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Michael David McCready Wiki Biography
Michael David Mccready was born on the 5th April 1966, in Pensacola, Florida USA, and is a guitarist, best known to the world for being the lead guitarist of the grunge band Pearl Jam, founded in 1990, by Mike, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Eddie Vedder and Dave Krusen. Mike`s career started in 1979.
Have you ever wondered how rich Mike McCready is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Mike`s net worth is as high as $70 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a musician. Apart from Pearl Jam, Mike has played in several other bands, including Temple of the Dog, The Rockfords, and his own band Mad Season, which have also improved his net worth.
Mike McCready Net Worth $70 Million
Although born in Pensacola, Mike spent his childhood in Seattle, since his family moved there when he was still a child. He was influenced by rock music since his early days since his parents were big fans of Jimi Hendrix, while his friends were drawn to the sounds of Kiss and Aerosmith. He took his first steps towards music when he was 11 years old, when he bought his first electric guitar and started taking lessons. He attended Roosevelt High School, and formed the band Warrior, but changed its name to Shadow, soon after. He had moderate success with his band, firstly playing covers from other rock bands, but as time went by, they started making their own music – the band even got to Los Angeles, but failed to sign a record deal. After that, his band broke up, and Mike enrolled at a community college and worked in a video store. He gave up music for quite some time, but after hearing Stevie Ray Vaugh live at one of his many concerts in the late 1980s, Mike picked up his guitar once again, and since then has hardly let it out of his hands.
He joined the band Live Chile, but that didn`t last long, and soon after, he, Steve Gossard and Jeff Ament tried to start their own band, but instead joined Chris Cornell`s Temple of the Dog, alongside Matt Cameron. The band released only one album, in 1991, entitled “Temple of the Dog”, which was highly appreciated, as it achieved platinum status in the US and Canada tool.
In 1990, the trio recruited Eddie Vedder as a singer and formed Mookie Blaylock, which became Pearl Jam, when they signed with Epic Records in 1991. They had trouble finding a regular drummer, as Dave Krusen left, was replaced by Matt Chamberlan, who soon also left, and were joined by Dave Abbruzzese. Their first album came out in 1991 entitled “Ten”, and it reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and its commercial success was eponymous; achieving diamond status in the US, nine times platinum in Canada, three times platinum in the UK and eight times in Australia, increasing Mike`s net worth by a large margin, but also encouraging the band to continue to work together.
Two years later Pearl Jam released their second album “Vs.”, and it topped the US Billboard 200 chart, while also achieving seven times platinum status in the US, five times platinum in Canada, which only increased further Mike`s net worth.
Throughout the 1990s, the band continued their dominance with albums “Vitalogy” (1994), “No Code” (1996), and “Yield”, all of which achieved high chart positions, as “Vitalogy” and “No Code” topped the charts, while “Yield” reached No. 2.
Since the 2000s, they have released five more albums, including “Binaural” (2000), “Pearl Jam” (2006), “Backspacer” (2009) – one album more that reached No. 1 on the Billboard top 20 – and “Lightning Bolt” (2013), which is their most recent album.
Regarding his personal life, Mike has been married to Ashley O` Connor since 2005; the couple has three children.
During his life, Mike has had several problems with drug and alcohol abuse, but has apparently managed to overcome them. Also, he has suffered from Crohn`s disease since 21, and ever since has raised awareness about the disease and the problems that comes with it. Furthermore, he holds a concert every year in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, among other activities.
|Full Name||Mike McCready|
|Net Worth||$70 Million|
|Date Of Birth||April 5, 1966|
|Place Of Birth||Pensacola, Florida, United States|
|Education||Roosevelt High School|
|Music Groups||Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Mad Season, The Rockfords, Even Flow, Jeremy, Black|
|Nominations||Critics' Choice Documentary Award Best Song in a Documentary|
|Movies||Experience Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix|
|Roadies||2016||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Gleason||2016||Documentary performer: "Hoping and Healing" / writer: "Given to Fly" uncredited, "Hoping and Healing"|
|Break Point||2014||writer: "Yellow Ledbetter"|
|Out of the Furnace||2013||writer: "Release"|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013|
|Sons of Anarchy||2013||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|We Bought a Zoo||2011||performer: "Last Medicine Dance", "Ashley Collective", "Throwing Arrows" / writer: "Last Medicine Dance", "Ashley Collective", "Throwing Arrows"|
|50/50||2011||writer: "Yellow Ledbetter" - as Michael McCready|
|Countdown to Zero||2010||Documentary writer: "The Fixer"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2009||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Cold Case||2009||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|October Road||2007||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Friday Night Lights||2006||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train||2004||Documentary music: "Down" - as McCready|
|Friends||2004||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Riding Giants||2004||Documentary writer: "Go"|
|Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory||1998||Video documentary writer: "Faithfull", "Brain of J.", "Given To Fly"|
|Hype!||1996||Documentary writer: "Not For You"|
|Singles||1992||writer: "State of Love and Trust"|
|The Glamour & the Squalor||2015||Documentary|
|Shameless||2013||TV Series 1 episode|
|Fat Kid Rules the World||2012|
|Fringe||2010||TV Series guest composer - 1 episode|
|Horrible Bosses 2||2014||featured musician: guitar|
|Horrible Bosses||2011||featured musician: guitar|
|Hawaii Five-0||2011||TV Series composer - 1 episode|
|Almost Famous||2000||additional musician|
|Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution||1998||Video short||Mike McCready|
|Pearl Jam: Alive||1991||Video short|
|Pearl Jam Twenty||2011||Documentary Filmmakers|
|Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution||1998||Video short producer|
|Joey Dakota||2012||TV Movie soundtrack|
|The Glamour & the Squalor||2015||Documentary||Himself|
|It's So Easy and Other Lies||2015||Documentary||Himself|
|Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt||2013||Video short||Himself|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||2010-2013||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Musician|
|That Metal Show||2012||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Pearl Jam Twenty||2011||Documentary||Himself|
|Pearl Jam: Ten Revisited||2009||TV Movie||Himself|
|Pearl Jam: Immagine in Cornice - Live in Italy 2006||2007||Video documentary||Himself - Lead guitar|
|VH1 Storytellers||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1996-2006||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Pearl Jam|
|Pearl Jam: Live at the Garden||2003||Video documentary||Himself (Pearl Jam)|
|Pearl Jam: Live at the Showbox||2003||Video documentary||Himself (Pearl Jam)|
|America: A Tribute to Heroes||2001||TV Special documentary||Himself - Performer|
|Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000||2001||Video documentary||Himself (Guitar)|
|Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory||1998||Video documentary||Himself - Pearl Jam (uncredited)|
|Hype!||1996||Documentary||Himself - Pearl Jam|
|Mad Season: Live at the Moore||1995||Video documentary||Himself|
|24 Hours in Rock and Roll||1994||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Pearl Jam (uncredited)|
|MTV Video Music Awards 1993||1993||TV Special||Himself - Pearl Jam (uncredited)|
|Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration||1993||TV Special documentary||Himself|
|MTV Video Music Awards 1992||1992||TV Special||Himself - Pearl Jam Guitarist|
|Unplugged||1992||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|2016||Critics Choice Documentary Award||Critics Choice Documentary Awards||Best Song in a Documentary||Gleason (2016)|