Bootsy Collins Net Worth

Bootsy Collins Net Worth is
$3 Million

Bootsy Collins Biography

It’s been announced that the entire quantity of Bootsy Collins net value is really as much as 3 million dollars, based on the recent estimations. Probably the most effective albums of the band is named “Bootsy? In the first 70s, Bootsy Collins begun to be noticed, as well as Chris Brown. Afterwards, he produced his name a lot more known with Parliament-Funkadelic. Bootsy Collins is known as among the most effective people in funk music. Bootsy Collins, also referred to as William Earl Collins, was created in Cincinnati, Ohio, and formed his initial band in the past due 60s, known as The Pacemakers. Currently, he acts as curator and business lead professor for Bootsy Collins’ Funk University, an on the web bass guitar college. The musician was created in 1951 and his true birth name is certainly William Earl Collins. In 1968 he made his first band known as The Pacemakers.B. The band was employed to become a backing band for James Dark brown and became referred to as The J.’s. The band made an appearance with James Dark brown for 11 a few months and played on among the better known materials by James Dark brown, such as for example “Soul Power”, “GET RIGHT UP (PERSONALLY I THINK Like Being truly a) Sex Machine”, “Super Poor”, “Bewildered”, “Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing” plus some others. As a result, his use this band in addition has added up revenues to the full total size of Bootsy Collins net worthy of. Once the band stopped showing up with James Dark brown, Bootsy Collins created a different one called Home Guests along with his brothers. Home Guests had their very own label of the same name, under that they released the majority of their materials, including “What So Hardly ever the Dance” and “The Sound of Eyesight”. In 1976 he had been showing up with another group known as Bootsy’s ELASTIC BAND. With this band, he made an appearance in five albums. He provides earned his net worthy of because of his function in music sphere, where he’s referred to as a singer and melody writer. Participant of the entire year”, that was released in 1978. The album landed in the very best i’m all over this the R&B album chart. An effective single out of this album was released as well known as “Bootzilla”, which landed in the very first put on RnB music charts. Hence, the product sales of the group’s albums also have added up to the entire estimate of Bootsy Collins net worthy of. He also started performing with his very own group, Bootsy’s ELASTIC BAND. One of these was his solo album known as “Ultra-Wave” and a different one was documented with the group known as Bootsy’s Sweat Band, that was titled “Sweat Band”. The latter album premiered under George Clinton’s Uncle Jam label. Boosty Collins from then on had a brief break in his profession. In 1990, Bootsy Collins teamed up with Deee-Lite to record a melody called “”Groove Is normally in the Heart”, nevertheless, in this melody, Bootsy Collins was just a backing singer.B. They performed with James Dark brown for under a calendar year, and also documented multiple tracks with him, including “GET RIGHT UP (PERSONALLY I THINK Like Being truly a) Sex Machine”. In this album, a favorite song known as “Party on Plastic material” was included, that was a dancefloor strike. He returned in 1988, when Bootsy Collins released an album known as “What’s Bootsy Doin’? Bootsy Collins net worthy of: Bootsy Collins can be an American musician and singer-songwriter who includes a net worthy of of $3 million dollars. In 1997 his name was inducted in to the Stone Hall of Fame, therefore, his profession in music offers been honored and awarded, aswell. The band received an urgent break when James Brown’s whole regular band stop over a pay out dispute. The Pacemakers had been hired to displace his old band, plus they became know because the Unique J.”.s. The album became popular because of its fresh sound which became popular in the 90s. Participant of the entire year”, which climbed to #1 on the R&B charts. In 1980, Bootsy Collins made an appearance on two albums. They released five albums, including “Bootsy? Then relocated to Detroit, where he started carrying out with Funkadelic. He also performed bass and wrote tracks for nearly every album released by Parliament-Funkadelic. He offers continuing to tour as a solo artist, so when a guest artist for additional musicians. Actually, his name was inducted into that Hall as well as other people of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameBootsy Collins
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1951
Height1.89 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Film Score Composer, Actor, Bassist, Singer, Songwriter, I'd Rather Be With You, Pinocchio Theory, Bootzilla
SpousePatti Collins
ChildrenBill Jr.
ParentsNettie Collins
SiblingsCatfish Collins
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Music Video
MoviesStanding in the Shadows of Motown, Bootsy's New Rubber Band: Live, Learn to Play Funk Bass: Level 2, Learn to Play Funk Bass: Level 1, Parliament Funkadelic: The Mothership Connection: Live 1976, Moog, Show Stoppers

Interesting Facts

1Brother of Phelps 'Catfish' Collins.
2One of the personalities mentioned in the song Genius of Love by 'Tom Tom Club'. The others mentioned were James Brown, Bob Marley, Smokey Robinson, Hamilton Bohannon, Kurtis Blow and Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar (as Sly and Robbie) and Robbie Shakespeare (as Sly and Robbie).
3In 2005, the Cincinnati native released a rap video called "Fear Da Tiger" with members of the Cincinnati Bengals, and their mascot "Who Dey."
4Uncle of rapper Snoop Dogg.
5Bootsy was generally clean cut when playing with The Pacesetters (James Brown's back-up band). Once he teamed up with George Clinton, he slowly started to dress in the wild, colorful outfits and star-shaped sunglasses that we know today.
6Lives in Cincinnati, Ohio (2004)
7Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 (as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic).
8Frequently works with George Clinton.
9Legendary funk bass guitarist and composer.


1Wild, colorful outfits and star-shaped sunglasses
2Very high-pitched and animated speech style


1It wasn't about black, white, green grass, bluegrass, it was all about music to me. All music had a certain effect on me and I appreciated all of it. Music is all one, not to be separated. It doesn't need a name. The key question is, "How does it make you feel?" Funk is where you don't have nothing and you make something out of nothing. I didn't have a bass, so I made my guitar into a bass. My brother gave me four bass strings, I restrung the guitar and "Ta-dah!" I'm ready to go.
2[Jimi Hendrix] was my hero--the only artist whose poster I had hung up in my room. To this day he goes with me wherever I go. Even though I had all the respect in the world for James Brown, the push for independence and wanting to be free, to express ourselves on stage and dress differently, was too great. We were supposed to be in suits, shoes, well-groomed, and we wanted to do the wild thing. And we knew we couldn't do the wild thing with James Brown. It was his way or the highway. George [George Clinton] was like, "Whatever you can bring to the party, bring it". I would never have rode in the car with James Brown, with three chicks in the back seat, getting high. Anything and everything was possible with George. That was one extreme to the other. You need both in your life--the key is to combine the two.
3We have so much more information now you would think we'd be better people, but it's working backwards. That's kind of scary. To experience being lost is much better. That's what I would throw in the mix. It's all right to get lost. We're throwing so much perfection in the game with our computers and smart phones, it's not cool to make a mistake., our self esteem goes down and we never like to hear the word 'no'. But our lives were mistake after mistake and through that we learned how to succeed.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongUndercover Brother (2002)Snoop Dogg (Performer)

George S. Clinton (Writer)

Jerome Brailey (Writer)

Fred Wesley (Performer)



The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Purge: Election Year2016writer: "Title Give Up The Funk Tear the Roof Off" - as William Collins
Mother's Day2016writer: "THE HUMPTY DANCE" - as William Collins
Everybody Wants Some!!2016writer: "Give Up The Funk Tear The Roof Off The Sucker" - as William Collins
Ash vs Evil Dead2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Straight Outta Compton2015writer: "We Want Eazy", "Flash Light", "Mothership Connection Star Child"
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2012-2015TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
McFarland, USA2015writer: "Flashlight" - as William Collins
Dope2015writer: "The Humpty Dance" - as William Earl Collins
Fresh Dressed2015Documentary writer: "The Humpty Dance" - as William Earl Collins
Ray Donovan2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
When the Game Stands Tall2014writer: "Flashlight" - as William Collins
Battle of the Year2013writer: "Same Song" - as William Collins
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "I'd Rather Be With You" - as Bootsy's Rubber Band / writer: "Mothership Connection", "Flashlight" - as William Collins
The Heat2013/Iwriter: "Flashlight Serafin & Rev Kev Heat Remix"
Love & Air Sex2013writer: "Flashlight"
VH1 Divas 20122012TV Movie performer: "Groove Is in the Heart"
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Fantastic Fear of Everything2012writer: "Wrong Nigga 2 Fuck Wit" - as Collins
The Block2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Feet Two2011writer: "Mama Said Knock You Out" - as W. Collins
Dance Central 22011Video Game writer: "The Humpty Dance" - as William Collins
10 Years2011writer: "Same Song" - as William Earl Collins
Moneyball2011writer: "Give Up The Funk Tear The Roof Off The Sucker" - as William Earl Collins
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son2011writer: "Mama Said Knock You Out" - as William 'Bootsy' Collins
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Green Hornet2011writer: "The Humpty Dance" - as William "Bootsy" Collins
Glee2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Treme2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12007-2010TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Unsung2010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Australia2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Step Up 2: The Streets2008writer: "The Humpty Dance" - as William Earl Collins
Meet the Spartans2008writer: "Humpty Dance"
Cloverfield2008writer: "Give Up the Funk Tear the Roof Off the Sucker" - as William Earl Collins
Night at the Museum2006performer: "Weapon Of Choice" 2000 / writer: "Weapon Of Choice" 2000 - as William Earl Collins
My Super Ex-Girlfriend2006performer: "The Joker" - as Bootsie Collins
Click2006writer: "Give Up the Funk Tear the Roof Off the Sucker" 1975 - as William Earl Collins
Everybody Hates Chris2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Akeelah and the Bee2006performer: "Effervescent" 1978 / writer: "Effervescent" 1978
Roll Bounce2005writer: "Flashlight" - as William Earl Collins
Beauty Shop2005writer: "Give Up the Funk Tear the Roof Off the Sucker" 1976, "I'll Take Your Man" 1986 - as William Earl Collins
Cold Case2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gran Turismo 42004Video Game writer: "Let's Roll"
Kangaroo Jack: G'Day, U.S.A.!2004Video writer: "Mama Said Knock You Out" - as William Earl Collins
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Guerillas in tha Mist", "Grunt" - as William Earl Collins
The Cookout2004writer: "Flashlight" - as William Earl Collins
Saturday Night Live2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Independent Lens2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Woodsman2004writer: "Give Up the Funk Tear the Roof Off the Sucker" 1975 - as William Earl Collins
Love Don't Cost a Thing2003writer: "The Humpty Dance" - as William Earl Collins
True Crime: Streets of LA2003Video Game writer: "Flashlight" - as W. Collins
A Man Apart2003performer: "I'm Tired of Good, I'm Trying Bad" / writer: "I'm Tired of Good, I'm Trying Bad"
Head of State2003writer: "The Humpty Dance"
Tupac: Resurrection2003Documentary writer: "Same Song"
Antwone Fisher2002writer: "The Humpty Dance" 1990
Undercover Brother2002performer: "Too Much Man" - as William "Bootsy" Collins / performer: "Undercova Funk We Got The Funk" / writer: "Give Up The Funk Tear The Roof Off The Sucker" - as William Earl Collins / writer: "Too Much Man", "Undercova Funk We Got The Funk" - as William "Bootsy" Collins
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002Documentary performer: "Do You Love Me", "Cool Jerk"
Joe Somebody2001writer: "Weapon of Choice"
How High2001writer: "Flashlight"
Piñero2001writer: "Bop Gun Endangered Species" - as William Earl Collins
Baby Boy2001performer: "I'd Rather Be with You" / writer: "I'd Rather Be with You"
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider2001"Illuminati"
Charlie's Angels2000writer: "The Humpty Dance"
The Ladies Man2000writer: "Up for the Down Stroke" - as William "Bootsy" Collins
Honest2000performer: "Ain't No Stopping", "You're All I Need to Get By"
Romeo Must Die2000writer: "Come Back in One Piece"
Love & Basketball2000writer: "Doowutchyalike" - as William "Bootsy" Collins
The Crow: Salvation2000writer: "Bad Brother" - as William Bootsy Collins
In Too Deep1999writer: "Tear It Off" - as Bootsie Collins
Muppets from Space1999writer: "Flashlight"
Les parasites1999performer: "PARTY LICK A BLE'S"
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998writer: "Flash Light" - as William Collins
Can't Hardly Wait1998writer: "Flashlight"
Slums of Beverly Hills1998writer: "Give Up the Funk Tear the Roof Off the Sucker" - as William 'Bootsy' Collins
Ride1998writer: "Let Me Ride" - as William "Bootsy"
Bulletproof1996writer: "Where I'm From Don't Fight The Clean Mix II" - as William 'Bootsey' Collins
Venin mortel1996Short writer: "BLAST/WAR MACHINE DUB"
Original Gangstas1996as B. Collins, "How Does It Feel" / writer: "How Does It Feel" - as B. Collins
The Last Word1995performer: "J.R. Just Right" / writer: "J.R. Just Right"
Dangerous Minds1995writer: "CURIOSITY", "FOUR PLAY" SAMPLE
Casper1995writer: "Same Song" - as William Earl 'Boots' Collins
Friday1995performer: "You Got Me Wide Open" / writer: "You Got Me Wide Open" - as B. Collins
New Jersey Drive1995writer: "Flip Squad's In Da House" - as B. Collins
Murder Was the Case: The Movie1995Video short writer: "Who Am I What's My Name"
PCU1994writer: "Give Up the Funk Tear the Roof Off the Sucker"
House Party 31994performer: "Ah...The Name Is Bootsy Baby" / writer: "Ah...The Name Is Bootsy Baby"
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues1993writer: "Give Up the Funk Tear the Roof Off the Sucker"
Freaked1993writer: "Hideous Mutant Freekz"
Nothing But Trouble1991writer: "Same Song"
Midnight Caller1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Collision Course1989performer: "ELECTRO-CUTIE SHOCK IT TO ME" / producer: "ELECTRO-CUTIE SHOCK IT TO ME" / writer: "ELECTRO-CUTIE SHOCK IT TO ME"
The Night Before1988writer: "Way Over There", "Honk It", "Baby Boy" - as William Collins
Bad Boys1983writer: "Get Dressed"
Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight1975writer: "Give Up the Funk Tear the Roof Off the Sucker"

Music Department

Superbad2007musician: bass, vocals
Loonatics Unleashed2006-2007TV Series composer - 11 episodes
Honest2000musician: drums


Madea's Tough Love2015Homeless Man (voice)
Joy2009/IIStore Announcer
Loonatics Unleashed2007TV SeriesBoötes Belinda
Urban Ground Squirrels2002Bootsy
Love Hurts2002Casper
The Artist's Journey: Funk Blast2000Himself
Honest2000Band #2 Inside Tripps Festival
Deee-Lite: Groove Is in the Heart1990Video short
The Night Before1988Rat's Nest Band


Funk Wars2007Short
Beowulf: Prince of the Geats2007
Let Us Be Tomaotes2006Video short


Finding the Funk2013Documentary archival photographs


The N.W.A. Legacy: The Video Collection2002VideoHimself (segment "We Want Eazy")
ESPY Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002DocumentaryHimself
Rising Low2002DocumentaryHimself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Access Granted2001TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV SpecialHimself
The Full Moon Show1991TV Series documentaryHimself
Juke Box Jury1990TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown2014DocumentaryHimself
Yo Gabba Gabba!2013TV SeriesHimself
Tallica Parking Lot2013ShortHimself (voice)
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video GameHimself - Space 103.2 DJ (voice)
Durch die Nacht mit...2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Finding the Funk2013DocumentaryHimself
VH1 Divas 20122012TV MovieHimself
Legends of Bass2012ShortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2012TV SeriesHimself
Music Nuggets2012TV SeriesHimself
Sample: Not for Sale2012DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Musician
Unsung2009-2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself
Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child2010Documentary voice
Freaknik: The Musical2010TV MovieHimself (voice)
Nighttown2009Himself - interviewee
2009 Soul Train Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Dinner: Impossible2009TV SeriesHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You There2009VideoHimself
Everybody Hates Chris2009TV SeriesHimself
Mr. Brown2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Sound, Verses, Fury2007DocumentaryHimself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHimself
Headline Country2006TV SeriesHimself
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special2005TV SpecialHimself / Performer
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1991-2004TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Dancestar USA 20032003TV MovieHimself
Snoop to the Extreme2003TV MovieHimself
Ice Cube: The Videos, Volume 12003VideoHimself (segment "Bop Gun [One Nation]")
Cincinnati: Just Around the Corner2003Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Unsung2010TV Series documentaryHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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