In today’s era, where everyone sticks to a certain Tom Morello has shown dynamism in several facets of entertainment. He is an American musician, songwriter, actor and political activist. He is best known for being a member of the rock band, Rage Against the Machine and a former member of Audioslave, also an American rock band.

Due to his immense talent, Tom is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Tom Morello: Biography (Age, Ethnicity)

Thomas Baptist Morello was born on November 30, 1964 in Harlem, New York. He is the only child of Ngethe Njoroge, a Kenyan diplomat and Mary Morello, an American activist. He is of mixed ethnicity. Her mother is American, of Italian and Irish descent, while her father is Kenyan Kikuyu.

Tom was raised solely by his mother after his father moved back to his home country of Kenya. While Tom and his mother lived in Libertyville, Illinois, he attended Libertyville High School, where his mother taught American History.

While at school, Tom started singing in the school choir and was also part of the drama club. He then continued his studies at Harvard University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in humanities in 1986.

The American musician started singing at a very young age, being the lead singer of a group at the age of 13. Cleary, he already knew what he wanted to do with his life from the start.


As mentioned earlier, the American singer was born to Ngethe Njoroge and Mary Morello. His family background makes Tom Morello of mixed ethnicity – an American of Italian, Irish and Kenyan descent.

At the age of 16 months, Ngethe denied the paternity of his son. His great-uncle, Jomo Kenyatta, was the first elected president in Kenya’s history.


Tom Morello, whose music is greatly influenced by the works of Run-DMC, and Jam Master Jay became interested in the guitar at the age of 13. In 1991 Morello formed the band with Zack de la Rocha, Brad Will and Tim Commerford. Rage Against the Machine. The following year, the band signed a recording contract with Epic Records. They have released four albums, the last being the edited recordings of their last two concerts. In 2000 the band subsequently disbanded when Zack de la Rocha went solo and the other three formed Audioslave with Chris Cornell 

In 2003, Tom Morello launched a solo project called The Night Watchman. With his keen interest in politics, he used the music of The Night Watchman to express his political views which he was unable to do as much as he would have liked in Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. He described T the night watchman as his political people alter ego. He sees his music as a reaction against illicit vices and wars. Although he had no intention of recording songs, he released his first solo album, One Man Revolution on April 24, 2007. The following year, another album, La ville fabuleusewas released in September with influences from the works of Bob Dylan and Jim Hendricks.

In October 2011, Rebel World Songs was released. But before that, an EP titled Union Town was released. Proceeds from the sale of EP were donated to the America Votes Union Unity Fund.

With renewed vigor, Tom Morello started another band called The Freedom Fighters Orchestra Carl Restivo, Eric Springsteen and David Gibbs were members. In 2012, Morello joined Springsteen and E Street band on their Australian Wrecking Ball tour. Morello was also part of Prophets of Rage which was formed in 2016, with friends from Rage Against the Machine. The band has since released an EP titled The Party Is Over as well as on various tours.

Besides music, he’s also a comic book writer, writing the Orchid for Dark House comic miniseries. He also wrote songs to accompany each issue of the series. Tom Morello is currently working on a new album entitled Le métro de l’Atlas announced on July 26, 2018. The album is scheduled for release on October 12, 2018.

Personal life: wife – Denise Luiso

Tom Morello is married to Denise Luiso. The couple married in 2009 and have two sons together – Rhoads, born in 2007, and Roman, born in 2011. He also has an eldest daughter from a previous relationship.

Denise has been described as a “behind the scenes” person having worked as a musical supervisor in films like Jack Reacher (2012), Perfect Stranger (2007), Across the Universe (2007), Rent (2005) and a few others.

She is also a devoted and devoted mother to her family.

Tom Morello: Net worth

The musician who has won the admiration of many guitar lovers has a total net worth of $30 million. This is the result of his incredible career and his numerous tours and albums released within different groups. Tom Morello is clearly very hardworking and deserves every penny of his total net worth.