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Chad Smith Net Worth

Chad Smith Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Chadwick "Chad" Gaylord Smith net worth is
$90 Million

Chadwick "Chad" Gaylord Smith Wiki Biography

Chadwick “Chad” Gaylord Smith was born on the 25th October 1961, in St. Paul, Minnesota USA. He is a musician, perhaps best known for being the drummer of rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and is considered to be one of rock music’s best drummers. He is also recognized as the drummer of the supergroup Chickenfoot, consisting of musicians such as Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Joe Satriani, as well as the drummer of his own band – Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatballs. His career has been active since 1988.

Have you ever wondered how rich Chad Smith is, as of mid-2016? It has been estimated according to authoritative sources that the overall size of Chad’s net worth is as high as $90 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career as a musician with several notable rock bands.

Chad Smith Net Worth $90 Million

Chad Smith was raised with two siblings in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; the youngest child born to Curtis and Joan Smith. At the age of seven he began playing drums under the influence of rock bands such as The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin among others. He attended Lahser High School, from which he matriculated in 1980.
Soon after high school, Chad launched his musical career, playing drums for several local bands, including Toby Redd and Pharroh, whose percussionist Larry Fratangelo introduced him to funk on which he became more focused.
Before the end of the 1980s, he joined famous funk-rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. The year he joined, the band had already been in the process of recording a new album, their fourth, which came out in 1989, entitled “Mother’s Milk”. The album received quite positive critiques, and what was more important, marked the beginning of a new age for the RCHP, as the album achieved platinum status, which increased Chad`s net worth by a large margin.

Ever since then, the band`s albums have peaked in the top 10 on the US Billboard chart, and topped the charts in countries such as Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Sweden, United Kingdom and New Zealand, among others. Their next album came out in 1991, entitled “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”, reaching No. 3 on the US Billboard chart, and it also achieved seven times platinum status with over seven million sales, which only increased further Chad`s net worth.
Throughout the 1990s, the band`s popularity grew immensely, which was only confirmed with albums such as “One Hot Minute” (1995) and “Californication” (1999) achieving platinum status, the latter selling more than five million copies. With the beginning of the 2000s, band continued successfully, by releasing albums “By The Way” (2002), which reached sales of over two million, further increasing Chad`s net worth.

Their next album was the eponymous “Stadium Arcadium”, which topped the US Billboard chart,and reached No. 1 in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Sweden, and UK, which only added further Chad`s net worth.
A the moment, Chad is working on the next RCHP`s album, “Getaway”, which is scheduled for a release on the 17th June 2016, and if we look back, there is a pattern which means that it will certainly increase Chad`s net worth.
Apart from his work with the RHCP, Chad has collaborated with such artists as Glen Hughes, Johnny Cash, Sammy Haggar, and others, which was also a part of his income in the past.

Chad has also founded a band Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats, consisting of musicians Jeff Kollman, Kevin Chown, and Ed Roth, with which he has released three albums “Meet the Meatbats” (2009), “More Meat” (2010), and “Live Meat And Potatoes” (2012), which also represents a large part of his income.

Speaking about his personal life, Chad Smith has been married to architect Nancy Mack Smith since May of 2004; the couple has two children. Previously, he was in marriage with Maria St John from 1996 to 1997, with whom he has a son. In total, he is the father of five children; two of them are from his previous relationships. His current residence is in Malibu, California. Chad is also known for being a big philanthropist, as he works with a number of foundation and non-profit organizations, including Little Kids Rock, and Surfer’s Healing, among others.

Full NameChad Smith
Net Worth$90 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 25, 1961
Place Of BirthSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
ProfessionDrummer, Musician
EducationLahser High School, Andover High School, Under the Bridge, Californication, Otherside
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseNancy Mack (m. 2004), Maria St. John (m. 1996–1997)
ChildrenAva Smith, Manon St. John Smith, Cole Smith, Justin Smith
ParentsJoan Smith, Curtis Smith, Under the Bridge, Californication, Otherside
NicknamesSmith, Chad , Chadwick Gaylord Smith
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Rock Song, Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, Under the Bridge, Californication, Otherside
Music GroupsRed Hot Chili Peppers (Since 1988), Chickenfoot (Since 2008)
MoviesRed Hot Chili Peppers
1Resemblance to Will Ferrell
2Baseball cap worn backwards
1Has two daughters and three sons. Daughter Manon St. John from his first marriage, and sons, Cole and Beckett, from his current marriage. Daughter Ava Cardoso-Smith and son Justin Smith are from previous relationships.
2Is the oldest and tallest member of The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
3He entered the Guinness book of the world records for playing the world's largest drum kit consisting of 308 pieces.
4Drummer (since 1988) for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Drugaí Marú IIShort writer: "Suck My Kiss" filming
Mike & Mike2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sing2016writer: "Butterfly"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2016
The Intern2015/Iwriter: "Break Ya Neck"
The Voice2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show2014TV Movie writer: "Give It Away"
The Block2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Armstrong Lie2013Documentary writer: "Easily"
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series 1 episode
Mein, Lover, sein Vater und ich2013TV Movie writer: "Suck My Kiss" - uncredited
Divorce2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Flight2012/Iwriter: "Under the Bridge"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
A Documentary of Life2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Showboaters2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Solyanka po-Piterski2011Short writer: "Kant"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010-2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth2011Documentary writer: "Scar Tissue"
The Fighter2010/Iwriter: "Strip My Mind"
X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Law & Order: LA2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Casal Rock2010TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Bang Theory2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 22008writer: "Suck My Kiss"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Suck My Kiss"
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: "Dani California"
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coachella2006Video documentary writer: "Californication"
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentary writer: "Can't Stop"
Stealth2005performer: "Nights in White Satin" / producer: "Nights in White Satin"
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room2005Documentary writer: "Californication"
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chris Rock: Never Scared2004TV Special documentary writer: "Venice Queen"
Tony Hawk's Underground 22004Video Game writer: "Power of Equality" - as Smith
Something's Gotta Give2003writer: "Butterfly"
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Videos2003Video documentary writer: "Give It Away", "Suck My Kiss", "Under the Bridge", "Aeroplane", "My Friends", "Scar Tissue", "Around the World", "Otherside", "Californication", "Road Trippin'", "By the Way", "The Zephyr Song", "Can't Stop", "Universally Speaking", "Soul to Squeeze"
Idol2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
S.P.U.N.GTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2003 music - 1 episode, 2003
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003Video writer: "Bedrock Anthem"
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols!2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Orange County2002"Butterfly" / writer: "Butterfly"
ER2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saving Silverman2001writer: "Butterfly"
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live!1999Video writer: "Bedrock Anthem"
All Saints: The Video1998Video writer: "Under the Bridge MTV Live", "Under the Bridge", "Under the Bridge Acapella" uncredited - as Smith
Free Tibet1998Documentary writer: "Give It Away" - as C. Smith
Mystery Science Theater 30001998TV Series writer - 1 episode
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos1996Video writer: "Bedrock Anthem"
Twister1996writer: "Melancholy Mechanics"
Top of the Pops1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lassie1994writer: "Breaking the Girl"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Coneheads1993writer: "Soul to Squeeze"
Amongst Friends1993writer: "I Could've Lied"
Wayne's World1992"SIKAMIKANICO"
Pretty Woman1990writer: "Show Me Your Soul"


Red Hot Chili Peppers: Go Robot2016Video short
Chad Smith & Ian Paice2005Video documentary
Ugly Meets the People1995


Red Hot Chili Peppers: Go Robot2016Video shortDoor Man, 70's Gang Member
The Simpsons1993TV SeriesChad Smith
Session Man1991ShortSpider Moore


Snow (Hey Oh)2006Short

Music Department

Shut Up & Sing2006Documentary musician: drums and percussion


Timekeepers2015Video documentary short photos


Sweetwater Tides2004TV Movie thanks


Making of Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Hump de Bump'2007Video documentary short
Brit Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Sound, Verses, Fury2007DocumentaryHimself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer
Snow (Hey Oh)2006ShortHimself
Making of Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Snow (Hey Oh)'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Making of Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Tell Me Baby'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Shut Up & Sing2006DocumentaryHimself
Making of Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Dani California'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Saturday Night Live2006TV SeriesHimself
House Band2006TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2006TV SeriesHimself
The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui2005Video documentaryHimself (segments "Scar Tissue" and "Give it Away") (as Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Chad Smith & Ian Paice2005Video documentaryHimself
Glenn Hughes: Soulfully Live in the City of Angels2004VideoHimself
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Videos2003Video documentaryHimself (Drums) (as Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Slane Castle2003Video documentaryHimself
2003 Radio Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself (as The Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Ice Cube: The Videos, Volume 12003VideoHimself (segment "Wicked")
Top of the Pops1996-2003TV SeriesHimself
Brit Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself (as Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: By the Way Concert2002TV Special
VH1 Backyard BBQ with the Red Hot Chili Peppers2002TV SpecialHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2002TV SeriesHimself
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Off the Map2001VideoHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Red Hot Chili Peppers)
MADtv2000TV SeriesHimself
Making the Video1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Woodstock '991999TV SpecialHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Free Tibet1998DocumentaryHimself (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHimself (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Rhythm & Jam1993TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Red Hot Chili Peppers: What Hits?!1992VideoHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself - Red Hot Chilli Peppers Drummer
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks1991VideoHimself
DreadtownDocumentary post-productionHimself
Andrea Bocelli Live from Florence2016Himself
Brad Paisley Live at WVU2016Himself
Rush: A Salute to Kings2016ShortHimself
Landmarks Live in Concert2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host (2016)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician / Himself
Miles to Go Before I Sleep2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Dark Necessities2016Video shortHimself - Drums and percussion
Rammstein in Amerika2015DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician / Himself - Guest Musican
Timekeepers2015Video documentary shortHimself
Bystander Revolution2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Made in Japan - The Rise of Deep Purple Mk II2014TV MovieHimself
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me2014DocumentaryHimself - Musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Sammy Hagar & Friends: Personal Jesus2014ShortHimself
Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show2014TV MovieHimself (as Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Deadliest Catch: The Bait2013TV SeriesHimself - Red Hot Chili Peppers
O Music Awards 4: 24 Hour Live Online Special2013TV SpecialHimself
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself
Beware of Mr. Baker2012Documentary
Red Hot Chili Peppers: I'm with You Live in Theaters2011DocumentaryHimself
The Jonathan Ross Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Go There Once, Be There Twice2010VideoHimself
Arbor Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Chickenfoot: Additional Footage2010Video documentaryHimself
Chickenfoot: Get Your Buzz on Live2009Video documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself
Chickenfoot: Soap on a Rope2009ShortHimself
Chickenfoot: Oh Yeah2009ShortHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium2007DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - Red Hot Chili Peppers / Himself - Accused
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself - Red Hot Chili Peppers (uncredited)
Top of the Pops1995TV SeriesHimself

Nominated Awards

2000Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young ActorChicago Hope (1994)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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