Beastie Boys Net worth, money and more

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NET WORTH: $ 75 Million Each

Beastie Boys.

Beastie Boys.

Beastie Boys Is a legendary Hip Hop band from America. It was formed in 1981. Its member include Michael ‘Mike D’ Diamond (1965-2012), Adam ‘MCA’ Yaunch and Adam ‘Ad-rock’ Horvitz. It was formed as a hardcore punk band in 1981. It transitioned to hip hop in 1984 with its legendary album ‘License to lll’. The album sold 22 Million Copies in the United States and 40 Million copies worldwide. Beastie Boys is the largest selling rap group since 1991.



The 3 members met in 1981 and formed a hardcore punk band. The band performed its first Hip Hop track in 1983 named ‘Cooky Puss’. It became a hit and was played in many New York Nightclubs. After the success of ‘Cooky Puss’ Beastie Boys collaborated with the producer Rick Rubin. Rick Rubin joined the Def Jam records and signed them. Beastie Boys toured with many groups such as Sex Pistols, Run DMC and Madonna. License to Ill was released in 1986. It was the first rap album to grab the number 1 spot on the billboard charts. It sold more than 22 Million copies in America and was the largest selling rap album of 1980s. The track ‘Right to party’ became very famous. Also, the track ‘No sleep till Brooklyn’ became famous. The license to Ill tour was a success as well. The Beastie Boys were accused of provoking the crowd. After License to Ill, Beastie Boys parted ways from Rick Rubin. In 1998, they recorded the album  Paul’s Boutique. The album was well received and was a commercial success. Rolling Stones ranked it at 156 in their list of 500 Greatest albums of all time. It reached #14 on the billboard charts failing to match the sale of License to Ill. The album was more dense and dark than its predecessor. With ‘Ill communication’ in 1994, Beastie Boys again topped the charts. It was #1 on the Billboard. The single ‘Sabotage’ became an instant hit. ‘Get it together’ was a big hit as well. ‘Sure shot’ was heavily played in the clubs.Same old Bullshit’ reached the number 50 spot on the billboard charts. Beastie Boys then headlined an American travel Music Fest. The tickets to the fest were sold out in minutes underlining the popularity f Beastie Boys. In 1997, The Beastie Boys started recording the album, Hello Nasty. It was released in 1998 and attained number position in U.S.A., Germany, Australian and New Zealand. The album won 2 Grammy awards- ‘Award for the Best Alternative music album’ and ‘Best rap performance by a Duo or a Group’. By this time, the Beastie Boys became more politically conscious. They raised awareness about the Muslim Discrimination in American. They reiterated that Every Muslim is not a terrorist. Also, they raised issues such as Women and Homosexual rights. The boys released The Sounds of Science in 1999.  It reached the number 19 Position on the Billboard charts. To the 5 Boroughs was released in 2004. The album reached the number 1 spot on the billboard charts and was an instant hit. It was met with good reviews from the critics. Unfortunately, Mike D passed away, due to cancer, at a young age of 47. Beastie Boys has disbanded after his death.



The Beastie Boys have a net worth of $ 75 Million each. They are the biggest selling rap groups of all time. They have many number 1 albums to their name. Their debut album is sold more than 22 Million copies. Beastie Boys have inspired many rappers such as Eminem. Eminem grew up listening to them and is a huge fan. They’ve taken up many issues as well. They’ve been socially conscious since 2000 and it is a commendable initiative. The Beastie boys were no. 77 in the Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest artists of all time. They were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2012.


“We ground up a little part of George Washington’s wooden teeth and put it in to the ink that’s in the cover
….so when you’re at home looking at you actual copy you can feel that part of George Washington’s saliva is with you”

“Now my name is M.C.A. I’ve got a license to kill/ I think you know what time it is it’s time to get ill/ Now what do we have here an outlaw and his beer/ I run this land, you understand I make myself clear.”

Well I’m as cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce/ You’ve got the rhyme and reason but no cause/ Well if you’re hot to trot you think you’re slicker than grease/ I’ve got news for you crews you’ll be sucking like a leech”

“If you can feel what I’m feeling then it’s a musical masterpiece/ If you can hear what I’m dealing with then that’s cool at least/ What’s running through my mind comes through in my walk/ True feelings are shown from the way that I talk”

“Pass me the scalpel, I’ll make an incision/ I’ll cut off the part of your brain that does the bitching/ Put it in formaldehyde and put it on the shelf/ And you can show it to your friends and say that’s my old self”








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