Lindsey Buckingham net worth: Lindsey Buckingham is a $100 million-plus American guitarist, singer, composer, and producer. After 21 years of marriage, his net worth has been decreased to reflect a probably significant settlement with his longtime wife Kristen, who filed for divorce in June 2021.
Lindsey Buckingham is well known for his work with Fleetwood Mac as a guitarist and male lead singer. He has a number of solo and live albums under his belt in addition to his tenure with the band. Buckingham was elected into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and is widely regarded as one of the best guitarists of all time.
Early Years and the Start of a Career:
Lindsey Adams Buckingham, the youngest of three brothers, was born in Palo Alto, California in 1949. He grew up in the Atherton community and attended Menlo Atherton High School. Buckingham began playing music on a plastic Mickey Mouse guitar, which his parents upgraded to a $35 Donald Duck guitar after seeing his ability.
Buckingham became interested in folk music when he was 13 years old, and was notably impressed by the Kingston Trio’s banjo techniques. He performed both folk and psychedelic rock with his high school band between 1966 and 1971, without any professional training, as a vocalist and bassist. Buckingham eventually persuaded Stevie Nicks, a friend, to join the band as a backup vocalist.
Buckingham began dating Nicks in 1972, and the two made a number of recordings together. They moved their records to Los Angeles and signed with Polydor Records in 1973. However, due to low sales of their debut album, “Buckingham Nicks,” Polydor quickly withdrew the two from their roster.
Fleetwood Mac had a good time
They met Fleetwood Mac musician Mick Fleetwood in 1975 when they recorded demos at Sound City studio. He was impressed by the sound of the songs they were making at the time. Buckingham was asked to play guitar by Fleetwood because the band’s guitar player, Bob Welch, had just left. Fleetwood agreed to hire both musicians without giving them a chance to play. Buckingham was still in a relationship with Nicks.
Buckingham’s first album as a member of the band, the self-titled “Fleetwood Mac,” was a huge hit in the U.S., going to number one on the charts. When he made the album, he sang lead on the songs “Monday Morning.” He also wrote “I’m So Afraid,” which he sang on the lead.
In 1977, Buckingham had even more success than before. With the release of “Rumors,” Fleetwood Mac rose to fame. It was one of the best-selling albums of all time, and it made the band famous. In the United States, Buckingham’s “Go Your Own Way” climbed to the top of the pop charts. A lot of other songs were also written by the artist. He also sang co-lead on the songs “Don’t Stop” and “The Chain.”
New Albums and Solo Projects
For their 1979 album “Tusk,” Fleetwood Mac tried to do something new with their sound. It was Buckingham’s job to direct the album. He also wrote the lead single and the title track, which both made it to number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. “Think About Me” and “Sara” were two more hits from “Tusk.”
Buckingham released his first solo album, “Law and Order,” in 1981, while Fleetwood Mac was taking a break from recording. Buckingham played almost all of the instruments on the album, and he also asked his bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie to play on it. “Trouble,” the album’s first single, climbed to number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one in Australia, where it was also the top song.
After working with Fleetwood Mac again to record “Mirage,” which brought the band back to the top of the U.S. charts in 1982, Buckingham kept going with his own music. It was called “Go Insane,” and it had a small hit single with its title.
In 1984, he put out the album. “Tango in the Night” was the artist’s third Fleetwood Mac album. It was the band’s best-selling album since “Rumours,” and it had a lot of hit singles. When Buckingham was in Fleetwood Mac, however, he felt constrained by being in the band, so he left.
Buckingham and photographer and interior designer Kristen Messner welcomed their first child, William Gregory, in 1998. In the year 2000, the couple married and had two children, Leelee and Stella.
Unfortunately, after 21 years of marriage, Kristen filed for divorce in June 2021.
Lindsey Buckingham advertised his 11,000 square foot Los Angeles property for $22 million in January 2018. He purchased the property in 2013 for $6 million and proceeded to renovate the three-story Georgian home.
This mansion went for $19 million in the end. Lindsey offered a different Brentwood property for $29.5 million in April 2019. In 2004, he and his wife Kristen paid $6.6 million for the double lot and proceeded to build a custom 10,000-square-foot house. This house was eventually sold for $28 million.
In 2020, they paid $3.7 million for a home in the guard-gated Hideaway golf club community in La Quinta, California. The 5,500-square-foot Spanish contemporary-style home was built in 2014 and has four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths.
White oak floors, steel-framed windows and doors, two covered patios, and a swimming pool are all included. Additional homes in Southern California are owned by Buckingham and Messner.