Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant Is Worth A Lot More Than You Think

What is the most definitive rock band of all time? That question is prime fodder for an entertaining evening of argument, but you can be dead certain of one thing: At some point, someone's bound to mention Led Zeppelin. With a history of amazing songs, private jets, mystery, and debauchery, the amazing combination of singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham (R.I.P.) redefined the concepts of rock music and rock stardom alike, and though they've had to weather the occasional plagiarism accusation, they're still the guys who gave us "Immigrant Song," "Kashmir," "Whole Lotta Love," "Stairway to Heaven" and many more. 

As the frontman of this legendary group of musicians, Plant is one of the most famous and influential rock vocalists of all time. But was his Led Zeppelin fame all that he got from his tenure in the band, or is he absolutely rolling in sweet, sweet rock star money? The answer, as you might assume, is the latter. Still, even though you might expect that Robert Plant is a rich dude, it turns out he's worth a lot more than you think.

Robert Plant's net worth will leave you dazed and confused

Robert Plant, if anyone, has led a pretty charmed professional life. His journey there, though, is one for the books. In the beginning, Led Zeppelin guitar genius Jimmy Page had a pretty clear vision of what he wanted the band to be, and his plans involved a talented rock vocalist known as ... Terry Reid. "Superlungs" Reid was one of Page's first picks to front Led Zep, but unfortunately for the six-string master (and even more unfortunately for Reid), the singer had just signed a contract with another industry player. 

Luckily for the very concept of rock music, Reid didn't leave Page hanging, but pointed him toward an emerging young talent called — everybody together now — Robert Plant. A quick glance at the annals of history will reveal just how well Plant worked for Page's plans. In fact, if you can't be bothered about history, all you need is a quick glance at Plant's financial status. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Led Zeppelin singer is worth no less than $170 million.