Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, widely known for his on-stage name Tom Jones, is a renowned singer from the United Kingdom. Jones has sold over 100 million records and has thirty-six Top 40 in the U.K. and nineteen in the U.S.A which includes It's Not Unusual, What's New Pussycat, Green, Green Grass of Home, She's a Lady, and many others as well.
Tom Jones was born on June 7, 1940, at 57 Kingsland Terrace, Treforest, Pontypridd, in Glamorgan, South Wales as Thomas John Woodward. His father Thomas Woodward was a coal miner, and his mother Freda Jones was a housewife. He joined Wood Road Infants School, Pontypridd Central Secondary Modern School, and Wood Road Junior School.
Jones started his singing career at an early age. During his childhood, he would regularly sing at family gatherings, weddings, and in his school choir. When he was 12 years old, he was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. Later he said that: "I spent two years in bed recovering".
His singing career was inspired by soul music, along with his influence by R&B singers Little Richard, Solomon Burke, Jackie Wilson, and Brook Benton, as well as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The 78 years old Tom Jones began his singing career in 1963 and he became the main singer for Tommy Scott and the Senators, a Welsh beat group. After working with this music group, he came into limelight and released his first single, Chills and Fever. He also sang a title song in an American comedy movie, What's New Pussycat?.
To talk about his recent songs, Tom Jones has had his last song released in 2012. During 2012, he released a total of six songs with three of the songs coming under his album, Spirit in the Room.
After his successful career as a singer, Tom Jones appeared in a television movie, Pleasure Cove, which was directed by Bruce Bilson along with co-stars Constance Forslund and Melody Anderson. He also appeared in numerous movies and television shows including, The Simpsons, Mars Attacks!, Duck Dodgers, and Superheroes Unite for BBC Children in Need.
Tom Jones is a Welsh by nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. He was married to his wife Linda Trenchard, until Linda's death on 10 April 2016. They got married at the age of 16, on the 2nd of March, 1957.
In their decade-long married life, the couple became parents once. Melinda gave birth to Tom's child, Mark Woodward, a month following their marriage. Tom has been infidel with her several times and he has also claimed that he had slept with 250 women a year.
Besides this one, he was also found to having romantic love affairs with Mary Wilson, Charlotte Laws, and Marjorie Wallace. He was also in a relationship with model Katherine Barkery with whom he had his second child, Jonathan Berkery.
As of 2018, Tom Jones is reported to be dating Priscilla Presley, the former wife of American singer Elvis Presley. The duos are seen together in public often and are alleged to be together since 2017.
After the death of his wife, Tom Jones put his LA mansion on sale in April 2017, and the property which he bought for £6.5million was sold in January 2018, for £4 million. Fond of his luxury Rolls Royce, Jones' net worth in 2018 is estimated to be in the range of $300 million.