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Justin Steward Furstenfeld was born on 14 December 1975, in Houston, Texas USA, and is an author, record producer, and artist, but best known to be the lead singer of the rock band Blue October, also the band’s lyricist and guitarist. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Justin Furstenfeld? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music and writing – he has written over 500 songs and collaborated with numerous artists. He’s also toured around the country, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Justin Furstenfeld Net Worth $5 million
Justin had a troubled youth and later admitted that he had a past of self-harm and suicidal thoughts. While growing up, he listened to various genres of music including rock, country, and hip-hop, and artists such as Marvin Gaye, Pink Floyd, and The Smiths. He attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) in Houston and would form the band The Last Wish. He performed with them until 1995 when he started Blue October. He has also performed solo and used the identification 5591 – his patient number during his period in a mental institution.
Furstenfeld ventured into songwriting, with some of his influences including Peter Gabriel, The Cure, and George Winston. He regularly tours and makes music with Blue October. The band has released seven studio albums which spawned eight Top 40 singles, all of which helped increase his net worth. Their platinum singles include “Into the Ocean” and “Hate Me” from the 2006 platinum album “Foiled”; all contributed to his net worth.
Justin later collaborated with Canvas on the song “All About You” on which he did guest vocals, part of the album “Four Days Awake”. He also performed the song “Medusa” on the Tarja Turunen album “Colours in the Dark”. In 2008, he toured with “Twilight” series author Stephenie Meyer, which was a collaborative book/concert tour, so his net worth expands from various sources
In 2009, when Blue October was planning the “Pick Up The Phone Tour”, the tour was cancelled due to him getting an extreme anxiety attack. Despite this, the band still played two dates in Austin, Texas.
Aside from music, Justin is also a painter and some of his art has appeared in Blue October albums. His art is also featured in posters and t-shirts for the band. He is also part of the band Harvard of the South. He released a book entitled “Crazy Making – The Words and Lyrics of Justin Furstenfeld” which he goes into detail about the inspiration of every Blue October song.
For his personal life, it is known that Justin married Sarah in 2012; they have a daughter and a son. He resides with his family in San Marcos, Texas when he is not touring. His brother Jeremy Furstenfeld is also part of Blue October. He also has another daughter to which he dedicated much of the album “Any Man in America”.