Tom Jones Biography

Updated On Oct 28, 2018 Published On Oct 18, 2015
Facts of Tom Jones
Date of Birth: 1940 , June-7
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Tom Jones
Birth Name Sir Thomas John Woodward
Father Freda Jones
Mother Thomas Woodward
Nationality Welsh
Birth Place/City Pontypridd, Wales
Ethnicity Welsh
Profession Actor and Singer
Working For Rock and soul singer
Net Worth $300 million
Famous for Delilah and other songs
Married Yes
Married to Melinda Trenchard (from 1957-2016)
Children Mark Woodward,  Jonathan Berkery
Divorce Melinda Trenchard (Div.2016)
Awards Grammy Award
Online Presence Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Movies What's New Pussycat?
TV Show The Simpsons
Albums Along Came Jones, It's Not Unusual, What's New Pussycat?
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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 WilsonCharlotte 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 PresleyThe 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.

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Born in Welsh

June 7 , 1940

Jones was born at 57 Kingsland Terrace, Treforest, Pontypridd, in Glamorgan, South Wales as Thomas John Woodward. He joined Wood Road Infants School, Pontypridd Central Secondary Modern School, and Wood Road Junior School. 

Married to Linda Trenchard

March 2 , 1957

Tom Jones married his longtime girlfriend, Melinda Trenchard, after dating her for sometimes. From this long married life, the couple blessed with a son Mark Woodward. 

Began his singing career


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.

Won Grammy Awards


Grammy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the singing world and everyone really feels honored if they win this award. He has also been honored with these awards once in this life and that was in 1966 for Best New Artist.

Won Walk of Fame


He has been nominated for lots of prestigious awards and he has also won some of them. He has been honored with the Star on the Walk of Fame once in his life and that was in 1989. He won this award for Recording. 

Released his first single


With the start of his musical career, he released his first single in 1964. His first single was titled Chills and Fever. This single was not that popular but the following year, he also released his next single under the title, It's Not Unusual. He rose to prominence after releasing this single. 

Won Brit Award


He has also been honored with Brit Award. He won this award in 2003 and that was for his Outstanding Contribution in the musical world. He also received some other prestigious honors that year. 

Received British New Year's Honours


Tom Jones full name Sir Thomas Jones Woodward is the renowned singer from United Kingdom. She is popular in every forms of music. For his continuous contribution in the musical world he received British New Year's Honours. 

First child, Mark Woodward


He became father for the first time in his life in 1957 after being married with his wife Linda Trenchard. She gave birth to their only child together the same year they got married and they named him Mark Woodward. He was in good health when he was born. 

Began dating Katherine Berkery


Besides his married life, he was also found to having romantic love affairs with Mary Wilson, Charlotte Laws and Marjorie Wallace. He was also seen with Katherine Berkery. From these love affairs she also became pregnant. 

His second child was born


He also became father for the second time in his life in 1987. He is a great singer and that year he was in musical tour in United States. During this tour he had romantic relationship with Katherine Berkery and she became pregnant with this child and she finally gave birth to a child in October of the same year but he denied it was the result of their sex life. 

Tom's wife Melinda Trenchard died

April 10 , 2016

Tom Jones is never divorced. After 59 years of marriage, Jone's wife died on April 10, 2016.

Began dating  Priscilla Presley


In 2017, it was revealed that Jones was dating Priscilla Presely, the forner wife of American singer Elvis Presely.

Jones Net worth is $300 million


Back in 2014, Jones' net worth was reported to be $250 million and by 2018, it is estimated to be around $300 million.