Who doesn’t know Geddy Lee? Yeah… An award-winning Canadian musician, singer and songwriter who began his career in the music industry in 1968, Geddy is also known as the member of Canadian rock group Rush, for which he’s a vocalist, keyboardist and bassist.
Aside from being a member of a rock group, Geddy also has a solo career who has collaborated with other musicians. Due to the success of his music career, Geddy eventually collects much money. So, how much does he make money through his music career? To know the fantastic nominal, let’s see our post below!
Geddy Lee’s Net Worth
Celebrity Net Worth reported that Geddy Lee’s net worth is roughly $40 million, as of 2020. This roughly translates to €37,200,000 euros or £32,400,000 pounds. Sure, Geddy’s net worth estimates vary as it’s hard to forecast spending his habits over the years. Most of his wealth comes from being a Rock Singer.
As we know that net worth is obtained of the total assets in excess of the liabilities. In this case, assets include cash, real estate and anything else of precious things. Net worth is the value of all that someone has, minus what you have. Sure, the net worth is not annual.
Here’s a history of Geddy’s earnings from 1984 – 2013:
- 2013: $1,300,000
- 2012: $50,000
- 2011: $2,200,000
- 2008: $2,500,000
- 2007: $50,000
- 2006: $500,000
- 2005: $5,900,000
- 2003: $9,410,000
- 2002: $50,000
- 1998: $600,000
- 1996: $550,000
- 1993: $600,000
- 1991: $1,100,000
- 1990: $1,050,000
- 1989: $1,360,000
- 1987: $660,000
- 1985: $1,600,000
- 1984: $1,600,000
Geddy Lee’s Career
Geddy undergoes his career as a member of a rock group and also solo career. Here’s how his journey career started!
- Rock Group Career
Geddy eventually joined the band ‘Rush’ in 1968 once his friend, Alec Lifeson asked him to replace the band’s original frontman, Jeff Jones. Once joining Rush, Geddy and other members played at plenty of small venues including high school dances, recreational events and coffee houses.
After a few years went by, Rush started playing in notable Toronto venues such as bars and clubs. They began opening their performance for the New York Dolls at the Victory Burlesque in Toronto. Even though Rush was gaining momentum, however, the members were not earning enough to quit their full-time jobs.
With the persistence of the members, they kept moving forward and they began opening for well-known bands to perform in concerts like Kiss, Aerosmith and Blue Oyster Cult. Well, in 1972, Rush was performing full-length concerts. Rush then released their self-titled debut album in 1974. They eventually released two albums, ‘Caress of Steel’ and ‘Fly by Night’.
From the late 70s to the early 80s, Rush then reached a high level of performance. This group then traveled to the United Kingdom to release two of their most well-known albums, they are ‘Hemispheres’ and ‘A Farewell to Kings”. Then, those albums became popular for their progressive sound and heavy use of synthesizers.
Once releasing a more mainstream album with ‘Permanent Waves’, Rush then reached the peak of their popularity with the album ‘Moving Pictures’ in 1981 that contained their smash hit ‘Tom Sawyer’.
At the beginning of the 80s, Rush shifted more towards synthesizers and Geddy could play synthesizers and bass at the same time with foot pedals. Then, by the mid-80s, he appeared on stage which was surrounded by stacks of keyboards, moving across the stage and playing various different instruments in a stunning manner.
In the 90s, Rush went back to a more ‘traditional’ rock and roll sound. Then, in 1997, Rush took a five-year hiatus from recording. Then, five years later, Rush released ‘Snakes & Arrows’. In fact, the music career of Rush spans six decades, so it’s not surprising that Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
- Solo Career
Aside from being a member of ‘Rush’, Rock & Roll group, Geddy also had a very brief solo career. He released his only solo album to date ‘My Favourite Headaches’. When he was solo, he also collaborated with some popular musicians to create his solo album.
Geddy was also the featured guest for the McKenzie Brothers comedy album in 1981. He also produced the only album which was released by the Canadian new wave band Boy’s Brigade in 1985.
He has also provided vocals for charity singles, and recorded a song for the soundtrack of the 1999 film ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut’. He was also a guest musician on the Max Webber single ‘Battlescar’ and also appeared in a music video for a Broken Social Scene single.
- Other Ventures
Apart from earning money through his group career and solo career, Geddy also worked with a number of musicians on numerous projects including the band Yes, the band Boys Brigade and Max Webster.
Outside of his music career, he has also appeared on television on multiple occasions. He has appeared in a lot of episodes of the VH1 Classic series ‘Metal Evolution’. He was also interviewed for the documentary films ‘Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage’ and ‘Metal: A Headbangers Journey’.
Geddy has also appeared as a cameo in some television series including ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘Chicago Fire’. Another venture he had was publishing a book named ‘Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass.’ The book contains interviews with some of the world’s best bass players where he also highlights his personal collection of more than 250 bass guitars.
Geddy Lee’s Life
The original name of Geddy Lee is Gary Lee Weinrib. He was born on July 29, 1953 in North York, Ontario, Canada. He was raised alongside two siblings in a Jewish household. His parents emigrated to Canada once the war ended.
Here’s the personal details of Geddy Lee:
- Full Name: Gary Lee Weinrib
- Profession: Rock Singer
- Age: 67
- Date of Birth: July 29, 1953
- Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Nationality: Canadian
- Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
- Weight: 176 lb (80 kg)
- Birth Sign: Leo
- Ethnicity: White
- Marital Status: Married
- Religion: Jewish
- Net Worth Total: $40,000,000
- Annual Earnings: Pending
- Source of Money: Rock Singer