Shannon Leto was born on the 9th March 1970 in Bossier City, Louisiana USA, and is a musician, songwriter, actor, and photographer, best known as the drummer of the rock band called Thirty Seconds to Mars, in which he plays with his younger brother and Hollywood actor, Jared. Leto’s career started in 1998.
Have you ever wondered how rich Shannon Leto is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Leto’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his successful career in music. In addition to being a member of a highly popular band, Leto has also worked as an actor and photographer, which has improved his wealth too.
Shannon Leto Net Worth $10 Million
Shannon Leto grew up in Louisiana, but his family moved a lot after his father left, later remarried and then committed suicide when Leto was ten. Shannon and Jared began playing music from an early age, and their hippie mother Constance encouraged them to get involved with arts. His turbulent childhood continued during high school with Shannon’s drugs abuse, so he dropped out, but eventually his brother helped him to overcome the toughest period of his life.
In 1998, the brothers Leto formed the band called Thirty Seconds to Mars in Los Angeles, and four years later they released their debut album “30 Seconds to Mars”, which sold over two million copies worldwide and debuted at No. 107 on the Billboard 200 chart. They promoted the album as an opening band for groups such as Puddle of Mudd, Incubus, Sevendust, and Chevelle. The band’s second album called “A Beautiful Lie” came out in 2005 and achieved platinum status, reaching No. 9 on US Rock Albums, No.36 on Billboard 200, and No. 38 on UK Albums charts. The success of the release helped Shannon to increase his net worth significantly.
In 2009, they released another album “This Is War” that sold over million copies and peaked at the No. 18 on Billboard 200, No. 2 on US Alternative Albums, No. 4 on US Rock Albums, and No. 15 on UK Albums Chart. The latest album called “Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams” came out in 2013, and although recorded less than 500,000 copies sold, it peaked at the No. 6 on Billboard 200, No. 3 on US Top Rock Albums, No.3 on US Top Alternative Albums, and topped the UK Rock Albums chart.
In 1994, Leto had his television debut in the series “My So-Called Life” in which he played Shane in two episodes. He later appeared in Steve James’ biography “Prefontaine” (1997) starring his younger brother Jared, in “Highway” (2002) with Kimberley Kates and Jake Gyllenhaal, and in “Sol Goode” (2004). Leto also took most of the photographs for the band’s debut album “30 Seconds to Mars” in 2002, and owns a Black Fuel Trading Company that is offering various products including coffee, furniture, and fashion.
Regarding his personal life, there is no public information on any romantic associations. Shannon Leto is well-known for his trademark look of wearing caps, and in addition to playing the drums, he also plays guitar and piano. His favorite bands are The Who, Led Zeppelin, Nine Inch Nails, Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Police, KISS, Pink Floyd, and The Cure, and favorite drummers are Keith Moon, Lars Ulrich, Stewart Copeland, Nick Mason, and John Bonham. In June 2014, Shannon was arrested for DUI and driving without a license.
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