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John Mellencamp is a musician who is known for hits like “Hurts So Good,” “Pink Houses,” “Small Town,” “Paper in Fire,” and “Cherry Bomb.” So it comes as no surprise that John Mellencamp’s net worth is estimated at $25.0 million. If you want to learn more about how much John Mellencamp is worth, then keep reading as we have the scoop on his financials right here.

John J. Mellencamp was born on October 7, 1951, in Seymour, Indiana. Also known as Johnny Cougar and John Cougar, he is famous for being a rock singer who served as an inspiration to several artists. Throughout his career, he released several albums and singles. If you want to know more about John Mellencamp’s net worth, then keep reading.

John Mellencamp’s Financial Details

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Year and SourceEarnings
Record sales in 1979$750,000
Record sales in 1980$1.5 million
Record sales in 1982$7.5 million
Sales from American Fool$600,000
Sales from Scarecrow$600,000
Record sales in 1983$4.5 million
Sales from Uh-Huh$600,000
Record sales in 1985$7.5 million
Canadian sales from The Lonesome Jubilee$720,000
Record sales in 1987$4.5 million
Sales from Big Daddy$240,000
Record sales in 1989$1.5 million
Record sales in 1991$1.5 million
Canadian sales from Whenever We Wanted $120,000
Record Sales in 1997$4.5 million
Canadian sales from The Best That I Could Do $120,000
Sales from John Mellencamp$750,000
Sales from Cuttin’ Heads$750,000
Record sales in 2004$1.5 million
Indiana home (2015)$950,000

John Mellencamp’s Accomplishments

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  • He was nominated for 13 Grammy Awards.
  • His latest album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies was released on April 28, 2017.
  • On March 10, 2008, Mellencamp’s name was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Besides music, he also tried his hand at acting. His work includes: Falling from Grace, Madison, After Image, and Lone Star State of Mind.
  • He won a Grammy in 1983 for Best Male Rock Performer for “Hurts So Good.”
  • Mellencamp was also awarded the Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Special Music Industry Humanitarian Award in 1991; the Billboard Century Award in 2001; and Woody Guthrie Award in 2003.
  • In 2007, he won the ASCAP Foundation Champion Award.
  • Besides album sales, Mellencamp also earns around $653,595 from endorsements and sponsorships. His yearly income is estimated to be $2.9 million.
  • John Mellencamp’s albums and songs are major hits among fans. In fact, he serves as an inspiration to many artists like Doug McClemont and Lilly Wei.
  • To promote his latest album, Mellencamp went on a Sad Clowns & Hillbillies tour, which started on June 5, 2017 and ended on September 3, 2017, in Canfield, OH.

John Mellencamp’s Net Worth in Recent Years

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YearNet Worth
2012$14.2 million
2013$20.0 million
2014$21.7 million
2015$25.0 million
2016$25.0 million
2017$25.0 million

Mellencamp reportedly has a house in Bloomington, Indiana and a vacation home in Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.