Neal Schon
Neal Schon
Real Name/Full Name Neal Joseph Schon
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Neal Schon
Birth Place: Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 27 February 1954
Age/How Old: 70 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 64 Kg
In Pounds – 141 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Matthew Schon
Mother – Barbara Schon
Siblings: N/A
School:  Aragon High School,
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Michaele Salahi
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Vocalist, songwriter and rock guitarist
Net Worth: $50 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Neal Schon has been in the music industry since 1968, and he is still doing very good to date. He is a well-known vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. Although he has done many songs over the years, one of the most notable work he’s done over the years is his contribution in the Bad English and Journey bands. Before he formed the Journey band, he was a member of the Santana as well as an original member of Hardline. This has earned him a great name as well as great awards like the induction into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

Well, how well do you know about Neal Schon? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Neal Schon’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 Neal Schon to date.

Biography and Early Life

On the 27th of February 1964, a boy child was born in Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma to Matthew and Barbara Schon. They decided to name him Neal Joseph Schon. Neal is American by nationality with a mixed ancestry of German and Italian. They say life father like son, and we expect nothing less from Neal Schon because it was not about his father but his mother too.

His father Matthew was a band arranger, a composer and a musician, and he taught and played all reed instrument putting more emphasis on jazz tenor saxophone. His mother on the other hand was a big band singer. Matthew decided to teach his son playing different instruments as well and at the age of 10, he was a very good guitar player.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Neal Schon in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Neal Schon’s age is 70 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 27 February 1954. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 141 lbs in Pound and 64 kg in Kilograms.


Music wasn’t everything and therefore they knew it was very important for them to send him to school which is exactly what they did. Neal started his schooling at Aragon High School which is located in San Mateo, California. He was a very quick learner and therefore he joined Santana at the age of 17 years in 1971. Eric Clapton joined Derek and the Dominos, however, he decided to join Santana and he performed on the albums Caravanserai and Santana III.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Neal Schon With Wife Michaele Salahi
Neal Schon With Wife Michaele Salahi

Neal met Michaele Salahi and fell in love with her. For some time, he decided to keep the relationship away from the public to avoid unexpected rumors and controversies. He was also not very sure of what the relationship would end up since they had been in a relationship in 1990s. although they were very happy together, the relationships didn’t auger so well and therefore, they went their separate ways.

In 2011, he however decided to come out clean and confess about their relationship publicly. One year later on 14th October 2012, at the Lyric Opera House which is located in Baltimore, Maryland, he decided to propose to her onstage during a charity concert. On 15th December 2013, they tied the knot in a wedding that broadcasted live. The wedding was held in San Francisco, California in the Palace of Fine Arts. The two however don’t have any children and if there are, they have decided to keep them away from the public.

Is Neal Schon Gay?

Neal Schon rarely talks about his love life. Therefore, nothing much is known about his past relationships and who he dated after parting ways with Salahi in 90s. However, this is not enough reason to say he is gay as he is currently married to this beautiful girl called Michaele SSalahi, and they are very happy together as a couple.

Professional Career

Neal Schon is a very good learner, and he is even better or rather a genius when it comes to music. He joined the Santana band at a very young age, and they were very happy to welcome him to be part of their group because they believed in him. There were many groups that wanted to have him as a member including Caravanseral and Derek and the Dominos. But for reasons just known to him, he preferred Santana above them all.

Many people describe his style of playing guitar as soulful. He also confessed that he takes his inspiration from legendary soul singers of 1960 like Gladys Knight and Arethra Franklin. He blends it with blues just like what B.B. King does. His influencers are guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Wes Montgomery and Carlos Santana.

Apart from his 14 studio albums and nine solo albums with Journey include he has other jobs like; short-term collaborations with Paul Rodgers and Sammy Hagar (HSAS and Planet US). He has also done a pair of albums with Jan Hammer (keyboardist), stint with Bad English, and Deen Castronovo among many others. The albums this man has done are so many as he has found favor in many singers and bands since he joined this industry.


The hard work of Neal Schon has been appreciated by many people, and he has received positive criticism. Some of these awards include: induction into the Hall of Fame of Oklahoma Music, two Grammy Awards nominations, he also won BAMMIES thrice which is in 1986, 1984 and 1978 as an Outstanding Guitarist. Mayor G. T Bynum awarded him a proclamation while most of his albums in Journeys were considered platinum by RIAA.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Neal Schon in 2024

Neal Schon Net Worth
Neal Schon Net Worth

You can never be that hardworking and have an empty pocket. For Neal Schon, he has made a fortune from his career as a guitarist and a singer.  Although we currently don’t have information of his earning, we know that he has made good fortune. This is because his net worth has been estimated to be approximately $50 million as of 2024. Much of his income has been from his career in the music industry as a singer, songwriter as well as a guitarist.

For the years he has been in the music industry, he has managed to make five solo albums and when he was with the band English, he made two albums. Neal is not only great in music, but he is also great in creating friendship. This has been one of the reason why he was able to successful collaborate with many other singers as well as do well in bands.


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