Lindsey Buckingham is a world-renewed guitarist who has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. He was the lead guitarist of the popular musical band Fleetwood Mac. He was also one of the vocalists and has six solo albums to his name. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Lindsey Buckingham in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Buckingham was born on 3rd October 1949 in California. He grew up with his two brothers who encouraged him to be a professional swimmer. But he dropped out from his athletic training and started pursuing music. Buckingham attended San Jose State University though he did not graduate. The interesting fact is that he never took guitar classes and read about music.
Back in 1972, Buckingham had a romantic relationship with Stevie Nicks whom he invited to be the second vocalist in the band Fritz. But their relationship did not convert into marriage. Then Buckingham entered into a relationship with Kristen Messner, and they have a son in 1998. Two years later, they got married, and their age gap is 21 years. After their marriage, they had three two more children. The fun fact is that Lindsey Buckingham had been a high school sweetheart.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
From 1966 to 1971, Buckingham performed for the band The Fritz. Then he partnered with his then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks, and they released the album, Buckingham Nicks. He got noticed as a guitarist, and Mick Fleetwood welcomed him in Fleetwood Mac along with Stevie Nicks. Being a guitarist and a co-vocalist in the band has been the best phase of his life. He left the band after breaking up with Nicks.
In 1981, he started his solo projects and released his debut solo album. In 1984, he released his next album after breaking up with his then-girlfriend Caron Harris. He rejoined with Fleetwood Mac in 1992 when Bill Clinton asked the group to perform for his campaign. The band toured together in 2009 and since been together until recently when he was fired from the group in April 2018.
He was the face of the musical group Fleetwood Mac and has multi-platinum album to his name. The biggest achievement has to be winning two Grammy Awards. He also has many nominations for Grammy and VMA. In 1998, Lindsey Buckingham was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from the face of a popular band and having a career that spans over 4 decades? Well, he has a net worth of $95 million, and his passion for the music has not slowed down yet. His mansion in Palo Alto, California is one of the precious buildings in the area. All his albums including solo and band albums are the main contributor. But his world tour, live performances, and the commercials have contributed significantly.
In the last five years, he has dropped only one album and gave all his time to the world tour he went to with Fleetwood Mac. But recently, he was fired from the band he made a name with and made a reunion with. Hopefully, he can bounce back and entertain us again.