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Chester Bennington Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much was Chester Bennington worth? $30 million

How did Chester Bennington earn his money and wealth?

Chester Bennington, real name Chester Charles Bennington, was born on March 20, 1976, in Arizona, US. Chester’s father worked as a police detective while his mother was a nurse. His parents separated when Chester was 11. He attended Ironwood High School from where he learned basic education. Since his early days, he started taking drugs and began abusing alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, opium, LSD, and methamphetamine. When Chester was 17, he began living with his mom. Around this time he started working at a Burger King Restaurant part-time. Unfortunately, in July 2017, Chester’s body was found dead at his California home, with the reason behind his death cited to be suicide.

Chester Bennington was not only an American singer but was also a songwriter, musician as well as an actor. In the year 1993, he joined the grunge rock band ‘Sean Dowdell and His Friends?’ and came out with 3 track cassette. The same year, he went on and joined the band ‘Grey Daze’ and recorded the songs ‘Wake Me’, ‘Demo in’ as well as ‘No Sun Today.’ However, as he did not receive enough credit for his work, he left the band later in the year 1998.

Chester later became a member of ‘Linkin Park’ and in the year 2000, the band went on and released their debut album titled ‘Hybrid Theory,’ in which he gave vocals. The album was an instant hit and achieved a lot of success. It peaked at number 16 position in the US Billboard charts.

In the year 2003, Chester gave vocals for another ‘Linkin Park’ album titled, ‘Meteora,’ which was released under the record label Warner Bros. Records. The album’s hit single ‘Numb’ was a rage among the youngsters. The album peaked at number 1 position in the US as well as UK music chart and at number 2 in Australia. In the year 2005, Chester formed his own band ‘Dead By Sunrise.’ In the year 2006, he earned the role in the American action movie ‘Crank.’ Later, he released his third album with ‘Linkin Park’ titled ‘Minutes to Midnight’ in the year 2007 which earned the top position in the Billboard music charts. In October 2009, Chester released ‘Dead by Sunrise’ band’s debut album titled ‘Out of Ashes.’

Chester gave vocals in the fourth album of ‘Linkin Park’ titled ‘A Thousand Suns’ which earned a lot of positive reviews. In October 2010, Chester starred in a minor role in the 3D horror movie ‘Saw 3D’ which was a success at the box office. In the year 2012, he featured as the lead singer for the ‘Linkin Park’ album titled ‘Living Things’ which is one of the bestselling albums of the band.

What are the highest grossing albums of Chester Bennington?

  1. Minutes to Midnight with Linkin Park (2007): $8,000,000
  2. A Thousand Suns with Linkin Park (2010): $2,000,000
  3. Living Things with Linkin Park (2012): $1,800,000
  4.  The Hunting Party with Linkin Park (2014): $800,000
  5. One More Light with Linkin Park (2017): $200,000

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