Brandon Boyd Net Worth
Brandon Boyd Net Worth: Brandon Boyd is an American musician, author, and visual artist who has a net worth of $20 million dollars. Brandon Boyd is best known as the lead vocalist of the American rock band Incubus.
Early Life: Boyd was born on February 15, 1976 in Van Nuys, California to parents Priscilla Wiseman and Charles Boyd. Due to his parents' involvement with the entertainment industry, Boyd was exposed to music from a young age and has noted that has parents were a huge inspiration in his choice to pursue a career in music. Boyd has a younger brother, Jason Boyd, who also pursued music, becoming the leader singer of the band Audiovent.
Boyd attended Calabasas High School, from where he graduated in 1994, before attending Moorpark College for two years. He ultimately decided to leave college in order to pursue his music career.
Incubus: Boyd was one of the founding members of Incubus, along with Mike Einziger, Alex Katunich, and José Pasillas. The group originally formed the band in 1991, while all the boys were still in high school and did not start going by the name Incubus until they started playing in shows.
In 1996, Gavin Koppell was added to the band and they soon released their debut album, "Fungus Amongus" on their own label. Sony then signed the band a year later and helped them release the 1997 EP "Enjoy Incubus," which they were able to present while touring with the band Korn throughout Europe.
In 1997, Incubus released their second album, "S.C.I.E.N.C.E." and also decided to replace Koppell with Chris Kilmore, who was a better fit for the band's dynamic. The band toured heavily over the next year, playing in festivals and joining System of a Down and Ultraspank on tour. However, Incubus remained largely out of the mainstream until they experienced commercial success with subsequent albums "Make Yourself" and "Morning View."
Boyd attracted a lot attention from female fans, even landing a spot on the Teen People list of "Hottest Guys in Music" in the early 2000s. Boyd's popularity and Incubus's success continued with the release of the 2004 album "A Crow Left of the Murder," which received a Grammy nomination. They followed up with another album, "Light Grenades," in 2006, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Incubus took a break from making music between 2009 and 2010, releasing only a greatest hits album, "Monuments and Melodies" during this period. In July of 2011, the band's seventh album, "If Not Now, When?" was released, followed by an eighteen-month world tour. The band continued regularly making music throughout the 2010s but stated that they no longer felt bound to release music only in the form of full albums, as they released several EPs and single songs during this time.
Solo Career: While Incubus was in hiatus in 2010, Boyd began working on solo music, releasing his first solo album "The Wild Trapeze" in July. Boyd continued working on his own music while remaining in Incubus, announcing a second album in 2013. "Sons of the Sea" was released in September of that year. In 2020, he announced plans to release another album on his own, this time focusing on covers of other songs rather than original music.
Other Pursuits: While mainly known for his musical ability, Boyd also developed a number of other artistic pursuits. He had a fondness for drawing since his youth but developed the hobby more seriously in his 20s, when he began painting as well. In 2008, his first solo art show opened in Los Angeles. Often using his painting as a means of environmental activism, he painted a large mural at the Hurley Space Gallery in 2011 that was focused on showcasing the harmful effects of single use plastics on the oceans.
In 2020, Boyd debuted a virtual exhibit online entitled "Impossible Knots," which was originally scheduled to debut in-person at the Samuel Lynne Galleries in Dallas. Additionally, Boyd has published three books, "White Fluffy Clouds," "The Murks of the Sultry Abyss," and "So The Echo." All of the books feature Boyd's personal illustrations, lyrics, and other artistic writings.
Personal Life: Boyd has dated a number of celebrities over the last few decades, though he remains unmarried. In 1999, he was linked to actress Jo Bourne-Taylor. He later dated supermodel Carolyn Murphy from 2002 to 2006. The couple lived together with Murphy's daughter from a previous relationship but ultimately split after a few years together. In 2008, he began dating actress Baelyn Neff. The pair lived together and remained in a relationship for over ten years before deciding to part ways.
Since then, Boyd has been linked to actress Sarah Hay, after posting a watercolor he had painted of her on his Instagram account. Hay later posted photos that Boyd had taken of her to her own account.
Real Estate: Brandon's primary residence for many years has been Los Angeles where he owns at least two properties. In 2012 he purchased a house on a 13,000 square foot lot in Santa Monica for $3.5 million. Around the same time he listed his Venice home, which features a custom-built studio, for $2.72 million. He purchased the Venice home in 2012 for exactly the same as his selling price. In 2016 he spent $2.5 million to buy a 3,500 square foot home on 2.7 acres in the nearby hilly area of Topanga. This home also featured an 800 square foot yurt which he turned into a studio/office/guesthouse and storage facility for a large collection of crystals.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 15, 1976 (46 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Didgeridooist, Musician, Author, Visual Artist, Actor, Film Score Composer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|