Chad Kroeger Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

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Chad Kroeger is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter born on November 15, 1974. He is known for being the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Nickelback. Besides his work with Nickelback Kroeger has collaborated with various artists appearing as a guest musician on several tracks. He’s also contributed to music production and songwriting co-writing songs for other artists and films.

Full NameChad Robert Kroeger
Date of BirthNovember 15, 1974
Place of BirthHanna, Alberta, Canada
OccupationMusician, Singer, Songwriter
Height6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)
SpouseAvril Lavigne
ChildrenNone
Net Worth$80 million

Chad Kroeger’s Early Life and Education

Chad Kroeger Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Chad Kroeger was born Chad Robert Turton on November 15, 1974, in Hanna Alberta. His maternal grandfather Henry Kroeger was born in Moscow to a Mennonite family with Prussian roots. When Chad was two years old his father left so he adopted his mother’s maiden name Kroeger.

He picked up guitar playing at the age of 13. His teenage years were challenging; he ended up in juvenile detention after breaking into his junior high school.

Career

Chad Kroeger Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In the early 1990s, Chad Kroeger started a grunge cover band called Village Idiot alongside his cousin Brandon Kroeger and future Nickelback members Mike Kroeger (his brother) on bass and Ryan Peake as the singer. In 1995, they officially formed Nickelback a band that has since achieved great success through recordings and tours spanning over two decades.

In 2001, Chad Kroeger launched another band called The Suits XL featuring Sam Loubier-Demers and Yohann Gosselin on vocals and guitars, Patrick Paquet on drums, Felix-Antoine Berube on keyboards, and Oliver Roy de Belleval as another singer. The following year he co-founded 604 Records based in Vancouver. In 2006, The Suits XL released an album under this label and received a nomination for a Canadian Indie Award in 2007.

Kroeger also ventured into producing music for bands like Default Theory of a Deadman and Bo Bice.

In 2002, Chad Kroeger collaborated with Saliva vocalist Josey Scott Tyler Connolly from Theory of a Deadman and Jeremy Taggart from Our Lady Peace to perform “Hero” the theme song for the blockbuster film “Spider-Man”.

He also wrote and sang “Why Don’t You & I” for Santana’s album Shaman in the same year. However, when the song was slated for release as a single in 2003 Kroeger’s label Roadrunner declined permission fearing it might overshadow Nickelback’s upcoming album release.

Chad Kroeger Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In recognition of his work, Kroeger received an International Achievement Award at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto in 2003 for “Hero.”

In 2007, Chad Kroeger collaborated again with Santana co-writing and recording vocals and guitar for a new song called “Into the Night” featured on the compilation album Ultimate Santana. The track was released as a single in October 2007. Besides Santana Kroeger also recorded with Travis Tritt on his album The Storm contributing to a cover of Nickelback’s “Should’ve Listened.”

Kroeger’s songwriting extends to other artists, including co-writing Daughtry’s debut single “No Surprise” which premiered on American Idol in 2009. He also co-wrote Tim McGraw’s single “It’s a Business Doing Pleasure with You” with Brett James.

Kroeger appeared on Timbaland’s album Shock Value 2 in 2010 with the song “Tomorrow in the Bottle” featuring Sebastian. He also provided guest vocals alongside Ludacris and lead guitarist Zakk Wylde on My Darkest Days’ single “Porn Star Dancing.”

In 2011, Kroeger collaborated with Steel Panther on their album Balls Out contributing to the song “It Won’t Suck Itself.” By early 2012 it was confirmed that Kroeger was collaborating with Avril Lavigne on her fifth studio album showcasing his ongoing influence in the music industry.

Net Worth

Chad Kroeger has an estimated net worth of $80 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Chad Kroeger’s net worth comes from his successful music career as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Nickelback. Through album sales, concert tours, and royalties from popular hits like “How You Remind Me” and “Photograph,” Kroeger has accumulated significant earnings.

Additionally, he has been involved in songwriting and producing for other artists, further boosting his income. His ventures in music publishing and investments in real estate also contribute to his overall net worth, making him a prominent figure in the music industry financially.

Personal life

Chad Kroeger Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Chad Kroeger faced legal trouble in 2008 when he was caught driving under the influence in British Columbia. This happened when he was pulled over for speeding in Surrey.

Kroeger and Canadian singer Avril Lavigne began dating in July 2012 after collaborating on music for Lavigne’s fifth album in March of that year. They got engaged in August 2012 and tied the knot on July 1, 2013, in South France coinciding with Canada Day.

Their honeymoon took place in Portofino Italy. Their marriage hit rough waters in September 2014 with media speculating about their separation which Lavigne confirmed via Instagram on September 2, 2015.

In 2015, Nickelback had to cancel the second part of their North American tour because Kroeger needed surgery to remove a cyst on his vocal cords. They also had to cancel their European tour for the same reason.