Sonny Barger Net Worth

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Ralph Hubert "Sonny" Barger Wiki Biography

Ralph Hubert Barger was born on 8 October 1938, in Modesto, California, USA. He is a biker and author ,best known for founding the Oakland chapter of the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club. The popular club has been identified as an outlaw gang and criminal syndicate by the U.S Department of Justice, though their popularity has still made them a pop culture icon. Sonny has also appeared in several films which have helped raise his net worth.

How rich is Sonny Barger? As of early-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly acquired through successful books, films and television shows. He may have also received significant amounts of money while being part of the Hell’s Angels. All members of the club own Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Sonny has been known to have owned around a dozen. He also owns a bike repair shop.

Sonny Barger Net Worth $500,000

During the 1950s up to the 1960s, Sonny was responsible for pulling disparate motorcycle clubs together to create the Hell’s Angels in 1957, a club bent on achieving worldwide expansion. Barger became a prominent figure in the gang and became the topic of various books like Hunter S. Thompson’s “Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs”. He was also mentioned in another 1960s book, “The Electric Kool-Aid Test” by Tom Wolfe. He was present at The Rolling Stones’ Altamont Free Concert and even made an appearance in the 1970 documentary “Gimme Shelter”. In the 1980s, Barger was arrested and found guilty of conspiring to blow up a rival gang’s clubhouse, and spent four years in prison in Arizona, which derailed his biking career. By 1998, he had moved to the Cave Creek chapter of Hell’s Angels and has remained an active member since.

In recent years, Sonny has focused his efforts more on writing books and promoting motorcycle safety. He’s the author of five books, and these are “Hell’s Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell’s Angel Motorcycle Club”, “Dead in 5 Heartbeats”, “Freedom: Credos from the Road”, “6 Chambers, 1 Bullet”, and “Sonny Barger’s Guide to Motorcycling”.

Barger has also made a few television appearances, becoming a recurring cast member in the FX television series “Sons of Anarchy”. He is depicted as Lenny “The Pimp” Janowitz who’s a leader of an outlaw motorcycle club supposedly based on the Hell’s Angels. Aside from these, Sonny was spotted in a few 1960s films including “Hell’s Angels on Wheels” and “Hell’s Angels ‘69”.

For his personal life, Sonny has been married to Zorana since 2005. Sonny was diagnosed with throat cancer during the 1980s as a result of heavy smoking. His vocal cords were removed as a result and after a laryngectomy, he learned to speak using the muscles in his throat. He also mentioned in one of his books that he didn’t like Harley-Davidsons and was just riding them for the club. He preferred a Honda, a BMW, or any Japanese models that focused on building bigger bikes. Currently, Sonny resides in New River.

Full NameSonny Barger
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthOctober 8, 1938
Place Of BirthModesto, California, USA
ProfessionAuthor, actor, "Hells Angels" biker
SpouseZorana Barger
ParentsKathryn Carmella Barger, Ralph Hubert Barger
MoviesHell's Angels on Wheels (1967), Hell's Angels '69 (1969), Hell's Angels Forever (1983), Sons of Anarchy (2010-2012)
1Motorcycle Rider
2Hells Angel Biker
1Don't take shit from your enemies that you'd never take from your friends.
2If you treat me right, I'll treat you better. If you treat me wrong, I'll treat you worse.
3If I ever get too old to ride my motorcycle and have pretty girls, I'd rather just rob a bank and go back to prison.
4(Referring to Keith Richards during the Altamont Concert in December 1969.) "I stood next to him and stuck my Pistol into his side and told him to start playing his Guitar or he was dead."
5The urge to jump on a motorcycle - to journey as a rebel and be free of boundaries and limits...
6While most of us merely dream of it, I pursued that lifestyle - choosing freedom over restraint, facing danger without fear, in the fellowship of the most famous Motorcycle club in history - I'm legendary leader who symbolizes the spirit of liberty.
7I never thought freedom was cheap.
1Barger and the Hells Angels made international headlines when a small group disrupted hundreds of anti-war protesters in Berkeley, California in 1965.
2In April 1957 he was riding to Gardena, CA. and his motorcycle broke down on the highway. A Hells Angel stopped to help him. After that encounter he started the Oakland chapter.
3In November 1965 Barger sent a letter to president Lyndon Johnson at the White House in support of the war in Vietnam: "I volunteer a group of loyal Americans for behind-the-line duty in Vietnam. We are available for training and duty immediately." Barger received a letter in response from an officer stating if they wanted to fight they would have to enlist in the army.
4Barger and the Hells Angels supported the war in Vietnam.
5In 1988 Barger was sentenced for conspiring to blow up the clubhouse of a rival motorcycle club, the Outlaws in Louisville, Kentucky. He spent four years in federal prison in Arizona.
6He moved from Oakland to Cave Creek, AZ. in 1998.
7He has 2 dogs - Hannah and Freedom.
8In 1957 he started the Oakland Chapter of the Hells Angeles.
9Since he is a convicted criminal, he has lost his right to vote and own a gun.
10His father was an alcoholic.
11Hates Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.
12He always carries a marker/pen with him to sign autographs.
13His mother abandoned the family when he was a very young.
14Dropped out of School at age 16 to join the United States Army.
15In 1982 he was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx; the doctors gave him two weeks to live.
16Has only owned between 10-12 bikes in his life.
17In 1958 he became president of the Oakland chapter of the Hells Angels.
18Is a member of the Cave Creek Chapter of the Hells Angels in Phoenix, Arizona.
19Is one of the most famous outlaw Bikers in the world.
20Involved in the infamous 1969 Rolling Stones free Concert of Altamont in the San Francisco bay area, which resulted the death of a young man who brought a Gun to the Concert which erupted into in a fight with the Hell's Angels. Later, the Hell's Angels were acquitted on all charges. (December 6, 1969)
21In 1982 he was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx and his vocal cords were removed. On the way to the operating room he smoked one last cigarette. After the operation he had to learn how to talk again.
22Served in the United States Army (1955).


Dead in 5 Heartbeats2013Traders Bar Patron
Sons of Anarchy2010-2012TV SeriesLenny 'The Pimp' Janowitz
Hell's Angels '691969Sonny
Hells Angels on Wheels1967President of the Hells Angels


Angels from Hell1968story consultant
Hells Angels on Wheels1967technical advisor


Dead in 5 Heartbeats2013producer


I Ride2013Documentary
Off the Boulevard2011DocumentaryHimself
Tracks2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson2008DocumentaryHimself
Harley Davidson: The Spirit of America2005Video documentaryHimself
Tout le monde en parle2004TV SeriesHimself
Hells Angels Forever1983DocumentaryHimself - Hells Angels President
Gimme Shelter1970DocumentaryHimself
Sonny Barger Confronts VDC1965Documentary shortHimself

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