Five Facts about Michael McDonald including his Biography, Facts, Net Worth, Childhood, Family Life, and More

April 10, 2018
First Published On: April 10, 2018

One of the most celebrated singer and songwriter of the 20th century, Michael McDonald is the five-time Grammy winner. He has been a member of Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers and also has collaborated with several brands and artist.


Spending more than 45 years of career span in the musical industry, Michale has a wide-range of works; there are many aspects of his career which you might not be aware of. Check out these five things you didn’t know about the soulful baritone singer, Michale McDonald.

Five facts about Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald was born on 12th February 1952 in an Irish American Catholic family. He grew up in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. From the very beginning of his childhood, he used to play in many local bands.

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Michael McDonald- Solo Artist

In the year 1976, Michael McDonald joined The Dobbie Brothers, and after an extreme effective stint with Dobbie Brothers, Michael began his solo career in 1982. He is also known as a solo artist who has released eight albums since his 1982 solo debut- If That’s What I Take.

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With the hard work and dedication, in the year 1986, Grammy-nominated his single- Sweet Freedom, featured on the soundtrack to the Gregory Hines movie Running Scared and Billy Crystal.

Michael McDonald- Has Most Distinct Voice

Believe or not but it’s true that in the musical industry, Michael has one of the most distinct voice in rock. He has been the topic of most of the hilarious parody. Most of which he, himself has participated in. 

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It is said that his voice is so unique that for more than thirty years, it has been subsumed Michael the man much in the way that his beard subsumed 50 percent of his face during his peak years in the 1970s and '80s.

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Michael McDonald- Seller of 10 million of records

It’s a fact that Michael is the seller of 10 million of records in between the 45 years of his career span in the musical industry. And is known for his significant career that the country has till the date.

Starting his career with The Dobbie Brothers, he has settled to bring together thousands of greatest ever album charts and calculate an overall ranking.

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Michael McDonald- Net Worth

Michael McDonald has an estimated net worth of $ 40 million. He has his fortune in smart stock investment. He owns many restaurants like The Fat McDonald Burger in Washington, A Football Team- The St. Louis Angels. He has his brand of Vodka- Pure WondermdDonald- the US and a fashion line- Michael McDonald Seduction.

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Michael McDonald- Top annual list of highest-paid singer

The singer has got his grooves once again. A five-time Grammy awards winner and 13-time nominee for his solo work, Michael is known as the 10-highest-paid singer for 2018 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings with other musical groups.

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Although it’s been a very rough year for the singer, but this singer has millions of dollars to decrease the pain. He has taken a No.1 spot on People with Money’s Top 10 highest-paid singer for 2018.