Roberto Trujillo is a Mexican American-based musician and songwriter best known for being on the heavy metal rock band Metallica. Through his career, he has been affiliated with several bands and has done plentiful performances, earning him a remarkable amount of wealth. This feature focuses on the net worth of Robert Trujillo in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Robert Agustin Miguel Santiago Samuel Trujillo Veracruz was born on October 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. He spent most of his childhood life in Culver City, California where his father was a teacher at Culver City High School.
Growing up, Trujillo was laid open to a lot of music right from home. His mother was an avid fan of Motown musicians like James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and Sly and the Family Stone. Robert once revealed that his inspiration to play the guitar came from Jaco who was a jazz bassist. However, besides his love for jazz, Robert was funk, he was the soul, and he was rock.
At nineteen years, he enrolled in jazz school. He initially had plans of becoming a studio musician, but he held on to his passion for metal rock.
Trujillo is married to Chloe Barthelemy. The duo has two children together, a son named Tye and a daughter named Lulah.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Robert Trujillo rose to the peak in music during his performance as the bassist for the crossover band Suicidal Tendencies. He got this opportunity by replacing Bob Heathcote. While he was playing for Suicidal Tendencies, Trujillo, alongside vocalist Mike Muir, was also a member of Infectious Groove which was a side project of the former band. He remained in Suicidal Tendencies until the mid-1990s.
At the start of the late 1990s, Trujillo joined Ozzy Osbourne’s band and was a member for a couple of years. Osbourne’s band played more of hard rock and metal, compared to Trujillo’s previous bands where his playing was jazz and funk inspired. He co-wrote some songs on the album Down to Earth. Trujillo re-recorded Bob Daisley’s bass tracks for reissued versions of Ozzy Osbourne’s first two solo albums Bizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. This found him in the middle of a controversial heated debate as Daisley claimed he was not paid enough.
He later joined the band Metallica on February 24, 2003. Following his audition and hiring to the band, Robert was paid an advance of $1 million which was featured in the documentary film Some Kind of Monster. He is the current bassist for Metallica.
Trujillo was a nominee for the 50th annual Grammy Awards in 2017 for the Best Rock Performance. Robert has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside the current members of Metallica.
Other than music, Robert is also a film producer. He started a documentary production 2012 based on Jaco Pastorius, a jazz bassist. The film was released in 2014 and was named Official Film of Record Day that same year. Trujillo has also appeared in television and film, taking up mostly small roles in films like Encino Man.
Net Worth & Earnings
Trujillo has had a successful career, and at the age of 53, he is estimated to have a net worth of $25 million. He has earned most of his fortune through his music and performances with several music bands. He has also earned income from playing different film and television roles and from being a film producer.
The bassist, guitarist, musician, actor, songwriter, and film producer is one whose music is still appreciated to date. Robert Trujillo is a music idol for many, especially in the rock genre. He continues to play and entertain his fans through his works.