As for the day, Flea net worth amounts to $115 million dollars. He earned most of this money working with one of the greatest funk rock bands in history, Red Hot Chili Peppers. I doubt you wouldn’t agree that the band we are speaking about is one of the greatest in the genre, but in case you’d like to argue, let me present you with some facts. Since the release of their first album Red Hot Chili Peppers won three American Music Awards (out of 8 nominations), three Billboard Music Awards (5 nominations), one Brit Award (4 nominations), 6 Grammy Awards (16 nominations), and 10 MTV Music Video Awards (27 nominations). They were also nominated for Juno Awards five times and Kerrang! Awards, but fell short of support to win. In total, Red Hot Chili Peppers has 33 prestigious awards and 63 nominations in its account! Don’t these numbers speak for themselves?
But music and the work with the band has given Flea much, much more than money and world-wide recognition. In one of his interviews the musician has said: “Music gave me something that was not only good for me – it gave me something to work on, something to be proud of and something that I really loved and have a love for – but also music was good for other people because you put joy into the world.” To put it in other words, not only his music boosted Flea net worth to more than 100 millions of dollars, it also gave him a life purpose and meaning. But let’s not jump to the generalizations and instead, take a closer look at his professional career.
The first album by Red Hot Chili Peppers was released in 1984, but if you think that following this release Flea net worth just shot to the stars, you are mistaken. The eponymous debut album was a commercial failure, “bubbling under” the Billboard 200 album chart. The critics were not too enthusiastic about the album too. For example, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic wrote that the band‘s „first effort didn’t quite gel into a cohesive album”. Despite that, tracks like “True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes” , “Get Up and Jump” and “Why Don’t You Love Me” received some positive attention and helped the group to build a modest fanbase. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ second album, Freaky Styley, failed to gain mainstream success too. It was only their third try, The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, that managed to break into the Billboard 200 chart, reaching no. 148. The growth of Flea net worth intensified as the band slowly, but steadily expanded its fanbase: the album Mother’s Milk charted 52nd on Billboard 200 while Blood Sugar Sex Magik peaked at No. 3.