Corey Taylor plays every role in the music industry. These include singing, song-writing, acting, and writing books. He became famous after getting actively involved in the bands – ‘Slipknot’ and ‘Stone Sour.’ Corey Taylor was the leading singer of the bands and the lyricist. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Corey Taylor in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Corey Taylor was born as Corey Todd Taylor on 8th December 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa. His ethnicity includes Dutch, German, Irish, and Native American.
Corey spent most of his childhood with his uncle, George Robinson, in Orlando. Corey Taylor was raised in Waterloo, Iowa, by his single mother. After his grandmother introduced Corey to legendary Elvis Presley, Corey developed his taste in classic rock music. Also, his grandmother helped Corey Taylor to purchase his musical instruments. After turning 18 years, Corey Taylor left his grandmother’s home and toured in Iowa. Corey Taylor started listening to Black Sabbath when he was very young.
Corey Taylor is married to Stephanie Luby, and they have two children Griffin and Angeline. Corey Taylor became interested in his career after he watched the television series with his mother by Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Also, ‘Halloween’ movie influenced him. Corey had some good times before his professional life when his songs namely ‘Teddy Bear,’ ‘In The Ghetto’ and ‘Suspicious Minds’ were well circulated.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1992, Corey Taylor founded his rock band ‘Stone Sour.’ The first demo album was released in 1993, and another followed the year after. This band has released several successful albums with Corey Taylor. This band released a self-titled album (2002) that ranked 46th on US Billboard 200 list.
In 1997, in Des Moines, Iowa, Joey Jordison, Mick Thomson and Shawn Crahan of the band ‘Slipknot’ approached Corey Taylor and requested him to join. Corey agreed with the hope of expanding in the band. Of the nine members of Slipknot, Corey Taylor was sixth who joined the band. Corey Taylor’s first appearance with Slipknot was on 22nd August 1997. Corey Taylor was the lead vocalist of Slipknot band.
The band released five albums of which two were recognized as Platinum. The album ranked on top positions of charts in many countries including the UK, and the US Billboard 200. Around 2002, Corey Taylor revived Stone Sour band and worked on an album and toured in 2002.
Over the years, Corey Taylor worked for several other bands including Anthrax, Apocalyptica, Code Orange, Disturbed, Junk Beer Kidnap Band, Korn, and Soulfly.
Having a baritone vocal, Corey Taylor can use his voice for singing, growling, rapping, shouting, screaming and more. Thus, he has been at 86th position in the super hit Parader’s top 100 metal vocalists of all time. Also, Corey Taylor was named the 7th greatest heavy metal lead vocalist by NME. VVN Music discovered Corey Taylor has a second-widest vocal range of five and half-octaves as a singer of popular music after Mike Patton who has six octaves. Corey Taylor won the 2015s Rock Titan Award in Loud wire Music Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Corey Taylor is $12 million. Majority of his wealth and fortune came from his income as a musician, lyricist, and vocalist. Also, Corey Taylor earned from several of his super-hit albums especially through his bands – ‘Slipknot’ and ‘Stone Sour.’ Also, Corey Taylor makes a fortune in writing songs, books, and acting.
Taylor has appeared as the guest musician on albums called ‘Steel Panther’ and more. On 4th December 2013, Corey Taylor became a member of Taylor starring in ‘Fear Clinic.’ Ever since he has played many roles as an actor.