Corey Taylor Net Worth
Corey Taylor is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor, and author, who is best known for singing lead in the bands, Slipknot and Stone Sour. He formed Stone Sour in 1992 and later joined Slipknot in 1997, where his musical success began, with the release of five albums. After the first two albums went Platinum, He revived Stone Sour and made an album and went on tour in 2002. The estimated net worth of Corey Taylor, is $10 million.
Corey Todd Taylor was born on December 8, 1973, in Des Moines, Iowa, to a single mother, who raised him in Waterloo, Iowa. While growing up as a child, Taylor was introduced to rock music, by his grandmother, who loved Elvis Presley. He found inspiration in the songs, “Teddy Bear,” “In the Ghetto,” and “Suspicious Minds.” He also liked to listen to the English rock band, Black Sabbath, in which he has been known to say that the dilapidated farmhouse, that he, his mother, and sister lived in at one point, was like the cover of a Black Sabbath CD cover. Although he had a strong love and passion for rock music at and early age, by the time he was 15 years old, he was addicted to drugs and had overdosed on cocaine twice. After his near death experience the second time with drugs, he went to live with his grandmother in another part of Iowa, where she helped him buy musical equipment. When Taylor was 18, he left his grandmother’s house, and lived in different places in Iowa. Recently, he admitted on an episode of Viceland’s, The Therapist, that he was sexually assaulted at the age of 10 by his 16 year old friend, but only decided to confess it at the age of 18, because the abuser had threatened to hurt him and his mother. After moving back in with his grandmother at the age of 18, he attempted suicide by using drugs again, but his ex-girlfriend’s mother took him to the hospital where the doctors were able to save him. With him saying that this time in his life was the lowest point in his life, he was able to move on with his life and become a musical success. He first met his father when he was 30 years old, and now has a relationship with him.
Corey Taylor who is also known as, The Boogie Knight, and the, The Grim Chopper, started his music career in 1992. After forming the rock band, Stone Sour, they recorded a demo album in 1993. In 1997, another band, called, Slipknot approached Taylor, in hopes of getting him to join their band. He took a break from Stone Sour, to become the sixth member of Slipknot. Afterwards, they released their self titled debut album, which went to #1 on the Top Heatseekers chart. In 2001, they released their second album, Iowa, which charted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart as well as #3 on the Billboard 200. Taylor went back to perform with his previous band, Stone Sour, and released their debut album in 2002. In 2006, they released their second album, Come What (ever) May, Fours years later, Stone Sour released their third album, Audio Secrecy, which motivated them to release their double album, House of Gold and Bones, with the first part being released in 2012 and the second part in 2013. However, Corey Taylor have not only found true success in music, but also in acting. In 1999, he appeared on the big screen in the video album, Welcome to our Neighborhood. He went on to act in the We Sold our Souls for Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rollerball, in 2001 and 2002. After these films, he was featured in several other acting projects, which include, Get Thrashed, Goar, and Voliminal: Inside the Nine. He was also featured in the horror flick, Bullied as well as appearing on the television series, Doctor Who.
Awards and Acknowledgments
Corey Taylor’s work for his time in the band, Slipknot, has earned him several awards, including, a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, in 2006. He has also won the Kerrang! Award for Best International Live Act, in 2000 and the Kerrang! Award for Best Track. He has also won the Kerrang! Award for Best International Band, the Kerrang! Icon Award, and the Kerrang! Award for Best Live Band.
Net Worth of Corey Taylor
Corey Taylor has dedicated his passion of entertainment to the entertainment industry for many years. He has not only been the lead singer of two bands that has brought entertainment to music lovers, he has also tested his talents with acting. The net worth of Corey Taylor is $10 million, and he owes much of his success to this musical career as well as his acting career. Recently he has also worked with various artists, such as Korn, Disturbed, Junk Beer, Kidnap Band, Anthrax, and Apocalyptica and Soulfly. He has also tested his skills,by releasing, a book titled, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument between Born Bad and Damaged Good. He continues to be a success in his growing career.
Corey Taylor has been a strong voice in the hard rock world, for years. His influence has been strong because of those who has influenced him over the years. He has influenced up and coming musicians, by being named the seventh greatest heavy metal frontman by the British magazine, NME. He has continued to explore his different talents since the beginning of his career.