|Real Name/Full Name||Michael Peter Balzary|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Flea|
|Birth Place:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||16 October 1962|
|Age/How Old:||60 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Michael Balzary
Mother – Patricia Balzary
|School:||Fairfax High School|
|College:||University of California|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Loesha Zavier (m. 1988, div. 1990), Melody Ehsani (m. 2019)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Clara and Sunny Bebop Balzary|
|Net Worth:||$170 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2023|
Michael Peter Balzary, popularly known by his stage name, Flea, is an Australian-American musician as well as an actor. He is among the first founders of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers band. Apart from music, he is an actor and has appeared in over 20 films and television series. In 2001, he co-founded a music education organization, Silverlake Conservatory of Music. He is an author as well.
Well, how well do you know about Flea? If not much, here is what we know about Flea to date.
Biography and Early Life
Flea was born in Melbourne, Victoria, on 16 October 1962. He is the son of Mick Balzary and Patricia. He has a sister by the name of Karen. His father was a fisherman and used to go fishing with him. His family relocated TO Rye, New York but later in 1971, his parents divorced, and his father moved back to Australia. They remained with their mother, who remarried almost immediately to a jazz musician.
His stepfather always invited musicians to their home, although he was not interested in music at that time.after his family moved to Los Angeles, he got interested to learn how to play the trumpet. Growing up with his stepfather was hell as he was violent. He smoked cannabis at the age of 13 to cope with the situation and used several other drugs in his 20s.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Flea in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Flea’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 31st January 2023 having been born on 16 October 1962. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.
He attended Fairfax High School. He was nicknamed “Flea” due to his inability to stay in one place. He lived an isolated life in high school due to his taste in music. He later met a friend, Anthony Kiedis. Hillel Slovak later introduced him to rock music and how to play bass.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Flea Married Loesha Zavier in 1988 and welcomed their daughter, Clara Balzary, the same year. They separated two years later. In 2005, he got engaged to Frankie Rayder, a model. She was once named the sexiest woman in the world by GQ magazine. They welcomed their son, Sunny Bebop Balzary, on 26 October 2005. They later separated before they could marry.
He married Melody Enhasi, designer, on 22 October 2019. He described having a complete and changed life after his second marriage.
Is Flea Gay?
No. Flea is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. He has two children from his two marriages. Currently, he is married to Frankie Rayder. They are living happily without fighting or planning to divorce.
After becoming conversant with playing bass while still in high school, he became the bassist of their band. The band first comprised of Kiedis, Hillel Slovak, and Jack Irons. They gave their band the name Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem. They did not have much recognition at first, but after their popularity, they changed their name to Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
In 1984, they released their first album, with the same name they called their band. Their breakthrough came with the release of their second album, “Freaky Styley.” In the 90s, they gained more popularity and embarked on world tours. Flea now was the lyricist and had a great contribution to the band’s albums. After the band announced their hiatus due to exhaustion, Flea went on to attend the University of Southern California, where he studied music theory and jazz trumpet. In October 2009, the band ended its hiatus.
He pursued his acting career in the mid-1980s. His first appearance was in a film in 1984, “Suburbia.” In 1986, the crew of Chilli Peppers appeared as themselves in the drama “Thrashin.” He has appeared in over 20 films and television shows, both major and minor roles.
Flea has had a successful career and has received many awards. He was nominated as the second-best bassist by the Rolling Stone. Together with other band members, they have won six Grammy Awards and received sixteen nominations from the same. The band has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Flea in ’2023’
Flea has accumulated an estimated net worth of $170 million as of 2023. Much of his earnings are from the sale of his music albums with his band. He has performed in various stage shows, which also earns him a considerable amount of money. Through his acting, he has also earned a great amount of money from it. His writing works are also another great source of his income.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He still holds a tattoo on his chest with the name of his first wife, Loesha.
- His first daughter, Clara, was featured in their Funky Monks documentary.
- He acquired his American citizenship as an adult.
Flea is and will remain one of the most popular musicians. He is one of the greatest contributors to the RHCP band. They released many hit albums of all times and made them win several awards. He remains dedicated and passionate about his music career and will continue to release more songs in the coming years.