Neal Schon was born as Neal Joseph Schon on 27 February 1954, in Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, the United States. He was born to American parents father Matthew and mother Barbara Schon. He first picked up the guitar at "around the age of five, a quick learner.
As a talented teenager, he joined the Latin rock band, Santana, when he was just 15. He played an important in their third album, Santana III which was released in September 1971. Schon has said he was asked by Eric Clapton to join Derek and the Dominos, but that he joined Santana instead.
He was influenced by guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, and B.B King. He further joined the foined American rock band Journey in 1973, and their debut album, Journey was released on the 1st of April 1975.
During the late 1980s, he joined American/British hard rock supergroup Bad English and their self-titled debut album, Bad English was released on 26th of June 1989. chon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey on April 7, 2017.
Talking about his personal life, Neal Schon has tied his knots five times to the date. On the 29th of December 1976, Neal got married to Tena Austin. Tena Austin is an actress and a makeup artist. Unfortunately, the couple got divorced after being married for several years.
On the 20th of September 1987, Neal got married to his second wife Beth Buckley. As a married couple, they became parents of two children. This married life also got divorced some years later.
In 1993, Neal got married for the third time to Dina Gioeli. Dina Gioeli is a sweet lady and a lovely housewife. They also gave birth to a child together and further got separated.
On the 29th of April 2001, Neal got married to his fourth wife Amber Kozan after being in love with her for several months. As a married couple, they also became parents twice but this married life also got dissolved in 2008.
At the end of 2011, Neal announced that he was dating Michaele Salahi. Michaele Salahi is a model and a socialist. She is also known for crashing a White House state dinner.
After being in a love affair for several years, he proposed to her on the 14th of October 2012. After around a year of their engagement, the couple finally got married on the 15th of December 2013. They are still married and are living a happy married life.
64 years old musician, Neal Schon's net worth in 2018 is around $40 million, including all of his properties and earnings. Neal has earned over $34 million alone from his album sales and concerts.