Steve Hackett Net Worth

January 23, 2023
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Stephen Richard Hackett was born on the 12th February 1950 in Pimlico, London, England, and is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, probably best recognized for being a former member of the British rock group Genesis. He is also known for being a solo artist.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Steve Hackett is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Steve’s net worth is over $20 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the music industry since 1970.


Steve Hackett Net Worth $20 Million


Steve Hackett was raised in his hometown, by parents Peter and June Hackett; his younger brother is John Hackett, a well-known musician. He went to Sloane Grammar School in Chelsea, meantime beginning to play the harmonica and recorder, and later, when he was 12 years old, he moved his focus on to the guitar. Some of his idols at that period were not only The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, but also Mario Lanza and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Subsequently, Steve’s musical career began, as he started performing with such rock bands as Heel Pier, Canterbury Glass and Sarabande. In 1970, he became a member of Quiet World, along with his brother John, performing on their studio album “The Road”, which marked the beginning of his net worth. However, he decided to leave the band, and in the following year joined the rock band Genesis and performed on their album “Nursery Cryme” (1971), which was followed by the album “Foxtrot” (1972), peaking at No. 12 in the UK. The band’s next album “Selling England By The Pound” out came in 1973, and during the next year they also released “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”. Two years later, he was involved on their two albums “A Trick Of The Tail” and “Wind & Wuthering”, after which he decided to leave the band to pursue his career as a solo artist.

In 1975, Steve released his debut solo studio album entitled “Voyage Of The Acolyte”, which peaked at No. 26 in the UK and achieved silver certification. By the end of the decade, he had also released “Please Don’t Touch” (1978), “Spectral Mornings” (1979), and “Defector” (1980), all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth. During the next two decades, Steve continued successfully with his musical career, releasing such albums as “Till We Have Faces” (1984), “Guitar Noir” (1993) and “Darktown” (1999). Moreover, in 1986, Steve co-founded his own band called GTR, alongside guitarist Steve Howe, and they released during the same year the self-titled album, which was certified gold, and the song “When The Heart Rules The Mind” reached No. 3 on the US Rock chart.

In the new millennium, Steve didn’t have any major success until 2009, when out came his album “Out Of The Tunnel’s Mouth”, on which he collaborated with guitarist Anthony Phillips. To speak further about his career, he released “Beyond The Shrouded Horizon” in 2011, and “Wolflight” in 2015. Most recently, out came the album “The Night Siren” (2017), and his net worth is certainly still rising.

Besides the above, he also became known for releasing several classical albums, including “Bay Of Kings” (1983), reaching No. 70 in the UK, “Momentum” (1988), “Metamorpheus” (2005), and a blues album entitled “Blues With A Feeling” (1994), all of which contributed to his wealth.

Regarding to his personal life, Steve Hackett has been married to author Jo Lehmann since 2011. He was previously married to Kim Poor (1981-2007) and Ellen Busse (1972-1974), with whom he has a son.

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