Billy Corgan Net Worth 2020, Bio, Height, Age, Career, and Relationship.
Billy Corgan Net Worth– Billy Corgan is an American musician who is best known for being the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the band ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’.
Corgan was born as William Patrick Corgan, Jr. in Elk Grove Village, Illinois on March 17, 1967, to parents William Corgan Sr. and Martha Louise Maes Corgan Lutz. His father was a blues/rock guitarist. Additionally, he has two brothers, Jesse Anderson and Ricky Corgan.
He has revealed that he was subject to physical and emotional abuse by his stepmother. In addition, he became interested in the world of music since his childhood years.
He is of American nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to a mixed ethnic background of Irish, Scottish, English, Belgian-Flemish, and Italian/Sicilian. Corgan attended Marquardt Middle School and Glenbard North High School.
Billy Corgan was born on 17 March 1967 (Age: 53 years), Corgan has a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.9 m). Additionally, he weighs around 90 kg.
Bill Corgan eventually met guitarist James Iha and bassist D’arcy Wretzky, and they began playing at local clubs. They later recruited a drummer named Jimmy Chamberlin and formed the band ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’.
The band soon signed a recording contract and eventually in 1991, they released their debut album ‘Gish’. It peaked at the 195th position on the US Billboard 200 and the 125th position on the Canadian albums chart. It was met with positive reviews.
Their next album ‘Siamese Dreams’ (1993) was a huge success commercially and critically. It debuted at the 10th position on the US Billboard 200 and was met positively by critics.
It became known as one of the best albums of the 1990s. Rolling Stone magazine mentioned it in their list of ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’.
The band’s popularity reached new heights after the release of their third album ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ in 1995.
It earned critical acclaim and reached the 1st position on the US Billboard 200. It earned seven nominations for the Grammy Awards including a nomination for ‘Album of the Year’.
Their fourth album ‘Adore’ was also a success, critically and commercially, and reached the second position on the US Billboard 200.
The band released two albums in 2000, named ‘Machina/ The Machines of God’ and ‘Machina II/ The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music’. The group was forced to break up the same year, due to the heroin addiction of one of the members.
It reached the 2nd position on the US Billboard 200, though it was met with mixed reviews. It also reached the top ten in charts of various other countries. Their next albums were ‘Oceania’ and ‘Monuments to an Elegy’, released in 2012 and 2014 respectively.
The former reached the fourth position on the Billboard 200, while the latter reached the 33rd position.
Billy Corgan has also developed the soundtracks for various movies and TV series such as ‘Any Given Sunday’, ‘When a Man Falls in the Forest’ and ‘The Chicago Code’. He released another solo album named ‘Ogilala’ in 2017.
Billy Corgan was initially in a relationship with Fiona Horne and Jennifer Finch. Later, he was married to Chris Fabian from June 1993 to 1997.
Additionally, he also dated American Musician Courtney Love from 1989 to 2008. Furthermore, Corgan has also dated Ukrainian Photographer Yelena Yemchuk, American Singer Emilie Autumn, and American Singer Sierra Swan.
Billy Corgan was in a relationship with Tila Tequila from 2009 to 2010. Next, he dated American TV Personality Jackie Johnson in 2009. In the same year, he was also in a relationship with another American Singer Jessica Simpson.
From April 2010 to June 2012, he also dated Australian Singer Jessica Origliasso. During 2017, he had a fling with American Singer Lisa Marie Presley.
At present, Corgan is in a relationship with Chloe Mendel. The pair has a son from this relationship, Augustus Juppiter.
As of 2020, Billy Corgan has an estimated net worth of around $50 million at present. Billy Corgan later formed the band ‘Zwan’ with Chamberlin and Corgan’s old friend Matt Sweeney. They released an album ‘Mary Star of the Sea’ in 2003 which reached the third position on the US Billboard 200. Despite being a success, it would be the group’s only studio album.
The band soon disbanded due to growing internal conflicts. In 2005, Corgan released his first solo album, ‘TheFutureEmbrace’.
It was an average success. In 2006, ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’ reunited and released their next album ‘Zeitgeist’ the following year.