Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
Real Name/Full Name John Joseph Lydon
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Johnny Rotten
Birth Place: Holloway, London, England
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 31 January 1956
Age/How Old: 68 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 172 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – John Christopher Lydon
Mother – Eileen Lydon
Siblings: Bobby Lydon, Martin Lydon and Jimmy Lydon
School: Catholic Secondary School
College: Westminster Kingsway College
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: English
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Nora Forster (m.1979)
Kids/Children Name: Yes
Profession: Singer and songwriter
Net Worth: $2 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Music is fun and has been used as a great therapy for many people both songwriters and singers as well. At the same it is of great importance to the listeners and as there is a special thing and feeling that comes with listening to music. Music has also been used to keep people busy and communicate the special messages to our loved ones.

This explains the reason why musicians never run out of business no matter how old they have been. It is however important to always ensure you remain relevant at all times and this is the secret Johnny Rotten has applied. He has been in the industry for more than 40 years and remains relevant to date. He has worked with different bands including; Public Image Ltd (PIL) and Sex Pistols.

Well, how well do you know about John Lydon? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about John Lydon’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 John Lydon to date.

Biography and Early Life

Johnny came to existence on the 31st of January in 1956 as John Joseph Lydon, and he is the son of John Christopher Lydon and Eileen Lydon. Johnny was born in Holloway, London, England. His mother Eileen Lydia (nee Barry) passed away in 1978 and left Johnny with his father.

Both of them were working-class emigrants from Ireland and they moved into a 2-room flat in Victorian, Benwell Road, Holloway area of North London. The building is directly opposite the Highbury Stadium which is a former home of Premier League which is a football club Arsenal F.C. This explains the reason why he has been a great fan from the age of four.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Lydon in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Lydon’s age is 68 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2024 having been born on 31 January 1956. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 172 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


John initially was a shy child and his enrolment to Catholic Secondary School didn’t do him any good. He was bullied a lot in school by both students and teachers and he started fighting back at around 14 to 15 years. Unfortunately, when he was 15 years old he had a fallout with a teacher which led to him being kicked out of school.

After graduating from high school, he joined Hackney College, and luckily, this is where he met John Simon Ritchie. They became great friends and started hanging together with several other hip hop singers but they never gave enough concentration on their studies. He also worked with his father in building sites.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 1979, Johnny married Nora Foster. Nora Foster had a child named Ari Up and upon marrying Johnny Rotten, he became the stepfather of Ari Up. Ari was a mother of two teenage boys but unfortunately, she succumbed to breast cancer in 2010, and Lydon and his wife Nora decided to become legal guardians to the two boys. His wife Foster in 2018 was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and in late 2020, Johnny confessed that he is the prime carer of his wife since the condition is deteriorating with time.

Is Johnny Rotten Gay?

Johnny Rotten is not gay. He has been married to his wife Nora Foster for many years which is enough to prove that he has no interest in men.

Professional Career

Lydon and Malcolm McLaren became great friends together with Vivienne Westwood. Lydon’s sense of style and his rugged look is one thing that impressed McLaren. He joined the band Sex Pistols and was appointed as the lead singer. And they took great interest in dub music and although it worked for Johnny it brought tension between him and Glen Matlock who was the band’s bassist.

The band has released many songs and albums since he joined Sex Pistols. Some of these songs and albums include: God Save the Queen, Here’s the Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks, This is What You Want, The Independent and Paris au Printemps among others. He has also done many singles including; Open Up, No Dogs and No Blacks among others.


Johnny Rotten has achieved a lot in his career life and is happy for the person he is today. As a result, he has received many awards and nominations. Some of which include; Face of the Decade NME Awards, Porin Special Merit Awards, and the NME Award in the category of Best Music Book among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Johnny Rotten in 2024

Johnny Rotten Net Worth
Johnny Rotten Net Worth

Johnny Rotten has not only won several awards and nominations but has also earned great wealth. As of 2024, his net worth is estimated at $2 million. He has won all this wealth through his hard work in the music industry.

This man has made a name for himself not only in the music industry but also in the film industry. He has been featured in many films and projects some of which include; Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Copkiller. He is however more committed to singing than acting.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here