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Slash net worth and salary 2019: How did one of America’s most famous guitarist attain such wealth? Read on to find out telling the secret behind Slash successful career and net worth.

Who is Slash?

Slash Net Worth
Net Worth $90 Million
Date of Birth 23rd of July 1965

Saul Hudson is a British-American musician and songwriter popularly known by his stage name Slash. He gained global success and recognition as the lead guitarist of the American rock band Guns N’ Roses in the 1980s and 90s.

He is considered one of the greatest guitarists in rock history. His achievement in the entertainment industry has earned him a reputation that will be remembered and a huge net worth that won’t run dry, at least not for the next three decades.

How did he acquire his wealth? This is what we know..

Early Life

Saul Hudson A.K.A Slash was born on the 23rd of July 1965 to parents Ola and Anthony Hudson, in Hampstead, London.

His mother was a fashion designer of African-American descent, and his father was an English artist who designed the album covers for musicians such as Joni Mitchell and Neil Young.

Slash grew up in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire in his earliest years and was raised by his father and paternal grandparents. His mother moved to Los Angeles due to her demanding job. However, he and his father moved to L.A to join his mother when he was 5.

Slash has a younger brother named Albion ‘Ash’ Hudson. Slash’s parents divorced in 1974, and he became affected by their separation.

He lived with his mother and sometimes would stay his maternal grandmother during his mother’s absence when she leaves for her job.

Sometimes, he would accompany his mother to work, and so, get the chance to meet with several film and music stars. His nickname ‘Slash’ was given to him by actor Seymour Cassel who described Hudson as “always in a hurry, zipping around from one thing to another.”


Slash began his career as a member of the Тіduѕ Ѕlоаn bаnd before he moved to create his own band called Road Crew Together in 1983. He later left his band because they couldn’t get a vocalist, so he joined another called Hollywood Rose whісh іnсludеd Іzzу Ѕtrаdlіn аѕ thе guіtаrіѕt аnd Ахl Rоѕе аѕ thе vосаlіѕt.

His adventure with band Gun ‘N ‘Roses began in 1985 and the release of the band’s debut album titled ‘Appetite for Destruction’ in 1987. The album achieved really high commercial success upon its release, selling over 18 million copies in the US alone and more than 28 million globally.

Other albums released by the band includes GN’R Lіеѕ 1988, Uѕе Yоur Іlluѕіоn 1 & 2 1991, аnd Тhе Ѕраghеttі Іnсіdеnt 1993. Aside from Guns N’ Roses, Slashed has also formed and joined several other bands such as ‘The Snakepit’ and ‘The Velvet Revolver Band’. Here are some of his highlights with the bands

  • It’s Five O’Clock (1995)
  • Ain’t Life Grand (2000)
  • Contraband Album (2004)
  • Libertad Album (2007)

Also, as a solo act, Slash has done collaborations with artists such as Lenny Kravitz and Marta Sanchez where he released albums like Slash 2010, Apocalyptic Love 2012, and World on Fire.

Personal Life

Slash has dual citizenship in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been married twice, twice divorced. Slash married his first wife, Renée Suran who is a model-actress in Marina del Rey, California on the 10 of October 1992.

The two separated just after five years of marriage. He married his second wife, Perla Ferrer on October 15, 2001, in Hawaii.

They had two sons together named London Emilio and Cash Anthony. Slash and Ferrer’s union had complications and Slash moved for divorce in August 2010, but the two reconciled and got back together after two months.

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However, that settlement didn’t last long, Slash filed for another divorce in October 2014. After his divorce with Ferrer, Slash began dating his longtime girlfriend Meegan Hodges.

Slash was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 2001 when he was 35. It’s a heart disease caused by his long years of alcohol and drug abuse.

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He was given between 6 days to 6 weeks max to live. However, Slash survived his medical condition through the help of physical therapy and defibrillator implantation. He has since been sober, and thanks to his ex-wife Ferrer for helping him through these hard times.

Slash also quit smoking after the death of his mother from lung cancer. Slash is also a philanthropist and has been recognized for his longtime contributions to the establishment of welfare programs.

He is also a reptile lover and is a board trustee of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association.

Slash Net Worth: How Did He Achieve Such a Net Worth?

As of 2019, Slash has an estimated net worth of $100 million. His hefty net worth comes largely from his career as a rock musician and his time with Gunѕ N’ Roses band. The band is said to have sold over 100 million records.

Slash has more than 100 guitars, which is not a surprise for someone who loves the instrument and can afford as much as he wants to go by his huge net worth.

His car collection is also a testament to his wealth. Slash owns a luxury of car collection which includes

Awards and Accolades

Slash has received many awards and accolades in his career as a guitarist. He was awarded “Best Guitarist” by Esquire in 2005.

Slash was given the title of “Riff Lord” during Metal Hammer’s fourth annual Golden Gods awards in 2007 and was ranked #21 on Gigwise’s list of “The 50 Greatest Guitarists Ever” in 2008.

In 2009, he was named second-best on the “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” list in Time.

In addition, other awards and accolades include him being honored with a star on the Rock Walk of Fame, he was also awarded the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Award in 2012, and in January 2015, Slash received the Les Paul award.

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