Scott Ian is a famous American musician well-known as a rhythmic guitarist, alternate lead vocalist, and lyricist. He is most renowned for co-founding hard rock band called ‘Anthrax.’ Since his youth, Scott Ian knew he would become a famous hard rock and/or heavy metal star. Continue reading to find the net worth of Scott Ian as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Scott Ian was born on 31st December 1963 in Queens in New York City in the US to a Jewish family. At birth, Scott was named Scott Ian Rosenfeld but, he later legally changed his name. Scott Ian has a younger brother, Jason, and a half-brother, Sean. Scott Ian graduated from Bayside High School where he met future bandmates, Dan Lilker, and Neil Turbin.
Scott Ian was influenced by ‘KISS,’ ‘Black Sabbath,’ ‘Iron Maiden,’ ‘Judas Priest’ and ‘Motorhead’ (British heavy metal bands). Also, he is a fan of ‘New York Yankees’ and ‘NYC hardcore’ (hardcore punk metallic music group).
In the 1980s, Scott Ian got married to his high school girlfriend, Marge Ginsburg but, they divorced. Now, Scott Ian is married to Pearl Aday, singer and adopted daughter of the famous singer, ‘Meat Loaf.’ The couple’s first child is Revel Young Ian (b.2011).
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1981, Scott Ian co-founded the hard rock group called ‘Anthrax.’ In the 1980s, this band ‘Anthrax’ became one of the groups that first defined the hard rocks. In 1991, after Scott Ian suggested, the band ‘Anthrax’ teamed with rap artists and recorded with Public Enemy. Even to this day, ‘Anthrax’ band continues to tour and perform live on-stage concerts worldwide.
As a guitarist, Scott Ian founded, and he is an active member of ‘Stormtroopers of Death,’ the crossover thrash band. Also, Scott Ian performs with groups namely ‘Pearl’ and ‘The Damned Things.’ Scott Ian was associated with bands namely ‘Kid Rock,’ ‘Limp Bizkit,’ ‘Linkin Park’ and ‘Rage Against the Machine.’
In 2001, Scott Ian appeared as the host of VH1’s ‘Rock Show.’ Also, Scott regularly comments for multiple VH1 programs. These include ‘I Love the…’ television series. Scott Ian is also a fan of Battlestar Galactica. Scott posts several blogs on the show and appears on the red carpet series finale. Scott plays his guitar on ‘The Plan’ made for DVD soundtrack. Scott Ian enjoys snowboarding, playing poker, and he is an online pro at UltimateBet.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Scott Ian is $7.5 million. Most of Scott Ian’s wealth comes from his profession as a hard rock musician. Scott earns from writing lyrics, playing his rhythmic guitar, additional lead vocalist. Scott Ian earns from live concert tours performing with his band ‘Anthrax’. Scott Ian is also a professional poker player and earns extra income that adds to his net worth. For instance, Scott Ian finished at 637th position in the World Series of Poker Main Event where he earned $21,365 (2009).
Scott Ian along with Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains is the co-owner of ‘Dead Man’s Hand,’ a hard rock bar, in Las Vegas.