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Full NameChester Charles Bennington
ProfessionSinger
NationalityAmerican
Birth CityPhoenix, Arizona
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NameLee Russell Bennington
Father ProfessionPolice
Mother NameSusan Elaine Johnson
Mother ProfessionNurse
Gender IdentityMale
HoroscopePisces
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseTalinda Ann Bentley
Relation WithSamantha Bennington (1996-2005)
No Of Children6
Networth30000000
Height177.8 cm
Networth$30 M
Date of BirthMarch 20,1976
Age43 years
Married DateDecember 31,2005

How Much Was Chester Bennington’s Net Worth?

The whole world was left in tears after the Linkin Park lead vocalist Chester Bennington committed suicide in 2017. Bennington was one of the most influencing American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor who actively engaged in the musical career for 25 years before his death.

With the Linkin Park, he released 7 studio albums, all of them being a hit after another. The band’s success not only earned him fame but also, made Chester Bennington a millionaire. At the time of death, his net worth was estimated to be $30 million.

 Scroll down for details on Chester’s earnings, salary, expenses, asset, and personal life.

Chester Bennington’s Net Worth: Income Source & Career Earnings

Beginning his professional career in 1992, the late American singer Bennington earned trademark as the lead vocalist of Linkin Park. Besides, this Chester was also a vocal front man for other bands like Dead by Sunrise, Grey Daze, and Stone Temple Pilots

Bennington placed #46 on the list of the 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time by Hit Parader, who accumulated a massive fortune from his musical career.

At the time of death, in 2017, Chester Bennington’s net worth was estimated to be $30 million, which is now inherited by his widow, Talinda Bennington, his second wife.

Chester Bennington, the late American singer was vocalist of Linkin Park
Chester Bennington, the late American singer was vocalist of Linkin Park

The main source of Chester Bennington’s income was his musical career, though his cameo acting roles in films like Crank, Crank: High Voltage and Saw 3D also aided his earnings.

Sources report that Linkin Park has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is regarded as one of the best-selling artists of all time and the best-selling band of the 21st century.

Moreover, as reported, Bennington’s total album sales have reached over $70 million already, exclusive of his concerts and tours earnings.

Among fans he is as legendary as other celebrities like Freddie Mercury, Stephen Hawking, Burt Reynolds, and Stan Lee

Albums Sales & Concerts

After Chester Bennington released the debut album Hybrid Theory, in 2000, with his band Linkin Park, his career fostered that showered him hefty sum. The debut album was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2005.

Well, ever since then, the band’s album from Meteora (2003) to One More Light (2017), granted them great success and earnings. Some of the fan’s favorite songs are Numb, Crawling, In the End, and Faint.

Here is the list of Bennington’s studio album sales:

AlbumCertificationEarnings
Hybrid Theory (2000)Certified diamond by RIAA, 5 times platinum$27 million
Meteora (2003)Certified 4 times platinum by RIAA$9.17 million
Minutes to Midnight (2007)3 times platinum by ARIA, BVMI, 2 times platinum by RIAA$8 million
A Thousand Suns (2010)Certified platinum by ARIA$2 million
Living Things (2012)Certified platinum by IFPI-SWI and SNEP$1.8 million
The Hunting Party (2014)Platinum certification by BVMI, gold by Music Canada$800,000
One More Light (2017)Certified gold by BVMI and MAHASZ$200,000

Moreover, Bennington’s band Linkin Park aided earnings from live albums and remixes too.

  1. Remix album Reanimation (2002)- $2.345 million
  2. Live album Live in Texas (2003)- $1.875 million
  3. Live album Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes(2008)- $510,000
  4. Live album A Thousand Suns (2011)- $10,000
  5. Remix album Recharged (2013)- $100,000
  6. Live album Living Things (2013)- $30,000
  7. Live album The Hunting Party: Live from Mexico (2014)- $170,000

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Did Chester had signed any Endorsement Deals?

Well, the information on Chester Bennington’s endorsement, while he was alive, is not out. Though, his band Linkin Park had inked deals to endorse Honda Civic and Madeworn.

Asset, Lifestyle & Expenses

The late American singer lived a luxurious lifestyle making expenses on costly attires and property empire. Even after his death, Bennington left $30 million fortune to his widow Talinda to raise his kids.

Fond of tattoos, Chester Bennington had tattoos inked on his arms and frontal torso.

Meanwhile, his widow seems to be living a quality life with children, from the massive sum inherited from Chester.

Houses & Cars

Chester Bennington committed suicide in one of the rooms in his Palos Verdes, California house. The late Linkin Park vocalist bought the 3,956 sq. ft property in May 2017 for $2.4 million.

After his death, the house featuring 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms was put on for rent in January 2018 for $8,800 per month. Then in March 2018, it was listed for sale on an asking price of $2.48 million later reducing it for $2.399 million.

A few months later in June 2018, Talinda Bennington, Chester’s widow, made an offer of $2.385 million for sale, however, was sold in August 2018 for $2.165 million. For a  fact, the median home value in Palos is $2.3 million.

Chester Bennington's house in Palos Verdes, California
Chester Bennington's house in Palos Verdes, California sold for $2.165 million

Besides this, Chester Bennington once owned a house in Rolling Hills Estates, California. The property spread on 5,286 sq. feet was bought in November 2002 for $1.75 million and snapped it off for $2.8 million in 2017.

Also, Chester’s asset collection included a fabulous collection of luxury cars, here are some:

  1. Mercedes AMG GT- $165,000
  2. Chrysler 300C- $35,000
  3. Honda Civic Custom- $25,000
  4. Mercedes AMG G-Class- $145,000
  5. Chrysler Pt Cruiser- $18,000

Tax Expenses

Certainly, as a noble US citizen, Chester Bennington did pay for taxes and insurances as well. Well, while he was alive and lived in Palos Verdes, he allegedly would pay 0.793% of his asset’s assessed value.

In addition to that, he surely billed for the house insurance cost which costs around $1,000 in average.

Moreover, Bennington was liable to pay $938,000 as income tax, upon his annual earnings of $2 million, including 33.52% Federal tax, 2.64% FICA and 10.77% state tax.

Charity Works & Donation

Alongside his band Linkin Park, Chester Bennington was involved in various charitable works and donations. Their most notable social works includes fund raising for the victims of Hurricane Charley in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Moreover, Linkin Park donated $75,000 to Special Operations Warrior Foundation in March 2004.

Well, Bennington and Linkin Park also supported ACT Today!, Aid Still Required, American Forests City of Hope, Friends and Helpers Foundation.

After Chester’s death, in his memory, One More Light Fund was established in order to aid in relief programs.

Chester Bennington’s Personal Life:  Age, Family, Wife, Children & Death

Born on March 20, 1976, Chester Charles Bennington was an American by nationality and was of white ethnicity. Raised in his hometown Phoenix, Arizona. Bennington's father Lee Russell Bennington was a police and mother Susan Elaine Johnson was a nurse, who divorced, when he was 11.

At first, Bennington lived with his father but later moved in to live with his mother. However, after discovering his drug addiction, he was banned from leaving the house. Later, Chester Bennington started to work at a Burger King before landing in the musical career.

Chester was married twice in his life and lived with his second wife Talinda Ann Bentley until he died.

He married his first wife Samantha Bennington on October 31, 1996, and divorced on May 2, 2005. The former couple shared a son Draven Sebastian on April 19, 2002.

Thereafter, Bennington married his second wife Talinda Ann Bentley, a former Playboy model on December 31, 2005, at Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica, California.

Chester Bennington and his second wife Talinda Bennington
Chester Bennington and his second wife Talinda Bennington

They welcomed 3 children: Tyler Lee Bennington (born on March 16, 2006) and twins Lilly and Lila (born on November 6, 2011).

Besides this, Chester also had a child, Jaime on May 12, 1996, with then-girlfriend Elka Brand. Moreover, he also adopted Brand's other son, Isaiah.

Cause of Death

Chester Bennington died at the age of 41 in his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. Well, his housekeeper discovered his body on July 20, 2017, at 9 am. The later investigation stated that the casue of Bennington's death was suicide by hanging.

Updated On Wed Aug 14 2019 Published On Thu Apr 11 2019 By Chandra Rana Magar

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