Geddy Lee is a well-known musician from Canada. He is also a singer and songwriter. He is best known to be the keyboardist, bassist, and lead vocalist of the rock band Rush. Lee has been a member of the group since 1968. He has won several awards and has also released an album as a solo artist. Now let’s have a close look on Geddy Lee’s net worth in 2018.
Geddy Lee Weinrib was born as Gary Lee Weinrib on July 29, 1953, in Ontario, Canada to his parents Mary Weinrib and Morris Weinrib.
At the age of 13, he got his bar mitzvah and was raised as a Jewish. He went to Fisherville Junior High School in Willowdale, Toronto, Canada. He started performing when he was nine years old.
When still in his high school, Lee converted his basement into a practicing place along with his friends. He dropped out of school to perform professionally.
In 1976, Geddy Lee got married to Nancy Young. The couple has two children named Julian and Kyla. He is a collector of wine and has collected 5,000 bottles of it. He likes baseball, and his favorite teams include Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Chicago Cubs.
In 1968, Geddy Lee formed the rock band Rush along with Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson. A year later, they started performing professionally in recreational events, high school dances, and coffeehouses. They started to make original songs and perform in bars and clubs. By 1972, the band started performing in concerts.
Rush released its eponymous debut studio album in 1974. A year later, they released two albums ‘Fly by Night’ and ‘Caress of Steel’. This was followed by ‘2112’ in 1976. In September 1977, the album ‘A Farewell to Kings’ was released. And then, it was followed by ‘Hemispheres’.
Their albums from the 1980s were ‘Permanent Waves’, ‘Moving Pictures’, ‘Signals’, ‘Grace Under Pressure’, ‘Power Windows’, ‘Hold Your Fire’, and ‘Presto’. In 1991, Rush released the album ‘Roll the Bones’. ‘Counterparts’ became available from October 1993. In 1996, their album ‘Test for Echo’ was released.
In 2002, Rush released ‘Vapor Trails’. This was followed by ‘Snakes & Arrows’ in 2007. Their recent studio album entitled ‘Clockwork Angels’ was released in 2012. They have also released 9 compilation albums, 10 video albums, 11 live albums, 6 box sets, 1 EP, 1 remix album, 32 music videos, and 78 singles.
As a solo artist, Geddy Lee released his debut album called ‘My Favourite Headache’ in 2000. In 1982, he became the producer of the band Boys Brigade’s album.
Awards & Achievements
In 2013, Geddy Lee was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Rush. In 2012, he won the Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal. He was named as the Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996. He had also been inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame in 1994. He has received several other honors and titles along with his group Rush.
Net Worth of Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee has an estimated net worth of more than $40 million. He has released 19 studio albums with his band Rush. On many occasions, his albums have been certified platinum. He has also released an album as a solo artist and has released various other albums. With Rush, he has released many singles and music videos. Part of his wealth also comes from doing other projects like becoming the rock arranger of the movie ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut’.
Geddy Lee is considered one of the most popular singers in the world. As a lead artist of Rush, he found considerable success and went on to release several albums. He has been a subject of the documentary ‘Metal: A Headbangers Journey’. Geddy Lee has also appeared in an episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’.