Corey Todd Taylor is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor, and author. The 44-year old musician is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour. Oh! we just love hearing Slipknot. Likes apart, we assume, you have for sure heard the singer.
Taylor is one of the celebrated musicians out there. Taylor is ranked No. 86 in Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time and was named the seventh greatest heavy metal frontman by NME. Not to mention, but the singer's popularity has paid him well in terms of net worth as well.
Like many might have already estimated, Taylor has a net worth of around $40 million, as of 2018.
Corey Taylor nicknamed as Great Big Mouth/ The Sickness/ The Boogie Knight has an estimated net worth $40 million. Having said that, there are a few controversial claims regarding his net worth.
Although there are many sources that claim his net worth to be $40 million, CelebrityNetWorth mentions his wealth at $10 million.
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Anyway, Taylor is regarded as one of the richest members of the band Slipknot. Formed in 1995 by its founders Paul Grey and Shawn Crahan, the band is worth around $20 million. Slipknot is one of the top metal bands in the world.
Back in 2014, speaking to The Morning Call, celebrating the success of the band's 5: The Gray Chapter, guitarist Jim Root said,
You don't even know are we going to have a career. Are we going to be able to sell records? Are we going to have a label? I mean, labels are [shutting down] all the time. It takes like pop and rap to keep these labels going because those are the only people that are buying records anymore.
The album sold about 132,000 copies in its first week of release, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart.
To have a No. 1 with 130,000 copies sold is, you know, I remember when we first started selling records, in order to have a No. 1, you'd have to sell at least a half a million if not more, for the rock side of things.
And now it's a fraction of that. So it kind of really shows you the state of where everything's at. I don't put too much into that anyway because we don't see a penny off of record sales and we never have. For us it's all about touring.
As Jim Root put it, the band only makes its revenue from tours.
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Speaking of Taylor's wealth, his major source of income is his band, Slipknot.
In addition to his income from touring, Taylor also earns as an actor. So far, Taylor has appeared in 16 big screen ventures. Taylor made his movie debut in 1999, playing himself in the Thomas Mignone's directorial Welcome to Our Neighborhood. His latest TV appearance was in The Therapist in 2018.
Taylor's notable big-screen involvements are Behind the Mask (2002), Fear Clinic (2014), Officer Downe (2016), and Sharkanado The 4th Awakens (2016).