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William Patrick Corgan Jr. was born on 17 March 1967, in Elk Grove Village, Illinois USA, and is a singer, author, record producer, poet and a composer who is perhaps best known as the driving force behind the band The Smashing Pumpkins, He has been active in the music industry for more than 30 years .
How rich is Billy Corgan? According to authoritative sources, Billy’s net worth is estimated to be over $50 million. An influential figure in the alternative rock scene, Billy Corgan has significantly contributed to his net worth through his involvement in the music industry since the late 1980s.
Billy Corgan Net Worth $50 Million
Billy Corgan has always been fascinated with music, and his music taste was heavily influenced by such bands as Black Sabbath, Queen, Rush, and Cheap Trick. Billy is a self-taught guitar player, and also plays keyboards, harmonica, ukulele and bass. He has been part of a variety of bands, beginning in his high school years, and after graduating decided to follow the same path. Corgan’s passion for music resulted in the creation of what would soon become a major commercial success called “The Smashing Pumpkins”. The band which plays levels of goth rock, psychedelic rock and heavy metal was formed in 1988 when Corgan met James Iha and D’artzy Wretzky, who then recorded their first demo songs together. Under Corgan’s strict guidance, the band released its first album entitled “Gish” in 1991 and several years later produced “Siamese Dream” that was released through Virgin Records. Soon the album became a multi-platinum success, and songs “Disarm” and “Today” proved to be hit singles. Around the time of the release of the second album, the band underwent a lot of internal drama and disagreements, since some of the members were displeased with Corgan’s ways of controlling the band. Nevertheless, the album was critically appraised and Corgan with “The Smashing Pumpkins” went on to work on their next project. Regardless, Billy’s net worth was growing steadily.
In 1995, the band released a double album called “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness”, the success of which is proven by seven Grammy Awards nominations and a ten times platinum certificate in the United States. Later certified diamond by the RIAA, the album produced several Top 40 hits that were played on radio stations: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”, “1979”, “Tonight Tonight” and “Thirty-Three”. With the success of the “Mellon Collie” album came a significant increase in Billy Corgan’s net worth.
Despite the constantly changing band members, “The Smashing Pumpkins” managed to record nine albums and have even announced the release of two upcoming albums “Day for Night” and “Monuments to an Elegy” on which Tommy Lee is announced to be playing drums on all of the tracks of the album. Largely due to his contributions to “The Smashing Pumpkins”, Billy Corgan managed to create a worldwide known name for himself and secure a profitable future.
In addition to his involvement with the band, Billy Corgan has collaborated with Breaking Benjamin, Sky Saxon, Courtney Love and Scorpions. A multi-talented singer, songwriter and a musician, Bill Corgan has been nominated for and won such awards as American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards.
In his personal life, Billy’s relationships have been effected by his long battle with depression, however, he was married to Chris Fabian(1993-96), and has subsequently had several relationships, including living with Courtney Love for a number of years, and Jessica Simpson. As of 2015. Billy is described as ‘unattached’.