Thom Yorke is a musician from the United Kingdom, who is one of the members of the rock band Radiohead. Thom Yorke is also the founder of a rock band called Atoms for Peace. Here is a quick summary of Thom Yorke’s net worth in 2019, career and earnings.
Thomas Edward Yorke was born on October 7, 1968 in Northamptonshire, England. His father was a physicist and a salesman, and there’s no information on his mother. Thom Yorke has a problem with his left eye since his birth, and he went through several surgeries as none of them totally fixed it.
Thom Yorke has a musician brother and his name is Andy Yorke. Thom went to several schools, he graduated from Abingdon School, and then he wanted to study at the University of Exeter but it didn’t work because he says that he couldn’t even apply for it.
Thom Yorke was married to the photographer and lecturer Rachel Owen, but she died in 2016 because of a cancer. Thom and Rachel gave birth to 1 son and 1 daughter, Noah Yorke and Agnes Yorke.
Thom Yorke interest in music began when he was a child, he had a guitar and even made one. He co-found a band during school days along with Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, and Philip Selway, called On a Friday. Thom had several jobs for 1 year after school, including a DJ. The band changed their name from On a Friday to Radiohead in 1991.
In 1993, Thom Yorke along with Radiohead released the band’s first album ever called Pablo Honey. The album had a few successful songs that ranked on top charts in the UK and the US. 2 years later, in 1995, the band released their second album called The Bends, as they started gaining a lot of audience around the world, so they started going on tours and concerts. In 1997, their 3rd album, OK Computer was released. After that, Thom Yorke felt down as he had depression and said that he couldn’t write anything. Later, the band continued on releasing albums and going on tours, the studio albums they released since 2000 are Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief, In Rainbows, The King of Limbs, and A Moon Shaped Pool.
Thom Yorke also did some solo work, he released his first solo album in 2006 called The Eraser, and it successfully reached up on top charts in the UK, US, Australia, and Canada. He released his second studio album in 2014, called Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, and it also was a very successful album.
Thom Yorke is the music composer of a 2017 horror film called Suspiria.
Awards & Achievements
Thom Yorke has a great list of award nominations and winnings. So far, his award winnings include Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song (Karma Police), Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically (Paranoid Android), Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement in Musical Theater (Radiohead), Ivor Novello Album Award (In Rainbows), Antville Music Video Award for Best Choreography (Lotus Flower), Meteor Music Award for Best International Band (Radiohead), and many others.
Thom Yorke’s Grammy Awards include Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance (OK Computer), Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album (Kid A), Grammy Award for Best Recording Package (Amnesiac), and Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album (In Rainbows).
Net Worth of Thom Yorke
In 2017, Thom Yorke has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million. He made his fortune from the great albums and songs he’s been releasing with Radiohead band and solo, and from the concerts and tours he’s been going to. The albums that Thom Yorke released along with Radiohead band were sold for more than 50 million copies across the world.
Thom Yorke is one of the greatest musicians of all time. He is mostly recognized as a member of the rock band, Radiohead. His last released album with Radiohead is called A Moon Shaped Pool. Thom Yorke was married to Rachel Owen, but she died because of a cancer.