Who is Randy Meisner and what is his net worth 2018? Being a founding member of the famous band Eagles, Randy Meisner has had quite an accomplished career. The Eagles went to become one of the most successful bands, and he was also associated with his previous band called Poco. Not to mention he also achieved success as a solo artist. Randy Meisner is best known for the song ‘Take it to the Limit’. With a career spanning over 47 years, the former musician has made quite a fortune. He was in the top position in the list of highest paid musicians for 2017.
Randy Meisner was born on March 8, 1946, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. His full name is Randy Herman Meisner, and he is the second child of Herman and Emilie Meisner. He had an elder sister Carol who died in 2005. He started to have an interest in playing guitar when he was ten years old. It happened when he first saw Elvis Presley perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. Randy attended Scottsbluff High School, and in there, one of his teachers advised him to take up bass. He started taking lessons and playing in local bands.
As a child, his inspiration came from the bass players of Motown. When he was 15, he began playing bass and sang with a local band called The Dynamics. The band first performed in a dance hall in Little Moon Lake in Nebraska. He was associated with the group from 1961 to 1965. In 1966, Randy moved to California and joined a band called The Soul Survivors.
Meisner married his high school girlfriend Jennifer Lee Barton in 1963. The couple divorced in 1981 and they have 3 children together. He then married Lana Rae in 1996 who was his partner for 12 years. Lana died in the year 2016.
Meisner joined the band Poco in 1968 with ex Buffalo Springfield members Jim Messina and Richie Furay. He appeared on the group’s first album Pickin’ Up the Pieces. He quit the band as he was excluded in the playback sessions for the album. In 1969, he joined the band Stone Canyon. He was featured in the Stone Canyon Band’s 1969 tour, a documentary directed by Rick Nelson’s brother David. He co-produced “In Concert at the Troubadour” with teammate Rick Nelson. In 1970, he returned to Nebraska and started to work at the local tractor dealership. At night, he used to play for a band called Gold Rush. Owing to Rick Nelson’s encouragement, he returned to Los Angeles to continue his career.
In 1971, Meisner along with Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Don Henley formed the band, the Eagles. He wrote the song Take it to the Limit for their first album and it went on to become the band’s first million selling single. In 1977, he quit the band and he was not included in the band’s 1994 “resumption” tour Hell Freezes Over. He released two solo albums in 1978 and 1980 respectively. From 1987-89, he formed a band and made several tours. He was invited by the Eagles for the History of Eagles world tour in 2013, but he turned down citing health issues.
Randy Meisner as a musician has made many songs which have peaked in at the top 100 of various music charts. His singles Hearts on Fire peaked in at No. 14 in the US Rock chart positions. The album Hotel California was awarded as the Record of the year at the 20th Grammy Awards in 1977. He also won the Best Arrangement for Voices for the song New Kid In Town.
Net Worth of Randy Meisner
The musician and songwriter have given the world many hits like Never Been In Love, Deep Inside my Heart and Hearts on Fire. The estimated net worth of Randy is an estimated $16 million. His fortune covers stock investments, property holdings, and endorsement deals. He has also launched his own perfume brand called With Love from Randy and fashion line called “Randy Meisner Seduction”. Randy Meisner has now become the highest paid musician in the world.
Having existed for such a long time, the musician is an icon to many. He has dedicated his life to music and achieved fame. His former band Eagles are arguably one of the best bands, the world has ever seen.