Courtney Love net worth: Courtney Love is an American musician and actress who has a net worth of $150 million. Courtney Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison July 9, 1964 in San Francisco, California. An ever-present force the heyday of alternative rock music and a founding member of the band Hole, Love has certainly left a mark on the entertainment industry. Courtney and late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain were married and had a daughter named Francis Bean in 1992. The couple was widely known for their drug use, a favorite being heroin. Shortly after Cobain's suicide in early 1994, Hole released their most successful album, Live Through This, which went platinum and, along with Cobain's death, helped take Love from the underground scene into the limelight.
Courtney's net worth is largely derived from the ownership stake in Nirvana that she inherited when Kurt died. Upon his death from suicide, Courtney inherited both Kurt's writing and publishing rights which were valued at $130 and $115 million respectively. Courtney also owns a vast collection of Kurt's personal effects including guitars, clothing, notes, and other items that are valued at over $120 million. In 2009 Courtney shocked the media when she claimed that nearly all of the money she received from Kurt's estate had been stolen or lost by accountants and bad financial advisers. At the time she claimed the losses included $30 million in cash and as much as $500 million in real estate.
Previously holding small roles in Sid and Nancy and Tapeheads, Love earned a Golden Globe nomination in 1998 for Best Actress for her role as Larry Flynt's wife Althea in The People vs. Larry Flynt. She also portrayed Lynn Margulies, girlfriend of Andy Kauffman, in Man on the Moon. Hole disbanded in 2002 after several tentative bouts with new band members. Love launched a solo career with the aid of producer and Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan, but audiences and critics panned albums like America's Sweetheart and Nobody's Daughter. She has also released an autobiography entitled Dirty Blonde. In 2009, Hole announced a reunion and performed publically together for the first time on February 12, 2010. Rolling Stone magazine has deemed Love "the most controversial woman in rock and roll" and still makes headlines, largely in part to her stake in Nirvana's catalogue and controversial behavior.