Rick Nielsen Net Worth: Rick Nielsen is a musician and composer who has a net worth of $ 22 million. Rick Nielsen, born December 22, 1946 in Rockford, Illinois, is widely known as the lead guitarist, background vocalist and lead composer of the rock band Cheap Trick. He is also known for designing his own guitars and for the use of guitars with several necks. Before passing through Cheap Trick, he was associated with several other bands, such as Fuse and Grim Reapers. After moving to Philadelphia, Nielsen was one of the founding members of Cheap Trick, along with Tom Petersson, also of Rockford, Illinois. Nielsen often wore a “chessboard” pattern on his clothes and even on a pair of Van sneakers. Each performance during his days with Cheap Trick was sealed by the uniqueness of the last guitar design he played during the concert, most of the time he did not play a different guitar for each song during the concert. Cheap Trick plays Dream Police at almost every concert, during which Nielsen sings his solo and throws hundreds of guitar picks into the crowd. Neilsen is very passionate about guitars and now has more than 400 of them.