Phil Rudd Net Worth – Earnings As The Drummer Of AC/DC

Phil Rudd's Net WorthPhil Rudd has amassed enormous fortune as the drummer of the popular band AC/DC. Image Source: Phil Rudd Facebook.

Phil Rudd is a drummer of Australian nationality who came into prominence as the drummer of the popular Australian rock band, AC/DC. After the departure of Mark Evans, he is the only Australian-born band member. In his musical career, he has earned huge fortune and popularity.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Phil Rudd’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. Here, let’s get to know how he amassed such enormous wealth and his earning details.

Phil Rudd Net Worth And Career

As stated above, Phil Rudd’s fortune is $50 million. The wealth that he has earned comprises his income from his musical career as a drummer and other different ventures.

Income As An AC/DC Drummer

Before joining AC/DC, he played for several bands like the Coloured Balls and Buster Brown. Since then, he has appeared in all 18 albums that the band has released to date.

Here are some of the albums and their record sales as per The Richest.

AlbumsRecord Sales
Rock or Bust$2,690,000
Live at River Plate$448,500
Iron Man 2$1,570,000
Black Ice$10,400,000
Stiff Upper Lip$2,670,000
The Razors Edge$8,570,000

Apart from these albums, the band has also released several singles whose DVD has been sold in millions of copies. Similarly, the band also earned generously from the concerts and tours they have been on. For example, in June 2010, the band performed at the Black Ice World Tour, whose ticket sales were $329,060,000.

Phil has been in the band from the beginning and has performed with every band member like Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Bon Scott, and other members.

Overall, Phil has a successful career in AC/DC and is earning generously from the band.

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Income From Other Ventures

Apart from AC/DC, Phil also recorded his debut solo album, Head Job.  He released the album on the 29th of August, 2014, with Geoffrey Martin and Allan Badger. Then, he began his tour for the album in 2017, with his other bandmates, Badger, Martin, Mike “Mutt” Furness, and John Proctor.

Phil must have earned generously from his first album, which helped him increase his net worth.

Similarly, in July 2011, Rudd bought a marina restaurant at Bridge Marina in Tauranga. However, the restaurant was closed for nine-month in July 2012, and it reopened in April 2013. The restaurant also caters to special occasions and weddings. It seems to be doing great, and Phil must be making a good profit from the restaurant.

Furthermore, Rudd endorses several brands like Paiste Cymbals, Sonor Drums, Rhythm Tech, and Easton Drum Sticks. Therefore, he must have earned significantly from the endorsement and sponsorship offers from several brands.

Thus, Phil Rudd’s net worth of $50 million seems reasonable. Moreover, he is still with the band and is very dedicated to his career; thus, there’s no doubt that his fortune will increase in the coming days.

Lifestyle And Assets

As mentioned earlier, Phil Rudd’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. With a multi-million fortune like that, it’s no surprise that he can afford a privileged and luxurious lifestyle. Phil must be paying a generous amount in taxes too.

Phil resides in Tauranga, New Zealand, with his girlfriend, Michelle Cutelli. In March 2019, he sold his Tauranga waterfront mansion for $4 million. He had put the house for sale for the first time in December 2011. At that time, he listed the ground floor unit for $1.92 million and the upper unit for $2.13 million.

Phil Rudd's net worth
Phil Rudd lives a comfortable life with his girlfriend, Michelle Cutelli. Image Source: Michelle Cutelli Instagram.

However, he opted at that time and again put the house for sale in November 2018. He put the house in sale for an estimated value of  $4,050,000.

In addition, Phil also has an airport hanger, and it’s the home to his MD 520N helicopter. Similarly, he also has a collection of 11 cars which included a 1991 Ferrari F40, Rolls Royce Ghost, an Audi R8, two Lamborghinis, and Bentley. His car collection alone is worth $3 million.

Furthermore, he must have a good insurance policy for all his cars.

Thus, Phil must surely be living a great life for himself. Plus one can expect his fortune to rise in the future as well.

Trivia And Facts

  • Phil was born on the 19th of May, 1954.
  • He was married to Lisa O’Brien from 1983 to 2006.
  • Phil has four children, Tuesday Rudd, Milla Rudd, Lucia Rudd, and Jack Rudd, with his former wife.
  • He is the father of two sons, Tommy Rudd or Thomas Rudd and Steven Rudd, from a relationship with a French woman.
  • His girlfriend, Michelle, has a son, Sebastian cutelli.

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