Mike Portnoy is an American drummer, backstage vocalist and also the co-founder of rock band Dream Theater. Portnoy has produced almost six Dream Theater album while collaborating with John Petrucci in the Black Clouds and Silver Linings. He wrote lyrics for the Dream Theater and also considered as the youngest person who was introduced in Drummer Hall of Fame when he was 37 years of age. Moreover, he manages time for the projects and also gives promotion to the brands.
Portnoy also founded the rock band ‘Liquid Tension Experiment’ and worked with Tony Levin, Jordan Rudess, and John Petrucci. He also founded the ‘Transatlantic’ which considered the supergroup with the members includes Pete Trewavas, Marillion, Roine Stolt and Neal Morse. His first debut was made while working with Neal Morse, Fates Warning, G3, Stone Sour, and OSI in the Sevenfold’s album ‘Nightmare’. Now let’s have a close look on Mike Portnoy’s net worth in 2018.
Mike Portnoy Early Life
Michael Stephen Portnoy was born on April 20, 1967, in the Long Island in Long Beach, New York. His father served as the DJ in a radio station and further shifted to California where he joined KRML radio station in 1971 and his mother passed away in an incident happen when she was travelling on the plane with her boyfriend at Atlantic City in 1984. He always supported by his father when he shows his interest in music. He preferred different brands such as The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Rush and Iron Maiden.
Mike Portnoy Career Awards and Achievements
Mike started his career while working for Avenged Sevenfold’s as a drummer for the album Nightmare. In this album, Jimmy died while working for the album. In 2010, he left the Dream Theater and reveals that ‘they want more from me without giving any rest’. Later, he was replaced by the ‘Mike Mangini’ who takes his position after giving the seventh audition of ‘world-class’ drummers.
In 2012, he pursued his career while working on the projects related to music with Mike Orlando, Pail Dileo, Flying Colors, Russell Allen and Rich Ward. He also made an announcement on his website about his show in New York. After, he worked for the song ‘Hit the Wall’ which was telecasted on the radio station Q104.4.
Mike has decided to work in a new band with John Sykes and started recording the album in 2012. After a year, they have named their band as ‘The Winery Dogs’ and started releasing an album with the band name. In 2017, he has joined hand with Dream Theater and formed their most famous group ‘Sons of Apollo’ and was featured by Jeff Scott Soto, Derek Sherinian, and Sheehan.
Awards and Achievements
Portnoy has achieved numerous achievements in his career and received awards for the Modern Drummer Magazine poll as the Best Progressive Rock Drummer for the year 1995 to 2006. He also awarded for the best-recorded performer for Awake in 1995, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence in 2002 and a change of Seasons in 1996. In 2000, he was awarded the best Clinician and also for the best educational video maker. Recently, he got the title as the best Rock Drummer of the year in 2015.
Net worth of Mike Portnoy
Mike Portnoy is an American Drummer and backstage vocalist who have the net worth of more than $10.5 million. He generated a great revenue from his albums for different groups. Moreover, he also earned from the advertisements for different brands.
Portnoy has achieved a great platform in his life. After getting support from his father, he looked forward and started following his dreams. He started from a band and further founded several groups which are more liked by the public. His ability to work in a team has helped to achieve success in his life.