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Kurt Cobain Net Worth

Kurt Cobain Net Worth

Net Worth: $100 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Age Deceased at 27 years old on 1994-04-05
  • Birth Place Aberdeen, Washington, United States
  • Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)
  • Marital Status Divorced (Courtney Love)
  • Full Name Kurt Donald Cobain
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth February 20, 1967
  • Ethnicity Irish, English, Scottish, Dutch, French, German
  • Occupation Musician, Songwriter, Artist
  • Children 1 (Frances Bean Cobain)
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About Kurt Cobain

Born at Aberdeen in Washington, Kurt Cobain was an artist and musician who is best remember for being the main songwriter, guitarist and singer of the band “Nirvana”. In fact, he was one of the co-founders of this music band that went on to become very popular. His net worth stands at $100 million. Kurt was born in 1967, but he died in 1994 at the young age of 27 years.

Cobain is dead, but he lives on in the minds of all music lovers. Kurt has become an iconic figure. He was instrumental in making Nirvana a flagship band for the Generation X. But Kurt was frustrated and sometimes angry. He often said that his personal life and the music he produced were rarely understood even by those who followed Nirvana and his own music genres.

But this did not come in the way of the many praises and accolades Kurt received in his lifetime. The Rolling Stone has ranked Kurt as the 45th greatest singer of all times, and the 73rd greatest guitarist. MTV also rated him as the 7th best in their list of “22 Greatest Music Voices”. His name was also included in the list of “100 Greatest Metal Singers of all time”. All these mentions and inclusions enhanced Kurt’s fame and wealth. But as an individual he still remained unhappy and frustrated.

This caused several problems in his personal life. He struggled with his depression and heroin addiction problems. Subsequently Kurt fell ill. He also faced problems in dealing with all the fame and media attention, as also the negative publicity received because of his personal problems. He just couldn’t manage the pressure. Cobain was found dead on April 8th 1994. It was officially declared that Kurt Cobain had committed suicide. There are some people who however question this.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Kurt Cobain'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 1989
Earnings 2014 N/A
Asset 2014

Worth of Kurt Cobain's estate as of 2014.

$450,000,000
Earnings 2011 N/A
Record Sales 2011

Estimated earnings from the live album Live at the Paramount with Nirvana (certified gold by ARIA).

$7,500
Earnings 2009 N/A
Record Sales 2009

Estimated earnings from the live album Live at Reading with Nirvana (certified platinum by ARIA).

$100,000
Record Sales 2009

Estimated earnings from the live album Live at Reading with Nirvana (certified silver by BPI).

$12,500
Earnings 2007 N/A
Record Sales 2007

Estimated earnings from the live album MTV Unplugged in New York with Nirvana (certified platinum by ARIA and BPI).

$65,000
Earnings 2006 $50 Million
Record Sales 2006

Estimated earnings from the live album Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! with Nirvana (certified 2x platinum by RIAA and platinum by ARIA).

$215,000
Earnings 2005 N/A
Record Sales 2005

Estimated earnings from the live album Classic Albums: Nirvana – Nevermind with Nirvana (certified platinum by RIAA and ARIA).

$115,000
Record Sales 2005

Estimated earnings from the compilation album Sliver: The Best of the Box with Nirvana (380,000 copies sold in the US).

$380,000
Earnings 2004 N/A
Record Sales 2004

Estimated earnings from the box set With the Lights Out with Nirvana (certified platinum by RIAA).

$100,000
Earnings 2002 N/A
Record Sales 2002

Estimated earnings from the compilation album Nirvana with Nirvana (certified 4x platinum by ARIA, 2x platinum by BPI, platinum by RIAA, IFPI-AUT, ABPD-BRA, IFPI-NOR and IFPI-SWI, and gold by IFPI-FIN, SNEP-FRA, PROMUSICAE-SPAIN and IFPI-SWE).

$2,260,000
Earnings 1996 N/A
Record Sales 1996

Estimated earnings from the live album From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah with Nirvana (certified 2x platinum by Music Canada, platinum by RIAA, 2x gold by SNEP-FRA, and gold by BPI and IFPI-AUT).

$165,000
Earnings 1994 N/A
Record Sales 1994

Estimated earnings from the live album MTV Unplugged in New York with Nirvana (certified 9x platinum by Music Canada, 5x platinum by RIAA, 2x platinum by IFPI-AUT, SNEP-FRA, PROMUSICAE-SPAIN, IFPI-SWI and BPI, platinum by ABPD-BRA and IFPI-NOR, and gold by IFPI-FIN and IFPI-SWE).

$794,000
Record Sales 1994

Estimated earnings from the live album Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! with Nirvana (certified 3x platinum by RIAA and 2x platinum by Music Canada).

$320,000
Earnings 1993 N/A
Record Sales 1993

Estimated earnings from the album In Utero with Nirvana (certified 6x platinum by Music Canada, 5x platinum by RIAA, 2x platinum by ARIA, paltinum by BPI and IFPI-FRA, and gold by IFPI-AUT, ABPD-BRA, BVMI, IFPI-NOR and IFPI-SWI).

$6,723,000
Earnings 1992 N/A
Record Sales 1992

Estimated earnings from the compilation album Insecticide with Nirvana (certified 2x platinum by Music Canada, platinum by RIAA and BPI, and gold by SNEP-FRA).

$1,600,000
Earnings 1991 N/A
Record Sales 1991

Estimated earnings from the album Nevermind with Nirvana (certified diamond by RIAA, Music Canada and SNEP-FRA, 4x platinum by BPI, 2x platinum by BVMI, platinum by IFPI-AUT, ABPD-BRA and IFPI-SWI, and gold by IFPI-FIN and IFPI-SWE).

$14,530,000
Earnings 1989 N/A
Record Sales 1989

Estimated earnings from the album Bleach with Nirvana (certified platinum by RIAA and BPI, 2x gold by SNEP-FRA,and gold by Music Canada).

$1,505,000
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