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Full NameJohn Williams
First NameJohn
Last NameWilliams
Birth NameJohn Towner Williams
ProfessionMusician, Film Scorer
Birth CityNew York City
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameJohnny Williams
Mother NameEsther Williams
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSamantha Winslow
No Of Children3
AwardsAcademy Awards,Grammy Awards
FilmographyStar Wars,Harry Potter
EducationThe Julliard School, North Hollywood High School
Height203 cm
Weight107 kg
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Date of BirthFebruary 8,1932
Age88 years
Married Date1980
Amount300 Million

Five times Academy Award & 25 Grammy winner, John Williams is an American pianist and a music composer. He is best known for contributing to the soundtracks of films like the Star Wars series, Indian Jones series, Home Alone films, and the first three editions of the Harry Potter series.

An inductee of the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame, Williams received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2004 and was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016.

How Much Is John Williams Net Worth In 2020?

Williams, the 88-year-old American music composer has an estimated net worth of $300 million as of May 2020. The fortune he has gathered by far is a result of his hard works and contribution to film scoring.

American composer John Williams has a net worth of $300 million in 2020
American composer John Williams has a net worth of $300 million in 2020

Source: NME

He has contributed to the score of 8 films which have been listed in the top 20 highest-grossing films at the box office. 

Television composers earned about $20,000 per week back in the 80s and an extra of $2,000-$8,000 for royalties. Some sources claim that an average annual income for a film composer is $50,000.

His salary from the films is likely to be in the hefty 6-digit figure; he earned $100,000 for his work in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

Reportedly, another film scorer, Hans Zimmer receives about $2 million for every film.

John Williams Career- Movies and Awards

Before scoring music for movies, John served in the Air Force where he was a part of the U.S Air Force Band. During his time with the military, he played several instruments. After serving his time with the Air Force, he moved to New York to study music at the Juilliard and the Eastman School of Music.

American music composer, John Williams
Caption: John Williams

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Williams then relocated to Los Angeles whereupon he began working as a session musician and made his career debut in 1956 after contributing to the film Carousel's soundtrack.

Since then he has worked in several movies, the most notables being the Star Wars series, featuring Mark Hamill, Indiana Jones series, starring Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf, Home Alone series, starring Macaulay Culkin, Schindler's List, starring Liam Neeson, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, featuring Drew Barrymore.

He also contributed his music to films like The Witches of Eastwick, starring Jack Nicholson, Hook, featuring Jimmy Buffett, Saving Private Ryan, starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and Vin Diesel.

The American conductor also contributed to the first 3 films of the Harry Potter series, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, and Rupert Grint

John Williams is also well known for the theme music of NBC News, the 1984 Summer Olympics, and Seven News.

Awards and Nominations

For his contribution to music and the film industry, John Williams has been awarded 24 Grammy Awards, 5 Oscar Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, and 7 BAFTA Awards.

He is the second most nominated personality after Walt Disney to be nominated for the Oscar Awards, with a total of 51 nominations.

John Williams' Residence

He resides in a 5,029 sq ft home in Los Angeles, California which he bought for $170,000 in 1976. The house has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

William's Short Biography

He was born as John Towner Williams in Floral Park, New York, in the United States on 8th February 1932 to parents Johnny Williams and Ester Williams.


He studied at the Northwood Hollywood High School from where he graduated in 1950 and then enrolled at the University of California. He attended private music lessons with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

John studied for a single semester at the Los Angeles City College as the institution had a Studio Jazz Band.

Married For 2 Times & Is The Father Of 3

The 87-years-old musician has been married twice in his lifetime. He is currently in a relationship with Samantha Winslow whom he married on 9th July 1980.

John Williams and Samantha Winslow
Caption: John Williams and wife Samantha Winslow dancing

Image Source: Classic FM

Before that, he was married to Barbara Ruick. The couple married in 1956 and were together until her death in 1974. While together, they welcomed three children together, Jennifer Williams, Mark Towner Williams and Joseph Williams.

Updated On Fri May 08 2020 Published On Tue Oct 15 2019 By BluePrince