Neil Finn Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Neil Finn

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Introduction

Neil Finn is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and musician who is known for being a member of Crowded House, Split Enz (which he co-fronted with brother Tim), and Fleetwood Mac. Finn rose to prominence in the late 1970s with Split Enz and wrote many of the band’s most successful songs, including “One Step Ahead”, “History Never Repeats”, “I Got You”, and “Message to My Girl”. After Split Enz broke up in 1984, Finn founded Crowded House with Split Enz’s final drummer Paul Hester in 1985 and served as the band’s lead singer.

The group achieved international success in 1987 when they released the single “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, written by Finn. After Crowded House disbanded in 1996, Finn and his brother released two albums as the Finn Brothers, before reforming Crowded House in 2006. In April 2018, Finn joined Fleetwood Mac for their forthcoming tour that year. Finn has also recorded several successful solo albums and assembled diverse musicians for the 7 Worlds Collide project. Ed O’Brien of Radiohead has hailed Finn as popular music’s “most prolific writer of great songs”.

Early life

NameNeil Finn
Net Worth$30 million
OccupationSinger, Songwriter
Age64 years
Height1.83m
Neil Finn net worth

Neil Mullane Finn OBE was born on May 27, 1958 (age 64 years) in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. He is the youngest of four children to Dick and Mary Finn. His mother, a devout Catholic who moved to New Zealand from Ireland at the age of two, maintained a religious influence over the family. Speaking of Catholicism, Finn stated “It’s a great fertile ground for pulling lyrics out. There’s lots of good stuff going on in there, good rituals and imagery and lots of guilt. It’s a very potent combination. I think you’re blessed, really, to be brought up with some kind of weird dogma like that.”

Finn’s father, the son of a farmer from Waikato, served in the army in Italy and became an accountant during World War II. His parents instilled an “inspiring admiration of music” in young Finn; the family would often engage in sing-alongs around the family piano. In addition to music, Finn also enjoyed sports, particularly swimming, rugby, tennis, and biking. As a child, Finn would often perform at family gatherings with his older brother Tim. Finn recalled, “We’d sing all night. It was very much part of our upbringing…. That was the first inkling of the seduction of live performance.”

He idolized his brother and wished to imitate his actions, learning to play guitar and piano at the same time Tim did. Tim was more public about his musical aspirations and won ten shillings in his annual talent contest at school shortly after enrolling. When Tim left to study at Sacred Heart College, a boarding school in Auckland, eight-year-old Neil started playing the guitar that his older brother left behind. A natural performer, Finn was nicknamed ‘The Ant’ by his family due to his determined and ambitious nature. Finn attended Sacred Heart boarding school in Auckland and Te Awamutu College. Neil Finn decided to become a musician at the age of 12 and throughout his school years performed in prisons and hospitals, as well as at home gatherings.

Career

Neil Finn formed the group After Hours in 1976, with Mark Hough, Geoff Chunn, and Alan Brown. Not long after the band’s debut performance, Finn’s brother invited him to join Split Enz in London, replacing original singer-songwriter, Phil Judd. By 1980, he was sharing lead singer duties and wrote their first international hit, “I Got You”. Finn contributed significantly to the band’s later albums and even briefly assumed leadership in the band’s final days when Tim Finn left in 1984.

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Finn formed a new band after the breakup of Split Enz in 1984 called The Mullanes (Mullane being both his middle name and his mother’s maiden name) with Split Enz drummer Paul Hester, guitarist Craig Hooper (of The Reels), and bassist Nick Seymour (younger brother of Hunters & Collectors leader Mark Seymour) who Neil met on the final Split Enz tour. Hooper left just before they recorded their first album, at which time the band was renamed Crowded House, inspired by the rental home they shared while recording in Los Angeles.

Crowded House went on to enjoy worldwide acclaim; particularly, with its two major hits “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (1987: US No. 2; Canada and New Zealand No. 1) and “Weather With You” (1992: UK No. 7). Both Neil and his brother Tim were appointed as Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to music in the 1993 Queen’s Birthday Honours. After releasing four albums—Crowded House (self-titled), Temple of Low Men, Woodface, and Together Alone—, the group broke up in 1996 and, soon after, released their greatest hits album Recurring Dream.

Following the breakup of Crowded House, Finn embarked on a solo career. The album Afterglow was released in 1999 and contained previously unreleased Crowded House recordings. Finn appeared as part of the BBC Four’s “Songwriters’ Circle” series in 1999, and explained that “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and “Better Be Home Soon” were both written quickly, with all of the elements of each song—such as lyrics and verses—emerging at the same time. Finn also sang the opening lines of The Verve song “The Drugs Don’t Work” to the opening chords of the latter song.

Neil Finn penned a theme song for the All Blacks’ participation in the 1999 Rugby World Cup, “Can You Hear Us?”, that made it to the top of the NZ charts in October. Finn has recorded four solo albums, Try Whistling This (1998), One Nil (2001), Dizzy Heights (2014), and Out of Silence (2017). One Nil was released in the US and Canada in a remixed version—with two new tracks, one track deleted and reordering—and was renamed One All (2002). Finn and Tim Finn also collaborated on a Finn Brothers album, Finn, that was released in 1995.

In 2001, Neil Finn released a live album/DVD (7 Worlds Collide) consisting of songs recorded at St James Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand with several other artists. Finn was also heavily involved in creating the 2001 soundtrack for the motion picture Rain. Everyone Is Here, a second Finn Brothers album, was released in 2004. In January 2007, Crowded House reformed with Neil, Nick Seymour, Mark Hart, and new drummer Matt Sherrod (Paul Hester died in 2005). The group’s new album Time on Earth was released in June 2007; in the pre-release build-up, they headlined a show at Coachella in April 2007. The band then commenced a world tour. Finn appeared on fellow musician Missy Higgins’ CD, On a Clear Night (2007).

On 23 October 2011, Finn performed with Ryan Adams and Janis Ian on BBC Four’s Series 2 Episode 4 of the series, Songwriters’ Circle. The night resulted in controversy, ending with an awkward exchange between the performers when there seemingly was confusion between the songwriters about who was to perform and join in on each other’s songs. During February and March 2013, Finn and Paul Kelly undertook their collaborative Goin’ Your Way Tour of Australia. One of their performances at the Sydney Opera House was recorded for the live album, Goin’ Your Way (8 November 2013). It was issued as a 2× CD, which peaked at No. 5 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It was also issued as a DVD, which peaked at No. 1 on the related ARIA Music DVD Chart.

On 15 April 2018, Fleetwood Mac announced that Finn had joined the band along with Heartbreakers’ lead guitarist Mike Campbell. Both Finn and Campbell toured with Fleetwood Mac in the concert tour An Evening with Fleetwood Mac from October 2018 to November 2019. In August 2018, Finn released the album Lightsleeper as a collaboration with his son Liam. In 1986, Finn performed with The Rock Party a charity project initiated by The National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) that included many Australasian musicians such as Reg Mombassa from Mental As Anything, Tim Finn, and Nick Seymour and Paul Hester of Crowded House. The Rock Party released a 12″ single entitled “Everything To Live For”.

In December 2008, several of the 7 Worlds Collide lineup reconvened in Auckland, New Zealand to record The Sun Came Out, a charity album for Oxfam. In March 2009, Finn joined Tim Finn on stage, with his son Liam, at Melbourne’s charity Sound Relief concert at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, in support of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires. Liam Finn played drums on a rendition of the Crowded House song “Weather With You”.

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Neil Finn has contributed solo music to various film and TV soundtracks including Rain, Boston Legal, Boston Public, The Waiting Game, Antz, and Sports Night. In 2012, Finn recorded the song “Song of the Lonely Mountain”, which was featured in the end credits of Peter Jackson’s film adaptation The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Finn had a cameo acting role on the BBC Radio Show Flight of the Conchords.

Wife

Neil Finn is married to his wife Sharon Dawn Johnson, they had their wedding in February 1982. Finn and his wife have two sons, Liam Finn and Elroy Finn. Both sons are musicians. Finn’s solo album, Dizzy Heights, was released in Australia and New Zealand on 7 February 2014 via Kobalt Label Services. His sons and his wife also play on the album. “Dizzy Heights” is his third solo album. Finn and his wife Sharon began a side project called Pajama Club in 2011. After Finn’s children, Liam and Elroy, left the family home to pursue their own musical careers, the two wondered what to do to fill the time left open by their children’s absence. The two decided to repair the music room in their Auckland home and begin making music of their own. As of mid-2022, Neil Finn and his wife Sharon are still married.

Neil Finn net worth

How much is Neil Finn worth? Neil Finn worth is estimated at around $30 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a singer and songwriter. Neil Finn’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $2 million dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential singers in New Zealand. Neil Finn stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.