Geddy Lee Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Oct, 2016
Facts of Geddy Lee
Date of Birth: 1953 , July-29
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Geddy Lee
Father Morris Weinrib
Mother Mary Weinrib
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Willowdale, Toronto
Religion Jewish
Profession Musician,singer-songwriter, producer
Net Worth $28 Million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Brown Dark
Married Yes
Married to Nancy Young m. 1976
Education Willowdale Junior High School
Music Group Rush (Since 1968), Big Dirty Band
Siblings Allan Weinrib
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Geddy Lee is a musician, singer as well as a songwriter known for being the bassist, lead vocalist and keyboardist of the band Rush.

Early Life

Geddy Lee is of Canadian nationality who was born on the 29th of July, 1953. He was born in Willowdale, Ontario to parents Morris and Mary Weinrib. It has been known that his parents were survivors of the Jewish Holocaust. He grew up with his mother after his father died due to medical conditions and started playing music at the mere age of 10. He started playing professionally at high school dances and coffeehouses.


He joined the rock band Rush on 1968 after replacing former member Jeff Jones. After joining Rush, the band went about on several tours and released albums like Farwell two Kings on 1977, Hemispheres on 1978, Permanent Waves on 1980 and Moving Pictures on 1981 which all became popular. His first solo album was named My Favorite Headache and it was released on 2000.

He has also been known to be the inspiration behind several rock musicians like Dream Theater, Metallica, Oron Maiden and much more. He has also been named to be the Officer of the Order of Canada along with his rush band mates for the contributions they have given to the industry of music. He has also been named in the 13th position of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal vocalists of all time as ranked by Hit Parader. His acting endeavors include appearing in the appearance of himself in the episode of P.S. I Love You of the show How I Met Your Mother.

Personal Life

Geddy Lee is a married personality. His actual name is known to be Gary Lee Weinrib. He has been married for a long time to his wife Nancy Young. He married his then girlfriend Nancy on 1976Geddy and Nancy have two children together. Their son is named Julian and their daughter is named Kyla. This rock musician is an avid collector of wine and has a collection of over 5000 wines.

Geddy Lee is a huge fan of baseball and his favorite teams are the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, and Toronto Blue Jays. He has also been avidly involved in charity and is a humanitarian by heart. He is also known to collect a memorabilia of fantasy baseball.

Net Worth

The net worth of Geddy Lee is known to be a whopping 28 million dollars. He has been known to be one of the important hands behind the genre of rock music and his contributions in the same have led him to attain such a huge amount of net worth. He has been talked about for being a well-known personality who has indicated his love for music in his interview. Because of his success in the music fraternity, the net worth of this personality has increased considerably over the past few years.



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