With an estimated net worth of $45 million, Mick Mars, the musician is a well-known guitarist of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe until 2015. The group retired in 2015. The guitarist is from Terre Haute, Indiana, US. He played for various other bands over the course of his career.
Biography & Wiki
Born in Indiana, Mick Mars was primarily named as Robert Alan Dea. The month, date and the year of his birth are often confused. Before Mars could grow up, his family moved to the city of Huntington. His family again moved before he was nine to Garden Grove, California.
Mars never finished his high school. He dropped out of his school and began playing guitar with some bands. Throughout the 1970s, Mars took up small day jobs and played with various rock bands. But he found nothing successful. About a decade later, he hoped to make a fresh start. He dyed his hair and put out an ad in the newspaper. Two people contacted him, and he was hired by them. These three later formed the band “Mötley Crüe.”
Nothing is known about his personal life. His parents’ names aren’t mentioned anywhere. The guitarist suffers ankylosing spondylitis. He was diagnosed when he was seventeen years old. He was married to Emi Canyn for four years (1990-1194)
Mick Mars was an enthusiastic guitarist. He dreamed to be a big star someday. His family moved for the second time when Mick was only nine. But this time they settled in Garden Grove, California. Mick Mars continued his school here. But soon enough, he had had enough of school and wanted to play guitar.
So, he dropped out of his school and gave up his studies. He never went to college. Mick then began playing with various rock bands for about a decade. He got by taking up day jobs which were menial. Soon, Mick became frustrated with his failing music scene. He decided to make a fresh start.
Mars dyed his hair black. Then he posted an ad in the newspaper called “The Recycler.” The ad stated that Mick Mars was an aggressive, loud and rude guitarist. Mick was called for a demonstration by two people. Little did he know that these two along with Mick would later constitute the band Mötley Crüe.
Mick Mars played with the band with his iconic black hair until the time band retired in the year 2015. The talented guitarist played with various bands. Mars did some songwriting for the former member of the band “Evanescence.” He also played with Machina and a Swedish band called Crashdïet. Mars also played the guitar for the title track of the “Take It to the Limit’s title track by the artist Hinder.
He also played the guitar solo for the song “into the light” by Papa Roach. Mick Mars hasn’t retired yet. His band, however, has retired for good. Mick plays heavy metal, hard rock, glam metal, and blues genres. He works as a Musician, songwriter and recording artist. Mick only plays guitar.
Awards & Achievements
Mick Mars was nominated for three Grammys. His nominations were for best hard rock performance in three years, 1989, 1999 and 2008.
Although Mick himself was only nominated for awards, his band Mötley Crüe won a few awards. The band won Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 and Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album in 1991.
Net Worth of Mick Mars
His band, Mötley Crüe, had two decades of continuous success. Mick’s net worth at present is $45 million as of 2017. Since 2008, his compilation albums have fetched him higher and higher from $60,000 to $1,500,000 in 2009. There has been a bit of fluctuation in the income but the graph shows moderate to high revenue, never too low.
Mick Mars found success through hard work. He worked relentlessly towards one and only goal. Not just an adorable guitarist, but as a brilliant songwriter, Mick had contributed his songs, co-wrote too, for various other bands. Be it his come back from the depression mode or handling moderate record sales, Mick had been one confidently talented musicians of all times.