Zakk Wylde Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 20,000,000
Real name Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt
Source of Wealth Playing Guitar, Song Writing & Producing
Profession Guitar Player
Spouse/Partner Barbaranne Wylde
Date of Birth Jan 14, 1967
Zodiac Capricorn
Age 56
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 188 cm / 6 ft 2 inch
Nationality Irish-American
Siblings /

Zakk Wylde’s net worth is estimated at $20 million as of 2022 💵

Biography and early life

Zachary Phillip Wylde, a.k.a Zakk Wylde, was born as Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt in Bayonne, New Jersey, to parents of Irish descent. He grew up in Jackson, New Jersey, and went to Jackson Memorial High School.

There is no official record that Zakk Wylde has any college education.

Like family and close friends, people around Zakk would say that he started playing the guitar before he could speak well. Officially, he began playing when he was eight years old, but he got serious about it in his teenage years.


Zakk’s first band was a local one, and it was called “Stone Henge,”. Later, he joined another band called “Zyris.”

But that was just a warm-up for what was about to come for him.

Soon after that period, Zakk auditioned as lead guitarist and co-writer for the legendary rock and heavy metal icon Ozzy Osborne[1] . When hired, he was about to replace guitarist Jake E. Lee[2] .

Besides being the guitarist for Ozzy, Zakk auditioned for the rock band Guns N’ Roses[3] .

In 2006, he got recognition at the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame for his contribution to the rock music industry and laid his fingerprints and signature as a successful musician.

In the mid-2000, Zakk wrote monthly columns about guitar techniques, equipment, and transcribing riffs for the “Guitar World” magazine.

In 2004, Zakk became the lead guitarist for Ozzy’s “Black Rain” album.

Wylde has led the Black Sabbath cover band “Zakk Sabbath” which is from 2014 till this day.

In 2022, he joined the American heavy metal band “Pantera” as an original guitarist.

But Zakk’s career isn’t just marked by being a guitarist, songwriter, and producer, as he also performed as an actor for some TV shows and movies.

He took part in the film “Rock Star” in 2001.

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The story behind Zakk Wylde and the Gibson Les Paul guitars

During his career as a rock guitar player, Zakk gravitated most towards a particular type of guitar, the Les Paul guitar, which has become popular as “The Grail.” It all started with his now worldly famous, bullseye-painted 1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, which Wylde lost in 2000.

Long story short, the guitar fell from the back of a truck during equipment transportation when Zakk traveled between gigs. That guitar was special to Zakk, so he offered big rewards for anyone who would find it.

Strangely enough, it was after three years when a fan found the guitar in a Dallas pawn shop and noticed the initials “Z.W.,” which were carved into the humbucker pickup backs. Wylde and “The Grail" were reunited soon after that fan contacted him and returned the guitar to the right owner.

His signature Gibson Les Paul Custom model guitars have a black-and-white “bulls-eye” design, which came as an inspiration from the film “Vertigo” by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Most famous for

Zakk Wylde is best known for being the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osborne, and most importantly, he gained popularity for his custom bulls-eyes design with the Gibson Les Paul guitars[4] , which became a sensation in the world of guitar.

Also, he is famous for being the founder, lead singer/guitarist, and songwriter of the heavy metal band “Black Label Society”.

Personal life and relationships

Zakk married Barbaranne Wylde in 1985, with whom he shares four children. The couple is still together and rock solid.

Over the years, many sources reported that Zak had serious drinking issues; however, allegedly, he is sober now. He also had health problems and, in 2009, was in the hospital due to blood clots.


Famous rock guitar player Zakk Wylde is estimated at around $20 million net worth as of 2022, a fortune he made on his own, thanks to his skills as a musician.

He got true accreditation in the rock and heavy metal music world when he became the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osborne.


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