Who is Peter Gabriel and what is his net worth 2018? Peter Gabriel better known as Peter Brian Gabriel is a songwriter, singer, and record producer. His rise to fame was with his rock band, “Genesis”. He was the lead singer in the band. Later, he produced many successful singles. He has received numerous awards for his contribution to the music industry. Peter Gabriel is also a human rights activist. His efforts towards peace and his fight for human rights all over the world has made him a global icon.
Peter Gabriel was born in Surrey, England on 13th of February in the year 1950. His father was an electrical engineer. It is his mother who instilled the interest for music in him. She was a music-loving family. Gabriel’s mother taught him to play the piano from a very young age. Later, he used to play drums in rock bands.
Peter Gabriel got international recognition after he started performing in his band, Genesis. He founded the band in the year 1967 with several other pupils from his school. Initially, the band performed in Britain. After gaining much popularity, Genesis began to perform in other countries as well and gained worldwide recognition. He later left the band in the year 1975 which shocked many of his ardent fans.
After leaving Genesis, Gabriel began his solo career in the music world. He gained huge success with his album, “Solsbury Hill”. He featured in several music videos as well. One of the music videos which got it a place in the U.S Top 40 was, “Shock the Monkey”. Gabriel was famous for putting on loud and bizarre makeup for his live performances. He also used to travel a lot for promotion and live performance of his albums. With time, he also started to produce soundtracks for popular movies like- Birdy.
Peter Gabriel produced several hits of that time and many of them featured in the hits chart of U.K. One of his music videos called “Sledgehammer” got a record-breaking nine awards at the MTV Video Music Awards in the year 1987. In the same year, Gabriel got nominations for four Grammy Awards- Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, and Record of the Year.
He received his first Grammy Award in 1989 in the category of Best New Age Performance. He went on receiving several Grammys and for his amazing performances all over the world. He also made the soundtrack of several Award-nominated movies. His most recent performance in 2016 was the single, “I am Amazing” as a tribute to the late Muhammad Ali. Peter Gabriel started on a joint tour with Sting, also in the same year and it is named, “Rock Paper Scissors”.
Peter Gabriel Net Worth
Peter Gabriel’s net worth is a whopping $100 million. He had a very successful musical career. He released many albums and they have won a lot of awards. Due to his role as a highly successful singer, performer, and songwriter, he has been able to earn so much money throughout all these years.
Peter Gabriel, apart from being a popular celebrity is a humanitarian by heart. He cares about human rights and peace in the world.