What Is David Draiman’s Net Worth?
David Draiman is an American singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $8 million. Draiman is greatest identified for being the lead singer for the heavy steel band Disturbed alongside Dan Donegan, Mike Wengren, and John Moyer. Due to his trademark percussive singing fashion and distorted voice, David was ranked #42 on “Hit Parader’s” 2006 record of the “Prime 100 Metallic Vocalists of All Time.” Disturbed has launched the studio albums “The Illness” (2000), “Imagine” (2002), “Ten Thousand Fists” (2005), “Indestructible” (2008), “Asylum” (2010), “Immortalized” (2015), and “Evolution” (2018) and is thought for the hit singles “Stupify,” “Down with the Illness,” “Stricken,” “Contained in the Fireplace,” and “The Sound of Silence” (a canopy of the 1965 Simon & Garfunkel single).
Draiman additionally shaped the band System with former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo, and in 2013, they launched a self-titled album, and their single “Vilify” reached #1 on the “Billboard” Lively Rock and Mainstream Rock charts.
David Draiman was born David Michael Draiman on March 13, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York. David grew up with mom Miriam, father YJ, and brother Benjamin, and when he was 12, his father (a small-business proprietor and actual property developer) went to jail for embezzlement. YJ ran for Mayor of Los Angeles in 2013 and 2017, and he has declared his candidacy for 2022. Draiman’s mother and father are Jewish, and although they weren’t observant of their religion throughout his youth, they enrolled him in Orthodox colleges and took him to Israel a number of instances. He attended L.A.’s Valley Torah Excessive Faculty, Chicago’s Fasman Yeshiva Excessive Faculty, and Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Institute for Torah Research. David began his first band whereas attending Valley Torah Excessive Faculty, and he was requested to go away the Wisconsin Institute for Torah Research after his freshman 12 months. He advised “The Jerusalem Put up” in 2011, “I could not actually abdomen the rigorous spiritual necessities of the life, I simply wished to be a traditional teenage child, and right here I used to be being shipped of to a yeshiva.” Draiman additionally advised the publication that he educated as a hazan and “led Excessive Holy Day companies various years in Chicago.”
David graduated from Chicago’s Ida Crown Jewish Academy in 1991. Round this time, Draiman’s girlfriend, a heroin consumer who launched David to the drug, died by suicide, and he later wrote the tune “Contained in the Fireplace” concerning the tragedy. When he was 18, Draiman awakened beneath a parked automotive on New 12 months’s Day, shirtless, shoeless, and almost frozen to loss of life, and had no concept how he received there. After detoxing, he determined to by no means use heroin once more. After graduating from highschool, David studied on the Yeshivas Neveh Zion in Kiryat Ye’arim, Israel, for a 12 months, and in 1992, he enrolled at Loyola College Chicago to start pre-law research. He earned a Bachelor of Arts diploma in Political Science and Authorities, Philosophy, and Enterprise Administration in 1996, and although he was accepted into legislation faculty, Draiman determined to not go since he was solely thinking about prison protection legislation. He mentioned of the choice, “I could not actually take a look at myself within the mirror and say I will lie for a residing and shield criminals.” After school, David discovered work as an administrative assistant in a healthcare facility, then he spent 5 years operating a healthcare facility as soon as he earned his administrator’s license.
In 1996, Disturbed’s lead vocalist left the band, and Draiman received the gig after coming throughout an audition discover in a Chicago music publication. The band launched their debut album, “The Illness,” on March 7, 2000, and it was licensed 5x Platinum within the U.S. The only “Down with the Illness” went Platinum and reached #5 on the “Billboard” Mainstream Rock chart and #8 on the Fashionable Rock Tracks chart. Their follow-up, 2002’s “Imagine,” topped the “Billboard” 200 chart, as did their subsequent 4 albums. “Imagine” went 2x Platinum within the U.S., and the only “Prayer” reached #3 on the Fashionable Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock charts. The 2x Platinum album “Ten Thousand Fists” was launched in 2005 and featured the Gold single “Stricken.” In 2007, the Disturbed observe “This Second” was featured on the “Transformers” soundtrack, and in 2008, the Platinum album “Indestructible” topped the charts within the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The only “Contained in the Fireplace” went Gold and reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart. That 12 months online game developer Harmonix started providing Disturbed tracks for play in “Rock Band,” beginning with “Indestructible,” “Excellent Madness,” and “Contained in the Fireplace.”
The band’s fifth album, 2010’s “Asylum,” featured the singles “One other Method to Die,” “The Animal,” and “Warrior,” which all cracked the highest 10 on the Mainstream Rock chart. Disturbed went on hiatus in 2011, and so they returned with the Platinum album “Immortalized” in 2015. The album featured a canopy of “The Sound of Silence,” which was licensed Platinum or larger in eight international locations and made it onto “Loudwire’s” lists of the “20 Greatest Rock Songs of 2016” and “10 Greatest Rock Movies of 2016.” In 2018, the band launched the album “Evolution,” and the singles “A Motive to Struggle” and “No Extra” reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart. In early 2020, they introduced a tour for the 20 th anniversary of “The Illness,” nevertheless it was postponed and ultimately canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
David married mannequin/actress Lena Yada on September 25, 2011, and so they welcomed son Samuel Bear Isamu Draiman on September 12, 2013. Samuel was born three weeks earlier than his due date, and Lena was in labor for 23 hours. Draiman supported Bernie Sanders through the 2016 presidential marketing campaign, and with reference to politics, he has mentioned, “I am liberal about every little thing that’s issue-based so far as ideology, however I am additionally of the opinion of a really small authorities. I do not agree with the fiscal insurance policies of the Democrats, however I definitely do not agree with the right-wing craziness of the Republicans.” David can also be “a really, very sturdy supporter of Israel perpetually,” and he criticized the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions motion (which Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters was concerned in) in opposition to Israel in 2019, stating “The very notion that Waters and the remainder of his Nazi comrades determine that that is the way in which to go forward and foster change is absolute lunacy and idiocy. It is mindless in any respect. It is solely primarily based on hatred of a tradition and of a individuals in a society that has been demonized unjustifiably because the starting of time.”
Awards and Nominations
Disturbed has earned two Grammy nominations, Greatest Onerous Rock Efficiency for “Contained in the Fireplace” in 2009 and Greatest Rock Efficiency for “The Sound of Silence” in 2017. The band was named Rock Artist of the 12 months on the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards, and that 12 months “The Sound of Silence” was nominated for Rock Tune of the 12 months and Greatest Cowl Tune. Disturbed has been nominated for greater than a dozen “Loudwire” Music Awards, profitable Greatest Metallic Tune of the twenty first Century for “Down with the Illness” in 2016 and Greatest Rock Video for “The Sound of Silence” in 2017 in addition to the Video Countdown Corridor of Fame award for “The Vengeful One” in 2015. On the 2007 Spike Guys’ Selection Awards, they gained the Ballsiest Band award, and so they have been named Artist of the 12 months at Octane’s 12 months-Finish Awards in 2016. Disturbed has additionally obtained nominations from the “Billboard” Music Awards (Rock Artist of the 12 months in 2006) and SiriusXM Octane Music Awards (Artist of the 12 months, Most Devoted Followers, and Album of the 12 months for “Immortalized” in 2015).
In 2009, Draiman paid $2.35 million for a 8,269 sq. foot house in Austin, Texas. He put the six-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom “castlelike” house available on the market for $2.25 million in February 2017, then relisted it for $1.99 million just a few months later.