Tom Morello- Bio, Age, Wife, Ethnicity Net Worth

Tom Morello- Bio, Age, Wife, Ethnicity Net Worth

This article will provide all the information about Tom Morello, his net worth, career, and more.

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Tom Morello Biography And Early Life

Thomas Baptist Morello is a famous American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and political activist. He is notable for being a part of the successful Rage Against the Machine rock band. He is also famous for being an active member of a rock band named Audioslave.

Morello was born in Harlem, New York, on May 30, 1964. He is 59 years old. His father, Ngethe Njoroge, was Kenya’s first ambassador to the United Nations. His mother, Mary Morello, was a schoolteacher from Marseilles, Illinois.

He was raised in Libertyville, Illinois, by his mother alone since his father left the family when he was only 16 months old. His mother was a postgraduate holder of a Master of Arts from Loyola University, Chicago. She moved around several countries, including Spain, Germany, Kenya, and Japan, as an English language teacher between 1977-1983.

Morello developed an interest in politics at a very young age. He used to think differently and usually said he was the only anarchist in a school full of conservatives. Morello also started loving music while in high school. Later, he and Zack de la Rocha founded “Rage Against the Machine,” one of the most influential rock acts of the 1990s.

Morello joined his first cover band, Nebula as the head singer at the age of 13. He has written varied songs for the band, which consisted of politically inspired lyrics.

Tom Morello founded a band, Lock-up, in the 1980s, for which he played the guitar. He bought his first guitar in 1982. His first album, “Something Bitchin’ This Way Comes,” was a critical hit. However, the band disbanded. Later, Morello co-founded Rage Against the Machine and released numerous albums with the band.

Its first album was released in 1992, and the second, Evil Empire, came in 1996.

Besides being one of the best guitarists, Morello is well-known for his socialist political views. He has co-founded a monthly program on Pacifica Radio station KPFK, Axis of Justice, in Los Angeles.

Morello has also appeared in many documentaries, including Iron Maiden: Flight 666, Sounds Like A Revolution, and the Guerrillero Heroico photo of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.

He was featured as a terrorist in Iron Man and an uncredited Son’a officer in Star Trek: Insurrection. Though Morello did not win many awards for his talent, he was ranked 40 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists list.

Tom Morello Age, Height, Weight

Morello was born on May 30, 1964, and is now 59 years old. He measures 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighs 75 Kg.

Tom Morello Net Worth

Tom Morello Net Worth

As of 2023, Tom Morello’s net worth is estimated at around $40 million. He earns above $3 million yearly.

Tom Morello Education

Morello completed his primary education at Libertyville High School. He also participated in various musical and band groups in his school days. He completed his high school with honors in June 1982.

Later he enrolled at Harvard University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies. Morello graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in social studies in 1986. After his education, Morello moved to Los Angeles and worked as a stripper.

Tom Morello Wife

Tom Morello Wife
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Morello tied the knot with Denise Luiso on July 5, 2009. The couple has two sons, Rhoads Morello, born in 2007, and Roman Morello, born in April 2011.

Morello is a big fan of the Chicago Cubs of the MLB and the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL and has named his second son, Roman, in honor of Roman Gabriel. The family lives in the Laurel Canyon of Los Angeles.

Tom Morello Ethnicity, Nationality, Religion

Morello is the son of an American mother of Irish and Italian descent and a Kenyan Kikuyu father. He is of mixed ethnicity. He professes Catholic religion and holds American nationality.


What is Tom Morello’s age?

Morello was born on May 30, 1964, and is now 59 years old.

What is Tom Morello’s height?

Morello measures 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m).

What is Tom Morello’s weight?

Morello weighs 75 Kg (165 lbs).

What is Tom Morello’s net worth?

As of 2023, Tom Morello’s net worth is around $45 million.

Who is Tom Morello’s Wife?

Morello was married to Denise Morello.

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