Alice Cooper is a well-known American singer who has an estimated net worth of over $40 million. He is also an actor and songwriter, who has been active in his career for over five decades.
He has been referred as the “beloved heavy metal entertainer” in the world by The Rolling Stone Album Guide. The original Alice Cooper Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.
Biography & Wiki
Alice Cooper was born as Vincent Damon Furnier in Detroit, Michigan on February 14, 1948, to his parents Ether Moroni Furnier and Ella Mae Cooper.
He attended many schools during his childhood including Nankin Mills Jr. High and Cortez High School. He has earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Glendale Community College. He started singing in churches when he was 11 years old.
Alice Cooper had a girlfriend named Christine Frka (aka Miss Christine). He was living with his girlfriend Cindy Lang in the early 1970s. The couple separated in 1975. He was also briefly linked with Raquel Welch. In 1976, he got married to Sheryl Goddard. In 1984, Goddard filed for divorce, but they later reconciled and have been with each other since then.
Cooper has three children with Goddard, Calico Cooper, Dash Cooper, and Sonora Rose Cooper.
At the age of 16 years, Alice Cooper became a member of the rock band ‘The Spiders’. The band was active till 1968. During that time, the band released a few singles. It later changed its name to Alice Cooper Band.
With the Alice Cooper Band, he released the album ‘Pretties for You’ in 1969. This was followed by ‘Easy Action’ in 1970. Their first platinum certified album ‘Love It to Death’ was released in 1971. They have then released the albums ‘Killer’, ‘School’s Out’, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’, and ‘Muscle on Love’.
As a solo artist, Alice Cooper released his debut studio album entitled ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ in 1975. During the 1970s and 1980s, he released the albums ‘Alice Cooper Goes to Hell’, ‘From the Inside’, ‘Flush the Fashion’, ‘Constrictor’, and ‘Trash’. He has also released the albums ‘Dragontown’, ‘Brutal Planet’, ‘The Last Spider’, and ‘Along Came a Spider’.
His last studio album ‘Paranormal’ was released in July 2017. He has also released 21 compilation albums, 11 live albums, 12 video albums, and 48 singles.
Awards & Achievements
In 2003, Alice Cooper received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been nominated twice for the Grammy Awards, once in 1984 and once in 1997. He is the winner of 1997 Eyegore Award and has received the same award in 2011. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his band.
Net Worth of Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper has an estimated net worth of more than $40 million as of 2017-2018. He made this fortune from the sale of his albums. Part of his wealth also comes from his acting career. He has appeared in several films including ‘Dark Shadows’, ‘Horrorween’, and ‘Wayne’s World’.
Alice Cooper is considered one of the most popular singers in the world. He has released many albums and singles in his career. He is extremely non-political and is a fan of the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL. He has fans across the world and he also hosts the annual golf competition called ‘Alice Cooper Celebrity AM Golf Tournament’ since 1997. The proceeds from the tournament go to his own charity called ‘Solid Rock Foundation’. His popularity has made him feature in the comic book Marvel in 1979. Alice Cooper has also appeared in many TV specials.