Steve Hackett Net Worth
Steve Hackett Net Worth: Steve Hackett is a British singer/songwriter and guitarist who has a net worth of $20 million dollars. Born February 12, 1950 in Pimlico, London, England, he is widely known as a member of the British rock group Genesis (1970-1977), during which time he contributed to six Genesis studio albums, three live albums and seven singles. In 1977, he left Genesis to pursue a solo career and later (1986) formed the supergroup GTR with another progressive rock guitarist, Steve Howe of the band Yes and Asia. The group released a self-titled album that same year and the album peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. and also turned out the Top 20 hit single When the Heart Rules the Mind. The group was only together a year, after which time Hackett resumed his solo career. He cites his musical influences as Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, Brian May and Steve Rothery. He grew up with access to various musical instruments, but did not develop an interest in playing the guitar until the age of twelve. By age fourteen he had gone from playing single notes to playing chords and experimenting with chord progressions, although he never had formal training. His early musical influences were classical (Johann Sebastian Bach) and opera (Mario Lanza). His early British artist influences were such greats as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and King Crimson. Steve Hackett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 as a member of Genesis.