Who is Mick Fleetwood and what is his net worth 2018? Michael John Kells Fleetwood is a British musician and actor. He is famously known for his role as the drummer and founder of the rock band Fleetwood Mac. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 as a result of his stupendous performances over the years. He has also acted in television and firms occasionally in addition to featuring in in various solo albums such as “The Visitor”. However, he owes his fortune to Fleetwood Mac where he has performed majorly by playing all types of drums and cymbals.
Michael John Kells Fleetwood, commonly known as Mick Fleetwood was born on June 24, 1947, in Redruth, Cornwall, England. He was born to his parents Mike and Brigit. He pursued his education in a boarding school at, however, he was more interested in fulfilling his dreams of becoming a prominent drummer rather than cultivating his education. At the age of 13, he bought his first guitar and dropped out of school at the age of 15.
He moved to London to stay with his sister Sally at Notting Hill Gate. He started working in a Liberty`s department only to be fired after a short while. He then started playing his guitar in a garage attracting the attention of his neighbour musician Peter Bardens. Peter linked Mick with a band called “Senders.” However, Mick got to be part of Peter Bardens band by the name “Cheynes” in 1963. Mick got to befriend many characters from the club including a girl, Jenny Boyd, who would later on become his wife.
Mick Fleetwood career as a drummer was predominant from the time he was in his teens. He drummed with the “Bo Street Runners” for a short period after the collapse of Peter Bardens` band, “Cheynes “, in 1965. However, Peter formed another band known as Peter B`s and recruited Mick in the band. Mick got to know a talented guitarist by the name Peter Greens from the band.
By the end of 1966, two other singers; Rod Stewart and Beryl Marsden joined the band and the band changed its name to “Shotgun Express.” Peter Green left the band in the same year to join John Mayall and the shotgun band was “dismantled” in 1967. Mick joined Mayall in 1967 making a team with Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Bob Brunning, releasing their first album “Peter Green`s Fleetwood Mac in 1968.
That is how Fleetwood Mac was born. Some members would keep on leaving but Mick has seen Fleetwood Mac in its “boom and recession” and was always determined to see the success of the band. Mick being the manager of the band invited Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to join the group. The group has contributed to successful albums like “Rumours”, Mick`s solos and written work.
Net Worth of Mick Fleetwood
Mick made a net worth of $8.5 million out of Fleetwood Mac band. He owes his net worth to the success of this band. His estimated net worth is $22 million, however, Mick Fleetwood is said to have become bankrupt as a result of his cocaine addiction.
Mark Fleetwood joined various drummers’ bands before the offing of Fleetwood Mac. He created good rapport with talented drummers and artist bringing together a team that he would work closely with to bear good results. The band`s name was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” in 1998.