Michael Diamond AKA Mike D Net Worth
Michael Diamond AKA Mike D Net Worth: Michael Diamond is an American musician who has a net worth of $90 million. Mike D has earned his net worth as a founding member of hip-hop group the Beastie Boys. Born in New York City in 1965, Michael Diamond attended Vassar College before he dropped out to pursue a music career. He was a co-founder of the band The Young Aborigines in 1979, which would eventually become the Beastie Boys and the group began to transition toward hip-hop. The original four members were Mike D, John Berry, Adam Yauch and Kate Schellenbach. Their first album, "Licensed to Ill", debuted in 1986 and was followed up by "Paul's Boutqiue", "Check Your Head", "Ill Communication", "Hello Nasty", "To the 5 Boroughs", "The Mix-Up" and "Hot Sauce Committee Part Two". The Beastie Boys have sold more than 40 million albums around the world with seven reaching platinum status. Mike D and his band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, only the third rap group to receive the honor. They have been nominated for a handful of Grammy Awards and won three, including Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2008 for "The Mix-Up". Mike D, an interior design enthusiast, has been married to his wife, director Tamra Davis, since 1993 and has two children.