Peter Cetera
Peter Cetera
Real Name/Full Name Peter Paul Cetera
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Peter Cetera
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 13 September 1944
Age/How Old: 79 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms –  73Kg
In Pounds – 160 lbs
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: blonde
Parents Name: Father– Peter Paul Cetera
Mother – Margarita Cetera
Siblings: Kenny Cetera, Margret Cetera, Tim Cetera, James Cetera, Mary McCauley
School: Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary
College: Mendel Catholic Prep High School
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: straight
Marital Status: divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: Senna, Claire
Profession: Singer, songwriter.
Net Worth: $50 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Peter Paul Cetera or Peter Cetera is a well-known songwriter and singer. There will hardly be a few people who do not know him or have not listened to his music. He is known for being the best known original member of the rock band Chicago. He is a singer who has done miracles in the world of music. His song carries beautiful messages and lines. But how did he become such a successful person, let’s explore about him.

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

Biography and Early Life

Cetera was born on 13 September 1944 at Chicago, Illinois. He is the second child of his six siblings. He was born to Margarita Cetera, who was Hungarian, and Peter Paul Cetera, who was a Polish. His father used to work as a machinist while his mother was a housewife. He got a really supportive family who provided him with a positive environment.

His mother exposed him to the world of music as she used to sing while doing household chores though she wanted him to become a priest. While in school he realised his calibre in music, and he wanted to practise music. Later he joined a band of some older students from the school called ”The Rebel Rocker”, for this he bought an acoustic guitar and later got himself an electric bass.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Peter Cetera in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Peter Cetera’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024 having been born on 13 September 1944. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 160 lbs in Pound and 73kg in Kilograms.


Cetera’s mother wanted him to become a priest. Hence, he went to Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary for a year of high school. Later he transferred to Mendel Catholic Prep High School from where he graduated in 1962 and now is a “Notable Alumni” of the school.

He learned music from his mother, who always used to sing while doing her chores all the positive environment helped him realise his potential in music at a young age of 11.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Cetera got married in 1968 to Janice Sheely but soon got divorced in 1973 after being together for five years. After a year in 1972, he began a relationship with Diane Nini, and after dating for ten years they got married in 1982, and after a year in 1983 they were blessed with a daughter whom they named Claire, she is now an actress, singer and producer. Diane Nini divorced him in 1991.

After his second divorce, he stayed single for five years. Later in 1996, he began dating another woman named Blythe Weber, and in 1997 the couple welcomed their daughter whom they named Senna, he met Blythe Weber while she was working at River North Records/Platinum Entertainment. Senna is now a hit singer. After staying in the relationship for ten years, they broke up. After that, to date, Cetera did not date or marry anyone else. He is currently enjoying his retirement life.

Is Peter Cetera Gay?

Peter Cetera is not gay nor even bi as far as his sexuality is concerned. But he works for gay rights and fights for the discrimination faced by the LGBTQ community. He strongly believes that everyone should be treated equally and not get discriminated based on whom they love.

Professional Career

Cetera marked his journey of music in December 1967, where he witnessed a performance of a band named “the big thing” which later changed its name to “Chicago Transit Authority” which they shortened and called “Chicago”. Cetera, later joined the band and shared lead vocals on three of the eleven songs for the album “Question 67 & 68”, “I’m a man” and “someday”. By 1970 Cetera became the more prolific songwriter of the band and made many beautiful songs such as “happy man”, “wishing you were here” which were big hits.

By 1976 he appeared in a self-titled debut album by singer and songwriter Angelo.

Chicago’s popularity decreased by 1970 with the rise of disco music, which came to the point that the albums became the poorest-selling album. In 1981, Cetera introduced his first solo album for which he personally bought the rights from his previous contract with Columbia Records who denied releasing the albums. But that was an utter failure for which he said that he wasn’t promoted enough. The year 1982 marked as a come-back for the Chicago 16 with David Foster as their new producer and Cetera as lead singer.

With the success of his solo performance, Cetera decided to record another solo album as he was not interested in travelling extensively with the band. After leaving Chicago, he continued to achieve success by releasing many hits.

In November 2019, in a podcast interview with Mark Pattison, he declared his retirement and said that he wanted to retire since a long time before he loses his voice as he is tired of all the travelling and the hectic life, he said that he wanted to “learn how to be an out-of-work singer”.


A talented singer, Cetera got nominated and won many awards during his career life. Out those many awards achieved by him, some of them are:

1976 Grammy Award for the work “if you leave me now” (won)

1977 American Music Award for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal for the work “hard to say I’m sorry” (nominated

1984 Grammy Award for the best vocal arrangement for Two or More Voice for the work “hard habit to break” (nominated)

1987 American Video Award for the best new artist (won)

1994 ASCAP Pop Music Awards for most performed song songs for the work “restless heart” (won)

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Peter Cetera in 2024

Peter Cetera Net Worth
Peter Cetera Net Worth

As of 2024, Peter Cetera has a net worth of $50 million. It is of no surprise coming from such a famous and popular songwriter and singer who has gifted us with numerous beautiful works.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Peter Cetera is a lefty, but he plays bass with the right hand. Hence, he is called “ambidextrous”.

He got nominated for Grammy Awards many times, but he won only once.

He was so enthusiastic when he was young and played music since a young age that by the age of 18, he once said, he had more money than his father.

He teaches children to play bass and teaches music.

As we saw from the life of the great singer Cetera, his life is like a roller-coaster ride full of ups and downs. But he never gave up on his music, and that determination made him what he is now. That will-power made him the best singer one have ever heard of and bought him many awards. He is the best example of hard-work, determination and perfection. He truly is an inspiration for all those who give-up because they faced a down-hill.


  1. I absolutely adore Peter Cetera. He has been my favorite singer since the first time I heard him!!I can’t chose a favorite song, as they are all wonderful. “Glory of Love,” “Hard Habit To Break,” “You’re The Inspiration,” and the beautiful “After All,” sung with Andrea Tessa. Love too, the collaboration with David Foster! 100% pure magic!!
    WOW!!! I listen to Peter’s songs every day. He has been a part of my life from the very beginning. I am now 81 years young, & I THANK YOU PETER, for all the joy you have brought to my life! God Bless You. xoxo

  2. I believe I’ve said it all. There are many singers in this world, but none will ever have the voice of Peter Cetera!! The lyrics take me to long ago places in my life. The stories of Peter’s songs can make me smile, make me wish that I had been in the audience of all of his concerts.( I would happily settled for even one performance.) How very, very proud his Family must be!! Sing on, Peter, and your songs will be played & enjoyed in homes all over the world!!

  3. My wife and I saw Chicago in Omaha, Nebraska in the early 70’s. I was stationed in the Air Force out in the “cornfields”. We had great seats! We saw a band that permanently etched themselves in my brain. Being a trumpet player in high school, I loved the horn section. The “star” of the show was Peter. I swear, when he smiled at the screaming ladies and girls, a brilliant star emitted from his teeth! I still listen to them today. Sad for the missing members, but we get old and die. I’m 72. Thank you Peter and Chicago. I was actually stationed at Chanute AFB in Rantoul, IL for awhile, and got to Chicago a few times.


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