Rob Thomas is an American song writer and singer. He rose from a humble nondescript background to become a nationally acclaimed lyricist and singer. He won three Grammy awards for co-writing and singing the song ‘Smooth’ a part of the Album ‘supernatural’.
He overcame many hardships and managed to give an impressive account of himself in the competitive world of music.
His net worth rose with his popularity. Keep reading to know more about Rob Thomas’s net worth in 2018.
Rob Thomas early life:
Rob Thomas was born on February 14, 1972 in Landstuhl, West Germany to Mamie and Bill Thomas, his father who was a sergeant in US Army. After his parents divorced, he moved to with his mother to Lake City, South Carolina where he lived with his grandmother.
He later settled in Orlando and attended Lake Brentley High School in Orlando suburb. A few months before graduation he left school. His turbulent teen days were marred by his becoming homeless and addicted to drugs. He somehow connected with some musicians and began writing songs in earnest.
Rob Thomas Career, Awards & Achievement
In the year 1993 Rob Thomas wrote songs for the band ‘Tabitha Secret’. His ‘3 A.M’ song was loved many. His band mates Paul Doucette-bass player and guitarist, John Goff and Jay Stanley joined to produce a memorable album ‘Matchbox 20’ with Lava records. Their song ‘Push’ became a top 5 hit and the album with another hit ‘3 A.M’ made the album multi platinum.
The album was nominated for a Grammy and became Rolling Stone magazine’s best new band. In 1999 Rob Thomas wrote a song for Santanas Album ‘Supernatural’. His song ‘Smooth’ became a massive hit to reach no. 2 on hot song of all time on the Bill Board. He won three Grammys and BMI named him songwriter of the year.
In 2000 Matchbox 20 released the album called ‘Mad season’. The song ‘Bent’ reached no. 1 on the Bill Board hot 200 chart.
Rob Thomas was inducted into South Carolina Music and entertainment Hall of Fame in the year 2001. In April 2005 Rob Thomas produced ‘something to be’ in his solo career which debuted as no.1 on the billboard 200 chart. It earned two Grammy nominations. The single ‘Lovely no more’ reached no. 6 on the Bill Board hot 100 chart.
In the year 2007 ‘Matchbox 20’ band members reunited and released a new album ‘Exile on Mainstream’. It debuted at no.3 on the Bill board and in Sept 2012 the next album ‘North’ debuted at no1 on the Bill Board top 200 chart.
Awards and achievements:
Rob Thomas won three Grammys for best pop collaboration with vocals, Song of the year and Record of the year in the year 2000.
He won Billboard music award-Top Hot Adult Contemporary artist- in the year 2000.
In the year 2006 his song ‘Lonely no more’ was nominated by Grammy-Best male pop vocal performance and his song ‘This is how heart breaks’-Best rock vocal solo performance by Grammy’s awards.
Net worth of Rob Thomas
Rob Thomas net worth is estimated as $17 million. His earnings from his best selling both solo and with the bands, like ‘cradle song’ ‘something to be’ , ‘smooth’ and ‘lonely no more’ earned him around 2 million dollars.
His endorsements and sponsorships further increased his net worth.
Rob Thomas, a musician risen from the ranks to the top echelons of the songwriters and singers, his is a life of struggles with himself and the world around to excel despite handicaps and hardships.
He fought his drug taking habits and his poverty to rise and become a Grammy level lyricist and singer. He used his wealth for charitable purposes to animal charities. He along with his wife founded P Sidewalk Angels Foundation to help people who cannot afford medical care and looking after abandoned animals.