Tom Morello is a famous American rock guitarist, actor, singer and political activist. He is the guitarist of the band Rage Against The Machine. This talented guitarist has been admired by many guitar enthusiasts. He is best known for his creative and unique guitar playing style. Keep reading to know more about Tom Morello’s net worth in 2018.
Tom Morello Early Life
Morello was born on 30th may in 1964. He was from Harlem New York. Tom was the only child of his parents. His mother was an Italian lady who was a school teacher. His mother went to Loyola University and traveled all over the world. His father is Kenyan. His paternal grandfather was the first president who was elected in Kenya. His father was first Kenyan ambassador to UN.
When Morello was16 months old, his father denied paternity and returned to Kenya. He was the person from his town to join Harvard University. He graduated with Bachelor degree in social studies.
Tom Morello Career, Awards & Achievement
At 13 he joined his first band, Led Zeppelin cover band. On that year he bought his first guitar. He formed a band in 1984 named Electric Ship. Adam Jones was his band mate. He was greatly influenced by Jam Master Jay and Run-D. M. C. In 2000 the band Rage Against The Machine was formed. The band won a huge success.
After Rocha left the band the remaining members started collaborating with Chris Cornell. The new group was called Audioslave. The band released their first album in 2002. Their second album Out of Exile reached number 1 position on the Billboard chart. In 2003 he formed his first solo band The Nightwatchman and started playing folk music.
In 2006 Morello alongside Boots Riley created a band named Street Sweeper Social club. He appeared in many films like Sounds Like a Revolution, Iron Maiden and a documentary Let Fury Have the Hour. He wrote the comic series Orchid. It was illustrated by Scott Hepburn.
Awards & achievements:
On the list of Rolling Stone of Top 100 guitarists of all time, he is in the 26th position. Tom Morello won Humanitarian Award. He has been nominated for Grammy’s for 10 times and won 2 Grammys. He won his first Grammy in 1996 for the song Tire Me in the category Best Hard Rock Performance. In 200 he won another Grammy award for the song Guerrilla Radio in the same category.
Net worth of Tom Morello
The estimated net worth of Tom Morello is $34 million. The chunk of his net worth comes from his music career, as a guitarist of the band Rage Against The Machine. In 2014 he earned $390, 00 from the album High Hopes, with Bruce Springsteen. On the High Hopes Tour 554,032 tickets were sold and he earned $64,930,000 from it.
From the album The Hunting Party, he earned $900,000. He has a good solo career too. He composed many movie soundtracks and also worked as a comic book writer.
His wife’s name is Denise. They welcomed two sons Rhoads and Roman. He has always been a huge fan of Alice Cooper.