Neil Peart is a musician and author who was born in Canada and later received his American citizenship. He is best known as Rush band drummer and songwriter. Now let’s have a close look on Neil Peart’s net worth in 2018.
Neil Peart Early Life
Neil Ellwood Peart was born on September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His father is Glen Peart and his mother is Betty Peart. Neil Peart has 2 sisters and 1 brother, Nancy Peart and Judy Peart, and Danny Peart.
Neil Peart was grown and raised in several places but inside Ontario, and he studied at the Lakeport High School. First, he started taking piano courses, and then went into drums. He took some drums lessons at the age of 13, bought a kit at the age of 14 and began taking classes at the Peninsula Conservatory of Music.
Neil Peart was first married to Jacqueline Taylor, but she died in 1998 because of a tragic cancer. Neil daughter, Selena Taylor was born in 1978, but she died in a car accident in Ontario in 1997.
Neil Peart married the American photographer Carrie Nuttall in 2000. Neil and Carrie gave birth to 1 daughter, her name is Olivia Louise Peart and she was born in 2009.
Neil Peart received his American citizenship in 2010.
Neil Peart Career, Awards & Achievement
Neil Peart made his early stage performances at his school along with a band that he formed at that time. He had some hard time trying to make a successful career there in Canada, so he decided to go to London and see how it goes there.
In London, Neil was 18 years old, he played for several bands and sold jewelry at a store. He couldn’t make it through a great professional musical career there and decided to go back to Canada, when he worked with his dad.
Then, Neil joined Hush band, and then in 1974 he joined Rush where his professional musical career success started.
Neil Peart went with the band on its first tour in less than 2 weeks of the time he joined, they went on a United States tour and it was great. Then, he started writing for them, next to touring all the time, and his first album with Rush was released in 1975 and it’s titled “Fly by Night”, and in the same year they released “Caress of Steel” album. Neil Peart had a very hard time when his daughter died, and he told the band members the he is retiring, he took some time off and then returned to the band. In 2015, Neil Peart announced that he is retiring as he got very old having a few health issues.
Neil Peart has also played on 2 albums for Buddy Rich, and went on a couple of concerts with him. He has authored several books and the most recent ones are titled “Far And Wide”, “Clockwork Lives”, and “Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel”.
Awards & Achievements
Neil Peart has been receiving great award winnings and nominations. Below, you will find a list of Neil Peart’s few Modern Drummer’s award winnings.
– Hall of Fame.
– Best Percussion Instrumentalist.
– Honor Roll: Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion.
– Best Instructional Video (Anatomy of a Drum Solo).
– Best Recorded Performance (Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Signals…etc).
Net Worth of Neil Peart
Neil Peart has an estimated net worth of more than $25 million. He made most of his fortune during his time with Rush band, as their drummer and songwriter. Neil Peart has released several great albums with the band, and they went on a lot of great and successful tours and concerts.
Neil Peart is one of the greatest drummers of all time. He was born in Canada and then got an American citizenship. Neil Peart had hard times before landing a successful career with Rush band. Neil Peart is currently married to Carrie Nuttall, they have 1 daughter and they are happily living together.