Linkin Park is a successful and famous American rock band from California. Linkin Park was formed n 1996 and their debut album “Hybrid Theory” was released in 2000. The album was an instant hit and labelled Diamond hit and multi-platinum hit in several countries. The band is known for their amazing fusion of nu metal and rap metal genre.
Linkin Park has sold over 70 million records across the globe and hence, is one of the best selling music artists. LP has been named the sixth greatest band of music video era by MTV. Let’s find out how much is Linkin Park’s net worth in 2018.
Linkin Park’s current roster of members includes founding member Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, and Rob Bourdon. Mike Shinoda is the lead vocalist who also is rhythm guitarist and keyboard artist. Brad Delson is the lead guitarist, and backing vocalist and Rob Bourdon is the drummer. The other members include Joe Hahn on synthesiser and Dave Farrell bass artist.
Linkin Park was founded by three high school friend namely Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson. All of them attended the Agoura High School in California. After graduation, they hired Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell, and Mark Wakefield and started their band Xero. After years of struggle and frustration, Wakefield and Farrell left the band. Later, Warner Brothers signed a deal with Linkin Park in 1999 and the following year LP released their breakthrough album Hybrid Theory.
Linkin Park released their first album Hybrid Theory in October 2000. The album was the fusion of their work from last 5 years. The album was an instant hit, and it sold around 5 million copies the first year. After being a commercial success, LP did many concerts and collaborated with many recognised artists. Till date, Linkin Park has released seven studio albums, three live albums, two remixes and compilation album, three soundtrack albums. In addition to that LP has 12 video albums, 10 extended plays, 35 singles, 20 promotional singles and 66 music videos.
After Hybrid Theory in 2000 LP followed the success Meteora in 2003, Minutes to Midnight 2007, A Thousand Suns, Living Things and the Hunting Party. Their Latest release was in 2017 One More Light, it was the last record produced before the death of Lead vocalist Chester Bennington.
Awards & Achievement
The list of awards and nominations of Linkin Park is almost endless. So far, the American Rock band has been nominated for 197 different award categories and had won 69 major awards. To start with, LP has won the prestigious Grammy Awards twice for Best Hard Rock performance and best Rap/sung performance. In addition, they have been nominated six times for Grammy Awards. Apart from these, Linkin Park has been on receiving the end of Billboard Music Awards, MTV awards, People’s Choice Awards and many more.
Net Worth of Linkin Park
All the members of LP have a bumper contract with Warner Brothers. Linkin Park is a group of members, and their current net worth is approximately $330 million. The late Chester Bennington, who died in July 2017, was worth $30 million. Among the other members Dave Farrell is worth $205 million, Mike Shinoda $23 millions, Brad Delson $25 million, Joe Hahn $25 million and Rob Bourdon is worth $20 millions. Linkin Park has also been active in charity, their charity concerts for Earthquake and Tsunami.
Linkin Park was formed in 1996, but they achieved a breakthrough after half a decade of struggle. Many of their members left the club after disagreeing with the vision of the band. But, the founding, members had every bit of belief in themselves and the music that paved their way to success. For an inspiring music director, Linkin Park’s story is something one can follow. LP is a success story of kids from high school to one of the most successful rock band of the modern era.