Jimmy Barnes born as James Dixon Swan is one of the most popular rock songwriters and a well-known singer. He was born on 28th April 1956, which makes his age 58. His birthplace is Glasgow, which lies in Scotland, UK. He is an Australian by nationality. When he was only 4 years old his family moved to Adelaide, South Australia. His parents are Jim and Dorothy Swan. The family later settled in Elizabeth, which lies in South Australia. His father was a featherweight boxing champion. His parents divorced and soon afterwards his mother married a clerk named Reg Barnes. He then changed his surname to Barnes. However his eldest brother John did not change the surname and was later became known as Swanee. He was raised as a Protestant he claims himself to be a Buddhist. He later revealed his grandmother to be Jewish.
He has been active in the field of music since 1973. At the age of 16 and half he formed the band named Cold Chisel with his brother. The band began to popularize itself with the unique musical style and established a strong a place at the local music scenario. The band slowly rose to fame after it was signed by WEA. The band Cold Chisel was the biggest band in Australia by 1980. His musical style includes hard rock, blues- rock and rhythm and blues (R&B). After the dissolution of the band Cold Chisel he began his career in music as a solo artist. He formed a band with Arnott, former Stars guitarist Mal Eastick, former Fraternity bass player Bruce Howe and former guitarist of The Dingoes Chris Stockley and began writing songs for his solo album. He released his first solo album Bodyswerve under Mushroom Records. The album became successful and entered the Australian charts reaching Number One position. He then released six more solo albums, which also entered the musical charts and was positioned number one. His latest album is Rage and Ruin, which he released on 27th August 2010.
He is an average tall man. His body structure perfectly matches with his height. He still looks resistless if he goes shirtless. He is an active user of Instagram and regularly posts pictures to be in touch with his fans and supporters. He is quite popular in social networking sites as he has many followers of different ethnicity from around the world in Twitter. His detailed biography can be read from wiki websites like Wikipedia. More information regarding him can be found in IMDb.
He was married to Jane Mahoney on 22nd May 1981. They first met in Canberra. The couple has four children (kids). Their first daughter Mahalia was born on 12th July 1982. There is no such news about him getting divorce from his wife. He is not dating anyone nor has a girlfriend right now. He has also fathered a son singer David Campbell. His grandmother was raising his son because his parents were young. Campbell realized him to be his father in the mid 1980s. He is definitely not gay however he has not clearly stated about his sexual preferences. His net worth is estimated to be $10 million dollars.