Peter Cetera Net Worth

Peter Cetera Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Peter Paul Cetera net worth is
$30 Million

Peter Paul Cetera Wiki Biography

Peter Paul Cetera was born on the 13th September 1944, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of Polish and Hungarian ancestry, and is a musician, singer, songwriter and producer as well, particularly known for being an original member of the rock group Chicago. As a solo artist, he has also released eight studio albums, including “One More Story” (1988), “Another Perfect World” (2001), and six Top 40 singles, such as “Glory Of Love”, “Restless Heart”, etc. His career has been active since 1962.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Peter Cetera is? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that Peter’s net worth is over $30 million, as of 2017, accumulated through his successful career in the music industry. Another source is coming from starring in two film titles.

Peter Cetera Net Worth $30 Million

Peter Cetera spent his childhood in the Morgan Park area of Chicago, one of six children; his brothers are Tim Cetera and Kenny Cetera, both involved in the music industry as well. Peter went to Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, and later transferred to Mendel Catholic Prep High School, from which he matriculated in 1962. He began playing the guitar at the age of 11, when it was given to him as a present from his parents.

In no time, Peter’s professional musical career began, as when he was 15 years old he joined other high school students, and formed a band called The Exceptions. However, he soon founded his own band called The Big Thing, and liking the music they produced, they renamed themselves The Chicago Transit Authority, and then shortened the name to Chicago. The band’s first album came out in 1969 entitled “Chicago Transit Authority”,  with Cetera becoming the frontman of the group. During his stint with the band, they released 14 more albums, becoming extremely popular during the 1970s, especially with albums “Chicago V” (1972), “Chicago VI” (1973), “Chicago VIII” (1975), all of which topped the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieved platinum status, which increased Peter’s net worth by a large margin, which subsequently enabled him to launch a solo career.

While still a member of Chicago, Peter worked on his debut self-titled solo album, and released it in 1981. As the band’s popularity began to decline, Peter focused more on his solo career, and left the band in 1985. Since then, he has been working on a solo career, which is now the main source of his net worth. So far, he has released eight albums, including “One More Story” (1988), “World Falling Down” (1992), “Another Perfect World” (2001), and “You Just Gotta Love Christmas” in 2004, all of which have added to his net worth, thanks to consistent sales.

Since 2005 he has been constantly on tour, which has also increased the overall size of his net worth.

In 2016, Peter was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, with the other original members of Chicago, however, he didn`t show up for the event.

Apart from his successful career as a musician, Peter has tried himself as an actor, appearing in two films, the 1973 film “Electra Glide In Blue”, playing Bob Zemko, and later in the 1991 TV film “Memories Of Midnight” as Larry Douglas, which also increased his overall net worth.

Regarding Peter Cetera’s personal life, he has been married twice, firstly to Janice Sheely from 1968 to 1973, and then to Diane Nini from 1982 until 1991; they are the parents of one child. He also has a daughter with his ex-girlfriend, Blythe Weber. His current residence is in Sun Valley, Idaho. In his spare time, Peter enjoys playing soccer, basketball and other sports.

Full NamePeter Cetera
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 13, 1944
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, USA
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionSinger, musician, songwriter, producer, original member of the rock band Chicago
EducationArchbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Mendel Catholic Prep High School
SpouseDiane Nini (m. 1982–1991), Janice Sheely (m. 1968–1973)
ChildrenSenna Cetera, Claire Cetera
SiblingsKenny Cetera, Margaret Gemperline, James Cetera, Mary McCauley, Tim Cetera
AwardsASCAP Award - Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures (1987)
Record LabelsWarner Bros. Records, Navarre, San Juan Records / Matrak, River North Records
AlbumsSolitude/Solitaire (1986), Another Perfect World (2001), World Falling Down (1992), Live In Salt Lake City (2005), Another Perfect World (2001), One Clear Voice (1995), Rock 'N' Roll Mass (EP), The Karate Kid Part II (1986, soundtrack), Walk a Fine Line (1983)
Music GroupsThe Exceptions, Chicago (1967 – 1985)
NominationsAcademy Awards - Best Music, Original Song (1987), Golden Globe Award
MoviesElectra Glide in Blue (1973), Peter Cetera: Live (2004), Soundstage Presents Peter Cetera (2004, concert)
TV Shows59th Academy Awards, live performance (1987), Baywatch: Save Me (1999), The Arsenio Hall Show (1993), The Arsenio Hall Show (1993), Smucker's Presents Hot Ice, Cool Sounds (NBC, 2008)
1Has lived in Sun Valley, Idaho, since the mid-1980s, where he routinely participates in numerous sports, including basketball, mountain biking, soccer, ice hockey and motorcycling. [2009]
2He and Chicago were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Penned the classic hit Glory of Love for the The Karate Kid Part II (1986) soundtrack.
4Co-wrote "Voices That Care," on which he was also a leading performer, with his frequent partner David Foster.
5Co-wrote and performed "Save Me", which was the theme from Baywatch (1989) during its maiden (network-based) season. Cetera also contributed "One Good Woman" to the "Baywatch" episode Baywatch: Snake Eyes (1990); both songs are available on Peter's album, "One More Story".
6Has a daughter, Senna, with former girl friend Blythe, who contributed artwork to her father's 2004 CD, "You Just Gotta Love Christmas".
7Has a daughter, Claire, with first wife, Diane Nini. Claire sang with her father on his 2004 CD, "You Just Gotta Love Christmas".
8Lead vocalist and bassist for rock group Chicago from 1967 to 1985.
9He played as an auto mechanics attendant in the music video "Stay The Night" by Chicago.


Chicago World Tour 2011: Backstage Pass2012Video writer: "Feelin' Stronger Everyday", "Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away"
The Bachelorette2012TV Series 1 episode
Criminal MindsTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
Modern Family2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Total WipeoutTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Miranda2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
HungTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols!2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Feet2006writer: "If You Leave Me Now"
Elite Beat Agents2006Video Game writer: "You're the Inspiration"
Australian Idol2003-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kicking & Screaming2005writer: "YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION"
A Lot Like Love2005writer: "If You Leave Me Now"
South Park2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Shaun of the Dead2004as Cetera, "If You Leave Me Now"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sex and the City2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2002-2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ed2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Three Kings1999writer: "If You Leave Me Now"
Goodbye Lover1998performer: "Do You Love Me That Much"
Pretty Woman1990performer: "No Explanation"
BaywatchTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
Panic at Malibu Pier1989TV Movie performer: "Save Me" / writer: "Save Me"
Chances Are1989performer: "AFTER ALL Love theme from CHANCES ARE"
Miami Vice1988TV Series performer - 1 episode
3 Men and a Baby1987performer: "Daddy's Girl" / writer: "Daddy's Girl"
Taketori monogatari1987performer: "Stay With Me"
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV Special performer: "Glory of Love" / writer: "Glory of Love"
The Karate Kid Part II1986performer: "Glory of Love Theme from The Karate Kid Part II" / writer: "Glory of Love Theme from The Karate Kid Part II"
Two of a Kind1983writer: "Prima Donna"
Summer Lovers1982writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry", "Get Away"
Top of the Pops1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Hologram for the King2016lyrics: "You're The Inspiration" / music: "You're The Inspiration"
The Grinder2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deadpool2016writer: "You're The Inspiration"
Pitch Perfect 22015writer: "If You Leave Me Now" - as Peter P. Cetera
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Betas2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game writer: "If You Leave Me Now"
Clear History2013TV Movie writer: "If You Leave Me Now"
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa2013writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" - as Peter P. Cetera

Music Department

BaywatchTV Series composer - 19 episodes, 1989 - 1990 performer - 19 episodes, 1989 - 1990


Memories of Midnight1991TV MovieLarry Douglas
Electra Glide in Blue1973Bob Zemko


Smísené dvouhry2011Video
Peter Cetera: Live in Salt Lake City2006Video


The Terry Kath Experience2016DocumentaryHimself
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2010TV SeriesHimself
Smucker's Hot Ice, Cool Sounds2008TV MovieHimself
Great Performances2008TV SeriesHimself
Gylne tider2006-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Peter Cetera: Live in Salt Lake City2006VideoHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Soundstage2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Concert for World Children's Day2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-1997TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Salute to Our Troops1991TV MovieHimself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Lead Vocals & Choir Member
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Original Song
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself (as Chicago)
Top of the Pops1976TV SeriesHimself - Interview
Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly1973TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago2016DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

1987ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesThe Karate Kid Part II (1986)

Nominated Awards

1987OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongThe Karate Kid Part II (1986)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureThe Karate Kid Part II (1986)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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