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Born Frederick William Schneider III on the 1st July 1951 in Newark, New Jersey USA, Fred is a singer-songwriter best known to the world as the founding member of the new wave group The B-52’s in the mid-1970s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Fred Schneider is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Schneider’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from The B-52’s, Fred has collaborated with numerous other musicians, including Richard Barone, Joe McIntyre, Elvira, among many others, which has also improved his wealth.

Fred Schneider Net Worth $5 Million

Fred’s love of music didn’t emerge until later in his life. In the early days he listened to Halloween songs, nutty Christmas songs and Motown recordings. Gradually he became more interested in music, but his studies hindered him from pursuing a career in music – he graduated from the University of Georgia, and despite his growing interest in music, Fred wasn’t involved in the music scene until the formation of The B-52’s; prior to that, he worked as a janitor. and driver for Meals on Wheels.

The group was created in a strange way; Ricky Wilson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson, alongside Fred were all together at a Chinese restaurant located in Athens, Georgia; they started singing without even planning it, and after the night ended they decided to form a band. They had several different names in circulation, but decided on The B-52’s which is a tribute to a particular beehive hairdo resembling the nose cone of the aircraft of the same name.

Their first self-titled album came out in 1979, which reached No. 59 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieved platinum status, which certainly increased Fred’s net worth, and encouraged him and the rest of the group to continue to perform together. However, they couldn’t make a breakthrough, always being overshadowed by other similar acts of the era. Things became worse in 1985 when Ricky Wilson died of AIDS. He kept his illness from other band member from when he was diagnosed in 1983, except from Strickland. After his death, Cindy Wilson, who is his sister, fell into deep depression, and the group made an official statement of their hiatus.

They reformed in 1989 and since then have released three albums, including their highest charting “Cosmic Thing” (1989), which reached No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieved multiple platinum status in the US and Australia, which only increased further Fred’s net worth.

Their last studio release “Funplex”, came out in 2008, but to mediocre success. Since then they have been touring constantly, but haven’t released any new material.
Fred has also released two albums on his own – “Fred Schneider and the Shake Society” originally released in 1984, but re-released in 1991, and “Just Fred” (1996), the sales of which also added to his net worth.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Fred has started the group The Superions, which released one studio album “Destination… Christmas” (2010), and a number of singles with two EPs as well, “The Superions” (2010), and “Batbaby” (2011).

Regarding his personal life, Fred is openly gay, and has spoken about his coming out to his mother in an interview with Howard Stern. Fred is a vegetarian, and has volunteered with PETA in several campaigns, including the one discouraging people from eating lobsters!



Full Name Fred Schneider
Net Worth $5 Million
Date Of Birth July 1, 1951
Place Of Birth Newark, New Jersey, United States
Profession Singer-songwriter
Education University of Georgia
Nationality American
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0773686/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/fred-schneider-mn0000174155
Awards IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award
Music Groups The B-52’s, The Superions
Movies The B-52’s Time Capsule: Videos for a Future Generation, The Rugrats Movie, The Groovenians, Godass
Quote
1 We just did our own thing, which was a combination of rock ‘n ‘roll, funk, and Fellini, and game show host, and corn, and mysticism. (Recalling how The B-52’s got their distinctive sound.)
Fact
1 Recording The B-52’s forthcoming album, due out in autumn of 2006. [2005]
2 Frequently touring with The B-52’s. [2005]
3 Member of The B-52’s.

Soundtrack

Title Year Status Character
Kim’s Convenience 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Britain’s Got Talent 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Muppets. 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Seriesly 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Man Up 2015/I writer: “Love Shack” – as Frederick Schneider
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series music – 1 episode
Glee 2012-2015 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Strictly Come Dancing 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Tu cara me suena – Argentina 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2014 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Looking TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2014 writer – 1 episode, 2014
American Dad! 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Home & Family 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Welcome to the Basement 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Mein, Lover, sein Vater und ich 2013 TV Movie writer: “Love Shack” – uncredited
Unfinished Song 2012 writer: “Love Shack”
A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape from Paradise 2012 writer: “Rock Lobster”
Rust and Bone 2012 writer: “Love Shack”
Showboaters 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Cougar Town 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Paul 2011 as Frederick Schneider, “PLANET CLAIRE”
The X Factor 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 writer: “Planet Claire”
Being Erica 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Ugly Betty 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Album 2008 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Otis 2008 writer: “52 Girls”
The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie 2008 writer: “Rock Monster”
Good Luck Chuck 2007 writer: “Love Shack” – as Frederick Schneider
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Knocked Up 2007 writer: “Rock Lobster”
Rock Band 2007 Video Game writer: “Roam”
I Love the ’70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Pepper Dennis 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
SingStar Rocks! 2006 Video Game writer: “Love Shack”
Taiko: Drum Master 2005 Video Game writer: “Love Shack” – as Frederick Schneider
Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 2004 Video Game “Love Shack”
Min f.d. familj TV Mini-Series lyrics – 1 episode, 2004 music – 1 episode, 2004
Cathouse 2: Back in the Saddle 2003 TV Movie documentary writer: “Love Shack”
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle 2003 writer: “Planet Claire”
I Love the ’80s 2002 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
When in Rome 2002/I Video writer: “Roam”
Less Than Perfect 2002 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Wie die Karnickel 2002 writer: “Love Shack”
Queer as Folk 2002 TV Series writer – 1 episode
CKY 3 2001 Video writer: “Rock Lobster”
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase 2001 Video performer: “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” – as Fred
Roswell 2000 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Simpsons 1999 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Mystery Men 1999 writer: “Planet Claire” – as Frederick W. Schneider
The Rugrats Movie 1998 performer: “This World Is Something New to Me”
The Wedding Singer 1998 writer: “Private Idaho”
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1991-1997 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
First Kid 1996 writer: “Love Shack” – as Frederick W. Schneider
It’s My Party 1996 writer: “Party Out Of Bounds”
D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 writer: “GOOD STUFF”
Rising Sun 1993 writer: “LOVE SHACK” – as Frederick Schneider
Ma saison préférée 1993 writer: “52 Girls” – as F. Schneider
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me 1992 lyrics: “Monster” / performer: “Monster”
The Cutting Edge 1992 writer: “Love Shack” – as Frederick Schneider
Frankie and Johnny 1991 writer: “LOVE SHACK” – as Frederick Schneider
Ferris Bueller 1990 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Full House 1990 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Side Out 1990 writer: “BUSHFIRE”, “ROAM’ – as Frederick Schneider
Growing Pains 1989 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1989 TV Series writer – 1 episode
21 Jump Street 1989 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Lobster Man from Mars 1989 writer: “Rock Lobster” – as F. Schneider
Earth Girls Are Easy 1988 writer: “COSMIC THING” – as Fred Schneider III
Demented Top 20 Video Countdown 1988 TV Movie lyrics: “Monster” / performer: “Monster”
Ibigay mo sa akin ang bukas 1987 writer: “Rock Lobster”
Hand in Hand 1985 writer: “Give Me Back My Man”
One-Trick Pony 1980 writer: “Rock Lobster”
Roadie 1980 writer: “Dance This Mess Around”
La bande du Rex 1980 writer: “The B-52s”, “6060-842”

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
The Groovenians 2002 TV Short composer: theme music
Rocko’s Modern Life 1995-1996 TV Series vocal – 12 episodes

Actor

Title Year Status Character
Each Time I Kill 2007 Tom Saunders
Godass 2000 Roland
The Rugrats Movie 1998 Newborn Baby (singing voice)
Desert Blue 1998 KBLU Radio DJ (voice)
Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1996 TV Series Danny Dazzleduff
The Flintstones 1994 BC-52’s
Hangfire 1991 Attorney Allen
A Matter of Degrees 1990 Moonboy

Thanks

Title Year Status Character
V.I.P. 2000 TV Series special thanks – 1 episode

Self

Title Year Status Character
Dare to Be Different 2017 Documentary post-production Himself – B-52’s – singer / songwriter
B-52s: With the Wild Crowd! – Live in Athens 2012 TV Movie Himself
Biography 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The 7PM Project 2009 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1995-2008 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008 TV Series Himself
Best of the Jammys, Volume Two 2007 Video Themselves
100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s 2006 TV Series Himself
The L Word 2006 TV Series Himself – The B-52’s
TV Party 2005 Video documentary
Trekkies 2 2004 Documentary Himself
Essential Music Videos: Hits of the ’80s 2003 Video short Himself (segment “Love Shack”)
The Making and Meaning of ‘We Are Family’ 2002 Documentary Himself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bravo Profiles 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
V.I.P. 2000 TV Series Himself
The Simpsons 1999 TV Series Himself
VH1’s Karaoke Cabaret 1999 TV Series Himself – Guest
The B-52’s Time Capsule: Videos for a Future Generation 79-98 1998 Video Himself (as The B-52’s)
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1997 TV Series Himself
RuPaul’s Christmas Ball 1993 TV Special Himself
Hangin’ w/MTV 1992 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1990 TV Series Himself
Funny 1988 Documentary Himself
One-Trick Pony 1980 Himself (as The B-52s)
Saturday Night Live 1980 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Peter Andre’s 90 Party Hits of the 90s 2014 TV Movie Himself (as B-52s)
Hit So Hard 2011 Documentary Himself
Athens, Ga. – Inside/Out 1987 Documentary Himself – The B-52’s (uncredited)