Fred Durst is a famous American actor, film director, and businessperson. As a renowned musician, he is a guitarist, rapper, singer, and songwriter. Let us have a look into the net worth of Fred Durst as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Fred Durst was born as William Frederick Durst on 20th August 1970 in Gastonia, North Carolina, the US. Fred Durst was raised in Jacksonville, Florida.
When Fred Durst was only 12 years old, he was interested in breakdancing, hip hop, punk rock and heavy metal. Fred Durst started to rap, skate, beat-box, and DJ at a very early stage and performed with several local bands.
Fred Durst had attended the United States Navy for only two years and quit to return to Jacksonville, Florida. He worked as a landscaper, a tattoo artist and did odd jobs (lawn mowing, paying bills) to collect money. Also, in Jacksonville, Fred Durst performed with several local bands namely, ‘Split 26’, ‘Malachi Sage,’ and ‘10 Foot Shindig’.
When Fred Durst and Rachel Tergesen were married, their daughter named, Adriana Durst was born in 1990. Fred Durst also has a son named, Dallas. Around 2009, Fred Durst married Esther Nazarov but, they broke up after 3 months. Currently, Fred Durst is married to Kseniya Beryazina, a makeup artist.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1994, Fred Durst formed his own band called ‘Limp Bizkit’ that was invited to tour with Korn. The very first album released by the band was ‘Three Dollar Bill’ (1997) with Fred Durst as the lead vocalist. After two years, the band released ‘Significant Other’ and ‘Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water.’ Both these releases were super hit and commercially successful. Since then, Fred Durst released six studio albums with his band, ‘Limp Bizkit.’
Unfortunately, the band got negative publicity due to violence after their performance at Woodstock (1999). Again, after 2 years, a teenager died when the fans had rushed to the stage. Although he blamed the organizers for their lack of security, the organizers claimed that Fred Durst was irresponsible. Fred Durst and his other band members had to take a break.
In 2009, the original members of ‘Limp Bizkit’ reunited and started touring to perform live concerts. Fred Durst announced that the band had started to record a new album, ‘Gold Cobra.’ When this album was released in 2011, it received several mixed reviews yet; the album was number 16 on Billboard 200.
In 2006, Fred Durst first enacted and co-starred in the movie ‘Population 4nd 36’. In 2007, Fred Durst first directed the movie, ‘The Education of Charlie Banks’ starring Chris Marquette, Jason Ritter, and Jesse Eisenberg. The movie received mixed reviews. In 2008, Fred Durst directed his second movie, ‘The Longshots’ starring Ice Cube and Keke Palmer. Originally, Fred Durst was selected to direct and produce the movie, ‘Pawn Shop Chronicles,’ starring Paul Walker. However, later Wayne Kramer was the chosen director of the movie. In 2008, Fred Durst played a bartender in two episodes of TV medical drama, ‘House, MD.’
Hit Parader ranked Fred Durst as number 71 in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the estimated net worth of Fred Durst is $23 million. Most of his wealth and fame comes from his career as the lead vocalist for his band came from his band. ‘Limp Bizkit’ band is well-known all over the world, and people have bought over 35 million albums globally. It is believed that Fred Durst is the president of Interscope Records Label. In addition to his career as a musician, Fred Durst has made a name as actor and director in the entertainment industry.
Fred Durst is continuing his performance as the lead vocalist of Limp Bizkit and releasing albums for his fans all over the world. Also, Fred Durst is into acting and directing various movies. In February 2018, Fred Durst has started filming ‘Moose,’ starring John Travolta.