How much is Michael Anthony worth?
|Date of Birth:
|June 20, 1954 (age 68)
|United States of America
|5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
About Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Sobolewski is an American entrepreneur, musician, singer, and songwriter. He became an international rock superstar in the late years of the 20th century when he joined the rock band Van Halen as its bassist and backing vocalist. He remained with the band until 2006 and then focused his attention on two rock supergroups that he co-founded Chickenfoot and The Circle, where he’s also a bassist and backing vocalist.
Michael Anthony is famous for his association with Van Halen, which in just three decades became one of the best-selling rock groups of all time. He was born on June 20, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois. He got his interest in music from his father who was also a musician and played trumpet, although he never pursued a career in that field.
In his early years, Michael’s family moved to California several times before eventually settling in Arcadia in 1966. He has two brothers, Eddie and Alex, both of whom teamed up with him and were part of the Van Halen.
He attended the Dana Junior High School from 1967 to 1969 and then transferred to the Arcadia High School. During his teenage years, besides consistently singing and partaking in bands at his school, he was also an avid fan of sports. He played baseball and was a catcher for most of the late 1960s. After his graduation from the Arcadia High in 1972, he enrolled at the Pasadena City College, from which he later received a major in music.
In addition to his very successful music career, the rock musician also gained a lot of wealth from his market of hot sauces and similar products under the label Mad Anthony. Just after he earned his major in music in the 1970s, Anthony and his Van Halen bandmates founded the rock band. After submitting nearly thirty track demos, they were signed to Warner Bros.
During his tenure with the group, which lasted well over three and a half decades, Anthony contributed a lot to the success of the group.
Besides being the bassist and backing vocalist, he was also a songwriter for the group and appeared in eleven of the group’s studio albums. All of the albums brought great success to Van Halen and their records became best-sellers and earned certifications in more than 15 countries around the world such as Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. Thanks to his association with the rock band, besides a cult following, Anthony also became a multimillionaire.
Michael Anthony is successful because he has contributed to the success of three rock groups and has had multiple appearances on the media and television. At the peak of his career, in the early years of the new millennium, he and other well-known artists such as Sammy Hagar, Jason Bonham, and Joe Satriani founded the supergroups Chickenfoot and The Circle. Just like Vah Halen, with both supergroups, he’s a songwriter, bassist, and backing vocalist and has appeared in their first three studio albums.
Apart from his music ventures, the rock superstar is also known for his acting abilities. He has taken part in multiple films, documentaries, realities, and series such as Road Rules, Howard Steen, Metal Evolution, Celebrity Page, and most lately Rock and Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar, in which he was one of the leading characters.
Concomitantly with his acting and singing, Michael is also known for marketing a line of products such as hot sauces and other related products. Presently, he maintains his own personal website titled Mad Anthony’s Cafe, where all of his signature commercial foods is being sold.
Michael Anthony is a rock superstar that made a name for himself in the 1970s. He was one of the co-founding members of the best-selling rock group Van Halen, which as of now has been won numerous awards and has been inducted in multiple hall of fames. Shortly after his departure from that group, Anthony founded two supergroups – Chickenfoot and The Circle. As of now, he has a net worth estimated at $50 million and continues to be one of the leading names in the rock music all over the world.