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Ian Robert Astbury was born on the 14th May 1962, in Heswall, Cheshire, England, and is a singer, musician and actor. He is recognized for being the leader of the noted group The Cult, and also for being the singer of the band of blues rock The Doors of the 21st Century, formed in 2002 by former members of The Doors. Astbury has been active in the entertainment industry since 1981.
How much is the net worth of Ian Astbury? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is equal to $15 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Music is the major source of Astbury’s fortune.
Ian Astbury Net Worth $15 Million
To begin with, Astbury was named after his father Robert Astbury, who was a merchant, who kept the family moving from one place to another while Ian was young; the boy grew up mainly on Merseyside, then Glasgow (Scotland), before the family emigrated to Canada in 1973, when he was eleven years old. However, he moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1979, afterwards to Brixton, London, and eventually ended up in Bradford, England in the autumn of 1981. His mother died of cancer on his 17th birthday and his father also died of cancer, when Ian was 29 years old.
Concerning the professional career, Ian started singing while living in Liverpool, at that time active in the punk scene. In 1981 Astbury joined a local band as lead vocalist and renamed the band Southern Death Cult, in honour of an American tribe of Delta Mississippi, but the band dissolved in 1983. Alongside the guitarist Billy Duffy, the bassist Jamie Stewart and the drummer Raymond Taylor Smith (Ray Mondo), Astbury formed a new band, called Death Cult, then shortened the name to The Cult. With this band he eventually released a total of 23 studio albums. After the first separation of the band, Astbury as a soloist released two recordings: “Spirit \ Light \ Speed” (2000) and “BXI” (2010). In 1996, he formed Holy Barbarians and released the album entitled “Cream”. In the year 2002, he was asked to be the replacement voice of the late Jim Morrison from the famous rock band The Doors, alongside three original members Ray Manzarek (keyboards), Robby Krieger (guitar) and John Densmore (drums) – later the band was renamed The Doors of the 21st Century. In 2003, Astbury also performed with the surviving members of MC5 in a concert at the 100 Club in London, before they finally return to their former group, The Cult with Billy Duffy. Overall, all the aforementioned engagements have added sums to the total size of Ian Astbury net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of Ian Astbury, he married The Black Ryder vocalist / guitarist Aimee Nash in Las Vegas, in 2012. Previously, he was married to Heatherlyn Campbell (1991–1997).