Chris Cornell Net Worth

Chris Cornell Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Chris Cornell net worth is
$60 Million

Chris Cornell Wiki Biography

Christopher John Boyle was born on 20th July 20 1964, in Seattle, Washington USA, of English, Scottish, and Irish descent. As Chris Cornell, he was known as a musician, singer and songwriter, who became famous performing with rock bands including Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell was one of the representatives of the grunge movement back in the ‘90s. He passed away in 2017.

So just how rich was Chris Cornell? Sources estimate Cornell’s net worth at $60 million, being ranked number 40 in the list of the richest rock stars in the world. The musician made most of his money in the music industry, from album sales, ticket sales, touring, and royalties. Besides performing in rock bands, Chris Cornell had a solo career, which also added 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 last being “Higher Truth”, released in 2015. The artists toured 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 then married Vicky Karayiannis in 2004, and they have a daughter and a son.

Chris Cornell was found hanged on 18 May 2017, identified by authorities as by his own hand. Perhaps his depression had not been cured, as was thought by family and friends.

Full NameChris Cornell
Net Worth$60 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 20, 1964, Seattle, Washington, USA
DiedMay 18, 2017, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height1.88 m
ProfessionMusician, Singer, Songwriter
EducationChrist the King School, Shorewood High School, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA
SpouseVicky Karayiannis (m. 2004-2017, his death), Susan Silver (m. 1990–2004)
ChildrenToni Cornell, Christopher Nicholas Cornell, Lillian Jean Cornell, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA
ParentsKaren Cornell, Ed Boyle, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA
SiblingsKaty Boyle, Patrick Boyle, Suzy Boyle, Peter Boyle, Maggie Boyle, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA
AwardsiHeartRadio Music Award for Rock Song of the Year (2016), Satellite Award for Best Original Song (2006), World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film (2007)
Record LabelsA&M Records
Albums“Audioslave” (2002), “Out of Exile” (2005), “Euphoria Morning”, “Revelations” (2006), “Louder than Love”, “Badmotorfinger”, “Songbook” (2011), “Superunknown”, “Down on the Upside”, “Higher Truth” (2015)
Music GroupsAlice Mudgarden, Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, Center for Disease Control Boys, Mad Season
NominationsSatellite Awards, World Soundtrack Award, Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Performance
Movies“Casino Royale”
1Raw edged vocals
1I'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.
1Wife Vicky gave birth to their second and his third child, Christopher Nicholas. It's the first son. [December 2005]
2Left Audioslave, citing "irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences" as the reason. [February 2007]
3New wife Vicky gave birth to his second daughter named Toni on the 18th of September. [September 2004]
4Will 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]
5Left 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.
6First American male to perform the opening credits song for a James Bond film (You Know My Name, from Casino Royale (2006)).
7Dropped out of school at age fifteen.
8His 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.
9Lives in Los Angeles.
10Owns a rock-themed restaurant in Paris called "Black Calavados".
11Vicky gave birth to his second daughter named Toni on the 18th of September, 2004
12Sold 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.
13Is an avid reader who enjoys books on philosophy and eastern culture. Counts Sylvia Plath among his favourite authors.
14Wrote the track 'Wave Goodbye' about the death of his friend, musician Jeff Buckley.
15Enjoys snowboarding and mountain biking in his leisure.
16November 19th 2002: release of Audioslave's debut album.
17Used to be a cook.
18Wrote "Jesus Christ Pose" as a parody of Jane's Addiction singer / Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell.
19Lead 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).
20Daughter Lilian Jean (b. 28 June 2000) (7 lbs 12 oz).


Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock2010Video Game writer: "Black Rain"
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
WWE Raw2010TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rage2003-2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Black Hole Sun"
One Tree HillTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Life on MarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore2008Video Game lyrics: "Black Hole Sun" / music: "Black Hole Sun"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
World in Conflict2007Video Game writer: "Shadow on the Sun"
SingStar Amped2007Video Game lyrics: "Cochise"
Ha-Shminiya2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: "Black Hole Sun"
Scrubs2006TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Casino Royale2006lyrics: "You Know my Name" / performer: "You Know my Name"
Becoming Bond2006TV Movie documentary performer: "You Know My Name" / producer: "You Know My Name" / writer: "You Know My Name"
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006writer: "Cochise" 2002
Miami Vice2006writer: "Shape of Things to Come", "Wide Awake"
Bug2006performer: "Disappearing Act" 2006 / writer: "Disappearing Act" 2006
Guitar Hero2005Video Game writer: "Cochise"
Audioslave: Live in Cuba2005Video 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 Romanek2005Video documentary lyrics: "Cochise"
Idol2002-2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Rusty Cage"
Collateral2004writer: "Shadow On The Sun" - as Christopher Cornell
Riding Giants2004Documentary writer: "My Wave"
Roswell2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Blast from the Past1999writer: "Drawing Flies"
Great Expectations1998performer: "Sunshower" / producer: "Sunshower" / writer: "Sunshower"
Hype!1996Documentary writer: "Nothing to Say" - as Christopher J. Cornell / writer: "Searching With My Good Eye Closed"
The Basketball Diaries1995writer: "Blind Dogs" - as Christopher J. Cornell
Beavis and Butt-Head1993-1994TV Series writer - 2 episodes
S.F.W.1994performer: "Like Suicide" Acoustic Version / writer: "Jesus Christ Pose", "Like Suicide" Acoustic Version
Top of the Pops1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun1994Short writer: "Black Hole Sun"
True Romance1993writer: "Outshined"
Benny & Joon1993writer: "PUSHIN' FORWARD BACK" - as Christopher J. Cornell
Soundgarden: Motorvision1992Video 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"
Singles1992performer: "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 World1992"LOUD LOVE", "ALL NIGHT THING"
Pacific Heights1990writer: "HANDS ALL OVER" - as Christopher Cornell
Soundgarden: Louder Than Live1990Video lyrics: "Get on the Snake", "Hands All Over" / writer: "Gun", "Big Dumb Sex", "Loud Love"
Lost Angels1989writer: "Get on the Snake"
Say Anything...1989writer: "Toy Box", "Flower"
The Promise2016/IIwriter: "The Promise"
Vinyl2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
13 Hours2016performer: "'Til the Sun Comes Back Around" / writer: "'Til the Sun Comes Back Around"
Bones2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 1996
A Walk Among the Tombstones2014writer: "Black Hole Sun"
The Marty Stuart Show2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fino alla fine del mondo2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Guardian of the City2013Short writer: "Shadow on the Sun"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Man of Steel2013performer: "Seasons" / writer: "Seasons"
Sound City2013Documentary writer: "Rusty Cage"
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Supernatural2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sons of Anarchy2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Avengers2012writer: "Live to Rise"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Metal EvolutionTV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
We Bought a Zoo2011writer: "Hunger Strike"
Machine Gun Preacher2011performer: "The Keeper" / writer: "The Keeper"
Conan2010TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode


Chris Cornell: Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart2015Video short
Howard Stern on Demand2011TV Series
Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun1994ShortChris Cornell

Music Department

Singles1992composer: additional music


The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale2016Documentary
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records2015DocumentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1999-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Ali 70 from Las Vegas2012TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself
Pearl Jam Twenty2011DocumentaryHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV SeriesHimself
Zulu Awards '092009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2008TV SpecialHimself
Fashion Rocks2008TV MovieHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2007TV SeriesHimself
Walmart Soundcheck2007TV SeriesHimself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Guys Choice2007TV MovieHimself
The Henry Rollins Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Chris Cornell: Live from the Fenix Underground2007VideoHimself
Audioslave: Live in Cuba2005Video documentaryHimself - Vocals / Guitar (as Audioslave)
Audioslave: [email protected]2005TV MovieHimself (as Audioslave)
React Now: Music & Relief2005TV MovieHimself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Audioslave
Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story2005DocumentaryHimself
Rage1994-2003TV SeriesHimself / Themselves
Audioslave2003Video shortHimself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Member, Soundgarden
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Showbiz Today1999TV SeriesHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie1997-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Making the Video1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHimself
We're Outta Here!1997Video documentaryHimself
Hype!1996DocumentaryHimself - Soundgarden
Jam1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Soundgarden: Motorvision1992VideoHimself (Vocals & Guitars)
Temple of the Dog: Hunger Strike1992Video shortHimself
Soundgarden: Louder Than Live1990VideoHimself (Vocals)

Archive Footage

The Nation's Favourite Bond Song2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Video on Trial2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Audioslave / Himself / Himself - Accused
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself - Audioslave (uncredited)
Rage2002-2005TV SeriesThemselves

Won Awards

2007ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsCasino Royale (2006)
2007World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for FilmCasino Royale (2006)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongCasino Royale (2006)

Nominated Awards

2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureMachine Gun Preacher (2011)
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaCasino Royale (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongCasino Royale (2006)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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