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John Mellencamp net worth:
$25 Million

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John Mellencamp information

Birth date: October 7, 1951
Birth place: Seymour, Indiana, United States
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.715 m)
Profession:Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Painter
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Elaine Irwin (m. 1992–2011), Victoria Granucci (m. 1981–1989), Priscilla Mellencamp (m. 1970–1981)

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John Mellencamp is a Seymour, Indiana-born singer, songwriter as well as a guitarist who has made a big name in the music industry in America with his catchy heartland rock music. Born on 7 October 1951, John J Mellencamp has part-German ancestry. This extraordinary musician has shown prominence in the music industry since 1976.

A Grammy winning singer and a Rock ‘a’ Roll Hall of Fame-inducted musician, how wealthy is John Mellencamp? This rock singer has a net worth amounting to a hefty $25 million as of 2015, with most of his wealth having been amassed from his super-successful musical career. This highly influencial singer has given many hits to the world including “Cherry Bomb”, “Paper in Fire” and “ Hurts so good” among others which have mainly added to his wealth making John a multi-millionaire musician. Selling more than forty million albums worldwide, he has obviously earned a fortune from his outstanding musical talents and passion. This rich musician owns two homes, one in Bloomington, Indiana and another in Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.

John Mellencamp Net Worth $25 Million

As a child, John was very interested in music and he proved his love towards the art by forming a band named “Crepe Soul” at a mere 14 years of age. John attended Vincennes University in Indiana in 1972, two years after becoming a father at the age of eighteen. After graduating from college, he started to focus more towards making a career in music and initially played for local bands. He worked hard for the first few years to get noticed in the music industry, and debuted with the album “Chestnut Tree Incident” with the stage name “John Cougar” which he changed back to his own afterwards. Later, in 1982, John achieved stardom with his album “American Fool” which went on to make him a superstar. He still holds on to the peak of fame he found at the time. This album also gave a kick start to John’s financial success.

Following the album “American Fool”, John made a platform for himself in American Rock ‘n’ Roll music that assured his stability and stardom in the musical field. Given his incomparable talent in music, his other singles such as “Crumblin’ Down”, “Pink Houses”, “Small Town” and others made it into the top ten lists and earned him extensive popularity. One of the best-selling artists of all time, John has released a total of twenty-two albums, most of which have been very successful. These high-selling albums have been adding to his net worth even until today.

As for John’s personal life, he is currently dating famous actress Meg Ryan. Married thrice, John is the father of five children: a daughter with Priscilla Esterline(1970-81), two daughters with Victoria Granucci(1981-89), and to sons with Elaine Irwin(1992-2011). He is noted for being the co-founder of a charitable organization “Farm Aid” which works for raising awareness about family farms and helps make the families with agricultural backgrounds strong and resilient. But for now, this superstar musician has been living a lavish life which is catered for by his current net worth of $25 million.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roadies 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Mike & Mike TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
True Blood 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2012 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
20 to 1 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Glee 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
NCIS TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright 2009 Video performer: "Glad All Over"
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game "Hurts So Good" / writer: "Hurts So Good"
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... 2009 TV Series 1 episode
Fields of Fuel 2008 Documentary performer: "Pink Houses" 1983 / writer: "Pink Houses" 1983
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Criminal Minds TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Guiding Light 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary performer: "Small Town" / writer: "Small Town"
Cold Case 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Will & Grace TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Welcome to Mooseport 2004 performer: "Small Town" / writer: "Small Town"
The Simpsons TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2003 music - 1 episode, 1999
OT: Our Town 2002 Documentary writer: "Pink Houses"
Pat Benatar: Summer Vacation 2002 TV Special documentary writer: "I Need A Lover"
Ed 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Perfect Storm 2000 performer: "Yours Forever" / producer: "Yours Forever" / writer: "Yours Forever"
Pushing Tin 1999 performer: "I'm Not Running Anymore" / writer: "I'm Not Running Anymore"
The Waterboy 1998 performer: "Small Town" / writer: "Small Town"
My Fellow Americans 1996 performer: "Pink Houses" / writer: "Pink Houses"
Renaissance Man 1994 performer: "R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A." / writer: "R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A."
Blue Chips 1994 performer: "Baby, Please Don't Go" / producer: "Baby, Please Don't Go"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 performer: "JAILHOUSE ROCK"
NBA Superstars 1990 Video documentary performer: "Small Town" / writer: "Small Town"
The Ryan White Story 1989 TV Movie performer: "Small Town", "Authority Song" / writer: "Small Town", "Authority Song", "Authority Song" uncredited
Cocktail 1988 performer: "Rave On" - as John Cougar Mellencamp / producer: "Rave On" - as John Cougar Mellencamp
Colors 1988 performer: "CRUMBLIN' DOWN" - as John Cougar Mellencamp / writer: "CRUMBLIN' DOWN" - as John Cougar Mellencamp
Footloose 1984 performer: "Hurts So Good" - as John Cougar
Knight Rider TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1984 writer - 1 episode, 1983
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1982 writer - 1 episode, 1982
Saturday Night Live 1982 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Private Lessons 1981 performer: "I Need A Lover" - as John Cougar / writer: "I Need A Lover" - as John "Cougar" Mellencamp
The Midnight Special TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1980 writer - 1 episode, 1980

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roadies 2016 TV Series John Mellencamp
IHeartRadio Icons Live: John Mellencamp 2014 TV Movie
John Mellencamp Live at Walter Reed Hospital 2007 TV Movie Lead Vocal, Guitar
Lone Star State of Mind 2002 Wayne
After Image 2001 Joe MacCormack
Madison 2001 Adult Mike McCormick (voice)
John Mellencamp: Ain't That America 1992 TV Movie
Falling from Grace 1992 Bud Parks

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ithaca 2015
Falling from Grace 1992

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ithaca 2015 original song: "Sugar Hill Mountain"
Falling from Grace 1992 music producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Falling from Grace 1992

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CMT Greatest Moments: Johnny Cash 2006 TV Special Himself
CMT Greatest Moments: Willie Nelson 2006 TV Special Himself
The Drug Years 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Love Monkey 2006 TV Series Himself
Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of 'Walk the Line' 2005 TV Short documentary Himself - Musician / Friend
Live by Request: John Mellencamp 2004 TV Special Performer
Tanner on Tanner 2004 TV Series Himself
Trouble No More: The Making of a John Mellencamp Album 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute 2003 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Soundstage 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
CMT Crossroads 2003 TV Series Himself - Performer
Macy's 4th of July Spectacular 2003 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003 TV Series Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2002 TV Movie Himself
MTV Unplugged Uncensored 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 2001 Billboard Music Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The Concert for New York City 2001 TV Special documentary Performers
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
VH1 Storytellers 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1998 TV Series Himself
Farm Aid '97 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
Howard Stern 1997 TV Series Himself
Farm Aid '96 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Farm Aid: The Tenth Anniversary Concert 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 TV Special documentary Himself
1994 MTV Movie Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
Unplugged 1992 TV Series documentary
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special 1992 TV Movie Himself
1991 Billboard Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Grammy Legends 1990 TV Special Himself
Decade 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1985-1989 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1982-1989 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
America's Top 10 1989 TV Series Himself
MTV Rockumentary 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly 1988 Video documentary Himself
Farm Aid '87 1987 TV Special Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1985 1985 TV Special Himself - Performer
Album Flash 1984 TV Series documentary Himself / Interviewed (as John Cougar)
The New Show 1984 TV Series Himself
The 10th Annual American Music Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
Entertainment Tonight 1983 TV Series Himself
SCTV Network 1982 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1980-1982 TV Series Himself
The 8th Annual American Music Awards 1981 TV Special Himself (as John Cougar)
The Midnight Special 1980 TV Series Himself (as John Cougar)
The 6th Annual American Music Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
Farm Aid 2016 2016 TV Movie Himself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2016 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Farm Aid: 30th Anniversary Concert 2015 TV Movie Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Johnny Cash: American Rebel 2015 Documentary Himself
Red Nose Day 2015 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest / ...
The Library of Congress: Gershwin Prize for Popular Song - Billy Joel 2015 TV Movie Himself
CBS This Morning 2014 TV Series Himself - Musician
Today 1990-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Farm Aid 2014 2014 TV Movie Himself
The Colbert Report 2007-2013 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
Charlie Rose 1996-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
CMT Insider 2008-2011 TV Series Himself
It's About You 2010 Documentary Himself
Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America 2010 TV Movie Himself
Tavis Smiley 2010 TV Series Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2009 TV Special Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright 2009 Video Himself
Farm Aid 2009 2009 TV Movie Himself
Happiness Is 2009 Documentary Himself
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... 2009 TV Series Himself
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial 2009 TV Special Himself
It's Easy Being Green 2008 TV Series Himself
Homeward Bound: John Mellencamp 2008 Documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2008 TV Series Himself
Johnny Cash's America 2008 Documentary Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2008 TV Special Himself
Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Special 2007 TV Movie Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2003-2007 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Walmart Soundcheck 2007 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2007 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself - 'Patriot' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
CMT Crossroads 2006 TV Series Himself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance For the song "Our Country."


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#Fact
1 Resided with his wife Elaine in Bloomington, Indiana [2005]
2 Performed at the Harvey's Outdoor Amphitheatre at Lake Tahoe on 7/14/2006. [July 2006]
3 Became a grandfather at age 38 when his eldest child, Michelle Mellencamp, had her daughter, Elexis Suzanne Peach, in 1989.
4 Son of Richard Mellencamp.
5 The albums "Nothin' Matters and What if it Did," "Best That I Could Do," and "Words and Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits" were all produced, engineered, and mixed by Bruce Robb in association with Bruce Robb Productions.
6 Smoked five packs of cigarettes a day until his heart attack. He still continues to smoke three packs a day.
7 On April 29 through May 4, in 1999, John Mellencamp's paintings were on display in Vincennes University's Shircliff Gallery of Art. He had 10 paintings in the exhibit. There is a book called "Mellencamp: Painting and Reflections," with 75 of his paintings.
8 Graduated from Vincennes University in 1973 with an associate degree in broadcasting.
9 He was born with a mild form of spina bifida.
10 He won an American Music Award for "Jack & Diane" in 1982.
11 In fall of 2004 he participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
12 Avid oil painter.
13 Co-founded Farm Aid (benefitting family farmers) with Neil Young and Willie Nelson.
14 Honorary doctorate from Indiana University in May 2000.
15 Named his son Hud, after Paul Newman's character in the movie Hud (1963).
16 Suffered a mild heart attack in the midst of a 1994 tour.
17 Father of Michelle Mellencamp (born December 4, 1970), with Priscilla Esterline; Teddi Jo Mellencamp (born July 1, 1981) and Justice Mellencamp (born 1985), with Victoria Granucci; and Hud Mellencamp (born 1994) and Speck Mellencamp (born 1995), with Elaine Irwin.
18 Musician/actor/director

#Quote
1 [on Jack & Diane] It was 1980, and I was down in Miami again, making a record. We had spent $300,000, and I had three songs done. The record company was not happy. Finally the president of the company came down and was like, "You're spending money like crazy!" He went nuts. The three songs were "Jack & Diane," "Hurts So Good" and "Hand to Hold On To." He hated them. Hated them! He said, "We expect you to become the next Neil Diamond. What is this shit?" "Jack & Diane" was originally about race. I was playing nightclubs and I was seeing new American couples, mixed-race couples. I thought it was cool. The song was my effort to make a song about that, but of course the record-company guy didn't like it. He said, "Maybe if you put some horns on this song and really build the chorus up, then maybe you have a shot. But take the race thing out." I took his advice and made Jack a football star. I think people, particularly in the Midwest, really identified with these characters. I can't tell you how many people have come up to me and said, "I'm Jack and I'm Diane. You wrote about my life." To me, that's a successful song.
2 [on Crumblin' Down] Radio was my friend after "Jack & Diane" and "Hurts So Good." I was coming off this huge fucking record, but it wasn't a good one. Very uneven. My task with Uh-Huh was to make a more even record and get away from juvenile topics like "Hurts So Good." But I also knew if I wanted to continue, I had to have more hits. "Crumblin' Down" is a very political song that I wrote with my childhood friend George Green. Reagan was president - he was deregulating everything and the walls were crumbling down on the poor. The song was the last one recorded and the first single. It was a hit immediately. I felt like I was pulling the wool over everyone's eyes.
3 [on Between A Laugh And A Tear] There's a great line in this song: "I know there's a balance/I see it when I swing past." I suffered severely from panic disorders and anxiety around this time. Still do. I'm also very excitable and get angry very quickly. This was the peak of my success, but I didn't enjoy any of it. I blame it on the fact that I was born with spina bifida. I had one of the first successful operations for it in the world. It meant I had a hole in my spine and all my nerve endings were on the outside of my body. They were all exposed to air, so it's no wonder I go up and down so quickly.
4 You think I'm an asshole now, you should have seen me when I was drunk.
5 What Springsteen does is a marathon. What we do is a sprint.
6 I used to think that eating healthy was ordering a fish sandwich at McDonalds.

#Trademark
1 Patriotic or working-class songs
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