About Fred Durst
William Frederick Durst, better known as Fred Durst, is an American film director and musician. Music fans all over the world know him as the lead vocalist of the band Limp Bizkit, which gained prominence in the late 1990s. Since then the band has been nominated for numerous awards, including three Grammies, and sold more than 30 million albums. Fred’s career in movie industry started in 2006. The following year first film directed by Durst, The Education of Charlie Banks, reached the cinemas. His second movie, entitled The Longshots, was finished by the end of 2008. As for 2013, Fred Durst net worth is estimated at $15 million.
Fred was born in Cherryville and in the fifth grade moved to live to Gastonia, North Caroline. That’s where he was introduced to the music genres, that later influenced his own creative work: heavy metal, hip-hop and punk rock. After graduation from high school, Durst joined the United States Navy bootcamp, but soon dropped out. Back in the day Fred Durst net worth was so insignificant, that in order to pay the bill he had to mow his neighbors’ lawns. He later started working as a tattoo artist in Jacksonville, Florida.
While living there, Fred started nurturing an idea to form a band, which could experiment combining the elements of hip hop and rock.
In the beginning of his music career Durst tired playing with numerous bands, such as 10 Foods Shindig, Split 26, but none of them satisfied the artist. In 1994 he finally found the musicians whose sound actually met his requirements. It was Sam Rivers (former Malachi Sage’s bassist), Wes Borland (guitarist) and Fred’s cousin John Everett Otto, who played the drums. Together the guys formed a band, to this day known as Limp Bizkit and started performing in various underground music clubs. Back in the day, their most popular hit was the cover of Paula Abdul’s song “Straight Up”. Another cover that fascinated their audience was “Faith”, originaly performed by George Michael. Fred Dust net worth started to grow in 1997, when the band finally landed a contract with Interscope Records.
Limp Bizkit’s debut album, entitled Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, was released by the end of the same year. Although the two singles included in the album, “Counterfaith” and “Faith”, were quit popular, it did not bring much revenue neither to Interscope Records company, nor to the members of Limp Bizkit. The band’s second album, Significant Other, reached the stores two years later. Due to the mainstream success of the singles “Nookie”, “Re-Arranged”, “Break Stuff” and “N 2 Gether Now”, the album hit Billboard 200 at #1, selling nearly 650 thousand copies during the week after release and adding a solid sum to Fred Durst net worth.
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