|Real Name/Full Name:
|Adam Keefe Horovitz
|57 years old
|31 October 1966
|Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Kathleen Hanna (m. 2006), Ione Skye (m. 1992–1999)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Is Ad-Rock Gay?:
|Rapper, actor, guitarist
|Net Worth in 2024:
Ad-Rock is an American rapper, guitarist, and actor who is best known as one of the pioneer members of the hip hop band by the name of the Beastie Boys. As a member of the band, they have released several hit albums, including Licensed to 111, Check Your Head, The Mix-Up, Simply Mortified, and many others. He has also appeared in films like Who’s the Man, Golden Exits, and Roadside Prophets. His career has enabled him to be ranked among the wealthiest rappers of all time.
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Early Life & Biography
Adam Horovitz is the son of Israel Horovitz, who was a playwright and Doris Keefe. He was born and raised up in Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York. His birth date is recorded as 31 October 1966, and he was born in a family of two children, with the other sibling being Rachel Horovitz, who is a film producer. His mother, who was of Irish descent, was a Roman Catholic, and she died when Adam was young. His father is Jewish.
Adam is married to singer Kathleen Hanna. The two met in 1997 and shortly after they began dating. They decided to cement their relationship with marriage vows in 2006. Adam was featured in a 2013 documentary film about the life and career of Kathleen Hanna called The Punk Singer.
Before the marriage, Adam was in a romantic relationship with Molly Ringwald, who is an actress. Their relationship was in the 1980s, and in 1992 he got married to actress Ione Skye. They separated in 1995, and the divorce was finalized in 1999.
In2003, Adam had a tonic-clonic seizure, and thereafter he began wearing a medical alert bracelet. Together with his wife, they run a friendly softball league for the past 15 years. In 2016 he teamed up with Keep, which is a vegan shoe company for the design of new sneakers aimed at benefiting Planned Parenthood.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 31 October 1966, Ad-Rock is 57 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. His height is 1.75m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.
The musical career of Ad-Rock began after he joined the band The Young and the Useless, which by then was performing with the Beastie Boys. He became the guitarist of Beastie Boys in 1982 at the age of 16, and he took the place of John Berry. As a guitarist, his contribution was mainly in shaping the band’s new sound. This was from their original hardcore punk to hip hop.
In 1984, Beastie Boys released their debut single Cooky Puss, and it became very popular mainly for its comic theme. They released their debut album Licenced to 111 in 1986. This album, which was released under Def Jam Records, was a huge success, and it became the very first rap record to peak at the top of Billboard 200 chart.
After the success of their first album, the band left Def Jam Records and signed with Capitol Records, and they immediately started working on their second album. The album Paul’s Boutique was released in July 1989, and it peaked at position 14 on the US Album chart. The following albums included Check Your Head, which peaked at number 10 on the chart and was also certified double platinum in the US.
Beastie Boys Had another album at the top of the charts in 1994 after they released the album 111 Communication, which debuted at number one. The album also peaked at the second position on the R&B/hip hop album chart. Their following albums were Hello Nasty, To the 5 Boroughs, The Mix-Up, and others. The band disbanded in 2011.
Apart from working with Beastie Boys, Adam has remixed numerous tracks for other artists, and he does this under the alias 41 Small Stars. He as well plays the bass in the backing band of Bridget Everett called The Tender Moments.
As an actor, he has appeared in Lost Angels, Roadside Prophets, Golden Exits, and While We’re Young. He worked on the soundtrack for the documentary “No No,” which was on baseball. In 2020 he was featured in the documentaries Have a Good Trip and Beastie Boys Story.
Awards & Achievements
As a member of the Beastie Boys, they won the three Grammy Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album (2007), Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group (1998), and Best Alternative Music Performance in 1998. In 2012 Horovitz as a member of Beastie Boys, was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Net Worth & Salary of Ad-Rock in 2024
As of February 2024, Ad-Rock has an estimated net worth of $100 million, making him one of the richest rappers of all time. He has made this wealth mainly as a member of the group Beastie Boys and also as an actor. Before the band disbanded, they had sold more than 22 million records in the US and more than 40 million copies globally. He owns a house in South Pasadena, California, among other properties.
Ad-Rock is one of the wealthiest rappers we have today, and his career has been with the band Beastie Boys. He has been the guitarist of the band from 1982 until 2011 when it finally disbanded. Through that time, he has made a very impressive wealth as well as a big name for himself.