When Chad was 2 years old, his father left home. After that, he began going by his mother's maiden name Kroeger. When he was 13 years old, he learned to play the guitar.
In 2001, Chad formed a band called The Village Idiots together with his lawyer Jonathan Simkin. Soon it received moderate success. Later, following the release of their debut album, it got nominated for Canadian Indie Award. He has also produced music for numerous bands and artists like Default, Theory of a Deadman and Bo Bice.
After a year, Chad got a chance to produce and sing a song called Hero for the movie Spiderman. For this song, he received an International Achievement Award at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto.
In the same year, Chad recorded a song for Santana’s new album Shaman, however, he refused to release this song because of his band Nickelback’s latest album’s arrival shortly after. Later, he again collaborated with Santana for their album Ultimate Santana. Likewise, Chad has collaborated with numerous artists including Chris Daughtry, Tim McGraw, Timbaland, and Ludacris.
Chad is a Canadian by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He was in a romantic relationship with girlfriend Avril Lavigne. The couple began dating Avril on July 1, 2012. They got engaged in 2014 and married in 2015. On September 2, 2015, she announced his divorced from Lavigne through his official Instagram account. In 2015, Chad suffered a throat infection which later turned out to be a cyst; it was surgically removed.
The popular musician and producer Chad earns a tremendous amount of money from his professional career. He has recorded numerous songs and albums from which he must have collected a decent amount of salary. As of 2018, he has been able to bank $60 million (net worth).