Rock Stars

Alex Lifeson Net Worth

Alex Lifeson Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Wiki Biography

Alexander Zivojinovich is a Fernie, British Colombia-born Canadian musician best known for being the co-founder and member of popular rock band “Rush”, and particularly for his excellent skills on acoustic and electric guitar, under his stage name, Alex Lifeson. Born on 27 August, 1953 to Serbian migrant parents, Alex has been active in the field of music since 1963.

A highly regarded musician who has been an essential part of the popularity gained by “Rush”, how rich is Alex Lifeson? As of 2015, Alex has amassed a total net worth of $28 million, his musical career being the main source of his wealth. Apart from his successful career as a musician, Alex has also shown prominence in television and movies. He has interests in different business ventures which have also been helping Alex to add to the pile of his riches.

Alex Lifeson Net Worth $28 Million

Raised in Toronto, Ontario, Alex had a keen bent of mind for guitar and music in general from his childhood. When he was only a twelve year old, he used to play guitar being influenced by veteran musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Allan Holdsworth and many others. He grew to like guitar very much and after high school decided to take it up as his career. This led him to co-founding a group with his friends John Rutsey and Jeff Jones in 1968, and as of 1974, this group went on to become “Rush” while John and Jeff were replaced by Geddy Lee and Neil Peart respectively.

In 1974, the band released their first, self-titled album, which was a moderate hit, while their fourth album “2112” became their breakthrough release. To date, the band has released a total of ten studio albums which have sold more than 40 million copies around the world. Most of their albums have been certified gold and platinum and have also raised a lot of money for the band members. As a member of this band, Alex has toured all around the world which has been adding to his net worth on a large scale.

During his musical career, Lifeson has been recognized and rewarded by different institutions. He, along with his band members have been awarded as Officer of the Order of Canada. He has been inducted into “Guitar for the Practicing Musician Hall of Fame” as well as “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame” along with the band “Rush”.

Apart from being an essential part of the band, Alex has also taken time to promote his solo career. His solo album “Victor” with where Lifeson tried to highlight his solo efforts was released in 1996.

While being a popular artist in music, Alex also owns several business ventures such as a restaurant and a bar in Canada. Also outside of his music, he is a painter and a licensed aircraft pilot

As for his personal life, Alex has been married to Charlene since 1975 and they have two sons the younger of whom is also involved in music and has sung on Alex’s solo album “Victor”.

Full NameAlex Lifeson
Net Worth$28 million dollars
Date Of BirthAugust 27, 1953
Height1.83 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Actor, Songwriter, Limelight, Tom Sawyer, Time Stand Still
SpouseCharlene Lifeson
ChildrenAdrian Lifeson, Justin Lifeson, Limelight, Tom Sawyer, Time Stand Still
ParentsNenad Zivojinovich, Melanija Zivojinovich, Limelight, Tom Sawyer, Time Stand Still
Music GroupsRush
NominationsJuno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award, Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series, Limelight, Tom Sawyer, Time Stand Still
MoviesTrailer Park Boys: The Movie, Suck, Come on Children, Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, Rush: Grace Under Pressure, Classic Albums: Rush: 2112 & Moving Pictures, Rush: A Show of Hands, Rush: Working Men
TV ShowsThe Drunk and On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour
1Gibson Guitars
2Subtle humorous antics while on stage
3Dynamic, complex guitar riffs
1For the first few weeks of rehearsal, we tend to sound like a really, really bad Rush tribute band.
2I'm not that fluid when it comes to scales and modes. I just pick up the guitar and play. It's all about exploration: just tune the guitar any way you want and start playing.
3I really consider myself more of a rhythm guitarist than a soloist.
4[in response to the question posed by a fan in a guitar magazine, asking if he felt, as a Canadian, he should apologize for Bryan Adams] Bryan Adams might not be what I want to put on, but he's a pop singer with a great voice and great guitar tone. Plus, he's done more for Canada than Rush have, because he works all the time. I envy him for that.
1Played bass on fellow Canadian band Platinum Blonde's follow up album Alien Shores.
2With Rush, released "Feedback", an EP containing 8 cover songs. This marks the first Rush release wherein the band performs songs other than their own. After "Feedback", Rush embarked on a highly successful Thirtieth Anniversary Tour ("R30" for short). On this tour, the band performed some of the cover songs live -- also a first for them. [June 2004]
3Los Angeles, CA, USA: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the band Rush. [April 2013]
4Alex, Geddy and Neil are back in the recording studio working on Rush's new album to be released early 2007. [November 2006]
5"Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away" is released. It is an authorized biography of the band, written by Martin Popoff. [June 2004]
6Hot on the heels of their triumphant 2002 tour, 2003 DVD, and benefit performance for 450,000 at the 2003 SARS benefit, Rush has announced plans to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their current lineup with a celebratory tour. Planned shows include their first visits to Europe since 1992. [December 2003]
7Performed with Rush for 450,000 people as part of the Toronto SARStock relief benefit, alongside major bands including AC/DC and The Rolling Stones. Rush was one of the few native Toronto bands to perform at this historic event to herald Toronto's graceful endurance of the SARS scare. [July 2003]
8Alex, along with fellow members of Rush Geddy Lee and Neil Peart, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013. His acceptance speech consisted of a made-up language with only one word, "Blah", that told the story of their wait to become inductees.
9His birthday (August 27) is also the anniversary of the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
10On February 26, 1997, he and his bandmates Geddy Lee and Neil Peart became the first rock musicians to be inducted into the prestigious position of Officers of the Order of Canada. This is the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian by the Canadian government. According to the Ottawa Sun, "The award was given as much for their community service as for their contribution to the arts. They have raised over $1 million for food banks and the United Way."
11He uses "Lifeson" as a stage name. It's a semi-literal translation of his surname "Zivojinovich" which is a Serbian name meaning roughly "son of life." He has not, however, changed his name legally.
12Children: Justin and Adrian.
13Member of the rock music group Rush (with Geddy Lee and Neil Peart). Plays lead guitar, with Lee on Bass/Vocals/Synth and Peart on Drums/Percussion/SongWriting.


The Infiltrator2016writer: "Tom Sawyer"
Togetherness2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scott Ian: Swearing Words in Glasgow2014writer: "Anthem"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series music - 1 episode
The Bridge2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Comix Scrutinizer2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Independent Lens2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
American Dad!2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Transporter: The SeriesTV Series 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 3 episodes, 2012
The Lords of Salem2012writer: "The Spirit of Radio"
That's My Boy2012writer: "Limelight"
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey2012Documentary writer: "Tom Sawyer" - as Alex Zivojinovich
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Double2011/Iperformer: "Don't Look Back" / writer: "Don't Look Back"
Hunky Dory2011writer: "A Passage To Bangkok"
Goon2011writer: "Working Man"
Score: A Hockey Musical2010writer: "Time Stand Still"
Fringe2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s2009TV Movie documentary writer: "Tom Sawyer"
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game writer: "The Spirit of Radio Live, 2008"
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentary music: "Closer to the Heart"
I Love You, Man2009writer: "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight"
Fanboys2009writer: "Limelight", "Tom Sawyer"
Adventureland2009writer: "Limelight"
Chuck2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Por Toda Minha Vida2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Adventures of Power2008writer: "Tom Sawyer"
Halloween2007writer: "Tom Sawyer"
The Sopranos2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
White Noise 2: The Light2007writer: "The Spirit of Radio" - as Lifeson
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: "Tom Sawyer"
Family Guy2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie2006writer: "The Spirit of Radio"
Rush: R302005Video documentary performer: "Bittersweet Bundle of Misery" / writer: "Tom Sawyer", "Working Man", "Finding My Way", "Bittersweet Bundle of Misery", "Bastille Day", "Anthem", "A Passage to Bangkok", "Cygnus X-1", "Hemispheres", "The Spirit of Radio", "Force Ten", "Animate", "Subdivisions", "Earthshine", "Red Barchetta", "Roll the Bones", "Dreamline", "Between the Wheels", "Mystic Rhythms"
Futurama2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
AndromedaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Top Ten2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
High Fidelity2000writer: "Jacob's Ladder" - as Alex Zivojinovich
The Waterboy1998writer: "Tom Sawyer"
SLC Punk!1998writer: "The Trees" - as Lifeson
Whatever1998writer: "Tom Sawyer"
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Future War 198X1982writer: "Witch Hunt" - uncredited
Top of the Pops1980TV Series writer - 1 episode


Ecstasy2011/IIDr. Figg
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day2009Undercover Prostitute #1
Suck2009Border Guard
Trailer Park Boys 1012007TV ShortNarrator
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie2006Cop 2


Clockwork Angelsmusic by announced
Darkstar: The Interactive Movie2010Video Game
Rush in Rio2003Video documentary
The Body Electric1985TV Movie as Lifeson

Music Department

The Double2011/Imusician: featured guitarist
Andromeda2004TV Series composer - 1 episode
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut1999musician: score
The Body Electric1985TV Movie musician - as Rush

Sound Department

Rush: R302005Video documentary sound mixer: 5.1 audio
Rush in Rio2003Video documentary sound mixer: 5.1 surround / sound supervisor


Entrepreneur1997Video Game special thanks - as Rush


Rush: Time Stand Still2016DocumentaryHimself
The Red Booth2016TV SeriesHimself
Rush: R40 Live2015Video documentaryHimself - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Chicago Fire2015TV SeriesHimself
Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour2013VideoHimself - Guitar
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2013TV MovieHimself - Honoree / Performer
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Inner Rush2012Documentary shortHimself
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Rush: Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland2011DocumentaryHimself - Guitar / Backing Vocals (as Rush)
Juno Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage2010DocumentaryHimself
I Love You, Man2009Himself - Rush
That Metal Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rush: Snakes & Arrows - Live in Holland2008VideoHimself - Guitar / Backing Vocals (as Rush)
The Colbert Report2008TV SeriesHimself
Rush: R302005Video documentaryHimself - Guitar & Backing Vocals
The Boys in Brazil2003Video documentaryHimself
Toronto Rocks2003TV Movie documentaryPerformer (as Rush)
Trailer Park Boys2003TV SeriesHimself
Rush in Rio2003Video documentaryHimself - Guitars & Vocals
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Rush: Chronicles1990VideoHimself
Rush: A Show of Hands1989VideoHimself (guitars, synthesizers, backing vocals) (as Rush)
Rush: Grace Under Pressure Tour 19841985VideoHimself - Lead Guitars / Synthesizers (as Rush)
Rush: Exit... Stage Left1981VideoHimself - Electric & Acoustic Guitars / Bass Pedal Synthesizer (as Rush)
Come on Children1973DocumentaryHimself (as Alex Zivojinovich)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.