Who Is The Richest Member Of Led Zeppelin In 2021, Jimmy Page Or Robert Plant?
Even though initially being unpopular with critics, Led Zeppelin achieved to become one of the best-selling bands of all time by releasing hits songs one after another all of which changed the course of the music industry.
Led Zeppelin was founded by the former member of the Yardbirds, Jimmy Page, who recruited the Band of Joy singer Robert Plant and drummer John Bonham. The band’s bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones was later joined them, who previously worked with Page to record a song, ‘Beck’s Bolero,’ in a session together. The band released their debut solo album, ‘Led Zeppelin,’ in 1969, which consisted of their fusion of rock and blues.
Throughout their career, Led Zeppelin released several hit songs, such as ‘Good Times Bad Times,’ ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love,’ which influenced millions of people around the world. Known for their experimental style in music, Led Zeppelin achieved to sell around 300 million records around the world which made them one of the most selling bands of all time.
Unfortunately, the band’s career came to an end when their drummer, John Bonham, passed away on September 25, 1980, while he was only 32 years old. Bonzo was found unresponsive following a heavy day of drinking at the rehearsals. The cause of his death was later announced as a shock from inhaling vomit with alcohol in his system.
Following the sudden death of their bandmate, Led Zeppelin members decided to break up and pursue their own careers. Plant and Page became more successful in their solo careers than their other surviving bandmate, Jones, however, one of them seemed to be doing better financially than the other.
Robert Plant Net Worth $200 Million
Led Zeppelin’s legendary frontman and songwriter Robert Plant has a net worth of $200 million which makes him the richest member of the band. Plant is also the 42nd richest rock star in the world followed by Queen’s Roger Taylor and The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood.
Known for his powerfully wide vocal range, Robert Plant developed a strong relationship with Jimmy Page soon after they started working together. His songwriting skills were one of the factors that helped Led Zeppelin to earn worldwide success, which was proven by his contribution to the band’s iconic song, ‘Stairway to Heaven.’
Following the disbandment of Led Zeppelin, Plant worked on various solo projects as well as collaborations with Page, whose performing act was widely known as ‘Page and Plant.’ Often regarded as one of the greatest vocalists of all time, Robert released 11 solo studio albums. He received a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and Kennedy Center Honors along with his former bandmates.
Jimmy Page Net Worth $180 Million
The founder and lead guitarist of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page has a net worth of $180 million which makes him the second richest member of the band. Just like his former bandmate Robert Plant, Jimmy is also one of the richest rock stars in the world ranking in number 46, right after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
Jimmy Page had his initial experience of playing in a band with The Yardbirds. The Yardbirds was widely known for its inventive style combining blues and rhythm with rock music. The band was also known for starting the careers of the three most iconic guitarists of all time, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck. Page actually joined the band right after Eric Clapton left in 1965.
Following his career with the Yardbirds, Jimmy decided to form a new band which turned out to be one of the most influential bands in rock music history. Credited for creating the unique sound of Led Zeppelin, was ranked as number two in Gibson’s ‘Top 50 Guitarists of All Time’ list. He’s also inducted two times into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
After his successful career with Led Zeppelin, Page has taken part in various other acts, including XYZ, The Firm, The Honeydrippers, Coverdale–Page, and Page and Plant. The iconic guitarist also invested in real estate by purchasing and selling numerous properties, such as Thames Boathouse, the Tower House, the Mill House in Windsor, the Boleskine House, and Plumpton Place in Sussex.
What About The Net Worths Of John Paul Jones And John Bonham?
The bassist and keyboardist of Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones has a net worth of $90 million which is quite less than his other surviving bandmates, yet still enough to make him the third-richest member of the band. Following the disbandment of Led Zeppelin, Jones started working on his solo career along with collaborating with other musicians, such as Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, R.E.M., Lenny Kravitz, and more.
The late drummer of the band, John Bonham had a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death. Before joining Led Zeppelin, Bonham was performing in Robert Plant’s band, Band of Joy. He contributed to many Led Zeppelin hits with his unique drum solos, which influenced many young drummers like Dave Grohl, Mike Portnoy, and Chad Smith. He was also posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the surviving members of Led Zeppelin.