Neil Giraldo Net Worth

Neil Giraldo Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Neil Thomas Giraldo net worth is
$5 Million

Neil Thomas Giraldo Wiki Biography

Neil Giraldo was born on the 29th December 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio USA, and is a musician, producer, arranger, and songwriter, but is perhaps best known as the husband of Pat Benatar, and has performed as a lead guitarist on all of her albums. Giraldo’s career started in 1978.

Have you ever wondered how rich Neil Giraldo is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Giraldo’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful career in music. In addition to playing the guitar, Giraldo has also written, produced, and recorded over 100 songs, which has improved his wealth.

Neil Giraldo Net Worth $5 Million

Neil Giraldo was a son of Anthony and Angela, who introduced him to the guitar at the age of six, while his uncle Tim used to play him such bands as The Yardbirds, The Kinks, and The Rolling Stones, among many others.

Giraldo started his career as a member of the Rick Derringer band, beating 200 other guitarists for the job. He met his future wife, Pat Benatar after the producer and writer Mike Chapman was the initiator of their meeting with ideas of forming a band. Benatar and Giraldo released their debut album entitled “In the Heat of the Night” (1979), which achieved platinum status led by the singles “Heartbreaker” and “We Live For Love”. The pair became the first male and female to ever appear on MTV, in the video for “You Better Run”, and released the Grammy Award-winning single entitled “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”. Neil’s net worth was well set.

In 1980, they released “Crimes of Passion”, and then in 1981 “Precious Time” earned Benatar another Grammy Award, while “Get Nervous” achieved the same success with the song “Shadows of the Night”. In 1982, Benatar and Giraldo recorded “Live From Earth, and received their fourth Grammy with the single “Love Is a Battlefield”. By the end of the ‘80s, Pat and Neil had released several more albums including “Tropico” (1984), “Wide Awake In Dreamland” (1988), and “True Love” (1989), so Neil’s net worth was rising sreadily.

Naturally, Giraldo participated on both Benatar’s albums in the ‘90s, “Gravity’s Rainbow” (1993) and “Inamorata” (1997), while in 2001, he composed the music for the movie called “Nailed” starring Harvey Keitel. Most recently, Giraldo played on Pat Benatar’s “Go” in 2003, and wrote the music for the film “Smile” (2004), with Linda Hamilton in the lead role.

Most recently, Neil and Pat embarked on an extensive “35th Anniversary” tour in 2014-15, the success of which certainly added to his and her net worth, including album sales.

Regarding his personal life, Neil Giraldo married Pat Benatar in 1982, and has two children with her.

Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 29, 1955
Place Of BirthCleveland, Ohio, USA
ProfessionFilm score composer
SpousePat Benatar
ChildrenHaley Giraldo, Hana Giraldo
Albums35th Anniversary Tour (Live), Live: Summer Vacation Tour Soundtrack (feat. Neil Giraldo)
1Currently touring the US with his wife, Pat Benatar, on the "I Won't Go" tour, in support of their latest album, "Go". [July 2003]
2Currently touring the US with wife, Pat Benatar, on their "Polyamnesia Off the Rock" Tour. [July 2006]
3Father of daughters Haley Giraldo and Hana Giraldo.
4Started playing guitar when he was 5, at his father's insistence
5Side-projects include scoring films


Pat Benatar: Summer Vacation2002TV Special documentary writer: "We Live For Love", "Girl", "I Won't", "True Love", "Out Of The Ruins", "Hell Is For Children", "Please Don't Leave Me", "Promises In The Dark"
An Extremely Goofy Movie2000Video performer: "Future's So Bright Gotta Wear Shades"
38 Special: Live at Sturgis1999Video documentary writer: "Back To Paradise"
Mr. Music1998TV Movie writer: "Only You", "River of Love", "Strawberry Wine"
Texasville1990writer: "Hell Is For Children"
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise1987writer: "Back to Paradise" - as Geraldo
The Secret of My Succe$s1987producer: "Sometimes the Good Guys Finish First"
The Stepfather1987lyrics: "Run Between the Raindrops" 1985 - as N. Geraldo / music: "Run Between the Raindrops" 1985 - as N. Geraldo
Miami Vice1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vision Quest1985producer: "Change" - as Neil Geraldo
Pat Benatar: Hit Videos1984Video short writer: "ANXIETY GET NERVOUS" - as Geraldo / writer: "LIPSTICK LIES" - as N. Geraldo
The Other Side of the Tracks1984TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tube1983TV Series writer - 1 episode
WKRP in Cincinnati1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Pop1981writer: "Hell Is for Children"
Up the Academy1980lyrics: "We Live For Love" / music: "We Live For Love"
The Simpsons2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nobel Son2007writer: "Hell Is for Children"
Pat Benatar: Choice Cuts - The Complete Video Collection2003Video writer: "Promises In The Dark", "Anxiety Get Nervous", "Lipstick Lies", "Ohh Ohh Song", "Painted Desert", "One Love Song For The Lion", "Let's Stay Together", "True Love", "Somebody's Baby", "Strawberry Wine", "Christmas In America"
Pat Benatar: Best Shots - The Videos2002Video writer: "Promises in the Dark", "Anxiety Get Nervous", "Lipstick Lies", "Ooh Ooh Song", "Painted Desert", "One Love Song For Lion", "Let's Stay Together", "True Love", "Somebody's Baby", "Strawberry Wine", "Christmas in America"


The Same Sky2017pre-production


Charmed2003TV SeriesNeil Giraldo


CNN Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2015TV MovieHimself - Performer
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2015TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo 35th Anniversary Tour2015TV MovieHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2013TV SeriesHimself
Sound City2013DocumentaryHimself
All-American New Year's Eve 20132012TV MovieHimself - Musical Guest
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The Young and the Restless2008TV SeriesHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Pat Benatar: Choice Cuts - The Complete Video Collection2003VideoHimself
Good Morning America2003TV SeriesHimself
Pat Benatar: Best Shots - The Videos2002VideoHimself - Band Member
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
That '80s Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Pat Benatar: Summer Vacation2002TV Special documentaryHimself - Singer and Guitarist
Dharma & Greg2001TV SeriesHimself
More of the Big 80's1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Pat Benatar: The Visual Music Collection1986VideoHimself - Band Member
Pat Benatar: Hit Videos1984Video shortHimself - Band Member
Pat Benatar: Live in New Haven1983TV Movie documentaryHimself - Guitar
Catch a Rising Star's 10th Anniversary1982TV SpecialPat Benatar Band (as Neil Geraldo)

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The Other Side of the Tracks1984TV SeriesHimself

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