Lars Ulrich is a Danish musician, producer, and songwriter, he has a net worth of $175 million. Lars Ulrich has earned his net worth as a heavy metal drummer, and one of the founding members of the American heavy metal band Metallica. Ulrich was the first Dane to receive the honor, when he and the rest of Metallica were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. He was born in Gentofte, Denmark on December 26, 1963 to an upper-middle class family. Ulrich's father, Torben Ulrich, who was an acclaimed tennis player from the late 1940s into the early 1980s, was also a musician with a jazz band. Torben played with some of greats including Stan Getz and Miles Davis; legendary saxophonist Dexter Gordon, who also happened to be Lars's godfather. At the young age of nine Lars was mesmerized by the performance of the Deep Purple Band, buying the band's Fireball album the next day. In his youth Lars was also a tennis player and was going to take professional training at the age of 16, however he took to the drums instead. In LA she posted and ad in the local Los Angeles newspaper called The Recycler, Ulrich met James Hetfield and formed Metallica.
Ulrich has changed his drumming style many times throughout his career in the early 80's he was known for his fast, aggressive and, more or less, basic thrash beats. He would often utilize the double bass technique, which has become highly popular among heavy metal drummers. Many of Metallica's early songs, such as "Metal Militia" from Kill 'Em All, "Fight Fire with Fire" from Ride the Lightning, "Battery" from Master of Puppets and "Dyers Eve" from …And Justice for All contain Ulrich's style of fast thrash drum beats. This style of drumming has made him a pioneer many drum techniques, such as the double bass drum. . Ulrich uses groove in his drum style, including clean and fast double bass beats in many songs and heavy drum fills. He also likes to in sync with the rhythm guitar played by James Hetfield. The simplification in Metallica's overall musical style during the 90's and early 2000's made him change his musical style to a more simple drumming style. However on Death Magnetic, Metallica's ninth album release in 2008 he went back to his old style from the 1980s, in which he played more complex and fast rhythms. Heavy metal drummers Ian Paice and Bill Ward were big influences on his playing. Ulrich endorses Tama Drums, he also has a full signature drum kit as well as a signature lacquer finish, Zildjian Cymbals and Remo Drumheads.
Metallica filed a lawsuit against the company Napster for copyright infringement and racketeering in April of 2000 for their website of file sharing music. Ulrich has been married twice, more ending in divorce he has two children from his second wife Skylar Satenstein, an emergency medicine physician. Since their divorce in 2004 he has been dating Danish actress Connie Nielsen the couple share a son born in 2007, and they currently live in Marin County, California, north of San Francisco.