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Fred Durst Net Worth
Fred Durst net worth is estimated to be $20 million as an American actor and musician.
Along with bands like Slipknot and Korn, Limp Bizkit is considered one of the pioneers of the early to mid-1990s Nu-Metal subgenre. In addition, Fred Durst has established himself as a successful director and actor in several motion pictures.
Durst listed his Hollywood Hills property for sale in 2015 with a $1.645 million asking price. The house, which has over 3,000 square feet of living space and a wine cellar, was first built in the 1920s. Just one year earlier, Durst paid $1.5 million for the property.
In the middle of wildfires in 2018, Fred posted on social media that his other home in California had “burned down.” He lost the majority of his belongings, including numerous expensive items of audio recording equipment.
Fred spent $3 million buying a house in West Hollywood, California, in July 2021.
Who is Fred Durst?
On August 20, 1970, William Frederick Durst was born in the United States. He is a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and director. He is the lead singer and lyricist for the nu-metal band Limp Bizkit, which was formed in 1994 and has released seven studio albums.
He makes an unannounced debut as a playable character in the video games Fight Club, WWF Raw, and WWF SmackDown. Just Bring It.
Since 2006, Durst has contributed to several independent films. His first film as a director, The Education of Charlie Banks, was released in 2007. He co-starred in the movie Population 436. His following film, The Longshots, came out in 2008. His most recent film, The Fanatic, was released in 2019.
William Frederick Durst was born in Jacksonville, Florida. Soon after his birth, his family took him first to Cherryville, North Carolina, and subsequently to Orlando. Up to the fifth grade, Fred was raised on a farm. He and his family moved to Gastonia, North Carolina, the following year, where he finished high school. All of Fred Durst’s childhood was spent with him as a Wiccan.
By the time Durst was 12 years old, hip-hop had been his fixation. He developed talents in deejaying, breakdancing, rap, beatboxing, skating, and beatboxing. But he also discovered a love for heavy metal and punk rock. After finishing high school, Fred Durst joined the US Navy but left after only two years.
After moving back in with his father in Jacksonville, Durst started working as a gardener and tattoo artist. Around this time, he started playing with the idea of forming a band that fused rock and hip-hop into a single genre.
In 1994, Fred Durst teamed up with Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland to form Limp Bizkit. They adopted the pseudonym because they intended to actively discourage listeners from doing so. Early hits like “Straight Up” caused the underground movement to go crazy. When Korn played in their city, Durst invited the group to his house and played them some Limp Bizkit demo CDs. This led Limp Bizkit to sign with Korn’s record company.
DJ Lethal joined Limp Bizkit when Wes Borland left. They were given a second record contract, and in 1997 they released their debut album, “Three Dollar Bill, Y’all.” Despite the album’s failure, Durst was appointed Senior Vice President of A&R at Interscope Records.
Durst then started collaborating with other bands, such as Korn and Soulfly. He started directing music videos for Limp Bizkit at this time and started working as a film director as well.
Limp Bizkit saw a considerable increase in popularity following the release of “Significant Other” in 1999. Critics praised the album’s distinct sound, and it reached its highest point on the charts at number one. But their genuine rise to prominence began with the release of “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water” in 2000. “Chocolate Starfish” hit platinum status a week after its debut and eventually went five times platinum. It was without a doubt one of the most significant albums of the late 1990s, despite the conflicting assessments from critics.
After their debut, Limp Bizkit embarked on lengthy tours. There were several instances of violence and sexual assault while Limp Bizkit was on stage, particularly at Woodstock in 1999. One child died from asphyxiation in a mosh pit during an Australian performance in 2001. Napster also paid for one of the band’s tours since Durst was a fervent proponent of file sharing. The group later issued “The Unquestionable Truth,” an unofficial album, along with a best hits CD.
After Limp Bizkit took a sabbatical, Durst focused on developing a career as a filmmaker. He was an actor in “Population 436” before directing “The Education of Charlie Banks.”
His follow-up album, “The Longshots,” was published in 2008. Limp Bizkit went on tour for several years with various bands after their 2009 reunion. In 2018, Durst started directing “The Fanatic,” a John Travolta-starring film.
Over the years, Fred Durst has drawn criticism for a variety of reasons. He started the process of getting a Russian passport in 2015 and began to speak affectionately of Vladimir Putin. Fred Durst was denied entry to Ukraine as a result of his remarks. Later, all Limp Bizkit music and merchandise were prohibited from being sold in Ukraine.
Durst has no problem criticizing other musicians in public. He first made disparaging remarks about other musicians in 1999, when he called Slipknot fans “fat” and “ugly.” Frontman Corey Taylor responded by pointing out that Durst was likely disparaging his followers because the majority of Slipknot fans were also Limp Bizkit fans.
Additionally, Fred started a long-running argument with the band Placebo, and he once urged the audience to chant “Placebo stinks” before they took the stage.
Eminem, a former close friend of Durst, was also criticized by him. After Eminem and Everlast started fighting, Durst intervened and started attacking Eminem. As a result, Eminem issued the “Girls” diss track directed at Fred Durst in 2001.
In 2018, Shaggy 2 Dope, a member of the Insane Clown Posse, tried to dropkick Durst while he was performing. Later, Shaggy insisted that the entire incident was a dare and that he never intended to harm Fred. Durst responded by labeling him a “clout chaser.”
Rachel Tergesen, Fred Durst’s first wife, and welcomed a child in 1990. With his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Thayer, Durst has a second child. His second wife, Esther Nazarov, and he got divorced in 2009 after just three months of marriage. In 2012, Durst wed Kseniya Beryazina. They finally filed for divorce in 2018.