Who would have not heard about the Good Charlotte and The Madden Brothers? Joel Madden has a very strong connection with both, as he is the lead vocalist for them. Apart from being a singer, he is also a record producer, a DJ, and a well-known actor. Scroll down to know more information about the life, career, and net worth of Joel Madden in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Joel Madden was born on 11th March 1979, in Waldorf, Maryland. His father name is Robin Madden and mother. Roger Combs. His birth name was Joel Ryan Combs and has an identical twin brother Benji Madden. He has another brother Josh Madden and a sister Sarah Madden. Joel did his schooling in the La Plata High School, during which he and his twin brother started to develop a love for music. The twin brothers are huge supporters of the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Redskins.
Joel is married to Nicole Richie, an American TV artist whom he started dating in 2006. The couple got engaged in February 2010 and tied knot in December, the same year. The couple has two children, Harlow Winter and Sparrow James who were born before their marriage. Prior to falling in with Nicole, Joel was dating Hilary Duff for two years from the year 2004 to 2006.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Joel Madden and Benji Madden in the year 1995 formed a band along with their fellow schoolmates Paul Thomas, Aaron Escolopio, and Billy Martin and named it Good Charlotte. Then went on to produce seven albums and are currently working on their eighth which is due for release in 2018. Good Charlotte in 2000 was their debut album followed by The Young and the Hopeless in 2002, The Chronicles of Life and Death in 2004, Good Morning Revival in 2007, Greatest Remixes in 2008, Cardiology in 2010, and Youth Authority in 2016.
Apart from Good Charlotte, Joel and Benji have so far released two albums Before-Volume One and Greetings from California under the label Madden Brothers. Joel has also appeared in movies such as Fat Albert, Material Girls, and The Naked Brothers Band in cameo roles.
In 2011, Madden was selected as one of the voice coaches in the Australian reality singing show The Voice. He was also in the 11th annual independent music awards judging panel in 2012. In 2013 Joel was awarded the Logie Award for Most Popular Male Talent.
Net Worth & Earnings
Apart from a career as a musician, he owns a clothing line in partnership with his brothers named DCMA Collective. He also owns a production team with his brother called Dead Executives. His lowest earning year is 2010 in which he made only $40,000 and his highest earning year is 2002 with $3,570,000, thanks to his album The Chronicles of Life and Death.
He has earned $1,200,000 in 2004 and $190,000 in 2007. He owns an Audi Q5 which costs about $55,000. He owns houses both in Los Angeles and Sydney as featured in the Australian show The Voice. He has also endorsed brands like KFC and taking all these things into account; his net worth is estimated to be $20 million.
Joel along with his wife Nicole has founded The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation that helps mothers and families with basic needs to raise their children. Joel Madden is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who constantly ensures and works for the welfare of children.