John Mellencamp is a Seymour, Indiana born American singer, songwriter as well as a guitarist who has made a big name in the music industry in America with his catchy heartland rock music.
This highly influencing singer has given many hits to the world including “Cherry Bomb”, “Paper in Fire” and “Hurts so good” among others which have mainly aided to make John a multi-millionaire musician. This extraordinary musician has shown prominence in the music industry since 1976.
John Mellencamp’s Songs and Discography
Born on October 7, 1951, John J Mellencamp has a German ancestry. As a child, John was very interested in music and he proved his love towards the art by forming a band named “Crepe Soul” at a mere age of fourteen. John attended Vincennes University in Indiana in 1972, two years after becoming a father at the age of eighteen. When he graduated from college, he started to focus more towards making a career in music and initially played for local bands.
He worked hard for the first few years to get noticed in the music industry and debuted with the album “Chestnut Tree Incident” with a stage name “John Cougar” which he changed back to his own afterwards. Later, in 1982, John met stardom with his album “American Fool” which went on to make him a superstar. He still has been holding onto the peak of fame he found at the time. This album also kick-started John’s financial success.
Following the album “American Fool”, John made a platform for himself in American Rock and Roll music that assured his stability and stardom in the musical field. Given his incomparable talent in music his other singles such as “Crumblin’ Down”, “Pink Houses”, “Small Town” and others made the top ten lists and earned him extensive popularity. One of the best-selling artists of all time, John has released a total of twenty-two albums, most of which have been very successful. These highly selling albums have been adding to his earnings even until today.
Personal Life: Wife and Children
The rock star has lived a really rocking life when you decide to look at his personal life. When he was only 18, the man eloped with his girlfriend who at the time also a teenager. When the two eloped, his girlfriend, Priscilla Esterline, was already pregnant with the singer’s child that was later born in 1970. They got married even before the child was born in 1969. Unfortunately, the two parted ways in 1981.
His next marriage was in the same year his marriage to Pricilla collapsed. The next woman he got married to was Victoria L. Granucci. The marriage went well at first, and they even had 2 children, but that was until 1989 when the marriage, like John’s first, equally collapsed.
The next person he settled for was an actress and supermodel, Elaine Irwin. After going out for a short while, they decided to get married in 1992, and the marriage gave two children. John Mellencamp and Irwin stayed together until 2011 when the marriage ended.
From his three marriages, the singer has five children; Hud Mellencamp, Teddi Jo Mellencamp, Speck Mellencamp, Michelle Mellencamp and Justice Mellencamp.
The man is known for being the co-founder of a charitable organization “Farm Aid” which works for raising awareness about family farms and helps make such families with agricultural backgrounds strong and resilient.
John Mellencamp Net Worth
The American musician, singer-songwriter and actor is also a painter. He has a total asset standing at $25 million. For now, this superstar musician has been living a lavish life which is catered by his current financial standing. Most of his wealth is amassed from his super successful musical career.
Selling more than forty million albums worldwide, he has obviously earned a fortune from his outstanding musical talents and passion. The rich musician owns two homes, one in Bloomington, Indiana and another in Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.
Quick Facts about the Star
Full Name: John J Mellencamp
Profession: Musician, singer
Date of Birth: October 7, 1951
Place of Birth: Seymor, Indiana, USA
Education: Vincennes University
Marital status: Dating Meg Ryan
Astrological sign: Libra
Assets: $25 million