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Chris Cornell net worth:
$60 Million

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Christopher John Boyle was born on 20th July 20 1964, in Seattle, Washington USA, of English, Scottish, and Irish descent. As Chris Cornell, he is known as a musician, singer and songwriter, who became famous performing with rock bands like Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell was one of the representatives of the grunge movement back in the ‘90s.

So just how rich is Chris Cornell? Sources estimate Cornell’s net worth is $60 million, being ranked number 40 in the list of the richest rock stars in the world. The musician has made most of his money in the music industry, from album sales, ticket sales, touring, and royalties. Besides performing in rock bands, Chris Cornell has a solo career, which adds important income to his total net worth.

Chris Cornell Net Worth $60 Million

Chris Cornell suffered from depression when he was young and, as an adolescent, he was involved in drugs and stealing issues. The artist has declared that it was music that saved his life from addictions. He studied piano as a child, and later on he started playing drums, which brought him closer to rock ‘n’ roll. The musician quit school when he was 15, because he had to work to maintain his family.

In the ‘80s, he formed the rock band Soundgarden, together with Hiro Yamamoto, Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil, and they were signed in 1990 by the major label A&M Records. The band recorded five EPs, six albums, and two greatest hits compilations, including “Louder than Love”, “Badmotorfinger”, “Superunknown”, and “Down on the Upside”. Soundgarden had numerous hits, some of the best known being “Jesus Christ Pose”, “Spoonman”, “Black Hole Sun”, “Pretty Noose”, and “Blow Up the Outside World”. Soundgarden won two Grammy awards and many of their albums achieved platinum status in several countries worldwide. All these activities increased his net worth.

Chris Cornell started his solo career after 1997, when Soundgarden disbanded. His first solo album was called “Euphoria Morning” and brought Cornell a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Performance. At the end of the ‘90s, the rock star had to face depression again, and only after several years of fighting drugs and alcohol problems did he manage to rebuild his life and career. Regardless, he maintained his net worth.

Between 2001and 2007, the musician performed with Audioslave, a rock supergroup. Together with Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, Cornell released three albums: “Audioslave”, in 2002, “Out of Exile”, in 2005, and “Revelations”, in 2006. After the Audioslave project was over, in 2006 Cornell won a Satellite Award for the song “You Know My Name”, featured on the soundtrack of the film “Casino Royale”. The song also brought him a World Soundtrack Award, in 2007; his net worth increased considerably

During his solo career, Chris Cornell recorded five solo albums, the latest being “Higher Truth”, released in 2015. The artists is touring all over the world, having concerts in the US, Europe and Australia. Rolling Stone ranked him number nine in the list of “Best Lead Singers of All Time”, while MTV placed Cornell in 12th position in the top “22 Greatest Voices in Music”. All helped his net worth to climb.

In his personal life, Chris Cornell was first married to Susan Silver(1990-2004) with whom he has a daughter. He is now married to Vicky Karayiannis and they have a daughter and a son.

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Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock 2010 Video Game writer: "Black Rain"
20 to 1 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
WWE Raw 2010 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rage 2003-2009 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: "Black Hole Sun"
One Tree Hill TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Life on Mars TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2008 Video Game lyrics: "Black Hole Sun" / music: "Black Hole Sun"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
World in Conflict 2007 Video Game writer: "Shadow on the Sun"
SingStar Amped 2007 Video Game lyrics: "Cochise"
Ha-Shminiya 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Band 2007 Video Game writer: "Black Hole Sun"
Scrubs 2006 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Casino Royale 2006 lyrics: "You Know my Name" / performer: "You Know my Name"
Becoming Bond 2006 TV Movie documentary performer: "You Know My Name" / producer: "You Know My Name" / writer: "You Know My Name"
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 writer: "Cochise" 2002
Miami Vice 2006 writer: "Shape of Things to Come", "Wide Awake"
Bug 2006 performer: "Disappearing Act" 2006 / writer: "Disappearing Act" 2006
Guitar Hero 2005 Video Game writer: "Cochise"
Audioslave: Live in Cuba 2005 Video documentary lyrics: "Set It Off", "Your Time has Come", "Like a Stone", "The Worm", "Gasoline", "Doesn't Remind Me", "Be Yourself", "Out of Exile", "I am the Highway", "Show Me How to Live", "Cochise" / writer: "Outshined"
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary lyrics: "Cochise"
Idol 2002-2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Rusty Cage"
Collateral 2004 writer: "Shadow On The Sun" - as Christopher Cornell
Riding Giants 2004 Documentary writer: "My Wave"
Roswell 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Blast from the Past 1999 writer: "Drawing Flies"
Great Expectations 1998 performer: "Sunshower" / producer: "Sunshower" / writer: "Sunshower"
Hype! 1996 Documentary writer: "Nothing to Say" - as Christopher J. Cornell / writer: "Searching With My Good Eye Closed"
The Basketball Diaries 1995 writer: "Blind Dogs" - as Christopher J. Cornell
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993-1994 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
S.F.W. 1994 performer: "Like Suicide" Acoustic Version / writer: "Jesus Christ Pose", "Like Suicide" Acoustic Version
Top of the Pops 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun 1994 Short writer: "Black Hole Sun"
True Romance 1993 writer: "Outshined"
Benny & Joon 1993 writer: "PUSHIN' FORWARD BACK" - as Christopher J. Cornell
Soundgarden: Motorvision 1992 Video lyrics: "Little Joe", "Jesus Christ Pose", "Slaves & Bulldozers" / music: "Jesus Christ Pose", "Slaves & Bulldozers" / writer: "Searching with My Good Eye Closed", "Rusty Cage", "Outshined", "Mind Riot"
Singles 1992 performer: "Seasons" / performer: "Spoonman demo version" - as Christopher J. Cornell / producer: "Seasons" / producer: "Spoonman demo version" - as Christopher J. Cornell / writer: "Birth Ritual", "Spoonman demo version" - as Christopher J. Cornell / writer: "Seasons", "Spoonman"
Wayne's World 1992 "LOUD LOVE", "ALL NIGHT THING"
Pacific Heights 1990 writer: "HANDS ALL OVER" - as Christopher Cornell
Soundgarden: Louder Than Live 1990 Video lyrics: "Get on the Snake", "Hands All Over" / writer: "Gun", "Big Dumb Sex", "Loud Love"
Lost Angels 1989 writer: "Get on the Snake"
Say Anything... 1989 writer: "Toy Box", "Flower"
The Promise 2016/II writer: "The Promise"
Vinyl 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
13 Hours 2016 performer: "'Til the Sun Comes Back Around" / writer: "'Til the Sun Comes Back Around"
Bones 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 1996
A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014 writer: "Black Hole Sun"
The Marty Stuart Show 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fino alla fine del mondo 2013 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2013 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Guardian of the City 2013 Short writer: "Shadow on the Sun"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Man of Steel 2013 performer: "Seasons" / writer: "Seasons"
Sound City 2013 Documentary writer: "Rusty Cage"
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Supernatural 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sons of Anarchy 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Avengers 2012 writer: "Live to Rise"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Metal Evolution TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
We Bought a Zoo 2011 writer: "Hunger Strike"
Machine Gun Preacher 2011 performer: "The Keeper" / writer: "The Keeper"
Conan 2010 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
X Factor 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode



Chris Cornell: Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart 2015 Video short
Howard Stern on Demand 2011 TV Series
Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun 1994 Short Chris Cornell
Singles 1992 Chris

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Music Department

Singles 1992 composer: additional music



The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale 2016 Documentary
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records 2015 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1999-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Ali 70 from Las Vegas 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley 2011 TV Series Himself
Pearl Jam Twenty 2011 Documentary Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2009 TV Series Himself
Zulu Awards '09 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2008 TV Special Himself
Fashion Rocks 2008 TV Movie Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Himself
Walmart Soundcheck 2007 TV Series Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Guys Choice 2007 TV Movie Himself
The Henry Rollins Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Chris Cornell: Live from the Fenix Underground 2007 Video Himself
Audioslave: Live in Cuba 2005 Video documentary Himself - Vocals / Guitar (as Audioslave)
Audioslave: [email protected] 2005 TV Movie Himself (as Audioslave)
React Now: Music & Relief 2005 TV Movie Himself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Audioslave
Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story 2005 Documentary Himself
Rage 1994-2003 TV Series Himself / Themselves
Audioslave 2003 Video short Himself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Member, Soundgarden
Behind the Music 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Showbiz Today 1999 TV Series Himself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1997-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Making the Video 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
We're Outta Here! 1997 Video documentary Himself
Hype! 1996 Documentary Himself - Soundgarden
Jam 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Soundgarden: Motorvision 1992 Video Himself (Vocals & Guitars)
Temple of the Dog: Hunger Strike 1992 Video short Himself
Soundgarden: Louder Than Live 1990 Video Himself (Vocals)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

The Nation's Favourite Bond Song 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Video on Trial 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Audioslave / Himself / Himself - Accused
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary Himself - Audioslave (uncredited)
Rage 2002-2005 TV Series Themselves

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Box Office Films Casino Royale (2006) · David Arnold
2007 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written for Film Casino Royale (2006) · David Arnold (writer)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song Casino Royale (2006)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Casino Royale (2006) · David Arnold
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Song Casino Royale (2006) · David Arnold

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1 Wife Vicky gave birth to their second and his third child, Christopher Nicholas. It's the first son. [December 2005]
2 Left Audioslave, citing "irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences" as the reason. [February 2007]
3 New wife Vicky gave birth to his second daughter named Toni on the 18th of September. [September 2004]
4 Will be one of the artists with Audioslave in this year's revival of Lollapalooza, started by Perry Ferrell of Jane's Addiction, a touring festival of music and other exhibits. [July 2003]
5 Left Audioslave in 2007 due to growing differences between himself and the other band members. The other members of the band went on to reestablish Rage Against the Machine with their former vocalist Zack De La Rocha, while Cornell went back to his solo career.
6 First American male to perform the opening credits song for a James Bond film (You Know My Name, from Casino Royale (2006)).
7 Dropped out of school at age fifteen.
8 His father had Irish ancestry. His mother has English, Scottish, and Northern Irish ancestry. Chris's maternal grandfather, Ralph Trivett Cornell, was born in Rothesay, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Julian Trivett Cornell and Emily Keillor Emmerson. Chris's maternal grandmother, Marion M. MacNutt, who was born in Washington state, was the daughter of a Canadian-born father, James Frederick MacNutt, and a Wisconsin-born mother, Clarabell J. Hubbell.
9 Lives in Los Angeles.
10 Owns a rock-themed restaurant in Paris called "Black Calavados".
11 Vicky gave birth to his second daughter named Toni on the 18th of September, 2004
12 Sold over 5 million records with his band Soundgarden. Sold over 300,000 copies of his solo debut, Euphoria Morning, as well as earned a grammy nomination. In 2002 his new band Audioslave sold 2 million copies of their self titled debut.
13 Is an avid reader who enjoys books on philosophy and eastern culture. Counts Sylvia Plath among his favourite authors.
14 Wrote the track 'Wave Goodbye' about the death of his friend, musician Jeff Buckley.
15 Enjoys snowboarding and mountain biking in his leisure.
16 November 19th 2002: release of Audioslave's debut album.
17 Used to be a cook.
18 Wrote "Jesus Christ Pose" as a parody of Jane's Addiction singer / Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell.
19 Lead vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and co-founder of the alt rock band Soundgarden (was originally the drummer before Matt Cameron joined and Cornell switched to vocals).
20 Daughter Lilian Jean (b. 28 June 2000) (7 lbs 12 oz).

1 I'm not a lyric writer to make statements. What I enjoy doing is making paintings with lyrics, creating colorful images. I think that's more what entertainment and music should be.

1 Raw edged vocals
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