Who Is The Richest Member Of Def Leppard? See Joe Elliott, Rick Allen And Phil Collen’s Net Worth In 2021
More than forty years in the music industry, iconic rock band, Def Leppard is one of the best-selling music artists with their albums which was sold over 100 million records all around the world. The band’s popularity and commercial success have continued since the beginning of their careers.
Def Leppard became one of the frontier bands of the new British heavy metal wave at the beginning of the 1980s. The band was founded in 1977 and it finally consisted of lead vocalist Joe Elliott, bassist and back vocalist Rick Savage, drummer Rick Allen, guitarists Phil Collen, and Vivian Campbell. Def Leppard released their debut studio album, ‘On Through the Night’ on 14 March 1980.
The debut album reached the top of the U.K charts. The success was followed by the second studio album, ‘High ‘n’ Dry’ in 1981, ‘Pyromia’ in 1983, ‘Hysteria’ in 1987. Almost all of the albums reached the selling records and reached the top different charts in various countries. Their fifth album, ‘Adrenalize’ came after the death of their guitarist, Steve Clark. With their great popularity and best-selling albums, people wondered about the financial status of the band members.
Joe Elliott Net Worth $70 Million
Joe Elliott is the richest member of Def Leppard with his $70 million net worth. He first joined a local band named Atomic Mass. Then the name of the band was changed to Def Leppard. He became the lead singer of the band and was the voice behind all of these great songs of the band. After the release of hit singles, Def Leppard released their sixth studio album, ‘Slang’ in 1996. Elliott’s vocal skills were appreciated once again with this album.
Apart from his successful career in Def Leppard, he also became the lead singer of two cover bands entitled Cybernaut as the tribute band of David Bowie and Down ‘n’ Outz as a cover band of Mott the Hoople. He collaborated with different artists in their projects such as Ronnie Wood’s ‘Slide on This’ and Lori Spee’s ‘Those Faces.’ Joe Elliott proved his talent and gained high financial status with his various projects.
Rick Allen Net Worth $50 Million
Rick Allen is the second richest member of Def Leppard with his extraordinary drumming skills. He started his professional musical career in the band at the age of sixteen. He was also known as Thunder of the God by the fans. Although his left arm was amputated because of a car accident in 1987, he continued to play the drums of the following albums and songs of the band which are ‘Adrenalize,’ ‘Slang,’ ‘Euphoria,’ ‘X,’ ‘Yeah!‘ and the rest of them.
After the amputation of his left arm, he used a specially designed electronic drum kit for himself. He returned to perform live shows with Def Leppard at the Monsters of Rock Festival. Also, Allen and his wife Lauren Monroe started a charity project named Raven Drum Foundation and Allen formed One Hand Drum Company to financially sport the foundation. So, not only with his talent as a drummer but also with his charity projects, Allen was highly admired by the fans.
Phil Collen Net Worth $20 Milion
Phil Collen is the co-lead guitarist of Def Leppard with having $20 million net worth. He began his career as a guitarist when he was very young. He first started to be known as a member of Girl. Then he joined Def Leppard in 1982 in the process of recording ‘Pyromania.’ Collen and Steve Clark became a distinguished guitarist duo. They were named Terror Twins. The duo continued to play until the death of Steve Clark.
Apart from the band, Phil Collen has also been performing and recording in his different side projects. As one of them, Man Raze was formed by Phil Collen, former Girl bandmate, Simon Laffy, and Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook in 2004. Since then, the band has released two albums entitled ‘Surreal’ and ‘PunkFunkRootsRock.’ He also collaborated with Joe Elliott for another sideband, Cybernauts. All of the projects of Collen became popular and widely listened among his fans.