Phil Lesh Net Worth

Phil Lesh Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Philip Chapman Lesh net worth is
$35 Million

Philip Chapman Lesh Wiki Biography

Philip Chapman Lesh was born on the 15th March 1940, in Berkeley, California, USA, and is a musician, probably best known for being the bassist and one of the founders of the hugely popular rock band The Grateful Dead. He is also recognized as the founder of several groups, including Phil Lesh and Friends, The Dead, and Furthur. His career in the music world has been active since 1961.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Phil Lesh as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that the overall size of Lesh’s net worth is over $35 million. He has been accumulating his fortune through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Another source is coming from selling his book.

Phil Lesh Net Worth $35 Million

Phil Lesh was born to Frank and Barbara Chapman Lesh, growing up in a musical environment, and under its influence he learned to play the violin initially. He became a member of the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra in Berkeley, where he played classical music. He attended Berkeley High School, and when he was 14 years old, he switched to trumpet and showed an interests in jazz music. After matriculation, he enrolled at the University of California, but he quit and moved to Oakland, to enroll in Luciano Berio’s music class at Mills College. There he befriended Tom Constanten who later became the keyboard player of the Grateful Dead. During his college days, Phil worked as a recording engineer at the KFPA, where he met Jerry Garcia whom Phil later joined in Warlocks, which would eventually lead to creating The Grateful Dead with Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Ron McKernan. The band`s line up changed often, but that didn`t stopped them from playing for 30 years, until 1995. During that period, the band released 13 studio albums, some of which reached platinum and gold certification, such as “Aoxomoxoa” (1969), “Workingsman`s Dead” (1970), “American Beauty” (1970) – which is the one of the band`s greatest albums, reaching double platinum – “In The Dark” (1987), and the last studio album “Without A Net” (1990). During the 30 years period, this was the main source of Phil`s net worth.

After the band ceased to exist, Phil played with several bands such as The Other Ones, Phil Lesh And Friends, and most recently Furthur, which also contained the former Grateful Dead member Bob Weir, however, the band disbanded as Lesh had serious health problems.

Regarding his personal life, Phil Lesh is married to Jill, with whom he has two children. He is also known for charity work, as he became an advocate for organ donor programs, and together with his wife, he works at the Unbroken Chain Foundation. Lesh published the book named “Searching For The Sound: My Life” in 2005. Just a year later, he announced that he had a cancer, and then he said that it was cured. Lesh is the creator for the music venue Terrapin Crossroads, which was opened firstly in 2012.

Most recently, Lesh announced that he had undergone surgery that removed the bladder cancer, and also stated that he expects to recover completely, and return to music.

Full NamePhil Lesh
Net Worth$35 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 15, 1940
Place Of BirthBerkeley, California, U.S.
ProfessionMusician, songwriter
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley, Mills College, Truckin', Ripple, Friend of the Devil
SpouseJill Lesh
ChildrenGrahame Lesh, Brian Lesh, Truckin', Ripple, Friend of the Devil
ParentsFrank Hamilton Lesh, Barbara Chapman Lesh, Truckin', Ripple, Friend of the Devil
Record LabelsColumbia
Music GroupsGrateful Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends
MoviesGrateful Dead: Dead Ahead, The Grateful Dead Movie
1Is Courtney Love's godfather.
2Shares a birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone and Mike Love of the Beach Boys.
3Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Grateful Dead)in 1994.


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wild2014/Iwriter: "Box of Rain" - as Phillip Lesh
Foxcatcher2014writer: "St. Stephen" - as Philip Lesh
Blue Crush 22011Video writer: "Truckin'"
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place2011Documentary writer: "Mindbender Confusion's Price", "Truckin'"
The Music Never Stopped2011arranger: "Not Fade Away/Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" Traditional - as Philip Lesh / writer: "Truckin'", "Truckin' Live at Deer Creek Music Center, July 15, 1989" - as Philip Lesh
Extraordinary Measures2010writer: "Truckin'"
Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey2008TV Movie documentary writer: "Dark Star"
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub2008Documentary writer: "Box of Rain"
Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield2006Video "Slipknot!" / performer: "Cosmic Charley", "Uncle John's Band", "Jam", "Eyes of The World", "St. Stephen", "The Eleven", "Caution Do Not Stop On Tracks", "All Along the Watchtower", "Slipknot!", "Franklin's Tower" / writer: "Jam", "St. Stephen", "The Eleven", "New Speedway Boogie"
Parashat Ha-Shavua2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dreamers2003writer: "Dark Star" 1968
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001997-1999TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Celebrity1998music: "Truckin'" 1970
Flirting with Disaster1996writer: "Truckin'"
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Wonder Years1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comic Book Confidential1988Documentary music: "Dark Star" / music: "TRUCKIN" - as Philip Lesh
Into the Homeland1987TV Movie writer: "Truckin'"
The Twilight Zone1985TV Series Opening theme music
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead1981Video writer: "Truckin'"


Jammys: Live Volume 12006
Petulia1968Hippie 4 (uncredited)


Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass1992Video short

Music Department

Apocalypse Now1979musician


Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here1989Video producer

Sound Department

Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert1987Video documentary post-production sound


The Music Never Stopped2011special thanks


Long Strange Trip2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia2016VideoHimself
Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead2015Himself
Fare Thee Well: Circles Around the Sun2015Video documentaryHimself
Fare Thee Well: Rainbows Are Real2015Documentary shortHimself
The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir2014DocumentaryHimself
Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday2013VideoHimself
Sunshine Daydream2013Himself
San Francisco Symphony at 1002011DocumentaryHimself
The View2009TV SeriesHimself
Best of the Jammys, Volume One2006VideoHimself
Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield2006VideoHimself
2005 Jammys Live: From the Theater at Madison Square Garden2006TV MovieHimself
Grateful Dead Truckin' Up to Buffalo2005Video documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Festival Express2003DocumentaryHimself - Grateful Dead / Interviewee
View from the Vault IV2003VideoHimself
View from the Vault III2002VideoHimself
Rising Low2002DocumentaryHimself
View from the Vault II2001VideoHimself
Nash Bridges2001TV SeriesHimself
The End of the Road2001DocumentaryHimself
View from the Vault2000VideoHimself
Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
ABC in Concert1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass1992Video shortHimself
Grateful Dead: So Far1987Video documentaryHimself
Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert1987Video documentaryHimself
Farm Aid '871987TV SpecialHimself (as Grateful Dead)
Dead Ringers: The Making of the Touch of Grey Video1987Video shortHimself
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead1981VideoHimself - Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland1978TV MovieHimself - Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead1977DocumentaryHimself
Beat-Club1972TV Series
Baff - Fast eine Sendung1971TV SeriesHimself
San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog1970TV Movie documentaryHimself - Grateful Dead
Gimme Shelter1970DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesSinger

Archive Footage

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place2011DocumentaryHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself

Known for movies

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