Flea is the stage name of famous Michael Peter Balzary – Australian musician, actor, singer and composer who has been able to accumulate an estimated net worth valued at $115 million. Flea is best known as a founder of the famous rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, and also as the bassist of it. However, Red Hot Chili Peppers is only one rock band in which Flea has played – he also increased the amount of his net worth while playing with Jane’s Addiction and What is This Fear. Today Michael’s net worth continues to rise as he is known to be part of a band which is extremely popular all around the world.
Flea Net Worth $115 Million
Michael Peter Balzary was born on October 16, 1962, in Melbourne, Australia. However, his parents were Irish and Hungarian, and furthermore, when Michael was 5 years old, the family moved to live in New York, United States. Later, after his parents’ divorce, Flea’s father moved back to Australia, while he stayed in NY together with his mother and siblings. His mother soon after the divorce married one more time and died not so long ago – in 2013. Flea started to perform with Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1983, when the band was created. He is one of the two members of the band still performing since the beginning. Another famous RHCP musician is Anthony Kiedis.
The first album of the famous band was released in 1984 and was considered to be quite successful as Flea’s net worth increased immediately However, it was definitely just the beginning of the story of a famous hard rock and metal band. Their second album was entitled “Freaky Styley” and released just one year later. However, these first two albums and also many others don’t even stand near the main album, which increased not only Flea’s net worth, but also brought him great popularity in the world. The album was called “Stadium Arcadium” and released in 2006. It was extremely successful for all the members of the band as it was certified Platinum by RIAA four times and also Platinum three times by ARIA. More than nine million copies of “Stadium Arcadium” were sold around the world and four million were sold in United States, and this is the main reason why Flea’s estimated net worth nowadays is so amazingly high.
Flea has also made several notable appearances as an actor – he was seen in “the Wild Thornberrys Movie” as Donnie Thornberry, in “Dudes” as Milo, in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” as Musician and also in “Psycho” as Bob Summerfield. Nowadays the name of Michael Peter Balzary is well known everywhere, also as is his net worth. He is called Richard “Flea” Balzari, the Flea, Mike B the Flea and MB Flea, and it looks like the best years of his career are not over yet.