Linkin Park hasn’t shown any signs of stopping over the years. Maybe a break here and there but definitely never stopping. We decided to take a look at the lead singer Chester Bennington Net Worth, to see just how lucrative his time with the band has been. Chester Bennington was an American singer and lead vocalist of Linkin Park band.
|Name:||Chester Charles Bennington|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||August 26, 2019|
On 20 March, 1976, Chester Bennington was born to a police detective father and a nurse mother. He was in his father’s custody at the age of 11 when his parents got divorced. He moved to his mother at the age of 17. Before becoming a professional musician, Bennington worked at a fast-food restaurant.
Bennington’s first relationship and marriage were not successful, though he had 2 children from them named Jamie and Draven Sebastian. Later he married in 2006 with Talinda Ann Bentley, and they both had three children.
Chester Bennington had an interest in music from an early age. He turned to this profession in the early 1990s. Bennington formed a new band with Sean Dowdell, Grey Daze, which released three albums. He left this band and was about to sideline his music career, but he got an offer to give the audition to Linkin Park.
Linkin Park quickly became an international hit. They signed with Warner Bros. Records and were quickly topping the charts around the world. After their first album, Hybrid Theory, they released multiple other albums and Bennington along with the band’s vocalist, Mike Shinoda, wrote lyrics of the band’s songs.
Much of Bennington’s earnings came from his royalties as the head of Linkin Park. He also did several international tours.
Bennington had been in a number of bands; however, his most lucrative bands were Linkin Park of course and Dead By Sunrise. His versatile singing talent found him blurring the lines between rock, metal and even a little pop.
Bennington had become one of the most popular voices in a newer age of rock that sprung up in the late 90s/early 2000s. Bennington and his band members didn’t seem to live flashy lifestyles, and they did spend a ton of time on the road.
On 20 July 2017, Chester Bennington’s housekeeper discovered him dead at around 9 AM in his home in California. It was figured out that Bennington’s death cause was suicide by hanging. His death had been linked to his friend, Chris Cornell. Chris Cornell also faced death in the same way as Bennington. The mysterious thing about Bennington’s death date is that it was the birth date of his friend.
There doesn’t seem to be much time to squander Chester Bennington’s earnings, which means that he had to have a pretty hefty net worth generated over the years. The band is also one of the most successful rock acts of the new generation, making it clear that they are here to rule.
After taking a look at his assets and earnings, we estimate that the Chester Bennington net worth was approximately $30 Million at the time of his death.