Krist Novoselic, a former band member of the group Nirvana, He played bass guitar and contributed towards songwriting in the group. Later on, he played for various other rock bands and released some albums and songs. He is also politically active and has contributed articles in the website of newspaper Seattle weekly. Now let’s have a close look on Krist Novoselic’s net worth in 2018.
Krist Novoselic Early Life
Krist Anthony Novoselic was born on 16th May 1965 in Campton, California. His parents, Maria and Kristo, were Croatian immigrants who immigrated to the USA in the 1960’s. Krist’s father would work on various jobs as a truck driver, machinist and so on. His mother ran a hair parlor.
Krist had two siblings, a brother Robert and sister Diana. The family would move around a lot, and they finally settled in Washington during the recession of the 80’s.
Krist graduated from the Aberdeen High school in 1984.
Krist Novoselic married his high school girlfriend, Shelli Hyrkas in 1989. The marriage lasted a decade with the two of them finally separating in 1999.
Currently, Novoselic lives with his second wife Darbury Ayn Stendru in Washington. His wife is a modeling artist by profession. The couple does not have any kids.
Krist Novoselic Career
Krist Novoselic is a bassist, songwriter, director, author, singer, and Politian- all in one. Though he became known through his rock group Nirvana, Krist has tried his hands at many professions.
In his pre-Nirvana years, Krist would work at a restaurant and later on as an industrial painter. He loved music and would learn to play guitar in his spare time. Kurt Cobain, who was Krist’s brother’s friend, listened to him playing guitar and offered to start a band together.
Krist Novoselic and Kurt Cobain finally started a band with Aaron Burckhard in 1987. Though it was not named as Nirvana initially, it signaled the beginning of the band.
With different drummers, Krist and Kurt released three studio albums-Bleach, Nevermind and In Utero. Nevermind achieved huge success and went on to become one of the greatest albums of all times.
The Nirvana group disbanded in 1994 following the death of their frontman Kurt Cobain.
Later on, Krist Novoselic created another band named Sweet 75 which released just one album. The group too disbanded in 2000. Krist became involved with other bands like No WTO Combo, Eyes Adrift, and Flipper.
Apart from music Krist Novoselic has also forayed in film direction and acting. He is also active politically and has founded a political committee JAMPAC that is committed to protecting artist’s rights.
Awards & Achievements
Krist Novoselic received worldwide recognition through his rock band Nirvana. The band won two awards at MTV music awards shows- Best Alternative Video and Best New Artist in a video in 1992. The awards were for their super hit song Smells like teen spirit. The band also won Best alternative video award from MTV in 1994 for their video Heart-shaped box.
Krist also won a Grammy award in 2014 for the song cut me some slack. He performed this song with Paul McCartney, Pat Smear and David Grohl. The song won in the Best Rock song category.
Net Worth of Krist Novoselic
Krist Novoselic has been active in various professions and has amassed a net worth of nearly $50 million.
His album with Nirvana sold more than 30 million copies internationally.
He has also acted in a movie alongside Robin Williams. He supplements his income by performing with other bands and musicians. He also works as a writer and part-time DJ.
Krist Novoselic is a multi-talented personality. Apart from his musical ventures, he has kept himself occupied with other politically and socially relevant activities. One of the best guitar players in the world, his fans would love to hear more music from him in the near future.