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Randy Meisner Net Worth

Randy Meisner Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Randy Meisner net worth is
$15 Million

Randy Meisner Wiki/Biography

Randy Meisner was born on 8 March 1946, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska USA, of German ancestry, although his grandparents were born in Russia. He is a musician and songwriter probably best known as one of the founding members of the world famous band The Eagles, which had a significant impact on his net worth.

So, just how rich is Randy Meisner? The musician’s net worth is estimated to be over $15 million by sources, the larger part of his fortune having come from his successful music career, including concert performances all over the world. Randy also owes his wealth to clever stock market investments, large asset holdings, and profitable endorsement contracts with such as CoverGirl cosmetics. Furthermore, he has several restaurants, a football team, and his own brand of Vodka. Lately, he has entered the perfume and fashion business, as well. He has a luxurious residence in Los Angeles, where he lives with his family. He is known as being very frugal as well as a smart investor.

Randy Meisner Net Worth $15 Million

Randy spent his childhood in Scottsbluff, where he attended the local high school. He became interested in playing the guitar when he was very young, after seeing Elvis Presley on TV. Since he was very poor as a child, he saw his talent for music as a gateway ticket to a better life. He soon started playing with the local band “The Dynamics” in 1961, with whom he stayed for four years. After that, he moved to California and joined the band called “Soul Survivors”, which was quite successful, having caught the attention of the Warner Bros, but Randy still made little money – he says about $5 a day – so he took various other odd jobs just to make ends meet. They even opened for a Jimi Hendrix concert in New York, but were paid little, just enough to return to California.

Randy then moved to a band called “Poco” in 1968, for which he is considered as one of the founding members, but left within a year after arguments over album content and contributing acknowledgments. He joined The Stone Canyon Band, Ricky Nelson’s backing group and with whom he was associated intermittently for several years, including touring and album productions, even writing for Ricky’s noted “Garden Party” album, all of which certainly helped raise his net worth.

After a short break, Meisner joined Linda Ronstadt’s backing group, which included Don Henly, Bernie Leeden and Glen Frey, with whom in 1971 he founded “The Eagles”, which was to become one of the most famous and successful bands in the world. Randy played base and provided backing vocals, and is particularly known for the song “Take It to the Limit”, which he co-wrote and sang, but was in on the bands most famous productions of “Hotel California” and “One of Those Nights”. Their success demanded extensive touring, during which Meisner became ill and consequently exhausted, so he left the group in 1978.

After recuperating, Randy started a solo career, releasing a self-titled album later in 1978, and “One More Song” in 1980. He formed and toured with The Silverados during that decade, and collaborated with many artists including Joe Walsh, Dan Fogelberg and James Taylor, Subsequent bands he played in reflected their membership – Meisner, Swan and Rich, and Roberts-Meisner. He also reunited briefly with Poco on an 1989-90 tour, and with The Eagles in 1998 at their induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. His net worth continued to grow steadily, but in the 2000s, after being a part of the World Classic Rockers touring group, his health degenerated to the point where ceased performing concerts in 2008.

Concerning his personal life, Randy has been married twice, firstly in 1963 to high school girlfriend Jennifer Barton; they divorced in 1981; they had a son and twin daughter and son. In 1996 he married long-time girlfriend Lana Rae, who died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot in early 2016. He is described as a very nice person by people who worked with him, but he has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction intermittently throughout his professional life, resulting partly in heart issues, and effectively bringing an end to his performing. He is known to be a very reserved person and hardly ever talks about his personal life in his interviews with the media.


Full NameRandy Meisner
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 8, 1946
Place Of BirthScottsbluff, Nebraska, USA
ProfessionMusician, Singer, Songwriter
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLana Meisner (m. 1996–2016), Jennifer Barton (m. 1963–1981)
ChildrenHeather Leigh Meisner, Eric Shane Meisner, Dana Scott Meisner
ParentsHerman Meisner, Emilie Meisner, Take It to the Limit, Deep Inside My Heart, Try and Love Again
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1191941
Awardsthe Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame (1998),
Record LabelsLoma, York and Decca Records, Sully Records out of Amarillo, Texas, A&M Records, Phil Spector's Gold Star studios
Albums"Pickin' Up the Pieces", "Sweet Baby James", "In Concert at the Troubadour", “Garden Party”, "Love Me or Leave Me Alone" (2005), "Dallas" (2002),"One More Song" (1980), "Randy Meisner" (1978,1982), "When the Night Falls" (1991), "Meisner, Swan & Rich (as Meisner, Swan & Rich)" (2001)
Music Groups"The Drivin' Dynamics" (1961-1965), "The Soul Survivors ("The Poor"), "Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band", “Poco” (1968), "Eagles" (1971 – 1977), "Black Tie"
MoviesThe World's Greatest Albums: Eagles: Desperado
TV Shows"Easy to Be Free" (1969), "History of the Eagles" tour
#Fact
1Former member of 1960s rock band Poco.
2Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of The Eagles).

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
History of the Eagles2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Tryin'", "Certain Kind of Fool", "Too Many Hands", "Take it to the Limit"
Dancing with the Stars2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne2005Video writer: "Take It to the Limit"
Vertical Limit2000writer: "Take It To The Limit"
Space Cowboys2000writer: "TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT"
FM1978performer: "Bad Man"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
History of the Eagles2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A '70s Celebration: The Beat Is Back1993TV SpecialHimself
Richard Marx Live1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimself - bass guitar

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1998TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies


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