Courtney Love Net Worth: Courtney Love is a singer, songwriter, and actress from the United States. Love has left its mark on the entertainment industry. He was a constant force during the heyday of alternative rock music, and he was a founding member of the band Hole. Love is an actress and a writer. She is known as “the most controversial woman in rock and roll.”
She won several awards for her role in the 1996 movie “The People vs. Larry Flynt.” In 2006, she published her autobiography, “Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love,” which was called “the most controversial woman in rock and roll.”
Courtney Love Early Life
Courtney Love was born on July 9, 1964, in San Francisco, California. Her parents were Courtney Michelle Harrison and Robert Harrison. Love’s godfather is Phil Lesh, the bassist for the band Grateful Dead. Her mother, Linda, is a psychotherapist and author. Her father, Hank, was the Grateful Dead’s road manager, and Phil Lesh is Love’s godfather. Both Linda and Hank Love have written books about their daughter Courtney.
The first is called “Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir of the Mother I Never Knew and of My Daughter, Courtney Love,” and the second is called “Love Kills: The Assassination of Kurt Cobain,” which tries to prove that Courtney had something to do with Cobain’s death. Courtney’s parents got a divorce in 1970.
She and her mother moved to Marcola, Oregon, where her stepfather, Frank Rodriguez, later took her in and raised her as his own. Linda and Frank had two daughters and an adopted son together. They also had a baby boy who died at two months old because of a heart defect. When Linda and her husband got a divorce in 1972, she remarried and moved her kids to New Zealand. Courtney tried to go to the Nelson University for Girls but was kicked out, so Linda sent her back to Oregon to live with her father, Rodriguez. While Love was back in the United States, Linda and her new husband had two sons.
When Courtney was 14, she was caught shoplifting and sent to juvenile hall. She was then sent to live with a foster family until she turned 16. At that age, she was legally allowed to live on her own. She started as a stripper under the name “Courtney Love.” She then went to Portland State University and majored in philosophy and English. In later years, Courtney went to Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where Hank was at the time, to get his master’s degree in theology.
Courtney Love Career
In 1982, Love started her music career with the band Faith No More, but she was kicked out of the group. She later made the band Pagan Babies, and when she moved to Los Angeles in 1988, she joined Eric Erlandson, Lisa Roberts, and Caroline Rue to make the band Hole. “Pretty on the Inside” was their first album, and “Spin” magazine named it one of the 20 best albums of 1991.
The next album, “Live Through This,” was made by a new lineup that included Kristen Pfaff and Patty Schemel. It came out a week after Kurt Cobain died, in 1994. Pfaff died of a heroin overdose two months later, and Melissa Auf der Maur became the band’s new bassist. One year after it came out, “Live Through This” went platinum, and the band followed it up with “Celebrity Skin,” which got them four Grammy nominations.
Hole broke up in 2002, but they got back together in 2009, released “Nobody’s Daughter” the next year, and went on a world tour from 2010 until late 2012. After Hole broke up, Love started a solo career with help from Smashing Pumpkins frontman and producer Billy Corgan. However, both fans and critics didn’t like her 2004 album, “America’s Sweetheart.”
Courtney’s first movie was “Sid and Nancy” in 1986. Since then, she has been in several movies, including “Man on the Moon” and “200 Cigarettes” 1999. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Althea Flynt in “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” and she also won awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle, and the New York Film Critics Circle. In 2001, she won the Best Actress award at Outfest for “Julie Johnson.” Love has also been in many TV shows, like “Sons of Anarchy” and “Empire,” where she has had recurring roles.
Courtney Love Net Worth
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As of 2022, Courtney Love has a net worth of $100 million, most of which comes from her ownership of Nirvana, the band that her late husband Kurt Cobain was in. The writing and publishing rights that Cobain left to her are worth about $245 million. She also owns the things that Kurt Cobain had, which are worth about $120 million.
In 2009, the singer said that the money she got from Kurt’s estate was stolen or lost because the accountants who handled it weren’t good enough. She said she lost $30 million in cash and $500 million in real estate.
Courtney Love Real Estate
In January 1994, Love and Cobain bought an 8,200-square-foot home in Seattle, Washington, for $1.48 million. When Kurt killed himself in the greenhouse, Courtney sold the house to a trust for $2.89 million and tore down the greenhouse. In 2019, the property was put back on the market with an asking price of $7.5 million. In 1995, Love paid $447,000 for a fixer-upper in Olympia, Washington. In 2018, he sold it for $319,900.
At the time it was bought, the house had been damaged by fire and had been vandalized with graffiti. Love has also owned and rented out homes in Los Angeles. She used to pay $27,000 a month to rent a townhouse in Manhattan, but she was kicked out after she damaged the inside of the building.
Courtney Love Personal Life
Courtney married singer James Moreland in 1989, but they got a divorce later that year. She married the lead singer of the band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, on February 24, 1992, and they had a daughter, Frances Bean, in August. Heroin was one of their favorite drugs, and Love was in rehab when Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 5, 1994.
Courtney temporarily lost custody of her daughter after she was charged with drug possession in 2003. After a few trips to rehab, Love told the crowd at the NME Awards in February 2020 that she had been sober for 18 months. She was getting an Icon Award that night.
Courtney Love Legal Problem
After hitting musician Kathleen Hanna at Lollapalooza in 1995, Courtney Love was charged with assault. She was also arrested in 1995 and 2003 for causing problems on flights. Because of this, Virgin Airlines banned Love from flying with them for the rest of her career. In 2003, she was arrested for breaking windows at the house of her boyfriend, James Barber, while she was drunk or high, and in 2004,
she was arrested for hitting a fan with a microphone stand while she was high during a concert. In 2018, the ex-husband of her daughter, Isaiah Silva, sued her, saying that she and he had planned to kidnap and try to kill him.