Ad-Rock performing in Barcelona

Ad-Rock’s Net Worth: Charity & Houses

Beastie Boys musician Adam Horovitz aka Ad-rock’s net worth as of 2021, is $90 million.

He is primarily a guitar player; he is also known for his rapping, vocals, musical programming, and acting.

Ad-Rock is famous for producing songs such as “Fight For Your Right,” “Sabotage,” “Make Some Noise,” “No Sleep till Brooklyn,” etc., and Star Trek soundtracks.

Ad-Rock playing his tunes
Ad-Rock playing his tunes

He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in the class of 2012 for his stellar contribution to the rock genre.

Ad-Rock has won multiple Grammy Awards with the Beastie Boys for their Best Rap Performance of “Intergalactic” and Best Alternative Album for “Hello Nasty.”

Further, he has won a host of MTV Video Music Awards and a Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Quick Facts

Let’s take a look at some quick facts about the multi-talented Ad-Rock.

Full Name Adam Keefe Horovitz
Net Worth $90 Million
Birth Date October 31, 1979
Age 44 Years Old
Birth Place New York, USA
Nick Name Ad-Rock, King Ad-Rock, Shadrach, The Kid
Religion N/A
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Enrolled in a city program
Horoscope Scorpio
Father’s Name Israel Horovitz
Mother’s Name Doris Horovitz
Siblings Sister: Racheal Horovitz
Brother: Matthew Horovitz
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 154 lb (70 kg)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Color Grey
Eye Color Dark Brown
Beard or Moustache Beard
Profession Guitarist, Vocalist, Rapper, Actor, Songwriter
Instruments Guitar, Drums, Bass, E-mu SP-1200, Turntables
Genre Hip-hop,  Hardcore, Alternative Hip-Hop, Punk, Rap Rock
Associations Beastie Boys, BS 2000, The Young and the Useless, The Dead F#cking Last
Relationships Molly Ringwald, Ione Skye
Married Kathleen Hanna
Children None
Salary $10 million per year
Endorsements Noise for Now
Years Active 1982- Present
Social Media Twitter
Awards 2 Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 4 MTV  Video Music Award, 2 MTV VMAs Japan, MTV Europe Music Award, Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Last Update May, 2024

Ad-Rock: Net Worth and Income

Ad-Rock’s vast wealth of $90 million has been created through his work in music and acting.

In 1985, he had joined the Beastie Boys in Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” tour. They were paid a small sum of $500 for their performance.

When Ad-Rock was active with the Beastie Boys, they used to earn up to $10 million per year through their music sales and tours.

His earning from the album “Licensed to Ill” was more than $10.3 million, the most from a single album.

Besides their other albums, compilations and anthologies have grossed over $20 million.

In 2015, they won a copyright infringement case against Monster Energy Drink and received a payment of $1.7 million in damages.

Ad-Rock: Cars and Houses


Despite his immense worth, Ad-Rock doesn’t own luxury cars.

When asked when was the last time he drove a car, the eccentric musician replied that he drives a minivan.

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In 2018, he purchased a 1912 Craftsman house for $1.73 million in South Pasadena, California.

The 2400-sq-foot lavish house features three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and a backyard with a beautiful garden and fruit trees.

The house was originally in the market for $1.68 million, but he had to pay a premium of $42,000 to purchase it.

Ad-Rock owns a $2.95 million apartment in Manhattan. The 2400-sq-foot residence has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, the main suite with a walk-in closet, and a steam shower.

In March 2021, he put up this property for sale for $3.2 million.

Ad-Rock: Vacations and Lifestyle


Ad-Rock has been to places such as Glasgow, Amsterdam, Loreley, Barcelona, etc., for his musical tours.

However, details about his vacations are currently unavailable.


In 2003, he faced a major epileptic fit caused by flash photography, due to which he requires to wear a medical alert bracelet at all times.

Ad-Rock is a big fan of softball. In fact, he has run a friendly softball competition with his wife for 15 years.

He has been a sneakerhead pioneer for over three decades and has been a model for many sneakers such as Nike Air Force 1s, Adidas Campus, Puma Clyde.

One of his most prized possessions is a Nike Air sneaker signed by former New York Knicks star Rasheed Wallace.

He was seen wearing khaki cargo pants, a grey top, and Adidas Originals 3MC White sneak in a recent documentary.

He condemns the expensive life in New York City and feels for the struggling people residing in the city.

His red t-shirt reading “Stuyvesant Physical Education Leader,” he used to wear during the Licensed to Ill era.

Horovitz likes to have a pastrami sandwich from Num Pang and tacos from Taco Lita.

Ad-Rock: Charity

Horovitz teamed up with vegan shoe company ‘Keep’ to design new sneakers to support the sexual healthcare institution Planned Parenthood.

He donated proceeds of his limited edition sandwich for the welfare of animal shelters like The Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition and Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.

In 2017, he supported a 7-year-old blood stem cancer patient named Jasmi by initiating a campaign through to raise funds for her treatment.

In 2016, Horovitz gave a heartfelt speech in response to an act of defacing conducted in Brooklyn Heights’ Adam Yauch children’s park.

Ad-Rock: Media, Endorsements, Investments, and Book Publications


His first credited role in a TV series was in an episode of The Equalizer, where he portrayed the role of a drug dealer.

Ad-Rock has appeared in movies such as The Road Home, A Kiss Before Dying, Roadside Prophets, and series such as Futurama, 30 Rock, and Inside Amy Schumer.

Ad-Rock in a Spin magazine poster
Ad-Rock in a Spin magazine poster

He also appeared in documentaries such as Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics, Bad Reputation, Beastie Boys Story, and The Public Image Is Rotten.

Ad-Rock is also featured in the 2013 documentary, ‘The Punk Singer,’ featuring the story about his wife Hanna’s life and career.

In addition, he also shot a scene where Hanna shows a painful reaction to her medication for Lyme disease.

He became one of the first hip-hop artists to be on the cover of Spin magazine when he appeared in its September 1998 edition.


Ad-Rock has worked with Noise For Now in their campaign to raise funds against COVID-19.

Moreover, they donated all masks or bandanas purchased to Seeding Sovereignty, Mariposa Fund, and Indigenous Women Rising.

He has been associated with record labels such as Grand Royal, Capitol Records, and Def Jam Recordings

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Ad-Rock offers his accessories such as t-shirts, posters, vinyl, CD through the official Beastie Boys’ website.

He also has teamed up with sandwich empire Num Pang to produce a special banh mi with pastrami on rye.

Ad-Rock had initially pitched the idea of spaghetti and meatball sandwich but settled for the $16 ‘Ad-Rock Pang,’ served with a packet of Wise potato chips, a bottle of Virgil’s Cream Soda, and garlic pickle.

The rapper was the executive producer of Beastie Boys Story, released on Apple TV+ in 2020.

Book Publications

His musical journey with the Beastie Boys has been portrayed in ‘Beastie Boys Book,’ a musical memoir containing the band’s rare photos, mixtape playlists, original illustrations, a graphic novel, etc.

The New York Times #1 bestseller book has been authored by Michael Diamond and Ad-Rock.


Ad-Rock’s musical career started with The Young and the Useless, the punk rock band. They used to perform with the Beastie Boys in live shows.

He got his chance with the Beastie Boys in 1982 when its lead guitarist John Berry left and led the band’s evolution into hip-hop rock.

They released their first studio album ‘Licensed to Ill‘ in 1986 to strong acclaim and success. Since then, they have produced seven albums and sold over 40 million records globally.

Ad-Rock with the Beastie Boys
Ad-Rock with the Beastie Boys

Besides, he has remixed multiple tracks from other artists through his alias 41 Small Stars.

Ad-Rock was the founder of the band Beat Science 2000, which made short instrumentals by combining hip-hop, electronic and lo-fi music.

Moreover, he has played bass for Dead Fucking Last and with Bridgett Everett for The Tender Moments.

He has been more into acting nowadays and worked in movies such as Golden Exit, Roxanne Roxanne, While We’re Young, etc.

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3 Facts About Ad-Rock

Ad-Rock’s first job was as a counselor-in-training at a summer camp in Massachusetts.

He was just 16 years old when he joined the Beastie Boys as a guitarist, replacing John Berry in 1982.

Ad-Rock was nominated in two categories of PrimeTime Emmy Awards in 2020 for his documentary ‘Beastie Boys Story.’

Social Media Presence

Ad-Rock is not much of a social media user. He rarely posts anything and is largely inactive on the online portals.

Twitter -53 k followers


“I feel like I have a big forehead. …”

“‘Paul’s Boutique’ was a bust, right? …”

“Rap is the only super-current music. …”

“We’ve gotta stand up against hate. …”


Does Ad-Rock have a child?

Despite being married for a long time, Ad-Rock is yet to bear a child.

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