Last Updated: October 27, 2023
Richest CelebritiesRock Stars
Net Worth:
$55 Million
Dec 9, 1972 (51 years old)
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Musician, Drummer, Composer
United States of America
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What is Tré Cool's Net Worth?

Tré Cool is an American rock musician and producer who has a net worth of $55 million. Tré Cool best known as the drummer of the band Green Day. He joined the band in 1990, replacing former drummer John Kiffmeyer. Beyond Green Day, Cool has also performed in such groups as Samiam, Foxboro Hot Tubs, Bubu and the Brood, and the Lookouts.

Greenday was a popular club band around the San Francisco Bay Area for several years. They released their debut album "Kerplunk!" in 1992. It was 1994's "Dookie" that launched the band into the stratosphere. "Dookie" went on to sell more than 10 million albums in the United States alone, 20 million worldwide. Green Day would go on to release many successful albums and become one of the most popular musical groups in the world. To date, Green Day has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide.

Early Life

Tré Cool, whose real name is Frank Edwin Wright III, was born on December 9, 1972 in Frankfurt, West Germany. He later moved with his father, former helicopter pilot Frank Jr., to Willits, California, where he was raised alongside his older sister Lori. The family lived next to Larry Livermore, who sang in the punk band the Lookouts; Wright was eventually recruited to be the band's drummer when he was 12. It was during this time he adopted the stage name Tré Cool, meaning "very cool."

Green Day

In 1990, the rock band Green Day brought on Cool to be its new drummer, replacing John Kiffmeyer; the other members were Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt. Cool subsequently dropped out of high school and earned his GED before briefly attending community college. His father, who was very supportive, overhauled a bookmobile to use as transport for the band.

Cool's first album with Green Day was the band's second release, 1991's "Kerplunk." Three years later, Green Day had its breakthrough with "Dookie," which launched the hit singles "Basket Case," "Longview," and "When I Come Around," and featured a hidden track performed by Cool entitled "All by Myself." A global success, "Dookie" went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album, and eventually became Green Day's best-selling album. The band followed this with the albums "Insomniac," "Nimrod," and "Warning." In 2004, Green Day had another huge hit with the rock opera album "American Idiot," which reached number one on the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. The band had further success in 2009 with "21st Century Breakdown." This was followed by a trilogy of albums entitled "¡Uno!," "¡Dos!," and "¡Tré!" Green Day's subsequent albums include "Revolution Radio," which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and "Father of All Motherfuckers," the group's final album to be released through Reprise Records.

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Other Music Projects

Cool has performed with a number of other groups in addition to Green Day. He was part of the side projects the Network and Foxboro Hot Tubs, both of which feature his fellow Green Day band mates. Additionally, he performed with the Lookouts on their late-80s albums "One Planet One People" and "Spy Rock Road." Cool contributed drums and vocals to both, and also did lead vocals on the tracks "The Mushroom is Exploding," "That Girl's from Outer Space," and "Sonny Boy."

Music Style and Influences

As a drummer, Cool began playing with an intricate, reggae-infused style. Later, after joining Green Day and playing with bassist Mike Dirnt, he started practicing a sparer, more rhythmic style with fewer drum fills. On stage, Cool adopted a wild, animalistic presence that has been compared to Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and the Who drummer Keith Moon.

Cool has cited many iconic drummers as influences on his playing style. When he and Green Day were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, he credited such artists as Ringo Starr of the Beatles; Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience; Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones; Alex Van Halen of Van Halen; and John Bonham and Keith Moon. Cool also cited Dave Mello, Aaron Elliot, Al Schvitz, John Wright, and Buddy Rich as among his all-time favorite drummers.

Singer and Songwriter

As a singer and songwriter with Green Day, Cool contributed to "Dominated Love Slave" from the 1991 album "Kerplunk." He later wrote and sung the subtrack "Rock and Roll Girlfriend" in the "Homecoming" medley on "American Idiot." His other Green Day singing and songwriting credits include the track "DUI," which was recorded for the album "Nimrod" but was ultimately omitted. It can be found on unmastered promotional copies of the album online.

Beyond Green Day, Cool has recorded such live songs as "Billie Joe's Mom" and "Food Around the Corner," the latter of which is a cover of a song from the 1943 Warner Bros. cartoon "An Itch in Time." Additionally, he recorded a cover version of Tay Zonday's viral song "Chocolate Rain."


With Green Day, Cool won the Moon Man Trophy at the MTV Music Awards in 1998. Following this victory, he famously scaled the Universal Globe at Universal Studios, making him the first person ever to do so.

Among his other honors, Cool was named the Best Punk Drummer by DRUM! Magazine in 2011. Later, he was ranked number six on the Nitpick Six: The Six Best Drum Fills for his intro to the song "Basket Case." In 2014, Cool was listed at number two in LA Weekly's ranking of the Top 5 Punk Drummers of All Time.

Personal Life

In 1995, Cool wed his first wife, Lisea Lyons; they had a daughter named Ramona, and divorced the following year. Later, in 2000, Cool married Claudia Suarez, with whom he had a son named Frankito. The pair eventually divorced in 2003. Over a decade later, in 2014, Cool married his longtime girlfriend Sara Rose Lipert; together, they have a son named Mickey.

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