What is Iggy Pop’s Net Worth Today – Iggy Pop is an American singer, musician, songwriter, actor, and radio broadcaster who has an estimated net worth of US$20 million. He is called the “Godfather of Punk” and was the vocalist and lyricist of proto-punk band The Stooges, who were formed in 1967 and have disbanded and reunited many times since.
Who is Iggy Pop?
James Newell Osterberg Jr. was born in Muskegon, Michigan, on April 21, 1947. He is the son of Louella and James Newell Osterberg Sr. His father was an English teacher and a baseball coach at Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan.
Newell Osterberg Jr. is an American with mixed ethnicity. From his mother’s, he’s of Danish and Norwegian ancestry and of English, German and Irish descent from his father’s side.
The name Osterberg wasn’t originally his surname as his father took up the name from a Swedish-American nurse who was surnamed Osterberg.
While in fifth grade, Osterberg Jr. started playing drums; initially with rubber pads glued to plywood, before his parents bought him a drum set.
Osterberg began his music career as a drummer in various high school bands in Ann Arbor, Michigan, including The Iguanas, who covered several records such as Bo Diddley’s “Mona” in 1965.
He then began exploring local blues-style bands such as the Prime Movers (with brothers Dan and Michael Erlewine), which he joined at 18 years old. The Prime Movers gave him the nickname “Iggy” for having played in The Iguanas.
According to biographer Jim Ambrose, the two years he spent in the band made him aware of “art, politics, and experimentation”.
Iggy Pop dropped out of the University of Michigan and moved to Chicago to learn more about blues. During his stay in Chicago, he played drums in blue clubs. Soon after, he formed The Psychedic Stooges an inspiration by Chicago blues as well as bands like The Sonics, MC5 and The Doors.
The band was composed with Iggy Pop on vocals, Ron Asheton on guitar, Scott, Ashton’s brother on drums and Dave Alexander on bass. The band’s first show was at a Halloween party at a house in Detroit, Michigan.
The Stooges went on to release several albums including Raw Power, Fun House, The Stooges, The Weirdness, Metallic K.O., Ready to Die, Telluric Chaos, Escaped Maniacs among others.
Iggy Pop went solo, disbanding from the band a few times and released solo albums such as lust for Life, Every Loser, The idiot, American Caesar, New Values and many others.
Iggy Pop has been married thrice already. He was married to Wendy Weissberg from 1968 to 1969 with the marriage lasted some weeks. He remarried Suchi Asano from 1984 to 1999. Finally, he tied the knot with Nina Alu from 2008 and they are currently still together. Iggy has only one child, a son called Eric Benson, born in 1970 from a relationship with Paulette Benson.
How many houses and cars does Iggy Pop have?
Iggy Pop has a number of houses including a Coconut Grove house he bought for US$4.1 million and another at Palmetto Bay Estate. He owns several modern and archaic exotic cars including a 1956 Chevy Nomad, 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS, 1992 Ford Bronco, and 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.
How much does Iggy Pop make annually?
How much Iggy Pop makes annually is yet unknown but for his US$20 million net worth, he’s expected to make a whole lot.
How many businesses does Iggy Pop own?
No information out there covers news on any business(es) owned by Iggy Pop.
What brands does Iggy Pop have?
The original punk had a several number of brands including Dior although he’s known for saying he wears “a white face and an aluminium afro wig with a maternity dress and golf shoes”
How many Investments does Iggy Pop have?
The legendary rock star, Iggy Pop has made several investments; one of which is becoming a minor investor in Detroit City FC, a United States lower-league soccer club.
How many Endorsement deals has Iggy Pop?
Iggy Pop has an endorsement deal with Swiftcover, the UK-based online insurance company.
How many charities has Iggy Pop donated to?
As far as donations are concerned, Iggy hasn’t really done much as per the scarce resources at our disposal. He auctioned off the excess flesh of his body after cosmetic skin removal surgery and donated all the proceeds to charity.
How many Philanthropy works has Iggy Pop supported?
Iggy Pop is a philanthropist whose good deeds knows no boundary. As far as presently, he’s supported nine charities and foundations according to LookToTheStars.com. Some of the notable charities he’s supported are PETA, Save The Music Foundation, GRAMMY Foundation, ChildLine and Children’s Society among others.