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Gary Lee Weinrib was born on 29 July 1953, in Willowdale, Ontario Canada, to Polish-Jewish parents who arrived in Canada as refuges. The Canadian singer and musician is popularly known by his stage name “Geddy Lee”., and has been prominent in the field of music since 1968, being mostly noted for his impressive guitar skills that have inspired many major names in the industry, including the guitarists of bands like Iron Maiden, and Metallica among others. Geddy is considered as one of the best bassists in the world, and sings with the band named “Rush” as well as solo.

An excellent musician and a worldwide famous singer, how rich is Geddy Lee? Geddy has accumulated an estimated net worth of $30 million to date. All of his net worth has been amassed by his strong music career ,that has been a success from the start. Being a multimillionaire, Geddy enjoys a lavish life with all the luxuries in the world. He travels extensively for his musical tours which aids to his net worth in an obvious way. Geddy also earns a lot being a record producer, a composer and from many other music-related projects.

Geddy Lee Net Worth $30 Million

Geddy was raised in a Jewish environment and even had Bar Mitzvah. He was interested in music from an early age, and this may be because his father was also a skilled musician. His father died when Geddy was still young and he was raised by his mother in his teenage years. As he wanted to help his mother get through her loss, Geddy started to focus more and more on his music starting as a teenager. It was not long before he landed a part with the heavy metal band “Rush”. Geddy was more into bass and singing in the band, and as the band started flourishing locally, mostly for their rock music, Geddy and his band members started finding fame as well as money.

“Rush” became a popular rock band in Canada from the 70s with its successful albums like “2112”, “Permanent Waves”, “Moving Pictures” and many more. As the band grew in popularity, Geddy started a solo singing career on the side. He became prominent as a solo singer and an excellent guitarist with his album “Favourite Headache” released in 2000. Geddy has managed to build-up a fan-base of millions around the world, and most of them are influenced by his magical skills in bass as well as his voice.

A father of a son and a daughter, Geddy has been married to Nancy Young for thirty-nine years and their marriage is apparently still going as strongly as ever. An award winning musician, Geddy enjoys collecting wine and is a great fan of baseball. He also supports different charitable foundations and has created a scholarship for students in Niagara College. This Juno Hall of Fame star, as well as Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame star, has also been awarded an honorary doctorate from Nipissing University.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 29, 1953
Birth place: Willowdale, Toronto, Canada
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.778 m)
Profession:Singer, Musician, Bassist, Songwriter, Record producer, Keyboard Player, Film Score Composer
Nationality:Canada
Spouse:Nancy Young (m. 1976)
Children:Julian Lee, Kyla Avril Lee
Parents:Morris Weinrib, Mary Weinrib
Music groups:Rush, Big Dirty Band
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He and the other members of the band will reportedly be back in the recording studio in early 2006. [September 2005]
2Inducted as a part of Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [April 2013]
3"Snake & Arrows Live" album is released. [April 2008]
4"Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away" is released. It is an authorized biography of the band, written by Martin Popoff. [June 2004]
5With Rush, released "Feedback", an EP containing 8 cover songs. This marks the first Rush release wherein the band performs songs other than their own. After "Feedback", Rush embarked on a highly successful Thirtieth Anniversary Tour ("R30" for short). On this tour, the band performed some of the cover songs live -- also a first for them. [June 2004]
6Hot on the heels of their triumphant 2002 tour, 2003 DVD, and benefit performance for 450,000 at the 2003 SARS benefit, Rush has announced plans to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their current lineup with a celebratory tour. Planned shows include their first visits to Europe since 1992. [December 2003]
7Performed with Rush for 450,000 people as part of the Toronto SARStock relief benefit, alongside major bands including AC/DC and The Rolling Stones. Rush was one of the few native Toronto bands to perform at this historic event to herald Toronto's graceful endurance of the SARS scare. [July 2003]
8After their first leg of the tour in 2007, Rush started their 2nd leg which will last through the 22nd of July 2008 [April 2008]
9In the recording studio working on Rush's new album to be released in early 2007. [November 2006]
10Along with other Rush members Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, Geddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013.
11Starting in the mid-1990s, would choose to use a concert venue's "house" speakers rather then amplifier stacks, which created a vast empty space behind him. He would soon use that space to put kitchen appliances, clothes dryers, etc. for humorous purposes.
12The son of Jewish refugees from Poland.
13Ranked as the 96th Greatest Canadian who ever lived by voters of The Greatest Canadian (2004).
14His distinctive voice was impersonated by Matt Maiellaro on an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000).
15Missed their Grammy nomination for best rock instrumental in 2005 for their song from Rush in Rio "O Baterista" which lost to Brian Wilson's song "Smile".
16His band, Rush, has been nominated for two Grammy awards. The band's first nomination came in 1982 for Best Rock Instrumental for "YYZ" from the album "Moving Pictures". The band was nominated again a decade later in the same category for "Where's my Thing?" from the 1991 album "Roll the Bones." "Leave That Thing Alone!" was nominated for the Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy in 1995 (their third nomination). "Malignant Narcissism" was nominated for the Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy in 2008 (their fifth nomination).
17Attended school in the Toronto, Canada area with comedian Rick Moranis.
18He is known to collect baseball memorabilia
19Has a son Julian and a daughter Kyla Avril
20On February 26, 1997, he and his bandmates Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson became the first rock musicians to be inducted into the prestigious position of Officers of the Order of Canada. This is the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian by the Canadian government. According to the Ottawa Sun, "The award was given as much for their community service as for their contribution to the arts. They have raised over $1 million for food banks and the United Way."
21Lee's real name is Gary. His nickname is attributed to his mother who pronounced "Gary" with such a heavy Yiddish accent that it came out sounding like "Geddy." The name stuck and he has been known as Geddy ever since.
22Is the bassist/keyboardist/vocalist of the Canadian rock trio, Rush.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Use of kitchen appliances and other industrial items as "balance" to Alex Lifeson's stack of amps on stage in concerts.
2Fender Signature model Jazz Bass
3Long hair
4Distinctive nose
5His unusually high pitched vocals
6His round sunglasses


Quotes

#Quote
1[on re-imagining an earlier composition] Once you start playing it, it's amazing how you can put yourself back into that mindset of how you felt when you wrote the song. You can reignite a point-of- view, and a good feeling about playing it, even though initially your instincts said: 'Oh, I can't play that song anymore - that's too dated'. But your can. You can go home again.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Togetherness2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series music - 1 episode
The Bridge2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comix from the Underground2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Independent Lens2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Transporter: The SeriesTV Series 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 3 episodes, 2012
The Lords of Salem2012writer: "The Spirit of Radio"
That's My Boy2012writer: "Limelight"
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Hunky Dory2011writer: "A Passage To Bangkok"
Goon2011writer: "Working Man"
Score: A Hockey Musical2010writer: "Time Stand Still"
Fringe2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s2009TV Movie documentary writer: "Tom Sawyer"
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game writer: "The Spirit of Radio Live, 2008"
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentary music: "Closer to the Heart"
I Love You, Man2009writer: "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight", "Fly by Night"
Fanboys2009writer: "Limelight", "Tom Sawyer"
Adventureland2009writer: "Limelight"
Chuck2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Por Toda Minha Vida2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Adventures of Power2008writer: "Tom Sawyer"
Halloween2007writer: "Tom Sawyer"
The Sopranos2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
White Noise 2: The Light2007writer: "The Spirit of Radio" - as Lee
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: "Tom Sawyer"
Family Guy2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie2006writer: "The Spirit of Radio"
Rush: R302005Video documentary writer: "Tom Sawyer", "Working Man", "Finding My Way", "Bastille Day", "Anthem", "A Passage to Bangkok", "Cygnus X-1", "Hemispheres", "The Spirit of Radio", "Force Ten", "Animate", "Subdivisions", "Earthshine", "Red Barchetta", "Roll the Bones", "Dreamline", "Between the Wheels", "Mystic Rhythms"
Sonny2002writer: "Limelight"
The Simpsons2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Futurama2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top Ten2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
High Fidelity2000writer: "Jacob's Ladder" - as Gary Weinrib
The Waterboy1998writer: "Tom Sawyer"
SLC Punk!1998writer: "The Trees" - as Lee
Whatever1998writer: "Tom Sawyer"
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Future War 19861982writer: "Witch Hunt" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Clockwork Angels2015music by announced
Darkstar: The Interactive Movie2010Video Game
Rush in Rio2003Video documentary
The Body Electric1985TV Movie as Lee

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rush: Exit... Stage Left1981Video executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town2012TV MovieFred

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Body Electric1985TV Movie musician - as Rush

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rush: A Show of Hands1989Video sound producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entrepreneur1997Video Game special thanks - as Rush

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dude! Where's My Music?Documentary post-productionHimself
Being Canadian2015DocumentaryHimself
Jaco2015DocumentaryHimself
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2013TV MovieHimself - Honoree / Performer
Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel2013DocumentaryHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2013TV SeriesHimself
How I Met Your Mother2013TV SeriesHimself
Inner Rush2012Documentary shortHimself
Metal Evolution2011-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
RUSH Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland2011DocumentaryHimself - Vocals / Bass / Keyboards (as Rush)
Juno Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage2010DocumentaryHimself
Canada for Haiti2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Rush
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Rush
I Love You, Man2009Himself - Rush
That Metal Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rush: Snakes & Arrows - Live in Holland2008VideoHimself - Vocals / Bass / Keyboards (as Rush)
The Colbert Report2008TV SeriesHimself
Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Rock & Ringers2005Video documentary shortHimself
Rush: R302005Video documentaryHimself - Vocals & Bass & Keyboards
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey2005DocumentaryHimself
Ringers: Lord of the Fans2005DocumentaryHimself
The Rick Mercer Report2004TV SeriesHimself
The Boys in Brazil2003Video documentaryHimself
Toronto Rocks2003TV Movie documentaryPerformer (as Rush)
Rush in Rio2003Video documentaryHimself - Vocals & Bass & Keyboards
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryInterviewee
1996 MuchMusic Video Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Rush: Chronicles1990VideoHimself
Rush: A Show of Hands1989VideoHimself (bass guitar, synthesizers, vocals) (as Rush)
Tears Are Not Enough1985DocumentaryHimself
Rush: Grace Under Pressure Tour 19841985VideoHimself - Vocals / Keyboards / Synthesizers / ... (as Rush)
Rush: Exit... Stage Left1981VideoHimself - Bass Guitar / Vocals / Synthesizers / ... (as Rush)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rick Mercer Report2005TV Series

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