Tom Morello Net Worth is $30 Million (as of 2020)
It has been reported that Tom Morello net worth is equal to $30 million dollars. This is a huge fortune and Tom, who is not only a professional guitar player and singer, but also a political activist, knows he’s been lucky to have a chance to earn it. As the star has noticed in an interview for The Believer, it was wrong of the record companies to charge people enormous money for CD’s when they actually cost some 30 cents to produce. However, the current situation is not exactly “just” too: in the words of Tom, nowadays music is cheaper than water and hence many musicians who are struggling for a breakthrough just now are unable to pay their Bills. “I feel fortunate to have made records during an era where people actually bought music” – said Morello.
|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Age:||56 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Date of birth:||May 30, 1964|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Musician, Songwriter, Actor, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer|
Although at least to some degree the changes in the technology and consumer habits have affected him too, Tom Morello net worth is growing to this day. This is because he gets a pretty impressive salary for touring with the legendary Bruce Springsteen. Yes, most people may have stopped buying CD’s or singles, but they are still willing to pay huge money to see their beloved singers live. Hence as long as Tom will have offers to tour with musicians like Springsteen, money will not be his problem. But let’s take a closer look at the earlier life of this musician. Then we’ll tell you how Tom, a punk and hip-hop fan started working with folk-rock legend Bruce.
Tom was born in a family of the first Kenyan ambassador to the United States (Ngethe Njoroge, his father) and an American activist Mary Morello, who in 1987 founded the anti-censorship group called Parents for Rock and Rap. The two met back in Kenya, where they attended pro-democracy protest. When the movement towards democratization of the country started, Tom’s paternal great-uncle Jomo Kenyatta was elected the president. This background has strongly affected Tom: he has been politically active since high school. For example, while still a teenager he wrote an article “South Africa: Racist Fascism That We Support”. Even today, when Tom Morello net worth has reached $30 million dollars he is still fighting for the improvement of conditions of working class (we are not sure how sincerely, though). In fact, he is one of the founders of organization titled “Axis of Justice”, which recommends books by Karl Marx, Che Guevara and Noam Chomsky. In fact, the real (or just declared) interest in the well-being of the working class, social and economic justice is what united Morello and Springsteen. In the words of the former, he found a “brother in arms” in Bruce.