Maynard James Keenan Net Worth In 2021

Maynard James Keenan
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Maynard James Keenan is an American musician, songwriter, comedian, record producer, actor, martial artist, and winemaker. Keep reading to find out what is Maynard James Keenan net worth in 2021.

He likes to be well versed in everything he does, which can undoubtedly be seen in his well-rounded career.

He is mostly known in the public eye for being the lead singer and primary lyricist of the rock genre band “Tool.” He also joined the rock band “The Perfect Circle” and “Puscifer” later on.

Keenan likes to experiment with new things, which has led him to work in the other intersection of the entertainment industry that is acting and comedy.

He made cameos in movies like “Crank: High Voltage” (2009) and TV series “Comedy Bang! Bang!” in 2015.

He is also known for his philanthropy endeavors and performing for various social causes and disasters.

If you follow rock bands religiously, Maynard James Keenan’s works are probably not unknown to you.

But how much have you tried knowing about him as a person? Do you happen to know his age, height, roots, or his net worth?

Keep reading as we will be covering everything and inform you precisely what Maynard James Keenan net worth is in 2021.

Maynard James Keenan Net Worth and Overview

Net Worth$68 Million
Date of Birth17 April, 1964
Age56 years old
Height5 feet 6 inches
Source of WealthEntertainment and Winemaking Industry
Country of OriginUnited States of America
Last UpdatedFebruary, 2021

Early Life

Maynard James Keenan was born on 17th April, 1964 in the city of Ravenna, Ohio. He was born in a Southern Baptist family.

His mother was Judith Marie, and his father Michael Loren Keenan. He has mixed Irish and Italian lineage.

Keenan’s parents separated in 1968, which led him to live a disruptive childhood. He didn’t get to meet his father even in 12 years since he moved to Scottville.

Keenan’s passion for music and his ways to express his creativity was blocked in the new household. His mother suffered from a hemorrhage resulting in paralysis. He soon moved in with his father in Scottville.

Keenan graduated from “Maso County Central High School” in 1982. Keenan wrestled and sang in the “Glee Club” side by side studies.

Maynard James Keenan joined the U.S army in 1983, being inspired by the 1981’s comedy film “Stripes.”

He had the desire to get the G.I Bill fund, which could pay for his art school. But he soon rejected an appointment to “West Point” and opted to pursue his long time dream that is music.

In the 1980s, Keenan started juggling as bass guitar player for “TexA.N.S” and singer of “Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty.”

He also wrote songs, and one of them, “Sober,” turned out to be a massive success for “Tool.”


Maynard James Keenan met his “Tool” bandmate Danny Carey when he recorded with “Green Jello” as a guitar player and backup vocal.

He developed a friendship with renowned musicians like Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Zack de la Rocha. “Tool” was formed in 1990 when Keenan moved to Los Angeles and he met Adam Jones.

“Tool” had the lineup, including Keenan as the lead, guitarist Jones, Danny Carey as the drummer, and bassist Justin Chancellor.

Tool signed to the record “Zoo Entertainment” in 1991, which soon led to them releasing an EP “Opiate” and touring. “Tool’s” debut album was released in 1993 named “Undertow” and reached a milestone like “Gold” and “Platinum” within a year timespan.

The band received a Grammy after the release of their second album “Ænima” in 1998. Keenan has been working on other side hustles like “The Perfect Circle” and “Puscifer” besides “Tool.”

“Fear Inoculum” made a comeback in 2019, the fifth studio album of “Tool” after 13 years of hiatus.

“Mer de Noms” (2000) was the first released album of “A Perfect Circle,” and they went to release 4 studio albums. “Puscifer” was formed in 2003, and they have 4 albums in their bag as well.

Maynard James Keenan then ventured into acting and comedy through his film debut in 2002, “Bikini Bandits.” He then appeared in the sequel “Bikini Bandits 2” (2004). He kept making cameos in various movies and shows here and there.

Keenan owns “Merkin Vineyard,” “Caduceus Cellars,” located in Cornville, Arizona.

He is also a partner of “Stronghold Vineyards” in the Kansas Settlement in Sulfur Springs Valley, Arizona. Keenan named the wines “Nagual del Judith” after her late mother. 

In 2016, Maynard James Keenan’s biography named “A Perfect Union of Contrary Things” was released.

Highlights and Achievements

  • Grammy Award for the “Best Metal Performer” for  album “Ænima” (1998)
  • Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for “Schism” ( 2001)
  • No. 21 in “Hit Parader’s” 2006 list of “Heavy Metal’s All-Time Top 100 Vocalists”

Age, Height and Weight

Maynard James Keenan is 56 years old as of February 2021. He has a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs approximately 65 kg.

Personal Life

Keenan married his girlfriend, Lei Li on 10th September, 2012. The couple had a daughter named Lei Li Agostina Maria together on 25th July, 2014. He reportedly has a son named Devo H. Keenan.


Maynard James Keenan was often blamed for “Tool’s” delay of album release after the 13-year hiatus. To which guitarist Adam Jones expressed that he felt anxious as Keenan was facing all the heat for the delay.

Later on, Keenan said to “shut up and get on with it” as it had nothing to do with their work.

The author of “Dallas Observer,” Garrett Gravley, also wrote an article remarking Keenan’s performance as “disappointingly stale.” Fans soon started defending Keenan and expressed their anger.

Maynard James Keenan Net Worth in 2021

Tool's Maynard James Keenan
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Maynard James Keenan has a net worth of approximately $68 million as of February 2021. He has proved that with passion and dedication, you can pursue anything.

His multi-faceted career has definitely contributed to his immense net worth. Keenan also gives back to society through his philanthropy work.

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