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Lou Reed Net Worth

Lou Reed Net Worth

Net Worth: $15 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Age Deceased at 71 years old on 2013-10-27
  • Birth Place Brooklyn, New York United States
  • Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
  • Marital Status Widowed (Laurie Anderson)
  • Full Name Lewis Allan Reed
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth March 2, 1942
  • Occupation Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Photographer
  • Education Syracuse University
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About Lou Reed

American rock musician, singer, songwriter, and photographer Lou Reed has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

A firmer grasp of rock’s earthier qualities has ensured a more consistent career path than Bowie’s, particularly in his latter years. Yet his catalog is extremely inconsistent, in both quality and stylistic orientation.Few would deny Reed’s immense importance and considerable achievements, however. As has often been written, he expanded the vocabulary of rock & roll lyrics into the previously forbidden territory of kinky sex, drug use (and abuse), decadence, transvestites, homosexuality, and suicidal depression. As has been pointed out less often, he remained (and remains) committed to using rock & roll as a forum for literary, mature expression well into middle age, without growing lyrically soft or musically complacent. By and large, he’s taken on these challenging duties with uncompromising honesty and a high degree of realism.

For these reasons, he’s often cited as punk’s most important ancestor. It’s often overlooked, though, that he’s equally skilled at celebrating romantic joy, and rock & roll itself, as he is at depicting harrowing urban realities.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Lou Reed'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 1973
  • Earnings 1972
Earnings 1989 N/A
Record Sales 1989

Estimated record sales from the album, New York (500 thousand copies in the U.S.)

$750,000
Record Sales 1989

Estimated record sales from the album, New York (100 thousand copies in UK)

$150,000,000
Earnings 1973 N/A
Record Sales 1973

Estimated record sales from the album, Berlin (60 thousand copies sold in UK)

$90,000
Earnings 1972 N/A
Record Sales 1972

Estimated record sales from the album, Transformer (50 thousand copies in France)

$75,000
Record Sales 1972

Estimated record sales from the album, Transformer (35 thousand copies in Australia)

$52,000
Record Sales 1972

Estimated record sales from the album, Transformer (300 thousand copies in UK)

$450,000
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