What is Steven Tyler's net worth? Aerosmith frontman's fortunes stem from string of rocking hits and anthems
Who hasn’t heard or heard of Aerosmith? While it’s difficult to verify ages, one can still find numerous “I was born in the wrong age” comments from supposed teenagers on YouTube videos of the band’s songs. From ‘Dream On’ to 'What It Takes' to 'Mama Kin', the band has given us rock anthems that will live on long after all founding members of the band embrace mortality. But even though Aerosmith is much larger than the sum of its parts, there is no denying that Steven Tyler has had a big role to play in the band’s global success.
The 72-year-old singer-songwriter is one of the most enduring rock icons and has pride of place in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith. He is arguably one of the most recognizable faces and voices of rock.
Aside from an impressive musical career, Tyler has made several films and television appearances - ‘Wayne's World 2’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, and ‘Two and a Half Men’ being just a few of them. Tyler, along with Mark Dirico, also launched Dirico Motorcycles in 2007. He was a judge on ‘American Idol’ for two seasons. He has also published a memoir, ‘Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?’.
So, what is Tyler’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tyler has a net worth of $150 million. Although other websites estimate his worth closer to $130 million. A majority of this wealth reportedly comes from hіѕ muѕіс саrееr - hе аlѕо mаdе mіllіоnѕ wіth hіѕ tоurіng еndеаvоrѕ as well as from record sales.
As per a report, top-grossing Aerosmith albums include 1975’s ‘Toys in the Attic’ that made $8,000,000; 1989’s ‘Pump’ that made $7,000,000; 1993’s ‘Get a Grip’ that made $7,000,000; 1987’s ‘Permanent Vacation’ that made $5,000,000; and 1976’s ‘Rocks’ that made $4,000,000.
According to a report on Vox, while Aerosmith has sold over 150 million albums and each member has an estimated fortune of well over $100 million, as of 2008, the majority of their money has come from the video game franchise ‘Guitar Hero’. In 2007, Aerosmith licensed 29 of its songs to Activision. In 2008, ‘Guitar Hero: Aerosmith’ earned over $25 million (almost 600,000 copies) in its first week of launch.
Tyler was born Steven Victor Tallarico on March 26, 1948, at the Stuyvesant Polyclinic in Manhattan, New York, and moved to the Bronx when he was three years old. He attended Roosevelt High School in Yonkers but was expelled over drug use. Later, he graduated from Quintano's School for Young Professionals. In 1969, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with Tyler, Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith.
In 2015, Tyler launched Janie's Fund, as a way to provide support, protection, and counseling for female victims of abuse. He has reportedly raised over $2.4 million for the organization since it was established.