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Duff McKagan Net Worth

Duff McKagan Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Duff McKagan net worth is
$20 Million

Duff McKagan Wiki Biography

Michael Andrew McKagan was born on 5 February 1964, in Seattle, Washington USA, into a family of Irish descent, and is famous as a guitarist and songwriter. To the public Duff McKagan is perhaps best known as a member of a legendary rock band “Guns N’ Roses”. Formed in 1985, the band included a lead singer Axl Rose, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, lead guitarist Slash and a drummer Steven Adler. The band rose to prominence with their debut album “Appetite for Destruction”, which peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 28 million copies worldwide. “Appetite for Destruction” was considered to be the best-selling album in the history of music in the United States.

So how rich is Duff McKagan? According to sources, Duff’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million, undoubtedly the majority of his wealth has come from his musical career.

Duff McKagan Net Worth $20 Million

A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and a bassist for “Guns N’ Roses”, Duff McKagan  and even though he was a good student, he left Roosevelt High School and instead got his GED. Prior to joining a legendary rock band, McKagan had been a member of many local and party bands around Seattle, until he joined “Fastbacks”, a pop-punk band with which he recorded their debut song “It’s Your Birthday”.

However, McKagan soon left the band and moved out to Los Angeles, where he met his soon to be band members Steven Adler and Slash. The band formed in 1985 and after their debut album topped the charts, “Guns N’ Roses” became one of the most successful rock bands to date. Following the success of their debut album, Guns N’ Roses came out with “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II”, both of which topped the Billboard charts, and together sold more than 35 million copies. Throughout their career, “Guns N’ Roses” released a total of six studio albums, the last one being “Chinese Democracy”, the production cost of which amounted to $14 million. In 1997, after 12 years with the band, McKagan left “Guns N’ Roses” and focused on his solo career instead. McKagan formed a short-lived band called “10 Minute Warning” with whom he played their last show in 1998, and a year later came out with his second solo album “Beautiful Disease”.

Since “Guns N’ Roses” was still inactive at the time, McKagan went on to form a band called “Velvet Revolver” with Matt Sorum and Slash. Around the same time, Duff McKagan reunited with his former band “Loaded”, and they released their first extended play (EP) recording entitled “Wasted Hearts”. McKagan did not waste much time as he joined yet another rock band called “Jane’s Addiction” but he did not stay with them for too long either. The key moment of 2010 was a “Guns N’ Roses” reunion, a show that was played for the very first time since the band’s last live performance in 1993. Since then, Duff McKagan has been going back and forth between many solo, as well as collaborative projects.

In his personal life, in 1988 McKagan married  Mandy Brix, singer of punk rock band the Lame Flames, but the couple divorced less than two years later. He then married Linda Johnson in 1992, but this marriage too ended in divorce, in 1995. McKagan married his current wife, model and swimsuit designer Susan Holmes, in 1999. They have two daughters together, reside in his hometown of Seattle, Washington.

Full NameDuff McKagan
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 5, 1964
Place Of BirthSeattle, Washington, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
ProfessionSongwriter, Musician, Bassist, Guitarist
EducationSanta Monica College, Seattle University, Roosevelt High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseSusan Holmes (m. 1999), Linda Johnson (m. 1992–1995), Mandy Brixx (m. 1988–1990)
ChildrenMae Marie Mckagan, Grace Mckagan
ParentsAlice Marie McKagan, Elmer McKagan
SiblingsBruce McKagan
NicknamesMichael Andrew McKagan , Rose , duff_mckagan , McKagan, Duff , Guns N' Roses , Velvet Revolver , Michael McKagan , Duff "Rose" McKagan
Music GroupsGuns N' Roses (1985 – 1997)
MoviesGuns N' Roses: November Rain in Paradise City, Behind the Player: Duff McKagan, Use Your Illusion I, Betty Blowtorch: And Her Amazing True Life Adventures, Matt Sorum: Drum Licks and Tricks from the Rock & Roll Jungle
1Fender Bass guitar
2His blond hair
1Has released two songs and two videos with his new band, Velvet Revolver, and is now is the studio recording with them. [August 2003]
2Writes a financial column for ESPN and
3Started a wealth management company, whose clients are other musicians.
4Is a huge fan of British pop group, Girls Aloud, and offered to support them on a tour.
5In 2000 he attended Seattle University. When he co-founded Velvet Revolver with ex Guns N' Roses band mates Slash and Matt Sorum he completed his accounting degree over the Internet.
6Left-handed, although he plays guitar and bass right-handed.
7First daughter Grace Mckagan born on August 27th 1997. Second Daughter Mae Marie Mckagan born on July 16th 2000
8Was a member of a band called Loaded, who released their first studio album in 2001.
9Played bass on the third and fourth solo albums of Izzy Stradlin, his former Guns N' Roses bandmate.
10Former member of rock band Neurotic Outsiders, with former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum.
11Biggest influence is Sid Vicious (The Sex Pistols).
12Before Guns N' Roses, was in a band called Road Crew with future Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash and Steven Adler.
13Released a solo album "Believe in Me" in 1993.
14Officially quit Guns N' Roses in 1997.
15Recorded a second solo album, "Beautiful Disease" which was never released in the U.S. due to company merger problems.
16Has two daughters with his wife, Susan Holmes-McKagan.
17Nearly died when his pancreas exploded on May 10, 1994. Doctors attributed this to his prolongue alcohol and drug abuse, and told him he needed to make a change. Duff did so, and has been sober and grounded ever since.
18Former bassist of Guns N' Roses.


Desperation2006TV Movie writer: "Fall To Pieces" - uncredited
The Simpsons2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
xXx: State of the Union2005writer: "Dirty Little Thing"
Velvet Revolver: Live in Houston2005writer: "It's So Easy", "Used To Love Her", "Suckertrain Blues", "Do It For The Kids", "Big Machine", "Illegal I Song", "Fall To Pieces", "Headspace", "Set Me Free", "Slither"
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Malaysian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Totally Gay!2003TV Movie documentary writer: "Sweet Child O'Mine"
The Italian Job2003performer: "Money"
The Real Cancun2003Documentary writer: "Paradise City"
Monkey Dust2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Daddy1999writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine"
Beavis and Butt-Head1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Van1996writer: "Paradise City" - as Michael McKagan
The Program1993writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Stars in Their Eyes1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II1992Video documentary performer: "Theme From The Godfather"
Concierto Guns N Roses1992TV Movie writer: "It's So Easy", "Civil War", "Sweet Child O'Mine", "Welcome to the Jungle", "Paradise City"
State of Grace1990writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Lean on Me1989writer: "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE" - as Duff Rose McKagen
The Dead Pool1988writer: "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE"
Bad Dreams1988writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Lip Sync Battle Philippines2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Captain Fantastic2016writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine"
How to Be Single2016writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
Vai que Cola2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Short2015writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
The Interview2014/IIwriter: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Mike & Mike2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2012-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wimbledon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roffa2013writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
The X Factor2004-2013TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Boom Town2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Californication2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Warm Bodies2013writer: "Patience"
Rage2009-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock of Ages2012writer: "Paradise City"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Choir: Military Wives2011TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gulliver's Travels2010writer: "SWEET CHILD O'MINE" - as Duff Rose McKagan
Tung metal2010TV Series music - 1 episode
Megamind2010writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
Life as We Know It2010writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine" - as Michael McKagan
Madden NFL 112010Video Game writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Casal Rock2010TV Series writer - 7 episodes
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Terminator Salvation2009writer: "You Could Be Mine"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Slither"
The Wrestler2008writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Step Brothers2008writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine" - as Michael McKagan
Por Toda Minha Vida2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
ADHDtv: With Lew Marklin2007TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Australian Idol2005-2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Gone Baby Gone2007writer: "You're Crazy" - as Michael McKagan
HaNefilim2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: NY2006-2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ha-Shminiya2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game writer: "SWEET CHILD 'O MINE" - as Michael McKagan


Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp2011TV SeriesCounselor
Behind the Player: Duff McKagan2008Video
Velvet Revolver: She Builds Quick Machines2007ShortDesperado #3
Velvet Revolver's Rock & Roll Revolution2006TV Series
Sliders1997TV SeriesHarker
Guns N' Roses: November Rain1992Video shortDuff McKagan
Guns N' Roses: You Could Be Mine1991Video shortDuff McKagan
Guns N' Roses: Patience1989ShortDuff McKagan
The Dead Pool1988Musician at Funeral (uncredited)
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Jungle1987ShortDuff McKagan


Behind the Player: Duff McKagan2008Video
Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!!1994Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' [email protected]*!ing Videos Part I - Don't Cry1993Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' [email protected]*!ing Videos Part II - November Rain1993Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I1992Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II1992Video documentary
Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz1988Video documentary


It's So Easy and Other Lies2015Documentary
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Jungle1987Short


Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Videos1998Video video "Dead Horse"


Exit Door IV2012Documentary short grateful thanks


Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk2017Documentary completedHimself
Beyond the Bombs2016/IIDocumentaryHimself
It's So Easy and Other Lies2015DocumentaryHimself
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead2015DocumentaryHimself
Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Portlandia2014TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music2004-2013TV Series documentary
The Postal Service Auditions2013Video shortHimself
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHimself
HARDtalk2011TV SeriesHimself
AM Northwest2011TV SeriesHimself
Bloodied But Unbowed: Uncut2011DocumentaryHimself
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp2011TV SeriesHimself - Counselor
Mulatschag2011TV SeriesHimself
That Metal Show2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wild Thing2010DocumentaryHimself
Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin'2010DocumentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Rock Prophecies2009Documentary
The Heyman Hustle2009TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Tierra Roja, Sangre Roja2007Video shortHimself
Velvet Revolver: Live from the 9:30 Club2007VideoHimself
The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Ex-Guns n' Roses Bassist
Guns N' Roses: The Story2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Hardcore2006DocumentaryHimself
Fashion News Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Likehell: The Movie2005VideoHimself
Velvet Revolver: Live in Houston2005Himself
VH1 Big in 042004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Bass: Velvet Revolver
Top of the Pops2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Howard Stern1996-2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
Inside Out2004TV Series documentary
Betty Blowtorch: And Her Amazing True Life Adventures2003DocumentaryHimself - Guns N' Roses / Velvet Revolver
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Videos1998VideoHimself - Bass
Guns N' Roses: The Photographic History1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!!1994Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' [email protected]*!ing Videos Part I - Don't Cry1993Video documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Makin' [email protected]*!ing Videos Part II - November Rain1993Video documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I1992Video documentaryHimself (Bass Guitarist) (as Guns N' Roses)
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II1992Video documentaryHimself (Bass Guitarist) (as Guns N' Roses)
Concierto Guns N Roses1992TV MovieHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself - Guns N' Roses Bassist
Guns N' Roses-Live in Paris1992TV MovieHimself
The Howard Stern Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Metalhead Video Magazine Volume 21990Video documentaryHimself (Guns N Roses)
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 71990Video documentaryHimself
Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz1988Video documentaryHimself (Bass Guitarist) (as Guns N' Roses)

Archive Footage

Biggest Band Breakups and Make Ups2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Bassist, Guns N Roses
Video on Trial2005TV SeriesHimself - Accused
Axl Rose: The Prettiest Star2005Video documentaryHimself
Guns n' Roses: Sex n' Drugs n' Rock n' Roll2003Video documentaryHimself

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