American, multi talented musician, is popularly known for being the bassist, lyricist as well as vocalist for the popular American rock band ‘Fall Out Boy’. The band was founded in the year 2001, before which Wentz was a part of the ‘Arma Angelus’ and played the role of lead vocalist as well as lyricist. He also went on to form another group, which was called the ‘Black Cards’. This was an experimental group, which dealt with electropop and dubstep, it was formed during the haitus of ‘Fall Out Boy’ during the years 2009 – 2012. He is today the owner of DCD2 Records, a popular record label that has to its credit popular brands like ‘Panic! At the Disco’ and ‘Gym Class Heroes’.
Pete Wentz Biography and Family –
He was born as Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III, in Illinois, in one of Chicago’s affluent suburbs, in the year 1979 on 5th of June. He was born to Dale nee Lewis and Pete Wentz II. He is the eldest child, and has a younger sister, Hillary as well as younger brother Andrew. His parents met each other while campaigning for Joe Biden as the former vice president.
Wentz is known to have bipolar disorder, and has been taking medicines for the same since he was eighteen. He once also attempted suicide, the description of which he gave in his song ‘7 minutes in Heaven’.
Wentz began dating the singer Ashlee Simpson in the year 2006, and they got married in the year 2008, on 17th of May. Two weeks after the marriage, the couple announced pregnancy, and had their first child, a son on 20thNovember 2008. The couple filed for divorce in the year 2011, and was granted divorce in November, 2011.
Education: Wentz did his high schooling from New Trier High School, as well as North Shore Country Day School, here he was a part of the all state soccer team. He was always interested in making a career in sports, but later felt as if music was his true calling. It was during his high school days that he started smoking marijuana and was addicted to it. He used to skip school and go smoking with his friends, but quit it later, when he realized it was negatively impacting his grades.
He pursued Political Science from DePaul University, and dropped out when he was only one quarter away from graduation. He did this to focus on his job; he was working in Subway. In 2003 he quit the job to work as a guitarist in ‘Fall Out Boys’
Pete Wentz Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $18 Million US Dollars
The rocker of ‘Fall Out Boys’, who founded the band in 2001, with his mates Joe Toshman, Andy Hurley (drummer), and Patrick Stump, steadily saw it rising. The band soon came to be known as the pop – punk for Chicago. After beginning to play music right from his teens, till date, Pete has not had it smooth. Although he saw the success of his band, as they released their fifth studio album ‘Save Rock ‘n Roll’ in the year 2013, he also fought serious mental problems like bipolar disorder and depression. All this however, did not make him quit, or give up, he started writing as well, and kept on pushing himself, which has today led him to have a net worth of $18 million US dollars as of 2017.
Pete Wentz Business Model –
Along with being the bassist, co song writer and managing the vocals in his band, Pete is also into authoring books. He had a flair for writing as well as music from an early age. In the year 2013, he published his first book, which was titled ‘Gray’. His book ‘The Boy with the Thorn in His Side’ describes the nightmares he had during his childhood. He has his own company ‘Clandestine Industries’ which is into distribution, clothing and more. He also has a night club in New York, with several other bands’ members, which is called ‘Angels and Kings’. Along with this, he has also been a part of certain television shows, along with being active in philanthropy and activism.
Pete is certainly one of those people we can look up to. He is not only talented and popular, but also an inspiration for those fighting debilitating disorders. What he has achieved in spite of all the challenges is tremendous, and we wish him best of luck for all the future endeavors.