Gary Lee Weinrib is a Canadian singer and a musician who is well known by his stage name – Geddy Lee. Geddy is prominent in the field of music since 1968 and is most noted for his impressive guitar skills that have inspired many major names in the industry including the guitarist of bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica and others.
Geddy is considered as one of the best bassists in the world and sings with the band named “Rush” as well as solo.
Geddy Lee Biography – Early Days & Rise to Fame
Born July 29, 1953, in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada to Polish parents who resided in Canada as refugees, Geddy was raised in a Jewish environment and even had Bar Mitzvah. He was interested in music from an early age and this may be because of the fact that his father was also a skilled musician. His father died when Geddy was still young. As such, he was raised by his mother.
As he wanted to help his mother get through her loss, Geddy started to focus more and more on his music starting in his teenage. It was not long before he landed on being a part of the heavy metal band “Rush”. Geddy was more into bass and singing in the band and as the band started flourishing locally, mostly for their rock music, Geddy and his band members started finding fame as well as wealth.
Rush became a popular rock band in Canada from 70s with its successful albums like 2112, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures and much more. As the band grew to get more popular with time, Geddy started a solo singing career side by side. He became prominent as a solo singer and an excellent guitarist with his album – My Favourite Headache – which was released in 2000. Geddy has managed to make a fanbase of millions around the world most of them are influenced by his magical skills in the bass as well as his voice.
As an award-winning musician, Geddy enjoys collecting wine and is a great fan of baseball. He also supports different charitable foundations and has created a scholarship for students in Niagara College. This Juno Hall of Fame star as well as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame star has also been awarded an honorary doctorate from Nipissing University.
Geddy Lee’s Income and Earnings
The Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter, best known for his musical endeavours with leading Canadian rock group, Rush has a net worth of $30 million. The man started accumulating the wealth right from the moment he became famous. All of his assets are amassed from his strong music career that has been a success from the start.
Being a multimillionaire, Geddy enjoys a lavishing life with all the luxuries in the world. He travels extensively for his musical tours which adds to his wealth in an obvious way. Geddy also earns a lot from being a record producer, a composer, and handling many other music-related projects.
His Wife and Kids
Geddy is married to Nancy Young. The couple should be one of the rare celebrity happy ever after stories. They have been married for thirty-nine years and their marriage is still going strong as ever.
They met in 1976, fell in love with each other afterwards, dated for a long time before they officially tied the nuptial knot. Some reports suggest that Geddy dated Connie Hamzy in 1991. It is not clear what the situation was. However, there has not been any news of divorce or a breakdown in their marriage.
The admirable couple has a son, Julian, and a daughter, Kyla. Although Geddy’s children have been seen with him on some public events and occasions, no clear information is known about their personal lives.
Quick Facts about the Star
Full Name: Gary Lee Weinrib
Profession: Singer, guitarist, bassist, musician
Height: 5ft 9 in
Ethnicity: Polish, Jewish
Date of Birth: July 29, 1953
Place of Birth: Willowdale, Ontario, Canada
Marital status: Married to Nancy Young
Astrological sign: Leo
Geddy Lee Eearnings: $30 million