Mick Jagger Net Worth
|$50 Million Per Year
|Michael Philip Jagger
|Date of Birth:
|26th July 1943
|80 years old
|5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
|Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Film Producer
|30th June 2023
For most music fans, it becomes synonymous with music when they hear the name Mick Jagger or the Rolling Stones. Since the inception of rock and roll in the 1950s, it has gone on to become the mainstream music genre for many decades, and if you’re a rock ‘n’ roll fan, there’s absolutely no doubt you’ll know who Mick Jagger is.
An English professor of musicology, Sheila Whiteley, described the English singer Mick Jagger’s musical performance as “Opened up definitions of gendered masculinity and so laid the foundations for self-invention and sexual plasticity which are now an integral part of contemporary young culture.” Similar sentiments were also shared by other academia.
Over the span of 6 decades, the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, helped to pioneer the music industry with credit to his current band member and lifelong friend, Keith Richards. The solo artist, lead vocalist, and founding member of the Rolling Stones, the band established itself as one of the most prominent pop culture bands for over 60 years. It’s estimated the band had sold over 240 million records worldwide.
Sir Michael Jagger is considered one the most successful artists of all time; the lead vocalist and record producer were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 1989 and 2004, respectively. Receiving salutes from the likes of Dave Matthews band and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.
What is Mick Jagger’s Net Worth?
As of writing this, and according to a British newspaper based in London, The Times estimated Mick Jagger’s net worth is approximately £310 Million or US$372 million, some other sources put the English singer Jagger’s net worth at approximately US$500 million, but upon further investigation, this figure includes the combinations Keith Richards’ net worth and their band’s net worth.
The accumulation of Jagger’s personal net worth came from sales of his singles and albums, ticket sales for live performances, royalties for his music, and fees for his public appearances. Making him the top 5 richest rock star earners of all time, trailing just behind Eric Clapton’s net worth, Paul McCartney’s net worth, Elton John’s net worth, and Bruce Springsteen’s net worth.
However, Mick Jagger’s celebrity net worth is not just solely related to music, he’s also an actor and film producer where he appeared in numerous film roles; Performance, Ned Kelly, and Freejack, just to name a few.
Between 2005 – 2007 the singer and songwriter and his band, the Rolling Stones, in celebration of the Rolling Stones’ 40th anniversary, did a year-long tour called ‘A Bigger Bang Tour’, traveling around the world performing live concerts. In 2007, the band earned their place in the Guinness World Records 2007 edition for the most lucrative music tour, where they grossed a staggering US$437 million from their A Bigger Bang Tour around the world during those two years period.
Mick Jagger Early Life
Michael Philip Jagger was born on 26th July 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England, into a middle-class family. His father, Basil Jagger, was a P.E. teacher who helped to popularize basketball in the UK. The lead singer of the Rolling Stones, also known as Sir Michael Philip Jagger as he’s bestowed with a knighthood in 2002, was fond of singing since he was a child, but this was never his intended career path. He originally wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a teacher.
Jagger and Keith Richards were classmates when they attended Wentworth Primary School for 4 years until Jagger’s family moved to a different town. In his teenage year, the English singer started his first band called Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys with his friend Dick Taylor with Mick as the lead singer. But the encounter with Richards at grade school forever changed Jagger’s career.
Jagger continued to pursue higher education, studying finance and accounting at the London School of Economics with a government grant, but at one point, he seriously considered becoming a journalist or a politician.
During that period, the singer and songwriter Jagger, with his two other friends, Brian Jones and Keith Richards, informally got together and practice their jams where Mick was the main vocalist; this eventually laid the foundation for what became the Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones
During the early 1960s’ the newly formed band the Rolling Stones struggled financially; they could barely afford the equipment. To establish themselves, they played free gigs at various clubs in London. Along the way, they added additional members; Tony Chapman being the drummer, Dick Taylor on bass, and Ian Stewart on the piano, a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
As time progressed, Jagger and Richards began writing their music as well as for other artists, and their written music and performances grabbed a lot of attention in the music industry. Teeming with confidence, in 1963, Jagger left the London School of Economics to pursue his musical career with the band entirely.
As the Rolling Stones gradually gained worldwide fame with their several number 1 hits: “It’s All Over Now,” “Little Red Rooster,” “The Last Night,” and several other successful albums in the 1960s. Like most rock stars, they often got into trouble with the laws and received negative press for drug abuse. A band member, in particular, Brain Jones, was heavily affected by substance abuse–Jones voluntarily left in June 1986 and was found dead in a swimming pool at his home less than a month later.
In the early 1970s, Keith Richards developed an addiction to heroin — for whatever reason; this period was the beginning of the deep feud with Mick Jagger taking control of their business affairs.
Although the feud between the duel continued to spike, the band remained intact, and their popularity continued to surge throughout the 1970s and 1980s, releasing many smash hits, singles, and albums, thrilling and electrifying their fans over the world.
Mick Jagger Going Solo
In the early 1980s, Mick began a solo career as a musical artist, where he worked with many historical artists such as Aretha Franklin. According to the Rolling Stones, he wanted to establish his own artistic identity to set himself apart from his band for his own legacy. In his first solo album, “She’s the Boss,” the solo artist sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.
Even though Jagger ventured on a solo career, he never abandoned the Rolling Stones. In the late 1980s, the long-standing feud between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards ended peacefully, and the band resumed what they do best: making music and performing. An iconic American rock band, Bon Jovi, publicly admired Jagger that he’s still full of energy even at 67 and still performing over 150 concerts worldwide at that age.
Mick Jagger’s Personal Life
Jagger has only married once to Bianca Jagger in 1971, and they divorced in 1978 with only one child together, a daughter named Jade Jagger. But throughout Jagger’s adult life, he’s notoriously known for having many relationships with women. As of writing, he’s a father to 8 children with 5 different women, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. As he’s almost hitting 80, he enjoys his time at one of his estates on the private Caribbean island.
Interesting Facts about Mick Jagger
- While producing their 9th album, Sticky Fingers, in the early 197s, Mick Jagger learned how to play guitar when the band moved to France.
- The move to France was solely due to the 93% supertax imposed by the UK government at that time on top earners.
- In 2002, Jagger was given the title ‘Sir.’ He was honored with a knighthood in the Queen’s 2022 Birthday Honors. However, Jagger at one time referred to the Queen as ‘chief witch,’ so the upset Queen avoided giving Jagger his knighthood in person.
- In Jagger’s first debut solo album, he collaborated with the Jacksons, where he shared lead vocals with Michael Jackson on the song “State of Shock.”
- A photo of Jagger’s naked buttock sold for US$4,000 in 1986 at Sotheby’s auction house.
- At one point, Jagger and Paul McCartney of the Beatles almost started a record label together.
- A music magazine humorously stated that Mick Jagger didn’t have many women in his life, his personal net worth would exceed Sting’s net worth and Gene Simmons’s net worth.
- The Rolling Stones and Rolling Stone magazine are not related nor associated.
Mick Jagger FAQs
What is Mick Jagger Net Worth?
Mick Jagger net worth is currently $372 million USD.
How much money does Mick Jagger earn?
Mick Jagger earns $50 million per year from various sources.
How tall is Mick Jagger?
Mick Jagger is 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
How old is Mick Jagger?
Mick Jagger is currently 80 years old.
When is Mick Jagger birthday?
Mick Jagger birthday is on 26th July.