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Mike Ness Net Worth

Mike Ness Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Michael James "Mike" Ness net worth is
$3 Million

Michael James "Mike" Ness Wiki Biography

Michael James “Mike” Ness was born on the 3rd April 1962, in Lynn, Massachusetts USA, and is a musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist, probably best known for being a founding member of Social Distortion, a punk rock group which has released seven studio albums. He is also known for his two solo studio albums, entitled “Cheating At Solitaire” and “Under The Influences”. His career has been active since 1978.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mike Ness is, as of mid- 2016? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Mike’s net worth is as high as $3 million, which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the music industry.

Mike Ness Net Worth $3 Million

Mike Ness spent his childhood in Orange County, California, to where his family relocated when he was a child. His musical career began in the 1970s, when he became involved in the punk rock scene after being kicked out of house by his father at only 15 years of age. He played in several bands, and in 1978 formed the punk rock band Social Distortion, alongside Casey Royer, Frank Agnew and his brother Rikk. However, Frank and Rikk left the group, and Mike brought his friend Dennis Danell to play bass guitar. Since then, until Danell`s death in 2000, the two were constant members of the band, with drummers coming and going every few years.

With the band, Mike released seven studio albums; their debut album came out in 1983, entitled “Mommy`s Little Monster”, receiving quite positive critiques, although it didn`t become a commercial success. Mike continued with music, and five years later released the second Social Distortion album, entitled “Prison Bound”, to positive critiques once again, but another failure when it comes to chart positions and sales. After that, Mike changed labels and signed a contract with Epic Records, and in 1990 released their first album for the label entitled “Social Distortion”, which reached No. 128 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieved gold status, increasing Mike`s net worth by a large margin.

The next two albums were also released through the Epic label, “Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell” (1992), and “White Light, White Heat, White Trash” (1996) which reached No. 27 becoming their highest charted album at that time. The band then left Epic records, and Mike formed his own label, Time Bomb Recording, through which the band released their next album entitled “Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 2004, which reached No. 31 on the Billboard chart.

Their last studio album came out in 2011, entitled “Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes”, which became their best album to date, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, and topping the US Independent Album chart; this added a lot to Mike`s net worth. Apart from his successful career as a band member, Mike also launched a solo career, releasing two albums “Cheating At Solitaire”, and “Under The Influence” both in 1999, which also added to his net worth.

Furthermore, Mike has featured in several film titles, including “Another State Of Mind” (1984), and “Frezno Smooth” (1999), adding a substantial amount of money to his net worth. Speaking about his personal life, Mike Ness has been married to Christine Marie since 1990, with whom he has two sons. Their current residence is in Newport Beach, California.

Full NameMike Ness
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthApril 3, 1962
Place Of BirthLynn, Massachusetts, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseChristine Marie (m. 1990)
ChildrenJulian Ness, Johnny Ness
NicknamesNess, Mike , Michael James Ness
Music GroupsSocial Distortion
MoviesLive in Orange County, Another State of Mind
2Gibson Les Paul
1Finished recording "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes", the first Social Distortion album since 2004. A November release date is expected. [August 2010]
2After 2005's highly acclaimed "Sex, Love and Rock'N'Roll", and a nearly sold out World Tour, they are now working on their new Album, which should be released later this year or 2007. One of the new songs that Social D. has been playing live is called "Diamond In The Rough" (available on Anti-Social: Social Distortion Live in Florida 2005) [January 2006]
3In the studio working on a new Social Distortion album and playing dates around California. [November 2003]
4Scheduled to start touring with Social Distortion this summer. In the meantime, the band is still in the process of recording a new studio album. [May 2006]
5Is a vegetarian.
6Has two sons Johnny and Julian.
7Lead singer and guitarist of California rock band Social Distortion.
8A smoking skull in a hat with a martini glass in the left hand is the band's logo.
9Lead guitarist and vocalist for California rock band Social Distortion.


Brotherhood2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Break-Up2006writer: "Story of My Life Live" - as Michael Ness
Jarhead2005writer: "Ball and Chain"
Lords of Dogtown2005producer: "Death or Glory"
Smallville2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
29 Palms2002performer: "Misery Loves Company" / writer: "Misery Loves Company"
Life or Something Like It2002writer: "Story of My Life Live"
Orange County2002as Michael Ness, "Story of My Life"
What to Do?2000Short "Losing at Solitaire"
Reality Bites1994writer: "Story Of My Life"
Du-beat-e-o1984writer: "Hour Of Darkness", "Creeps", "It's Not A Pretty Picture" - as Michael Ness
Kill the Messenger2014writer: "Ball and Chain"
Sons of AnarchyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Conan2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Story of My Life"
Punk's Not Dead2007Documentary writer: "Telling Them" - as Michael Ness


Social Distortion: Machine Gun Blues2011Video short'Sick Boy' Ness
Beautiful Ohio2006Choir Singer (as James Michael Neas)


Social Distortion: Machine Gun Blues2011Video short


Social Distortion: Machine Gun Blues2011Video short


Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone2016TV Series documentary
Punk's Not Dead2007DocumentaryHimself - Social Distortion
Social Distortion: Live in Orange County2004Himself
Expendable Three2002Video documentaryHimself
25 Years of Punk2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Frezno Smooth1999Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999TV SeriesHimself
Another State of Mind1984DocumentaryHimself

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