Mick Hucknall Net Worth

Mick Hucknall Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Michael James Hucknall net worth is
$60 Million

Michael James Hucknall Wiki Biography

Michael James Hucknall was born on the 8th June 1960, in Manchester, England, and is a musician, singer and songwriter who is widely known as the founder and frontman of British pop/soul music band – Simply Red, which sold over 50 million album copies worldwide.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this successful musician has accumulated so far? How rich Mick Hucknall is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Mick Hucknall’s net worth, as of mid-2017, exceeds the sum of $60 million, including assets such as Glenmore Estate in County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland, from which he operates his tourism business. It has mostly been acquired through his musical career, which currently spans almost 40 years.

Mick Hucknall Net Worth $60 million

Hucknall was the only child of Maureen and Reginald, who was a barber. At the age of three, his mother abandoned the family and Mick was raised by his father. Mick matriculated from Audenshaw School in his home town. In 1976, he was present at Sex Pistols’ concert in Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall which inspired him to launch his own punk band soon after – The Frantic Elevators. As their four singles failed to chart, in 1982 Mick disbanded the group and focused on building a more serious music career.

In 1985 Mick founded Simply Red, which released its debut single “Money’s Too Tight (to Mention)”, becoming an international commercial success, reaching the Top 20 in the UK as well as Top 5 in Italy. This was followed by the group’s debut studio album, entitled “Picture Book”. In 1986, Simply Red released “Holding Back the Years”, the song which Mick wrote inspired by his mother’s abandoning the family, which became an instant hit, reaching No. 1 on the UK charts. All these ventures provided the basis for Mick Hucknall’s net worth, and set his music career on a rising path.

The group’s second studio album – “Men and Women”, released in 1987 – produced another international hit single “The Right Thing”. Becoming more popular world wide, Simply Red led by Mick Hucknall continued to release commercially successful albums through the rest of the 1980s to the mid-1990s including “A New Flame” (1989) and “Stars” (1991) which was named the album of the year and was rated platinum 12 times in the UK only. These achievements dramatically boosted Mick Hucknall’s fame as well as provided a significant increment to his total net worth.

In the course of the next 15 years, Mick and Simply Red released six more studio albums, 11 in total, including the commercially successful “Life” (1995) and “Blue” which produced two Top 10 chart hit singles “The Air I Breathe” and “Say You Love Me”. In 2010, after 25 years Mick Hucknall disbanded Simply Red. In addition to all those already mentioned above, in 2008 Mick has released his debut solo album, entitled “Tribute to Bobby” which was followed by “American Soul” in 2012. He has also added two Brit Awards to his professional portfolio.

Apart from his music career, Mick Hucknall is also a successful businessman – he is a co-founder of reggae music label Blood and Fire and the co-owner of construction company Ask Property Development. Mick also produces a fine selection of wines through his Sicily-based label “Il Cantane”.

When it comes to his personal life, Mick has been married since 2010 to Gabrielle Wilke-Wesberry, with whom he has a daughter. He is an avid supporter of the UK Labour Party.

Full NameMick Hucknall
Net Worth$60 Million
Date Of BirthJune 8, 1960
Place Of BirthDenton, Lancashire, England
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor, Composer
EducationManchester Metropolitan University
SpouseGabriella Wesberry
ChildrenRomy Hucknall
ParentsReg Hucknall, Maureen Taylor
AwardsBrit Award for British Male Solo Artist
Music GroupsSimply Red, Faces, Holding Back the Years, If You Don't Know Me by Now, You Make Me Feel Brand New
MoviesDe-Lovely, Quincy Jones: The 75th Birthday Celebration: Live at Montreux 2008, Quincy Jones: 50 Years in Music: Live at Montreux, Simply Red: Stars
1Extensive vocal range and memorable phrasing
1[on homosexuality] It's a beautiful thing.
2[on "Far East Man" by George Harrison and Ronnie Wood] It has beautiful vocal harmonies and fantastic guitar work.
3[on "Sally Sue Brown" by Arthur Alexander] I love the groove on this track and the acoustic guitar.
4Marvin Gaye is my favourite vocalist of all time.
5Al Green is a huge influence on me as a singer. He has such delicate phrasing and sensuality. I'm also very aware of how much women love his singing style.
6[on Barry White] He always had a fabulous rhythm section and, together with his extraordinary voice, it makes something really special.
7Gene Vincent had such a beautiful voice.
8The truth is there was a golden era in music from 1962 to 1978 - after that it all went a bit tits up. I blame the fucking drum machine and the fucking shoulder pads of the 1980s. I feel a bit like the Antichrist as I had the bulk of my success in the 80s and I hate 80s music. I don't care if it's in fashion now, I hate it. I hate everything about it. The only thing I succumbed to was the ridiculous hairstyles.
9It's still the same drive that gets me out of bed in the morning. Lust for life. Or, failing that, Iggy Pop's Lust For Life. Whatever it takes, y'know?
10I think most amateur psychologists would say that, given my upbringing, I would probably be seeking some kind of approval from the opposite sex. So I think that became a way of seeking endless re-approval for myself. Plus, of course, a little bit of ego, a little bit of power plus a vast amount of alcohol ... before you know it, you are in bed with a different woman every night. I don't think fame is the key. I never had any problems getting off with women. Admittedly, it became a lot easier once I was famous. But I think my success in that department owes a lot to the way I was brought up. I didn't have a mother, but I had lots of different female characters around me. So, compared to a lot of people, I learned a broader idea of the female psyche and maybe I really learned what women are truly like. But, whenever it's mentioned, it's always, "Mick Hucknall, the ugly ginger twat who pulls beautiful girls." No envy there, I don't suppose!
11The thing is that I'm red-headed for good reason. I researched my DNA and I'm Irish/Basque with a big dollop of Spanish sea captain in there.
12What people say I am worth is bollocks. But I grew up with the idea that socialism meant the Labour Party, and that's what it still means to me. It comes down to social justice, social welfare, everybody getting an equal shot at what life has to offer. I don't see that having a few bob is a contradiction of those beliefs. I still believe in the Labour Party, though I do question some of their policies like any intelligent person should.
13I have to admit that The Clash were the best punk band of all. They really delivered the goods and took that original punk attitude to a whole other space.
14I was genuinely convinced that The Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto would be bigger than The Beatles.
15The band I had at the time were in love with punk's individualism, but not always with the punk sound. Also, I thought the idea of a punk uniform was an oxymoron. By the time of "Holidays In The Sun", the whole thing had turned into a bad joke, a cliché, a parody of itself. So I moved from punk to soul because that's where I felt most comfortable.
16I am one of the best singer-songwriters this country has produced. Ever. If people don't like me saying that, tough shit. You can't sell 50 million albums without something.
17We would never have gained the attention without a major label throughout the world initially. I just got tired of them taking all the money.
18Maybe these girls want to sleep with me because I sing quite well.
19The influence of black American music has been inherent in British pop culture since the sixties.
20What's wrong with coffee tables? Millions of people have got coffee tables. What's wrong with having a book on there and a Simply Red and a Sade CD? I don't have a problem with it.
21I was a soul boy before I was a punk. James Brown and Motown - we related to it because we were kind of blue collar.
22I believe that music should communicate to as many people as you can get to. In that kind of DJ, music journalist world the snobbery comes from 'it's too successful, therefore I can't like it. It's too big a hit'.
23Aretha Franklin was a huge influence on the way I sing. I'd always try and get the notes that she could get.
24I'm interested in what legacy you leave behind musically, not about what I am now, what I look like, whether I'm skinny, whether I'm fat, whether I'm good looking, whether I'm ugly. I don't think it matters. It's about the music.
25I am in this business for the music. The whole fame and celebrity stuff is the bit that I've always been uncomfortable with.
26We've bred this generation of young people who just want to be famous.
27Celebrity is a fascination with a fake plastic image.
28I've read some amazingly derogatory things about me over the years and I've sat there and thought: if you replaced "ginger" with "black" or even "Asian", you'd be up in front of a judge.
29I was listening to the Beatles as well, which you weren't allowed to if you were a punk. So I never quite fitted in.
30Like many artists, my deal meant I paid for the cost of recording the music. I paid for the marketing. I don't know any other business where you pay for something and then someone else owns it.
1(1985 to present) Lead Singer and only Original Band Member of Simply Red
2Daughter Romy True, born 18 June 2007.
3He and girlfriend Gabriella are expecting a baby girl in June 2007.
4He was also the voice of Aida degli alberi (2001), an animation movie scored by Ennio Morricone. In the movie, Mick sang a duet with Filippa Giordano.
5Simply Red were joint winners (with KLF) of the 1992 Brit Award for British Group.
6Winner of the 1993 Brit Awards for British Male Solo Artist and British Group for Simply Red.
7Winner of the 2002 Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding song collection.
8He was a guest at the talk show TV-Huset (Oktober 2005)
9Agreed to chair proceedings at Alastair Campbell's one-man show at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester in March 2004. Alastair is Tony Blair's former director of communications.
10Performed (as Simply Red) for the BBC's annual Children in Need charity event. [November 2003]
11Before Simply Red, Hucknall sang in a punk band.
12He has admitted that his band's name, Simply Red, is a tribute to his love of Manchester United, which he has supported since childhood.
13He wanted to buy Manchester United football club in 1998.
14Labour Party supporter.
15Is said to be worth £30,000,000


Sisters2015/IIIwriter: "Holding Back the Years" - as Michael Hucknall
Ochéntame... otra vez2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Alba2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
World Championship Snooker2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game writer: "Something Got Me Started Hurley's House Mix" - as Michael James Hucknall
Sunday Brunch2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Idool 20112011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past2009writer: "Holding Back the Years"
They Came from Manchester: Five Decades of Mancunian Pop2008TV Movie writer: "Holding Back The Years"
Later... With Jools Holland2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Nanny Diaries2007writer: "Stay"
Polly World: Her First Full-Length Movie2006Video "Smile"
Idols2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
De-Lovely2004performer: "I Love You" 1943
EastEnders2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Door to Door2002TV Movie writer: "Holding Back The Years"
Zwei Männer am Herd2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Whatever It Takes2000writer: "Holding Back the Years"
Love & Basketball2000writer: "Holding Back The Years" - as Michael James Hucknall
An Audience with Tom Jones1999TV Special performer: "Ain't That a Lot of Love"
Me Myself I1999writer: "So Beautiful" 1995 - as M. Hucknall
Top of the Pops1995-1998TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Brit Awards 19961996TV Special writer: "Fairground"
Jack & Sarah1995writer: "Stars"
Stars in Their Eyes1991-1994TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Après l'amour1992writer: "The Right Thing"
Sjans1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Only Fools and Horses....1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frantic1988writer: "I'm Gonna' Lose You"
3 Men and a Baby1987writer: "The Right Thing"
Cross My Heart1987writer: "Holding Back the Years"
A Year in the Life1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miami Vice1986-1987TV Series writer - 2 episodes


Simply Red: Farewell - Live at the Sydney Opera House2011
De-Lovely2004Musical Performer - "I Love You"


Aufregung auf der Weide2009TV Short


Question Time2004-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Beatles' Please Please Me: Remaking a Classic2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of the Proms2013TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Loose Women2006-2013TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself
Sunday Brunch2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself
B.B. King: The Life of Riley2012DocumentaryHimself
The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Musician / Himself
Music Nuggets2011TV SeriesHimself
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Mastermind2008TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wetten, dass..?2003-2008TV SeriesHimself
Songbook2008TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1998-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interviewee
Quelli che... il calcio2008TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Simply Red: Stay - Live at the Royal Albert Hall2007Himself / Vocals
Family Guy2007TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2004-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
Comic Relief: The Apprentice2007TV MovieHimself
Soul Britannia2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2006TV SeriesHimself
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?2006TV SeriesHimself - Performer
All-Time Greatest Party Songs2005TV Movie documentaryPerformer / Himself (as Simply Red)
GMTV2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Saturday Swings2005TV MovieHimself
42. Sopot Festival2005TV MovieHimself
Classic Albums2004TV Series documentaryHimself
All-Time Greatest Love Songs2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer (as Simply Red)
Parkinson2003-2004TV SeriesHimself / Themselves
Kelly2004TV SeriesHimself
One Life to Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Children in Need2003TV SeriesHimself
TV total2003TV SeriesHimself
The National Music Awards 20032003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Celebridade2003TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust 20032003TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Simply Red)
Verstehen Sie Spaß?2003TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1985-2003TV SeriesHimself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
It's the Number One Party2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer (as Simply Red)
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Die Lotto-Show1998-1999TV SeriesHimself
TFI Friday1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Tom Jones1999TV SpecialHimself
Martine McCutcheon: This Is My Moment1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lenny Goes to Town1998TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Rod Stewart1998TV MoviePerformer / Himself
Dennis Pennis R.I.P.1997VideoHimself
The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon1997TV MovieHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself (as Simply Red)
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHimself
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge1995TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
MTV Europe Music Awards 19951995TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Simply Red)
Masterchef1995TV SeriesHimself
Brit Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself - Award Winner
Aspel & Company1992TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself
Cilla's Goodbye to the '80s1989TV Movie as Simply Red
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself (as Simply Red)
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHimself
Tocata1987TV SeriesHimself
Brit Awards 19871987TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Simply Red)
MTV Video Music Awards 19861986TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Simply Red)

Archive Footage

Stayin' Alive - 50 Jahre Bee Gees2013DocumentaryHimself
Essential Music Videos: Classic '80s2004Video shortHimself - Simply Red (segment "Holding Back the Years") (uncredited)
The Way They Were1999TV Movie
Omnibus1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1995TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2011Gold Badge AwardBASCA Gold Badge Awards

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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