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G. E. Smith was born as George Edward Haddad on the 27th January 1952, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA, and is a musician and guitarist, probably best recognized for being the lead guitarist of Hall & Oates, as well as a solo artist, who has published several studio albums, including “The World” (1981), and “Incense, Herbs And Oils” (1998). He is also as a musical director, known for his work on the TV show “Saturday Night Live”. His career has been active since 1977.
So, have you ever wondered how rich G. E. Smith is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Smith’s net worth is over $10 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry.
G. E. Smith Net Worth $10 Million
G. E. Smith hails from a Lebanese American family his surname Haddad means ‘blacksmith’ in Arabic language. When he was only four years old, he began playing guitar, and three years later, he started to play on a C. F. Martin guitar. At the age of 11, his parents bought him his first electric guitar, so he could continue preparing for a career in the music industry. At that time, Smith began participating at a number of entertainment venues and began earning money.
In no time, Smith’s professional musical career began in the early ‘70s, when he became a member of Scratch Band alongside Mickey Curry, and during the same year he released his debut hit called “Instant Replay”, which marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth. He decided to move to Manhattan, New York City, and became the guitarist for Gilda Radner’s show “Gilda Live”. Smith married her, and while they were together, he released his debut studio album “In The World” (1981), with her and Paul Simon. Parallel with that, he performed with David Bowie, and in 1979 he was hired as the lead guitarist by the band Hall & Oates, collaborating until 1985. They recorded a number of hit singles together, including “Maneater”, “Private Eyes”, and “Kiss On My List”, among others, all of which increased his net worth.
When the group disbanded, Smith began to work as a musical director for the TV show “Saturday Night Live”, leading its band. Smith is also known for being the lead guitarist in Bob Dylan’s touring band, and in 1992, he worked as the musical director for The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration for him at Madison Square Garden in New York. Subsequently, his second studio album “Get A Little” came out, released with the SNL Band in 1993. Thanks to his accomplishment there from 1985 to 1995, he won an Emmy Award, which added a considerable amount to his wealth.
In 1995, Smith established his own record label called Green Mirror Music, via which he released his third studio album “Incense, Herbs And Oils” in 1998. To speak further about his subsequent career, Smith has collaborated with a number of bands and musicians such as Moonalice, Hot Tuna, Roger Waters, etc. All of these considerably increased his net worth.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, G. E. Smith married Taylor Barton in 1990; the couple has a child. Previously, he was in marriage with actress Gilda Radner from 1980 to 1982.