Serj Tankian is the vocalist and songwriter of the 90’s famous metal band “System of a down”. With one of a powerful and unique voice, he is ranked at #26 in Top 100 heavy metal vocalists as listed by Hit Parader. Keep reading to know more about Serj Tankian’s net worth in 2018.
Serj Tankian Early Life
Serj Tankian was born on the 21st of August, 1967 to Armenian parents in Beirut Lebanon. At the age of seven moved along with his parents to Los Angeles, California.
Tankian did his schooling in the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School. After that he was accepted to California State University, Northridge. It was in his college days that he began to learn musical instruments and write songs.
Tankian on the 9th of June 2012 at a private ceremony married his long time Armenian girlfriend Angela Madatayan. On the 24th of October 2014 he became a proud father with the arrival of their son Rumi.
He now resides in Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand with his family. He is a strict Pescetarian.
Tankian has been an active participant and had helped organize many protests related to Armenian Geonocide Recognition, Axis of Justice, PETA etc. His songs too addresses those burning topics and creates awareness among people. Therefore trying hard for the causes to be heard.
Serj Tankian Career, Awards & Achievement
Tankian’s first entry into the music was through the forming of the band “Soil” along with his classmates from school. Later on Soil was changed to System of a Down, after a poem one of band mates, Malakian wrote called Victims of a Down.
Tankian first solo debut was with his record album “Elect the Dead” in the year 2007. The album has been released in three different versions under the label of Reprise Records. The albums that followed are “Imperfect Harmonies”, “Harakiri”, “Orca Symphony No. 1” and “Jazz is Christ”.
His latest project Fuktronic is yet to be released. It is an electronic music collaboration with Jimmy Urine. And has collaborated with a handful of artists for various projects.
Other than his contributions to music, he acted in a few movies. These movies include “My Little Prince”, “The Last Inhabitant”, “1915” and “Furious”, a Russian historical fantasy film.
Awards & achievements
System of Dawn has been nominated for four Grammy awards, in 2002, “Chopsuey”, in 2003 “Aerials”, in 2006, “B.Y.O.B” and in 2007 “Lonely Day”. Of which they won the Grammy Award for the Best Hard rock Performance for “B.Y.O.B” in the year 2006.
Other awards include, Europe Music Awards for Best Alternative Act by System of a Down in 2005. In 2006, System of down won Goodie Woodie Award and the song “Toxicity” was #14 on the VH1 Top 40 Metal Songs.
Net Worth of Serj Tankian
The estimated net worth as has been reported for Serj Tankian is about $20 million. His cumulative riches are the products of his music production and singing since 1992. The genres that he have contributed are not limited only to alternative metal but expands to nu metal, progressive rock, art rock, jazz fusion and classical. The record labels with whom he was associated with in the long run are Serjical Strike, Reprise, American, Columbia, Axis of Justice and the latest record label is Woah Dad!
The riches of Serj Tankian were not obtained in a day but are the results of his utmost dedications and hardwork in the music industry. He is one of the names if it were not for him an era of Alternative Metal Rock would have disappeared into thin air. And the social work that he has been dedicating himself to is noteworthy and displays the kind of person he is. We at the end of it wish him the best and hope he goes on contributing for the society through his music.