Fred Durst, 50, is an American vocalist, actor, and film director who rose to prominence as the frontman of the rap-rock band Limp Bizkit.
Durst made his acting debut in 2001 from the action comedy film Zoolander as himself and made his directorial debut in 2007 from The Education of Charlie Banks, followed by The Longshots in 2008. Some of his other directorial credits are EHarmony and The Fanatic. Durst is estimated at around $20 million as of 2020.
Let Us Look Through Fred Durst’s Early Life
Born William Frederick Durst on 20th August 1970 in Gastonia, North Carolina, in the United States of America to Robert Durst and Anita Durst. He holds an American nationality and has white ethnic descent.
He reportedly went to Hunter Huss High School and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. He grew his interest in hip hop, punk rock, and heavy metal at a young age.
Following his graduation, he worked in the U.S. Navy for about two years. He then moved to Jacksonville and began working as a landscaper and a tattoo artist.
In 1994, Durst, along with Sam Rivers, and John Otto, jammed together and wrote three songs. They were later joined by Wes Borland and named their band Limp Bizkit as he wanted a name that would repel listeners.
In 1997, the band signed with Flip Records and released their debut album entitled Three Dollar Bill, Y’all with songs like Counterfeit, Nobody Loves Me, Sour, and Faith.
Fred earned his mainstream success with the albums Significant Other and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.
Here is a list of earnings from his album sales:
|1997||Three Dollar Bill, Y’all$||$2,278,000|
|2000||Chocolate Starfish and The Hot Dog Flavored Water||$10,038,000|
|2001||New Old Songs||$718,000|
|2003||Results May Vary||$1,798,000|
|2008||The Unquestionable Truth||$400,000|
While the band was in a break, Durst worked in independent films. He made his acting debut as himself from the 2001 film Zoolander starring Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Christine Taylor.
In 2006, he appeared in the film Population 436 as Deputy Bobby Caine alongside Jeremy Sisto, Charlotte Sullivan, and Peter Outerbridge.
He made his directorial debut with the 2007 film The Education of Charlie Banks starring Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, and Eva Amurri. He also directed The Longshots starring Ice Cube and Keke Palmer.
In 2012, Durst appeared alongside Lil Wayne and Birdman on the Kevin Rudolf song Champions, which peaked at the top 10 in iTunes. Likewise, in 2014, he shot three commercials for EHarmony.
As of February 2018, he began filming the Fanatic starring John Travolta, Devon Sawa, and Ana Golja. The film was released on 30th August 2019 and made $3,153 in the box office.
How Rich Is Limp Bizkit Frontman?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Durst reportedly owns $20 million as his net worth as of January 2020. His primary source of income is his multiple successful careers as a singer, actor, and film director.
The average salary of an actor in the USA ranges from around $48,000 to $67,000 per annum. Whereas, a film director makes an average of $92,220 to $187,199 annually.
Fred lost his house to the 2018 California wildfires. Along with the house, his bandmate Wes Borland lost a pedalboard, two amps, two guitars, a 2×12 cabinet, and several other pedals and equipment.
He previously owned a 3,055 square feet home in Hollywood Hills, which he bought for $1.5 million. The singer, cum actor, sold his condo for $1.645 million in 2015.
Is Fred And Kseniya’s Divorce Finalized?
Fred has been married thrice in his lifetime and is the father of two children. He married his third wife, Kseniya Beryazina, who is a make-up artist in 2012. However, the couple filed for divorce in September 2018 due to irreconcilable differences. Their divorce is yet to finalize.
He tied the knot with his first wife, Rachel Tergesen, in 1990 and shared a daughter named Adriana Durst together. The couple got divorced in 1993 after three years of marriage.
In a similar way, he married his second wife, Esther Nazarov, on 13th July 2009 and got divorced after just three months of marriage.
Did You Know? Fred Durst is a vegan.