Who is Alexis Roderick?
Alexis Roderick was born in1982, in New York City, USA of Irish descent; the actual date of her birth is unknown. She is a 37-year-old financial advisor, broker, and equestrian, but probably best recognized for being the wife of legendary musician Billy Joel.
How rich is she, as of now? Alexis Roderick Net Worth
Alexis Roderick’s net worth is over $5 million, earned from being active in business. Moreover, she probably shares the fortune of her famous husband Billy Joel. Being one of the top five best-selling music artists of all time, Billy’s net worth is estimated to be as high as $200 million.
Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education
Alexis Roderick spent her early years in New York, where she was raised by her parents; however, information regarding them is still unavailable.
Her nationality is American, and she belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group.Alexis was a student at Stony Brook University, from which she earned a degree in Latin American Studies, Politics and Economics.
Before she married to Billy Joel, Alexis Roderick pursued a career in the business. She served in the position of the Senior Risk Officer for Morgan Stanley, a multinational financial services company, in Garden City, New York. Furthermore, she is a licensed broker-dealer and member of the Broker-Dealer Registered Representative.
Other than that, Alexis Roderick is known as an experienced equestrian, who has participated in various competitions, and is an active member of the US Equestrian Federation.
Alexis has her own five-acre ranch in Wellington with many horses, bought for her by her husband for $3.5 million.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Alexis Roderick has long light brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.67m), while she weighs around 144lbs (65kgs).
Fourth Wife of Billy Joel
Alexis Roderick is Billy Joel’s his fourth wife – he was married to Elizabeth Weber Small from 1973 to 1982, then to model Christie Brinkley (1985-’94) -they have a daughter named Alexa Ray Joel, who is a well-known pianist, singer and songwriter. His third wife was chef and TV personality Katie Lee, and they were married from 2004 to 2009.
Surprise Wedding and Two Daughters
In 2009, Alexis met Billy Joel at a restaurant, near the place she worked and lived, and they became romantically involved. After dating for six years, the couple eventually tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony held at his private estate on Long Island, New York, on 4 July 2015. The ceremony was conducted by Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo. They surprised their guests, who were ostensibly invited to attend their annual party. They have two daughters – Alexis gave birth to Della Rose Joel on 12 August 2015, and their second daughter, named Remy Anne Joel was born on 22 October 2017.
Who Is Her Husband? Billy Joel Short Wiki/Bio
William Martin ‘Billy’ Joel was born on 9 May 1949 under the sign of Taurus, in The Bronx, New York City USA. He spent his childhood on Long Island, where he was raised alongside his younger sister Judy by his father, Howard Joel, who was a businessman and classical pianist, and his mother, Rosalind Joel. Under the influence of his mother, Billy started taking piano lessons at the age of four. He went to Hicksville High School, but dropped out to pursue career as a musician.
In the very beginning, Billy was a member of such bands as ‘Echoes’, ‘The Hassles’, and ‘Attila’. In 1971, he signed a contract with Family Productions, and released his debut solo album, “Cold Spring Harbor”.
In the following year, he was spotted by Columbia Records executive Herb Gordon, who produced his second album, “Piano Man” (1973), through the label. It peaked at No. 27 on the US Billboard 200, while the title song became his signature song and reached No. 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. He then released the albums “Streetlife Serenade” (1974) and “Turnstiles” (1976).
In 1977, Billy published his critical and commercial breakthrough, “The Stranger”, which reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned four Top-25 hits – “She’s Always A Woman”, “Only The Good Die Young”, “Movin’ Out”, and “Just The Way You Are”, which earned him two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
In the following year, Billy released his sixth studio, and first number-one album, entitled “52nd Street”, winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Billy’s next number-one album, “Glass Houses”, was put out in 1980, and spawned the single “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”, which became his first single to top the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album earned him the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male as well as the American Music Award for Favorite Album, Pop/Rock.
Billy continued to line up successes – he made public his eighth album, “The Nylon Curtain”, in 1982 and it was followed by his ninth album, entitled “An Innocent Man” (1983), with his second number-one single “Tell Her About It”.
The album also spawned two of his best recognized singles, “The Longest Time” and “Uptown Girl”. In 1985, he decided to publish “Greatest Hits Vol. 1 And 2”, which became one of the best-selling albums in American music history, with more than 11.5 million copies sold. He then released the albums “The Bridge” (1986) and “Storm Front” (1989), which topped the US Billboard 200 – the latter includes the single “We Didn’t Start The Fire”, which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Final Album and Touring
In 1993, Billy put out his twelfth studio album, entitled “River Of Dreams”, which again topped the US Billboard 200 chart. His final album, “Fantasies And Delusions”, was issued in 2001, which includes his own classical compositions performed by pianist Richard Hyung-ki Joo.
Even though he retired from writing and releasing songs, Billy continued to tour, and frequently performs at Madison Square Garden.
Awards and Recognitions
So far, Billy Joel has been inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was rewarded with the 2001 Johnny Mercer Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and moreover the Kennedy Center Honors in 2013.
In 1988, Billy Joel provided his voice to the character Dodger in the animated Disney film “Oliver & Company”. Besides that, he co-founded the Long Island Boat Company along with boating businessman Peter Needham in 1996. Moreover, he launched a shop which manufactures custom-made motorcycles and accessories, located in Oyster Bay, Long Island.