Zack de la Rocha Net Worth
Zack de la Rocha Net Worth: Zack de la Rocha is an American musician, poet, rapper and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rap metal band Rage Against the Machine who has a net worth of $25 million dollars. Zack de la Rocha was born on January 12, 1970 in Long Beach, California and was raised in Irvine, California by his mother Olivia who was attending UC Irvine in pursuit of her PhD. De la Rocha became a vegetarian as a teenager. He met Tim Commerford in elementary school and in junior high the future Rage Against the Machine band mates played guitar in a band called Juvenile Expression. De la Rocha had an appreciation of punk rock bands from an early age including The Clash, Sex Pistols, and Bad Religion. In high school, he joined the band, Hardstance, which evolved into the hardcore band, Inside Out in 1988 and gained a large national underground following. After Inside Out broke up in 1991, de la Rocha embraced hip hop and began freestyling at local clubs, which is where he met guitarist Tom Morello, who was impressed by de la Rocha's lyrics, and convinced him to join him in forming a band. Morello recruited drummer Brad Wilk and reunited with his former Juvenile Expression bandmate, Tim Commerford, to play bass. The band was named for an unreleased Inside Out song, Rage Against the Machine. Rage Against the Machine was on the main stage at Lollapalooza in 1993 and was one of the most politically charged bands ever to receive extensive airplay from radio and MTV.