Passion and commitment can take you to any heights in life. It is not much what you are made of or what your background is, as the driving force pushing you to your destiny. Anyone driven by passion doesn’t look back no matter the obstacles they face in life and, Al Jardine is one of such individuals. In this article, we’ll look at Al Jardine’s biography and net worth in 2018.
Early Life and Biography
Al Jardine was born Alan Charles Jardine on 3rd September 1942 in Lima, Ohio. However, shortly after his birth, his family relocated to San Francisco before making up their mind to settle in Hawthorne, California, United States. He is the son of Donald and Virginia Jardine. He has an older brother known as Neal.
After his family moved to California, Al joined Hawthorne High School. At Hawthorne High School, he met Carl and Brian Wilson and their brother Dennis along with their cousin Mike Love. Although he was not a member of that family, he was able to form strong ties with them and after some time, he gave them the idea of forming a singing group which they called “Beach Boys”.
Jardine got married to Lynda Sperry in 1964. The couple was blessed with two sons (Matthew and Adam) who later became rock musicians. Jardine’s marriage with Lynda didn’t last long as they divorced after 18 years (in 1982).
After their divorce, Al married Mary Ann Helmandollar one year later (in 1983). Three years after their marriage, the couple was blessed with twins, Robert and Andrew.
Career, Awards and Nominations
Al and his five friends met and formed a group which they called “the Pendletones” as they owned matching trademark Pendleton flannel shirts. They however changed their name to the “Beach Boys”. They started singing and performing at local parties and events before they released their first single which they titled “Surfin” in December 1961.
Within a few months this song had managed to reach the great Billboard Hot 100 singles list and remained on that chart at number 75 for six weeks which became their ground breaking. Since the release of their first album “Surfin” in 1962, they have been able to do numerous albums some of which include; “Help Me, Rhonda”, “That is why God Made the Radio”, “Lady Lynda”, “Peggy Sue” and “Come Go with Me” among many othersl
Net Worth and Earnings
Al Jardine is among the legendary musicians who have remained relevant in the industry to date. He has an estimated net worth of $45 million and it is expected to rise even higher with his continued commitment to music. The main source of his income is the earnings he gets from both the band and selling his single albums.
Al Jardine is a gifted singer and great team player as he has managed to stay in the Beach Boys band for more than three decades now. He has also released some singles which have also gained support from the audience. Other than singing, Jardine has also authored a book titled “A Pirates Tale” released in 2005.