|Celebrated Name||John Mellencamp|
|Real Name/Full name:||John J. Mellencamp|
|Age:||70 years of age|
|Date of birth:||7 October 1951|
|Birthplace||Seymour in Indiana, USA|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Elaine Irwin (m. 1992–2011), Victoria Granucci (m. 1981–1989), Priscilla Esterline (m. 1970–1981)|
|Children:||Yes (Teddi Jo Mellencamp, Justice Mellencamp, Speck Mellencamp, Michelle Mellencamp, Hud Mellencamp)|
|Profession:||Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Painter, and Actor|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$30 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2022|
John Mellencamp is a well-known singer-songwriter and musician who is best recognized for selling more than 40 million albums globally, and he too had 22 Top 40 hits within the U.S.
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John Mellencamp was born by spina bifida, and for that, he experienced corrective surgery when he was a kid. Basically, he is of German origin.
He appeared at Vincennes University in a two-year college in Vincennes, situated insides Indiana, from the year 1972. He had created his initial band named Crepe Soul when he was of age 14, and afterward, he performed in the native bands like Snakepit Banana Barn, Trash, as well as the Mason Brothers.
While he was of age 18, he escaped with his girlfriend who was pregnant named Priscilla Esterline. Later he turned as a father of a girl child in late 1970, post six months he completed graduation from high school.
The name of his daughter is Michelle, who became a mom when she was of age 19, and this made Mellencamp a grandfather at the age of 37.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 7 October 1951, John Mellencamp is 70 years old as of today’s date 4th January 2022. His height is 1.72 m tall, and his weight is 68 kg.
John Mellencamp started off his career when he traveled to and fro for 18 months from Indiana towards New York City during the year 1974 as well as 1975. While that time, he lastly found somebody amenable to his music as well as the image within Tony DeFries of MainMan Management.
It is known that DeFries claimed that the first album by Mellencamp, entitled Chestnut Street Incident, known as a group of covers as well as a few original songs, got released below stage name, i.e., Johnny Cougar, claiming that the rough German name, i.e., “Mellencamp” was very difficult to market.
This singer has recorded The Kid Inside, known as a follow-up to Chestnut Street Incident, during the year 1977. However, DeFries ultimately decided against launching the album, and this singer was removed from MCA records.
Later Mellencamp attracted interest from the manager of Rod Stewart named Billy Gaff, post departing paths with DeFries, and he got contracted to the Riva Records label.
In the year 1980, he came back with Nothin’ Matters and What If It Did, produced by the Steve Cropper and it has created total two Top 40 singles namely “This Time” (No. 27) as well as “Ain’t Even Done With the Night” (No. 17).
Awards & Achievements
Johnny Cash has named John Mellencamp as “one of the ten best songwriters” in music.
This singer’s single entitled “Hurts So Good” appeared to win the Grammy Award in the category of Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in the 25th Grammys. Moreover, he has won a Grammy Award (Best Male Rock Performer for “Hurts So Good” in 1983) as well as he got nominated for 12 remaining.
Net Worth & Salary of John Mellencamp in 2022
As of January 2022, John Mellencamp has an estimated net worth of $30 Million. He made the majority of his fortune as a singer-songwriter, and musician.
His earnings rose after the sale his first album, Chestnut street Incident. He was able to launch the album under the name Johnny Cougar. He has sold over 40,000,000 albums around the world and even had 22 Top 40 hit in the U.S.
This singer holds the record for most songs by a solo artist, leading it to #1 on Hot Mainstream Rock Track Chart.
He has contributed to Farm Aid, which raises awareness and funds family farms.
Farm Aid has sponsored over $45,000,000 in concert funding since 1985. He also made a lot of money by appearing in films like Madison, Falling from Grace and After Image as well as Lone Star State of Mind.
John Mellencamp is one singer who has sold more albums than anyone else, which amounts to 40 Million albums. Mellencamp is the singer who has produced the greatest number of songs. All his songs received a positive response from the public.