Flea Net Worth
Flea net worth: Flea is an Australian-born American rock musician who has a net worth of $115 million. Flea was born Michael Peter Balzary in Melbourne, Australia on October 16, 1962. His family moved to New York City at the age of 5, and in the early 70s relocated once again to Los Angeles, California. He began playing the trumpet, and was enthralled by jazz musicians such as Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. While attending Fairfax High School he met future bandmate Anthony Kiedis, who turned him onto the punk rock music scene. Flea began to learn how to play bass, and in the mid 80s joined a band known as Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem. After they became popular at a local bar, the band's name was changed to The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their first album was released in 1984 to poor reviews. The second album "Freaky Styley" was released a year later, selling a mere 175,000 albums. The band gained more popularity in the early 1990s, and by mid 1995 Flea had taken on the role of lyricist, writing three songs on the group's third album. In 2008 the band announced a brief hiatus, and Flea enrolled to take music classes at the University of Southern California. Flea has had plans to record a solo album that so far have not gone through. To date, the RHCP have sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and their most commercially successful album is 1999's "Californication" which sold 15 million copies. Flea has also had a minor acting career. He made a memorable appearance as Needles in the first and second Back to the Future movies.