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Rivers Cuomo was born on 13th June 13 1970, in Manhattan, New York City USA of Italian (mother), German and English (father) descent. He is a musician, whose fame came from being the lead vocalist and guitarist of Weezer, an alternative rock band. The artist is also a songwriter and has a successful solo career.

So just how rich is Rivers Cuomo? Sources estimate that Cuomo’s net worth is $30 million, money having been made mostly in the music industry. He has released several albums with his band and as a solo artist and, besides the albums sales and royalties, he makes money from tours and appearances. He uses a Gibson Jr. when recording in the studio and plays Gibson SG’s during live performances.

Rivers Cuomo Net Worth $30 Million

Rivers Cuomo was raised in an ashram in Connecticut, but he moved to Los Angeles when he was 19. He went to Harvard University, which he attended intermittently between 1995 and 2006, when he obtained his BA degree in English. Besides playing the guitar, the musician can also play the piano, the clarinet and the harmonica. He is also good at playing drums, trumpet and bass guitar.

After performing with several rock bands, Cuomo founded Weezer in 1992. Together with the band, he released ten studio albums, including “Weezer (The Blue Album)” (1994), “Maladroit” (2002), “Make Believe” (2005), and “Hurley” (2010), and “Everything Will Be Alright in the End” (2014). He also performed for six of the band’s EPs and he appeared on a DVD produced by Weezer. The band has released numerous successful hits, including “Perfect Situation”, “Undone – The Sweater Song”, “Buddy Holly”, “Pork and Beans”, and “Island in the Sun”. These have been a significant source of his net worth.

Rivers Cuomo released three albums containing home demos, “Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo”, recorded in 2007, “Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo”, which appeared one year after the first, and “Alone III: The Pinkerton Years”, released in 2011. As a solo artist, he has also had several collaborations with artists like Cold, Crazy Town, and Mark Ronson. He also appeared in Crystal Method’s video for the hit “Murder” and the video for “Cocaine Blues”, by The Warlocks. In 2008, Cuomo started a project on YouTube, called “Let’s Write a Sawng”, in which the artists decided to write music following YouTube users’ suggestions. In 2011, the musician helped the Japanese singer Hitomi to record the independent album “Spirit”. As a fan of soccer, Cuomo played in the “Photograph” video and wrote “My Day Is Coming”, a song dedicated to the US men’s soccer team.

Besides music, Rivers Cuomo also hosts “Nerd Night”, a series of events where the artist presents productions and adaptations of Shakespeare classics. The artist is active in the social media. He has more than one million followers on Twitter, about 30,000 friends on Instagram and over 80,000 fans on Facebook.

Rivers Cuomo married Kyoko Ito in 2006 and they have a daughter, born in 2007. According to the media, Cuomo owns a house in Malibu California, estimated to be valued at $4 million.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 13, 1970
Birth place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.689 m)
Profession:Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Lyricist
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Kyoko Ito (m. 2006)
Music groups:Weezer (Since 1992), Homie
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1(Late 2004) The new Weezer album is finished.
2Weezer is on hiatus this summer as the future of the band is uncertain. [July 2006]
3Currently recording on the fifth Weezer album with producer Rick Rubin. [September 2003]
4Touring with Foo Fighters and attending Vipassna courses.
5Currently finished his band's EP, 'The Lion and the Witch', and is currently working on the band's 5th album. [October 2002]
6Completing his English Major at Harvard University. [March 2006]
7Engaged to marry Kyoko Ito
8Was a metal head as a teenager. When he was in high school, he took a picture of Carlos Cavazo from Quiet Riot to a local salon and told the woman to make him look like that. After an hour, it was done and his mom was so mortified at his appearance that she left the salon and Rivers had to walk three miles back home.
9Weezer was originally signed to record the main song for Shrek 2 (2004) soundtrack.
10Attended E.O. Smith High School in Northeastern Connecticut, hence the "E.O. Smith Records" which can be seen on the back of some of his albums. The school's only other famous alum is Peter Tork of The Monkees.
11Attended Harvard University where he wrote most of the famous "Pinkerton." Just a few months before graduation he dropped out.
12When he was born, his left leg was 44 mm shorter than the other. When he made enough money, he got a leg brace in which he wore for quite some time. Everyday he had to turn it to fix his leg. He also got surgery for it.
13Claims that his mom named him "Rivers" because she gave birth to him near a river but also claims his dad named him that after two famous Italian soccer players, Rivera and Riva, and a Brazillian soccer player, Rivelino.
14Is a vegetarian. He has been voted "sexiest celebrity vegetarian" on Peta.com
15Does not have a middle name because his parents wanted him to chose it, but he never got around to it.
16The name of his 4th album "Maladroit", was inspired by a fans e-mail.
17He grew up with divorced parents and that was his inspiration for the song, "Say it ain't so" on the Weezer album.
18Weezer, the name of his rock band, is actually his childhood nickname.
19Graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English (2006)
20Is the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band Weezer.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Buddy Holly style glasses
2Sticker covered guitar and his unique punk rock style


Quotes

#Quote
1I've sold two million records, I've toured around the world singing in front of thousands of people. And there's a girl sitting across from me in English 101, and I just look up at her every once in a while and put my head back down. I'm still a pathetic fool. No matter how many records I sell, I'm never going to be in Kiss.
2I had rock-star dreams from 8 or 9 almost nonstop. I thought it was going to be like being a God on earth: having as many women as you want whenever you want them, having super powers, being incredibly wealthy, never doing laundry. Instead I found myself in the dead of winter in Boston with a long beard, no friends and a bum leg. It was pretty disillusioning...
3I love getting older, though. I just feel like I have more control over the universe -- or my small corner of it, at least.
4Your brain is always searching for reasons to doubt yourself; I'm pretty experienced with that.


Pictures



Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Office Christmas Party2016writer: "Victorious"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Conan2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
So Wildly2015Short writer: "Undone - The Sweater Song"
Watch Dogs2014Video Game writer: "The Good Life"
Parks and Recreation2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boyhood2014/Iwriter: "Island in the Sun" - uncredited
The Smurfs 22013writer: "Magik 2.0"
Average Consumer2013TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV Series writer - 10 episodes
Pitch Perfect2012writer: "Magic", "Trebles Finals: medley" uncredited
Hand-Drawn: A Perfect Therapy Story2012Short writer: "My Best Friend"
Made in Chelsea2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Prom2011writer: "Can't Keep My Hands Off of You"
Yogi Bear2010writer: "My Best Friend"
Psych2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shaun White Skateboarding2010Video Game writer: "If You're Wondering If I Want You To I Want You To"
Jackass 3D2010Documentary writer: "Memories"
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Hung2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Marmaduke2010writer: "If You're Wondering If I Want You To I Want You To"
Guitar Hero: Van Halen2009Video Game writer: "Dope Nose"
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game writer: "Why Bother?"
The Simpsons2006-2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night III2009Video writer: "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived Variations on a Shaker Hymn"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II2009Video writer: "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived Variations on a Shaker Hymn"
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy2009TV Special documentary writer: "Buddy Holly"
Drillbit Taylor2008writer: "Photograph"
212008writer: "Everybody Get Dangerous"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "My Name Is Jonas"
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: "Say It Ain't So"
Accepted2006writer: "Holiday"
Bring It On: All or Nothing2006Video writer: "Beverly Hills"
Aquamarine2006writer: "Island in the Sun"
One Tree Hill2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Amplitude2003Video Game writer: "Dope Nose"
The Hot Chick2002writer: "Starlight"
The Sopranos2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mr. Deeds2002writer: "Island In The Sun"
Teachers2002TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Out Cold2001writer: "Island In The Sun"
Holiday in the Sun2001Video writer: "Island In The Sun"
Smallville2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Pie 22001writer: "Hash Pipe"
Saturday Night Live2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Undressed1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Meet the Deedles1998performer: "American Girls" / writer: "American Girls"
Mallrats1995writer: "Susanne"
Angus1995writer: "You Gave Your Love To Me Softly"
Beavis and Butt-Head1995TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Weezer Experience2016Short
Adr1ft2016Video GameMeeting Member (voice)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Weezer: Troublemaker2008Video short
Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-20022004Video documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DeTourTV Movie executive producer pre-production
Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story2011Documentary executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! Live from the Red Carpet2017TV SeriesHimself
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Weezer
Larry King Now2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Best Hit USA2013TV SeriesHimself
Sound City2013DocumentaryHimself
Music Time with Jennie P2010TV Series shortHimself
Jackass 3D2010DocumentaryHimself
VEVO Go Shows2010TV SeriesHimself
Kyocera's All Access @ Virgin Mobile Freefest2009Documentary short
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-20022004Video documentaryHimself
The Work of Director Spike Jonze2003Video documentaryHimself (segment "Buddy Holly") (uncredited)
Top of the Pops2001TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2001TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Weezer: Buddy Holly1994Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Accused / Himself - Weezer

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