy Green who is still his good friend to date. Green is also in the music industry as a jazz bass player.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Charlie Watts in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Charlie Watts’s age is 81 years old as of today’s date 29th March 2023 having been born on 2 June 1941. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.


Although Charlie Watts started his career in music at a very young age doesn’t mean he didn’t have time to go to school. He was enrolled at Tylers Croft Secondary Modern School as a schoolboy from 1952 to 1956. Apart from art and music, he was also talented in cricket and football. His interest in drumming however developed when he and his best friend Green were thirteen years of age. To support his talent in drumming, his parents bought him his first drum kit in 1955.

Watts joined Harrow Art School which was of the University of Westminster after graduating from high school. He attended college until 1960. After graduating from high school, he was hired by Charlie Daniels Studios as a graphic designer. He also occasionally played drums with local bands in clubs and coffee shops.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Charlie Watts is not only praised for his expertise as a drummer but also as a faithful lovely man who vowed to never cheat on his wife. His bandmates have confessed that they were provided with different opportunities of having fun with other girls but he always evaded that and kept himself busy with other activities. Since he got married to his wife Shirley Ann Shepherd on 14th October in 1964, he has never had eyes for any other woman. Together they have a daughter named Seraphina who was born in March 1968. Seraphina also has a daughter named Charlotte.

Is Charlie Watts Gay?

Charlie Watts is one much-focused man and is definitely not gay. He has been married to the same woman for more than 50 years which is enough to prove that he has no interest in men.

Professional Career

Charlie became a great asset in Rolling Stones bands since he did not only help them as a drummer but also as their graphic arts and comic strips designer. Some of his works include; Between the Buttons record sleeve as well as their 1975 tour announcement press conference which was held in New York City.

Charlie Watts has been involved in many projects since he hit the music world and worked with different great artists. Some of these include Evan Parker, Jack Bruce, and Courtney Pine, Great American Songbook, Bridges to Babylon, and Ronnie Scotts among others.


Charlie Watts is a great man who has achieved a lot over the years. Apart from being honored and respected for his expertise as a drummer, he is also honored in his stylish dressing. Some of the honors he has received include induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Modern Drummer Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was listed among World’s Best Dressed Men just to mention a few.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Charlie Watts in 2023

Charlie Watts Net Worth
Charlie Watts Net Worth

Being in the same field for more than five decades and still remaining relevant is not a joke. This is something that Charlie has managed to do and today, he is proud of his work and enjoys the fruits of his labor. As of 2023, he has a net worth of $280 million all of which he has earned from his commitment to the music industry.

Watts is a man with a unique character. He loves and respects his family and is also highly recognized for his dressing and known as the World’s Best Dressed Men. In June 2004, Charlie was diagnosed with throat cancer but after a radiotherapy course, cancer went into remission and he is now back to singing.


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