John Cameron Fogerty is an American musician, songwriter and a singer who together with Doug Clifford, Stu Cook and Tom Fogerty created a band ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’ in which he was the lead singer, lead guitarist and principal songwriter. The band has 9 top ten singles and eight gold albums between the year 1968 to 1972 and their success saw them get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 1993.
After the group parted ways, Fogerty went on to create a very successful solo career. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of John Fogerty in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Fogerty was born in 1945 on May 28th in Berkeley California to Galen Robert and Edith Lucile. His father hailed from South Dakota and worked for the Berkeley magazine as a Linotype operator while his mother hailed from Montana. When he was two years old, his parents converted to Catholicism.
The first school that Fogerty attended was a Catholic school ‘School of the Madeleine.’ After one year, he joined Harding Grammar School. In his Book, he states that his parents were addicted to alcohol and that they divorced when he was third or fourth grade. He later joined St Mary High School where he would meet other band members.
Fogerty got married in the year 1965 to Martha Paiz, and they had three children before their marriage hit rock bottom and they got divorced in the 1970s. He meets Julie Kramer in 1986 while on a tour in Indianapolis, Indiana, and fall in love with each other. They tied the knot in 1991, and their wedding ceremony was conducted by Rev Morgan Philip. Kramer had a daughter from her previous marriage, and later the couple was blessed with two sons and a daughter. They live together as a family in Beverly Hills, California.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His career as a musician started in 1959 when John together with the other band members created rock and a roll band which had four members. While he was seeking after his melodic vocation, he got chosen in armed forces in 1966.
He served in the army for one year. He resigned from the army in 1967. John joined the band by the name Creedence Clearwater Revival, and this band went on to become very famous. They have a total of eight gold albums and also nine top ten singles in four years, and the band was an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
As we all know, great things do not last forever. John became more popular compared to the rest of the members, something that did not go well with the other members and led to the band breaking and each artist went their own way. This did not stop John’s Vocation, and he grew to become among the best performance vocalist. He did well in the new path, and his greatest achievements are being ranked, top 100 guitarists in the world.
Net Worth & Earnings
John Fogerty net worth is estimated to be over $85 million. This wealth has come from various sources. Among the sources that have generated this wealth does include his career as a guitarist, songwriter, and a singer. He has also performed in very many shows as well as concerts. Fogerty has been in the music industry for fifty-nine years.
He is credited for the success of the band by the name Creedence Clearwater Revival which was active in the 1960s and the 1970s. This band was very important in helping him build a legacy for himself. He has invested his money in various businesses which are thriving.