As Celebrity Net Worth notes, over the course of his expansive career, Meat Loaf released 12 solo studio albums and appeared in over 100 films and TV shows.
His biggest record, “Bat Out of Hell,” moved more than 43 million copies worldwide and went platinum 14 times. In fact, it continues to sell around 200,000 copies each year. Likewise, the album spent nine years on the music charts.
Meat Loaf came from humble beginnings in Dallas, with his parents, Wilma and Orvis, working for the Griffin Grocery Company and as a schoolteacher, respectively. He moved to Los Angeles after Wilma passed away and left him a sizeable inheritance.
Although several record companies passed on the songs that would later form “Bat Out of Hell,” Cleveland International Records spotted Meat Loaf’s promise and signed him, with Todd Rundgren agreeing to produce and collaborate on the album.
The singer subsequently won a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo, for “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” off “Bat Out of Hell II.”
Meat Loaf met Deborah Gillespie in 2007, and the couple married in 2012. In 2005, Meat Loaf purchased a seven-bedroom house in fashionable Calabasas, home of the Kardashians, for just under $3 million.
Given Meat Loaf’s expansive career and massive worldwide success, it stands to reason he earned a considerable amount over the years. In fact, the iconic performer was worth approximately $40 million at the time of his death.