Phil Rudd
Phil Rudd
Real Name/Full Name Philip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Phil Rudd
Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 May 1954
Age/How Old: 70 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 189 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 73 Kg
In Pounds – 161 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – unknown
Mother –unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: Unknown
College: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: Australian
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Lisa O’Brien (1983-2006)
Kids/Children Name: Yes (five children)
Profession: Musician
Net Worth: $60 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Phil Rudd, popularly known as Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd, was born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis. He is an Australian musician best known as the drummer for AC/DC. He became the only Australian member of the band in 1977 after the departure of the guitarist Mark Evans. Together with the other members of the band, he entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 203. He released his first solo album, “Head Job,” in 2014.

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Biography and Early Life

Phil Rudd was born on 19 May 1954 in Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia. He is of Irish and German ancestry, but his stepfather had Lithuanian ancestry. Much about his upbringing is not known.

During his teens, he was attracted to drumming and decided that he would do this as his future career. He played drums for several bands but later joined Buster Brown together with vocalist Angry Anderson, a future member of Rose Tattoo. They even released an album together before Rudd left to join Coloured Balls together with Lobby Loyde.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Phil Rudd in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Phil Rudd’s age is 70 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 19 May 1954. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 189 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 161 lbs in Pound and 73 kg in Kilograms.


Concerning his education, there is no single information describing his level of education.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Rudd had been married to a New Zealander, Lisa O’Brien, since 1083. The two were blessed with five children. However, they separated in 2006 after 23 years of marriage. Rudd did not remarry after the separation.

Rudd was convicted of possessing 25 grams of marijuana on 1 December 2010 on his boat. The allegations were later quashed on the grounds as this would have stopped him from his tour with AC/DC.

It was announced on 30 July that he had purchased a marina restaurant at Bridge Marina in Tauranga and would open it. He renamed the place Phil’s Place but temporarily closed it in July 2012. The place was reopened on 10 April 2013. He was ordered to pay three former employees over 70 000 for unjustly dismissing them.

He was arrested on 6 November 2014 and charged with an attempted to procure a murder, threatening to kill, and possession of drugs. However, the attempted procure murder was withdrawn, and he pleaded guilty to the remaining charges.

Is Phil Rudd Gay?

No. Rudd is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. After his separation from his wife, he has not disclosed any other relationship

Professional Career

Rudd was the drummer for various bands in Melbourne, including the Buster Brown band and The Coloured Balls. In 1974, he was informed by Trevor Young, a former bandmate from Coloured Balls, about the audition by AC/DC. He requested Young to accompany him to the audition, but Young had other commitments; thus, Rudd attended alone. After his performance at the audition, he was hired.

Rudd was able to drum with the rhythm of the band. The band LATER relocated to the United Kingdom, but unfortunately, their vocalist, Scott Bon, died. He was replaced by Brian Johnson. The death of Scott greatly affected Rudd, but he later got over it. The band recorded an album, “Back in Black,” in the 1980s.

Rudd continued to work with AC/DC band but left in 1983 after he was fired. The main reason for his firing was not disclosed, but he had some misunderstanding with the founder and rhythmic guitarist, Malcolm Young. His position was taken by Simon Wright. After leaving the band, he went ahead to buy a helicopter firm where he built a recording studio.

When AC/DC visited New Zealand in 1991, Rudd was asked to join back and did not hesitate. He was permanently rehired by the band in 1993. Phil released his studio album “Head Job” in 2014, which featured New Zealand musicians like Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin.


Rudd has been a recipient of several awards throughout his career. Some of them include American Music Awards nomination and APRA Awards. He has also been recognized and Best Hard Rock Performer.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Phil Rudd in 2024

Phil Rudd Net Worth
Phil Rudd Net Worth

As of 2024, Rudd has an estimated net worth of $60 million. Much of his wealth has come from his career as the drummer for AC/DC band. The band has sold various hit songs all over the world. He also owns a restaurant which has also contributed to his wealth from the good salary he gets.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Rudd is known to be an endorser of Sonor drums and uses the SQ2 series as his signature model.
  • Before adopting the use of his current drum model, he used to use Slingerland drums and Zildjian cymbals.

Phil Rudd developed an interest in the music career in his teenage age and wanted to become a drummer. He later decided to follow his dreams, and finally, his dreams came true as this has been the main source of his income. Although at some time he left AC/DC band, the band has been a great source of all he owns today.


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