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Chris Cornell Net Worth

Chris Cornell Net Worth

Net Worth: $60 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Birth Place Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Height 6' 3" (1.90 m)
  • Marital Status Married (Vicky Karayianni)
  • Full Name Christopher John Boyle
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth July 20, 1964
  • Ethnicity Irish, English, Scottish, Northern Irish
  • Occupation Musician, Singer, Songwriter
  • Education Shorewood High School
  • Children 3 (Lillian Jean, Toni, Christopher Nicholas)
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About Chris Cornell

American rocker Chris Cornell, lead vocalist of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has an estimated net worth of $60 million. Considered as one of the world’s 50 richest musicians, he ranks in at number 40. Tied with Mark Hoppus and Tom Delonge of Blink 182, along with Chris Martin of Coldplay even though Cornell has stated in several interviews “making music was never about money”.

Born Christoper John Boyle on July 20, 1964 in Seattle, Washington to Ed Boyle and Karen Cornell, Chris suffered from severe anxiety as a young man, and used music as a tool to control it. His first band was a cover band called “The Shemps” during the early 80s. The band which also included his friends Hiro Yamamoto and Kim Thayil, broke up almost as soon as it started. Only to reform in 1984 under the new name “Soundgarden.”

Originally, he played guitar and drums in the band, until Scott Sundquist took over as drummer, allowing Chris to focus on singing. It was his singing that made all the difference. In 1990, the band received a Grammy nomination for best metal performance, and was signed to A&M Records. Several different bands and a solo act later, his music career is doing great. But his net worth is mostly due to writing music, and not his band’s performances. Chris Cornell has scored music for several big movies, including Casino Royal and The Avengers.

 

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Chris Cornell's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2012 N/A
Record Sales 2012

Estimated earnings from the album King Animal with the American rock band Soundgarden

$235,000
Earnings 2011 N/A
Record Sales 2011

Estimated earnings from his live album Songbook

$86,000
Earnings 2010 N/A
Record Sales 2010

Estimated earnings from the compilation album Telephantasm with the American rock band Soundgarden (certified platinum by RIAA)

$1,000,000
Earnings 2009 N/A
Record Sales 2009

Estimated earnings from his album Scream

$26,000
Earnings 2007 N/A
Record Sales 2007

Estimated earnings from his album Carry On

$421,000
Earnings 2006 N/A
Record Sales 2006

Estimated earnings from the album Revelations with the American rock supergroup Audioslave (certified gold by RIAA, ARIA and Music Canada, and silver by BPI)

$685,000
Earnings 2005 N/A
Record Sales 2005

Estimated earnings from the album Out of Exile with the American rock supergroup Audioslave (certified platinum by RIAA, ARIA and Music Canada, and gold by BPI)

$1,270,000
Record Sales 2005

Estimated earnings from the live album Live in Cuba with the American rock supergroup Audioslave (certified 2x platinum by Music Canada and gold by RIAA)

$110,000
Earnings 2004 N/A
Record Sales 2004

Estimated earnings from the live album Audioslave with the American rock supergroup Audioslave (certified gold by RIAA)

$50,000
Earnings 2002 N/A
Record Sales 2002

Estimated earnings from the album Audioslave with the American rock supergroup Audioslave (certified 3x platinum by RIAA, 2x platinum by Music Canada, platinum by ARIA and BPI, and gold by IFPI-FIN)

$4,000,000
Earnings 1999 N/A
Record Sales 1999

Estimated earnings from his album Euphoria Morning

$343,000
Earnings 1997 N/A
Record Sales 1997

Estimated earnings from the compilation album A-Sides with the American rock band Soundgarden

$1,200,000
Earnings 1996 N/A
Record Sales 1996

Estimated earnings from the album Down on the Upside with the American rock band Soundgarden (certified platinum by RIAA, ARIA and Music Canada, and silver by BPI)

$1,600,000
Earnings 1994 N/A
Record Sales 1994

Estimated earnings from the album Superunknown with the American rock band Soundgarden (certified 5x platinum by RIAA, 3x platinum by Music Canada, 2x platinum by ARIA, and gold by BPI and IFPI-SWI)

$9,000,000
Earnings 1991 N/A
Record Sales 1991

Estimated earnings from the album Badmotorfinger with the American rock band Soundgarden (certified 2x platinum by RIAA, platinum by Music Canada, and silver by BPI)

$2,160,000
Record Sales 1991

Estimated earnings from the album Temple of the Dogwith the American rock band Temple of the Dog (certified platinum by RIAA)

$1,000,000
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