Brian Hugh Warner, professionally known as Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and former music journalist who is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson.

He is best known for his music in the 1990s, including the albums Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals. Brain was ranked at no. 44 on the list of the “Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists” by Hit Parader along with his band. Some of the band’s hit singles are Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), The Dope Show, Mobscene, and Deep Six.

As of 2020, He owns a net worth of $25 million.

What Is The Net Worth Of Marilyn Manson?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Manson is estimated at around $25 million as of early 2020. The primary source of his multi-million dollar fortune is his successful multiple careers as well as albums/record sales.

Marilyn Manson is an American singer-songwriter popular as the lead singer of the band with the same name
Marilyn Manson is an American singer-songwriter popular as the lead singer of the band with the same name

The average salary of a singer in the USA ranges around $47.42 per hour to $48,597 per year. Similarly, an actor earns around $37,000 to $67,000 annually.

He previously owned a 1,905 square feet three-story tile-roofed residence in Hollywood Dell worth $2 million.

Manson's former house in Hollywood Dell worth $2 millionImage Source: RMX
Manson’s former house in Hollywood Dell worth $2 million

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The house featured a 3-bedroom, a swimming pool, a stream-fed koi pond, and a two-story guest house.

Journey To Fame & Fortune

Marilyn, along with guitarist Scott “Daisy Berkowitz” Putesky, formed Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids (which was later shortened to Marilyn Manson) in 1989. Their debut album titled Portrait of an American Family was produced by Trent Reznor and released on his Nothing Records label.

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The album includes hit singles like Get Your Gunn and Lunchbox and sold over 645,000 units in the United States of America.

Marilyn formed Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids in 1989Image Source: Flickr
Marilyn formed Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids in 1989

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Their second album Antichrist Superstar was released on 8th October 1996 by Nothing and Interscope Records with singles like The Beautiful People and Tourniquet. The album reportedly sold over 8.9 million copies earning them about $10 million.

Here is a list of Marilyn Manson’s albums and their earnings:

Year Album Title Earnings
1994 Portrait of an American Family $712,000
1995 Smells Like Children $1.5 million
1998 Mechanical Animals $1.6 million
1998 Dead to the World $50,000
1999 The Last Tour on Earth $342,000
2000 Holy Wood $597,000
2002 Guns, God and Government $1.365 million
2003 The Golden Age of Grotesque $564,000
2004 Lest We Forget: The Best Of $1.1 million
2007 Eat Me, Drink Me $296,000
2009 The High End of Low $163,000
2012 Born Villain $134,000

In 1998, he appeared as a guest performer on DMX’s album Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, and on Godhead’s 2000 Years of Human Error album.

Likewise, in 2016, he guest appeared on a cover of David Bowie’s Cat People, which was released on 26th February 2016.

Apart from music, Manson is also known for his acting credits. He made his film debut in 1997 film Lost Highway. He then appeared in several films, and TV shows, including Party Monster, Jawbreaker, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, The Hire: Beat The Devil, Rise, and many more.

Manson performing during his tour with Marilyn MansonImage Source: Consequence Of Sound
Manson performing during his tour with Marilyn Manson

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He also appeared in the final season of Sons of Anarchy as the white supremacist Ron Tully. In 2016, it was announced that he would join the cast of Salem for season 3.

Moreover, Marilyn launched his own brand of Swiss-made absinthe titled Mansinthe and received mixed reviews. Some critics described his taste as “just plain”, whereas critics at The Wormwood Society gave the absinthe moderately high praise.

A Short Biography Of Marilyn Manson

Born Brian Hugh Warner on 5th January 1969 in Canton, Ohio, the United States of America to Barbara Warner Wyer and Hugh Angus Warner. He is of mixed (English, German, and Irish) descent and holds an American nationality.

He went to Heritage Christian School before transferring to GlenOak High School and graduating in 1987. He then enrolled at Broward Community College and graduated in 1990.

Is He Dating Anyone? 

The 52-year-old singer is reportedly single at the moment. He was previously married to dancer, model, and costume designer Dita Von Teese. They began dating in 2001 and got married on 3rd December 2005 in a private non-denominational ceremony.

Unfortunately, Dita Von filed for divorce from Marilyn a year later on 30th December 2006, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was officially finalized on 29th December 2007.

Manson and Dita Von got married in 2005 and divorced in 2007Image Source: Celebs Now
Manson and Dita Von got married in 2005 and divorced in 2007

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Prior to his marriage with Teese, he was engaged to actress Rose McGowan from February 1999 to January 2001. He also dated actress/model Evan Rachel Wood and photographer Lindsay Usich.

Legal Issues And Lawsuit Against Marilyn

In September 1996, former bassist Gidget Gein negotiated a settlement with Manson, where he would receive USD$17,500, and 20% of any royalties paid for the recording, and for songs, he had a hand in writing. Also, his shares of any other royalties or fees that the group earned. However, the settlement was not honored.

In January 1998, former guitarist and founding member Scott Putesky filed a $15 million lawsuit in a Fort Lauderdale court against the band, singer, and the band’s attorney. The lawsuit was settled out of court by October of that year for an undisclosed amount.

On 3rd April 2002, Maria St. John filed a lawsuit accusing Manson of providing her adult daughter Jennifer Syme with cocaine and instructing her to drive under the influence in Los Angeles Superior Court. Marilyn claimed that she was taken home by a designated driver and got behind the wheel of her own vehicle.

On 2nd August 2007, former band member Stephen Bier filed a lawsuit against Manson for unpaid partnership proceeds seeking $20 million in back pay. However, in December 2007, Marilyn countersued Bier claiming that he failed his duties as band-member to play and to promote the band.

The lawsuit was settled on 28th December 2009 with an agreement with Bier being paid a total of $380,000.

Charitable Life  

Apart from music and acting, Marilyn has been involved in various charitable caused throughout his career. In 2002, he worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to collaborate with a fan who had been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Similarly, in 2019, he performed alongside Cyndi Lauper at her annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert with all the amount being donated to Lauper’s True Colors United.