Lou Reed Net Worth

Net Worth: $15 Million
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Music
  • Birth Place:

    Brooklyn, New York United States
  • Marital Status:

    Widowed (Laurie Anderson)
  • Full Name:

    Lewis Allan Reed
  • Nationality:

    American
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About Lewis Allan Reed

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.

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Earnings 1989

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

Record Sales 1973
Estimated record sales from the album, Berlin (60 thousand copies sold in UK)
$90,000
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