Randy Meisner rose to fame as one of the founding members of the musical groups Poco and the Eagles. Meisner’s main role has been that of a bassist, but he also supports the group’s melody as a high-harmony vocalist. Randy Herman Meisner was born on March 8, 1946, and presently has a net worth of approximately $15 million, due to his successful music career.
Famous band members of the Eagles who have or had close ties to Randy include, Don Henley, Don Felder, Bernie Leadon, and Glenn Frey who passed away in January of 2016.
Since the late 1960s, Meisner has had his share of struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, specifically as the Eagles rose to the top of the Billboard charts and stole the hearts of millions of fans all over the world. In interviews following multiple stints in rehab, he stated that the excessive drug use was what caused his first marriage to ultimately fail. Meisner was able to stay sober for an extended about of time in the late 1980s, but has relapsed multiple times.
In 2004, Meisner suffered from multiple minor heart attacks, which results in less touring with the band. His final performance was in 2008 in Naples, Florida. In April of 2015, both Randy and Lana Meisner had to shut down rumors that she was forcing him to drink vodka to stay intoxicated.
In spite of his struggle, the work Meisner has dedicated his life to is why he has such a large fortune today. Meisner is currently married to his second wife, Lana. They were married in November 1996 after a twelve-year relationship, and the couples lives in Los Angeles, California.