Iggy Pop Net Worth
Iggy Pop is an American-borne singer, a songwriter, a producer and an actor as well. He is known to be the ‘Godfather of Punk’. Pop was known as the frontman of the rock band known as ‘The Stooges’. The group was disbanded in the 70s before reuniting in the year 2003. Pop had a volatile and successful solo career.
The stooges – the rock band created the music after the reunion in 2003 and were also inducted in the Rock and Rock Hall o Fame in 2010. The group was finally dissolved in the year 2016. Pop’s music comprised of several forms of rock with a fusion and jazz, blues.
Pop was born on April 21 in the year 1947 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His Parents were Louella and James Newell Osterberg. And their child Sr. Osterberg Jr. was their only child of the family. They were residing in a trailer park in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He always had a keen interest in music, and his family members always supported him. His parents gave up their master bedroom for their young musical genius because that was the only room large enough for his drums.
Osterberg jr. used to perform for several bands as a teenager in his home state including Prime Movers and the Iguanas, that’s where he derived his stage moniker “Iggy”. He formed the band, “The Psychedelic Stooges” in the year 1967 alongside Ron Asheton’s was the guitarist, Scott is Asheton’s brother on the drums and David Alexander, bassist.
When he signed to Elektra Records, after that the Stooges released their self debut album in the year 1969 after which the sophomore album ‘Fun House’ was released in 1970. The band’s reduced rate of commercial success resulted in the increased drug addiction by almost every member of the group costing the Stooges their record deal and which also resulted in the disbandment of the band in 1971. Pop finally achieved a significant boost to his career as a solo act after striking a friendship with the English music star David Bowie in the early ’70s. The Band Stooges collaborated with Bowie that was quite a brief reunion of the band while Raw Power 1973 got released, their third album. The album fared modestly this time, but again the group got disbanded in the year 1974 because of Po’s drug addiction.
After a few years in 1977, Pop again collaborated with David Bowie on the release of his first two solo albums ‘The Idiot’ and ‘Lust for Life’. Both of these albums by Pop remained Pop’s most successful releases yet. Bowie also collaborated on Pop’s 3rd studio album ‘TV Eye Live that was released in the very next year – 1978. This release was followed by the version of a couple of other records. However, they were not commercially successful again.
Pop’s future completely changed in the year 1990 after he released his 9th album ‘Brick by Brick’ and that attained Gold Certification. And that’s when the singer gained more Prominence in the year 1996. Pop’s release in the year 1997, ‘Lust for Life’ attained him great popularity and was highly successful in the British Film Trainspotting. This release gained more popularity when a revamped music video was made for the song.
Iggy after recording 13 studio albums as a solo artist collaborated with his former bandmates Ron and Scott Asheton as well as other several artists for his 14th album ‘Skull Ring’ in 2003. Pop and Asheton being the only surviving members of the Band decided to reform the band ‘Stooges’ with bassist – Mike Watt and Saxophonist – Steve Mackay.
Even after the band was reformed, Pop did not step back in his solo career while he performed and made music with the group also. Pop was shown in ‘American Idol’ episode –Season 10 in April 2011. And he was also voted in ‘The Michigan Rock’ and ‘Roll Legend s Hall of Fame’ in the year 2012. Finally Pop released his final album ‘Ready to Die’ in the year 2013. Pop continued living his solo career after the disbandment of the Stooges again for the third time on June 2016.
Pop’s Wife and the Kid
Iggy Pop is married to his long term partner Nina Alu who is an air- hostess. The couple met each other back in 1999, and they started living together the following year. Eventually, they tied the knot in the year 2008, November. However there is a twist to it. In the year 1970, Pop welcomed his kid names Eric Benson with his then-girlfriend Paulette Benson. If we look at the relationship history of Iggy Pop, we could assume that he is not a Gay. Before getting along with his first wife, Pop was married to two other women. He married a young woman named Wendy Weissberg in the year 1968, and the marriage didn’t last for long, i.e. more than a couple of weeks before it was annulled. In the year 1984, Pop gave a second shot at marriage again. This time he tied the knot with a Japanese- born actress Suchi Asano. Their marriage lasted for 14 years, and they ended up in divorce in the year 1998.
Iggy Pop’s Net Worth
Pop has recorded more than 30 reasonably good Albums as a solo artist and also combined with his band the Stooges. He also enjoyed a lot of endorsement deals during his long-running career. He earned substantial Royalties from all of the music collaborations. So if we look at his net worth, it can be pegged at $ 20 million.
Iggy Pops height is 5 feet 6 inches, i.e. 168 cm. And he is never afraid to show his torso as well. His Weight is 65 kg, i.e. 143 lbs; Pop gained a reputation for his extreme stage antics which were influenced by the iconic performers Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger and James Brown. Pop is also credited in many quarters as the first performer to so the stage dive.