The music industry is one of the sectors embraced across the globe despite being ignored over the past years. Those who have invested in music are making a livelihood out of it and have turned out to be among the wealthiest people. Michael McDonald is one of such person; he is an American song and record producer, a singer and an instrumentalist. Let us find out how much the net worth of Michael McDonald is in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Michael was born on 12th February 1952 in Missouri, to Irish/ American Catholic followers and he holds an American nationality. He was brought up with two sisters, Kathy McDonald and Maureen McDonald. Michael went to McCruer High School where he followed his passion for music.
To start with, he joined village bands like the Reebootors, the Guild, and others. It was while he was working with the Blue- group that his talent became known and he decided to live in the group and go to Los Angeles to advance his career in music in 1970.
In 1983, Michael married his long-term girlfriend Amy Holland who is an American known singer. The duo has two children, Dylan who was born in 1987 and Scarlett who was born in 1991. Michael shifted with his family to Barbara in the late 90s. The couple shares a healthy marriage relationship for over thirty-five years without any rumour of infidelity.
It was so unfortunate that Amy became diagnosed with cancer in the year 1995. She went for therapy and treatment for a period and managed to keep her health in check. Their happy union also acted as a therapy.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Michael is a person with many talents, who was involved in many songs in the 1970s like Steely Dan. He made a group of Doobie Brothers where they performed hit songs like Little Darling, Takin it to the street and many more. It was in the early 80s that Michael started solo music careers and realized his first album titled ‘if that’s what makes’.
Other productions for Michael includes Bigger, Long and Uncut and have all appeared on the thirty rock. He has won five Grammy Awards in different categories like Record of the Year, Song of the year Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocals, and others. From Berklee College of Music Michael was awarded Honorary Doctorate.
Net Worth & Earnings
Michael has earned vast sums of money from his career in music through corporate and solo album production. His unique songs are always demanded by the society hence earnings from them. The Grammy Awards and honours he has and the houses he owns has increased his net worth tremendously.
As of now, Michael net worth has been estimated to be over $50 million.
Michael McDonald is one of the few musicians who has interacted with many other musicians in album production. Through his collaboration, his music career has been polished, and despite his old age, he is still relevant in the music industry.
Many musicians are known for divorcing, separating or having more than one wife, but for Michael, he is different with an intact family of one wife.