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Rob Zombie is one of the few people who managed to turn their hobbies to means of livelihood. He is a very versatile individual who has dived into several things and excelled at them. He is a musician, singer-songwriter, writer and screenwriter, movie producer and director, record producer, programmer, actor, and voice actor, as well as a composer. With the plethora of things that he does, he has been able to amass a substantial amount of money, thus, Rob Zombie’s net worth is a figure worth his while.
Rob Zombie’s Career Achievements
Rob’s career started in the music industry. He founded the band – White Zombie with his then-girlfriend – Sean Yseult in 1985. Although they broke up in (1991) about 7 years later, they continued to sing together before they officially disbanded in 1998.
Their first and second albums weren’t much of a success until they signed with Geffen Records who released their third album in 1992 and it became their breakout album as it sold over 2 million copies in the United States alone. Their fourth studio album which was released in 1995 made it to the top ten on the Billboard 200 and also sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S.
In 1995, Rob directed the video for their single title “More Human than Human” and went ahead to direct all their band’s subsequent music videos. The next year, he collaborated with Alice Cooper for Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by the X-Files on the song titled “Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)”. The song got nominated for Best Metal Performance in the 39th Annual Grammy Awards.
Rob began his career as a solo artist with his first album in 1998. He collaborated with several artists and the album was a commercial success as it went ahead to sell over 3 million copies in the United States and remains his highest-selling album till date. With a heavy classic horror influence and quotes from Rob’s favorite horror films, most of the songs were later used in horror films and video games. It debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200.
In 1998, Rob began his record label named Zombie-A-Go-Go Records under which he released several successful albums for himself and various artists like ‘The Bomboras’, ‘Ghastly Ones’. He composed an original score for a video game – Twisted Metal III. He contributed the song “Scum of the Earth” to Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack and got a Grammy nomination for his song “Superbeast” in 2000.
Rob Zombie was a guest actor in a voice role for Justice League Unlimited and Spider-Man: The New Animated Series.
As a writer, he began his Spookshow International comic book series in 2003. His second series titled The Nail was released in 2004 and had four issues. His third series – Bigfoot series was released in 2005 with four issues.
How Much Does Rob Zombie Make From Horror Movies?
Rob has also achieved success as a director. He seems to have a liking for everything gore and horror and has gone ahead to create a niche for himself in the horror film industry. Although the actual amount he makes from these movies is uncertain, he has made some very successful box office horror films.
His debut film was with House of 1000 Corpses (2003) which grossed $16.8 million against a budget of $7 million. His second movie – The Devil’s Reject was released in 2005 and was more successful than its predecessor. The film made $19.4 million from a budget of $7 million. He did a remake of the classic horror film – Halloween in 2007 which remains his highest grossing film till date as it made $80.3 million against a budget of $15 million. Halloween II which was released in 2009 wasn’t as successful as its predecessor. It grossed $39.4 million against a budget of $15 million.
While Rob has made and directed some successful horror films, he has also had some movies that has been unsuccessful, even at the box office like The Lords of Salem (2012), 31 (2016) and the 3 From Hell (2019).
What is Rob Zombie’s Net Worth?
With his plethora of talents and successes, Rob Zombie’s net worth has been estimated at $50 million. He has been able to amass this amount from the sales of over 15 million albums since he started his solo career, over $150 million gross from his movies and from other endeavors.