Ad-Rock Net Worth : Music & Career

Beastie Boys guitarist Ad-Rock has a net worth of $90 million.

Adam Keefe Horovitz was born on October 31, 1966, in Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York, USA.

Ad-Rock is known for his guitar skills. However, he is also a skilled songwriter, vocalist, actor, and rapper.

He began his career with the Punk Rock Band, The Young And The Useless, and afterward, became the guitarist for Beastie Boys.

Ad-Rock in a concert at Barcelona
Ad-Rock in a concert at Barcelona

Furthermore, Ad-Rock was only sixteen when he joined the band.

Ad-Rock won multiple Grammy awards with Beastie Boys for their many amazing performances and was awarded Best Alternative Album for “Hello Nasty.”

Similarly, they also won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for The Mix Up in 2008.

Ad-Rock has also won Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and MTV video music awards.

Moreover, in 2012 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his excellent contribution to the rock genre.

Quick Facts

Here are some basic facts about Ad-Rock

Name Adam Keefe Horovitz
Age 44
Birth Date October 31, 1979
Net Worth $90 million
Birth Place New York, USA
Nick Name The Kid, Ad-Rock, Shadrach, King Ad-Rock
Religion N/A
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Enrolled in a city program
Zodiac Scorpio
Mother’s Name Doris Horovitz
Father’sName Israel Horovitz
Siblings Sister: Racheal Horovitz
Brother: Matthew Horovitz
Weight 154 lb (70 kg)
Height 5ft 8 inches (173 cm)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Hazel
Hair color  Gray
Beard or Moustache Beard
Profession Guitarist, Composer Songwriter, Actor, Vocalist, Rapper
Instruments Drums, Bass, Guitars, Turntables
Genre Hip-hop, Punk, Rap Rock, Hardcore, Alternative Hip-Hop,
Associations  The Young and the Useless, Beastie  Boys, BS 2000 The Dead F#cking Last
Relationships Molly Ringwald, Ione Skye
Married Kathleen Hanna
Children None
Salary $10 million
Endorsements Noise
Years Active 1982- Present
Social Media Twitter
Awards 2 MTV VMAs Japan, 3 American Music Awards,2 Grammy Awards, Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award  4 MTV Video Music Award, 2 MTV Europe Music Award,
Last Update December, 2023

AD-ROCK: Net Worth & Income

Ad-Rock has a net worth of   $90 million. He has achieved this net worth through music and acting careers.

During their early career, Beastie boys were paid only $500 for their performance.

However, slowly their reputation began to grow, so their income.

He earned $10 million a year through concert and music sales at some point in their career.

Moreover, Ad-Rock earned $10.3 million from the Licensed to III album’s sales.

Similarly, Beastie Boys has earned around $26 million through music sales.

In 2015, they received $1.7 million after winning a copyright infringement case against Monster Energy drinks.

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Net Worth of Ad-Rock in Different Currencies 

Here is the net worth of Ad-Rock in different countries, including Bitcoin.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 75,853,368
Pound Sterling £ 65,112,229
Australian Dollar A$ 119,585,430
Canadian Dollar C$ 110,893,950
Indian Rupee ₹ 6,705,665,000
BitCoin ฿ 2538.5697

Ad-Rock House, Cars & Yacht & watches


Ad-Rock has a beautiful home in South Pasadena which he bought for $1.73 million.

Interestingly, It was a craftsman-style house built in 1912.

It is a 2,400 square feet house with a living room, kitchen, three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, dining room, and a garage.

 Ad-Rock house in South Pasadena
Adam Rock House Located In South Pasadena

Moreover, some features of this beautiful house include decorative slat vents, low pitched roof.

Likewise, lawn, garden, and fruit trees add greenery and glamour to the house.

Ad-Rock also has a 2,400 square feet apartment in Manhattan, for which he paid $2.95 million back in 2013.

Furthermore, It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms along with kitchen, living, and dining rooms.

This apartment has a white ceiling and light hardwood floors and is bright and airy because of large windows.

Currently, he has listed this apartment for sale with an asking price of $3.2 million.


Despite his huge net worth, Adam doesn’t have a huge collection of cars.

During an interview, Adam revealed that once, he owned a minivan.

There is no relevant information about him owning a car,  jet, or yacht.

Ad-Rock Lifestyle and Vacations


Ad-Rock lives with his wife, Kathleen Hanna, in South Pasadena.

He faced a major epileptic fit due to a flash of photography. As a result, he wears a medical alert bracelet all the time.

Furthermore, Ad-Rock seems to be a fan of softball. He and his wife have organized softball competitions for the past 15 years.

Adam loves eating tacos from Tacos Lita and pastrami sandwiches from Num Pang.

He is seen wearing cargo pants, a grey top, and Adidas brand shoes.

Likewise, during the Licensed to III era, he used to wear a red-shirt titled “Stuyvesant Physical Education Leader.”


Ad-Rock has traveled to many places like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Liverpool, New York, San Francisco for musical tours.


Ad-Rock has collaborated with sneaker company Keep to produce sneakers and support the sexual healthcare institution Planned Parenthood.

Furthermore, he collected charity through to support the 7-year old child Jasmie suffering from stem cancer.

Ad-Rock is also has involved in a lot of charities regarding animal welfare.

Moreover, he has provided a donation to support animal shelters like The Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition and Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.

Along with his band, Beastie boys, Adam performed in a charity event in Manhattan to support ASPCA and Rotatory Animal organizations.

Adam participated in the virtual telethon organized by Robin hood and iHeart Media which aims to provide awareness and financial support to New Yorkers affected by Covid Pandemic.

Moreover, through the event, they were able to collect funds of around $115 million.

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Music, Media, Investments, Endorsement & Book Publications


Throughout his career, Adam and his band Beastie Boys have performed in many musical events.

Ad-Rock with his group Beastie Boys

They have also released many musical albums like Licensed to Ill, Check Your Head, Hello Nasty, The mix-up, etc.

Some of his estimated earnings from the albums are discussed below.

Earning Albums name
$10,300,000 Licensed to Ill (1986)
$50,000 Beastie Boys (1987)
$2,160,000  Paul’s Boutique (1989)
$ 50,000 The Skills to Pay the Bills (1992)
$ 2,260,000 Check Your Head (1992)
$3,400,000 Ill Communication with the American (1994)
$10,000  Sabotage (1994)
$3,518,000  Hello Nasty (1998)
$2,300,000 Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science (1999)
$50,000 Beastie Boys Video Anthology (2000)
$1,235,000  To the 5 Boroughs (2004)
$600,000 Solid Gold Hits (2005)

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Adam started his career in acting from the movie Entourage, where he played the character of a drug dealer.

Ad rock has worked in many movies like A kiss Before Dying, The Road Home, Roadside prophets, and series such as 30 Rock, Futurama, and Inside Amy Schumer.

Furthermore, he has performed many documentaries like Bad Reputation, Beastie Boys Story, Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics, and The Public Image Is Rotten.

Moreover, he also appeared in the documentary ‘The Punk Singer,’ which is mainly about the life and career of his wife, Kathleen Hanna.

Adam also appeared on the cover of Spin magazine of September edition in 1998.


Ad rock has collaborated with NUM PANG  to prepare a special sandwich. They also sell a special $16 ‘Ad-Rock Pang,’ which contains a bottle of Virgil’s Cream Soda, garlic pickle, and  Wise potato chips.

Furthermore, Adam has also teamed up with Keep Company which sells Vegan shoes and clothing products.

He also sells his t-shirts, CD, posters from the Beastie Boys website.


We cannot find enough information about his endorsements

Book Publications

Michael Diamond and Ad-Rock has authored a book ‘Beastie Boys Book,’ which was #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

This book talks about the musical journey of beastie boys and contains mixed tape playlists, graphic novels, photos of their journey, and many more.

Cover Page Of Beastie Boys Book

Similarly, the Beastie Boys Story documentary was also released on Apple TV+, nominated for Emmy.


Ad-Rock started his career with the rock band The Young and The Useless.

However, he joined the Beastie Boys as a guitarist in 1982 as a replacement for John Berry. He joined the band at the age of 16.

Ad Rock playing guitar
Ad-Rock as a guitarist

Beastie Boys released their first album in Licensed to III in 1986, which was a super hit. Afterward, they released many albums, which were well received by the audience.

Interestingly, within 2010 they have sold 20 million records across the United States and 40 million across the world.

Ad-rock has also composed Star trek soundtracks and is known for music like Sabotage, Check Your Head, Licensed to Ill, and many more.

3 Facts About Ad-Rock

  • He is the co-founder of the Grand Royal record label through which Beastie Boys released their album Check Your Head (1992).
  • Ad-Rock is married to feminist activist and musician Kathleen Hanna.
  • He landed his first job as a counselor-in-training at the summer camp in Massachusetts.


Does Ad-Rock have a child?

No, Ad-Rock does not have any child as of yet.

How did Kathleen Hanna meet Adam Horovitz?

Kathleen met Adam when Ad-Rock was on tour with Beastie Boys and Sonic Youth. Now, they have spent more than 20 years of their marriage.


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