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Neil Ellwood Peart was born on the 12th of September 1952, in Hamilton. Ontario Canada. He is a musician and author, probably best known for playing percussion in the rock band named Rush, which he joined in 1974, although also a producer, songwriter and author.
So just how rich is Neil Peart? Sources estimate that Neil’s net worth is over $22 million, accumulated mostly through his career as a musician, specifically a drummer/percussionist.
Neil Peart Net Worth $22 Million
He spent his early years in Hagersville on the outskirts of Hamilton, Ontario Canada after he shifted to St. Catharines. In his early teens Neil, started developing an interest for music. His first foot forward in the field of music was when he started taking piano lessons and thereafter his formal exposure to the musical world was when his parents gifted him a drum kit for his 14th birthday. Peart then started off with his drumming lessons, on-stage performances, solo shows and there was no looking back!
Well, almost – Neil played with several local bands, and then went to London, hoping to further his career. However, eventually he headed back home, and joined the family business of trading tractor parts, until he docked an audition for ‘Rush’. Joining the band in 1974 proved to be a turning point in his life. He contributed greatly to several albums released by the band. Rush has turned out to be the most crucial factor that enormously contributes to his net worth, including gaining numerous awards that he has bagged for his truly exceptional way of playing drums. His performances with the band have contributed the most to his net worth.
Being a perfectionist in all his endeavors, Peart has attained a lot of recognition and popularity among audiences. With Rush, his drumming is featured in eight live albums, 20 studio albums and some compilation albums. Rush achieved sales of 40 million copies of albums all over the world which also includes 24 gold certifications, 14 platinum certifications and 3 multi-platinum certifications.
Rush with Neil; Peart have earned some of the most prestigious awards, such as six Grammy nominations for best rock instrumental performance, and in1975- most promising group of the year. Additionally they were inducted into Canada’s Hall of Fame in 1983, onto Canada’s Walk of Fame in 1999, and in 2004 they were awarded DVD of the year for Rush in Rio.
Pearth attained great recognition for his masterpieces like Fly by Night, Caress of Steel, The Fountain of Lamneth etc. Other laurels in his name include Drummer of the Year in 2007 2008 2009 and 2010, and best live drumming performer in 2008 and 2010.
But that’s not all! Adding to his credits are his several songs for Rush, and although a musician by nature, Peart has also excelled in the field of writing, and has released several non-fiction books on travel.
Neil Peart never married Jacqueline Taylor, but they were partners from 1976 until she died from cancer in 1998, 10 months after their19 years old daughter Selena Taylor was killed in a car accident, after which Neil took a long hiatus to mourn, and travelled Central and North America on his motorcycle. On September 9th, 2000 he married Carrie Nuttall, a photographer by profession.