Professional since 1959, John Fogerty, an American-born singer, musician, and songwriter is widely known as the lead singer and founding member of the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. With the band, he released famous songs such as Proud Mary, Down on the Corner, Bad Moon Rising and Fortunate Son.
As of August 2022, John Fogerty has an estimated net worth of $76 million; the main credit of his income goes to the music career aided by albums sales and tours.
Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 alongside the Creedence Clearwater Revival band-members: Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook, and Dough Clifford, John released 7 studio albums with the band until its dissolution in 1972, recording over 30 million album sales.
Later, the American singer started his solo career and has released 9 studio albums till now, including a 2-time Platinum-certified album Centerfield.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, John Fogerty owns the net worth of around $76 million as of August 2022.
Without a doubt, his venture with the band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) became the ladder to his success, eventually blessing him with massive fortune through his solo career after band's dissolution.
As for a fact, the American musician alongside his band sold over 30 million albums and singles, despite the band being active for 4 years only.
John Fogerty, the former member of CCR owns the net worth of $70 million
Reportedly, each of the band members are millionaires: (Late) Tom Fogerty (owned $10 million net worth), Stu Cook (owns $20 million) and Doug Clifford ($40 million).
In comparison, Fogerty's fortune is less than that of other celebrated musicians like Slash ($90 million), Axl Rose ($200 million), and James Hetfield ($300 million).
Surely, the American musician cum singer earns massive millions of dollars salary from his career.
While in junior high school, John alongside bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford formed a band named Blue Velvets in 1959, which was later re-named Golliwogs.
Later, after his return from his Army recruitment in July 1967, Fogerty changed the band's name to Creedence Clearwater Revival consisting of his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford.
Rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) disbanded after 4 years of formation
During the band Creedence Clearwater Revival's regime from 1967-1972 (4 years), they released 7 studio albums, among them the album Cosmo's Factory (1970) got 4-times RIAA Platinum certification.
Have a look at the earnings of the album's sales of CCR:
|Creedence Clearwater Revival (July 5, 1968)||Platinum by RIAA||$1 million|
|Bayou Country (January 5, 1969)||2-time RIAA Platinum||$2 million|
|Green River (August 3, 1969)||3-time Platinum||$3 million|
|Willy and the Poor Boys (November 2, 1969)||2-time Platinum||$2 million|
|Cosmo's Factory (July 25, 1970)||4-time Platinum||$4.01 million|
|Pendulum (December 7, 1970)||Platinum by RIAA||$1.01 million|
|Mardi Gras (April 11, 1972)||Gold by RIAA||$500,000|
Well, the band's released a total of 28 singles including 9-platinum certified songs: Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Fortunate Son, Up Around the Bend and Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
In 1993, Fogerty along with his band members including (late Tom Fogerty, died in 1990) was inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Fact: Back in 1980, the collection of the band's live album The Concert was reportedly $1 million.
After the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival disbanded, John Fogerty began his solo career, with a release of debut solo album The Blue Ridge Rangers in April 1973, followed by a self-titled album John Fogerty (1975).
Till date, the American musician and singer's solo venture records 9 studio albums and 26 singles, among which, the song The Old Man Down the Road charted in Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 single.
Moreover, his album Centerfield, the 2-time RIAA Platinum peaked #1 on the Billboard 200.
Here Is Fogerty's fortune from the solo venture:
|Centerfield (January 14, 1985)||2-times Platinum by RIAA||$2 million|
|Eye of the Zombie (September 29, 1986)||Gold certified||$500,000|
|Blue Moon Swamp (May 20, 1997)||Gold certified||$570,000|
|Revival (October 2, 2007)||16,000 copies sold||$16,000|
Having worked with record labels like Fantasy, Warner Bros. and Vanguard Records, the American singer signed with BMG Rights Management in September 2017.
During his band career with CCR, the contract signed with Fantasy Record made John liable to 8 more records, even after band's dissolution. However, he refused to fulfill the contract and got him in impasse, until Asylum Records bought his contract for $1 million.
Well, the American born singer owns several properties across the United States and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Alongside his wife Julie, the Fortunate Son singer paid $6.75 million in December 2018 for the 8,077-square-foot house in Fernando Valley nearby Encino in LA.
The 6-bedroom and the 8-bathroom property was formerly owned by Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar and his spouse Lauren; they had paid $5.55 million in March 2017.
John Fogerty bought Encino mansion for $6.75 million
In addition to that, the singer also owns another spec-built Traditional property in Encino neighborhood, purchased in April 2018 for $3.9 million.
Sources report that, in November 2014, John and Julie splashed $8.95 million for a 13,053 sq. ft. Thousand Oaks estate in CA.
Well, the mansion boasts 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms along with private water well and a 22,000 gallon cistern.
For a fact, the TV personality Ellen DeGeneres and her spouse Portia de Rossi also lived in the neighborhood, until the sales of their 26-acre horse-oriented compound for $11 million.
Check out sales price of Fogerty's former mansions:
Though, regarding his car collection, the multi-millionaire singer is yet to disclose the detail.
No doubt that John Fogerty does enjoy a lavish lifestyle with his massive fortune, so does has huge expenses on luxury, accommodation & travels.
Sadly, the details on Fogerty's exact tax expenses or insurance is not out, but as a resident of California, he is liable to the same tax policy as others.
For a fact, each of his residences in California (2 houses in Encino and one in Thousand Oaks) seeks 0.793% of its assessed value as property tax.
Also, a house owner in CA has to pay $986 per year as insurance premium.
On the other hand, the income tax cuts out a chunk of $423,600 upon the yearly revenue of $1 million.
Did you know? Back in the 70s, John agreed to a tax shelter scheme with Saul Zaentz without consent of his band members and transferred CCR band members' asset to Castle Bank & Trust of Nassau, Bahamas. It nearly dissolved the savings of band members as the bank collapsed, which later resulted in a series of a lawsuit in 1978 against Saul. Eventually, in April 1983, the California court awarded CCR members with $8.6 million.
The founding member of now-collapsed band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), John is active in social media platforms.
Meanwhile, as of August 2019, his Instagram followers are over 58.6K and Twitter followers count 124K. Sources report John Fogerty's Instagram can earn him $237 - $396 per sponsored post.
Also, the American singer owns a self-titled YouTube channel with over 86.1K subscribers, that can generate $1.5K- $23.4K per year.
Well, John Fogerty is an active charity worker and involves himself in many donation and fundraising events; often performs on charity concerts.
Back in September 2018, he performed at 19th Gala in the Hamptons hosted by The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF).
The singer has associations with many non-profit organizations like Bob Woodruff Foundation, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Fulfillment Fund, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and Young Storytellers Foundation, also supported by celebrities like Mike Myers, Chevy Chase and many others.
Fogerty was born John Cameron Fogerty on May 28, 1945 in Berkeley, California, the USA. Raised in El Cerrito, John is one of 5 children of Galen Robert Fogerty (died in 70s), a Linotype operator for the Berkeley Gazette and Edith Lucile Fogerty (died in 1988).
Well, he has 4 brothers: Jim, Tom, Danny and Bob; his elder brother Tom Fogerty died of AIDS in September 1990 as a result of infected blood transfusion during back surgery.
John Fogerty and his late brother Tom Fogerty
For a fact, John and Tom worked together in the band Creedence Clearwater Revival (1967- 1972).
He attended St. Mary's High School and El Cerrito High School.
John holds American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity (English and Irish descent).
Well, the American rock singer has been married 2 times in his life and is the father of 7 children from 2 marriages.
Currently, he is in a marital relationship with second wife Julie Lynne Kramer. The duo met back in 1986 during John's tour in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Soon after, they began dating and later married on April 20, 1991.
John Fogerty and his second wife Julie Lynne
Together, John and Julie share 4 children: Shane Fogerty (1991), Tyler Fogerty (1992) and Kelsy Cameron Fogerty (October 5, 2001), though the detail on one child is not out.
Prior to Juile, Fogerty was married to Martha Ann Paiz, his first wife, from September 4, 1965, to April 2, 1991. While in relationship, the former duo welcomed 3 children including a daughter named Lyndsay Fogerty (born in 1984).
As of August 2022, John Fogerty's age is 76 and has a height of 5 ft. 11 inches (180 cm).