Frances Bean Cobain was born on 18th August, 1992, in Los Angeles, California. She is a visual artist and a model, but she is mostly known because of her parents: her mother is the singer Courtney Love and her father was Kurt Cobain, the guitarist and lead singer of the rock band Nirvana. Frances has been growing under the spotlight ever since she was born. Her godmother is the known actress Drew Barrymore.
So just how rich is Frances Bean Cobain? Frances’ net worth was an estimated $170 million, after inheriting about a third of her father’s estate in 2010. Most of the websites which follow celebrities’ money have been writing that Frances Bean Cobain net worth is only $75 million, but the $170 million net worth seems more realistic, as the Kurt Cobain’s net worth was estimated to $450 million. In 2011, Frances bought her first house, a 3,350 square foot building with 4 bedrooms, in West Hollywood.
Frances Bean Cobain Net Worth $170 Million
Frances Bean Cobain had an agitated childhood. She was first removed from her parents’ custody when she was only 2 weeks because of a scandal involving her mother and the possibility that she would have taken heroin during pregnancy. When Frances was almost 2, her father committed suicide, and then she was raised by her mother, her paternal grandmother and her aunts. At the age of 7, her paternal grandmother, Wendy O’Connor, and her aunt, Kimberly Cobain, her father’s sister, became her co-guardians. When she was 17, Frances had to get a restraining order against her mother.
Frances Cobain attended Bard College in New York to study art. Media have written in 2009 that she refused the role of Alice in “Alice in Wonderland” in order to focus on her studies and there were also rumors she could have played Ella, in the “Twilight” series. Frances had a short career as a model and worked as an intern of the magazine “Rolling Stone”, in their offices in New York. She had appearances in Elle magazine and Harper’s Bazaar. She also modeled for Heidi Slimane in 2011.
In 2010, Frances has recorded her first song, for “My Space”, the debut album by Evelyn Evelyn, the duo formed by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley. She was also the executive producer of a HBO documentary about her father’s life and career, called “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”. Frances Bean Cobain exhibited her first art collection in Los Angeles when she was only 17, using the pseudonym Tim Fiddle. Her first sketches were all sold for prices between $250 and $400 each.
In 2010, when she turned 18, Frances has inherited 37% of her father’s estate and became millionaire. She also owns the publicity rights for Kurt Cobain’s name and image, so her net worth will continue to grow, because her father’s name continues to make money.
Frances Bean Cobain tried to grow without publicity, even if she was the famous child of two of the most popular rock stars of the ‘90s. She is engaged to the musician Isaiah Silva.
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