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Mikayla Pacitto net worth:
$13 Million

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Mika Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Michael Holbrook Penniman, Jr., better known under his stage name Mika, was born on 18 August 1983, in Beirut, Lebanon, to American parents Mary Joan and Michael Holbrook Penniman, of Lebanese and American descent respectively. He is now an English singer and songwriter, who rose to prominence after the release of his debut album “Life in Cartoon Motion”.

So just how rich is Mika now? According to sources, Mika has earned a net worth over $13 million, as of early 2017. His wealth has been established during his music career which began in 2004.

Mika Net Worth $13 million

Mika’s family moved to France when he was a baby, and he grew up in Paris, along with his four siblings. When he was nine, they moved to London, England, where he attended the Lycée Francais Charles de Gaulle and St. Philip’s School in Kensington. He went on to attend Westminster School, as well as the Royal College of Music, eventually leaving the latin 2007ter school to focus on his music career.

Speaking about music, Mika learned to play piano at an early age, and was later trained by Russian opera professional, Alla Ardakov. His debut single entitled “Relax, Take It Easy” came out in 2006, followed by several other singles, but it wasn’t until his 2007 “Grace Kelly” that he gained recognition in the UK, reaching #1 on the UK Singles Chart, promoting Mika’s name everywhere in the media. His debut album “Life in Cartoon Motion” was released in 2007, topping the UK charts and selling over five million copies around the world. His popularity was boosted, and extensive tours followed, first across Europe, and then across the UK and USA. The following year he earned the BRIT Award for Best British Breakthrough Artist, and a Grammy Award nomination, among other accolades. His net worth significantly increased.

A year later, Mika released his second album entitled “The Boy Who Knew Too Much”, in collaboration with Greg Wells. The album spawned hit singles such as “We Are Golden”, which reached #4 on the UK Singles Chart, reinforcing Mika’s popularity and greatly improving his wealth. Following a worldwide tour, the singer went on to release a new single in 2010 entitled “Kick Ass (We Are Young)”, which became the title track to the 2010 film “Kick Ass”. After spending a lot of time on the road, he released his third album in 2012, entitled “The Origin of Love”, further expanding his wealth.

The following year saw Mika becoming a judge in the seventh season of the TV singing competition show “The X Factor Italy”, as the first international mentor in the show, and remained on the show through its eighth and ninth seasons as well. Meanwhile, in 2014 he participated in the Italian television show “Le Invasioni Barbariche”, in which he performed a duet with Dario Fo. The same year saw him as a judge in another singing competition, this time the French show “The Voice: La Plus Belle Voix”, also appearing in the show’s fourth and fifth seasons. Mika’s involvement in the TV industry cemented his status as a true star, and considerably elevated his net worth. Mika’s fourth studio album entitled “No Place in Heaven” came out in 2015, another collaboration with Greg Wells, and another commercial success that greatly improved the singer’s fortune.

He would later enter the film industry as well, making his debut with a small part as a hairdresser in the 2016 “Zoolander No.2”.

When it comes to his private life, in 2012 Mika revealed that he is a homosexual. He hasn’t been married yet, and the media do not have any details about his dating life.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get Him to the Greek2010performer: "Love Today" - as MIKA / writer: "Love Today" - as MIKA
Melrose Place2010TV Series 1 episode
Kick-Ass2010"Kick Ass" / performer: "Kick Ass"
Live from Studio FiveTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2010 writer - 3 episodes, 2010
Alan Carr: Chatty ManTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Angela and Friends2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
La chanson de l'année2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Premios Principales 20092009TV Movie performer: "Rain", "Grace Kelly" / writer: "Grace Kelly"
Mencap's Little Noise SessionsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Later with Jools Holland2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bestival 20092009TV Movie performer: "Grace Kelly" / writer: "Grace Kelly"
In the MotherhoodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 writer - 2 episodes, 2008
Dead SetTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
The X FactorTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
PrivilegedTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Shane Dawson TVTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
What Happens in Vegas2008performer: "Grace Kelly" / writer: "Grace Kelly"
Were the World Mine2008performer: "Relax Take It Easy" / writer: "Relax Take It Easy"
Loops!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Cashmere MafiaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Gossip GirlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
The Postcard2007Short performer: "Any Other World' / writer: "Any Other World'
L'âge d'homme... maintenant ou jamais!2007"Relax, Take It Easy"
Le coeur des hommes 22007performer: "Relax Take It Easy" / writer: "Relax Take It Easy"
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
EastEndersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Ugly BettyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Wedding Daze2006performer: "Love Today" / writer: "Love Today"
The Voice2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pitch Perfect 22015writer: "Lollipop" - as Michael Holbrook Penniman
Spy2015performer: "Boum Boum Boum" / writer: "Boum Boum Boum"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scarred by the Dead2014Video short performer: "Over My Shoulder"
Tu cara me suena2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the StarsTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
El número uno2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Madonna: The MDNA Tour2013TV Movie documentary writer: "Gang Bang"
LevensliedTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Sunday Brunch2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Xtra Factor2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012
Monte Carlo2011performer: "Love Today", "Relax Take It Easy", "Blame It on the Girls" / writer: "Love Today", "Relax Take It Easy", "Blame It on the Girls"
The Good Wife2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dance Paradise2010/IIVideo Game "Lollipop" / performer: "Lollipop"
Das SupertalentTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series 2 episodes
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures2010performer: "Love Today"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zoolander 22016post-productionHaidresser
Obsessive Rhythms2013Lucio, le pianiste

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MTV Murcia Night2010TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vivement dimanche2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Main Guest
Vivement dimanche prochain2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Voice2015TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
On n'est pas couché2015TV SeriesHimself
C à vous2015TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2009-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Voice2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Coach
X Factor2014TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Francesco, lu santo jullare2014TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
La chanson de l'année2009-2014TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
El hormiguero2009-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
El número uno2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Divendres2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Les Enfoirés2013TV SeriesHimself
La voz2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Sunday Brunch2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Manneke Paul2012TV SeriesHimself
Taratata2012TV SeriesHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
MTV Murcia Night2010TV MovieHimself
Boyzone's Tribute to Stephen Gately2010TV MovieHimself
Brit Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2010TV SeriesHimself
Popstar to Operastar2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
So You Think You Can Dance2010TV SeriesHimself
Mika in Concert 20092010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Peter live2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Royal Variety Performance 20092009TV MovieHimself - Performer
Premios Principales 20092009TV MovieHimself - Presenter & Performer
Mencap's Little Noise Sessions2009TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHimself
Australian Idol2009TV SeriesHimself
Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Quelli che... il calcio2009TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Live from Abbey Road2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Later with Jools Holland2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Skavlan2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The New Paul O'Grady Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Bestival 20092009TV MovieHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2009TV SeriesHimself
NewNowNext PopLab2008TV SeriesHimself - Host (2009)
Brit Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Jools's Annual Hootenanny2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2007TV SeriesHimself
Now That's What I Call Music 20082007VideoHimself
Behind the Scenes: World Music Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
The 2007 World Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself - Performer
MTV Russia Music Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (credit only)
What Perez Sez2007TV SeriesHimself
So You Think You Can Dance2007TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Miradas 22007TV Series documentaryHimself
Glastonbury 20072007TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer
Radio 1's Big Weekend2007TV SpecialHimself
Loops!2007TV SeriesHimself
TV total2007TV SeriesHimself
III nach neun2007TV SeriesHimself
Mika: Live from Koko2007Video shortHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Jensen!2007TV SeriesHimself
Festival di Sanremo2007TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Culture Show2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Musical Guest
The Friday Night Project2007TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Vodafone TBA2007TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
Loops!2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Premios Principales 20072007TV MovieHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance RecordingSong "Love Today"


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#Fact
1Second album, "The Boy Who Knew Too Much," was released September 22, 2009, in the US. [September 2009]
2Winner of the 2008 Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year.
3Mentioned that his first name means "plastic bag" in Moroccan Arabic and that his four siblings all have unusual first names as well.
4His favorite songs are "Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac, "Singing In The Rain" by Gene Kelly, "Loser" by Beck, "Don't Wait Too Long" by Madeleine Peyroux, "Iko Iko" by The Dixie Cups, "Everybody's Talkin'" by Harry Nilsson, "All Good Things" by Nelly Furtado, "Missionary Man" by Eurythmics, "Non Je Ne Regrette Rien" by Édith Piaf and "This Song Has No Title" by Elton John. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
5His name is pronounced "MEE-kah".
6Decided to change the C to a K in his first name after he got tired of it always being pronounced "MYE-kah" or "MEE-sha".
7Born in the same city as actor Keanu Reeves.
8Attended the Lycée Francais Charles de Gaulle, Westminster School and Royal College of Music in London.
9His debut album "Life In Cartoon Motion" including the hit single "Grace Kelly" reached #1 in the UK Album Charts (February 2007).
10Singer who currently has a contract with Casablanca Records and Universal Music.
11He is the third of five children. Mika was born Michael Holbrook Penniman, Jr. in Beirut, Lebanon, to American parents. Mika's mother, Mary Joan (Mouakad), was born in New York, to Syrian/Lebanese immigrants, Odette Farah and John Mouakad (Mika's maternal grandmother was from Beirut). Mika's father, Michael Holbrook Penniman, was born in Jerusalem, Israel, to American parents, Dorothy (Dyar) and William Frederick Penniman III, who had English ancestry; at the time of Mika's father's birth, Mika's grandfather was working as an oil executive in the region.

#Quote
1I can't just listen to music walking down the street unless I have a reason to. I can't just listen to music as a piece of junk in the background. It drives me insane.
2There's always apprehension whenever I launch anything, it seems. When I launch a tour, people are always, 'Oooh, is this gonna work?' And when I launch an album: 'Ooh, is this gonna work?' Or a new video. 'Really?' It's always like that - but I've always acted on the impulse that I have nothing to lose.
3I certainly don't follow fashion. I think fashion, as far as the industry and the whole world that surrounds it, is quite vile, and I'm repelled by it.
4I think, 'How could anybody mock a good pop song?' It is timeless; it transcends barriers; it breaks down every single type of social barrier that you can possibly have. It can deal with the most difficult subjects, even if it abstracts the subject matter.
5Some people say I've got a five-octave range, which is ridiculous. That would mean I'd sing like Mariah Carey or that alien in 'The Fifth Element.' And I'm nothing like that blue alien. I've got a range of about 3 1/2 octaves.
6Part of me sees myself as talented, and the other part sees me as strange. Ideas get stuck in your head and nothing changes them. Not even fame.
7Some people make records that are defined by their sexuality, but mine really are not.
8Oh, I'm quite harmless in real life.
9You never know which gig is going to be your last.
10To me, being a classical snob in the highest possible way and being an indie snob is just as bad!
11I've always said in the press, I can fall in love with a man. I can fall in love with a woman. And I've always said that I have no shame in that.
12My life isn't tabloid-friendly.
13Most people's jobs are rooted in reality.
14I'm obsessed with plastic. I like the syntheticness.
15Lady Gaga has a very unjaded intelligence. It's brilliant, 'cause it's anti-snob.
16I write songs to turn myself into something else. And then I become that, and I want to become something else.
17I write songs about fat girls and about men who run off to Mexico.
18I'd never compare myself to Freddie Mercury because I look up to him far too much. As an artist, not necessarily as a person.
19I want to make big-sounding pop records.
20I'm dangerously generous.
21I found school pretty tough. I got the mickey taken out of me at school.
22I don't know where my father is from. I just don't. He's lived in so many countries.
23I really want people to know me, to find out about me, and if they really like me, to stick with me.
24I never talk about anything to do with my sexuality.
25I love collaborating with strong women.
26I am totally unapologetic about pop music.
27I am terrible at relationships.
28I'm always calling my doctor because I'm constantly injuring myself while on the road, like tearing a ligament, blasting my ears or losing my voice. Plus, I'm a total hypochondriac.
29I am very suspicious of people.
30I completely understand the responsibility I have in continuing the sonic style that I have created.
31I've never, ever labeled myself.
32In my older songs, I used to hide behind fictional characters to deflect attention away from myself.
33Mixed reactions? Sure, I get them all the time. I'm a Marmite artist.
34The best way to make the most serious point in the world is to be as unserious as possible.
35Well, I have to say, most of my clothes are designed and made by my mother.
36I collect toys.
37I'm a big illustration and comic book fan. In my eyes, comic books and illustration are the same kind of art forms.
38I was a show-off as a kid. I was wearing bow ties and matching coloured trousers.
39I think my music generally transcends a lot of genres.
40I say I have a midlife crisis every time I start and finish a record.
41My relationship with my mother is not cute.
42You can't deny your limitations.
43Everything I do is very visual and very aural, so I don't read music, and I draw as much as I write out lyrics.
44Anyone who tries to diss me in comparison to Queen, it just renders all their criticisms completely futile. That's quite pleasurable.
45Everything I write is about me.
46I make mistakes. I say stupid things. I do idiotic things. And, quite frankly, I'm proud of them. Why not make mistakes?
47I wish I had more guts when I was younger because then I would've said things to people's faces instead of just running away all the time.
48Identity for me is something that has to be played with and explored, and not become complacent about or uninterested in.
49I was always told I was ugly. I still think I am ugly. I know I've got an odd face and you can't tell me otherwise.
50They say shyness is a form of egotism, and you are only shy because you care too much about what people think of you. And maybe its true, maybe I am just an egotist.
51In the past, it weighed on me because nobody in my family is gay. I had no role models so I had to find my own way.
52If I really like the smell of something - a piece of tar or my goddaughter's plastic doll - I put a tiny piece in a bottle with a label. I keep them in a fridge in my bathroom.
53I was born out of classical music.
54I lack trust in others.
55I have opinions on everything. I'm a stubborn old mule. The biggest problem is keeping my mouth shut.
56The music industry doesn't exist the way it used to. You'll never have another star like the stars of the '90s.
57Strangely, I feel that I become increasingly reclusive in my normal life and more open and candid in my music.
58I was brought up in many different cultures, moving around all the time, and I find my identity in my songs. I project the identity I want to have throughout the songs that I write.
59I'm not creating an enigma or leaving mystery, I'm just respecting myself enough as an artist to give myself room to grow and not to be devoured all in one go.
60It's very hard to find men's clothes that do what you want, especially when you go through them as quickly as I do. I need them to be flashy, but I never like to be overdressed. I need to make a statement, but I hate wearing too many clothes.
61I was always told that I was too strange or that I was too cheesy by different groups of people, like the record companies said I was way too weird and the indie people wouldn't even let me in their band.
62You can't believe the amount of speculation you get over your private life.
63I was quite the quiet teenager. I was a bit of a loner, a little bit of an outsider.
64A stylist might say you look amazing in anything. Your family will always tell you if you look a complete idiot.
65In fact, no one has ever really wanted to go on a date with me.
66My first record was about childhood. There were a lot of nursery rhyme and fairytale references; it was all about being naive.
67When you come from nowhere, I am fully aware of the fact that people have to compare you to other artists to kind of place you.
68New York is a bit of a dangerous place to me because you often leave in a blur.
69The stage is my territory, my boxing ring. That's where I'm free.
70As a teenager, in my songbook, I used to script what my lighting would be like. I used to dance in my room, it was like putting myself in a trance, and making myself feel good about things, almost like a private ceremony of begging people to like you.
71Melody is disarming. It's anarchic!
72Most of the people who write pop music were outsiders at some time in their life.
73We all have to be dishes on a plate eventually, with the way we are marketed, but I have no intention of being a cheap Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet.
74When you're not part of a club, you have to find another way of surviving.
75I'm not necessarily that big of a clubbing junkie, but I really like dance music as a genre.
76Sometimes I dress like what I want for lunch, because all I can think about is having a tuna sandwich.
77Never had any idols, ever. I never had any posters, nothing.
78Hype is scary.
79I'm fascinated by religion, but I'm not particularly religious.
80I'm not a great dancer. I know I'm not. But I know that I can move. I can throw shapes, just not in the right order.

#Trademark
1Very voluminous singing voice
2Brown curly hair

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