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Charles Manson Net Worth

Charles Manson Net Worth is
$400,000

Charles Manson Biography

Charles Manson, born Charles Milles Maddox on 12 November 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio USA to Kathleen Maddox, was notionally a singer and songwriter who, however, is notorious for leading the infamous Manson Family who committed several murders in 1969. He passed away in 2017.

So just how rich was Charles Manson? The criminal has a net worth over $400,000, according to late 2017 reports. Most of his wealth was acquired by selling his recordings, interviews, photos and more through various websites his followers manage.

Charles Manson Net Worth $400,000

Manson’s biological father was Walker Scott, whom Manson supposedly never met, and after he was born, his mother married a laborer, William Manson. Although the marriage ended quickly, the boy kept his stepfather’s last name. Manson’s mother was a criminal and a prostitute who soon abandoned her child, putting him in a boys home. Manson became involved with crime at an early age, and found himself behind bars over and over again. During the times when he was out of jail, he survived by stealing cars, committing burglaries and pimping. After a particular 10-year imprisonment had ended, Manson moved to San Francisco and established himself as the guru to a hippie group to whom he preached his philosophy about an upcoming race war, which he called ‘Helter Skelter’, borrowed from The Beatles song. He convinced them that after a ‘nuclear attack’, they would be saved and become the mentors to the blacks who would win the war and rule the world. The Manson group consisted largely of young women, and was called the Manson Family. They were initially known for their unconventional lifestyle and extreme drug use.

Eventually, Manson organised and persuaded a group of his most obedient followers to carry out a series of murders in 1969. After their first victim Gary Hinman fell, Manson sent his group to the house of film director Roman Polanski and his wife actress Sharon Tate, to kill everyone inside. Polanski was absent, but aside from Tate, other victims included the four house guests. The following night Manson and his group killed a supermarket executive Leno LeBianca and his wife Rosemary. All victims of the Manson murderers were brutally killed, being continually stabbed with various weapons. When the murderers had finally been caught, an extensive trial began, revealing that they had also killed three other people. Manson and most of his followers who committed the crimes were sentenced to death. When California abolished the death penalty in 1972, their sentences were reduced to life in prison. In 1975 a Manson follower, Lynette Fromme, attempted to kill US President Gerald Ford in Sacramento. Manson subsequently served his sentence in California’s Corcoran Prison.

Prior to Manson’s murders, he had been writing and recording music with several of his followers. He had developed a love for music and learned to play guitar while serving time in a prison in his younger days, hoping for a music career when released. His album “Lie: The Love and Terror Cult” was released after his 1969 imprisonment.

During the 1980s, Manson recorded music in prison, including “Commemoration”, “Live at San Quentin” and “The Way of the Wolf”, but the recordings were not released. In 2007 his album “The Summer of Hate – the ’67 Sessions” was released, containing the Family’s 1967 recordings.

Manson’s music, along with the interviews and Manson’s spoken words has been sold by several websites, earning Manson his net worth. Even some popular bands have released his songs, such as Guns N’ Roses and Marilyn Manson, although without notable success.

In 1974 Manson’s prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi published a book about Manson’s life, “Helter Skelter”. Another book that took the Manson Family crimes as its subject was the 2002 “The Dead Circus” by John Kaye. Several documentaries and movies have been based on Manson’s life, including the 1976 “Helter Skelter” and the 1984 “Manson Family Movies”. Manson’s character also appeared in an episode of “South Park”. The 2015 crime drama “Aquarius” portrayed the story based the Manson Family events.

Speaking of Manson’s personal life, in 1955 he married Rosalie Willis with whom he had a son. After their divorce, Manson married prostitute Leona Stevens in 1959, and fathered another son. He divorced Leona in 1963 and later had a third son with his then girlfriend and follower Mary Brunner in 1968. In 2009 a DJ and songwriter Matthew Roberts stated that he may be Manson’s son, as his mother had been the member of Manson Family, who left the family after being raped by Manson in 1967.

While in prison, Manson became engaged to a young girl, Afton Burton in 2014; the couple obtained a marriage license, but they never married. Manson applied for parole several times, but there was never a chance that he would be released, as the  each time the parole board concluded that he had no chance of permanent rehabilitation, and would be a danger to society.

Charles Manson died of natural causes in Corcoran Prison, California, on 19 November 2017, aged 83.

Quick Facts

Full NameCharles Manson
Net Worth$400,000
Date Of BirthNovember 12, 1934
Place Of BirthCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Height5' 2" (1.57 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Composer, Writer
EducationNational Training School for Boys in Washington, D.C, Gibault School for Boys in Terre Haute, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLeona "Candy" Stevens
ChildrenMatthew Roberts, Charles Milles Manson, Jr.,, Charles Luther Manson, Valentine Michael "Pooh Bear" Manson, Channel #5, Charles Milles Manson, Jr.,
ParentsWilliam Manson, Kathleen Maddox, Colonel Scott, Walker Scott, Kathleen Maddox obama
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=42635
Movies"Manson" (1973), "Charles Manson Superstar" (1989), "Life After Manson" (2014), "The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" (2008), "Manson Family Movies" (1984),
TV Shows"Aquarius" (2015)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1During the trial following the Tate-LaBianca murders, then-Pres. Richard Nixon publicly called Manson obviously guilty. When the papers printed this, Manson held the paper up in front of the jury, hoping that it would necessitate a retrial. The retrial never happened.
2Disciplinary Custody, Security Housing Unit, California State Prison at Corcoran. [December 2000]
3Played by Steve Railsback in the original TV version of Helter Skelter (1976).
4Is portrayed by Michael Reid MacKay in Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990)
5Is portrayed by Jeremy Davies in Helter Skelter (2004).
6When Manson was nine he was caught stealing and sent to reform school. Later, at age 12, he was caught stealing again and sent to the Gibault School for Boys in Terre Haute, IN, in 1947. He spent nearly a decade in prison (1958-1966), and returned again in 1971 to serve his life sentence.
7While he is one of the most famous and despised criminals of the 20th century, Manson is not known to have ever personally killed anyone.
8Met record producer Terry Melcher, famous for his work with The Byrds and other groups, through Dennis Wilson. Melcher recorded Manson once in a studio and once at Spahn Ranch with a mobile unit, and considered signing him to a contract, but lost interest when he saw Manson lose his temper with a Family member. Manson and Tex Watson (Charles Watson) had visited Melcher's rented house on Cielo Drive (where Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski were later tenants) and, contrary to popular opinion, Manson knew that Melcher had moved out when he sent his family members there to murder its residents; the house was picked because the Family knew the layout of the place, and Manson wanted to "send a message" to Melcher.
9Did not audition for a part in The Monkees (1966) in 1965, despite stories to the contrary (and also didn't meet comedian Mike Warnke that year, as was later claimed). Manson was in prison serving a ten-year sentence for forgery and mail theft in 1965, and wasn't paroled until 1967.
10Never blinks when speaking. This was used by Anthony Hopkins in his Hannibal Lecter movies after he watched videos of Manson interviews.
11He misinterpreted The Beatles' songs "Helter Skelter" and "Blackbird" to have hidden messages of an impending race war that would destroy the world and leave Manson and his "Family" to inherit the earth. In reality, "Helter Skelter" referred to a fairground ride.
12Was found to have an IQ of 121 (above average/superior) while at McNeil Island Penitentiary, while his IQ, on a previous occasion, had been measured at 109 (average/above average).
13Though only charged with two murders, he claims to have committed 35 and some authorities think even that may be an understatement.
14His mother was an alcoholic and sometime prostitute who once left him with a barmaid for a pitcher of beer.
15His "Family' has rubbed shoulders with "Church of Satan", the "Process Church of Final Judgment", the "Circe Order of Dog Blood" and even the "Foue Pi Movement".
16He started an organization called ATWA (Air, Trees, Water, Animals). It is not an environment conservation society.
17Created the "Land Armada", a fleet of armoured dune buggies that was meant to protect his "Family" at Spahn Ranch during the war of "Helter Skelter".
18When Brian Warner became a rock star, he adapted a stage name that was a combination of his favorite actress' name (Marilyn Monroe) and that of his idol (Charles Manson). Brian Warner, of course, was Marilyn Manson. Ironically, Monroe and Manson were also aliases--Manson's real name is Charles Maddox, and Monroe's real name was Norma Jean Mortensen.
19Manson received his last name from William Manson, who was briefly married to his mother.
20Son Valentine Michael Manson (nicknamed "Pooh Bear"), with Manson Family member Mary Brunner, born circa 1969. The child was placed with an adoptive family upon Manson's arrest.
21Other artists recording or quoting Manson compositions include GG Allin ("Garbage Dump"), Scramblehead ("The Fires Are Burning"), The Lemonheads ("Home Is Where You're Happy" and a quotation from "Big Iron Door" in their song "Clang Bang Clang"), and Marilyn Manson (a quotation from "Mechanical Man" in his song "My Monkey").
22His mother, Kathleen Maddox, was 16 when he was born. His father is unknown, but believed to be a Colonel Scott, possibly a light-skinned African-American. She won a child-support order against Scott, but collected almost no money from him.
23Was present at the Leno LaBianca and Rosemary LaBianca murder scene, the night after Sharon Tate's death, but left before the murders were committed, leaving them up to his followers. His charges were for masterminding the murders.
24Was taught how to play guitar by Alvin Carpis while they were both in prison.
25A failed folksinger and songwriter, several recordings of his works are commercially available, most of which were recorded in prison (as a convicted felon, he receives no money from the sale of these recordings. Any royalties are paid into a victims-rights fund; among its recipients are Voytek Frykowski's son Bartek Frykowski (Bartlomiej Frykowski)).
26Two of his songs were recorded by other artists. "Cease to Exist", retitled "Never Learn Not to Love", was recorded by The Beach Boys prior to the infamous murders, appearing on their album "20/20" (Manson sold the song outright to drummer Dennis Wilson on the condition that the lyrics not be changed, and was furious enough to threaten Wilson's life when he heard the changes). "Look At Your Game, Girl" appeared later (unindexed) on the Guns N' Roses CD "The Spaghetti Incident?".
27Has been denied parole each time his hearings have come up.
28Convicted in 1971 of seven murders in the late summer of 1969, including that of eight-month-pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of director Roman Polanski) and their friends Voytek Frykowski, Jay Sebring and Abigail Folger, as well as Steve Parent, who was visiting Tate's groundskeeper, William Garretson. Tate's unborn baby boy was buried as Paul Richard Polanski.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Swastika on his forehead
2Long unwashed Hair
3Mountain man beard


Quotes

#Quote
1I smoke a little grass, I've taken a lot of peyote. Acid? Yeah, a bit of acid, but I never touched acid 'til '67. Now the people I was with who you said I turned on to acid, they turned me on to acid. In other words, that was the new trip to me and it wasn't all that big a trip to me. And I didn't really care for it and I don''t fuck with speed at all and I've never had a needle in my arm. Except for a blood test.
2Paranoid schizophrenia in the forties, there was only a few of us because they just invented those tags from some college somewhere and we were just a small group of people. But now there are many paranoid schizophrenias because all these these guys that are graduating from college that are readin' all these books, anything they can't understand is a paranoid schizophrenia.
3[Ted] Bundy's a rumpkin. Bundy's a poop butt. Bundy's his mama's boy. Bundy's out there trying to prove something to his own manhood that's got nothing to do with me. I don't roll around with poop people like that. I stand with people that can stand with themselves.
4Section 8, all the discharged men of the Second World War raised me. Ferguson was an Ensign in the Navy, he raised me. All the guys that came back from the war raises all the kids that are locked up in prisons.
5Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine. Man, your mind is going a billion miles an hour man woooo. You know that's what I call confusion. That's helter skelter you know.
6There's all kinds of Jesuses. There's a black Jesus down in Florida. He's having a good time. There's a Mexican Jesus in Mexico. I mean there's Jewish Jesus. Jesus you know, all kinds of Jesus. Jesus coming back everywhere and nothing can stop it! It's the consciousness that lives in your mind!
7I don't want to take my time going' to work. I got a motorcycle and a sleeping bag and 10 or 15 girls. What the hell do I want to go off and go to work for? Work for what? Money? I got all the money in the world. I'm the king man. I'm the run the underworld guy. I decide who does what and where they do it at. Who am I to run around and act like I'm some teenybopper somewhere for somebody else's money? I make the money man, I roll the nickels. The game's mine. I deal the cards.
8I am special. I am not like the average inmate. I have put five people in the grave. I've been in prison most of my life. I'm a very dangerous man.
9I'm special. I'm not like the average inmate. I have spent half my life in prison. I am a very dangerous man.
10Can't fight for peace and you cannot capture freedom. It's happenin' right here, Jack, right here.
11Your water's dying. Your life's in that cup. Your trees are dying. Your wildlife's locked up in zoos. You're in the zoo Man. How do you feel about it.
12Everyone's God and if we don't wake up to that there's going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we're doing bad things to the atmosphere. The automobiles and fossil fuels are destroying the atmosphere and we won't have air to breathe.
13Prison doesn't begin and end at the gate. Prison is in the mind. It's locked in one world that's dead and dying or it's open to a world that's free and alive.
14I know this: that in your own hearts and in your own souls, you are just as much responsible for the Vietnam War as I am for killing these people.
15We are all our own prisons, we are all our own wardens and we do our own time. Prison's in your mind. Can't you see that I'm free.
16The street is my world. I don't go uptown and pretend to be anything fancy. I can, but I find more real in the world that I'm in than I do with tinsel. And the real world is the one I have to deal with everyday.
17Do you feel blame? Are you mad? Uh do you feel like wolf kabob Roth vantage? Gefrannis booj pooch boo jujube; bear-ramage. Jigiji geeja geeble Google Begap flagagaggle vaggle vedich-waggle bagga?
18The truth is ugly so we put our prophets in prison.
19You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Now everybody's crazy.
20Believe me, if I started killing people...there'd be none of you left.
21Look down at me and you'll see a fool. Look up at me and you'll see your god. Look straight at me and you'll see yourself.
22[interview with Diane Sawyer, 1994, on the Tate-LaBianca murders] They maybe [sic] influenced, or they might have thought they were my instructions, but I wasn't . . . I wasn't, uh . . . directing traffic.
23[talking to an interviewer] If I wanted to kill somebody . . . I'd pick up this book and beat you to death with it! And I wouldn't feel a thing! It'd be like walking to the drug store.
24Maybe I should have killed four or five hundred people...then I would have felt better. Then I would have felt I really offered society something.
25Nobody. I'm nobody. I'm a tramp, a bum, a hobo. I'm a boxcar and a jug of wine... and a straight razor-if you get too close to me.
26My uncle told me don't go to no Yankee school, boy. So I burned the school down.


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
LegendsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter2009Documentary writer: "Cease to Exist"
Inside the Manson Gang2007Documentary performer: "Garbage Dump" / writer: "Garbage Dump"
Cease to Exist2007Documentary performer: "Cease to Exist", "Mechanical Man", "1967-68 Demo Recordings", "Eyes of a Dreamer"
Citizen Shane2004Documentary performer: "My World", "Invisible Tears" / writer: "My World", "Invisible Tears"
The Manson Family2003performer: "Garbage Dump", "Your Home Is Where You're Happy", "I'll Never Say Never to Always", "Mechanical Man' / writer: "Garbage Dump", "Your Home Is Where You're Happy", "I'll Never Say Never to Always", "Mechanical Man'
I Was a Teenage Serial Killer1993Short performer: "Eyes of a Dreamer" / writer: "Eyes of a Dreamer"
Manson Family Movies1984Video performer: "Look at Your Game Girl", "People Say I'm No Good", "Cease to Exist", "Don't Do Anything Illegal", "I Am a Mechanical Man", "Garbage Dump" / writer: "Look at Your Game Girl", "People Say I'm No Good", "Cease to Exist", "Don't Do Anything Illegal", "I Am a Mechanical Man", "Garbage Dump", "Never Ask Why Love Never Dies", "Ride Away", "Love's Death", "What Would You Have Me Do?", "Get on Home", "Look at Your Love", "I'll Never Say Never to Always"
Helter Skelter1976TV Movie writer: "I'm Scratching Peace Symbols on Your Tombstone" a.k.a. "First They Made Me Sleep in the Closet", "Garbage Dump", "I Can't Remember When"
The Other Side of Madness1971performer: "Mechanical Man" / writer: "Mechanical Man"

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lie2009Short music by
Citizen Shane2004Documentary

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ten Monologues from the Lives of the Serial Killers1994writings

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dahmer vs. Gacy2010thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rainbow's Edge2015Documentary short completed
Old Man2012Documentary short voice
Zelené hnutie2011Documentary shortHimself (ATWA) (rumored)
Iconoclast2010DocumentaryHimself
Lockup2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Inmate
Inside the Manson Gang2007DocumentaryHimself
Citizen Shane2004DocumentaryHimself (voice)
True Crime Authors2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
What Happened After...?2001TV Series documentary
American Justice Set2000Video documentaryHimself
Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind1999Video documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Turning Point1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Charles Manson Superstar1989Video documentaryHimself
Death Diploma1987DocumentaryHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHimself
Manson1973DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Seventies2015TV Series documentary post-productionHimself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Life After Manson2014Documentary short
The Drunken Peasants2014TV SeriesHimself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV SeriesHimself
Dead of Night2013TV SeriesHimself
Born to Kill?2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryHimself
I Am Bruce Lee2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Will You Kill for Me? Charles Manson and His Followers2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dateline NBC2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Il falso bugiardo2008Himself
Final Days of an Icon2008TV MovieHimself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2008TV SeriesHimself
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cease to Exist2007DocumentaryHimself - Singer & Songwriter, Convicted Murderer
Hippies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Disorder in the Court 2: 20 More Outrageous Courtroom Moments2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Dark Side of Porn2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream2005DocumentaryHimself
The Weather Underground2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Hardcore Poisoned Eyes2000Himself
Short Insanity 62000Video documentaryHimself - Narration (segment "Bovine Vendetta")
Hendrix2000TV MovieHimself (under arrest) (uncredited)
Faces of Evil2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Justice1992-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Holy Smoke1999Himself - Speaks to Reporters (uncredited)
Bovine Vendetta1998ShortHimself - Narration
South Park1998TV SeriesHimself
Shock-X-Treme, Vol. 1, - Snuff Video1997Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Assassinations That Changed the World1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Many Faces of Death, Part 61995Video documentaryHimself
Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 2: Assassination in the 20th Century1993Video documentaryHimself - under arrest
Death Scenes 21992Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins1992DocumentaryHimself - Under Arrest
Charles Manson Then and Now1992DocumentaryHimself
The Doors1991Himself (uncredited)
The Geraldo Rivera Show1988TV SeriesHimself
Worst Crimes of the 20th Century1987Video documentary shortHimself
Great Crimes of the Century1986Video documentaryHimself
The Killing of America1981DocumentaryHimself
This Is America Part 21980DocumentaryHimself
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