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Tom Morello Net Worth

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Tom Morello net worth is
$30 Million

Tom Morello Wiki/Biography

Thomas Morello was born on 30 May 1964, in Harlem, New York City USA, of Italian, Irish and Kenyan descent. He is well known for being a guitarist for popular bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Tom is a well-established musician and songwriter, with his music accounting for most of his current net worth.

How rich is Tom Morello? Sources estimate that his net worth is at $30 million as of early 2016. Most of this has been attributed to his earnings with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. He’s also made music for numerous movies and has been playing solo under the name The Nightwatchman. Success in the music industry and a unique style has put him where he is now.

Tom Morello Net Worth $30 Million

Even at a young age, Tom became very interested in both music and politics. He developed a leftist perspective early, and it defined most of his future endeavors. He was educated at Libertyville High School, and attended Harvard University as a political science student. He graduated in 1986, and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career. To make ends meet he worked as an exotic male stripper, then as a political secretary. His experience in politics didn’t really work well with him, and he realized he didn’t have much interest in that kind of career.

With influences from rock, rap, metal and punk bands, he formed the band Lock Up which went on to produce one album, but sales tanked, and the group soon disbanded. Eventually he met Zack De La Rocha and liked his freestyle rapping, so they formed the band Rage Against the Machine and added drummer Brad Wilk as well as Tom’s childhood friend Tim Commerford on the bass. This would be the start of Morello’s rise in net worth. The band released a self-titled debut album, which was well received and became a hit in many music circles. It was a revolutionary fusion of rock and rap which inspired many similar bands in years to come.

Tom Morello became well known for his unusual style of playing the guitar, using feedback and effects to create unique sounds that fit the band well. Rage Against the Machine went on to make three more studio albums, performing in large, crowded stadiums all around the country. After some disputes during the late 2000s, a disgruntled Zack De La Rocha decided to leave the band just before their fourth album was released.

The remaining members of the band went on to collaborate with Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell. The new band which was originally named Civilian, became Audioslave and released a triple-platinum debut album. The second album from the band in 2005 achieved a number one Billboard status as well as platinum status. But in 2007, the band broke up due to some conflicts on Cornell’s side. The remaining members reunited with Zack de la Rocha and Rage Against the Machine was formed once again. They continued to tour and perform until 2011.

For Tom’s solo career, he is called The Nighwatchman, and his music is a great contrast to what people are used to. He played folk music, which Tom considered an extension of his political views. He went on to collaborate with many artists during his solo run, but also made appearances for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, which many believed contributed to that band’s success. He is currently part of the band Street Sweeper Social Club.

Tom Morello keeps his personal life very private. He is married to Denise Luiso and they have two children. Aside from this he’s known to be an activist, joining various groups and also playing music for them. He’s known to always customize and modify the guitars he uses, having different preferences for each one.


Full NameTom Morello
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthMay 30, 1964
Place Of BirthHarlem, New York City, New York, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
ProfessionMusician, Songwriter, Actor, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
EducationLibertyville High School, Harvard University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseDenise Luiso (m. 2009)
ChildrenRhoads Morello, Roman Morello
ParentsMary Morello, Ngethe Njoroge
NicknamesThomas Baptiste Morello , Thomas Morello , Rage Against the Machine , Audioslave , The Nightwatchman
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/TomMorello
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/tmorello
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/tommorello/
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/thenightwatchman
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0603780
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/tom-morello-mn0000617336
AlbumsRage Against The Machine (1992), Evil Empire (1996), The Battle of Los Angeles (1999), Renegades (2000), Axis of Justice (2004), One Man Revolution (2007)
Music GroupsRage Against the Machine ,E Street Band, Civilian, Soundgarden
MoviesIron Man (2008), Live at Finsbury Park (2015), Made (2001), Berkeley (2005), We Are Wisconsin (2012, documentary)
#Trademark
1Shaven head
2Ibanez Guitar
3Fiery Politically charged Lyrics with an emphasis on Social Injustice
4Explosive energetic Guitar Solos
5Baseball Cap
6Producing DJ-like "scratching" sounds with his electric guitar, as well as passionate, adventurous solos featuring interesting digital effects..
#Quote
1Beethoven's (Ludwig van Beethoven] Fifth Symphony contains one of the great riffs of all time.
2When you're managing human affairs in the name of profit, it's going to be very scarring to the environment and devastating to human rights. And the Occupy movement is now giving voice to that discontent. The discontent is always latent, but now it is represented on street corners in cities around the world.
3"We are committed to continuing with our efforts to effect change in the social and political arena and look forward to creating more ground-breaking music for our fans. In other words, we'll keep it loud, keep it funky and most definitely rock on.
#Fact
1Once worked as an aide for Democratic senator Alan Cranston.
2Graduated from Harvard University in 1986 with a BA Degree, with Honours, in Political Science.
3Is a Vegetarian.
4Is a long time friend and protégé of U2 frontman Bono who personally sought out RATM to open for U2 during their juggernaut Achtung Baby tour back in the early 1990s.
5Is a close friend and supporter of 'Farenheit 9/11' film maker Michael Moore (Moore directed the RATM video 'Sleep Now In The Fire', nominated for a VMA in 2000).
6In 2004, Morello combined activism and music as his alter ego The Nightwatchman on the 'Tell Us The Truth' tour which also included Billy Bragg and Steve Earle.
7Tirelessly continues his political activism during Audioslave's off time through the non-profit organisation he co-founded Axis of Justice which focuses on issues of peace, human rights, and economic justice.
8Along with his former Rage bandmates, he heavily supported the "Free Mumia" movement. This called for the release and retrial of covicted Philadelphia cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal, who has been on death row since 1981. As a result of the affiliation, Rage's music is permanently banned from one of Philadelphia's rock stations, WMMR (although Audioslave songs are allowed).
9His mother, Mary, is of Irish/Italian heritage.
10His father was a civil servant. was part of the first Kenyan delegation to the United Nations in New York.
11His uncle is the late Jomo Kenyatta, one of the earliest and best known African nationalist leaders who went on to become the first president of Kenya.
12Was in a band called Electric Sheep with Tool guitarist Adam Jones.
13Has started the rock band Audioslave with fellow Rage Against The Machine members Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk and former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. [2002]
14His father was a guerilla in the Mau-Mau uprising that freed Kenya from British rule.
15His mother, Mary, started Parents for Rock and Rap, an organization against censorship in music.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter2016performer: "Collider" / writer: "Collider"
One Hit Wonderland2012-2015TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Entourage2015performer: "King Of The Jungle" - as Tom Morrello / writer: "King Of The Jungle" - as Tom Morrello
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV Special performer: "Refuse to Lose", "No Sleep till Brooklyn"
Sound City2013Documentary writer: "Killing in the Name"
Zero Dark Thirty2012performer: "Rise Up Featuring Tom Morello" / writer: "Rise Up Featuring Tom Morello" - as Thomas Morello
Pauw & WittemanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Battleship2012performer: "Super Battle" / writer: "Super Battle"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
P.O.V.2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Real Steel2011performer: "The Midas Touch", "One Man Army" / writer: "The Midas Touch", "One Man Army"
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011performer: "Goodbye - Gate 21"
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front2011Documentary writer: "Sleep Now In The Fire"
Conan2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friday Night LightsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Hawaii Five-0TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The A-Team2010performer: "A-TEAM BLASTOFF SUITE" / writer: "A-TEAM BLASTOFF SUITE"
The Losers2010/Iwriter: "Clap for the Killers", "The Oath"
WWE RawTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2010 performer - 3 episodes, 2010
Live from Studio FiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Tropic Thunder2008writer: "The Name Of The Game", "The Name Of The Game The Crystal Method's Big Ass T.T. Mix"
Drillbit Taylor2008writer: "Name Of The Game"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game "Tom Morello Boss Battle" / writer: "Bulls On Parade"
World in Conflict2007Video Game writer: "Shadow on the Sun"
Slacker Uprising2007Documentary performer: "No One Left" / writer: "No One Left"
Sicko2007Documentary performer: "I'm Alone Without You" - as The Nightwatchman / writer: "I'm Alone Without You" - as The Nightwatchman
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game writer: "KILLING IN THE NAME OF" - as T Morello
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006writer: "Cochise" 2002
Miami Vice2006writer: "Shape of Things to Come", "Wide Awake"
Coachella2006Video documentary writer: "Om Nia Merican" - as Tom Morrello
Threat2006performer: "Rage" / writer: "Rage"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Killing In The Name" - as Thomas Morello
Collateral2004"Shadow On The Sun" / writer: "Shadow On The Sun" - as Thomas Morello
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story2004performer: "Face Off" / writer: "Face Off"
Foolproof2003writer: "Wild, Sweet & Cool"
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003writer: "Sleep Now in the Fire"
The Matrix Reloaded2003writer: "Calm Like a Bomb"
Splinter Cell2002Video Game writer: "Name of the Game"
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever2002writer: "The Name Of The Game" - as T. Morello
Blade II2002producer: "PHDream" / writer: "The Name of The Game"
S.P.U.N.G2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is What Democracy Looks Like2000Documentary writer: "Guerrilla Radio"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 22000Video Game writer: "Guerrilla Radio"
The Matrix1999writer: "Wake Up"
The Faculty1998performer: "Another Brick in the Wall, part II"
Spawn1997performer: "One Man Army" / writer: "One Man Army" - as T. Morello
Daria1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dangerous Ground1997performer: "Rapaz R.N. Dainja Chain Me to the Gear Re-mix"

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pacific Rim2013musician: feature guitarist
Battleship2012musician: featured guitarist
Iron Man 22010musician: electric guitars
Iron Man2008musician: additional electric guitar
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006musician: guitar
xXx: State of the Union2005additional musician: guitar

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Iron Man2008Guard
Berkeley2005Blue
Made2001Best Man
Star Trek: Voyager2000TV SeriesCrewman Mitchell
Star Trek: Insurrection1998Son'a Officer (uncredited)

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leo Moracchioli: Killing in the Name2016Short

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rage Against the Machine: Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium2003Video

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe2014TV Movie documentary thanks
Occupy Los Angeles2012Documentary thanks
Save the Farm2011Documentary short special thanks
Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time2004TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Survivor's Guide to Prison2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Beyond Barricades2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Support / Himself
Tavis Smiley2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2006-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth's Masterclass2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Imagine John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert2015TV MovieHimself - Musician
Shadow Nation2015Documentary
The 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2015TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2014TV MovieHimself (inducting Kiss)
Who Is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey2014DocumentaryHimself
Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes2014Documentary shortHimself
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors2013TV SpecialHimself
Four Days in Chicago2013DocumentaryHimself
Forward2013/IDocumentaryHimself
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2012TV MovieHimself
Let Fury Have the Hour2012DocumentaryHimself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Occupy Los Angeles2012DocumentaryHimself
Democracy Now!2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
Moyers & Company2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself
Metal Evolution2011-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Capitalism Is the Crisis2011DocumentaryHimself
Rise Like Lions2011DocumentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2007-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHimself
That Metal Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Save the Farm2011Documentary shortHimself - Rage Against the Machine
The Rage Factor: Rage Against the Machine Live from London2011VideoHimself
Conan2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support
Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of 'Iron Man 2'2010Video documentaryHimself
Sounds Like a Revolution2010Documentary
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - 'Rage Against the Machine'
Rage Against the Machine: Live on the BBC2009TV MovieHimself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV SpecialHimself
PoliWood2009DocumentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Flight 6662009DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHimself
South Central Farm: Oasis in a Concrete Desert.2008Video documentary shortHimself - Musician
Open the Debates: Super Rally in Denver, CO 20082008VideoHimself
Chevolution2008DocumentaryHimself
Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome2007DocumentaryHimself
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video GameHimself
Escape from Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream2007Video documentaryHimself - Guitarist, Audioslave
Slacker Uprising2007DocumentaryHimself
Air Guitar Nation2006DocumentaryLos Angeles Judge
Audioslave: Live in Cuba2005Video documentaryHimself (Guitars) (as Audioslave)
Audioslave: [email protected]2005TV MovieHimself (as Audioslave)
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey2005DocumentaryHimself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
React Now: Music & Relief2005TV MovieHimself
Words and Music in Honor of Fahrenheit 9/112005TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Ultimate Song2002Video documentaryHimself (member of Rage Against the Machine)
Rage Against the Machine: The Battle of Mexico City2001Video documentaryHimself
Rage Against the Machine: The Battle of Los Angeles2001VideoHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Rage Against the Machine)
Free Tibet1998DocumentaryHimself (Rage Against the Machine)
Rage Against the Machine1997Video documentaryHimself
The Word1993TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Provokation2015Documentary shortHimself
Democracy Now!2013TV SeriesHimself
Occupy Unmasked2012DocumentaryHimself
Video on Trial2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Audioslave / Himself - Accused
Trading Freedom: The Secret Life of the FTAA2002DocumentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongThe Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

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