Mick Jones (Foreigner) Net Worth

November 25, 2023
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Michael Leslie Jones was born on the 27th December 1944, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK, and is a guitarist, composer and producer, probably best known as the guitarist of the bands Spooky Tooth and Foreigner. Jones has been active in the entertainment industry since 1961.

How much is the net worth of Mick Jones? It has been calculated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $25 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Music is the main source of Jones popularity wealth.

Mick Jones (Foreigner) Net Worth $25 Million

To begin with, Jones was inspired by Elvis Presley to pursue a career in music. He started in late 1960, as a member of the instrumental rock ‘n’ roll band Nero and the Gladiators. The group released two singles that had minor success in England in 1961. After the group disbanded, Mick went to France and obtained the position of a guitarist in the orchestra of Eddie Vartan, and at the same time he worked with the younger sister of the latter, Sylvie Vartan. Then from 1965 to 1974, Mick Jones was the official guitarist for Johnny Hallyday. He accompanied the French rocker on stage until 1970, and collaborated with him recording albums until 1974. Mick Jones was not only an instrumentalist for Hallyday, but also a composer of some thirty sings often written in collaboration with Tommy Brown, with whom he shared the task of conductor. Later, he joined Gary Wright to form Wonderwheel. His net worth was well established.

In 1973, Jones and Wright re-formed Spooky Tooth, and released studio albums “You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw” (1973), “Witness” (1973) and “The Mirror” (1974). After that Jones was a member of the Leslie West Band. He also played on Peter Frampton’s album “Wind of Change” (1972), and on “Dark Horse” (1974) for George Harrison. In 1976, he formed the band Foreigner with Ian McDonald, the soul of the first album of King Crimson and Lou Gramm. Jones co-produced all the band’s albums and co-wrote most of their songs with Gramm. In 1984, Jones wrote the song “I Want To Know What Love Is” for Foreigner, which was a huge success, topping the charts in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and some European countries – the single was eventually certified platinum. However, tensions were growing within the group during the 1980s, caused by differences in musical taste between Gramm who preferred hard rock, and Jones – more inclined towards synthesizers. Lou Gramm left the band in 1989, to return in 1991.

In 1989, Jones compiled his only, self-titled solo album under the of label Atlantic Records, which included among others Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Simon Kirke from Bad Company and Foreigner’s Dennis Elliott. The same year, the guitarist collaborated with Eric Clapton for the disc of the latter “Journeyman”. He wrote the lyrics of “Bad Love”, the song composed and performed by Eric Clapton, with Phil Collins on drums and Pino Palladino on bass, with Clapton being awarded the Grammy for the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for the song. Overall, all the above mentioned engagements have increased the total size of Mick Jones’ net worth, and which as steadily increased over the years in collaboration with others in Foreigner.

Finally, in the personal life of musician, Jones married the socialite Ann Dexter Jones in 1985, but the two divorced in 2007; they have two children, and Mick has two sons from previous relationships.

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