Peter Gabriel - Famous Musician

Peter Gabriel Net Worth


Peter Gabriel is a famous British singer, songwriter, and activist with a net worth of $95 million. Gabriel first rose to fame as the lead vocalist for the band, Genesis, before embarking on a successful solo career.

Key facts:

  • Peter Gabriel is a British singer, songwriter, and activist.
  • He is one of the founding members of the band Genesis, which he started in 1967.
  • Gabriel's greatest success came with his 1986 album 'So', which hit number one in the UK and number two in the US and spawned three Top 40 hits.
  • He has won a total of nine MTV Video Music Awards, including one for his iconic music video for 'Sledgehammer'.
  • Gabriel has had a successful solo career with multiple Grammy nominations and wins.
  • He is known for his philanthropy and activism, advocating for various humanitarian causes throughout his career.
  • Gabriel has been married twice and has four children.
  • He runs a record label called Real World Studios.

Basic Information About Peter Gabriel

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Rock Stars
ProfessionsSinger, Record producer, Musician, Artist, Film Score Composer, Actor, Songwriter, Flutist, Humanitarian, Music artist
Net worth$95,000,000
Date of birth1950-02-13 (74 years old)
Place of birthChobham
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Curiosities and TrademarksHe often titles his albums sequentially
His distinctive, deep, raspy voice
He often synthesizes rock instruments with electronics and exotic world music sounds
His elaborate songwriting and lyrics combined with sophisticated, layered musical productions
His Part Animated Part Live Action Music Videos
SpouseMeabh Flynn - (9 JuneΒ 2002 - present)Β (2 children)
17 March - Jill Moore (Β 1971 - 1987)Β (divorced)Β (2 children)
Height5 ft 10 in (1.791 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Peter Gabriel win?


Golden Globe

Golder Raspberry


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Peter Gabriel awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Grammy - Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaWinnerWALLΒ·E2009
World Soundtrack Award - Best Original Song Written for a FilmWinnerWALLΒ·E2008
Grammy - Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or TelevisionNomineeThe Last Temptation of Christ1990
Grammy - Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialNomineeAgainst All Odds1985
Sierra Award - Best SongNomineeRed Planet2000
Golden Globe - Best Original Score - Motion PictureNomineeRabbit-Proof Fence2003
VMA - Best Video from a FilmNomineeCry Freedom1988
OFTA Television Award - Best New Theme Song in a SeriesNomineeBrimstone1999

Peter Gabriel roles

Movie / Series Role
New York StoriesSelf (segment "Life Lessons")
Saturday Night LiveSelf - Musical Guest 1 episode, 1993
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Musical Guest 2 episodes, 1993-2002
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Musical Guest 1 episode, 2002
The One ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2010
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012

Peter Gabriel's Quotes

  • There has always been a strong relationship between music and religion. It is because they both plug directly into the heart and can have real power for good or evil.
  • I'm an artist who works incredibly slowly.
  • I have always loved R.E.M.'s music and respected their commitment to social change.
  • When I left [Genesis] there was some angst and I think everyone thought I was destroying their careers, but as soon as I left, the band sold a whole lot more records.
  • [why he demanded to write all the lyrics for the last album he made with Genesis] There are very few books written by a committee, and for a very good reason.

Peter Gabriel's photos

Interesting Facts about Peter Gabriel

  1. Gabriel was discovered by the singer, record industry executive and media personality Jonathan King while he was still at school. He was then the frontman of the group Genesis, who became one of the most influential and popular British progressive rock bands. He left the group for a solo career in 1975 after recording albums including "Foxtrot", "Selling England by the Pound" and the concept album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway".
  2. He lived with the American actress Rosanna Arquette for several years following the end of his first marriage.
  3. His own company, Real World, promotes world musicians and their music.
  4. His song "Solsbury Hill" is titled after a small hill on the edge of the city of Bath, England. The hill is the site of an ancient dwelling and is now part the UK National Trust.
  5. He has two daughters: Anna-Marie, born on July 26, 1974, and Melanie, born August 23, 1976.
  6. He is a member and promoter of Amnesty International.
  7. Because of his 1980 song "Biko", written about South African civil rights leader Steve Biko, the apartheid government of South Africa banned all of Gabiel's recordings. The ban was lifted following the end of apartheid.
  8. Some sources state that he suffers from bipolar disorder.
  9. His song "Biko" was covered by Simple Minds on their 1989 album "Street Fighting Years".
  10. Genesis had one hit single during his time as the lead singer, "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" which reached 21 in 1974. It was later covered by former Marillion singer Fish on his 1993 album "Songs From The Mirror".
  11. In March 2003, his final album with Genesis, "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway", came sixth in Classic Rock Magazine's list of the 30 greatest concept albums of all time.
  12. His song "I Don't Remember" was covered by Marillion frontman Steve Hogarth and the H Band on the album "Live Spirit: Live Body" (released 2002).
  13. On 21 November 2003, he performed for the BBC's annual Children in Need charity event.
  14. On 29 November 2003, he performed at the "46664" AIDS concert.
  15. He can play piano, keyboards, percussion, flute, recorder and harmonica, although, by his own admission, none of them particularly well.
  16. In 1999, he reunited with his former Genesis bandmates Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett for a re-recording of the Genesis song "The Carpet Crawlers" (originally from their 1974 album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"), which appears on the Genesis compilation "Turn It On Again: The Hits".
  17. He never scored a UK number one single, but "Sledgehammer" topped the US singles chart in 1986. Ironically, it knocked "Invisible Touch" by his former band Genesis off the top spot.
  18. On 1 November 2004, he was presented with the Music Industry Trusts' Award for his outstanding contribution to the British music industry.
  19. His famous song "Solsbury Hill" talks about why he decided to leave Genesis while the band was growing at a fast rate.
  20. Although he left Genesis in 1975, he reunited with the band twice. Once in the early 1980s for a special charity concert (Steve Hackett wasn't there, except for the two encores) and in 1999 to record a song for a greatest hits collection. Steve Hackett was there for that reunion, making it the first time the original five performed together since 1975.

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