Know About Joel Madden; Kids, Net Worth, Nicole Richie, Height, Brother

Published Date: 03 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 03 Mar, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Though some family trouble tried to obstruct in his early life, Joel Madden found music as his friend to create something out of nothing. What more, he got the company of his twin brother in amplifying his music career with the pop-rock band, The Madden Brothers.

American native Joel Madden serves as a lead vocalist for the American pop punk band, Good Charlotte. Besides, the talented star holds multiverse professionalism as a record producer, DJ, actor, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Short Bio: Age, Brother, Height

Singing sensation Joel Madden was born as Joel Rueben Madden on 11 March 1979 in Waldorf, Maryland. He is one of the fourth child of his parents, Robbin Madden (mother) and Roger Combs (father). Besides his twin brother and one-half of The Madden Brothers, Benji Madden, Joel shares sibling bond with his older brother, Josh Madden, and younger sister, Sarah Madden.

After his father abandoned his family at an early age, Joel has to go through some troubled time. However, it was his mother who took care of him and his other siblings. Growing up, Joel joined La Plata High School for his early studies.

Joel stands at a tall height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75m) and weighs at 75 kg (165 lbs). He is surely a lady killer with smoky hazel eyes and dark brown hair.

Music Career

At his age of 16, Joel and his brother, Benji formed their own band- Good Charlotte alongside fellow high schoolers Paul Thomas, Aaron Escolopio, and Billy Martin. Following some performances at local bars and parties, the band came up with a debut album titled Good Charlotte in 2000, where Joel contributed as a lead singer.

Besides, Joel and his band members appeared in the 2001 film, Not Another Teen Movie as the guests at the school’s prom. On top of that, Joel had cameo roles on Fat Albert (2004) and Material Girls (2006).

After the albums like The Young and the Hopeless (2002), The Chronicles of Life and Death (2004), and Good Morning Revival (2008), his band decided to take a pause in 2011. After that, he and Benji started The Madden Brothers and recorded Before-Volume One in 2011. Three years later, they came up with the debut studio album titled Greetings from California.


Joel Madden and his brother, Benji Madden performing as The Madden Brothers (Picture: Stuff)

Besides, on 23 November 2011, Joel transformed from being the only singer to the judge of the inaugural season of a singing reality show titled The Voice Australia. He became the coach of the show till the end of the fifth season in 2016.

What Is Joel Madden’s Net Worth?

The 39-year-old musician is still going great with his professional career. Besides his singing, Joel earns a fortune from his other career perspective as the judge of a reality show and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. To this point, the American music personality amasses the commanding net worth of $16 Million.

Two Kids Before Marriage With Nicole Richie

Joel Madden is on cloud nine relationship-wise since meeting the girl of dreams, Nicole Richie more than a decade ago. Nicole, who is acclaimed as a fashion designer, author, model, and actress, started dating the music star in December 2006.


Joel tours the Disney World with his wife, Nicole Richie on 23 January 2018 (Picture: Joel’s Instagram)

Well, before their engagement in February 2010, Joel and The Simple Life actress welcomed two kids in their life: a daughter named Harlow Winter Kate Madden (born on 11 January 2008) and a son named Sparrow James Midnight Madden (born on 9 September 2009). The couple later shared the wedding vows on 11 December 2010. 

Before Nicole, Joel dated American actress/singer Hilary Duff for over two years. He was only 16 when he began the relationship with the teen idol in July 2004. Following that, Hilary’s mother, Susan publicized their relationship in June 2005 before the couple called quit in November 2006.

Some Interesting Facts About Joel Madden

  • Joel changed his last name to Madden after his father walked out of his life.
  • His twin brother, Benji, who is a guitarist in The Madden Brothers, is married to American actress Cameron Diaz.
  • Joel’s older brother, Josh also works in the music industry.
  • Joel and his wife, Nicole created The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation in 2007 which aims to create and promote an online registry to inspire the purchases of items for the needy ones.
  • He has a habit of chewing toothpicks in order to control the number of cigarettes he smokes a day.  
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