Creating a brand new musical style in the early ’80s and topping the charts, Red Hot Chili Peppers has sure become one of the biggest rock bands in history. So, let’s see more about Red Hot Chili Peppers members net worth in 2021, as the band has been making millions along its way including today.
Formed in 1983 in LA by high school friends, Anthony Kiedis, Hillel Slovak, Jack Ironsi, and Michael Peter Balzary, the band’s lineup had been through some changes during its career, though. As the band and its members run from one success to another with no-stop, Red Hot Chili Peppers band’s current members are vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Michael Peter Balzary, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist John Frusciante, as the band’s actual and beloved lineup. But let’s see which achievements did Red Hot Chili Peppers band’s members have along with their net worth throughout their legendary career.
How much is the net worth of Red Hot Chili Peppers members?
The legendary band is being written to the history of rock music by incorporating elements of alternative rock, funk, punk rock, and psychedelic rock in their music as a whole new taste. Debuting with a self-titled album in 1984, Red Hot Chili Peppers started to build its fan base with MTV and radio’s help. Although the album was sold 300,000 copies, the legendary rock band was actually disappointed with the result. In addition, the debut album was also included Gwen Dickey as back-vocal, who is actually the 1970s disco-funk group Rose Royce’s singer. After debuting, Red Hot Chili Peppers also went on a massive tour, which was also really exhausting, as the band performed 60 shows in just 64 days. During their tour, the beloved band had also gone through some trouble as the tension kept growing between Kiedis and Sherman. So, Sherman got fired from the band in February 1985. Throughout their career, Red Hot Chili Peppers had another member changes for several reasons, until they could gather today’s current lineup.
On the other hand, Red Hot Chili Peppers has become one of the best-selling bands of all time with selling over 100 million records worldwide. As the legendary band’s records mostly became number-one in several song charts on the Billboard Alternative Songs. Red Hot Chili Peppers has also crowned its achievements with 6 Grammy Awards, as its members were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the band.
The band released 11 studio albums, 2 live albums, 11 compilation albums, 43 singles, along with many more efforts during their career. So let’s take a closer look at its great discography and see how much the band’s studio albums were sold and increased Red Hot Chili and its members net worth along their way.
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on August 10, 1984, sold 300,000 in the US, 630,000 worldwide, 201st place in the Billboard US
- Freaky Styley, released on August 16, 1985, sold 450,000 in the US, 890,000 worldwide
- The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, released on September 29, 1987, sold 650,000 in the US, 1,080,000 worldwide, 48th place in the Billboard US
- Mother’s Milk, released on August 16, 1989, sold 1,600,000 in the US, 2,630,000 worldwide, 52nd place in the Billboard US
- Blood Sugar Sex Magik, released on September 24, 1991, sold 7,700,000 in the US, 14,430,000 worldwide, place in the Billboard US
- One Hot Minute, released on September 12, 1995, 2,350,000 in the US, 5,850,000 worldwide, 4th place in the Billboard US
- Californication, released on June 8, 1999, sold 5,900,000 in the US, 16,270,000 worldwide, 3rd place in the Billboard US
- By the Way, released on July 9, 2002, sold 2,250,000 in the US, 9,390,000 worldwide, 2nd place in the Billboard US
- Stadium Arcadium, released on May 9, 2006, sold 2,500,00 in the US, 7,130,000 worldwide, 1st place in all Billboard charts worldwide
- I’m with You, released on August 29, 2011, sold 650,000 in the US, 2,230,000 worldwide, 1st and 2nd places in the Billboard charts
- The Getaway, released on June 17, 2016, sold 500,000 in the US, in top 3 places in all Billboard charts worldwide
As we can see, the legendary and regarded band is really one of the most successful bands in the history of alternative rock music, as it never left the tops of the charts and broke too many selling records. So, what about this situation’s effects on the members?
Let’s continue and find out Red Hot Chili Peppers members net worth today in 2021.
John Frusciante Net Worth: $20 Million
Joining the band at the age of 18, John Frusciante came to Red Hot Chili Peppers to replace the band’s late guitarist Hillel Slovak. Throughout his career in the band, Frusciante first appeared on Mother’s Milk album. But soon after, he decided to leave the band because of his drug addiction, until he rejoined them back in 1998 and started to work on Californication. Since then, he is the guitarist of the regarded band.
On the other side, John Frusciante has also a good solo career outside of Red Hot Chili Peppers, releasing 12 solo albums. Frusciante also worked with other famous names outside of his career with the band, such as Johnny Cash, George Clinton, and more.
And today in 2021, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante’s net worth seems to be $20 million.
Chad Smith Net Worth: $90 Million
Known as one of the greatest drummers of alternative music, Chad Smith is with his band and bandmates since the very first day that he had first joined among them to replace D.H. Peligro.
Besides his amazing and talented works with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smith also worked with famous names such as Johnny Cash, Kid Rock, Post Malone, Joe Satriani, and more, as he also is the drummer of Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar‘s band, Chickenfoot.
And today in 2021, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith’s net worth seems to be $90 million, which makes him one of the richest drummers in the music industry.
Anthony Kiedis Net Worth: $140 Million
As the founder of the regarded band, Anthony Kiedis is the lead singer of Red Hot Chili Peppers who has also earned so many credits for his performance and singing, while he was with his band throughout its whole career in and out of the stage. And his career is mostly consisted of the band, even though Kiedis also worked with other names outside of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
On the other side, while Anthony Kiedis has earned his majority worth with the band, he also appeared in some movies such as Point Break and Less Than Zero. In addition to his entertainment works, Kiedis invested in real estate, as he owns several properties around the U.S. worth at least $30 million. Kiedis also bought a house, which is close to his bandmate Flea’s home, in Malibu for $4.8 million, as well.
And today in 2021, Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis’s net worth seems to be $140 million.
Michael Peter Balzary Net Worth: $150 Million
Best-known as Flea, Michael Peter Balzary is the bassist of Red Hot Chili Peppers since the band was formed, as he also is one of the founders, as well. Balzary also performed in the entire albums of the regarded band, gaining huge credit for his playing style consisting of funk, punk, hard rock, and psychedelic.
Outside of his career with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Balzary also played on too many movies and TV series, like his bandmate Kiedis as well. On the other side, also Balzary invested in real estate just like his bandmate Kiedis, again, buying and selling several properties in Los Angeles. And his house in Malibu, which is close to Kiedis’s house, is worth $7.5 million.
And today in 2021, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Peter Balzary’s net worth seems to be $150, which makes him the richest member of the band.