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Kerry King Net Worth

Kerry King Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kerry King net worth is
$15 Million

Kerry King Wiki Biography

Kerry Ray King was born on 3 June 1964, in Los Angeles, California USA, and known as a co-founder of the American thrash metal band Slayer in 1981, along with Jeff Hanneman, Kerry`s beginning in music industry and with whom he has since performed.

How rich is the American metal band “Slayer” member Kerry King? Kerry King net worth has been estimated by reliable sources at $15 million, accumulated during his more than 30 years playing guitar in the band.

Kerry King Net Worth $15 Million

Kerry King’s father worked in the aircraft manufacturing industry, and his mother in a telephone company. Kerry attended Warren High School, and then began learning guitar at Calvano’s Music in South Gate when he a teenager. At 17 his collaboration with Jeff Hanneman began, and “Slayer” started by performing the songs of such metal bands as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. This was when Kerry King’s net worth really started growing.

“Slayer” became notable in its own right in 1986 with “Reign in Blood”: between 1991 and 2004 “Slayer” sold more than 3.5 million albums in the US, and there is no doubt that this achievement added a huge amount of money to  Kerry King’s net worth. The band focuses on thrash metal, however, they also perform double bass drumming. In all, the band has released more than 10 studio albums; to mention just a few of them, “Show No Mercy” (1983), “South of Heaven” (1988), “Divine Intervention” (1994), “God Hates Us All” (2001), “World Painted Blood” (2009), and their newest album named “TBA” is set for release in 2015.  “Slayer” is acknowledged as one of the four best thrash metal groups including Anthrax, Metallica and Megadeth. Being a talented guitarist, Kerry managed to save up such a great net worth that currently lets him to live a luxurious life.

As for Kerry`s contributions to other metal bands, King has also performed in music projects with Sum 41, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Pantera, and the Beastie Boys. Most notably, King has appeared on some of the songs of the Beastie Boys album “Licensed to III” (1986), Motorhead`s “No Sleep `til Hammersmith” (1981), and Pantera`s “Reinventing the Steel” (2000). Kerry King added a high sum to his overall net worth while joining Marilyn Manson in his tour “Rape Of The World”. King contributed to the performance of such hits as “Little Horn” and “Irresponsible Hate Anthem”.

During the  2010 Jägermeister Music Tour, Kerry joined Megadeth to perform “Rattlehead”. Kerry King is a worldwide known metal musician, and for his particular guitar-playing style Kerry is acknowledged as one of the most important persons in heavy metal history. Such a recognition is probably the best answer to the question why Kerry King’s net worth consists of such an impressive amount of money.

What is interesting in Kerry King`s bio is that he is keen on snakes. The celebrity likes breeding them and participating in South California reptile events, where discussions with other reptile lovers take pace, and where they exchamge advice on reptile breeding.

Currently, Kerry King resides in Corona, California, along with his wife Ayesha King.

Full NameKerry King
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthJune 3, 1964 (age 51
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.689 m)
ProfessionGuitarist, Songwriter, Musician
EducationNelson High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseAyesha King
ChildrenShyanne Kymberlee King
SiblingsKaren Wilson, Kathie Adams, Raining Blood, Angel of Death, You Against You
NicknamesKing, Kerry , Kerry Ray King , Slayer
Music GroupsSlayer (Since 1981), Megadeth (1984)
MoviesRock Prophecies, Slayer: Live Intrusion
1Sleeveless t-shirts
2Tattoos on his arms and head
3B.C. Rich Guitars
4Extremely fast distorted playing style
5Completely bald
6Long goatee
1He played lead guitar on the Beastie Boys' signature song "No Sleep Till Brooklyn".
2He is both a lead AND rhythm guitarist.
3One of his hobbies is breeding snakes and show-dogs. It has even envolved into some sort of a business for him.
4He and Lars Ulrich have been described as the most influencial persons in heavy/thrash metal, because he started Slayer and Ulrich started Metallica. Those two bands, have influenced countless other bands. The entire thrash generation, was build on Show No Mercy and Kill'em all.
5He is a big fan of hockey and football. Usually he wears a sports shirt, when performing.
6Lead guitarist for the Speed/Thrash Metal band Slayer
7He played with Sum 41 for the soundtrack of the motion picture of Spider Man (2002)


Haggard2003writer: "Divine Intervention"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game lyrics: "Raining Blood" - as K. King
Dracula 20002000writer: "Bloodline"
Bride of Chucky1998writer: "Human Disease"
Judgment Night1993writer: "Disorder"
River's Edge1986writer: "Captor of Sin", "Evil Has No Boundaries"
Sex Tape2014writer: "Expendable Youth"
Devil's Knot2013writer: "Alter of Sacrifice"
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
30 Minutes or Less2011writer: "Raining Blood"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brütal Legend2009Video Game writer: "Metal Storm/Face the Slayer"
Law Abiding Citizen2009writer: "Bloodline"
Punisher: War Zone2008writer: "Final Six"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Raining Blood"
Skate.2007Video Game writer: "Raining Blood"
South Park2005TV Series writer - 1 episode


Lemonade: Detroit2013Documentary short producer
The ArtFusion Experiment2006Video documentary executive producer




Great Performances2002TV Series business director - 1 episode


Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Fraktura2016TV SeriesHimself
Metal Evolution2011-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Snake Underworld2011TV MovieHimself - Rock Guitarist, Slayer / Snake Breeder
VIP zprávy2011TV SeriesHimself
Arbor Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax: The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria2010DocumentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Flight 6662009DocumentaryHimself
Rock Prophecies2009Documentary
Global Metal2008DocumentaryHimself
Talking Metal2008TV SeriesHimself
Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal2006DocumentaryHimself
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey2005DocumentaryHimself
Motörhead - Stage Fright2005Video documentaryHimself
Slayer: Still Reigning2004Video documentaryHimself
Viva la Bam2004TV SeriesHimself - Slayer
Slayer: War at the Warfield2003Video documentaryHimself
Viva2001TV SeriesHimself - Slayer
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll2001DocumentaryHimself (Slayer) (as Slayer)
Ozzfest1997Video documentaryHimself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimself
Headbangers Ball1992TV SeriesHimself - Slayer
Power 301992TV SeriesHimself
Pantera: Cowboys from Hell1991Video documentary shortHimself

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Mulatschag2012TV SeriesHimself - Slayer

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