While you might know Gary Cherone as the former Van Halen singer, you might have heard him as the lead singer of Extreme as well. Cherone’s contributions to the music industry have been immense, but his net worth says otherwise since it is way lower than expected. So, how much is the rocker’s net worth?
Cherone’s Work With Van Halen
After his former band Extreme broke up in 1996, Cherone served as the lead singer of Van Halen for three years during the split with Sammy Hagar. Cherone gained great success after writing ‘Van Halen III,’ which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. The single ‘Without You’ became a hit and was supported by a tour. Having planned to release their new album in 1999, the plan was put to a stop by Warner Records due to its ‘lack of a possible hit song.’ Those rejections eventually led Cherone to leave the band.
Cherone’s Work With Extreme and Other Bands
The rocker came across an argument between Nuno Bettencourt and Pat Badger in 1985, which eventually was solved and turned into what we know today as Extreme. By the late 1980s, the band had gained a significant following in their region, and in 1987, they secured a record deal with A&M Records, leading to the release of their debut self-titled album in 1989. With sales exceeding 250,000 copies, the success of their first album justified the creation of a second. In 1990, the band recorded the critically acclaimed ‘Extreme II: Pornograffiti,’ which also gained popularity thanks to the acoustic ballad ‘More Than Words.’
He has also released albums with bands such as Tribe of Judah, Cherone, and Hurtsmile.
How Much Is Cherone’s Net Worth?
Despite the number of bands he has been in and the success he had both with Extreme and Van Halen, his net worth is not so high.
Cherone might be the Van Halen member to have the lowest net worth. Compared to Alex Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, and the rest of the members, his net worth is much less than what one could think. His net worth is only $1.5 Million, while Alex Van Halen’s is $95 Million, and Hagar’s is $150 million.