Phil Anselmo has left a mark in the metal music community with his contributions to Pantera. Joining the band in 1986 at 18 years old, the rocker has seen many changes in the band and has witnessed deaths as well. Today, he is often referred to as one of the greatest frontmen in metal history. Aside from his career, he has been in an almost 20-year-old relationship with his wife, Kate Richardson. Here is what you should know about Phil Anselmo, his relationship, and his net worth.
Anselmo’s Music Career and Fame
He first recognized his talents at a young age, prompting him to leave high school early and dedicate himself to music. At just 18, he joined Pantera, contributing significantly to their success. The band’s seventh album, ‘Far Beyond Driven,’ released in 1994, debuted at No. 1 in the United States, showcasing his prowess in the thrash metal genre. Later, he played a key role in founding and shaping groove metal with the band.
In 2003, Pantera disbanded due to communication issues, particularly involving Anselmo and Anselmo’s departure. Despite the breakup, the accomplished vocalist delved into other projects. After the split, Anselmo decided to focus on his side project Superjoint Ritual. The rocker also did not only focus on his own music, but worked with other rockers too, such as Dave Grohl, and Zakk Wylde. Pantera ultimately reunited with Charlie Benante on drums and Zakk Wylde on guitar.
Who Is Kate Richardson?
Apart from his long-lasting music career, he is also involved in a long-lasting relationship.
Currently serving as the Vice President of Housecore Records, a record label founded by her husband in 2001, Richardson plays a crucial role in the music industry. Apart from her role as VP at Housecore Records, Richardson manages her husband and his bandmates during their tours. Prior to assuming this position, she had a background as a booker/promoter in the music industry.
Their paths crossed when mutual friends, Jimmy Bower and Kirk Windstein, who were part of Down with Anselmo, introduced them. The couple have been married since 2004, marking their 20-year anniversary soon. Though Anselmo keeps his life private, it is believed that the two do not have any children.
Anselmo’s Net Worth
Despite taking place in many bands throughout his career other than Pantera, namely Down, Superjoint Ritual, Arson Anthem, Christ Inversion, Southern Isolation, Viking Crown, and Eibon, Anselmo’s net worth is actually a lot less than what might be considered. Regardless of his contributions, Anselmo’s net worth is only $4 million.