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Born Corey Todd Taylor, Corey Taylor is the lead singer for the heavy metal band Slipknot. He is a musician, and songwriter, and has dabbled in acting.
While a member of Slipknot, Taylor is also the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Stone Sour and has guest appeared in several other acts within the genre. He has been active in his career since 1992.
What is Corey Taylor’s Net Worth
As of 2023, the Slipknot frontman’s net worth is estimated at $10 million. Even though this is an impressive number by most standards, it may seem low for an internationally recognized rock star. Taylor prefers it this way choosing to split all the profits equally among his bandmates.
Taylor’s career started in 1992 when he founded the heavy metal band Stone Sour with Joel Ekman, the band’s drummer. They continued making music despite Taylor becoming the lead singer of Slipknot as well. He is still a member of both bands.
Corey Taylor’s wealth and earnings are mostly derived from his work with Slipknot publishing music, going on tour, and making appearances. He supplements his income with his solo career, acting roles, and books.
Continue reading to learn all you need to know about Corey Taylor’s annual income, early life, personal life, career, awards, and investments.
Corey Taylor’s Net Worth Annually
As of 2023, Corey Taylor has an estimated annual income of $150,000. His income has decreased in recent years due to fewer record sales and the dwindling popularity of his bands.
At the peak of his career, His band Slipknot was selling close to $3 million worth of albums. In 1999, their self-titled record sold $2.8 million. In 2001, the album “Iowa” sold $1.6 million. By 2004, the album “Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses sold $1.9 million. And, finally, their last profitable year was 2008, with $2.2 million in sales for “All Hope Is Gone.”
In 2014, the band’s next record only sold $210,000 due to an increase in music streaming services and a decrease in demand for physical albums.
Taylor has gone on to write five books and act in select projects. Two of his novels made it onto the New York Times Best Seller’s list, earning him a significant paycheck. However, his acting jobs are few are far between, rarely contributing much to his yearly income.
How Did Corey Taylor Get Rich?
Corey Taylor amassed his fortune almost exclusively through his work as a heavy metal frontman. By performing in two popular bands, making guest appearances in others, and having a successful solo career, he cultivated a net worth of $10 million.
His income as a frontman for Slipknot and Stone Sour increased as the band’s popularity grew. He saw a huge spike in wealth after the release of “Slipknot (the band’s self-titled album) in 1999. The band then went on tour and had an extremely successful decade.
They went on to release the album “Iowa” which Taylor wrote. The tour for their albums resulted in sold-out shows and big paychecks for the band members.
The band won one Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 2006 for the song “Before I Forget.” They were nominated for 9 other Grammy Awards, leading to an increase in notoriety and therefore album and ticket sales.
Unlike other lead vocalists, Taylor ensured that all of his bandmates receive equal compensation for their work. This results in his net worth is lower than the average frontman’s.
His current net worth is likely the result of intentional saving early in his career, as his annual salary has taken a hit with increased music streaming and decreased popularity for Slipknot.
He has written five novels, two of which have received critical acclaim and made it onto the New York Times best seller’s list.
Corey Taylor’s Biography
Corey Todd Taylor was born on December 8, 1973, in Des Moines, Iowa. He and his sister were raised by a single mother in Waterloo, Iowa.
By the age of 15, Taylor had already lived in 25 states due to his mother’s constant search for work.
Taylor saw the trailer for the film Halloween with his mother in 1979, which inspired his sense of style later on when he joined Slipknot.
He was introduced to Elvis Presley and Rock and Roll by his grandmother before discovering Black Sabbath. He was inspired by both of these bands and genres but didn’t realize his own aspirations of becoming a singer until rocking along to “Separate Ways” by Journey.
In 1983, his family moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida when his mother got a job as a security guard on Burt Reynolds’ ranch.
He developed a drug problem by age 15, leading to two accidental cocaine overdoses. He moved in with his grandmother, who became his legal guardian. She bought music equipment for him and gave him a space to practice.
At the age of 18, he attempted suicide by drug overdose. He was driven to the hospital by his ex-girlfriend’s mother and resuscitated.
He did not meet his father until he was 30 years old. They are said to have a pleasant but distant relationship now.
|Full Name/Real Name:||Corey Todd Taylor|
|Nick Name/Stage Name:||Corey Taylor|
|Birth Place:||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Birthday:||December 8, 1973|
|Weight:||143 lbs (65 kg)|
|Height(How Tall):||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Marital Status:||Divorced and remarried|
|Wife/Husband:||Scarlet Stone (2004 – 2007)
(2009 – 2017)
Alicia Dove (2019 – present)
|Parent’s Name:||Father: Names unknown
Mother: Names Unknown
|Kids/Children Name:||Griffin Taylor
|Siblings:||Brother (s): N/A
Sister (s): 1, name unknown
|College:||Lincoln High School (dropped out before graduating)|
|Profession:||Singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor|
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Corey Taylor’s Career And Awards
Taylor founded the band Stone Sour in 1992. He left the band temporarily in 1997 to work with Slipknot.
Stone Sour was in the middle of recording their first album at the time. Taylor returned in 2002, bringing the band back together to finish recording. The album debuted at number 46 on the Billboard 200.
They released a double concept album titled “House of Gold and Bones” in 2012 and 2013. In addition to the albums, Taylor wrote a four-part comic book series to accompany them titled Dark Horse Comics.
The band went on to receive 3 Grammy Award Nominations, 2 Revolver Golden God Nominations, and 1 Loudwire Music Award nomination.
Taylor won a Revolver Golden God Award for Best Vocalist in 2013 and the band was awarded 3 Loudwire Music Awards in 2012 and 2017.
Taylor is still performing for both bands. For his work in Slipknot, he’s won one Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 2006. The band was also nominated for 9 other Grammy Awards. Their albums consistently debuted on Billboard’s 200.
Taylor has appeared as a guest vocalist for bands such as Soulfly, Apocalyptica, Damageplan, Steel Panther, and Code Orange.
Corey Taylor’s Personal Life
Taylor divides his time between Des Moines, Iowa, and Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been married 3 times and divorced twice.
He welcomed his second child in 2002 with his (then) fiancee Scarlett Stone. The new baby, Griffin, joined Angeline (Taylor’s daughter).
Taylor married Scarlett in 2004 and divorced in 2007. He then married Stephanie Luby in 2009. They welcomed Taylor’s third child, Rian, but sadly divorced in 2017.
In 2019, Taylor married his now wife Alicia Dove. They are still together.
Corey Taylor has struggled with alcoholism and suicidal thoughts throughout his life. His first wife, Scarlett, pulled him off of a balcony before he jumped in 2003. She convinced him to get sober that same year.
Taylor announced his first novel in 2010 titled Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good.
Corey Taylor’s Investments and Endorsements
Taylor does not have any known investments or ongoing endorsement deals. His assets are contained to his home and car. Any other major investments have not been released.
He has alluded to investing in Las Vegas real estate, tattoo shops, and pet stores.
When Did Corey Taylor Get Sober?
Taylor was sober by 2006 before Stone Sour began recording Come What(ever) May.
What Are Corey Taylor’s Political Views?
Taylor identifies as a centrist, making it clear that he strongly opposes cancel culture.
Did Taylor Injure Himself While Performing?
In 2022, he had surgery on his neck claiming he “broke his neck a while back and didn’t realize it.”
What Has Taylor Spent His Money On?
In an interview, Taylor mentioned purchasing a signed Boba Fett Helmet and spending $10,000 on DVDs and a DVD player.
Was there any bad blood after Taylor joined the two bands?
Bandmate Shawn Crahan from Slipknot was upset when Taylor rejoined Stone Sour. He worried Taylor would leave Slipknot, ruining their rising success. Fortunately, this never happened and the two became friends once again.