Thom Yorke Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Thom Yorke Net Worth 2020- A versatile English musician, Thom Yorke is a multifaceted artist best known as the vocalist, songwriter, and pianist of the rock band Radiohead.
Apart from playing the piano, he is also an expert at playing the drum and the bass guitar.
Thom Yorke was born on October 7, 1968, in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. He started playing the guitar at the age of seven and formed his first band at the age of ten.
Born with a visual impairment, Yorke had to undergo several surgeries as a youngster and was often made fun of by his classmates, due to his surgical scars.
Currently, he lives in Oxfordshire, near his hometown, with his long-time partner Rachel Owen, whom he met while studying at Exeter University. They have two children, Noah and Agnes.
An ardent environmentalist, he supported the Friends of the Earth’s climate change campaign, “The Big Ask.”
He attended the Abington School for Boys along with fellow guitarist, Ed O’Brien, and bassist, Colin Greenwood. They later formed the band, ‘Friday’.
He was the lead singer and songwriter of the band and they included Phil Selway as the drummer and Jonny as the harmonica player, keyboardist, and guitarist. However, the band temporarily split, till they reunited to record a series of demo tapes.
One of these tapes, ‘Manic Hedgehog’, drew the attention of a recording company, EMI, who signed the group in 1991 for a ‘six-album deal’. The following year, the band was renamed ‘Radiohead.
In 1992, EMI released the debut EP of Radiohead and “Creep”, the album’s single became Radiohead’s first charting hit on the Billboard countdown.
In 1995, their second album, ‘The Bends’, was released and earned them great critical acclaim and success. The album was ranked No.110 on the list of “500 Greatest Albums of All-Time” list.
They released their next album, ‘OK Computer’ in 1997, which catapulted them to international stardom.
The album climbed to the No.1 position on the UK album charts, which put more pressure on the band to come up with a follow-up hit.
Their 2003 album, ‘Hail to the Thief’, reflected the apocalyptic post-9/11 world.
After their contract with EMI expired, the band took a decision that allowed their fans to decide the amount they wanted to pay for the copy of the 2007 album, ‘Rainbows’.
In 2009, he worked on a parallel project with Flea, the bassist of Red Hot Chili Peppers and long-time Radiohead producer, Nigel Godrich.
Thom Yorke has a net worth of $45 million.