|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Birthday:||Dec 08, 1958|
|Age:||64 years old|
|Height:||6.3 feet (191cm)|
|Occupation:||Music Producer, Youtuber|
|Last Updated:||February, 2023|
The revered British musician, songwriter, record producer, and composer Michael Blakey is a well-known name in the music industry. His illustrious musical career includes collaborations with American rap maestro Eminem, respected Englishman Arnold George Dorsey MBE (popularly known as Engelbert Humperdinck), American rock band No Doubt (whose lead vocalist is pop icon Gwen Stefani), American musician Willie Nelson, etc.
The Englishman co-founded the recording studios the Organica Music Group with Ron White in 2009. In 1999, he also co-founded 2KSounds.com Inc., which is based in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. He also serves as the President of the Electra Star Management based in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Presently, Michael Blakey’s net worth is estimated to be about USD 60 million.
How Did Michael Blakey Become Rich?
Michael Blakey’s birth took place in London, England on 8th December 1958. No details are available about the names and professions of his parents. Also, there is no information regarding any siblings or his educational background.
Being a passionate musician, Michael Blakey moved to Berlin, Germany at the age of 19 in 1977. The resident producer of the German recording studio called Hansa Studios instantly recognized his skills as a musician. As a result, the producer offered Michael Blakey his first job as a musician. The work at Hansa Studios kick-started his professional career as a musician.
During his time in Berlin, Michael Blakey worked with Engelbert Humperdinck, Julio Iglesias, Boney M, etc. Later, he moved to Argentina to join Atico Records as a session drummer and composer for Tidal Force. He also worked as the chief of A&R between 1991 and 1994 at Atico Records. Meanwhile, he also produced notable music for a variety of television shows and movies, including “Jackass the Movie” and “Shaft”.
He has founded four distinct record labels through partnerships with Warner Bros, Universal Music, and Electronic and Musical Industries (EMI). He managed to sell over one hundred million albums through his recording labels.
Michael Blakey also manages a YouTube channel called “ProducerMichael”, where he has amassed over 1.2 million subscribers. According to Social Blade, his estimated monthly income from the channel is between $1.1K and $17.7K, with average daily views of around 150,000. As a result, his weekly average is around one million viewers.
One of the most popular videos on the channel
In 2008, at the age of 50, Michael Blakey married his wife Sasha Blakey. He has a daughter from this marriage and is known to be a family man. His daughter was born in August 2009. He spends an ample amount of time with his family. However, not much is known about his family life because he is a very private person regarding his personal and marital life.
What Is Michael Blakey Net Worth?
Michael Blakey is known to be an avid collector of wristwatches and exotic cars. His first car was a Fiat 127 supermini, which he used to drive in Spain. Today, he owns a plethora of glamorous cars, such as Range Rover, Ferrari 599 GTB, Rolls Royce Phantom, Lamborghini Aventador, and Mercedes-Benz SLR. His car collection is estimated to be worth $3.5-4 million.
On the other hand, his massive collection of wristwatches cost between $10,000 and $50,000. The list of watches include:
- Audemar Piguet Offshore
- Audemar Piguet, Royal Oak Offshore
- Breguet Marine Royal
- Cartier Santos XL
- De Grisogono
- Jacob & Co. Astronomia
- Jacob & Co. Epic X Titanium
- Jacob & Co. Rainbow Tourbillon
- Richard Mille RM 11-03
- Rolex Day-Date Oyster Perpetual
- Rolex Daytona
- Rolex GMT – Master II
- Romain Jerome
- Patek Philippe Nautilus
- Shellman Grand Complication
Exotic cars and stunning wristwatches are not his only investments. Michael Blakey purchased his home in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA for USD 1.6 million. The house has a modern, state-of-art media room with built-in sound system. His overall net worth is estimated to be about USD 60 million.
Michael Blakey tried to sell his Beverly Hills home for 2.5 million USD in 2007 and 5.5 USD in 2008. Later, he reduced the price to USD 2.9 million. However, he failed to sell his house. Till date, he still owns the house.
Michael Blakey also sells merchandise, such as T-shirts, mugs, phone cases, caps, and stickers, on his official website.
How Michael Blakey Spends His Money?
Michael Blakey has a variety of income sources. He earns through his recording labels, social media accounts, and has other sources of passive income. He loves showing off his exotic and luxurious collection of cars and wristwatches frequently on his Instagram and YouTube profiles. He also regularly tours diverse places to look into exotic properties, mansions, houses, boats, cars, watches, etc. All of this is shown in his YouTube channels where he shows these million dollar properties. His regular reviews on various real estate has garnered massive fan following. As a result, he is often recruited by realtors to promote homes that they are trying to sell.
He created a massive uproar when he drove his brand new Ferrari to an airport to show his airplane for the very first time. He purchased an Embraer Praetor 600 in 2020. He mentioned that he spent around USD 21 million before accounting for the customization costs. He holds license for both powerboats and flying aircrafts.
- He speaks fluent Spanish and German as he spent many years working in Spain and Germany.
- Modern Drummer Magazine once named him as one of the top 10 drummers in the world.
- His sun sign is Sagittarius.
- He is 191 cm (6 feet 3 inches) tall.
- Although he was born in London, England, he grew up in Spain.
- The Englishman currently lives in the United States of America.
- His company, 2KSounds, was the first company to promote musical albums on the internet.
- He used to co-own a private aeroplane charter service company named Pylon International Inc. It was sold to IJM Holdings Corporation in 2007.
- Lux Magazine awards his company, Electra Star Management, the Best Entertainment Management Company Award in 2015.
- In 1993, Melody Maker awarded him the Producer of the Year award.
- In 1995, Music Beat named him the Man of the Year.