Michael Stipe Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Michael Stipe net worth is
$75 Million

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Michael Stipe Wiki Biography

John Michael Stipe was born on 4 January 1960 in Decatur, Georgia USA into a military family. He is a singer, film producer and lyricist recognised as being one of the bigger names in modern alternative rock, particularly as the lead vocalist of the band REM from 1980-2011.

So just how rich is Michael Stipe? Authoritative sources estimate that Stipe’s net worth is over $75 million, as of mid-2016, accumulated during his career in the entertainment industry now spanning more than 35 years.

Michael Stipe Net Worth $75 Million

Michael Stipes was a regular army brat – his father served in the US Army, and his line of work demanded the family move around often. Despite spending his childhood in places around the world – including Germany and various parts of the US – Stipes matriculated from high school in Collinsville, Illinois, and went on to attend university in his native Georgia, where he focused largely on the visual arts. It was during his time at the University of Georgia that Michael Stipes first met his future band partner, “R.E.M.” lead guitarist Peter Buck. At the time working in a record shop often visited by Stipes, Buck soon came to notice the eccentric-looking art student – and they would quickly become friends. Soon joined by drummer Bill Berry and bass guitarist Mike Mills, they came together to form a band, named by Stipes after the first random word he saw in a dictionary – “R.E.M.”

By 1980, “R.E.M.” was already a local celebrity, debuting on the college radio and performing there several times afterwards. Even at this early stage, Michael Stipes drew attention with his unique, “mumbling” vocal style, which seems to have ended up giving the name to the group’s first studio album, “Murmur”. The album went on to huge success, praised by various critics as being better even than Michael Jackson’s album of the previous year, “Thriller”, and making it onto various “must have” and “top album” lists. It was a commercial success, as well, and the fact that “R.E.M.” would soon become one of the world’s best-selling groups has clearly done wonders for Michael Stipes’s net worth. “R.E.M.” would produce several more albums and went on a number of tours before finally parting ways in 2011.

Ultimately REM under the constant direction of Stipes, released 15 studio albums – alone accounting for almost 90 million sales – three live albums and 20 compilation albums, as well as the soundtrack to the film “Man on the Moon” in 1999. The band also released almost 50 music videos over their 30-year career, and Michael has also a couple of solo albums to his credit. Obviously all of these album sales have contributed substantially to his net worth.

Michael Stipe is often characterized by his unique vocal style and his eccentric, almost otherworldly lyrics. Stipe’s special touch went a long way in setting him apart from other contemporary performers, and in assuring that “R.E.M.” became a huge financial success in its own time – going on to top even Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” in the “Rolling Stone” Critics’ Album of the Year poll with their debut album, “Murmur”. Though the band disbanded in 2011, this has done nothing to detract from Michael Stipes’s influence on the world of music, which is well reflected by his considerable net worth.

Stipes has also dabbled in film production, helping found the production company “C00 Films” and working with “Single Cell Pictures”.

Today, Michael Stipes remains an active performer and part of various charitable causes. Just two years ago, in 2012, Stipes appeared together with “Coldplay” lead vocalist Chris Martin in a concert devoted to raising funds to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

In his personal life, Michael Stipes is a self-acknowledged bi-sexual, who has apparently had relationships with Douglas Martin and Thomas Dozol.


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Full Name Michael Stipe
Net Worth $75 Million
Date Of Birth January 4, 1960
Place Of Birth Decatur, Georgia, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.753 m)
Profession Singer, Record producer, Television producer, Film Producer, Singer-songwriter, Visual Artist, Activist, Lyricist, Musician
Education Collinsville High School, University of Georgia, Losing My Religion, Everybody Hurts, It’s the End of the World as We Know It
Nationality American
Siblings Lynda Stipe
Partner Douglas Martin, Thomas Dozol
Nicknames John Michael Stipe , J.M. Stipe , Stipe, Michael
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/michaelstipe/?hl=en
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005468
Allmusic www.allmusic.com/artist/michael-stipe-mn0000461998
Awards Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature (2000), PGA Vision Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures (2000)
Albums “Born to Choose”, “In The Sun” (EP, 2006), “Collapse into Now”, “The Cold Lands” (soundtrack, 2014), “Out of Time “(1991), “Automatic for the People” (1992)
Music Groups R.E.M. (2011), The Golden Palominos, Hindu Love Gods, Automatic Baby
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, Danish Grammy Award for Foreign Male Singer of the Year, Australian Film Institute Award for Best Foreign Film, Losing My Religion, Everybody Hurts, It’s the End of …
Movies “The Adventures of Pete & Pete”, “Being John Malkovich”, “Velvet Goldmine”, “Man on the Moon”, “Saved!” (2004), “The Adventures of Pete & Pete”
TV Shows “The Simpsons: Homer the Moe”, “Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Hungry”, “The Colbert Report”,
# Trademark
1 Powerful , Clear Voice
2 Bald head
3 Cryptic lyrics
# Quote
1 [on once having referred to The Beatles as “elevator music”] I still get death threats about it from Beatles fans. The point that I was trying to make was that I was three years too young for them. I grew up in an era where The Banana Splits, The Archies and The Monkees were the music that I listened to. The Beatles were the music that was playing in the background.
2 I guess I’ve figured out that I can’t just blabber anything I want to anymore.
3 [on punk rock] I found something that was secret; it was dangerous and it was exciting.
4 I wouldn’t survive ten minutes on American Idol (American Idol (2002)).
5 I’ve been to places where people my age had never voted in a democratic election. To go to the voting poll with someone in the former Czechoslovakia, a grown man, and watch him cast his vote for the first time brings tears to your eyes. The right to vote is a privilege I want to remind people of.
6 We love Peter Gabriel – great minds think alike.
7 Radiohead are so good they scare me.
# Fact
1 Godfather of Frances Bean Cobain.
2 Radiohead is one of his favorite bands and he is friends with all the band’s members.
3 Very good friends with indie filmmaker Tom Gilroy.
4 Good friends with Helena Christensen.
5 R.E.M. won the 1992 Brit Award for International Group.
6 R.E.M. won the 1993 Brit Award for International Group.
7 R.E.M. won the 1995 Brit Award for International Group.
8 Is close friends with Radiohead singer, Thom Yorke.
9 Collects aeroplane boarding passes as a memento of “a place that doesn’t exist”. He has 500-600 of them.
10 Was once considered for the role of John Doe in Se7en (1995).
11 Is mentioned in the Danish band, Nephew‘s single, “Superliga”.
12 Has a brick tattooed on his right hand and on his upper right arm a tattoo of the characters Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse from George Herriman‘s comic strip “Krazy Kat”.
13 Is good friends with fellow musicians Natalie Merchant and Courtney Love.
14 One of Michael’s closest friends was actor River Phoenix. When River died, aged just 23 in late October 1993, Michael called his young friend’s sudden passing “the most shattering experience of my life”. He dedicated R.E.M.‘s 1994 album, “Monster”, to River. The dedication (“For River”) can be seen in the album’s fold-out sleeve.
15 Michael is a keen photographer and often contributes his pictures to the artwork of R.E.M.‘s albums, (notably the covers of the albums “New Adventures In Hi-Fi” and “Reveal”).
16 Is a vegetarian.
17 Lead singer and lyricist of musical group R.E.M..
18 He also owns a film production company called C-IOO

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