Nick Mason net worth 2021: Nicholas Berkeley Mason is an English drummer who has a net worth of $150 million. He is a founding member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He formed a new band, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, to perform music from Pink Floyd’s early years.
The son of documentary film maker Bill Mason, he was born in Birmingham but brought up in Hampstead, London (many online biographies mistakenly cite the street address Downshire Hill, sometimes as “the Downshire Hills”, as a district of Birmingham), attending the Hall School, Hampstead, and afterwards studying at Frensham Heights School, near Farnham, Surrey.
He later studied architecture at the Regent Street Polytechnic, where he teamed up with Roger Waters, Bob Klose and Richard Wright in 1964 to form Pink Floyd’s predecessor, Sigma 6.
Mason has been the drummer on every Pink Floyd album. The only Pink Floyd compositions credited solely to Mason are “The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party Parts 1–3” and “Speak to Me” . The track “Nick’s Boogie” was named after him.
Mason has occasionally worked with other musicians, notably as a drummer and producer for Steve Hillage, Robert Wyatt , the Damned and Gong. He also drummed for Michael Mantler.
On 17 October 2012 Mason was presented with a BASCA Gold Badge Award in recognition of his contributions to music.
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets
In 2018, Mason formed a new band, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, to perform Pink Floyd’s early psychedelic material. Along with Mason, the band comprises former Blockheads guitarist Lee Harris, bassist and Pink Floyd collaborator Guy Pratt, vocalist and guitarist Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet, and Orb keyboardist Dom Beken.
As many fans had discovered Pink Floyd with TheDark Side of the Moon, Mason wanted to bring their earlier material to a wider audience.
The band toured Europe and North America in 2018 and 2019, with a third tour postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2020, they released a live album and film, Live at the Roundhouse.
Honours and awards
On 26 November 2012, Mason received the Honorary title of Doctor of Letters from the University of Westminster at the presentation ceremony of the School of Architecture and Built Environment .
Mason was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2019 New Year Honours, “for services to music”, and was presented with the award by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on 2 May 2019.
Mason’s first marriage (1969) was to Lindy Rutter, with whom he had two daughters, Chloe and Holly. Lindy was an accomplished woodwind player; she played flute on “The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party” from Ummagumma.
The couple divorced in the late 1980s and Mason is now married to his second wife Annette Lynton (Nettie), an actress also known for her adjudication role on the second series of Treasure Hunt in 1984.
They have two sons, Cary and Guy, and live in Hampstead, London. Since 1995 they have also owned Middlewick House, the Grade II listed former home of Andrew and Camilla Parker Bowles, just outside the Wiltshire town of Corsham.
Nick Mason Net Worth
Nick Mason net worth is $$150 million. He owns through his company Ten Tenths and races several classic cars, and has competed successfully at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. His racing cars include: Alfa Romeo 8C; Bentley 4½ Litre his father’s racing car; Bugatti Type 35; Jaguar D-Type; Ferrari 250 LM; Ferrari BB LM; Maserati Tipo 61; McLaren F1 GTR; and he previously raced a BRM P30.
His car collection has been a subject of his 1998 book, Into the Red, in which he documents his experience with his cars, along with some histories, And in his later book “Passion for Speed: Twenty-four Classic Cars that Shaped a Century of Motor Sport Hardcover‘.
Mason is mostly associated with Italian-manufacturer Ferrari, and estimates he has owned 40. His first purchase in the early 1970s was a Ferrari 275 GTB/4, which he comments would regularly wet-plug (when spark plugs are coated with unburned fuel).
His most notable purchase was in 1977 from his proceeds from the sale of the Pink Floyd album Dark Side Of The Moon, when he paid £37,000 for one of the 39 built Ferrari 250 GTO cars – he still owns the car, valued now in excess of £30M. Mason and Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour drove the first two Ferrari F40’s back to the UK from Maranello.
Nick Mason Net Worth Summary
|Net worth||$150 million|
|Full name||Nicholas Berkeley Mason|
|Date of Birth||27 January 1944|