Lee Russell Bennington Personal Life & More

Lee Russell Bennington is rose to fame as the father of Chester Bennington, the late singer-songwriter who was once the lead singer of the heavy metallic band “Linkin Park.” Lee Russell Bennington got hitched thrice and had six children, but only one of them became famous. Keep on reading to find out more about Lee Russell Bennington.

Personal life of Lee Russell Bennington

George Bennington and his wife, violently Bennington welcomed their son Lee Russell Bennington on March 5, 1942. The couple had two daughters before having Lee. They split up when Lee was only three years old.

Lee Russell Bennington served the American military during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he became a police officer handling cases of child abuse. Later, Bennington followed in his father’s footsteps, who was a car broker and entered the automobile industry.

Lee worked in the automotive industry for many years before starting his own company, Bennington Auto Sales, in 1992. The business was successful, and at its peak, it employed over 30 people. However, in 2001, the business began to experience financial difficulties, and by 2004, it was forced to declare bankruptcy.

Despite the setback, Lee remained positive and continued to support his son’s music career. He was present at many of Linkin Park’s early shows, and even helped the band load their equipment into their van.

Net Worth

Lee Russell Bennington had an estimated net worth of $50 million in 2012, which he amassed during his time in the military, police, automobile business, various investments and real estate. His son, Chester Bennington, was estimated to be around $30 million before his death in 2017.

All about Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington was an incredible musician and actor who was best known as the lead singer for the rock band Linkin Park. He was born in Arizona in 1976 and died by suicide in 2017.

Bennington was a talented vocalist and had a wide range of musical influences. He was a self-taught artist who could perform on a broad range of instruments. He was also a gifted songwriter and had a knack for creating catchy hooks and melodies.

In the 2000s, Linkin Park was counted among the immensely popular bands. They released six studio albums, all of which were certified platinum or higher by the RIAA. Their music was a mix of alternative rock, rap, and electronica, and they were known for their high-energy live shows.

Chester Bennington was a talented and beloved musician who left us far too soon. Fans around the world will miss him.

Linkin Park

Linkin Park is a six-member rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Since their formation in 1996, the band has sold more than 70 million albums and won two Grammy Awards. Their music style is characterized as alternative rock, nu metal, and rap metal. The band’s name was taken from Lincoln Park in Santa Monica.


In an interview with Kerrang! magazine, Chester said that his father was a huge fan of music and that he gave him his first guitar. Lee Russell introduced his son Chester to heavy metal music by going to live concerts of bands like Metallica. Bennington passed away in 2013 four years before his son Chester.