Serj Tankian
Serj Tankian
Real Name/Full Name Serj Tankian
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Serj Tankian
Birth Place: Beirut, Lebanon
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 21 August 1967
Age/How Old: 56 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 179 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 159 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – Khatchadour
Mother – Alice Tankian
Siblings: N/A
School: Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School
College: California State University, Northridge
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Angela Madatyan
Kids/Children Name: Rumi
Profession: Singer, songwriter, musician and record producer, and activist
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Serj Tankian’s love for music didn’t just end there. He decided to take it to another level and give it more attention and concentration. This bore fruits that have brought him to the place he is today. He is a successful musician, singer, record producer, songwriter, and political activist. In addition to this, he is well known as a primary lyricist, lead vocalist, occasional rhythm guitarist, and keyboardist of a heavy metal band formed in 1994 known as System of a Down.

Well, how well do you know about Serj Tankian? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Serj Tankian’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Serj Tankian to date.

Biography and Early Life

Tankian landed on this earth on 21st of August in 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon. His ancestral roots are in the cities of Urfa and Dörtyol, Kayseri, Tokat all these cities are in modern-day Turkey. His grandparents from both his mother’s and father’s side were both lucky to survive the Armenian Genocide.

When Sej was 7 years old, his parents decided to move to the United States and took him along, and they all settled in Los Angeles. This is where his love for music was meant to be nurtured into a full-fledged career. There is however no information about his siblings if he has any.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Serj Tankian in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Serj Tankian’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 21 August 1967. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 179 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 159 lbs in Pound and 72 kg in Kilograms.


When his parents landed in Los Angeles, they took time to look for a good school where Serj would be enrolled. They settled for bilingual Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School which is located in Los Angeles. Some of his schoolmates are Shavo Odadjian and Daron Malakian who later became his fellow bandmates.

After graduating from bilingual Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School he tried his luck at California State University which is located in Northridge and luckily, he was accepted. He graduated from the university in 1989 after attaining a marketing degree. He started writing songs and playing instruments during his sophomore years particularly the keyboard. His activism also started during his college years as he was appointed the school’s president of the Armenian Students Association.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Serj Tankian With Wife Angela Madatyan
Serj Tankian With Wife Angela Madatyan

After graduating from high school, he focused much on his career, but he never forgot about his love life. Although it is not clear for how long he started dating Angela Madatyan, it is clear that the two dated for a long time before exchanging their marriage vows on 9th June 2012. They held their wedding ceremony at Simi Valley in California. The two welcomed their first child two years after their marriage. They welcomed their son on October 24th 2014 and named him Rumi.

Is Serj Tankian Gay?

Although Serj Tankian took longer to talk about his romantic life in public, it is not enough reason to say he’s gay. His marriage to his long-time girlfriend Angela is enough to prove that he is straight.

Professional Career

The first band that Tankian formed was known as ‘Soil’ but unfortunately, the band didn’t last long as the members left. He didn’t give up as he went ahead to form a second band by the name ‘System of a Down’ alongside his former schoolmates Shavo Odadjian and Daron Malakian. This was a very strong band and together they were able to do great songs and albums three of which became number one on the Billboard 200.

Tankian has however done several solo albums. Some of his solo records include: ‘Elect the Dead’ which was released in 2007. This was followed by different solos some of which include: ‘Harakiri’, ‘Imperfect Harmonies’ and ‘Orca Symphony No.1’ among others. With the band ‘System of a Dawn’ they were able to release several albums. Some of these albums include ‘Steal This Album!’, ‘Toxicity’, as well as ‘Mesmerize’.

When it comes to his activism and advocacy role, he is an advocate of animal and environmental protection. At the same time, he is an author of two poetry books titled ‘Glaring Through Oblivion and ‘Cool Gardens’. He has also appeared in several movies including ‘The Last Inhabitant’, My Little Prince’, ‘Furious’ and ‘1915.


The idea of forming the ‘System of a Dawn’ band turned out to be the best decision he has ever made as far as his career in the music industry is concerned. This is because, apart from the many songs they have managed to release so far, they have also attracted many awards and nominations as a band.

Some of these awards include: 3 Grammy Awards nominations. One was in 2002, the other one was in 2006 while the third one was in 2007. At the same time, they won a Grammy Award in the category of Best Hard Rock Performance in 2006. In 2005, they won a MTV Europe Music Award in the category of Best Alternative, and in 2006, they won an MTV Good Woodie Award

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Serj Tankian in 2024

Serj Tankian Net Worth
Serj Tankian Net Worth

Serj Tankian has done much in life and has been able to receive great recognition in the music industry both as a solo artist and also as a band member. This has highly contributed to his current net worth which is estimated to be $25 million as of 2024. Although we don’t know the much he earns, the net worth is enough to prove that he is well paid.

Serj understood very well that he loved music and the importance of being in a band. Therefore, when his first band was easily broken, he didn’t give up. He went ahead and formed the ‘System of a Dawn’ band which brought a turnaround in his career as a singer.


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