Iggy Pop is one of the most influential icons in the rock music industry, and many fans are interested in learning more about his background and wealth. In honor of his birthday today, let’s look at the singer’s career and personal life.
Iggy Pop, born James Newell Osterberg Jr. on April 21, 1947, is 76 years old today! The musician spent his early years in a trailer park in Michigan.
Growing up, he was described as a “conventional teenager” because he liked hanging out with famous kids who wore the most fashionable clothes. The musician appears to have been a good child because he didn’t smoke, get high, or drink alcohol.
His passion for music began in fifth grade. He began playing with rubber pads glued to plywood until his parents could afford to purchase him a real drum set.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the rock icon recalled his junior high days, saying that other children in his school had “wealth and distinction,” but he had something that would beat any other kid, which was his parents’ “tremendous investment” in him, which allowed him to explore anything he wanted, including music.
His career began in several high school bands before transitioning to blues clubs after dropping out of the University of Michigan.
He later joined the Stooges, which catapulted him to fame after the group signed a deal with Elektra Records.
Iggy Pop later went solo in 1977 and has released several albums since then. He has a new album out now called “Every Loser.”
According to The Richest, the musician’s net worth is estimated at $20 million as of 2023.
His main source of income is his music, as he has sold millions of albums worldwide, solo and with the Stooges.
Throughout his music career, he also went on numerous tours in various cities worldwide.
Iggy Pop released his new album, “Every Loser,” earlier this year. It is his first record to be distributed by Andrew Watts’ Gold Tooth Records.
According to Consequence, the album is star-studded, with contributions from some of the biggest musicians in rock music.
Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Navarro and Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, and the late Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters contributed to his album.
In addition, Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Blink-182’s Travis Barker, and Josh Klinghoffer of Pearl Jam’s touring band are also included.
“Every Loser” by Iggy Pop is now available to stream on major music platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and many others.