Michael John Kells “Mick” Fleetwood was born on 24 June 1947, in Redruth, Cornwall UK. Mick is a famous rock musician, and is also an actor, but most significantly is a co-founder of the rock band “Fleetwood Mac”, along with John McVie, a British bass guitarist. In 1998, Mick was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mick Fleetwood’s net worth has increased considerably as he has released many albums as a member of “Fleetwood Mac”, as well as solo albums. In addition to that, in order to achieve greater revenue and thus enlarge his net worth, Mick has appeared in several movies and TV shows.
So how rich is Mick Fleetwood? Sources estimate that, since his career began in 1963, Fleetwood has saved a net worth of $8.5 million. The sum has been considerably reduced over the years by the high-life Mick Fleetwood has lived.
Mick Fleetwood Net Worth $8.5 Million
Because of his father`s work, Mick spent some years of his childhood in Egypt and Norway. When he was 15 years old, Mick moved to London, where he decided to pursue a career as a musician. What is particularly interesting is that Mick can play various types of percussion instruments. He formed “Fleetwood Mac” along with John McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Bob Brunning and Peter Green. Several albums were released, and Mick Fleetwood’s net worth was boosted. The band then moved to United States, where Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie joined the group.
Working together with “Fleetwood Mac”, Mick released such albums as “Then Play On” (1969), “Future Games” (1971), “Heroes Are Hard to Find” (1974), “Rumours” (1977), “Tango in the Night” (1987), “Behind the Mask” (1990), and “Say You Will” (2003). These are just a few of many which “Fleetwood Mac” have produced – the group is regarded world-wide as one of the best bands of the rock era.
Moreover, Mick decided to try himself out in a solo career too, which was very successful as Mick managed to release several albums: “The Visitor” (1981), “I`m Not Me” (1983), “Shakin` the Cage” (1992), “Something Big” (2004) and “Blue Again!” (2008), the latter featuring Rick Vito, an American guitarist and singer. Mick Fleetwood’s net worth was increased considerably from these projects.
There are no doubts that Mick Fleetwood is a talented person. He has successfully appeared in several movies, for example in “The Running Man” (1987), “Zero Tolerance” (1995), “Snide and Prejudice” (1997), “Mr. Music” (1997), “Burning Down the House” (2001), and “Get a Job” (2011).
“Top Gear” is a famous British show about motor vehicles, in which Fleetwood appeared during the 2013 series, and which would have added useful revenue to Mick’s net worth. Mick Fleetwood released his memoires in his book “Fleetwood – My Life and Adventures with Fleetwood Mac”, written in collaboration with writer Stephen Davis. The book was released in 1990, to mixed critical reviews and public interest.
In his personal life, by his own admission Mick Fleetwood has spent huge amounts of money on drugs, in particular cocaine, as well as on alcohol and provocative never-ending parties. For such great enjoyment and irresponsibility, Mick was even forced to announce his financial embarrassment, in particular bankruptcy. Mick has been married four times, to Jenny Boyd twice between 1970–1978, Sara Recor (1988–1992), and Lynn Frankel (m. 1995), and has four children.
Involved in a televised spoof audition for the position of drummer in the band Spinal Tap first seen in the film This Is Spinal Tap (1984) in which he played with a paper bag over his head.
Always wears a pair of wooden balls suspended from his belt when drumming.
Stevie Nicks considers Mick her best friend.
Lives in Los Angeles, California. He has lived in the United States since the 1970's and became a citizen in 2006.
Dropped out of school at age 15 and moved to London to become a Drummer.
Stevie Nicks is godmother of his twin daughters.
Played drums on Warren Zevon's Top 40 hit "Werewolves of London".
Former brother-in-law of Pattie Boyd.
Fleetwood Mac was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Older brother of actress Susan Fleetwood.
Fleetwood Mac won the 1998 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution.
Had been gigging with bands in England as early as age 18, but was able to play age restricted clubs because he looked older.
Took some heat from the other members of Fleetwood Mac, after his autobiography came out, for the out-of-school stories he'd told about the band. He apologized to them, explaining that he'd done the book "for the money", to recover from his 1980s bankruptcy.
His solo album "The Visitor" was inspired by a trip to Africa, where he'd heard and played with several native musicians, and preceded Paul Simon's similarly-themed "Graceland" and "The Rhythm Of The Saints" albums by almost a decade.
Always wears a pair of wooden balls suspended from his belt when drumming! They're toilet chain-balls, snatched from a club where Fleetwood Mac played in their early days, and he kept them as a good-luck piece. (Fleetwood's "star turn" in their early stage act was when he came out from behind the drums and "played his balls", dancing and clacking them together.)
Involved in a televised spoof audition for the position of drummer in the band 'Spinal Tap' in which he played with a paper bag over his head! (their drummers kept dying under strange circumstances!)
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of Fleetwood Mac).
Twins Tessa and Ruby with Frankel.
His ex-wife, Jenny Boyd, is the younger sister of Pattie Boyd, who married George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Fleetwood referred to Harrison as his brother-in-law, in his autobiography.
Founder and leader of rock music group Fleetwood Mac.
He opened "Fleetwood's Nightclub" in 1991
Energetic live performances
His Towering Height
[on what characteristic of musicians often makes them prone to wild living] A lot of creative people are vulnerable: they're just so focused on what they're doing. So it's quite viable to dumb out those feelings with substance or a just flat-out lifestyle
[observation, 2014, on the reconstitution of 'Fleetwood Mac'] There was no 'Oh, we better blow the trumpet and rally the reunion of the band'. It was sort of magical the way it happened.. It's sort of a very cool fable - half nightmare, half fairy-tale story
I have found out that I love to be really, really, really hot. It tells my little brain that I'm really doing it, like a rat experiment. So [when I perform] I have heaters all around me. My worst nightmare would be that the auditorium air conditioners are going.
[on what reminiscences he chose to emphasize in his memoir 'Play On'] Learning how to handle the huge theatre of my career and how almost everything I dreamed of literally came true, from me being this funny little creature who just wanted to play drums and play music.
I always joke - because I used to manage the band - that this is the worst-run franchise in rock'n'roll. If you look at what happened to us on paper, you'd say, 'It's simply not possible that these clowns can survive this'.
John McVie who plays bass with Fleetwood Mac is not only my best friend, he's also my musical best friend because he's formulated a style that accommodates this ever-changing partner in the rhythm section.
I'll never play exactly the same pattern on the bass drum on a song that I've been playing for 40 years. It's become the sound of our rhythm section.
[observation, 2013, on the recording 'Rumors'] It's this mutant thing. It shaped me as a person because we went through a damage, making that album. There's still a fascination about it: it's who we are and what we are, the reason why we made all that music. It forces you to think about yourself, how you've developed or undeveloped, screwed up or not, what you learned from that, and whether you have truly moved on from the hurt, fear and loathing.