Fat Mike is a well-known musician and producer from the United States of America who is a member of 2 bands, NOFX and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. He has been gaining more and more fame throughout the past 20 years. You may explore in details below the life, career, awards and net worth of Fat Mike in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Fat Mike birth name is Michael John Burkett. He was born on January 31, 1967, in Newton city in Massachusetts, United States. There’s not much information regarding his parent’s names and or occupations. However, they are both dead, and he said once that his mother died because of cancer. Many of his songs talk about his parent’s death and more specifically his mother’s.
It is not confirmed where Fat Mike was grown and raised. He studied at the Beverly Hills High School where he began his career in music with bands, and he later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social science and human sexuality from the San Francisco State University. We are not aware of any brothers or sisters that he might have.
Fat Mike has been into marriages, divorce and has a child that is revealed to the public and confirmed. He was first married to Erin Burkett for around 18 years ending their marriage with a divorce in 2010. They had one daughter together, Darla Burkett. Fat Mike and his ex-wife Erin Burkett started a record label together named Fat Wreck Chords.
Fat Mike has been married to the writer, multi-media artist, actress, director and producer Soma Snakeoil since 2016. There’s not much to mention about the couple, but they seem satisfied with each other.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Fat Mike began his career just like many musicians by starting bands during schooling days. He co-formed NOFX band in 1983 along with Eric Melvin, and then other members joined. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes band was formed in 1995. He also runs his own record label named Fat Wreck Chords which he and his ex-spouse found.
For the awards, Fat Mike didn’t receive any award wins or nominations to mention. However, the albums he released with the band’s he’s in achieved massive success which is a great honour for him.
Fat Mike latest work including an album named “Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!” with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes band, and a studio album with NOFX titled “First Ditch Effort”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American musician and producer Michael John Burkett “Fat Mike” has an estimated net worth of somewhere around $6.5 million. He gained his wealth through the music and albums he worked on with his bands. The albums which Fat Mike worked on ranked on top charts in various countries which eventually means that they achieved massive copy sales.
The name of Fat Mike is on the most loved punk rock musicians of all time. He achieved huge success with the two bands he has been with for years, NOFX and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. Fat Mike looks happy with his 2nd wife, Soma Snakeoil.