Gerard Way is a singer from the USA who is best known to be the lead vocalist of the band My Chemical Romance. He is also a comic book writer and is the co-founder of the imprint ‘Young Animal’ for DC Comics. He has released four albums with My Chemical Romance one album as a solo artist. He has received several awards. Now let’s have a closer look about the net worth of Gerard Way in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Gerard Arthur Way was born in April 1977, in Summit, New Jersey. He is the son of Donald Way and Donna Lee. He has a brother named Mikey Way and was raised in New Jersey’s Belleville. He began singing from a very young age and was influenced by his maternal grandmother Elena Lee Rush.
He went to Belleville High School and later went to New York City’s School of Visual Arts. In 1999, the singer earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. When he was just 15, he was held at gunpoint. At the age of 16, Way appeared in an episode of the series ‘Sally Jesse Raphael’.
In 2007, Gerard Way got married to Lindsey Ann Ballato. The couple has a daughter named Bandit Lee Way born in 2009. He was previously in a relationship with Eliza Cuts in 2006. He has suffered from alcoholism for many years. He was featured in ‘The Boyzine’ in 2015. He was also influenced by artists like Iron Maiden, The Smiths, Pulp, Queen, Black Flag, The Misfits, Danzig, and Blur.
Career, Award & Nominations
Along with his brother and other members, Gerard Way formed the band My Chemical Romance in 2001. The following year, they released the album ‘I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Life’. In 2004, the band released ‘Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge’. This was a multi-platinum album, and it was soon followed by another commercially successful album called ‘The Black Parade’ in 2006. Their last album was ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ in 2010.
My Chemical Romance has received nominations from the Grammy Award, American Music Award, MTV Video Music Awards, and UK Festival Award. They have won the MuchMusic Video Awards, NME Awards, Kerrang! Awards, and mtvU Woodie Award. The band has also released 25 singles, 4 video albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, and six EPs. Their popular singles include “I’m Not Okay”, “Welcome to the Black Parade”, Teenagers”, and Sing”. It was disbanded in 2013.
As a solo artist, Gerard Way released ‘Hesitant Alien’ in 2014. He is also a successful writer and has contributed for ‘Doom Patrol’, ‘The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’, and ‘The Umbrella Academy’. He has contributed for many short stories and has also been credited in many cover art. In 2014, he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Awards and had also received a nomination for the Fangoria Chainsaw Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
What could be the net worth of a person who has released many albums and has also been a successful comic book writer? He has got a net worth of over $23 million, and it comes from his career as a singer. He has won many awards and has also appeared as a featured performer for many other artists. In 2001, he created the cartoon ‘The Breakfast Monkey’ for Cartoon Network. He is also the director of ‘The Aquabats! Super Show!’.
Gerard Way is a very talented person. He has been performing since he was a child. He has got many fans around the world and continues to be active on various fronts. Whether in music, television or comic, Way has made his presence in different fields.