Sir Michael Philip Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer best known as the lead vocalist and founding member of the Rolling Stones. His continued collaboration with Keith Richards on songwriting is one of the most successful in history.
Mick Jagger: Birthplace, Family, School & Friends
Michael Philip Jagger was born on 26 July 1943 in Dartford, Kent, to a middle-class family. His grandfather, David Ernest Jagger, was also a teacher. His father, Basil Fanshawe “Joe” Jagger, a former gymnast, was a physical education teacher who helped popularise basketball in Britain.
His mother, Eva Ensley Mary, was a hairdresser and a prominent member of the Conservative Party. She was of English heritage and was born in Sydney, Australia. Chris Jagger, Jagger’s younger brother, is also a musician; the two have played together.
Keith Richards and Jagger were classmates at Wentworth Primary School, Dartford, in September 1950, prior to the Jagger family’s 1954 relocation to Wilmington, Kent. In the same year, he completed the eleven-plus test.
Then, he enrolled in Dartford Grammar School, which is now home to the Mick Jagger Centre performing arts facility. When Jagger and Richards attended separate schools, they lost contact with one another.
Early Life Information Of Mick Jagger
In the mid-1950s, Jagger formed a garage band with his friend Dick Taylor; the group primarily performed songs by Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Howlin’ Wolf, and Bo Diddley.
Jagger met Richards again on platform two of Dartford railway station on 17 October 1961. The Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters record Jagger was carrying revealed a shared interest in rhythm and blues.
A musical partnership began shortly thereafter. In late 1961, Alan Etherington and Bob Beckwith joined the three at Taylor’s residence, and the Blues Boys were dubbed the five. Jagger left school in 1961 after earning seven O-levels and two A-levels.
He and Richards moved into a flat in Edith Grove, Chelsea, London, with guitarist Brian Jones. While Richards and Jones planned to form their own rhythm and blues group, Jagger studied finance and accounting at the London School of Economics on a government grant.
Under the guise of Elmo Lewis, Brian Jones began working at the Ealing Club, where Blues Incorporated was being performed under the direction of Alexis Korner. Jones, Richards, and Jagger began jamming with the band.
Eventually, Jagger becomes the lead vocalist. Soon thereafter, the three of them began to practice alone, laying the groundwork for what would become the Rolling Stones.
Net Worth Of Mick Jagger
English singer, songwriter, actor, and producer Mick Jagger, also known as Sir Michael Philip Jagger. The net worth of Mick Jagger is $500 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth. Mick Jagger is best known as the main vocalist of The Rolling Stones, a position he has held since the foundation of the band in the early 1960s.
The Stones have, as of this writing, sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. Almost every year, the band continues to tour continuously. When the band tours, it has the potential to be one of the highest-grossing musical groups in the world. For instance, the band made $117 million in 2018 from just 14 gigs.
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Mick Jagger Relationship History
Jagger is married and divorced and has eight children with five women. He has five grandkids and one great-grandchild. Jagger dated Chrissie Shrimpton between 1963-66. He dated English singer-songwriter/actress Marianne Faithfull from 1966 to 1970; they penned “Sister Morphine” for Sticky Fingers.
In 1969, Jagger dated married singer Marsha Hunt. Hunt was pregnant with Jagger’s first child, Karis Hunt Jagger when it ended in June 1970. Hunt is the inspiration for the song “Brown Sugar”, also from Sticky Fingers.
In 1970, he met Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias. They married in 1971 in Saint-Tropez, France. Their daughter was born on October 21, 1971. In 1978, she petitioned for divorce based on his adultery.
During his marriage to Pérez-Mora Macias, Jagger dated Playboy model Bebe Buell from 1974 until 1976. In 1977, Jagger dated Jerry Hall. They married in Bali, Indonesia, on 21 November 1990, and resided in Richmond, London.
The couple has four children: Elizabeth “Lizzie” Scarlett Jagger (1984), James Leroy Augustin Jagger(1985), Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger(1992), and Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger (1997). During his engagement with Hall, Jagger had an affair with Italian singer/model Carla Bruni, who eventually married Nicolas Sarkozy.
Jagger’s relationship with Hall ended after she discovered his romance with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez, who gave birth to his seventh child in May 1999. In 1999, the High Court of England and Wales in London deemed Jagger’s unofficial marriage to Hall illegal.
In 2000-2001, Jagger dated English model Sophie Dahl. Jagger dated fashion designer L’Wren Scott from 2001 until her suicide in 2014. She left her $9 million estate to him. Jagger established the L’Wren Scott Scholarship at Central Saint Martins College.
Since 2014, Jagger has been dating ballet ballerina Melanie Hamrick. Jagger was 73 when Hamrick gave birth to their son Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger in 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who has greater wealth, Mick Jagger or Paul McCartney?
According to the Sunday Times Rich List, Paul’s wealth has climbed to around £865 million, or $105,517,0250 USD. In comparison, Jagger, who is 78 years old, has amassed a £400 million ($488,940,000) fortune. This is only half of what Paul McCartney has accumulated.
Who is Worth More Keith Richards or Mick Jagger?
Celebrity Net Worth estimates that 78-year-old Keith Richards has the same net worth as Mick Jagger. This indicates he has $500 Million (about £413million) in the bank.
How Did Mick Jagger Meet Melanie?
Jagger and Hamrick met after Jagger’s 13-year romance with designer L’Wren Scott ended. Page Six says Jagger asked her to dine backstage during a Tokyo show (via Ultimate Classic Rock).