Billy Corgan Net Worth

Billy Corgan is a famous Singer, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter, Author, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Writer, Poet, Composer. Born on unknown in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States this 6 ft 2 in (1.9 m) author has created a lot of content for the masses. With thousands or even millions of followers and people across the globe who love what Billy Corgan represents and creates, the popularity of this celebrity does not seem to diminish over years. With the family of Martha Louise Maes Corgan Lutz, William Corgan Sr., 1979, Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Disarm unknown Augustus Juppiter Corgan Billy Corgan had an upbringing and the education which propelled them to stardom and greatness. Attending Glenbard North High School Billy Corgan learned and worked on his passion projects which turned out to be massive successes amongst audiences worldwide. But what about money? If you are curious about the full estimated net worth of Billy Corgan, it is around $50 Million.

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  • Full Name: Billy Corgan
  • Net Worth: $50 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 17, 1967
  • Place Of Birth: Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States
  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
  • Profession: Singer, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter, Author, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Writer, Poet, Composer
  • Education: Glenbard North High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Chris Fabian (m. 1993–1997)
  • Children: Augustus Juppiter Corgan
  • Parents: Martha Louise Maes Corgan Lutz, William Corgan Sr., 1979, Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Disarm
  • Siblings: Jesse Andersen, Ricky Corgan, 1979, Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Disarm
  • Nicknames: billy_corgan , William Patrick Corgan, Jr. , Corgan, Billy , William Patrick Corgan , William Patrick “Billy” Corgan, Jr. , The Smashing Pumpkins , Zwan , William Patrick “Billy” Corgan Jr. , William Patrick Corgan Jr. , DJ Ivory Tower
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  • Albums: “Gish” (1991), “The Essential Cheap Trick” (2004), “TheFutureEmbrace” (2005), “The Essential Cheap Trick” (2004), “We Are Not Alone” (2004), “The Chicago Code” (2011)
  • Music Groups: The Smashing Pumpkins (Since 1988), Zwan (2001 – 2003), Spirits in the Sky, Starchildren
  • Nominations: American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards
  • Movies: Spun
  • TV Shows: “Right After Wrestling” (2010)


  • [on creativity] When you have it, it feels like a font that just flows through you, and everything gets real easy. And then one day it sort of slows down or it stops and you tell yourself, ‘I’m just having a bad day or a bad month’. And the next thing you know, people start doubting you, you don’t have that magic touch. And then you start doubting yourself.
  • [on celebrity] Imagine if every week of your life for the rest of your life somebody’d be walking down the street going, ‘Here’s a picture of you when you were eighteen. Didn’t you have a better hairstyle then? Look at this T-shirt you were wearing. Don’t you want to wear that T-shirt again?’ That’s what it’s like. It’s a mirrored paradigm which you cannot escape. And if you complain, which I have, you’re not grateful.
  • “You’ll never see Zwan. I’ll never go anywhere near those people. Ever. I mean, I detest them.” (about the chances of Zwan reuniting.)
  • “The album was going to come out. So I did what I always did: Try to make the best of a situation. I start covering up. Put on a good face. And honestly, as God is my witness, I’m glad the thing didn’t sell, because if it had sold then it would have been really tough. I would look like I was insane to walk away from something that I’d just built.” (about his uncomfortable situation with his former band Zwan and how grateful he was when Mary Star of the Sea album flopped.)
  • You can put out the big fire [Napster], but there are 100 other little fires ready to spring up, and you’ll never put them all out. Ultimately, music is going to be free.
  • I hate that in magazines, they always stick me somewhere in the back. It means they don’t think I’m the cute one.
  • Don’t judge yourself by other people’s standards. You’ll always lose.
  • Life is everything and nothing all at once.
  • As a 28-year-old who has lived long enough to know the difference, I know now that the feelings I felt at 16 were not necessarily correct. But however over dramatic, the desperation and hopelessness I felt at 16 was my reality.
  • It’s a Backstreet Boy world, and at the end of the day, you just want to go home and kill yourself.
  • (On The Tonight Show) Jay Leno: “So why is the band splitting up?” Billy Corgan: “Comedy doesn’t pay.”
  • Great music completely obliterates any concept of genre
  • Well, we have brought certain things upon ourselves. I’ve certainly brought things upon us with my mouth.
  • Say you write a song about a chandelier, and the chandelier gives off light. And the light is the color red and red reminds you of the color you’re not supposed to wear around a bull. So you name the song Cow.
  • (At a Smashing Pumpkins concert, just before an acoustic song) Corgan: “Are you ready to rock!” (Crowd cheers.) Corgan: “Well then you are in the wrong place.”
  • Stay in school. Lie to your teachers, but stay in school.
  • The thing that makes it all worth it is when somebody comes up and says ‘I had a really hard time in my life and your album really helped me.’ As long as that happens, all the idiots in the world and all the stupid press can say what they want to. It just doesn’t matter.
  • We can look you in the eye and talk to you about life, heart, love, rock ‘n’ roll, whatever. But we do not have the moral authority to tell people how to vote or what to do to their bodies. We’re just a rock band.
  • For a 6-foot-3 guy with no hair and a whiny voice, I’ve done all right.
  • We used to compete with Nirvana. That was good. That was real. That was viscerally good. Now we compete with imitation-Nirvana. There’s nothing good in that. …It’s really sad.
  • The basic Pumpkins philosophy from the beginning was that everything had already been done. You couldn’t write better songs than the Beatles, you couldn’t be heavier than Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath, you couldn’t be cooler than Cheap Trick. There was no way you were gonna top that. So all you could really do was try to rip off what you liked about it and sort of throw it back at people in a different way.


  • His father’s ancestry is Irish, Scottish, and English. His mother’s lineage is half Belgian (Flemish) and half Italian/Sicilian.
  • Huge fan of professional wrestling.
  • recording a debut solo album after splitting up with his former band, Zwan. [2004]
  • His first solo album, entitled “The Future Embrace” was released on the 21st June. [June 2005]
  • He first appeared with his head shaved in an episode of “Saturday Night Live” in 1995.
  • The last footage of Billy with hair is the video for “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”.
  • Started shaving his head when he began losing his hair in the 1990’s.
  • Attended Glenbard North High School, also attended by Kiele Sanchez.
  • Co-wrote the Courtney Love and Hole song, “Celebrity Skin”.
  • The Smashing Pumpkins album, “Machina II”, was never released in stores. Instead, out of his angst toward the animosity of the record company, he released the album for download, free of charge, from his website.
  • Only member of the Smashing Pumpkins to appear on every album.
  • During the band’s over 20 years together, the Smashing Pumpkins put forward nine critically acclaimed albums: Gish, Siamese Dream, Pisces Iscariot, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, Machina the Machines of God, Machina II the Friends and Enemies of Modern Music, Zeitgeist and Oceania.
  • Composed most of the songs for both his bands, The Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan. He also co-wrote the album “Celebrity Skin” for Courtney Love’s band Hole.
  • After buying a pawn shop guitar, he discovered that it whined when he stopped playing it. Instead of trading in the guitar, he actually wrote the whine into the song “Mayonaise”.
  • The debut album of his new band ‘Zwan’ has been a critical fave, as most of Smashing Pumpkins’ albums were, and the band plans to spend 2003 touring in support of the disc. Corgan says Zwan will play no Smashing Pumpkins material in their shows, because he wants the band to establish itself independently of the Pumpkins.
  • Billy Corgan made a short movie with his friends in the early 1980s, titled “Alien 1/2”. The premise was basically a semi-sequel to Ridley Scott’s “Alien”, before James Cameron’s “Aliens” was released in 1986. Corgan and his friends play astronauts who travel to a distant planet, only to be attacked by an alien (it’s actually a plush Tazmanian devil doll). Corgan and his comrades use such tools as a pink hair dryer to combat the beast, which flies above their heads, thanks to some fishing line. Action sequences include a spaceship landing on the planet’s surface, which was achieved by a thin piece of paper, folded into a tirangular shape (for the spaceship), and what appears to be a flat picture of a red planet (most likely Mars). Corgan utters the dramatic line, “And nowwwww, the end is near!”. Bits of this movie were broadcasted on VH1’s “Before They Were Rock Stars”.
  • Has formed a new band called ‘Zwan’ with former Smashing Pumpkins drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin, guitarist Matt Sweeney (from New York indie rock group Chavez), bassist/guitarist/keyboardist David Pajo (from Papa M, Ariel M, Tortoise) and later adding bassist Paz Lenchantin (from A Perfect Circle).
  • Guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter for the band Smashing Pumpkins from 1988-2000. When asked about how his band and others from the “alternative revolution” did in changing the music industry for the better, he responded “We didn’t do a very good job.”
  • Has a large red birthmark that covers the top of his left hand.
  • Briefly joined the British band New Order in 2001, performing live as stand-in guitarist.


  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Shaved head


Title Year Status Character
The Shield 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Air Guitar Nation 2006 Documentary writer: “Cherub Rock” – as William Corgan
Smallville 2005 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Band Camp 2005 Video writer: “Forget It” – as William Patrick Corgan
National Treasure 2004 writer: “Forget It”
S.P.U.N.G TV Series lyrics – 2 episodes, 2004 music – 2 episodes, 2004
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 3 2003 Video writer: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary writer: “Malibu” – as William Corgan
Crossing Jordan 2002 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Spun 2002 arranger: “Jesus, I Have Taken My Cross” – as Corgan / writer: “Freedom Ain’t What It Used to Be”, “Think You Know”, “Revolve”, “Wasting Time”
On the Edge 2001 writer: “1979”
Homicide: The Movie 2000 TV Movie writer: “Crestfallen”
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Vol. 2 2000 Video writer: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”
Any Given Sunday 1999 writer: “BE A MAN”
Stigmata 1999 writer: “Identify”
American Pie 1999 writer: “Celebrity Skin”
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary writer: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”, “Silverfuck” – as B. Corgan
First Love, Last Rites 1997 performer: “When I Was Born, I Was Bored”
Batman & Robin 1997 producer: “The End Is the Beginning Is the End” / writer: “The End Is the Beginning Is the End”
Lost Highway 1997 producer: “Eye” / writer: “Eye”
Ransom 1996 performer: “Lizards”, “Rats”, “Rats with tails”, “Spiders”, “Squirrels”, “Worms 1”, “Worms with vocals” / producer: “Lizards”, “Rats”, “Rats with tails”, “Spiders”, “Squirrels”, “Worms 1”, “Worms with vocals” / writer: “Lizards”, “Rats”, “Rats with tails”, “Spiders”, “Squirrels”, “Worms 1”, “Worms with vocals”
The Simpsons 1996 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Salto al vacío 1995/I writer: “Disarm” – as William Corga / writer: “Mayonaise” – as William Corgan
Lassie 1994 writer: “Today” – as William Corgan
Singles 1992 producer: “Drown” / writer: “Drown”
1992 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Girls 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Bad Words 2013 writer: “Snail”
Glee 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2012 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
Footloose 2011 writer: “Window Paine”
Todd’s Pop Song Reviews 2011 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
10 Years 2011 writer: “Tonite, Tonite”
The Chicago Code 2011 TV Series performer – 13 episodes
Hop 2011 writer: “Celebrity Skin”
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer – 2 episodes
South Park 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Flashforward 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Cold Case 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game writer: “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”
Fanboys 2009 writer: “Today”
Paging David Cronenberg 2008 Short “Eye”
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”
Sputnik 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game writer: “Today”
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: “1979” – as B. Corgan
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: “Cherub Rock”
Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground 2007 Video Game writer: “Tarantula”
Transformers 2007 writer: “Doomsday Clock”
When a Man Falls 2007 performer: “Shangra-La”, “Sky Of Blue”, “Whisper” / writer: “Shangra-La”, “Sky Of Blue”, “Whisper”
Rock Band 2007 Video Game writer: “Celebrity Skin”, “Cherub Rock”
Clerks II 2006 writer: “1979” – as William Corgan
SingStar Rocks! 2006 Video Game writer: “Celebrity Skin”
Title Year Status Character
Head Games 2012 Documentary
Gran Turismo 5 2010 Video Game
Smashing Pumpkins: If All Goes Wrong 2008 Video documentary
Masters of Horror 2005 TV Series 1 episode
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 2004
Spun 2002
Graceful Swans of Never 2001 TV Movie documentary
Hole: Be a Man 2000 Video short uncredited
Stigmata 1999
Music Department
Title Year Status Character
Jessica Simpson: The Price of Beauty 2010 TV Series composer – 2 episodes
Stigmata 1999 music mixer / music programmer
Ransom 1996 music producer: Kidnapper’s Boombox Music
Title Year Status Character
Alternative Press Music Award Show 2014 TV Movie
Spun 2002 Doctor
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The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection 2001 Video video “Thirty-Three”
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Try 2000 Short
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Owata 2011 Short executive producer
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Sweet Daddy 2016 Documentary special thanks post-production
The Sheik 2014 Documentary special thanks
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling 2012 Documentary special thanks
Hit So Hard 2011 Documentary thanks
Title Year Status Character
Man in the Camo Jacket 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
The Swerve 2015-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Smart Studios Story 2016 Documentary Himself
Rock Icons 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest: The Smashing Pumpkins
The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
6 Music: In Concert 2015 TV Series Himself
Algren 2014 Documentary Himself
Beautiful Noise 2014 Documentary Himself
Hurricane Festival 2013 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Smashing Pumpkins: Oceania 3D Live in NYC 2013 Video Himself
Barbed Wire City: The Unauthorized Story of Extreme Championship Wrestling 2013 Video documentary Himself
Downloaded 2013 Documentary Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
Rage 2012 TV Series Himself
Revolution with Brian Solis 2012 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2012 TV Series Himself
TNA Today 2012 TV Series Himself
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary Himself
The Smashing Pumpkins Live at the Metro, 1993 2011 Documentary Himself
Music 2010 Documentary Himself
Ce soir (ou jamais!) 2010 TV Series Himself
Spin’s 25th Anniversary Concert Series 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage 2010 Documentary Himself
We Believe 2009 Documentary Himself
The Chris Isaak Hour 2009 TV Series Himself
The Fillmore Residency 2008 Video Himself
Smashing Pumpkins: If All Goes Wrong 2008 Video documentary Himself
Durch die Nacht mit… 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Smashing Pumpkins: Live from Tower Theater in Philadelphia 2007 Video Vocals and Guitars
Smashing Pumpkins: Inside the Zeitgeist 2007 Video documentary short
Chasing October 2007 Documentary Himself
The Return of Courtney Love 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Loops! 2006 TV Series Himself
The Best Hit USA 2005 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2005 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest / Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2003-2005 TV Series Himself / Themselves
WrestleMania 21 2005 TV Special Himself
New Order: 5 11 Live in Finsbury Park June 9th 2002 2003 Video Himself
Saturday Night Live 2003 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Graceful Swans of Never 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection 2001 Video Himself
WWE Smackdown! 2001 TV Series Himself
Bozo: 40 Years of Fun! 2001 TV Movie Himself – Musical Guest
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself – Member, Smashing Pumpkins
CNN World Beat 2000 TV Series Himself
@MTV with the Smashing Pumpkins 2000 TV Special Himself – Performer
Smashing Pumpkins: Full Circle 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Extreme Championship Wrestling: Anarchy Rulz ’99 1999 Video Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Howard Stern 1997-1998 TV Series Himself
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary Himself (Smashing Pumpkins)
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself (as the Smashing Pumpkins)
David Bowie: An Earthling at 50 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself – Live on Stage with Bowie
Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey 1997 Documentary Himself
MTV News: Year in Rock 1996 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself
The Simpsons 1996 TV Series Himself
Lola da musica 1996 TV Series Himself
Smashing Pumpkins: Vieuphoria 1994 Video documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Himself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos 1994 TV Movie Himself
24 Hours in Rock and Roll 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie Himself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rise & Fall of ECW 2004 Video documentary Himself


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