Kim Gordon Net Worth

Kim Gordon Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kim Gordon net worth is
$5 Million

Kim Gordon Wiki Biography

Kim Althea Gordon was born on the 28th April 1953, in Rochester, New York State USA and is a songwriter, musician and visual artist, widely known as a key member of the influential New York City-based alternative rock group and experimental band – Sonic Youth. She is also famous for her Free Kitten project, a music supergroup consisting of herself and Julie Cafritz, an ex-member of Pussy Galore.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this “Godmother of Grunge” has accumulated so far? How rich Kim Gordon is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Kim Gordon’s net worth, as of late 2016, is over $5 million, acquired through her music career which has been active since 1981

Kim Gordon Net Worth $5 million

Kim was born to a “homemaker with creative tendencies” and a university professor. The majority of her childhood she spent in Los Angeles, California where she completed UCLA’s progressive elementary school, and later attended University High School. Kim continued her education and graduated from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California. For a short period of time, she also attended York University in Toronto, Canada. Some of her first engagements included a part time job for Larry Gagosian, the art dealer and the owner of the art gallery chain Gagosian Gallery, as well as several Soho art galleries.

Upon graduation, Kim relocated to New York City, where she worked as a visual artist, but soon joined CKM band. Although short-lived, this venture helped Kim to establish some important connections within the world of music; through her friendship with CKM’s Stanton Miranda, Kim met her future husband and mates Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, and the trio formed the alternative rock band – Sonic Youth in 1981. The band’s debut studio album was released under the Neutral record label in 1983, named “Confusion Is Sex”. Two years later Homestead Record released the band’s second studio album “Bad Moon Rising”. With its popularity on the rise and under the leadership of Kim Gordon, who served as band’s guitarist, bassist and vocalist, they released another three albums, “EVOL” (1986), “Sister” (1987) and “Daydream Nation” (1988), however, their real commercial success came in 1990 with “Goo”. The Sonic Youth’s 1991 tour with Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Gumball, Babes in Toyland and Mudhoney was released as the documentary “1991: The Year Punk Broke”. Prior to their official disbandment in 2011, Kim Gordon and Sonic Youth released nine more studio albums, 15 in total including the last one named “The Eternal” released in 2009 which peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 chart. It is certain that all these ventures provided the basis for Kim Gordon’s, now rather respectable, overall net worth.

Parallel to Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon worked on several other music projects. In 1989, Kim formed the no wave hardcore punk supergroup – Harry Crews; they released their only studio album “Naked in Garden Hills”. In the early 1990s, Kim Gordon teamed up with Julie Cafritz and formed Free Kitten, and the supergroup released their debut album “Unboxed” in 1994. Up to the present day, Kim and Free Kitten have released four studio albums, three EPs and eight singles. It is doubtless that all these accomplishments have helped Kim Gordon to dramatically increase her overall wealth by a large margin.

Apart from music, Kim Gordon has also been an acclaimed visual artist with several art exhibitions in her portfolio. In 2015, her memoirs “Girl in a Band” were published; these achievements have helped Kim Gordon to further expand the size of her net worth in total for sure.

When it comes to her personal life, Kim Gordon was married to her colleague and Sonic Youth band mate, Thurston Moore with whom she has one child, a daughter. The marriage which began in 1984, ended with a divorce in 2013 after they separated in 2011.

Full NameKim Gordon
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthApril 28, 1953
Place Of BirthRochester, New York, United States
Height1.66 m
ProfessionBassist, Singer-songwriter, Author, Record producer, Painter, Actor, Film director, Model, Fashion Designer
EducationUCLA's progressive elementary school, University High School, Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California
SpouseThurston Moore (1984-2013)
ChildrenCoco Gordon Moore
ParentsWayne C. Gordon
SiblingsKeller Gordon
Record LabelsEnigma Records, Goofin’ Records, Insomniac/Interscope Records, DGC Records, Homestead Record
AlbumsSonic Nurse (2004), Bad Moon Rising (1985), The Whitey Album (1989), Naked in Garden Hills (1989), Daydream Nation (1988), Goo (1990), Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (1994), Unboxed (1994)
Music GroupsSonic Youth (1981 – 2011), Body/Head (Since 2012), Free Kitten, Glitterbust, Harry Crews, Ciccone Youth
Movies"The Nightmare" (2015), "Une danse des bouffons" (2013), "Justice Is Mind" (2013), "Boarding Gate" (2007), "Last Days" (2005), "Slow Century" (2002)
1I think for women, in a way, there are fewer rules about what you can and can't do, because there's less history.
2I was really into Warhol and pop art, and I thought the next step was to actually be working within popular culture.
3We've been waiting, you know, for them to get rid of us. But nobody wants to be the one to get rid of Sonic Youth.
4I consider myself to be a sloppy feminist.
5All women are natural anarchists
1[2005] Lives in North Hampton, Massachusetts, with husband and daughter.
2Also a painter.
3Grew up in LA.
4Ranked #91 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
5Daughter with Thurston Moore, Coco Gordon-Moore (Coco Hayley Gordon Moore), born in 1994.
6Had a song "Kim Gordon's Panties" written about her by alt-rock legend Steve Albini (producer for Nirvana and many other bands).
7Has modeled for Calvin Klein.
8Produced an album for Courtney Love's band Hole.
9Guitarist, bassist and singer in Sonic Youth. Owns and designed her own fashion range, X-girl fashion.


Mr. Robot2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skam2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
If I Stay2014writer: "Karen Revisited"
Blind2014/IIwriter: "Kool Thing"
Everybody Street2013Documentary writer: "Massage The History"
The Punk Singer2013Documentary writer: "Bull in the Heather"
The Perks of Being a Wallflower2012writer: "Teen Age Riot"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Kool Thing"
[email protected]2007Documentary writer: "Schizophrenia"
Gilmore Girls2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sorry, Haters2005writer: "Bull In The Heather"
Corporate Ghost2004Video performer: "Dirty Boots", "Tunic Song for Karen", "Mary-Christ", "Kool Thing", "Mote", "My Friend Goo", "Disappearer", "Mildred Pierce", "Cinderella's Big Score", "Scooter & Jinx", "Titanium Exposé", "100%", "Sugar Kane", "Youth Against Fascism", "Bull in the Heather", "Superstar", "Little Trouble Girl", "The Diamond Sea", "Sunday", "Hoarfrost", "Nevermind What Was It Anyway", "The Empty Page", "Disconnection Notice", "Drunken Butterfly", "Swimsuit Issue" / writer: "Dirty Boots", "Tunic So
Sonic Youth: Disappearer Director's Cut2004Video short performer: "Disappearer" / writer: "Disappearer"
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things2004writer: "Karen Koltrane", "Beautiful Plateau"
Things Behind the Sun2001writer: "Theme from Things Behind the Sun", "Magic Air", "Stranger"
Grind Session2000Video Game writer: "In the Mind of The Bourgeois Reader"
Condo Painting2000Documentary writer: "Radio Amatoroj"
Late August, Early September1998writer: "Contre le sexisme" - as K. Gordon
Free Tibet1998Documentary writer: "Bull in the Heather" - as K. Gordon
SubUrbia1996writer: "Bee-Bee's Song", "Sunday"


Der Nachtmahr2015Lehrerin
Portlandia2014TV Series
Girls2014TV SeriesMindy
Une Danse Des Bouffons2013ShortMaria Martins
The Fragile White Blossoms Emit a Hypnotic Cascade of Tropical Perfume Whose Sweet Heady Odor Leaves Its Victim Intoxicated2009Short
White Light2009ShortDoctor
Hypnotic Cascade 52009Short
I'm Not There.2007Carla Hendricks
Boarding Gate2007Kay
Gilmore Girls2006TV SeriesCool Mom Troubadour
Last Days2005Record Executive
Corporate Ghost2004Video
Weatherman '691989Bernadine Dohrn
Death Valley 691986Short uncredited


Perfect Partner2005
Corporate Ghost2004Video videos "My Friend Goo", "Bull In The Heather"
The Work of Director Spike Jonze2003Video documentary segment "Cannonball", uncredited
Pavement: Slow Century2002Video documentary video "Perfume-V"


Sonic Spiel2004Video short composer
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things2004as Sonic Youth
Money Love1990Short as Sonic Youth


Perfect Partner2005


Breaking a Monster2015Documentary special thanks


Liberation Is My Lover2017Documentary post-productionHerself
The Realest Real2016ShortHerself
Ed Ruscha: Buildings and Words2016Documentary shortHerself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2013TV SeriesHerself
The Punk Singer2013DocumentaryHerself
I'm Now: The Story of Mudhoney2012DocumentaryHerself
Gossip Girl2009TV SeriesHerself
Dinosaur Jr.: Live in the Middle East2007VideoHerself
Soft Focus2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rockfeedback TV2006TV SeriesHerself
Noise2006/IIDocumentaryHerself (as Mirror/Dash)
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHerself - Interviewee
All We Are Saying2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
(This Is Known as) The Blues Scale2004Documentary shortHerself
Rage2004TV SeriesHerself
Sonic Spiel2004Video shortHerself
Sonic Youth: Disappearer Director's Cut2004Video shortHerself
Sonic Youth Video Dose2004TV Movie documentary
Soundstage2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Kiss My Grits: The Herstory of Women in Punk and Hard Rock2001DocumentaryHerself
Silver Rockets/Kool Things: 20 Years of Sonic Youth2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Free Tibet1998DocumentaryHerself (Sonic Youth)
Synesthesia1997TV Series documentaryHerself
The Simpsons1996TV SeriesHerself
The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special1995TV MovieHerself (as Sonic Youth)
Screaming Fields of Sonic Love1995VideoHerself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHerself
Hi Octane1994TV SeriesHerself
No Alternative Girls1994Video shortHerself
1991: The Year Punk Broke1992DocumentaryHerself - Sonic Youth
Hangin' w/MTV1992TV SeriesHerself
Sonic Youth: Teenage Riot1988Video shortHerself - Sonic Youth
Put More Blood Into the Music1987Documentary

Archive Footage

House of Style: Music, Models and MTV2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain2007TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHerself - Sonic Youth
Cut Shorts2006Video

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