Win Butler Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Edwin Farnham Butler III, born on 14 April 1980, is an American musician who became well-known as the lead vocalist of the band Arcade Fire.

So how much is Butler’s net worth? As of late 2016, based on authoritative sources, it is reported to be $5 million, acquired from his years in the music industry.

Win Butler Net Worth $5 million

Born in Truckee, California, Butler is the son of Liza Ray, a jazz harp player and singer, and Edwin Farnham Butler II, a geologist. Most of his early years were spent in The Woodlands, Texas, before he was sent to a preparatory school in New Hampshire.

During his time at the Philips Exeter Academy, Butler discovered his love for performing, and participated in various related school activities. Although he was also fond of playing various sports like softball and basketball, he was most invested in participating in student bands. Right after finishing high school, he attended Sarah Lawrence College and took up photography and creative writing. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to finish his degree and left after a year, moving to Canada to continue his studies. This time he pursued religious studies at McGill University, and graduated in 2004. During his time in the university he met Regine Chassagne, who became a member of his band and later on his wife.

Before graduating, Butler together with Chassagne formed the band Arcade Fire in 2001. The two met when Chassagne was performing at an art exhibit, and soon they decided to team up and create music together. After a couple of years, they gathered more members including Jeremy Gara on the drums, Sarah Neufeld – violin, Richard Parry – bass, Tim Kingsbury – guitar, and his brother William Butler on keyboards.

The band formally released their debut album in 2005 entitled “Funeral”; their unique sound immediately captured the attention of many fans, and the album catapulted them to fame. They followed it up with “Neon Bible” in 2007 which became another chart-topper in various countries. The successful sales of their albums helped increase the net worth of Butler.

After three years, Arcade Fire released their third album “The Suburbs” in 2010. Once again, the album topped the charts in various countries, and even received the Album of the Year Awards in the 2011 Grammy’s. Their latest album “Reflektor” was released in 2013 and continued to wow the fans. The continued success of their albums also helped increase their wealth.

Butler never forgot his love for basketball despite succeeding as a musician. He still participates in various charity basketball events like “Rock the Court” in 2011, and most recently in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in 2015. He even took home the Most Valuable Player award of the said event.

In terms of his personal life, Butler has been married to band member Regine Chassagne since 2003, and they have one son whom they welcomed in 2013.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 14, 1980
Birth place: Truckee, California, United States
Height:1.94 m
Profession:Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Education:Phillips Exeter Academy, Sarah Lawrence College, McGill University
Nationality:Canada, American
Spouse:Régine Chassagne
Parents:Liza Butler, Edwin Farnham Butler II
Siblings:William Butler
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Member of band, Arcade Fire.
2Son of Liza Rey Butler.
3Older brother of bandmate Will Butler.
4His first date with wife (and bandmate) Régine Chassagne was to a French-subtitled showing of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).
5Grandson of bandleader and guitarist Alvino Rey and Luise King.


Quotes

#Quote
1A lot of people get really stuck in this idea that everything's been done and there's nowhere left to go. Rock 'n' roll is almost the most conservative form of performance art: you play your guitar, these are the moves, this is what the songs are about, and this is the energy. I always felt like there's so many sounds to make and things to talk about in songs. There's more to life than 'I love you baby, la, la, la'. I approach it more like filmmaking: you would never say every film has been made. You just tell another story.
2[Defining his Arcade Fire philosophy] I was really sick of bands just ignoring the audience as a posture in rock music. And I think we fed off each other in terms of trying to engage the audience, not in a hammy way, but actually trying to be aware of the space that you are playing in and trying to connect in some way through the music.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Visual MediaThe Hunger Games (2012)· T Bone Burnett (songwriter)
· Régine Chassagne (songwriter)
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongThe Hunger Games (2012)· Régine Chassagne (music and lyrics by)
· T Bone Burnett (music and lyrics by)
· Arcade Fire (performed by)
2010Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ScoreThe Box (2009)· Régine Chassagne
· Owen Pallett


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arcade Fire: We Exist2015Video short writer: "We Exist"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boyhood2014/Iwriter: "Suburban War", "Deep Blue"
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty2013writer: "Wake Up"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Some Jerk with a Camera2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Hunger Games2012writer: "Horn of Plenty", "Abraham's Daughter"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arcade Fire: We Exist2015Video short
The Box2009/I

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scenes from the Suburbs2011ShortCrossvine Cop 1, Soldier 2

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scenes from the Suburbs2011Short written by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Reflektor Tapes2015DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2007-2013TV SeriesHimself - Arcade Fire / Himself - Musical Guest / Win - Board Room Meeting Member
Metaphysical Milkshake2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shut Up and Play the Hits2012DocumentaryHimself
Miroir noir2008Video documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2005TV SeriesHimself

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