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Kim Gordon Net Worth

Kim Gordon net worth is

$5 Million

Kim Gordon Wiki Biography

Kim Althea Gordon was born on the 28th April 1953, in Rochester, New York State USA and is a songwriter, musician and visual artist, widely known as a key member of the influential New York City-based alternative rock group and experimental band – Sonic Youth. She is also famous for her Free Kitten project, a music supergroup consisting of herself and Julie Cafritz, an ex-member of Pussy Galore.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this “Godmother of Grunge” has accumulated so far? How rich Kim Gordon is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Kim Gordon’s net worth, as of late 2016, is over $5 million, acquired through her music career which has been active since 1981

Kim Gordon Net Worth $5 million

Kim was born to a “homemaker with creative tendencies” and a university professor. The majority of her childhood she spent in Los Angeles, California where she completed UCLA’s progressive elementary school, and later attended University High School. Kim continued her education and graduated from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California. For a short period of time, she also attended York University in Toronto, Canada. Some of her first engagements included a part time job for Larry Gagosian, the art dealer and the owner of the art gallery chain Gagosian Gallery, as well as several Soho art galleries.

Upon graduation, Kim relocated to New York City, where she worked as a visual artist, but soon joined CKM band. Although short-lived, this venture helped Kim to establish some important connections within the world of music; through her friendship with CKM’s Stanton Miranda, Kim met her future husband and mates Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, and the trio formed the alternative rock band – Sonic Youth in 1981. The band’s debut studio album was released under the Neutral record label in 1983, named “Confusion Is Sex”. Two years later Homestead Record released the band’s second studio album “Bad Moon Rising”. With its popularity on the rise and under the leadership of Kim Gordon, who served as band’s guitarist, bassist and vocalist, they released another three albums, “EVOL” (1986), “Sister” (1987) and “Daydream Nation” (1988), however, their real commercial success came in 1990 with “Goo”. The Sonic Youth’s 1991 tour with Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Gumball, Babes in Toyland and Mudhoney was released as the documentary “1991: The Year Punk Broke”. Prior to their official disbandment in 2011, Kim Gordon and Sonic Youth released nine more studio albums, 15 in total including the last one named “The Eternal” released in 2009 which peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 chart. It is certain that all these ventures provided the basis for Kim Gordon’s, now rather respectable, overall net worth.

Parallel to Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon worked on several other music projects. In 1989, Kim formed the no wave hardcore punk supergroup – Harry Crews; they released their only studio album “Naked in Garden Hills”. In the early 1990s, Kim Gordon teamed up with Julie Cafritz and formed Free Kitten, and the supergroup released their debut album “Unboxed” in 1994. Up to the present day, Kim and Free Kitten have released four studio albums, three EPs and eight singles. It is doubtless that all these accomplishments have helped Kim Gordon to dramatically increase her overall wealth by a large margin.

Apart from music, Kim Gordon has also been an acclaimed visual artist with several art exhibitions in her portfolio. In 2015, her memoirs “Girl in a Band” were published; these achievements have helped Kim Gordon to further expand the size of her net worth in total for sure.

When it comes to her personal life, Kim Gordon was married to her colleague and Sonic Youth band mate, Thurston Moore with whom she has one child, a daughter. The marriage which began in 1984, ended with a divorce in 2013 after they separated in 2011.

Full Name Kim Gordon
Net Worth $5 Million
Date Of Birth April 28, 1953
Place Of Birth Rochester, New York, United States
Height 1.66 m
Profession Bassist, Singer-songwriter, Author, Record producer, Painter, Actor, Film director, Model, Fashion Designer
Education UCLA’s progressive elementary school, University High School, Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Spouse Thurston Moore (1984-2013)
Children Coco Gordon Moore
Parents Wayne C. Gordon
Siblings Keller Gordon
Twitter https://twitter.com/KimletGordon
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kimletgordon/?hl=en
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0330371/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/kim-gordon-mn0000083751
Record Labels Enigma Records, Goofin’ Records, Insomniac/Interscope Records, DGC Records, Homestead Record
Albums Sonic Nurse (2004), Bad Moon Rising (1985), The Whitey Album (1989), Naked in Garden Hills (1989), Daydream Nation (1988), Goo (1990), Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (1994), Unboxed (1994)
Music Groups Sonic Youth (1981 – 2011), Body/Head (Since 2012), Free Kitten, Glitterbust, Harry Crews, Ciccone Youth
Movies “The Nightmare” (2015), “Une danse des bouffons” (2013), “Justice Is Mind” (2013), “Boarding Gate” (2007), “Last Days” (2005), “Slow Century” (2002)
# Quote
1 I think for women, in a way, there are fewer rules about what you can and can’t do, because there’s less history.
2 I was really into Warhol and pop art, and I thought the next step was to actually be working within popular culture.
3 We’ve been waiting, you know, for them to get rid of us. But nobody wants to be the one to get rid of Sonic Youth.
4 I consider myself to be a sloppy feminist.
5 All women are natural anarchists
# Fact
1 [2005] Lives in North Hampton, Massachusetts, with husband and daughter.
2 Also a painter.
3 Grew up in LA.
4 Ranked #91 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
5 Daughter with Thurston Moore, Coco Gordon-Moore (Coco Hayley Gordon Moore), born in 1994.
6 Had a song “Kim Gordon‘s Panties” written about her by alt-rock legend Steve Albini (producer for Nirvana and many other bands).
7 Has modeled for Calvin Klein.
8 Produced an album for Courtney Love‘s band Hole.
9 Guitarist, bassist and singer in Sonic Youth. Owns and designed her own fashion range, X-girl fashion.


Title Year Status Character
Mr. Robot 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Skam 2015 TV Series performer – 1 episode
If I Stay 2014 writer: “Karen Revisited”
Blind 2014/II writer: “Kool Thing”
Everybody Street 2013 Documentary writer: “Massage The History”
The Punk Singer 2013 Documentary writer: “Bull in the Heather”
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 writer: “Teen Age Riot”
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: “Kool Thing”
[email protected] 2007 Documentary writer: “Schizophrenia”
Gilmore Girls 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Sorry, Haters 2005 writer: “Bull In The Heather”
Corporate Ghost 2004 Video performer: “Dirty Boots”, “Tunic Song for Karen”, “Mary-Christ”, “Kool Thing”, “Mote”, “My Friend Goo”, “Disappearer”, “Mildred Pierce”, “Cinderella’s Big Score”, “Scooter & Jinx”, “Titanium Exposé”, “100%”, “Sugar Kane”, “Youth Against Fascism”, “Bull in the Heather”, “Superstar”, “Little Trouble Girl”, “The Diamond Sea”, “Sunday”, “Hoarfrost”, “Nevermind What Was It Anyway”, “The Empty Page”, “Disconnection Notice”, “Drunken Butterfly”, “Swimsuit Issue” / writer: “Dirty Boots”, “Tunic So
Sonic Youth: Disappearer Director’s Cut 2004 Video short performer: “Disappearer” / writer: “Disappearer”
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 2004 writer: “Karen Koltrane”, “Beautiful Plateau”
Things Behind the Sun 2001 writer: “Theme from Things Behind the Sun”, “Magic Air”, “Stranger”
Grind Session 2000 Video Game writer: “In the Mind of The Bourgeois Reader”
Condo Painting 2000 Documentary writer: “Radio Amatoroj”
Late August, Early September 1998 writer: “Contre le sexisme” – as K. Gordon
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary writer: “Bull in the Heather” – as K. Gordon
SubUrbia 1996 writer: “Bee-Bee’s Song”, “Sunday”


Title Year Status Character
Der Nachtmahr 2015 Lehrerin
Portlandia 2014 TV Series
Girls 2014 TV Series Mindy
Une Danse Des Bouffons 2013 Short Maria Martins
The Fragile White Blossoms Emit a Hypnotic Cascade of Tropical Perfume Whose Sweet Heady Odor Leaves Its Victim Intoxicated 2009 Short
White Light 2009 Short Doctor
Hypnotic Cascade 5 2009 Short
I’m Not There. 2007 Carla Hendricks
Boarding Gate 2007 Kay
Gilmore Girls 2006 TV Series Cool Mom Troubadour
Last Days 2005 Record Executive
Corporate Ghost 2004 Video
Weatherman ’69 1989 Bernadine Dohrn
Death Valley 69 1986 Short uncredited


Title Year Status Character
Perfect Partner 2005
Corporate Ghost 2004 Video videos “My Friend Goo”, “Bull In The Heather”
The Work of Director Spike Jonze 2003 Video documentary segment “Cannonball”, uncredited
Pavement: Slow Century 2002 Video documentary video “Perfume-V”


Title Year Status Character
Sonic Spiel 2004 Video short composer
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 2004 as Sonic Youth
Money Love 1990 Short as Sonic Youth


Title Year Status Character
Perfect Partner 2005


Title Year Status Character
Breaking a Monster 2015 Documentary special thanks


Title Year Status Character
Liberation Is My Lover 2017 Documentary post-production Herself
The Realest Real 2016 Short Herself
Lagniappe 2016 Short Herself
Ed Ruscha: Buildings and Words 2016 Documentary short Herself
Home & Family 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Saturday Night Live 2013 TV Series Herself
The Punk Singer 2013 Documentary Herself
I’m Now: The Story of Mudhoney 2012 Documentary Herself
Gossip Girl 2009 TV Series Herself
Dinosaur Jr.: Live in the Middle East 2007 Video Herself
Soft Focus 2007 TV Series Herself – Guest
Rockfeedback TV 2006 TV Series Herself
Noise 2006/II Documentary Herself (as Mirror/Dash)
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary Herself – Interviewee
All We Are Saying 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
(This Is Known as) The Blues Scale 2004 Documentary short Herself
Rage 2004 TV Series Herself
Sonic Spiel 2004 Video short Herself
Sonic Youth: Disappearer Director’s Cut 2004 Video short Herself
Sonic Youth Video Dose 2004 TV Movie documentary
Soundstage 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Kiss My Grits: The Herstory of Women in Punk and Hard Rock 2001 Documentary Herself
Silver Rockets/Kool Things: 20 Years of Sonic Youth 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary Herself (Sonic Youth)
Synesthesia 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
The Simpsons 1996 TV Series Herself
The State’s 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special 1995 TV Movie Herself (as Sonic Youth)
Screaming Fields of Sonic Love 1995 Video Herself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos 1994 TV Movie Herself
Hi Octane 1994 TV Series Herself
No Alternative Girls 1994 Video short Herself
1991: The Year Punk Broke 1992 Documentary Herself – Sonic Youth
Hangin’ w/MTV 1992 TV Series Herself
Goo 1991 Video Herself
Sonic Youth: Teenage Riot 1988 Video short Herself – Sonic Youth
Put More Blood Into the Music 1987 Documentary

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