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Philip Chapman Lesh was born on the 15th March 1940, in Berkeley, California, USA, and is a musician, probably best known for being the bassist and one of the founders of the hugely popular rock band The Grateful Dead. He is also recognized as the founder of several groups, including Phil Lesh and Friends, The Dead, and Furthur. His career in the music world has been active since 1961.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Phil Lesh as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that the overall size of Lesh’s net worth is over $35 million. He has been accumulating his fortune through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Another source is coming from selling his book.
Phil Lesh Net Worth $35 Million
Phil Lesh was born to Frank and Barbara Chapman Lesh, growing up in a musical environment, and under its influence he learned to play the violin initially. He became a member of the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra in Berkeley, where he played classical music. He attended Berkeley High School, and when he was 14 years old, he switched to trumpet and showed an interests in jazz music. After matriculation, he enrolled at the University of California, but he quit and moved to Oakland, to enroll in Luciano Berio’s music class at Mills College. There he befriended Tom Constanten who later became the keyboard player of the Grateful Dead. During his college days, Phil worked as a recording engineer at the KFPA, where he met Jerry Garcia whom Phil later joined in Warlocks, which would eventually lead to creating The Grateful Dead with Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Ron McKernan. The band`s line up changed often, but that didn`t stopped them from playing for 30 years, until 1995. During that period, the band released 13 studio albums, some of which reached platinum and gold certification, such as “Aoxomoxoa” (1969), “Workingsman`s Dead” (1970), “American Beauty” (1970) – which is the one of the band`s greatest albums, reaching double platinum – “In The Dark” (1987), and the last studio album “Without A Net” (1990). During the 30 years period, this was the main source of Phil`s net worth.
After the band ceased to exist, Phil played with several bands such as The Other Ones, Phil Lesh And Friends, and most recently Furthur, which also contained the former Grateful Dead member Bob Weir, however, the band disbanded as Lesh had serious health problems.
Regarding his personal life, Phil Lesh is married to Jill, with whom he has two children. He is also known for charity work, as he became an advocate for organ donor programs, and together with his wife, he works at the Unbroken Chain Foundation. Lesh published the book named “Searching For The Sound: My Life” in 2005. Just a year later, he announced that he had a cancer, and then he said that it was cured. Lesh is the creator for the music venue Terrapin Crossroads, which was opened firstly in 2012.
Most recently, Lesh announced that he had undergone surgery that removed the bladder cancer, and also stated that he expects to recover completely, and return to music.
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|Foxcatcher||2014||writer: "St. Stephen" - as Philip Lesh|
|Blue Crush 2||2011||Video writer: "Truckin'"|
|Magic Trip||2011||Documentary writer: "Mindbender Confusion's Price", "Truckin'"|
|The Music Never Stopped||2011||arranger: "Not Fade Away/Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" Traditional - as Philip Lesh / writer: "Truckin'", "Truckin' Live at Deer Creek Music Center, July 15, 1989" - as Philip Lesh|
|Extraordinary Measures||2010||writer: "Truckin'"|
|Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey||2008||TV Movie documentary writer: "Dark Star"|
|Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub||2008||Documentary writer: "Box of Rain"|
|Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield||2006||Video "Slipknot!" / performer: "Cosmic Charley", "Uncle John's Band", "Jam", "Eyes of The World", "St. Stephen", "The Eleven", "Caution Do Not Stop On Tracks", "All Along the Watchtower", "Slipknot!", "Franklin's Tower" / writer: "Jam", "St. Stephen", "The Eleven", "New Speedway Boogie"|
|Parashat Ha-Shavua||2006||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|The Dreamers||2003||writer: "Dark Star" 1968|
|Freaks and Geeks||2000||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Mystery Science Theater 3000||1997-1999||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|Celebrity||1998||music: "Truckin'" 1970|
|Baseball||1994||TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode|
|The Wonder Years||1993||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Comic Book Confidential||1988||Documentary music: "Dark Star" / music: "TRUCKIN" - as Philip Lesh|
|Into the Homeland||1987||TV Movie writer: "Truckin'"|
|The Twilight Zone||1985||TV Series Opening theme music|
|Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead||1981||Video writer: "Truckin'"|
|Jammys: Live Volume 1||2006|
|Petulia||1968||Hippie 4 (uncredited)|
|Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here||1989||Video producer|
|Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert||1987||Video documentary post-production sound|
|The Music Never Stopped||2011||special thanks|
|The Untitled Grateful Dead Documentary Project||2015||Documentary post-production||Himself|
|The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir||2014||Documentary||Himself|
|Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday||2013||Video||Himself|
|San Francisco Symphony at 100||2011||Documentary||Himself|
|The View||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Best of the Jammys, Volume One||2006||Video||Himself|
|Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield||2006||Video||Himself|
|2005 Jammys Live: From the Theater at Madison Square Garden||2006||TV Movie||Himself|
|Grateful Dead Truckin' Up to Buffalo||2005||Video documentary||Himself|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|Festival Express||2003||Documentary||Himself - Grateful Dead / Interviewee|
|View from the Vault IV||2003||Video||Himself|
|View from the Vault III||2002||Video||Himself|
|View from the Vault II||2001||Video||Himself|
|Nash Bridges||2001||TV Series||Himself|
|The End of the Road||2001||Documentary||Himself|
|View from the Vault||2000||Video||Himself|
|Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6||1995||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|ABC in Concert||1993||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Grateful Dead: So Far||1987||Video documentary||Himself|
|Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert||1987||Video documentary||Himself|
|Farm Aid '87||1987||TV Special||Himself (as Grateful Dead)|
|Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead||1981||Video||Himself - Grateful Dead|
|Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland||1978||TV Movie||Himself - Grateful Dead|
|The Grateful Dead||1977||Documentary||Himself|
|San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog||1970||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Grateful Dead|
|Gimme Shelter||1970||Documentary||Himself (uncredited)|
|Playboy After Dark||1969||TV Series||Singer|
|Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live||2005||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
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|1||Is Courtney Love's godfather.|
|2||Shares a birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone and Mike Love of the Beach Boys.|
|3||Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Grateful Dead)in 1994.|
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