As for the day, Flea net worth amounts to $115 million. Now you may think that you don’t even know this ridiculously rich guy, but don‘t hurry to leave this page: we are sure that you have listened to plenty of his songs. Ok. „his songs“ might not be the most accurate way to put it, because Flea is just one member of what could be named one of the greatest rock bands in history – Red Hot Chili Peppers (or just RHCP). In fact, Flea is one of the co-founders of this band and has been its bassist, as well as one of the songwriters, since the 1980s.
During his career Flea has performed with variety of bands, including What Is This?, Fear and Jane’s Addiction, super-groups, such as Atoms for Peace, Antemasque, Rocket Juice & the Moon and Pigface and individual musicians, like Johnny Cash, Alanis Morissette, Young MC and The Mars Volta. However, as you could guess, it was largely the success of RHCP that the determined the tremendous growth of Flea net worth. So let‘s take a closer look at his career with this band s see how it happened.
The band‘s eponymous debut album was released in 1984. It did not gain wider attention and sold only 300 thousand copies worldwide (a miserable number compared to the sales of their later albums) and to this day is considered the worst of RHCP‘s works. The band‘s following two albums, Freaky Steaky and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, were not particularly popular too. Everything started to change when RHCP released their fourth studio album, Mothers Milk, which charted at No 53 in the United States. But a really dramatic breakthrough in Flea‘s career came up in the early 1990s, as the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik reached the stores. First of all, the album received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. For example, commenting on it Allmusic wrote: „The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best album…John Frusciante’s guitar is less overpoweringly noisy, leaving room for differing textures and clearer lines, while the band overall is more focused and less indulgent“. Speaking about its commercial performance: the album topped the charts in several countries, peaked at No. 4 in the United States and eventually distributed more than 7 million copies. As the sails boomed, Flea net worth increased.
Now what about RHCP’s forthcoming album? Flea has revealed that the band had been working with music producer Danger Mouse. Chad Smith, the band‘s drummer, has also stated: “We’ve written and recorded in a way that we’ve never done before, so the record is going great. We all have high hopes that it’s going to take off and we’re going to do something very different and unique for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.” We share Smith‘s hope that the album will succeed and increase Flea net worth!