Fred Schneider Net Worth

Fred Schneider Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Fred Schneider net worth is
$5 Million

Fred Schneider Wiki Biography

Born Frederick William Schneider III on the 1st July 1951 in Newark, New Jersey USA, Fred is a singer-songwriter best known to the world as the founding member of the new wave group The B-52’s in the mid-1970s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Fred Schneider is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Schneider’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from The B-52’s, Fred has collaborated with numerous other musicians, including Richard Barone, Joe McIntyre, Elvira, among many others, which has also improved his wealth.

Fred Schneider Net Worth $5 Million

Fred’s love of music didn’t emerge until later in his life. In the early days he listened to Halloween songs, nutty Christmas songs and Motown recordings. Gradually he became more interested in music, but his studies hindered him from pursuing a career in music – he graduated from the University of Georgia, and despite his growing interest in music, Fred wasn’t involved in the music scene until the formation of The B-52’s; prior to that, he worked as a janitor. and driver for Meals on Wheels.

The group was created in a strange way; Ricky Wilson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson, alongside Fred were all together at a Chinese restaurant located in Athens, Georgia; they started singing without even planning it, and after the night ended they decided to form a band. They had several different names in circulation, but decided on The B-52’s which is a tribute to a particular beehive hairdo resembling the nose cone of the aircraft of the same name.

Their first self-titled album came out in 1979, which reached No. 59 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieved platinum status, which certainly increased Fred’s net worth, and encouraged him and the rest of the group to continue to perform together. However, they couldn’t make a breakthrough, always being overshadowed by other similar acts of the era. Things became worse in 1985 when Ricky Wilson died of AIDS. He kept his illness from other band member from when he was diagnosed in 1983, except from Strickland. After his death, Cindy Wilson, who is his sister, fell into deep depression, and the group made an official statement of their hiatus.

They reformed in 1989 and since then have released three albums, including their highest charting “Cosmic Thing” (1989), which reached No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieved multiple platinum status in the US and Australia, which only increased further Fred’s net worth.

Their last studio release “Funplex”, came out in 2008, but to mediocre success. Since then they have been touring constantly, but haven’t released any new material.
Fred has also released two albums on his own – “Fred Schneider and the Shake Society” originally released in 1984, but re-released in 1991, and “Just Fred” (1996), the sales of which also added to his net worth.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Fred has started the group The Superions, which released one studio album “Destination… Christmas” (2010), and a number of singles with two EPs as well, “The Superions” (2010), and “Batbaby” (2011).

Regarding his personal life, Fred is openly gay, and has spoken about his coming out to his mother in an interview with Howard Stern. Fred is a vegetarian, and has volunteered with PETA in several campaigns, including the one discouraging people from eating lobsters!

Full NameFred Schneider
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 1, 1951
Place Of BirthNewark, New Jersey, United States
EducationUniversity of Georgia
AwardsIEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award
Music GroupsThe B-52's, The Superions
MoviesThe B-52's Time Capsule: Videos for a Future Generation, The Rugrats Movie, The Groovenians, Godass
1We just did our own thing, which was a combination of rock 'n 'roll, funk, and Fellini, and game show host, and corn, and mysticism. (Recalling how The B-52's got their distinctive sound.)
1Recording The B-52's forthcoming album, due out in autumn of 2006. [2005]
2Frequently touring with The B-52's. [2005]
3Member of The B-52's.


Kim's Convenience2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Britain's Got Talent2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Muppets.2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Seriesly2015TV Series 1 episode
Man Up2015/Iwriter: "Love Shack" - as Frederick Schneider
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV Series music - 1 episode
Glee2012-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Strictly Come Dancing2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
LookingTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
American Dad!2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Home & Family2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Welcome to the Basement2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mein, Lover, sein Vater und ich2013TV Movie writer: "Love Shack" - uncredited
Unfinished Song2012writer: "Love Shack"
A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise2012writer: "Rock Lobster"
Rust and Bone2012writer: "Love Shack"
Showboaters2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cougar Town2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Paul2011as Frederick Schneider, "PLANET CLAIRE"
The X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Monsters vs. Aliens2009writer: "Planet Claire"
Being Erica2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ugly Betty2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Album2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Otis2008writer: "52 Girls"
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie2008writer: "Rock Monster"
Good Luck Chuck2007writer: "Love Shack" - as Frederick Schneider
20 to 12007TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Knocked Up2007writer: "Rock Lobster"
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: "Roam"
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pepper Dennis2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar Rocks!2006Video Game writer: "Love Shack"
Taiko: Drum Master2005Video Game writer: "Love Shack" - as Frederick Schneider
Karaoke Revolution Volume 32004Video Game "Love Shack"
Min f.d. familjTV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2004 music - 1 episode, 2004
Cathouse 2: Back in the Saddle2003TV Movie documentary writer: "Love Shack"
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003writer: "Planet Claire"
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
When in Rome2002/IVideo writer: "Roam"
Less Than Perfect2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wie die Karnickel2002writer: "Love Shack"
Queer as Folk2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
CKY 32001Video writer: "Rock Lobster"
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase2001Video performer: "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" - as Fred
Roswell2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Men1999writer: "Planet Claire" - as Frederick W. Schneider
The Rugrats Movie1998performer: "This World Is Something New to Me"
The Wedding Singer1998writer: "Private Idaho"
Mystery Science Theater 30001991-1997TV Series writer - 3 episodes
First Kid1996writer: "Love Shack" - as Frederick W. Schneider
It's My Party1996writer: "Party Out Of Bounds"
D2: The Mighty Ducks1994writer: "GOOD STUFF"
Rising Sun1993writer: "LOVE SHACK" - as Frederick Schneider
Ma saison préférée1993writer: "52 Girls" - as F. Schneider
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me1992lyrics: "Monster" / performer: "Monster"
The Cutting Edge1992writer: "Love Shack" - as Frederick Schneider
Frankie and Johnny1991writer: "LOVE SHACK" - as Frederick Schneider
Ferris Bueller1990TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Full House1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Side Out1990writer: "BUSHFIRE", "ROAM' - as Frederick Schneider
Growing Pains1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Doogie Howser, M.D.1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
21 Jump Street1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lobster Man from Mars1989writer: "Rock Lobster" - as F. Schneider
Earth Girls Are Easy1988writer: "COSMIC THING" - as Fred Schneider III
Demented Top 20 Video Countdown1988TV Movie lyrics: "Monster" / performer: "Monster"
Ibigay mo sa akin ang bukas1987writer: "Rock Lobster"
Hand in Hand1985writer: "Give Me Back My Man"
One-Trick Pony1980writer: "Rock Lobster"
Roadie1980writer: "Dance This Mess Around"
La bande du Rex1980writer: "The B-52s", "6060-842"

Music Department

The Groovenians2002TV Short composer: theme music
Rocko's Modern Life1995-1996TV Series vocal - 12 episodes


Each Time I Kill2007Tom Saunders
The Rugrats Movie1998Newborn Baby (singing voice)
Desert Blue1998KBLU Radio DJ (voice)
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1996TV SeriesDanny Dazzleduff
The Flintstones1994BC-52's
Hangfire1991Attorney Allen
A Matter of Degrees1990Moonboy


V.I.P.2000TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Dare to Be Different2017Documentary post-productionHimself - B-52's - singer / songwriter
B-52s: With the Wild Crowd! - Live in Athens2012TV MovieHimself
Biography2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008TV SeriesHimself
Best of the Jammys, Volume Two2007VideoThemselves
100 Greatest Songs of the '80s2006TV SeriesHimself
The L Word2006TV SeriesHimself - The B-52's
TV Party2005Video documentary
Trekkies 22004DocumentaryHimself
Essential Music Videos: Hits of the '80s2003Video shortHimself (segment "Love Shack")
The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family'2002DocumentaryHimself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bravo Profiles2001TV Series documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
V.I.P.2000TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons1999TV SeriesHimself
VH1's Karaoke Cabaret1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The B-52's Time Capsule: Videos for a Future Generation 79-981998VideoHimself (as The B-52's)
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1997TV SeriesHimself
RuPaul's Christmas Ball1993TV SpecialHimself
Hangin' w/MTV1992TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1990TV SeriesHimself
One-Trick Pony1980Himself (as The B-52s)
Saturday Night Live1980TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s2014TV MovieHimself (as B-52s)
Hit So Hard2011DocumentaryHimself
Athens, Ga. - Inside/Out1987DocumentaryHimself - The B-52's (uncredited)

Known for movies

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