Neil Peart
Neil Peart
Celebrated Name: Neil Peart
Real Name/Full Name: Neil Ellwood Peart, OC
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 67 years old
Birth Date: 12 September 1952
Date of Death: 7 January 2020
Birth Place: Hamilton, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: N/A
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Carrie Nuttall (m. 2000), Jacqueline Taylor (m. 1975–1998)
Children: Yes (Olivia Louise Peart, Selena Taylor)
Profession: Musician and Writer
Net Worth in 2024: $42 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Neil Peart was a musician and author who was born in Canada and later received his American citizenship. He was best known as Rush band drummer and songwriter.

Maybe you know about Neil Peart very well But do you know how old was he at the time of his death and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Neil Peart’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

Neil Ellwood Peart was born on September 12, 1952, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His father is Glen Peart, and his mother is Betty Peart. Neil Peart has two sisters and one brother, Nancy Peart and Judy Peart, and Danny Peart.

Neil Peart was grown and raised in several places but inside Ontario, and he studied at the Lakeport High School. First, he started taking piano courses and then went into drums. He took some drums lessons at the age of 13, bought a kit at the age of 14, and began taking classes at the Peninsula Conservatory of Music.

Personal life

Neil Peart was first married to Jacqueline Taylor, but she died in 1998 because of tragic cancer. Neil’s daughter, Selena Taylor, was born in 1978, but she died in a car accident in Ontario in 1997.

Neil Peart married the American photographer Carrie Nuttall in 2000. Neil and Carrie gave birth to 1 daughter, her name is Olivia Louise Peart, and she was born in 2009.

Neil Peart received his American citizenship in 2010.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 12 September 1952, Neil Peart was 67 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.93 m tall and weighed N/A.


Neil Peart made his early stage performances at his school along with a band that he formed at that time. He had a hard time trying to make a successful career there in Canada, so he decided to go to London and see how it goes there.

In London, Neil was 18 years old, he played for several bands and sold jewelry at a store. He couldn’t make it through a great professional musical career there and decided to go back to Canada when he worked with his dad.

Then, Neil joined the Hush band, and then in 1974, he joined Rush, where his professional musical career success started.

Neil Peart went with the band on its first tour in less than two weeks of the time he joined, they went on a United States tour, and it was great. Then, he started writing for them, next to touring all the time, and his first album with Rush was released in 1975, and it’s titled “Fly by Night,” and in the same year, they released “Caress of Steel” album. Neil Peart had a very hard time when his daughter died, and he told the band members he is retiring, he took some time off and then returned to the band. In 2015, Neil Peart announced that he is retiring as he got very old, having a few health issues.

Neil Peart had also played on two albums for Buddy Rich and went on a couple of concerts with him. He has authored several books, and the most recent ones are titled “Far And Wide,” “Clockwork Lives,” and “Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel.”

Awards & Achievements

Neil Peart had been receiving great award winnings and nominations. Below, you will find a list of Neil Peart’s few Modern Drummer’s award winnings.

– Hall of Fame.
– Best Percussion Instrumentalist.
– Honor Roll: Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion.
– Best Instructional Video (Anatomy of a Drum Solo).
– Best Recorded Performance (Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Signals…etc).

Net Worth & Salary of Neil Peart in 2024

Neil Peart Net Worth 2019As of May 2024, Neil Peart had an estimated net worth of more than $42 million. He made most of his fortune during his time with the Rush band as their drummer and songwriter. Neil Peart has released several great albums with the band, and they went on a lot of great and successful tours and concerts.

Neil Peart was one of the greatest drummers of all time. He was born in Canada and then got American citizenship. Neil Peart had hard times before landing a successful career with the Rush band. Neil Peart was married to Carrie Nuttall, they had one daughter, and they were happily living together until he died.


  1. Neal definitely was ONE of the greatest drummers. Neil deserved to be in the company of drummer Buddy Rich from an older generation who relied more on inhuman one hand speed beginning his drum career at age 5 and less on the number of drums and cymbals and electronics around him.
    I am very sorry to hear about Neal leaving us who adored his work.



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