Mike McCready Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Michael David Mccready was born on the 5th April 1966, in Pensacola, Florida USA, and is a guitarist, best known to the world for being the lead guitarist of the grunge band Pearl Jam, founded in 1990, by Mike, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Eddie Vedder and Dave Krusen. Mike`s career started in 1979.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mike McCready is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Mike`s net worth is as high as $70 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a musician. Apart from Pearl Jam, Mike has played in several other bands, including Temple of the Dog, The Rockfords, and his own band Mad Season, which have also improved his net worth.

Mike McCready Net Worth $70 Million

Although born in Pensacola, Mike spent his childhood in Seattle, since his family moved there when he was still a child. He was influenced by rock music since his early days since his parents were big fans of Jimi Hendrix, while his friends were drawn to the sounds of Kiss and Aerosmith. He took his first steps towards music when he was 11 years old, when he bought his first electric guitar and started taking lessons. He attended Roosevelt High School, and formed the band Warrior, but changed its name to Shadow, soon after. He had moderate success with his band, firstly playing covers from other rock bands, but as time went by, they started making their own music – the band even got to Los Angeles, but failed to sign a record deal. After that, his band broke up, and Mike enrolled at a community college and worked in a video store. He gave up music for quite some time, but after hearing Stevie Ray Vaugh live at one of his many concerts in the late 1980s, Mike picked up his guitar once again, and since then has hardly let it out of his hands.

He joined the band Live Chile, but that didn`t last long, and soon after, he, Steve Gossard and Jeff Ament tried to start their own band, but instead joined Chris Cornell`s Temple of the Dog, alongside Matt Cameron. The band released only one album, in 1991, entitled “Temple of the Dog”, which was highly appreciated, as it achieved platinum status in the US and Canada tool.

In 1990, the trio recruited Eddie Vedder as a singer and formed Mookie Blaylock, which became Pearl Jam, when they signed with Epic Records in 1991. They had trouble finding a regular drummer, as Dave Krusen left, was replaced by Matt Chamberlan, who soon also left, and were joined by Dave Abbruzzese. Their first album came out in 1991 entitled “Ten”, and it reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and its commercial success was eponymous; achieving diamond status in the US, nine times platinum in Canada, three times platinum in the UK and eight times in Australia, increasing Mike`s net worth by a large margin, but also encouraging the band to continue to work together.
Two years later Pearl Jam released their second album “Vs.”, and it topped the US Billboard 200 chart, while also achieving seven times platinum status in the US, five times platinum in Canada, which only increased further Mike`s net worth.

Throughout the 1990s, the band continued their dominance with albums “Vitalogy” (1994), “No Code” (1996), and “Yield”, all of which achieved high chart positions, as “Vitalogy” and “No Code” topped the charts, while “Yield” reached No. 2.

Since the 2000s, they have released five more albums, including “Binaural” (2000), “Pearl Jam” (2006), “Backspacer” (2009) – one album more that reached No. 1 on the Billboard top 20 – and “Lightning Bolt” (2013), which is their most recent album.

Regarding his personal life, Mike has been married to Ashley O` Connor since 2005; the couple has three children.

During his life, Mike has had several problems with drug and alcohol abuse, but has apparently managed to overcome them. Also, he has suffered from Crohn`s disease since 21, and ever since has raised awareness about the disease and the problems that comes with it. Furthermore, he holds a concert every year in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, among other activities.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 5, 1966
Birth place: Pensacola, Florida, United States
Height:1.78 m
Profession:Musician
Education:Roosevelt High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Ashley O'Connor
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In fall of 2004, as a member of Pearl Jam, he participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
2Plays guitar in the rock band Pearl Jam


Pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Critics’ Choice Documentary AwardCritics’ Choice Documentary AwardsBest Song in a DocumentaryGleason (2016)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roadies2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gleason2016Documentary performer: "Hoping and Healing" / writer: "Given to Fly" uncredited, "Hoping and Healing"
Break Point2014writer: "Yellow Ledbetter"
Out of the Furnace2013writer: "Release"
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
Sons of Anarchy2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
We Bought a Zoo2011performer: "Last Medicine Dance", "Ashley Collective", "Throwing Arrows" / writer: "Last Medicine Dance", "Ashley Collective", "Throwing Arrows"
50/502011writer: "Yellow Ledbetter" - as Michael McCready
Countdown to Zero2010Documentary writer: "The Fixer"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
October Road2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friday Night Lights2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train2004Documentary music: "Down" - as McCready
Friends2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Riding Giants2004Documentary writer: "Go"
Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory1998Video documentary writer: "Faithfull", "Brain of J.", "Given To Fly"
Hype!1996Documentary writer: "Not For You"
Singles1992writer: "State of Love and Trust"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Glamour & the Squalor2015Documentary
Tomgirl2015Documentary
Shameless2013TV Series 1 episode
Fat Kid Rules the World2012
Fringe2010TV Series guest composer - 1 episode
The Westsiders2010Documentary

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Horrible Bosses 22014featured musician: guitar
Horrible Bosses2011featured musician: guitar
Hawaii Five-02011TV Series composer - 1 episode
Almost Famous2000additional musician

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution1998Video shortMike McCready
Pearl Jam: Alive1991Video short

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pearl Jam Twenty2011Documentary Filmmakers

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution1998Video short producer

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joey Dakota2012TV Movie soundtrack

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gleason2016DocumentaryHimself
The Glamour & the Squalor2015DocumentaryHimself
It's So Easy and Other Lies2015DocumentaryHimself
Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt2013Video shortHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Musician
That Metal Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pearl Jam Twenty2011DocumentaryHimself
Pearl Jam: Ten Revisited2009TV MovieHimself
Pearl Jam: Immagine in Cornice - Live in Italy 20062007Video documentaryHimself - Lead guitar
VH1 Storytellers2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam: Live at the Garden2003Video documentaryHimself (Pearl Jam)
Pearl Jam: Live at the Showbox2003Video documentaryHimself (Pearl Jam)
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Pearl Jam: Touring Band 20002001Video documentaryHimself (Guitar)
Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory1998Video documentaryHimself - Pearl Jam (uncredited)
Hype!1996DocumentaryHimself - Pearl Jam
Mad Season: Live at the Moore1995Video documentaryHimself
24 Hours in Rock and Roll1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Pearl Jam (uncredited)
MTV Video Music Awards 19931993TV SpecialHimself - Pearl Jam (uncredited)
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration1993TV Special documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself - Pearl Jam Guitarist
Unplugged1992TV Series documentaryHimself

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