Meat Loaf or Michael Lee Aday is a Grammy award winner famous musician, songwriter, singer, record producer as well as an actor. He is worldwide famous for his Bat out of Hell trilogy albums. Bat out of the Hell stayed on the top chart for almost nine years. Now let’s have a close look on Meat Loaf’s net worth in 2018.
Meat Loaf Early Life
He was given this name by his father. His father called him meat. Marvin Lee Aday was born on 27th September in 1947. He was born in Texas. His father was a Dallas police officer Ovis Wesley Aday and his mother Wilma Artie was a school teacher. He was the only child of his parents. His father was a drunkard. So, he often stayed with Charlsee Norrod, his grandmother.
The troubled life however, could not distract him from his ambition. He went to Thomas Jefferson High School. He graduated from there in 1965. He started acting when he was in high school. He attended Lubbock Christian College and from there he was transferred to the North Texas State University. In 1967 he reached Los Angeles. There he got the job of a bouncer. After a while, he started his own band Meat Loaf and Soul.
Meat Loaf Career, Awards & Achievement
His band played their first gig in Huntington Beach. They released their single “Once Upon a Time”. He found success in theatre with Hair. His film The Rocky Horror Picture Show achieved huge success. In 1977 he released his album Bat out of Hell. Around 34 million copies were sold worldwide. He appeared in movies like Roadie, Wayne’s world, Black Dog and Fight Club.
Awards and achievements:
Meat loaf was appreciated several times in forms of various awards. In 1993 he won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Solo Performance. In 1994 he won Danish Music Award for Bat out of Hell II in the category International Album of the Year. In the same year, he won Brit Award for Best Selling Single and Album both. Again that very year he also won Echo Award of Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist. He also won NMW Award for Worst single in 1994 for his song I’d do anything (but I won’t do it).
Net worth of Meat Loaf:
The estimated net worth of this famous actor, singer and musician is $45 million. He is one of the best selling American artists. He accumulated his most of his net worth from his works as a musician and from his acting works in television and in movies. He worked under platinum records like Cleveland International, Epic, RCA, Mercury, and virgin. He started his music career with his own band. He appeared in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World and Fight Club.
In 1984 he changed his name Marvin to Michael. He is a huge baseball fan and supports New York Yankees. He also supports a football team of England, Hartlepool United. At the Bearsville studio, he met his future wife Leslie g. Edmonds. She already had a daughter from her previous marriage, Pearl. The couple got divorced in 2001. After six years in 2007, he married Deborah Gillespie. He is not registered with any political party officially.