Chad Smith
Chad Smith
Real Name/Full Name Chad  Gaylord Smith
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Chad Smith
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: October 25, 1961
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 191cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′3 ″
Weight: In Kilograms – 85Kg
In Pounds – 183 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Salt & Pepper
Parents Name: Father – Curtis Smith
Mother –Joan Smith
Siblings: Bradley and Pamela
School: Lahser High School
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Nancy Mark (m. 2004), Maria St. John (m. 1996-1997)
Kids/Children Name: Yes, (Manon St. John Smith, Cole Smith and Ava Smith)
Profession: Musician
Net Worth: $100 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Chad Smith is an American musician and a drummer of the Red Hot Chilli Pepper. He became famous after his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Well, how well do you know about Chad Smith? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Chad Smith’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Chad Smith to date.

Biography and Early Life

Chad Smith was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on October 25, 1961. He was born to Joan Smith and Curtis Smith. He has two elder siblings, Bradley and Pamela. Chad Smith spent most of his childhood in Bloomfield, which is in Michigan. At the age of seven years, Chad Smith started to play the drums. His parents used to take Chad to attend events of then bands like Led, the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Humble Pie, Pink Floyd, THE Who, and Deep Purple, to mention a few.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Chad Smith in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Chad Smith’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 31st March 2023 having been born on 25 October 1961. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 191 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 183 lbs in Pound and 85 kg in Kilograms.


Chad Smith attended Lahser High School, where he later graduated in 1980. During his preliminary years in different rock bands, such as Michigan-centred band called Toby Redd and Pharaoh.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Currently, Chad stays with his wife Nancy Mark in Malibu, California. The couple has three sons, namely, Cole, Beckett, and Dashiell. In 1996, Chad had married Maria St. John, with whom they had a daughter together. Their marriage lasted only for a year, where they ended up splitting.

Is Chad Smith Gay?

Speaking of Chad’s sexuality, he is straight. He is a married man to Nancy Mark.

Professional Career

Chad Smith began his career in 1988after the Red Hot Chilli Peppers started to look for a drummer after firing D.H Peligro. Chad Smith was among the latest drummers to give an audition for a band. If the band decided to major on the physical appearance, Chad would be wrong since he looked more hair-metal than just being unimpressive.

Following the band’s successful global tour in the provision mother’s Milk, it launched its beginning meant for Warners, Blood Sugar Sex Magik in 1991. The band’s production made it successful, where it was position three on famous Billboard charts. The band sold over 13 million copies across the world.

Chad’s fame increased after appearing on nomination lists and awards. His name appeared on many lists of critics as the best album of the year. In 2012, it was evident that Chilli Peppers band was inducted through Chris Rock to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2013, Chad and his band members produced a cover for I’m With You World Tour.


Chad Smith’s greatest breakthrough in their career came when he joined the Red Hot CHILI Peppers in 1988. The band became more successful after induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. The band sold over 80 million copies across the globe.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chad Smith in 2023

Chad Smith Net Worth
Chad Smith Net Worth

As of 2023, The net worth of this talented musician currently stands at $100 million. As a musician and as a drummer in various bands, especially the famous one, RHCP has significantly added fortune to his wealth. When Chad Smith completed his high school education, he started learning by focusing on his music career. He went ahead to perform on drums in many local bands. In 1988, Chad paid a visit to his brother in California. That very year, Chad went to audition for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers band.

Red Hot Chilli Pepper produced its fourth studio album called Mother’s Milk in 1989. The album garnered financial success by selling over one million copies, making it the greatest success. Throughout 20 years, Chad has worked for the band; it has sold over 80 million copies worldwide. Chad became more famous following his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Apart from Chad’s great contributions to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers band, he also recorded ‘Rhythm Train,’ a popular album for the children. He consistently works for other artists. He also performs under a supergroup by the name Chickenfoot. His personal group called Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatballs aids Chad to perform his music.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  1. Chad Smith is famous for his resemblance to actor and comedian Will Ferrell, who is six years younger than Chad. They first met during the premiere of The Ladies Man movie.
  2. Chad Smith actively supports non-profit organizations, including MusiCares, Guitar Mash NY, Little Kids Rock, Surfer’s Healing, and SeriousFun Network.
  3. Chad Smith became part of the Bystander Revolution group, which raises awareness against bullying in schools.
  4. Chad Smith adopted a school in Greenfield and petitioned Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, to increase funds for arts education in schools.
  5. In March 2012, Chad released a free mobile application for iPhone and Android devices. The application features his Drummer GPS, highlighting the drummers influenced by Chad Smith, i.e., the best modern drummers.
  6. On January 20, 2017, Smith began hosting Landmarks Live In Concert, in which he discussed music with various artists. Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley were featured in the first two episodes.

Chad Smith has experienced a good childhood life and environment surrounded by what he loves the most; music. That helped Chad pave his way into worldly recognition because his love for music turned into his professional life. His band, RHCP, became famous because of his efforts, which have enabled the band to sell many copies worldwide.


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