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Tommy Ronald Shaw is a Montgomery, Alabama-born American musician best known known for being a member of the rock band named “Styx”. Noted for being a popular guitarist, songwriter and performer, Tommy is also famous as a solo singer. Born on 11 September 1953, he has been active on the American music industry since 1975.

One of the most sought after guitarists and a popular musician, how rich is Tommy Shaw? As of 2015 Shaw’s wealth has been estimated at a decent amount of $15 million. Clearly, all of his riches have been amassed by his ever successful musical career which has been helping him earn millions for a full four decades.

Tommy Shaw Net Worth $15 Million

Raised in Alabama, Tommy was inclined towards music from an early age. Even before graduating from his high school, he started playing guitar for different local bands in his locality. As he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, Tommy directed his aim towards a musical career and joined a band named “The Smoke Ring”. While he was working for this band, he was noticed by the rock band “Styx” which was a pivotal point in Tommy’s career, as he subsequently found fame being a guitarist as well as a vocalist for Styx which also provided him with a chance to prosper as a musician and add steadily to his net worth.

Tommy’s entry into the band Styx went on to give a boost to their fame as they released their first platinum-certified album “The Grand Illusion”. The album also included songs that Tommy had written, such as “Fooling Yourself”, but Tommy’s songwriting talent found fame mostly from the band’s next album “Pieces of Eight”. Following Shaw’s entry, Styx became one of the leading bands in America, as well as selling millions of albums worldwide. The band released a number of albums including “Paradise Theatre”, “Kilroy Was Here”, “Cornerstone” and many more. Obviously, his work with this band has added heavily to Tommy’s net worth.

Due to some internal dissatisfaction among the band members, Styx eventually disbanded in late 80s. This encouraged Tommy to start a new band called “Damn Yankees”, which also managed to find some commercial success. However, during the mid-90s this band also went on hiatus, eventually disbanding formally in 2001, after which Tommy again worked to revive Styx, and later they released more albums including “Brave New World”, “Clycorama” and “Big Bang Theory”.

Tommy also joined intermittently with Jack Blades in a duo – Shaw Blades – releasing the album “Hallucinations” in 1995, and being part of several collaboration albums over the next 15 years, all of which contributed to Shaw’s net worth.

Meanwhile, Tommy wasn’t wasting any time, also progressing his solo music career on the side, releasing around six albums which have also served as a source of his wealth. His solo albums include “Girls With Guns”, “What If”, “Ambition”, “The Great Divide” and others.

As for his personal life, Tommy married Jeanne Mason in 2000. Shaw has a daughter from his previous marriage with actress Pamela Donnelly(1986-93).

Full Name Tommy Shaw
Net Worth $15 Million
Date Of Birth September 11, 1953
Place Of Birth Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.664 m)
Profession Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Actor
Nationality United States of America
Spouse Jeanne Mason (m. 2000), Pamela Donnelly (m. 1986–1993)
Children Hannah Shaw
Parents Mildred Shaw, Dalton Earl Shaw, Come Sail Away, Mr. Roboto, Boat on the River
Nicknames Tommy Roland Shaw , Shaw, Tommy , Styx , Damn Yankees
Music Groups Styx, Damn Yankees, Shaw Blades
Movies Kilroy Was Here, Damn Yankees: Uprising, Metal Shop: Extreme Edition
TV Shows 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s
1 Best known for singing lead and playing guitar on some of the biggest hits by the band Styx.
1 Father, with Pamela Donnelly, of daughter Hannah Shaw (born on July 9, 1987).
2 Wrote the song “Girls with Guns” for the TV series Miami Vice (1984).
3 Is a member of rock band Styx.
4 Released a album with Night Rangers Jack Blades called Shaw/Blades
5 Was a member of Damn Yankees.


Title Year Status Character
Macabre 2017 writer: “Man in the Wilderness” filming
Gold 2016/I writer: “Renegade”
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer – 5 episodes
Ash vs Evil Dead TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2015 writer – 1 episode, 2015
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock 2014 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Supernatural 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Fringe 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game writer: “Renegade”
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned 2009 Video Game writer: “Renegade”
Stick It 2006 writer: “Renegade”
Two Tickets to Paradise 2006 writer: “Blue Collar Man”
The Ultimate Clip Collection: Alice Cooper 2003 Video short performer: “It’s Me” / writer: “It’s Me”
Freaks and Geeks 1999 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Big Daddy 1999 writer: “Blue Collar Man”
Armageddon 1998 writer: “What Kind of Love Are You On”
Tommy Boy 1995 “My Hallucination”
Billy Madison 1995 writer: “Renegade”
Everything Went Wrong 1994 Short writer: “Bonestripper”
Wayne’s World 2 1993 Live version, “SHUT UP AND DANCE “
Nowhere to Run 1993 writer: “SILENCE IS BROKEN”
Encino Man 1992 lyrics: “You’re Invited But Your Friend Can’t Come” / music: “You’re Invited But Your Friend Can’t Come”
The Taking of Beverly Hills 1991 writer: “Rock City”
Nothing But Trouble 1991 writer: “Bonestripper”
Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 writer: “Damn Yankees”
Miami Vice TV Series performer – 2 episodes, 1984 – 1988 writer – 1 episode, 1984
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins 1985 performer: “Remo’s Theme What If” / writer: “Remo’s Theme What If”
Roadie 1980 writer: “Crystal Ball”
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979 TV Series writer – 2 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Sing for the Day: Tommy Shaw & Contemporary Youth Orchestra 2016 TV Movie completed
Styx: Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight – Live 2012 Guitar, lead and backing vocals
NHL Winter Classic New Year’s Eve Party 2011 TV Movie
Kilroy Was Here 1983 Jonathan Chance


Title Year Status Character
That Metal Show 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
Samantha Brown’s Great Weekends 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2009 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Guys Choice 2007 TV Movie Himself (as Styx)
One with Everything: Styx & the Contemporary Youth Orchestra 2006 TV Movie Himself – Lead Guitar, Vocals
The Best of Rock ‘n’ Roll Greats in Concert 2005 Video Themselves
Spin the Bottle: An All-Star Tribute to Kiss 2004 Video short Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2003 TV Series Himself
MADtv 2001 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Canned Ham 2001 TV Series Himself
Styx and Reo Speedwagon: Arch Allies – Live at Riverport 2000 Video documentary Himself (Styx: electric and acoustic guitars, vocals)
Behind the Music 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Today 2000 TV Series Himself
Living Legends of Rock & Roll: Live from Itchycoo Park 2000 Video Himself (as Styx)
Uprising 1992 Video Himself
Unplugged 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
The 13th Annual American Music Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
American Bandstand’s 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 TV Special Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1984-1985 TV Series Himself