Fred Durst is an American singer, songwriter, and director who is best known as the frontman and lyricist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit. He has also worked on several independent films and collaborated with various artists from different genres. As of 2023, Fred Durst’s net worth is estimated to be around $25 million.
Fred Durst’s Biography and Early Life
Age, Height, and Weight
In Jacksonville, Florida, Fred Durst was born on August 20, 1970. He turned 53 in 2023. He weighs 165 pounds and is 5’8″ (173 cm).
Personal Life and Relationships
Fred Durst has two children from three marriages. He divorced Rachel Tergesen in 1993 after their 1990 marriage. His second marriage to Esther Nazarov in 2009 ended after three months. In 2012, he married Russian makeup artist Ksenia Beryazina, his third wife. They have a 2008 son, Dallas Durst. From his connection with Jennifer Thayer, Fred Durst had a 1990 daughter called Adriana.
Education and Background
Fred Durst grew up in North Carolina and Florida. He attended Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia, North Carolina, where he graduated in 1988. He then joined the US Navy for two years but left in 1990. He moved back to Jacksonville with his father and worked as a landscaper and a tattoo artist. He developed an interest in music, especially hip-hop, punk rock, and heavy metal. He started to rap, skate, beatbox, and DJ.
Fred Durst’s Career and Achievements
Music Career with Limp Bizkit
Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland established Limp Bizkit in 1994. Later, DJ Lethal became a turntablist. The band’s rap-rock style attracted to underground music. They earned fame traveling with Korn and playing George Michael and Paula Abdul songs.
Limp Bizkit signed with Interscope subsidiary Flip Records in 1997. Their first album Three Dollar Bill, Y’all contained the smash track “Counterfeit” that year. The US album sold over two million copies.
Limp Bizkit’s second album, Significant Other, topped the Billboard 200 in 1999. The album has four singles: “Nookie”, “Break Stuff”, “Re-Arranged”, and “N 2 Gether Now”. The album sold over 7 million US and 14 million globally.
Limp Bizkit’s third album, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, topped the Billboard 200 in 2000. Xzibit, Method Man, Redman, DMX, Scott Weiland, and Aaron Lewis guested on the album. The album has five singles: “My Generation”, “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle),” “Take a Look Around”, “My Way”, and “Boiler”. The album sold over six million US and 12 million globally.
Limp Bizkit’s fourth album, New Old Songs, was a remix collection of their previous songs by producers and DJs released in 2001. The album got mixed reviews from reviewers and fans.
Limp Bizkit released their fifth album Results May Vary in 2003, their first without Wes Borland, who quit in 2001. The album included Snoop Dogg, Brian Welch (previously Korn), Mike Smith (formerly Snot), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Page Hamilton (Helmet), and Halle Berry. The album had three singles: “Eat You Alive”, “Behind Blue Eyes” (a Who cover), and “Build a Bridge”. The US album sold over one million copies.
Wes Borland rejoined Limp Bizkit in 2005 to work on their sixth album, The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1), an EP released that year. The EP sold badly compared to their prior releases despite excellent reviews.
Limp Bizkit released their seventh album, Gold Cobra, in 2011, their first new lineup record since 2000. The album got mixed reviews from reviewers and fans. The album has four singles: “Shotgun”, “Gold Cobra”, “Autotunage”, and “Lightz (City of Angels)”.
Stampede of the Disco Elephants, Limp Bizkit’s ninth album, debuted with Cash Money Records in 2015. Critics and fans panned the album. The album released “Ready to Go” (with Lil Wayne) and “Endless Slaughter”.
Limp Bizkit released their ninth album, Still Sucks, in 2023, making fun of their waning status and relevancy. The album got mixed reviews from reviewers and fans. The album has one song, “Dad Vibes”.
Solo Projects and Collaborations
Besides Limp Bizkit, Fred Durst has also pursued solo projects and collaborations with other artists. He has released two solo albums: Population 436 (2006), which was the soundtrack to his film of the same name, and The Truth (2008), which was a rap-rock album that featured guest appearances by Common, Talib Kweli, Raekwon, Paul Wall, and others.
He has also collaborated with artists such as Eminem, DMX, Method Man, Redman, Xzibit, Everlast, Staind, Puddle of Mudd, Slipknot, Soulfly, Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Korn, Linkin Park, Cypress Hill, and others.
Acting and Directing Career
Fred Durst has also ventured into acting and directing. He has appeared in films such as Zoolander (2001), Be Cool (2005), Population 436 (2006), Sorry Haters (2006), The Longshots (2008), Play Dead (2009), and The Fanatic (2019). He has also appeared in TV shows such as House M.D. (2005), Revelations (2005), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006), and Fastlane (2022).
He has directed four films: The Education of Charlie Banks (2007), which was a drama film that starred Jesse Eisenberg; The Longshots (2008), which was a sports comedy film that starred Ice Cube and Keke Palmer; The Truth (2011), which was a documentary film that followed his solo music project; and The Fanatic (2019), which was a thriller film that starred John Travolta.
Fred Durst’s Net Worth and Assets
Current Net Worth and Growth
Fred Durst’s 2023 net worth is projected at $25 million. This is a big drop from his 2010 $50 million net worth. Due to declining song sales and film performance, his net worth has plummeted.
Sources of Income
Fred Durst’s main source of income is his music career with Limp Bizkit. He earns money from the sales of his albums, singles, merchandise, and concert tickets. He also earns royalties from the streaming and licensing of his songs. He has sold over 40 million records worldwide with Limp Bizkit.
Fred Durst’s secondary source of income is his acting and directing career. He earns money from the box office revenue and DVD sales of his films. He also earns fees for his appearances in films and TV shows.
Fred Durst’s tertiary source of income is his endorsements and sponsorships. He has endorsed brands such as Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Pepsi, Budweiser, Monster Energy Drink, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, WWE Raw, and WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It, Fight Club, and others.
Assets and Investments
Fred Durst owns several assets and investments that add to his net worth. He owns a mansion in Los Angeles that is worth $4 million. He also owns a penthouse in New York City that is worth $2 million. He owns several luxury cars such as a Ferrari F430 Spider ($250k), a Lamborghini Gallardo ($200k), a Bentley Continental GT ($180k), a Mercedes-Benz S-Class ($100k), and a Cadillac Escalade ($80k).
He also owns several artworks by famous artists such as Andy Warhol ($10 million), Damien Hirst ($5 million), Banksy ($2 million), Shepard Fairey ($1 million), and others.
He also owns several shares in companies such as Apple ($500k), Google ($300k), Facebook ($200k), Netflix ($100k), Spotify ($50k), and others.