How much is Corey Taylor worth?
|Date of Birth:
|December 8, 1973 (age 49)
|United States of America
|5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
About Corey Taylor
Corey Taylor is an American actor, musician, singer, songwriter, and television personality. He first began singing in the 1990s and soon became a lyricist and lead vocalist of popular rock bands such as Stone Sour and Slipknot. Throughout the past three decades, he has also taken part in multiple bands such as Apocalyptica, Anthrax, Code Orange, Disturbed, Falling in Reverse, Junk Beer Kidnap Band, and Soulfly.
The lead vocalist of Slipknot became famous right after he joined the group. He was born on December 8, 1973, in Des Moines, Iowa. He’s of Native American, German, Dutch, and Irish descent and he was raised mainly by his mother. He spent most of his pre-teen years watching various sci-fi and horror films and television series. Perhaps the projects that influenced him the most in becoming a rockstar were Halloween and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
Throughout the 1980s, he spent a lot of time listening to Elvis Presley and Black Sabbath.
By the time he was 15, Corey became a drug addict who had overdosed with cocaine twice. A few years later, after he turned 18, he left his grandmother’s house and began living in various places around Iowa. In the early 1990s, he met Joel Ekman and Josh Rand with whom he formed the band Stone Sour. By 1993, they were joined by Shawn Economaki and began recording several demo tapes.
There are many things that helped Corey Taylor build his net worth, and music is chief among them.
By 2002, Stone Sour had already found a lot of national success thanks to multiple performances around the states. In August that year, they released their self-titled debut studio album which was met with positive reviews. The commercially acclaimed album peaked in various countries and even earned a Grammy nomination for “Album of the year”.
Concurrently with being an important part of Stone Sour, in 1997, Corey joined another rock band – Slipknot. He became the permanent vocalist of the group and played an important role in the creation of their debut album, which was far more successful than Stone Sour’s. In addition to peaking in multiple countries around the world, the debut album of Slipknot also earned numerous gold, platinum, and silver certifications worldwide. From his work with Slipknot, Taylor was able to live a comfortable life from his earnings with the band and put all of his passion and his time into the music.
The success of the singer and songwriter comes from many of his music projects for some of the most eminent rock groups of the new century. Starting 1998 with the band Sister Soleil, he became a vocalist to various groups. His vocals can be found in tens of different bands such as Soulful, Biohazard, Kim, Apocalyptica, and Walls of Jericho.
Besides vocals, backing vocals, and spoken word contribution, Taylor also produced some of the music projects for these and other groups.
Since the early 2000s, besides creating music, and acting, Taylor also began writing. As of now, he has released four books and one monthly column that run from 2001 to 2016 in the UK. Simultaneously with his work in the music industry, Corey also starred in many television productions.
His television debut came in the 1999 video album of Slipknot titled Welcome to Our Neighbourhood. Since then, he has taken part in various films and television series such as Sound City, Fear Clinic, Officer Downe, and Nostalgia Critic. Most recently, on October 2, 2020, the talented vocalist released his solo debut studio album titled CMFT.
In just three weeks, the prosperous project entered multiple charts and peaked in counties such as Australia, Scotland, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Taylor’s Total Net Worth
Corey Taylor has earned estimated total career income of $22 million dollars. As Taylor lives in the state of Nevada, and previously London, England, he will have had to pay around 42% in taxes on his career income. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $12.76 million dollars, having paid $9.24 million dollars in taxes.
Corey Taylor married Scarlett Stone in 2004 and they divorced three years later, in 2007. As there were children involved it is estimated that $1-2 million dollars has been paid to Scarlett. Corey married Stephanie Luby in 2009 and they divorced eight years later, in 2017. It is estimated that Stephanie was paid $2 million in a divorce settlement. Corey married Alicia Dove in 2019 and they remain together.
In his personal life Corey has likely spent $2-3 million dollars of his career earnings but also earned $3 million dollars from his investments. He will have also had to pay around $1-2 million dollars in business related costs. Therefore, it is estimated that Corey Taylor has a net worth of about $8 million dollars.
Corey Taylor has been one of the most popular names in the metal music world. He started his career in 1992 during his early twenties and quickly became rich and famous. First, he formed the group Stone Sour which earned multiple Grammy nominations and awards and released several platinum-certified albums.
Towards the new millennium, he associated himself with the rock band Slipknot, which boosted his popularity. Ever since then, he has also collaborated with a lot of rock bands and artists and started a solo career releasing the album CMFT in 2020.