Who is Fred Durst?
Fred Durst is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and director. He is the frontman and lyricist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released nine studio albums.
Fred Durst was born William Frederick Durst on August 20, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida. He moved to Orlando at one year old, and then to a farm in Cherryville, North Carolina, when he was two. His mother remarried Bill Durst, a local police officer, and had another child, Durst’s half-brother Cory. In the fifth grade, Durst moved to Gastonia, North Carolina, where he graduated from Hunter Huss High School.
As a child, Durst was bullied, which he incorporated into his music. At the age of 12, he took an interest in breakdancing, hip hop, punk rock, and heavy metal. He began to rap, skate, beatbox, and DJ. After two years in the Navy (1988-1990), Durst moved back to Jacksonville with his father. He worked as a landscaper and a tattoo artist while developing an idea for a band that combined elements of rock and hip-hop.
Fred Durst is 52 years old as of August 2023.
Durst has been married twice. His first marriage was to Rachel Tergesen in 1990. The couple had one son, Nathan, before divorcing in 1993.
Durst’s second marriage was to Jodi Durst in 2004. The couple had three children together: Dallas, Austin, and London. They divorced in 2011.
Durst has been linked to several other women, including Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.
Fred Durst’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million. He has earned his wealth through album sales, touring, and his film career.
Durst began his music career in the early 1990s, forming Limp Bizkit with his friends Sam Rivers, John Otto, Wes Borland, and DJ Lethal. The band released their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Y’all$, in 1994. The album was a commercial success, and Limp Bizkit quickly became one of the most popular bands in the world.
Limp Bizkit released their second album, Significant Other, in 1999. The album was an even bigger success than their debut, and it spawned the hit singles “Nookie” and “Break Stuff”. Limp Bizkit continued to release successful albums throughout the 2000s, including Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000) and Results May Vary (2003).
In addition to his music career, Durst has also pursued a career in film. He made his directorial debut in 2007 with the film The Education of Charlie Banks. He has also appeared in several films, including Population 436 (2006) and The Fanatic (2019).
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