Gerard Way is a famous singer and songwriter who is probably famous as the lead vocalist and co-founder of the rock band ‘My Chemical Romance’. He is also a well-known comic book writer. Let ‘s have a close look at his profile and how much is Gerard Way’s net worth in 2018.
Gerard Way Early Life
Gerard Arthur Way was born on April 9, 1977, in Summit, New Jersey. He was born to his father, Donald Way, and mother, Donna Lee. He is believed to be of Irish and Italian descent. He was raised in Bellville with his younger brother under the guidance of his grandmother.
Right from childhood, Way loved music and started showing his talent at a very early age. In the fourth grade, he played the role of ‘Peter Pan’ in musical production and was always interested in different forms of art. His maternal grandmother influenced him to take an interest in the different forms of arts.
It was after listening to ‘Bon Jovi’, Way decided to become a performer. He started to take a deep interest in music. Way never had many friends and hardly hung out with anyone. Other kids loved to play football and party, Way used to keep himself practicing music and drawing cartoons.
Way attended Belleville High School, where he had a tough time, as there was no one to understand or talk to him. He never had many friends, and the closest person to him was his brother. He began smoking and became an alcoholic, and often got himself into trouble with the cops.
Way’s interest in drawing led him to attend The School of Visual Arts in New York. Soon, he began writing comic strips on a serial killer and decided to have a career in the comic industry. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and got selected as an intern at ‘DC Comics’.
There is no record of Way’s previous dating life. He got married to Lyn-Z, a bassist of the band ‘Mindless Self Indulgence’. They got married on backstage during a tour officiating one of the staff as the Minister. Together, the couple is blessed with a baby.
Gerard Way Career, Awards & Achievement
After completing his internship at the ‘DC Comics’, he did a job, where he made toy designs and some animations. Soon he got a job at the ‘Cartoon Network’ and along with his colleague created a cartoon and pitched it to ‘Cartoon Network’. But the project was declined as there were similarities with the already existing show.
Way decided to change his career path and started focusing on music by writing songs. Way along with his brother and his friends, Frank Iero and Ray Toro, formed a band ‘My Chemical Romance’. Soon, the band released their first studio album, which went ‘Platinum’. The following album was also a hit. Around the same time, he also worked with several other bands.
Way then took a break and started focusing on writing the comics books and released ‘The Umbrella Academy’ which was the best seller of the time. After the success of his first comic book, he released a comic series called ‘The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’. Way signed a deal with ‘Marvel Comics’ and within a year published a comic series ‘Edge of Spider-Verse’.
‘My Chemical Romance’ split and Way decided to pursue a solo career and signed a deal with ‘WB records’ where he released his debut solo album.
Gerard Way is a man full of talents. He has been nominated on numerous occasions for his contribution to music and the world of comic books. His biggest achievement would be winning the ‘Best International Band Award’ at the ‘NME Awards’. Also, he is the winner of ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Writing in a Children Series’.
Net Worth of Gerard Way
The estimated net worth of Gerard Way is approximately $20 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from his career in music and his contribution to the world of the comic.
Gerard Way is a troubled teenager who overcame all the barriers to raise the ladder of success. He has seen a lot of ups and down in his personal as well as professional life. Way worked hard to achieve the success he is enjoying today. Currently, he is married to his beautiful wife, and the couple is residing in California with their kid.