Rob Thomas Net Worth
Rob Thomas Net Worth: Rob Thomas is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who has a net worth of $17 million. Rob Thomas is best known as the lead singer of rock band Matchbox Twenty.
Early Life: Robert Kelly Thomas was born February 14, 1972, in Landstuhl, West Germany to Bill, a United States Army sergeant, and Mamie. Thomas has an older half-sister, Melissa, from his mother's previous marriage. The family moved back to the United States when Thomas was six months old. His parents divorced when he was two years old. Thomas lived with his mother and sister. Thomas' family was poor and moved frequently, often staying with his grandmother in South Carolina. His grandmother was an alcoholic who owned a small country store and gas station, where she sold marijuana and moonshine. She gave Thomas his first marijuana when he was in middle school. Thomas grew up listening to country music and idolized the "big stars who lived … hard lives", like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. Their stories inspired him to be a songwriter.
Thomas' family moved to Sarasota, Florida when he was 10 and eventually settled in Orlando the following year. Around this time Thomas received his first musical instrument, a Casio keyboard. A friend taught him to play and Thomas practice by trying to replicate the songs he heard on the radio. He also had a guitar with no strings, which he used as a prop while pretending he was in a rock band. Thomas' home life was difficult. His mom was an alcoholic who occasionally beat him. When he was 12, his mom was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and given six months to live. His sister ran away from home to get married, leaving Thomas to take care of his mom. She eventually went into remission and resumed her partying ways.
Thomas went to Lake Brantley High School in the Orlando suburb of Altamonte Springs. A few months before graduation, he dropped out of high school. He later earned his GED. He spent two months in county jail when he was 17 for stealing a Camaro. He was homeless for the next two or three years, crashing at the homes of friends and hitchhiking around Florida and South Carolina.
Not long after he got out of jail, Thomas got together with a number of local musicians and played in a series of cover bands. It was at this time that he started writing songs in earnest.
Career: In 1993, Thomas formed the band Tabita's Secret with Brian Yale, Paul Doucette, Jay Stanley, and John Goff. The band was popular in the Orlando area, where they played in bars and nightclubs. Most of their songs were written by Thomas, including "3 A.M.," which was about Thomas' time taking care of his mother. It was the first song he wrote. The band broke up soon after meeting producer Matt Serletic. Thomas thought this was the only chance he'd ever have at a recording contract. Thomas, Yale, and Doucette still wanted to work together, so they formed Matchbox 20 with guitarists Adam Gaynor and Kyle Cook, whom Serletic introduced them to.
Matchbox Twenty broke through in 1996 with the single "Push" and never looked back. Single after single, the band scored hits in various radio formats and their debut LP, Yourself or Someone Like You, went platinum 12 times in the U.S.
Thomas co-wrote the chart-topping single "Smooth" for the Carlos Santana album Supernatural. "Smooth" took home three Grammys, including the coveted Song of the Year award and Thomas landed on People's Most Beautiful People list.
March 2000, released Mad Season. Its first single, "Bent," reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; it remains the band's only number one hit.
The third Matchbox Twenty album, More Than You Think You Are was released on November 19, 2002. As part of the promotion for the album, Thomas and his bandmates were featured on VH1's Behind the Music. When the tour for More Than You Think You Are ended, Thomas, Cook, Doucette, Yale, and Gaynor decided to take a break to focus on their families. Thomas used the hiatus to write and record his first solo album.
On April 19, 2005, Thomas released his first solo album …Something to Be which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It earned two Grammy nominations, for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance. His first single from the album, "Lonely No More," reached number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Thomas reunited with his Matchbox Twenty bandmates in 2007. They decided to release a greatest hits album with a few new songs. They had so much fun collaborating that the new release, Exile on Mainstream, included six new songs. The album released three singles: "How Far We've Come," "All Your Reasons," and "These Hard Times." The album debuted at number three.
Thomas released his second solo album, Cradlesong, in 2009. Matchbox Twenty's next album, North was released on September 4, 2012, ten years after their last full-length album of new material. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Thomas' third solo album, The Great Unknown, was released on August 21, 2015, he spent two years touring to support the album. His fourth studio album, Chip Tooth Smile, was released on April 26, 2019.
Thomas has won numerous songwriting awards for such Matchbox hits including "Real World," "If You're Gone," "Bent," and "Mad Season" and later parlayed that success into a career as a solo artist.
Thomas has also made a guest appearance playing himself on the fourth season of the show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He is also a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher.
Thomas has also lent his songwriting talents to such artists as Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Marc Anthony, Pat Green, Taylor Hicks, Travis Tritt, and Daughtry.
Personal Life: Thomas met model Marisol Maldonado at a party in Montreal in late 1997 through a mutual friend. They both claim it was love at first sight. Thomas was in the midst of an international tour, so they got to know each other via phone calls. Maldonado was reluctant to date Thomas at first because she was unsure she wanted to be the girlfriend or wife of a rock star. When Thomas returned to the United States, they went on their first date, to a music festival in Boston. That night, he told her he would marry her and a month later he proposed. They were married on October 2, 1999, on a ranch in California.
Thomas has a son from a previous relationship, Maison Eudy, born on July 10, 1998.
Real Estate: Thomas and his wife bought a five-bedroom, four and a half bathroom, 7,200 square foot house in Mount Kisco, New York in 2005 for $3.6 million.
|Net Worth:||$17 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 14, 1972 (48 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Songwriter, Music artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|