|Celebrated Name:||Michael Schenker|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Michael Schenker|
|Age:||68 years old|
|Birth Date:||10 January 1955|
|Birth Place:||Sarstedt, West Germany|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Linda Haber (div.)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Chinua and Essenz)|
|Is Michael Schenker Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Musician, Songwriter, Producer|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$8 million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Michael Schenker is a musician who was associated with bands like UFO, Scorpions etc. He also led the Michael Schenker Group. He is a popular guitarist and has started playing the guitar from his early childhood. During his entire music career, he wrote and created many songs. He received many awards for his contributions to the music industry.
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Early Life & Biography
Michael was born on 10 January 1955. His passion for guitar started very early in his life. He was influenced by his brother Rudolf. He started playing the guitar when he was just 11 years old. His first gig was at a nightclub that he performed with a band called Scorpions that his brother formed.
He went on to debut as a guitarist with Scorpions on their debut album Lonesome Crow. At that time, he was 16 years old. He was offered to be the lead guitar player for UFO as well. While he was at UFO, he used to co-wrote many songs. But the journey at UFO wasn’t stable for Michael.
There were times when he used to walk off mid-song and caused the cancellation of many shows. He used to leave the band and then rejoin again frequently. His musical journey and personal life had many ups and downs due to his addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 10 January 1955, Michael Schenker is 68 years old as of today’s date 4th December 2023. His height is 1.68 m tall, and weight is 70 kg.
Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids
Michael battled with lots of problems in his personal life. For more than 30 years, he battled alcoholism. He also had to face lots of problems professionally. He was initially married to Linda Haber and had a son together. But his wife disappeared to Thailand with her son, whose name is not known. She also sold off most of Michael’s possessions before disappearing.
He also had two daughters: Chinua and Essenz, with his manager, Bella Piper. It was reported that she also took away most of the earnings that he earned while he was with UFO. Later, Bella and his ex-wife Linda both claimed that he was a deadbeat dad. He also had to face lots of legal hassles.
At first, Schenker joined the Scorpions as a guitarist. When he was 17, Scorpions and the band UFO went on a tour.
He was the lead guitarist of the band until 1978. He also made many contributions to albums created under UFO. He was the co-creator of albums like “Phenomenon” (1974), “Force it” (1975) and “Obsession” (1978).
He left the band and returned to Scorpions when they were on tour in California but again rejoined in the mid-90s. He stayed with the UFO till 2003. During this period, he worked on projects like “Covenant” (2000), “Sharks” (2002) etc.
He also founded his band called the “Michael Schenker Group”. Many popular musicians like Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet etc., were a part of the band. When Robin McAuley joined the band, Schenker renamed his band to McAuley Schenker Group. Under his band, many projects were released like “The Michael Schenker Group” (1980), “Assault attack” (1982) etc. He also released some solo albums like “Thank You” (1993), The Odd Trio” (2000) etc.
Awards & Achievements
Despite having lots of ups and downs and turbulence in his career, he has achieved a lot of success. He received the Marshall “11” award in London in 2010. For his contribution towards music, he was also awarded a Lifetime Achievement in Rock and Roll Award in 2012. Schenker was also honored with Golden God Icon Award on 16 June 2014.
Net Worth & Salary of Michael Schenker in 2023
As of December 2023, the net worth of Schenker is estimated to be around $8 million. He has amassed this sum through his musical career as a guitarist. He was associated with many big projects, tours etc., even though he had many ups and downs in his personal and professional life.
Michael Schenker is a popular German guitarist. He has worked with bands like Scorpions and UFO. He also formed his band under the name “Michael Schenker Group”. Throughout his career, he created many albums and went on tours. For his contributions towards music, he has received many awards and recognition. He had a difficult personal life because of his problems with drugs and alcohol. He was married to Linda but was later divorced. They also had a son together.