What Is Tommy Lee Net Worth In 2020?
Tommy Lee Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 3, 1962 (57 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.89 m)|
|Profession:||Film Score Composer, Musician, Disc jockey, Actor, Film Producer, Singer-songwriter, Drummer, Songwriter|
Tommy Lee Net Worth In 2020
Tommy Lee is an American drummer and musician who has a net worth of $70 million dollars. Tommy Lee is most widely known as a founding member of and the drummer for Mötley Crüe. With Mötley Crüe, he has released 20 albums (studio, compilations, and live), six of which have gone platinum. He has also enjoyed a successful solo career and is the founder of the rap-metal band Methods of Mayhem.
Tommy Lee Early Life
Thomas Lee Bass was born on October 3, 1962 in Athens, Greece. His father, David Lee Thomas, served in the US Army. His mother, Vassilikki, is one of the contestants for Miss Greece during the Miss World ceremony in 1960. Their family relocated to California when he was approximately one year old.
Lee got his first drum sticks when he was four while his first drum kit when he was a teenager. He went to Charter Oak High School, South Hills High School, and Royal Oak High School. He dropped out of school and pursued his music career. Аѕ а tееnаgеr, hе loved listening to heavy metal music and musicians like Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, and Sweet.
Tommy Lee Career
Lее’ѕ muѕісаl trајесtоrу wаѕ buіlt quісklу wіth thе аdvеnt оf thе hеаvу mеtаl bаnd knоwn аѕ Мötlеу Сrüе. Frоm hеrе, hе quісklу rоѕе tо fаmе аnd buіlt а ѕtrоng fаn bаѕе аnd fоllоwеrѕ оwіng tо hіѕ grеаt muѕісаl wоrk. Не аlѕо wоrkеd оn mаnу аlbumѕ wіth hіѕ bаnd mеmbеrѕ іnсludіng Nіkkі Ѕіхх, Vіnсе Nеіl аnd guіtаrіѕt Місk Маrѕ.
Веѕіdеѕ hіѕ vеrу ѕuссеѕѕful bаnd ѕtоrу, hіѕ ѕоlо саrееr tооk wіngѕ tоо аnd ѕоаrеd hіgh іn thе Аmеrісаn muѕіс іnduѕtrу. Не аlѕо fоrmеd а bаnd knоwn аѕ thе Меthоdѕ оf Мауhеm. Іn аddіtіоn tо hіѕ muѕісаl саrееr, Lее аlѕо ѕtаrrеd іn а rеаlіtу ѕhоw knоwn аѕ Тоmmу Lее Gоеѕ tо Соllеgе оn NВС. Ніѕ tеlеvіѕіоn саrееr wаѕ еquаllу рrоmіѕіng аѕ hіѕ muѕісаl саrееr.
Tommy Lee Wife
Lee first married Canadian model Elaine Starchuk on November 24, 1984. The pair dated for two years before getting married. After 7 days of their marriage, the two separated in December.
Lee meets actress Heather Locklear backstage during an REO Speedwagon concert. The pair got married on May 10, 1986 after a whirlwind year of dating. He was just 23 years old at that time but he was sure that Lockheart is the one. Their wedding was attended by about 500 guests at the Santa Barbara Biltmore. He had been excited to grow old with her, but got separated in 1994. Locklear found out about his sexual encounter with a porn star.
Hi! I’m Mrs.Lee 👋🏽 ☺️❤️
— Brittany Furlan Lee (@BrittanyFurlan) February 15, 2019
Lee got married for the third time with actress and Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson in 1995. They had two sons, namely Brandon Thomas (June 5, 1996) and Dylan Jagger (December 29, 1997). He was imprisoned for six months for kicking Anderson while holding Dylan. She was left with bruises, a torn fingernail, and a safety issue for her two sons. The pair divorced in 1998 but reunited after Lee was released from jail, then split again in 2001. After seven years, they were back together again, but had separated for good.
For the fourth time, he tied the knot with social media personality Brittany Furlan on February 14, 2019. The pair met via instagram in 2017, in which Lee followed her and they’ve arranged to meet. They got engaged on February 14, 2018.
How did Tommy Lee get so rich?
Though Motley Crue had a reputation for the use of hard drugs and alcohol, it didn’t stop them from putting out some of the most iconic metal albums in history. Lee helped the band focus and put out Shout at the Devil in 1983, Theatre of Pain in 1985, Girls, Girls, Girls in 1987, and Dr. Feelgood in 1989. Each album performed better than the one before it, culminating in Dr. Feelgood selling over six million copies and becoming the band’s first and only number one record on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
As well as selling millions of records and performing in arenas, Lee also makes money from endorsement deals, most notably promoting DW Drums in the 80s and 90s, but it has been recently announced that the influential metal drummer will yet again work with the company and endorse its products for the foreseeable future.
The biggest financial success with the band came in 2004, when the drummer joined the band for a reunion and released a compilation album of all their hits called Red, White & Crue. The record went quadruple-platinum, sold more units than any of their proper albums ever did, and sparked a huge comeback tour that was even made in to a DVD. After the world tour, which was 81 shows long and their first tour in six years, the band had made a total of $33 million.
Why is he so famous?
Lee’s band that predates Motley Crue, Suite 19, had a residency in a club in Los Angeles in the 70’s. There were nights where Lee would perform with other huge bands that were also on the crux of fame including Van Helen.
The band’s debut album, Too Fast for Love, though it didn’t sell huge numbers, was still a success as it didn’t cost much to produce and the band put it out on their own independent record label, Leathür Records. Knowing that the band had potential to sell millions of records and sell out arenas, Electra signed the up and comers and throughout the 1980s the band released several chart topping records. Throughout this time, the band leaned in to theatrical performances and became known for their lively and energetic live gigs. There were several tricks the band used, Lee specifically, that could come off as a novelty but nevertheless helped make the group a must-see live performance. These gimmicks included a spinning drum kit, playing on a platform over the crowd, and even mooning the audience, which went on to become a staple of every show.
Something that arguably got Lee as much attention as being a member of Motley Crue ever would, was starring in a sextape with his then partner, Pamela Anderson, in 1995. Though the tape was initially stolen from Lee’s house by a tradesman and then distributed online by Internet Entertainment Group, Lee eventually started making money from the tape as he settled with IEG and they began legally distributing it. It is unknown how much money Lee made from the settlement, but it’s sure to be a lot and it is the world’s first example of a leaked sextape.
After becoming a global icon and having multiple platinum releases under his belt, Lee became the subject of his own reality show, Tommy Lee Goes To College, which was aired on NBC in 2004. That wasn’t his only venture in to reality TV for the drummer, as he starred in Battleground Earth with fellow musician Ludacris.
What He Spends His Money On
Lee bought his Calabasas mansion for $5.85 million in 2007, but it is currently back on the market for $4.59 million. It was previously going for $4.65 million in 2018 and $6 million when he first put it on the market in 2016. It sits in a quiet cul-de-sac in the gated community of Vista Point.
The 10,000-square-foot, three-floored-mansion has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an atrium with indoor waterfalls, a retractable glass roof, a koi pond, a stone saltwater spa, a saltwater piano-shaped pool, a full gym, home theater, wine room, a second kitchen, and an outdoor area with a barbecue, fireplaces, and torch lighting.
It was truly made for a rockstar though because Lee converted the 13-car garage into a recording studio equipped with a control room with soundboards, and two sound-proof booths.
Lee also probably took a good chunk of money out to furnish the huge Californian house. It has everything from regal dining chairs and huge king-sized beds, to huge mirrors and statues of Buddha.
Lee previously owned a Spanish villa-style mansion with then-wife, Pamela Anderson, which had similar features as his Calabasas home. The home was on the market for $3 million in 2018, so Lee probably paid a similar price for it.
As for cars, Lee has owned tons and has once said that he was obsessed with having a luxury car collection. He has a 1968 Chevy Impala that he paid $10,000 for and spent another $40,000 on customizations. He also used to own a Ferrari Testarossa with vanity plates, which had the license plate number, “ROCNROL”.
In late May 2018, Lee listed his Calabassas, California home for $4.65 million. The 10,000-square-foot home has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms as well as an atrium with indoor waterfalls and a retractable glass roof. The home also has a koi pond, a stone saltwater spa, and a saltwater piano-shaped pool. It also has a full gym, home theater, wine room, a second kitchen, and an outdoor area for entertaining complete with a barbecue, fireplaces, and torch lighting. Lee converted the 13-car garage into a recording studio. He had previously listed the home in 2016 for $6 million.