Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony
Real Name/Full Name Michael Anthony Sobolewski
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Michael Anthony
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 20 June 1954
Age/How Old: 70 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 64 Kg
In Pounds – 141 lbs.
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: black
Parents Name: Father – Walter Sobolewski
Mother –
Siblings: N/A
School: Dana Junior High School
College: Arcadia High
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Susan Henry (m. 1981)
Kids/Children Name: Elisha Sobolewski, Taylor Sobolewski
Profession: Musician, entrepreneur, singer
Net Worth: $80 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Michael Anthony is a famous musician of America. He is now playing bass instruments and is also a vocalist for rock supergroups ‘Chickenfoot,’ ‘Sammy Hagar And The Circle.’ He did the same for Van Halen in the years 1974 to 2006. He also has a line of hot sauces by the name ‘Mad Anthony,’ for which he markets.

Well, how well do you know about Michael Anthony? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Michael Anthony’s net worth in 2024, 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 Michael Anthony to date.

Biography and Early Life

Anthony initially liked to play guitar. His father, on the other hand, used to play the trumpet. He got inspired by his father and started to play trumpet when he was young. After living in Chicago for a few years, his family moved to California to settle there. He was very interested in sports as well as music during his school years.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Michael Anthony in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Michael Anthony’s age is 70 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024 having been born on 20 June 1954. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 141 lbs in Pound and 64kg in Kilograms.


Michael joined Dana junior high school after they moved to California. He was active in sports and other school activities like marching, baseball, running a trace, etc. He later shifted his focus to only music. He then went to Arcadia High and completed his graduation in 1972.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Michael met Susan Henry in college, Arcadia High School. They got married in the year 1981 in a lavish wedding ceremony. Elisha and Taylor are their two children.  Michael has had a luxurious lifestyle after he became popular.

Is Michael Anthony Gay?

No, Michael Anthony is not gay. He has a wife and two children. He was never involved romantically with any man, and thus proves the fact that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Initially, Michael Anthony was interested in playing guitar, but he later became fond of bass. Now he can also play the keyboard and guitar. He played for bands like Poverty’s children, Black Opal, Balls, and Snake in his initial years.

He is a left-handed person, but he plays guitar right-handed. His genres are hard rock, heavy metal, and glam metal. During his college, He met Van Halen, who was an instructor. Van Halen and his brother had a vacancy in their band after parting ways with Mark, the bass player. Hence, they asked Michael Anthony to join them.

After doing a few concerts around Los Angeles and West Hollywood, The Van Halen trio was signed by Warner Bros. In 1978, they released their first album, of which Michael Anthony was a 20%b partner.

During the years from 1978 to 1995, they launched ten studio albums and a live album along with two hit compilations of the time Michael worked with them. There was a controversy about him leaving the Van Halen brothers. In a recent interview, he told the media about how sad he felt because he could not perform for one last time with Eddie Van Halen.

Later, he parted ways with the band and started performing solo shows with Sammy Hagar. He was usually playing for two of Hagar’s bands. Michael Anthony, along with Hagar, Neal Schon, Joe, and Deen, established their own supergroup, ‘Planet Us.’ He then started to perform more frequently at concerts of Hagar. In recent times, Michael plays bass and records vocals and is also one of the band Chickenfoot’s founding members. They launched their first album in 2009.

Apart from being a musician, he is also an entrepreneur. Michael Anthony also owns a brand of hot sauces and other eatery called ‘Mad Anthony’s café.’ He has a website for the same. This is a collaboration with a restaurant in San Diego, California. They have some quality, manufacturing processes, and exotic ingredients. Hence it’s very appreciated and has been featured on local news and in newspapers.


Following are the awards received by Michael Anthony in his entire career as a musician and a bassist:

  • 1991: Winner Best Hard rock performance with vocal at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards.
  • 2016: Winner Icon of the year at RockGodz Hall of Fame Ceremony & Jam.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael Anthony in 2024

Michael Anthony Net Worth
Michael Anthony Net Worth

Solo shows, concerts, and playing bass for various bands have earned Anthony a net worth of $80 Million as of 2024. He now lives in Newport Beach, California, along with his children and wife. He has 135.9K followers on Instagram. He has had a lavish lifestyle throughout his life.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He was initially interested in playing guitar.
  • He met his wife during high school.
  • He also owns a website of eateries like sauces and spreads.

Michael Anthony is quite popular. He has played for numerous bands throughout his career. He has given his voice to a lot of studio albums for bands like Van Halen and Chickenfoot.


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