Last Updated on January 4, 2021
Who Is Mick Jagger?
Sir Michael Philip Jagger, popularly known as Mick Jagger, is an English singer-songwriter, actor, and film producer who is best known for his role as the lead vocalist of The Rolling Stones music band.
As a musician, Jagger is considered one of the most influential figures in the history of rock & roll.
|Full Name:||Sir Michael Philip Jagger|
|Popular Name:||Mick Jagger|
|Birth Date:||July 26, 1943|
|Parents:||Basil Fanshawe Jagger and Eva Ensley Mary Scutts|
|Birth Place:||Dartford, Kent, England|
|Ethnicity:||English and Cornish|
|Education:||Wentworth Primary School, Dartford Grammar School, and the London School of Economics and Political Science|
|Marital Status:||Divorced. Previously married to Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias (from 1971 until 1978)|
|Children:||Lucas Maurice Morad Jagger, Georgia May Jagger, Jade Jagger, Karis Jagger, Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger, Elizabeth Jagger, James Jagger, and Gabriel Jagger|
|Net Worth:||USD 500 million (as of November 1, 2020)|
|Source of Wealth:||Singing, Songwriting, Acting, Film Production, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 10″ (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||64 kg; In pounds: 142 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Mick Jagger was born on July 26, 1943, in Dartford, Kent, England, to Basil Fanshawe “Joe” Jagger and Eva Ensley Mary Scutts. His father was a teacher, whereas his mother was a hairdresser and political activist.
Jagger grew up in the same neighborhood as singer and future co-founder of The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards. The duo even attended Wentworth Primary School together and became best of friends. But in 1954, the Richards’ family moved and the pair got separated. Fortunately, they reunited several years later and decided to pursue their shared musical ambitions in earnest.
The friendship between Jagger and Richards culminated in the founding of The Rolling Stones pop rock band in 1962, along with Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and Ian Stewart.
As a member of The Rolling Stones, Jagger has released 26 albums so far. Examples include the band’s self-titled debut album released in 1964, Aftermath (1966), Sticky Fingers (1971), Some Girls (1978), Dirty Work (1986), and Blue & Lonesome (2016).
While recording music with The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger also embarked on his solo career in the 80s. As a solo artist, Jagger has released 4 albums, including She’s the Boss (1985), Primitive Cool (1987), Wandering Spirit (1993), and Goddess in the Doorway (2001).
Besides singing, Mick Jagger has also pursued a career in the film industry. He has featured in quite a few movies, either as an actor or film producer.
Mick Jagger’s Net Worth
Mick Jagger enjoys one of the longest and most successful music careers. As of November 1, 2020, Jagger had a net worth of $500 million. He attributes much of his wealth to his role as ‘The Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist.
Throughout the years, The Rolling Stones has sold approximately 200 million records. The band has had at least 15 of their albums certified gold and 27 albums certified platinum or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). One of their albums has also gone on to achieve multiple-diamond certifications.
In terms of single track performance, at least 8 of The Rolling Stones’ songs have peaked at the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
The following are some of The Rolling Stones’ most successful album sales over the years:
• Out of Our Heads – Sold approximately 1 million copies in 1965, earning about $1,300,000
• Aftermath – Sold approximately 1.3 million copies in 1966, earning about $1,430,000
• Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) – Sold approximately 2 million copies in 1966, earning about $2,600,000
• Beggars Banquet – Sold approximately 1.15 million copies in 1968, earning about $1,500,000
• Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) – Sold approximately 1 million copies in 1969, earning about $1,300,000
• Let It Bleed – Sold approximately 2.4 million copies in 1969, earning about $3,120,000
• Sticky Fingers – Sold approximately 3.2 million copies in 1971, earning about $4,220,000
• Hot Rocks – Sold approximately 6.7 million copies in 1971, earning about $8,740,000
• Goats Head Soup – Sold approximately 3.4 million copies in 1973, earning about $4,450,000
• Some Girls – Sold approximately 6.5 million copies in 1978, earning about $8,490,000
• Emotional Rescue – Sold approximately 2.4 million copies in 1980, earning about $3,220,000
• Tattoo You – Sold approximately 4.9 million copies in 1981, earning about $6,400,000
• Steel Wheels – Sold approximately 3.2 million copies in 1989, earning about $4,240,000
• Voodoo Lounge – Sold approximately 4.8 million copies in 1994, earning about $6,300,000
• Forty Licks – Sold approximately 7.7 million copies in 2002, earning about $10,020,000
And while The Rolling Stones has been together for decades, the band hasn’t stopped earning from album sales and touring. Over the past few years, a significant portion of the band’s income has come from touring.
For instance, in 2015, the band earned $401,000,000 from 62 shows. The following year, they took home another $90,900,000 from their América Latina Olé Tour. More recently, The Rolling Stones earned some $41 million in 2019, becoming one of the year’s top celebrity earners. That’s despite postponing some of their dates after Jagger underwent heart surgery.
Collectively, between 2012 and 2019, The Rolling Stones embarked on six tours, grossing a whopping $929 million over those years.
In addition to singing, Mick Jagger has also earned some hefty paychecks from his acting career. Some of the most commercially successful movies that Jagger has had a role in include:
• Let’s Spend the Night Together (1983) with box office sales of $2.6 million
• Freejack (1992) with box office sales of $17.13 million,
• Enigma (2001) with box office sales of $4.3 million,
• The Women (2008) with worldwide box office sales of $50 million,
• Shine A Light (2008) with worldwide box office sales of $15.77 million, and
• Get On Up (2014) with worldwide box office sales of $33 million
Mick Jagger’s acting career includes roles in film production as well. In 1995, the sensational rock star teamed with Victoria Pearman to found Jagged Films. Some of the movies that Jagged has produced through Jagged Films include 2001’s Enigma and 2008’s The Women.
Mick Jagger has also invested heavily in real estate. In 2013, Jagger reportedly owned a real estate portfolio worth $250 million around the world, including luxurious properties in London and New York.
Lessons from Mick Jagger
1. Strong collaborations are a key component of success
One of the secrets behind the success of The Rolling Stones is that like Mick Jagger, every founding member came in with a unique specialization.
2. Stay true to your dreams
Jagger began pursuing his musical dreams during his childhood and he hasn’t lost sight of them. He once said, ‘Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.’
3. Sometimes it’s great to seek out your own path
Despite The Rolling Stones’ incredible accomplishments as a rock band, Mick Jagger decided to pursue a solo career in the 80s. And he succeeded at it.
Famous Quotes by Mick Jagger
“Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.”
“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.”
“I came into music just because I wanted the bread. It’s true. I looked around and this seemed like the only way I was going to get the kind of bread I wanted.”
“The elusive nature of love… it can be such a fleeting thing. You see it there and it’s just fluttering and it’s gone.”
“The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.”
Mick Jagger is one of the only few singers to have achieved tremendous success both as a solo artist and as a member of a music band. Although he is advanced in years, Jagger remains one of the most revered (and wealthiest) English musicians of all time.