Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Mellencamp is previously known as Johnny Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp. Johhny Cash called John Mellencamp, one of the ten best songwriters in the music industry. Throughout his career, John has recorded 24 albums, including his latest “Other People’s Stuff.”
With his uber-successful music career, John makes millions of dollars through his music sales as well as other sources. So far, what is the net worth of John Mellencamp? Read on to find out.
Who is John Mellencamp, The Rock and Roll Legend?
Born on 7 October 1951, in Seymour, Indiana, John Mellencamp’s age is 68. John fell in love with music at a young age. At the age of 14, John formed a band called ‘Creep Soul’ and performed with other groups such as Trash, Mason Brothers, and many more.
Mellencamp studied at Vincennes University and eventually began his professional career in 1976. He recorded his first album ‘The Chesnut Street Incident.’ After releasing a few albums, the singer broke out with his first hit, “I Need a Lover.”
His fifth album, “American Fool,” was the years’ best selling album, including two huge hits, “Hutt So Good” and “Jack & Diane.” By the early 1990s, the singer changed his name released any hit singles and albums.
His hard worked paid off and won and nominated and received recognition as well. In 2001, he received the Billboard Century for his works.
In his career, John gained massive popularity through hits, including Pink Houses and Small Town. In 2008, John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In addition to his music career, Mellencamp appeared in many movies like Falling From Grace, Madison, and Lone Star State of Mind.
John Mellencamp Net Worth
John Mellencamp makes a hefty amount of money from his music career and other ventures. Well, John Mellencamp’s net worth of $25 million.
Over his illustrious career, he released hundreds of original songs and many celebrated covers. His third album ‘John Cougar’ sold over 500,000 copies in 1979, and later it boasted record sales of 750,000.
John’s released his greatest album to date in 1982 titled ‘American Fool’ that charted on the top of the US Billboard 200. The album sold more than five million copies and earned $7.5 million across the USA.
Mellencamp is more than a musical artist. He is also a painter and started painting at the age of 10. As an artist, his artwork ranges between $2,5000 to $40,000.
House & Cars Details
The millionaire singer lives in a luxurious mansion in Lake Monroe. The 10,000 square-foot home includes 30-foot ceilings with hand-painted murals, fireplace, a pool gazebo, and also has tennis and basketball courts.
Among his properties, the singer shelled out his Indiana Athletic Club for $1.5 million. The 3,000 square feet house has two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, two-car parking, and a fitness room. It also features racquetball and basketball court.
In January 2018, John purchased an 1800 square-foot lofe in Soho, New York, for $2.3 million. Moreover, he has owned several properties in Indiana and also has a recording studio in Nashville, Indiana.
In addition, Mellencamp owns a beautiful home in South Carolina’s Daufuskie Island.
John Mellencamp Net Worth, House, and Cars
|Name||John J. Mellencamp|
|Date of Birth||October 7, 1951|
|Age||68 years old|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Painter, Actor, Activist|
|Net Worth||$25 Million|
|Spouse||Priscilla Esterline (1970-1981), Elaine Irwin (1992-2011)|