Michael Stipe
Michael Stipe
Celebrated Name: Michael Stipe
Real Name/Full Name: John Michael Stipe
Gender: Male
Age: 64 years old
Birth Date: 4 January 1960
Birth Place: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 82 kg
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: In a Relationship
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children: No
Yes (Thomas Dozol)
Profession: Musician
Net Worth in 2024: $90 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Michael Stipe is an internationally renowned musician. He has gained his reputation as the lead singer of the rock band called R.E.M. He is credited with the popularizing of ‘mumbling,’ which is a particular style of singing. He is also identified for his distinctive political views. He has had a very significant role to play in creating a distinctive look for the band by managing its album art. He has even directed some of R.E.M.’s music videos.

Maybe you know about Michael Stipe very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Michael Stipe’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Michael Stipe’s father worked for the United States’ army. He comes from a family of Methodist ministers. According to his own confession, he comes from a very religious background. Due to his father’s job, their family had to move around a lot. These frequent relocations formed a significant part of the singer’s childhood. Michael Stipe was born on the 4th of January, 1960.

He was born in the city of Decataur, Georgia, U.S.A. As mentioned earlier, he had to move around a lot and thus had stayed in various places like West Germany, Texas, Illinois, and Alabama, etc. His sister, Lynda Stipe, who is two years younger than him, is also a musician. Lynda Stipe is the lead vocalist in her own band known as “Hetch Hetchy.” Michael went for his graduation to a high school in the city of Collinsville, Illinois.

After this, he decided to study at the University of Georgia. It was during this time that he met Peter Buck, who at that time worked at a record shop. It was Peter Buck that helped Michael Stipe in finding his music. The duo started making their own music very early. When Bill Berry and Mike Mills tagged along with them in the process of music-making, they started a band, which they named R.E.M.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 4 January 1960, Michael Stipe is 64 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024. His height is 1.75 m tall, and his weight is 82 kg.


The band’s debut single “Radio Free Europe” was first broadcasted on a radio station called “Hib-Tone.” The song became a huge hit, especially among college-goers. This was in the year 1980. Three years later, the band released its first album under the banner of I.R.S. records. This album, called “Murmur,” got several great reviews. The following year, they released their 2nd album, “Reckoning,” which again was a big hit. Their third album was recorded in London. This one was called “Fables of the Reconstruction.”

Shortly after the release of the band’s first album, Michael Stipe was cast in a film called “Just Like a Movie” in Athens. Michael Stipe, in fact, has had a very eventful career. He has not only been a part of several joint projects with contemporary rock musicians but has also been involved in composing hit sound scores for movies.

He has been an executive producer for films, like “Man on the Moon” and “Saved.” He has appeared in a few television series as well and has also lent his voice for characters in animated T.V. shows and movies. Some of these are pretty popular and critically acclaimed.

Awards and achievements

Michael Stipe’s vocals and lyrics for the album “Murmur” got widespread appreciation, and later, it won the Rolling Stones Album of the Year Award beating Michael Jackson’s Thriller. In 2007, Michael Stipe’s name went into the Rock and Roll, Hall of fame.

Net Worth & Salary of Michael Stipe in 2024

Michael Stipe Net Worth 2019Apart from being a successful musician, Michael Stipe is the co-owner of COO films. Much of his earnings come from the revenue of his company and the royalties from the music covers. All this adds up to make the net worth of Michael Stipe to be a considerable $90 million, as of June 2024.

The story of Michael Stipe effectively delineates how sticking to one’s beliefs, howsoever radical they may be, is not necessarily a hindrance to the success of individuals professionally. We wish him all the luck for his future.



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