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Kim Althea Gordon was born on the 28th April 1953, in Rochester, New York State USA and is a songwriter, musician and visual artist, widely known as a key member of the influential New York City-based alternative rock group and experimental band – Sonic Youth. She is also famous for her Free Kitten project, a music supergroup consisting of herself and Julie Cafritz, an ex-member of Pussy Galore.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this “Godmother of Grunge” has accumulated so far? How rich Kim Gordon is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Kim Gordon’s net worth, as of late 2016, is over $5 million, acquired through her music career which has been active since 1981

Kim Gordon Net Worth $5 million

Kim was born to a “homemaker with creative tendencies” and a university professor. The majority of her childhood she spent in Los Angeles, California where she completed UCLA’s progressive elementary school, and later attended University High School. Kim continued her education and graduated from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California. For a short period of time, she also attended York University in Toronto, Canada. Some of her first engagements included a part time job for Larry Gagosian, the art dealer and the owner of the art gallery chain Gagosian Gallery, as well as several Soho art galleries.

Upon graduation, Kim relocated to New York City, where she worked as a visual artist, but soon joined CKM band. Although short-lived, this venture helped Kim to establish some important connections within the world of music; through her friendship with CKM’s Stanton Miranda, Kim met her future husband and mates Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, and the trio formed the alternative rock band – Sonic Youth in 1981. The band’s debut studio album was released under the Neutral record label in 1983, named “Confusion Is Sex”. Two years later Homestead Record released the band’s second studio album “Bad Moon Rising”. With its popularity on the rise and under the leadership of Kim Gordon, who served as band’s guitarist, bassist and vocalist, they released another three albums, “EVOL” (1986), “Sister” (1987) and “Daydream Nation” (1988), however, their real commercial success came in 1990 with “Goo”. The Sonic Youth’s 1991 tour with Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Gumball, Babes in Toyland and Mudhoney was released as the documentary “1991: The Year Punk Broke”. Prior to their official disbandment in 2011, Kim Gordon and Sonic Youth released nine more studio albums, 15 in total including the last one named “The Eternal” released in 2009 which peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 chart. It is certain that all these ventures provided the basis for Kim Gordon’s, now rather respectable, overall net worth.

Parallel to Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon worked on several other music projects. In 1989, Kim formed the no wave hardcore punk supergroup – Harry Crews; they released their only studio album “Naked in Garden Hills”. In the early 1990s, Kim Gordon teamed up with Julie Cafritz and formed Free Kitten, and the supergroup released their debut album “Unboxed” in 1994. Up to the present day, Kim and Free Kitten have released four studio albums, three EPs and eight singles. It is doubtless that all these accomplishments have helped Kim Gordon to dramatically increase her overall wealth by a large margin.

Apart from music, Kim Gordon has also been an acclaimed visual artist with several art exhibitions in her portfolio. In 2015, her memoirs “Girl in a Band” were published; these achievements have helped Kim Gordon to further expand the size of her net worth in total for sure.

When it comes to her personal life, Kim Gordon was married to her colleague and Sonic Youth band mate, Thurston Moore with whom she has one child, a daughter. The marriage which began in 1984, ended with a divorce in 2013 after they separated in 2011.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Der Nachtmahr2015completedLehrerin
Portlandia2014TV Series
Girls2014TV SeriesMindy
Une Danse Des Bouffons2013ShortMaria Martins
The Fragile White Blossoms Emit a Hypnotic Cascade of Tropical Perfume Whose Sweet Heady Odor Leaves Its Victim Intoxicated2009Short
White Light2009ShortDoctor
Hypnotic Cascade 52009Short
I'm Not There.2007Carla Hendricks
Boarding Gate2007Kay
Gilmore Girls2006TV SeriesCool Mom Troubadour
Last Days2005Record Executive
Corporate Ghost2004Video
Weatherman '691989Bernadine Dohrn
Death Valley 691986Short uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blind2014/IIwriter: "Kool Thing"
The Punk Singer2013Documentary writer: "Bull in the Heather"
The Perks of Being a Wallflower2012writer: "Teen Age Riot"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Kool Thing"
[email protected]2007Documentary writer: "Schizophrenia"
Gilmore Girls2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sorry, Haters2005writer: "Bull In The Heather"
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things2004writer: "Karen Koltrane", "Beautiful Plateau"
Things Behind the Sun2001writer: "Theme from Things Behind the Sun", "Magic Air", "Stranger"
Grind Session2000Video Game writer: "In the Mind of The Bourgeois Reader"
Condo Painting2000Documentary writer: "Radio Amatoroj"
Late August, Early September1998writer: "Contre le sexisme" - as K. Gordon
Free Tibet1998Documentary writer: "Bull in the Heather" - as K. Gordon
SubUrbia1996writer: "Bee-Bee's Song", "Sunday"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perfect Partner2005
The Work of Director Spike Jonze2003Video documentary segment "Cannonball", uncredited
Pavement: Slow Century2002Video documentary video "Perfume-V"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things2004as Sonic Youth
Money Love1990Short as Sonic Youth

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perfect Partner2005

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Liberation Is My Lover2016Documentary pre-productionHerself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2013TV SeriesHerself
The Punk Singer2013DocumentaryHerself
I'm Now: The Story of Mudhoney2012DocumentaryHerself
Gossip Girl2009TV SeriesHerself
Dinosaur Jr.: Live in the Middle East2007VideoHerself
Soft Focus2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rockfeedback TV2006TV SeriesHerself
Noise2006/IIDocumentaryHerself (as Mirror/Dash)
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHerself (segment "Little Trouble Girl") (as Sonic Youth)
All We Are Saying2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
(This Is Known as) The Blues Scale2004Documentary shortHerself
Rage2004TV SeriesHerself
Sonic Youth Video Dose2004TV Movie documentary
Soundstage2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Kiss My Grits: The Herstory of Women in Punk and Hard Rock2001DocumentaryHerself
Free Tibet1998DocumentaryHerself (Sonic Youth)
Synesthesia1997TV Series documentaryHerself
The Simpsons1996TV SeriesHerself
The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special1995TV MovieHerself (as Sonic Youth)
Screaming Fields of Sonic Love1995VideoHerself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHerself
Hi Octane1994TV SeriesHerself
No Alternative Girls1994Video shortHerself
1991: The Year Punk Broke1992DocumentaryHerself - Sonic Youth
Hangin' w/MTV1992TV SeriesHerself
Goo1991VideoHerself
Put More Blood Into the Music1987Documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kurt Cobain: The Last 48 Hours of2007TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHerself - Sonic Youth
Cut Shorts2006Video

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#Fact
1[2005] Lives in North Hampton, Massachusetts, with husband and daughter.
2Also a painter.
3Grew up in LA.
4Ranked #91 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
5Daughter with Thurston Moore, Coco Gordon-Moore (Coco Hayley Gordon Moore), born in 1994.
6Had a song "Kim Gordon's Panties" written about her by alt-rock legend Steve Albini (producer for Nirvana and many other bands).
7Has modeled for Calvin Klein.
8Produced an album for Courtney Love's band Hole.
9Guitarist, bassist and singer in Sonic Youth. Owns and designed her own fashion range, X-girl fashion.

#Quote
1I think for women, in a way, there are fewer rules about what you can and can't do, because there's less history.
2I was really into Warhol and pop art, and I thought the next step was to actually be working within popular culture.
3We've been waiting, you know, for them to get rid of us. But nobody wants to be the one to get rid of Sonic Youth.
4I consider myself to be a sloppy feminist.
5All women are natural anarchists


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