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Adrian Smith Net Worth

Adrian Smith Net Worth is
$60 Million

Adrian Smith Biography

Adrian Smith was born on the 27th February 1957, in Hackney, London, England, and is a guitarist and vocalist, best known as a member of the cult band Iron Maiden, and a former member of Urchin. Smith’s career started in 1972.

Have you ever wondered how rich Adrian Smith is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Smith’s net worth is as high as $60 million, an amount earned through his successful career in music. In addition to being a highly popular guitarist, Smith is also a backing vocalist and songwriter, and these have improved his wealth too.

Adrian Smith Net Worth $60 Million

Adrian Smith was the youngest child of his decorator father, and grew up in Clapton, London with his older brother, Patrick, and sister, Kathleen. He became interested in rock music at the age of 15 when he bought his first album, Deep Purple’s “Machine Head”. Smith befriended the Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray, and the two of them founded the group called Stone Free, with Murray on guitar, Smith doing vocals, and Dave McCloughlin playing the bongos. Smith stated that his favorite guitarists were Johnny Winter and Pat Travers, and that he was more influenced by blues rock than metal.

Smith left school at 16 and formed the band called Evil Ways with Dave Murray, but later renamed it Urchin. He stayed with Urchin until their demise in 1980, and was part of three studio albums: “Black Leather Fantasy” (1977), “She’s A Roller” (1977), and “Urchin” (2004). After passing an audition to join Iron Maiden, Smith debuted on a German TV show, and was a part of the band’s “Killers” album in 1981. That was Iron Maiden’s second studio album and the last with former vocalist Paul Di’Anno who was sacked due to his alcohol and cocaine problems. The album sold over a million copies, and reached No. 78 on the Billboard 200, and No. 12 on the UK Official Albums Chart.

In 1982, they released “The Number of the Beast”, their first album with vocalist Bruce Dickinson, and last with late drummer, Clive Burr. The album achieved platinum status in both USA and the UK, and peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard 200 while topping the Official Albums Chart in the United Kingdom. Their next release “Piece of Mind” (1983) also achieved platinum status, and reached their best-ever No. 14 place on the Billboard 200 chart. By the end of the 80’s, Iron Maiden had recorded three more studio albums: “Powerslave” (1984), “Somewhere in Time” (1986), and “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” (1989), the sales of which added a lot to Adrien`s net worth.

Smith left the band in 1990, replaced by sy Janick Gers, and in 1992 he formed The Untouchables that would later be named Psycho Motel. The band released two studio albums: “State of Mind” in 1995 and “Welcome to the World” in 1997. Smith joined Bruce Dickinson in his solo career, and later they rejoined Iron Maiden in 1999, since when the band has recorded five more albums: “Brave New World” (2000), which was sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, “Dance of Death” (2003), “A Matter of Life and Death” (2006), “The Final Frontier” (2010), and “The Book of Souls” (2015), increasing further Adrian’s net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Adrian Smith is married to his Canadian wife Nathalie Dufresne-Smith, and they have three children together. He was a big Manchester United fan before getting into music, when he apparently lost interest in football.

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Quick Facts

Net Worth$60 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 27th 1957
Place Of BirthHackney, east London, England
Height1.78 m
ProfessionGuitarist
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, Texas A&M University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseNathalie Dufresne-Smith
ChildrenBrittany Smith, Natasha Smith, Dylan Smith
SiblingsPatrick Smith, Kathleen Smith
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Smith
Allmusichttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/adrian-smith-mn0000499741
Music GroupsThe Trooper, Run to the Hills, 2 Minutes to Midnight, Iron Maiden, Urchin, Psycho Motel, ASAP, Primal Rock Rebellion, Autoramas
MoviesIron Maiden: The Legacy of the Beast


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Iron Maiden are currently planning out and scheduling tour dates for their "Early Years" tour. The tour will take place in the summer of 2005. [October 2004]
2His son, Dylan appeared on the cover of Psycho Motel's album, "Welcome to the World".
3He has three children with his wife, Nathalie: son, Dylan; daughter, Natasha; and daughter, Brittany.
4Founded his own band, "Psycho Motel"
5Left Iron Maiden in 1990. Rejoined the band in 1999.
6Guitarist for Iron Maiden.


Quotes

#Quote
1I've been playing with Bruce for two years and did two albums with him. We're getting back into doing some real heavy stuff. A lot of the people were saying, "you guys are teamed up, when are you going to get back together with the Maiden guys?" From day one when I started playing with Bruce, people were saying this. At the time, my thought was that this was very unlikely to happen. But, down the line, the rumors seemed to get stronger, and Rod Smallwood, Maiden's manager, contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in doing a tour. I said "oh yeah, I'd love to do it", and then we started talking about a new album, which was real bonus. I mean, I would've loved to just do the tour, but doing a new album, I think it's going to be great. So that's how it came about, really. It just felt real natural, you know. Blaze was going to leave Maiden, and they were going to be looking for a new lead singer. I guess they thought of Bruce first off. There you have it, really.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drugaí Marú IIShort writer: "The Evil That Men Do" filming
Californication2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Old Number Seven2009Short writer: "Face in the sand"
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game writer: "2 Minutes to Midnight"
Iron Maiden: Flight 6662009Documentary writer: "Moonchild", "2 Minutes to Midnight", "Revelations", "Wasted Years", "Can I Play with Madness"
Chemical Wedding2008writer: "Can I Play With Madness", "Wickerman" - as Smith
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: "2 Minutes to Midnight"
Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast2001Video documentary writer: "22 Acacia Avenue Live", "22 Acacia Avenue", "The Prisoner", "The Prisoner Live", "Gangland"
Top of the Pops2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain1985Video documentary writer: "22 Acacia Avenue Live", "2 Minutes To Midnight Live" - as Iron Maiden

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The History of Iron Maiden: Part 1, The Early Days2004

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Iron Maiden: En Vivo!2012Video documentary musician: Guitar

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That Metal Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Iron Maiden: En Vivo!2012Video documentaryHimself
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Behind the Beast2012DocumentaryHimself (Guitar)
Maiden Heaven2010DocumentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Flight 6662009DocumentaryHimself
Global Metal2008DocumentaryHimself
History of Iron Maiden: Part 22008DocumentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Death on the Road2006Video documentaryHimself / Guitars
The History of Iron Maiden: Part 1, The Early Days2004Himself
Headbangers Ball2003TV SeriesHimself
Iron Maiden: Visions of the Beast2003Video documentaryHimself - Guitarist
Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio2002Video documentaryHimself - Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast2001Video documentaryHimself - Guitar and Vocals
Iron Maiden: Donington Live 19921993Video documentaryHimself - Lead and Rhythm Guitars (uncredited)
Headbangers Ball1992TV SeriesHimself - Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden: Maiden England1989Video documentaryHimself - Lead Guitar
Iron Maiden: 12 Wasted Years1987Video documentaryHimself / Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Hear 'n Aid: The Sessions1986Video shortHimself
Iron Maiden: Live After Death1985Video documentaryHimself - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain1985Video documentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Ello Texas1983ShortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Iron Maiden
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