Chris Cornell Net Worth: American rocker Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has an estimated net worth of $ 60 million. Considered one of the 50 richest musicians in the world, ranked number 40. He is linked to Mark Hoppus and Tom Delonge of Blink 182, along with Chris Martin of Coldplay, although Cornell has stated in several interviews that “making music was never question of money “.
Chris, born as Christoper John Boyle on July 20, 1964 in Seattle, Washington, Ed Boyle and Karen Cornell, Chris suffered severe anxiety when he was young and used music as a tool to control it. Their first band was a cover band called “The Shemps” in the early 80’s. The band, which also included their friends Hiro Yamamoto and Kim Thayil, split up almost as soon as it started. Only to reform in 1984 with the new name “Soundgarden”.
Originally, he played guitar and drums in the band, until Scott Sundquist took over as drummer, which allowed Chris to concentrate on singing. It was his singing that made all the difference. In 1990, the band received a Grammy nomination for best metal performance and signed with A & M Records. Several different bands and a single act later, his musical career is doing very well. But his net worth is mainly due to writing music, and not to the performances of his band. Chris Cornell has scored music for several major movies, such as Casino Royal and The Avengers.