Steve Hackett is one of the star guitarists who started his career with the band Genesis in early 70's. Star of the music industry, Hackett is currently making millions in the music industry. Recently, awarded the “Chris Squire Virtuoso” award in October at the progressive music awards, 2017, he is one of the respected musicians of all time.
Guitar Virtuoso and rock legend, Hackett joined the band Genesis in 1971. Back then, the band earned only $20 a week. Even at the peak of Genesis's success, he got only $133 a week.
Born in a poor family, the musician started struggling by carrying the passenger’s suitcases for money at a young age of nine.
Hackett (first from right) with his band genesis in 1974 at London airport. Source: Gettyimages
From such a low weekly income to an assumed net worth of over $75 million, Hackett’s hard-work and his contribution to the music industry are his achievements. One of the richest musicians of the time, Hackett left Genesis in 1977. His properties include a three-bedroom house in Teddington, South-West London cost him $900,000 two years back.
In addition to that, he has numerous personal belongings, tour and album money that is contributing in increasing his net-worth.
Consequently, his solo career in music started after which he gave numerous hits to the progressive music industry. It was hard for him to leave a starry stud band like Genesis which had great musicians like Phil Collins, Tom Banks, Mike.
The musician, s solo career began with some progressive rock numbers within late 70's . As he shifted his style to somewhat classical with the 1981’s cured, his music started to build his career.
Similarly, his surprising journey to the 2010 rock and roll hall of fame along with his former band members Collins, Banks, and Rutherford raised a mini-reunion of the 70's popular band. He continued on releasing hit albums like Genesis Revisited II.
Success made it's way as he topped the charts all over the world and was awarded “Event of the year” in the Progressive Music Awards 2013. He got the ward for Genesis Revisited at Hammersmith Apollo.
The legendary progressive guitarist Steve's possessions are all invaluable. Steve is named number one in the list of the highest paid musicians of 2017 by people with money’s magazine. Furthermore, his major portion of earning comes from his album sales and tours as people die to see the legend in a concert.
Needless to say, among his invaluable are two guitars, first one is a Tony Zemaitis, a 12-string guitar bought for $13,324 in 1975. It is his most expensive asset bought till date.
Similarly, the second guitar is an electric Gibson Les Paul which costs millions today. He bought that guitar in $800 back in 1970s. He mostly used Gibson when he played for Genesis. His invaluable guitars are not for sale.
Steve Hackett playing for Genesis in 1974 with his Gibson. Source: Pinterest
Money is a fluctuating component for the legend and the appreciation he earned through his music is what really matters to him. The 67-year-old is still doing tours and his net-worth is increasing consistently.