Rush was a Toronto-based rock band formed in 1968 by the band’s late drummer John Rutsey, the guitarist Alex Lifeson, and the bassist Jeff Jones. Shortly after they formed the band, Geddy Lee had joined the band replacing the co-founder Jeff Jones. As some of you might know, Jeff did not perform in the band’s releases. Furthermore, the band’s power trio had completed with the addition of the legendary drummer Neil Peart in 1974. It was the time Rush released its only debut self-titled album with the original drummer Rutsey.
Throughout its career from 1968 to 2018, Rush grew up its discography with 19 studio albums, 11 live albums, 13 video albums, 2 EPs, 10 box sets, and many more releases. Debuted on March 1, 1974, with its self-titled debut release, Rush had released its final studio album on June 12, 2012, named Clockwork Angels. Rush‘s entire studio albums are as follows:
- Rush (1974)
- Fly By Night (1975)
- Caress Of Steel (1975)
- 2112 (1976)
- A Farewell To Kings (1977)
- Hemispheres (1978)
- Permanent Waves (1980)
- Moving Pictures (1981)
- Signals (1982)
- Grace Under Pressure (1984)
- Power Windows (1985)
- Hold Your Fire (1987)
- Presto (1989)
- Roll the Bones (1991)
- Counterparts (1993)
- Test for Echo (1996)
- Vapor Trails (2002)
- Snakes & Arrows (2007)
- Clockwork Angels (2012)
Selling more than 50 million units worldwide, Rush‘s certifications include 17x Platinum by RIAA and Music Canada, separately. More than that, Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. They were also inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994.
So, who is the richest Rush member? Keep scrolling if you want to learn Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart’s net worths in 2022.
Who Is The Richest Rush Member?
Net Worth: $45 Million
Alex Lifeson is known for being the backing vocalist and guitarist of his co-founded rock band Rush. He has been rocking with the band since its first day.
As he is one of the core members of the band, Alex Lifeson had contributed to the band’s every one of studio albums. He is also co-writer of the band’s beloved songs such as Chemistry, Lessons, Test for Echo, and Half the World.
During his ongoing respectful career, Alex Lifeson influenced many guitarists, including Paul Gilbert, Jim Martin from Faith No More, John Wesley, Piggy from Voivod, John Petrucci, Steven Wilson, and many more. Also, Metallica star James Hetfield had named him one of the greatest rhythm guitarists in rock history.
When we mention Alex Lifeson‘s awards and honors, it contains many varieties. In 1983, Guitar for the Practicing Musician chose Lifeson Best Rock Talent. In 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1986, Alex Lifeson was chosen Best Rock Guitarist by Guitar Player. In 1991, he was inducted into the Guitar for the Practicing Musician Hall of Fame.
However, what is the net worth of Alex Lifeson? As of September 2022, Alex Lifeson has a $45 million net worth.
Net Worth: $50 Million
Geddy Lee is a Canadian musician who achieves international fame for being a member of Rush. He has been the lead vocalist and bassist of the band since 1968.
Contributing to the band’s entire discography, Geddy Lee‘s technique, style and talent on music have inspired legendary names such as the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, Steve Harris, John Myung, Tim Commerford from Rage Against the Machine, and many more.
In 1994, Geddy Lee was inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame. Bass Player magazine’s readers were also named him Best Rock Bass Player in 1993. Geddy is also a six-time winner of Best Rock Bass of Guitar Player magazine.
Out of Rush, Geddy Lee made a brief cameo appearance as himself in the 9-season sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He appeared during the sitcom’s eighth season’s P.S. I Love You episode. He also has a solo studio album named My Favourite Headache, which was released in 2000.
As of September 2022, Geddy Lee has a $50 million net worth, thanks to his contributions to Rush. He is the richest Rush member.
Net Worth: $45 Million
Neil Peart was one of the greatest drummers in the rock and roll community, no doubt. Joining Rush in 1974, he was the band’s primary lyricist and drummer, as he earned numerous awards for his musical performances.
Born on September 12, 1952, Neil Peart passed away due to glioblastoma on January 7, 2020. In late 2015, he described himself as a retired drummer. Three years later when Geddy Lee confirmed Rush was done in 2018, Peart had been struggling with chronic tendinitis and shoulder problems.
Although he inspired numerous drummers and musicians, Peart had inspirations as well. Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, and John Bonham were some of those artists who inspired him during his works. Throughout the releases he made for rock and roll, Neil Peart was named The Professor.
He contributed to the band’s songs such as Dreamline, Roll the Bones, Distant Early Warning, Afterimage, The Big Money, and Grand Designs. After all those contributions to the music, Modern Drummer magazine’s readers named him Best Rock Drummer in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006, and 2008.
However, how much was Neil Peart’s net worth before he passed away? In 2020, Neil had a fortune of $45 million. A huge part of his wealth had gone from his works with Rush.