|Celebrated Name:||Billy Corgan|
|Real Name/Full Name:||William Patrick Corgan, Jr.|
|Age:||56 years old|
|Birth Date:||17 March 1967|
|Birth Place:||Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Chris Fabian (m. 1993–1997)|
|Children:||Yes (Augustus Juppiter Corgan, Philomena Clementine Corgan)|
|Profession:||American musician and songwriter|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$60 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Billy Corgan is a Popular American musician, Lyricist, producer, and songwriter. He is a well-known leading performer of the famous band ‘Smashing Pumpkins.’
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William Patrick Corgan Jr is known as Billy Corgan. He was born to William Corgan Sr and Martha Louise Maes Corgan Lutz on March 17, 1967, in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA. Corgan completed his schooling and graduation from Glenbard North Highschool. He used to perform in the band during schooldays. Later Corgan decided to pursue the career in music, and he is active in the music industry for the last thirty years.
Corgan married Chris Fabian in 1993, but within only four years, they got separated. He is a co-founder of the most popular band named ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ and contributes to it extensively well by giving hit music and video albums. Corgan is exceptionally good at playing the Guitar, Keyboards, Harmonica, bass, and ukulele as well.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 17 March 1967, Billy Corgan is 56 years old as of today’s date 28th September 2023. His height is 1.9 m tall, and his weight is 90 kg.
Corgan’s career started in the year 1988 when he arrives in Chicago. There he met another guitarist named James Iha, and together, they started recording demos, which was presented with the name ‘bleak little goth-pop records.’ He also used to play drum machines in nearby clubs with his two friends, and later, they together found a band named ‘Smashing Pumpkins.’
In 2003, billy first time presented poetry in Rubloff Auditorium of Art Institute of Chicago, and that book got the good position in the list of the best sellers of the New York Times. Apart from this, he also created autographical writing named ‘Confessions of Billy Corgan.’
In 2004, he started the career as a solo musician and published his very first music album named ‘TheFutureEmbrace’ with the partner Bon Harris. In 2005, Billy published a Reprise record, and about 69,000 copies of it were sold. During the same year, he includes another partner Linda Strawberry, Brian Liesegang, and Matt Walker, in the band ‘Smashing Pumpkins’. In 2009, he again reframed his band and presented the new collections of the band with new performers.
Corgan recorded the tenth studio collection of the ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ in 2014, and during the same year, he announced that the tapes of his show “Siddhartha” are available for the sale. In 2015, Corgan created the website where he used to share some vintage pictures. In 2016, Billy announced that the Facebook live video collections, which include about 13 tracks is available for sale, and again, in August 2017, he announced another performance collection named ‘Ogilala.’
Awards & achievements
1. ‘Smashing pumpkins’ won the MTV Europe music award as the best rock in 1996.
2. In 1997, the band ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ won the American music award as a ‘favorite Alternative Artist,’ and during the same year, they won Juno award for the album ‘Mellon Collie and the infinite sadness.’
3. The band won Grammy award for two consecutive years 1997 and 1998 as a Best hard rock performance for ‘Bullet with butterfly wings’ and ‘The end is the beginning is the end.’
4. During 2000, Billy was nominated for the award Golden Reel Award for the category Best sound editing of the Stigma (1999).
5. In 2014, Billy Corgan won the Vanguard award.
6. The band ‘Smashing pumpkins’ has also won MTV video music award for the albums ‘Tonight, Tonight’ and ‘1979’.
Net Worth & Salary of Billy Corgan in 2023
As of September 2023, The current net worth of the Billy Corgan is estimated at around $60 million. The main source of his income is his active involvement in the music industry. His well-known band ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ contributes well to the improvement of his net worth. This Band helps him to gain more popularity as well as success through great efforts and dedication. About 30 million copies of the studio albums are sold till the date and have achieved amazing success through it.
Billy Corgan is one of the multi-millionaires in the music industries of the USA. He is a brilliant musician in the rock music world. Due to classic performance and amazing presentation in Smashing Pumpkins, he has become an influencing figure in the field of music. He faces many difficulties in his early days of the career as well as life, but he still manages to follow his dreams and manage to be at the top of the list of powerful musician in the alternative rock world.