Tom Araya Net Worth

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Tom Araya net worth is
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Tom Araya is a Chilean-American musician with a net worth of $14 million dollars. Produced in 1961 in Vina del Mar, Chile, Tom Araya started playing bass guitar when he was eight years of age. Eight years and his older brother would normally play music together with Tom about the bass guitar and Cisco on the guitars. During the 1980s, Araya became a certified respiratory therapist and shortly after joined Slayer. His tune “Eyes of the Insane” won a Grammy Award. Slayer has sold over three million copies of their ten studio albums by 2009.

Tom Araya Net Worth $14 Million Dollars

In 2006, Araya got gall bladder operation, which delayed the group’s tour and record release. Four years later, Araya’s surgery interrupted another Slayer tour. Araya is regarded as among the top 100 Finest Metal Vocalists of All-Time by “Hit Parader”.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 6, 1961 age 54
Birth place: Viña del Mar, Chile
Profession:Singer, Musician, Bassist, Songwriter, Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Sandra Araya (m. 1995)
Children:Ariel Asa Araya, Tomas Enrique Araya Jr.
Parents:Tina Araya
Siblings:Johnny Araya
Music groups:Slayer
Movies:Slayer: Live Intrusion

Interesting Facts

1His older brother taught him guitar
2He is the 4th child in a family of 7.
3He lives in Buffalo, Texas.
4He is a gun collector.
5In early days in Slayer, he didn't contribute that much to their lyrics
  • it was usually Jeff and Kerry that did the lyrics, even though he'd
been writing lyrics for himself for quite some time. But around "South of Heaven" from 1988, his lyrics began to appear on the Slayer records, and it was clear to everyone that Tom's main interest was in serial killers. He's written about Jeffrey Dahmer (in the song "213") and Ed Gein (in "Dead Skin Mask").
6When older he studied to become a respiratory therapist. He also had a job - and went to school. When he joined the band in 1982, he tried to be on top of all of it. As he said "What I tried to juggle was working, studying and also being in the band. There was a lot of nights when I'd get home in the early hours of the morning after a gig, unload the equipment, then go and get just an hour's sleep, before having to get up and go to work".
7Has a son named Tomas Enrique Araya Jr. (b. 14th June 1999)
8Joined Slayer when they were originally an Iron Maiden cover band.
9Has a daughter Ariel Asa Araya (b. 11 May 1996)
10Lead singer/bassist for Slayer


1From the heaviest of the heavy to classical to country, that's what I listen to, I listen to a variety and I enjoy good music, good songs.
2We have been fortunate, fortunate enough to have lasted as long as we have because a lot of bands don't last that long.




Green Room2015writer: "War Ensemble" - as Thomas Enrique Araya
Sex Tape2014writer: "Expendable Youth" - as Tomás Araya
Law Abiding Citizen2009writer: "Bloodline" - as Tomas Araya
Guitar Hero: Metallica2009Video Game writer: "War Ensemble"
Punisher: War Zone2008writer: "Final Six" - as Tomas Araya
Saw III2006lyrics: "Eyes of the Insane" Slayer VS The Legion of Doom
Haggard2003writer: "Divine Intervention"
Dracula 20002000writer: "Bloodline"
Bride of Chucky1998writer: "Human Disease"
Judgment Night1993writer: "Disorder"



Gutterdammerung2016Burning Man
Zombex2013Nowhere Man
Suicidal Tendencies: Institutionalized1984Video short



Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimself
Headbangers Ball1992TV SeriesHimself - Slayer
Arena1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre: The Movie2014Himself
Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax: The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria2010DocumentaryHimself
Global Metal2008DocumentaryHimself
Anvil: The Story of Anvil2008DocumentaryHimself - Bassist, Slayer
Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal2006DocumentaryHimself
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey2005DocumentaryHimself
Slayer: Still Reigning2004Video documentaryHimself
Viva la Bam2004TV SeriesHimself - Slayer
Headbangers Ball2003TV SeriesHimself
Slayer: War at the Warfield2003Video documentaryHimself
Viva2001TV SeriesHimself - Slayer
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll2001DocumentaryHimself (Slayer)
Ozzfest1997Video documentaryHimself
Drop Dead Rock1996Themselves

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