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How rich is John Joseph Theodore "Johnny" Rzeznik?

John Joseph Theodore "Johnny" Rzeznik net worth:
$14 Million

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Johnny Rzeznik Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik was born on 5 December 1965, in Buffalo, New York State USA, to Edith, a bar proprietor of English and German descent, and Joseph Rzeznik, a postal clerk of Polish descent. He is a musician, singer/songwriter and producer, best known as the guitarist and frontman of the rock band Goo Goo Dolls.

So just how loaded is Johnny Rzeznik? According to sources in early 2017, Rzeznik has amassed a wealth of over $14 million, accumulated during his music career which began in the early 1980s.

John Rzeznik Net Worth $14 Million

Rzeznik grew up the youngest of five siblings in Buffalo’s working-class East Side Polish neighborhood, where he attended Corpus Christi Grammar School. Both of his parents were musicians, however, tragically when he was in his teens his parents died within a year of each other. Raised by his sisters, he went on to attend Buffalo’s McKinley Vocational High School, and it was around this time that he began playing the guitar. He then enrolled at Buffalo State College, but dropped out a year later.

Not long after, he met fellow musician Robby Tacak, and along with drummer George Tutuska, they formed the rock group Goo Goo Dolls. Signing with a smaller record label called Mercenary Records, the band released their first self-titled album in 1987, then signed with the larger Celluloid Records. Two more albums followed, but without significant success. They had better luck with their fourth album, the 1993 “Superstar Car Wash”, released under Metal Blade Records. It contained the song “We Are the Normal”, which Rzeznik wrote with his idol, The Replacements’ singer Paul Westerberg. His net worth was now rising.

In 1995 they released the album “A Boy Named Goo”, which became one of the most successful alternative rock albums of that period, going double platinum. It contained the single “Name”, which became an instant hit, earning the band much needed recognition and popularity. Signing with Warner Bros. Records, they went on to release another album in 1998, the triple-platinum “Dizzy Up the Girl”, with the song “Iris”, which Rzeznik wrote for the soundtrack of the film “City of Angels”, boosting their fame and propelling them to success. The song dominated the charts, earning three Grammy nominations, which significantly added to Rzeznik’s wealth.

The band scored a few more hits with their 2006 album “Let Love In”, such as “Give a Little Bit”, “Better Days”, “Stay with You” and “Let Love In”. A year later, they recorded the soundtrack for the film “Transformers”, entitled “Before It’s Too Late”, and which reinforced their status. In 2010 their ninth album came out – “Something for the Rest of Us” – containing the hit “Home”. It was followed by the 2013 “Magnetic”. Their most recent album, “Boxes”, was released in 2016.

The band has now charted 19 top ten singles worldwide – many due to Rzeznik’s song-writing – and have sold more than 12 million albums, plus touring frequently which has enabled Rzeznik to achieve worldwide fame and a significant fortune. It also brought him awards and honors, such as being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and given the Hal David Starlight award.

Aside from Goo Goo Dolls, Rzeznik also wrote and performed two songs for the Disney movie “Treasure Planet”, as well as having written and produced for other artists, such as Blessed Union of Souls, Anastacia and Ryan Cabrera.

In 2007, he served as a judge in the reality television talent show “The Next Great American Band”, which gave him further exposure and an addition to his bank account.

Speaking about his personal life, in 1993 Rzeznik married former model Laurie Farinacci; they divorced in 2003. In 2013 he married Melina Gallo, with whom he has one child.

The singer is involved in philanthropy too. He and the band has supported various charities, including Food Bank of Western NY and Compass House, and has performed at various events for charity causes. They have created a scholarship fund for St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, to help students with good grades who cannot afford the school. Rzeznik has also served as an ambassador for VH1’s Save the Music Foundation.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s 2015 TV Movie writer: "Iris"
The X Factor 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Bates Motel 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2013 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Divorce 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bachelorette 2012 writer: "Slide" - as John Rzeznik
New Year's Eve 2011 writer: "Better Days"
Being Erica TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Supernatural 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 writer: "All That You Are" - as John Rzeznik
Idool 2011 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lost Heroes: Rod Belding 2009 Video short writer: "Iris"
WWE Tribute for the Troops 2008 TV Special writer: "Real"
Street Music 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols! 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deadline - Jede Sekunde zählt 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Transformers 2007 writer: "Before It's Too Late Sam and Mikaela's Theme" - as John Rzeznik
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jericho 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol 2004-2006 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
2005 Radio Music Awards 2005 TV Special writer: "Better Days"
Taiko: Drum Master 2005 Video Game lyrics: "Slide" - as John Rzeznik / music: "Slide" - as John Rzeznik
A Cinderella Story 2004 writer: "Sympathy" - as John Rzeznik
Sing Along Songs: Brother Bear - On My Way 2003 Video short performer: "I'm Still Here" / writer: "I'm Still Here"
How to Deal 2003 writer: "Here Is Gone" - as John Rzeznik
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Treasure Planet 2002 performer: "I'm Still Here Jim's Theme", "Always Know Where You Are" - as John Rzeznik / writer: "I'm Still Here Jim's Theme", "Always Know Where You Are" - as John Rzeznik
Good Morning, Miami 2002 TV Series as John Rzeznik, "Once in a Lifetime"
Smallville 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
7th Heaven 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Here on Earth 2000 writer: "Black Balloon" - as John Rzeznik
Down to You 2000 writer: "Black Balloon" - as John Rzeznik
Dawson's Creek 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
City of Angels 1998 writer: "Iris" - as John Rzeznik
Batman & Robin 1997 writer: "Lazy Eye" - as John Rzeznik
Twister 1996 writer: "Long Way Down" - as John Rzeznik
Angus 1995 writer: "Ain't That Unusual" - as John Rzeznik
Son in Law 1993 writer: "Fallin' Down" - as John Rzeznik

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning, Miami 2002-2003 TV Series composer - 5 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Drew Carey Show 2002 TV Series Johnny Rzeznik

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
B InTune TV 2006 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly 2006 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2006 TV Series Himself
Music with Altitude 2006 TV Series Guitar and vocals
B InTune TV 2005 TV Series Himself
Words and Music in Honor of Fahrenheit 9/11 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Goo Goo Dolls Live in Buffalo 2004 Video Himself
Fashion Rocks 2004 TV Movie Himself
LeAnn Rimes: Custom Concert 2004 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Goo Goo Dolls: Custom Concert 2003 TV Special Performer
The 30th Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2002 TV Special Himself
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Himself (as John Rzeznik)
Charmed 2000-2002 TV Series Himself
The Chris Isaak Show 2002 TV Series Himself
Class Dismissed with the Goo Goo Dolls 2002 TV Movie Himself
VH1 Storytellers 2002 TV Series documentary
The Daily Show 1999-2002 TV Series Himself
The Concert for New York City 2001 TV Special documentary Performers (as Goo Goo Dolls)
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary as Goo Goo Dolls
MTV 2 Large: New Years Eve 2000 1999 TV Special Himself
The List 1999 TV Series Himself - Host
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1998 TV Special Himself (as The Goo Goo Dolls)
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1998 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994 TV Series Himself
Conan 2016 TV Series Himself - Goo Goo Dolls
147th Belmont Stakes 2015 TV Movie Himself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race 2015 TV Movie Himself
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The X Factor 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
What's Cooking? From the Sainsbury's Kitchen 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Himself
Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements 2011 Documentary Himself (as John Rzeznik)
Jump Start Live 2011 TV Series Himself
The BackStage Pass 2009 Video Himself
Goo Goo Dolls: Live at Red Rocks 2007 TV Special
A Hollywood Christmas Celebration 2007 TV Movie Himself (as The Goo Goo Dolls)
Chelsea Lately 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Next Great American Band 2007 TV Series Himself - Judge
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007 TV Series Himself
Private Sessions 2007 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Goo Goo Dolls: Let Love In 2007 Video Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top TV Series Good Morning, Miami (2002)
1999 Most Performed Song from a Film BMI Film & TV Awards City of Angels (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year For the song "Iris."


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#Fact
1 Engaged to girlfriend of 8 years Melina Gallo.
2 Hosted VH-1's music variety talk show The List (1999) from December 13th to December 17th 1999.
3 Has four older sisters: Phyllis, Fran, Glad and Kate.
4 His longtime girlfriend is actress Adrienne Frantz.
5 Frontman of rock band Goo Goo Dolls.
6 Beat a bout of writers block by writing the song 'Iris' after a viewing of City Of Angels.
7 His father was of Polish descent. His mother's ancestry was English and German.
8 Parents both died by the time he was 16; father from complications with alcoholism, mother from a heart attack. Raised by his four older sisters in hometown of Buffalo, New York.
9 Goo Goo Dolls' song "Broadway" was written about Buffalo, John and Robby's hometown.

#Quote
1 Los Angeles is good and bad because it's full of people that are either running away from something or looking for something."... "It's the most unintentionally funny city in the world.
2 It's such a thrill to perform live. You never know if you're going to get hit with a bottle or a bra.
3 It's better to have a pocket full of regrets than to never have lived.
4 When you find success, suddenly you have to defend your credibility against these idiots who don't know a thing about you.
5 I always have this thing; if you write a really cool song, & then you put your leather pants on, you go out, and play, that's cool. That's playing with your image. If you put the leather pants on, & write a song to fit the pants, you're a total poser. You're being more conscious of your image than your craft, or whatever you want to call it, & you really have avoid that.
6 Everything happens for a reason & if you stand right where you are now, & you look down & back to everything. to all the events that lead up to you sitting in this room right now with me, you'll see where the order is & where you are right now is pretty amazing. Where we all are, where I am right now is amazing.


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