Best known as the lead singer of System of a Down, Serj Tankian has released many albums in his career. He is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer, and composer. He is also a political activist. He has won many awards and has also released with many other bands. He has been performing for over 25 years. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career, and earnings of Serj Tankian in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Born in Beirut, Lebanon to American parents, Serj Tankian is the son of Alice Tankian and Khatchadour Tankian. Both his parents are American and he was born in August 1967. When he was seven, his family moved to Los Angeles. His grandparents hailed from Turkey.
In the United States, the singer went to Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School. The school was also attended by his bandmates Shavo Odadjian and Daron Malakian. Later, he went to Northridge’s California State University. It was in there, where he began to play multiple instruments as well as to write songs.
In 2012, Serj Tankian got married to Angela Madatyan. The couple got married after dating each other for a long time. They have a son, Rumi. He currently lives with his family in Warkworth, New Zealand. No other relationship is known about the singer. He is a vegetarian and supports many environmental issues. He also supports animal rights and has worked for PETA. He is passionate about social justice and human rights.
Career, Award & Nominations
In the beginning, Serj Tankian was a member of a group called ‘Soil’. After it a break-up, he formed System of Down in the mid-1990s. Their eponymous debut album was released in 1998 and went on to become a huge success. This was followed by another successful album called ‘Toxicity’. ‘Steal This Album!’ became available from November 2002 and was also very successful. The band then released ‘Mezmerize’ and ‘Hypnotize’ which were both commercially successful.
With System of a Down, Tankian has won the Grammy Award in 2006. He has also won other awards like ECHO Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and mtvU Woodie Award. The group has also released five demo albums. Their singles include “Chop Suey”, “Aerials”, “B.Y.O.B.”, “Hypnotize”, and “Lonely Day”. The band has also released many EPs and has received two nominations for the American Music Awards.
As a solo artist, he has released the albums, ‘Elect the Dead’, ‘Imperfect Harmonies’, ‘Harakiri’, ‘Orca’, and ‘Jazz-Iz-Christ’. In 2010, he released the live album, ‘Elect the Dead Symphony’. Tankian teamed up with Arto Tuncboyaciyan for the album Serart. He has released many singles as well as the EPs ‘Lie Lie Live’ and ‘Imperfect Remixes’.
He has also released many soundtrack albums like ‘Prometheus Bound’, ‘Furious’, ‘Intent to Destroy’, and ‘1915’. He is all set to release ‘Fuktronic’ along with Jimmy Urine. He has received the Prime Minister’s medal from Armenia in 2011for his contribution to music and the Armenian genocide.
Net Worth & Earnings
Consider knowing the net worth of a person who has released a number of albums in his career? In addition to releasing music, he is also a record producer. The multi-talented artist has got a net worth of over $25 million. All the albums of ‘System of a Down’ were certified platinum. He has also appeared in films like ‘My Little Prince’, ‘The Last Inhabitant’, ‘1915’, and ‘Furious’. He has penned two books entitled ‘Cool Gardens’ and ‘Glaring Through Oblivion’.
Serj Tankian is a very talented person. He can play multiple instruments and has also appeared in films. He is also an activist and has done a lot for environmental issues. He continues to be active in all his endeavors and is an influential person.