Stevie Nicks’ net worth is an estimated $120 million. The talented singer, songwriter, and producer have earned her fortune from being a member of the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac and being a solo artist. Here are some interesting facts about Stevie Nicks’ net worth and how she’s made her money.
Where did Stevie Nicks get her money?
Stevie Nicks’ net worth comes from a variety of sources but all revolve around music. The majority of her net worth comes from her time as a member of the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac.
Stevie Nicks and her Boyfriend, Lyndsey Buckingham started as a folk duo called ‘Buckingham Nicks.’ They later joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975.
They were able to contribute to the band’s album in 1977 called “Rumors” which became a hit, topped the music charts, and won the Grammy award for Album of the Year. The album sold an estimated 40 million units worldwide.
“Rhiannon” was one of the songs Stevie Nicks wrote while she was in Fleetwood Mac. It became a hit and stayed on the UK singles chart for three weeks.
Whenever they played the song live, Nicks would always introduce the song as “the song about an old Welsh witch,” as stated in the Rolling Stones.
Nicks and Buckingham had a rocky relationship but continued to work together with the band. She began to explore and start being a solo artist which led to her releasing her first solo album “Bella Donna” which became a success, she is the only female artist that has been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; from being a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist.
Nicks gained commercial success by being a solo artist; she released her first album “Bella Donna” in 1981 and it included the hit single “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.”
She released her second album “The Wild Heart” in 1983 which turned double platinum. She later released more albums with her most recent one being “In Your Dreams” in 2011.
Being surrounded by success, this amazing singer with a fast vibrato remains an enigma to her fans. According to Forbes, she is seen as a unique, eccentric, and mystical person.
Aside from her style and lyrics, she has been inspiring fans and has been praised for her songwriting skills and abilities as a performer.
Live Nation Royalties
According to NY Times, Lindsey Buckingham filed a lawsuit against Fleetwood Mac in 2018 for breach of fiduciary duty and accused the band of firing him to go on tour without him.
The lawsuit was later settled in 2019. This allowed Stevie Nicks to negotiate her deal with Live Nation, which resulted in a $12 million payday.
Primary Wave Deal
In 2020, Nicks sold her 80% stake in her music catalog for the songs “Rhiannon,” “Edge of Seventeen,” and “Landslide” to Primary Wave, a music publisher. The value was estimated at $100 million, so she got paid $80 million while having a 20% stake.
Aside from Fleetwood Mac, Nicks also had moments in her music career where she collaborated with other artists. Some duet performances she did were with Kenny Logins, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and Don Henley.
Recent collaborations are with Lana Del Rey and Maroon 5. These songs helped Stevie Nicks’ net worth grow even more.
Facts About Stevie Nicks
Cameos and Television Appearances
With her mystic and dark character, she appeared in a few movies and television shows like “The Simpsons,” “NCIS,” “American Horror Story: Coven” and the movie “Twister.”
Married to Her Godchild’s Father
This is a pretty weird fact, but Stevie Nicks married her godchild’s father Kim Anderson in 1983. The marriage only lasted for a few months and they got divorced in 1984.
According to The Sun, the widower was her best friend’s husband, her best friend gave birth to a son and shortly passed away because of cancer. Nicks and Anderson divorced after three months and Nicks thought it was insane of her to make the decision in the first place.
Officiating Vanessa Carlton’s Wedding
In 2013, Nicks officiated the wedding of close friend Vanessa Carlton, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The couple thanked Nicks by posting on Twitter saying “Thanks Stevie for marrying us!”
Stevie Nicks is a successful solo artist, producer, and songwriter. She has been in the music industry for over 50 years and has inspired many people with her music. Aside from being a solo artist, she is also part of the rock band Fleetwood Mac.
She has won numerous awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. As a unique and charming singer, she continues to play music and maintains a well-deserved net worth of $120 million.