“Huey Lewis and The News” was one of the biggest selling pop groups in the 1980s, and as the name suggests, the lead of the band was Huey Lewis who was a well acclaimed, illustrious and eminent Rock musician. This prominent, renowned & versatile personality was not only a singer but also an actor and songwriter. His immense dedication and allegiance towards his career have fetched him enough fame and fortune. So without further doing, let’s know more about Huey Lewis’s net worth in 2019.
In the year 1950, Huey Lewis was born in the New York City, which certainly makes him an American citizen by birth. Before being an integral part of the band – “Huey Lewis and The News”, he was worked in several bars in the Bay area of California. This talented, artistic and endowed harmonica player and singer, was originally named as Hugh Anthony Cregg the third and he has a younger brother too. His father was a jazz drummer and also a radiologist. Huey’s mother was a commercial artist.
Huey Lewis was only 4 years old when he and his family moved to California. When he was 12 years old, Huey was sent to a boarding school in New Jersey after his parents divorced. He used to be a brilliant math solver, and he scored a perfect 800 in the math parts of his SAT exam. He was well acknowledged and accepted by the Cornell University. He decided to pursue engineering but later ended up backpacking for Europe.
After traveling for one year, Huey returned to the USA and enrolled himself to the Cornell University again. Studies never hold any interest to him, and after six months in Cornell he finally gave up. Lewis then followed his musical soul and joined a band called “Clover” as a vocalist.
From the very point, Huey’s musical career originated. He has showcased his skills as a musician in many bars at the Bay area with Bill Gibson, Mario Cipollina, and Johnny Colla. Later another lead guitarist Chris Hayes joined this group, and collectively they formed the band “Huey Lewis and The News”. Lewis is a divorcee and has two offsprings. His son is known as Austin, and his daughter was named as Kelly.
“Huey Lewis and The News” has been a milestone in Huey Lewis’ career. The band has worked with famous record companies like Chrysalis. Later in 1980, they made a self-titled debut. In the year 1982, they released the hit album “Picture This” which made its way to the top 20 list. The third album was “Sports” which was released in 1983. This album went on to sell 7 million records with some famous songs like “The heart of rock and roll”, “Heart and soul” and “I want a new drug”.
In the year 1985, the band gave their first favored and winning single called the “Power of love” which was the soundtrack of the movie “Back to the Future” that starred Michael J. Fox. In 1986, the group released their fourth album called, Fore! , which had some pretty interesting and amazing singles as well. But in the late 1980s, the band started losing its charm. Even with the fading popularity, the band continued to tour.
Awards and Achievements
Huey Lewis was a great musician. He along with his music band has won many awards like the Grammy award for best music film in 1986. In the same year, he won the American music award too. He and his group were honored with the Brit award as well.
Net worth of Huey Lewis
The net worth of Huey Lewis is a whopping amount of $36 million approximately. Apart from being in the music industry, Huey Lewis has also appeared on films like Duets, Sphere, and Shortcuts which has added to his net worth significantly.
Huey Lewis is a great persona with exquisite and indomitable spirit and passion. Though he was admitted to one of the best Universities in the world, he still followed his dreams and became a successful musician. He has also tried his hand in acting. He is loved by millions of fans across the world.