|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Real Name:||Corey Todd Taylor|
|Born:||December 8, 1973|
|Age:||47 years old|
|Height:||5ft & 7in / 1.7m|
|Astrological Sign:||Sagittarius ♐|
|Home Town:||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Most Famous For:||Lead Vocalist Slipknot|
Corey Taylor Net Worth & Career With Slipknot
Corey is married to Alicia Dove and has two children from previous relationships. They live happily with his net worth of approximately $12 million US dollars. He may have lost friends and suffered tragedies throughout his life, but he’s become a heavy metal musical giant all the same!
Many people dream of becoming famous rockstars but only a small number of musicians ever truly reach their goal. Some lucky individuals soon realize the hardships of fame are more intense than the rewards and their mental health suffers.
This is partially true for Corey Todd Taylor who is the lead vocalist for the bands’ Slipknot and Stone Sour. Slipknot is a heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. While Shawn Crahan, Paul Gray, and Joey Jordison founded the band in 1995, it was Corey Taylor that helped them rise to fame with his lyrics and horror-like performances.
A Headbanger on the Rise
Corey was born in December of 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa to a single mother. He and his sister were raised in Waterloo, Iowa, and lived in there for most of their childhoods. He describes his hometown as nothing more than a hole in the ground with buildings.
When he was a boy he became a fan of horror movies like Halloween and Psycho. Taylor’s fascination with the darker parts of human nature and masks began to develop at a very young age.
Taylor shared a traumatic event on the television series ‘Viceland’s The Therapist’ in 2017. Corey disclosed that when he was ten an older child (16) sexually abused him. He didn’t report the crime to anyone because like so many children, Taylor was threatened by his abuser. The abuser told Corey he would hurt his mom and him if he revealed the disgusting abuse he survived.
Corey’s grandmother loved rock and roll music and shared her collection of Elvis Presley records with the budding headbanger. However, he found he connected more with the work of Black Sabbath and other heavy rock sounds.
As a teenager, Taylor was exposed to cocaine and other drugs. He took to cocaine and overdosed a couple of times. He left his mom’s house and ended up living with his grandmother in Des Moines, Iowa. She supported him and made sure he went school. As a nurturing guardian she also bought him musical instruments and equipment.
He moved out of his grandmother’s house at 18. He explored the great state of Iowa and often returned to his grandmother’s place in Des Moines. During this time, Corey tried to kill himself with a drug overdose. An ex-girlfriend’s mom drove him to the hospital and successfully rescued him. Taylor looks back on this time period as the darkest days of his life and is grateful to all of those who helped him survive.
In 1995, Taylor joined the rock group Stone Sour who played primarily in the Des Moines region while they worked on producing a demo. In 1997, Corey replaced the original lead singer of Slipknot and has produced six albums with the band.
Corey Taylor is a prolific musician. He’s been in all of the following bands: Soulfly, Code Orange, Anthrax, Falling in Reverse, Junk Beer Kidnap Band, Steel Panther, Apocalyptica, Korn, and Disturbed.
In 2015, Corey won the Loudwire Music Award and was deemed a Rock Titan. Many of his projects have gone platinum and his albums continue to sell around the globe.
On the Charts
- Stone Sour’s self-titled debut album was released on August 27, 2002, and it debuted at number 46 on the Billboard 200.
- Stone Sour’s second album, Come What(ever) May reached number four on the Billboard 200.
- Corey’s first show with Slipknot was in August of 1997.
- Taylor’s first record with Slipknot reached double platinum in the United States and was included in the 2006 book ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.’
- Taylor began recording for their second studio album, ‘Iowa’ which reached the top spot on the ‘UK Albums Chart’ and rose to the third spot on the Billboard 200.
- Slipknot’s ‘All Hope is Gone’ album reached the number one spot on the Billboard 200.