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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.