Mike Dirnt Net Worth
Mike Dirnt net worth: Mike Dirnt is an American musician who has a net worth of $50 million. Mike Dirnt is most famous for being a co-founder of the band Green Day. In his youth he would make the noise "dirnt, dirnt, dirnt", while pretending to pluck the strings on an "air-bass', thus he got the nickname "Mike Dirnt". Dirnt was born Michael Ryan Pritchard was born in Berkeley, California in May 1972. He met future band mate Billie Joe Armstrong in his middle school cafeteria. Dirnt learned to play guitar from Armstrong and the pair practiced songs by Van Halen and Ozzy Osbourne. They formed a band where Dirnt played rhythm guitar. The two formed a band called Sweet Children in high school. Dirnt switched from rhythm guitar to bass and earned the name Dirnt as it was the sound that his bass made when he played it unamplified. The band changed its name to Green Day and recorded their debut album titled 39/Smooth over the Christmas break in 1989/1990. On the day that Dirnt graduated the band hit the road for their first tour. Dirnt was tackled and had several teeth broken by a security guard that thought he was a fan at Woodstock '94. Armstrong has referred to Dirnt as "The best bass player in the history of punk rock." Mike has written some of Green Day's songs and occasionally has appeared on lead vocals. He had surgery for Carpal tunnel syndrome after Green Day's Warning album was released.