Meisner has a net worth of $15 million dollars. In the mid-60s,Meisner joined in with a band called, The Poor but quickly moved on to the band, Poco. With Poco, he achieved his first moderate musical success, but after working primarily as a session musician, he returned to Nebraska to be with his family. In the early 70s, he was convinced to return to Los Angeles, where he immediately began working as part of Linda Ronstadt's band. In the fall of 1971, he formed the Eagles with Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Bernie Leadon, who were also musicians in Linda Ronstadt's backing group. The Eagles went on to become an incredibly successful band. He performed with the group for their first six years, recording and writing some of their most popular songs, before returning to Nebraska to be with his family. He has enjoyed a moderately successful solo career since then.
On March 6, 2016, police responded to a 911 call made by a woman from the couple's Studio City, California house asking for police assistance for a possibly intoxicated male suspect. Ninety minutes later, after police had left the scene, Lana Meisner accidentally shot and killed herself when a rifle she was moving was struck by an object in its case and fired. Authorities determined that Randy Meisner had no role in the shooting, as surveillance tapes showed he was in another part of the house at the time.Following the accidental shooting, Meisner was placed under psychiatric hold after threatening suicide, due to previous threats and mental issues.