Lars Ulrich net worth: Lars Ulrich is a Danish musician, producer, and songwriter who has a net worth of $220 million. Lars Ulrich has earned his net worth as one of the founding members of the American heavy metal band Metallica. Ulrich was the first Dane to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, when Metallica received that honor in 2009. He was born in Gentofte, Denmark on December 26, 1963 to an upper-middle class family. Ulrich's father, Torben Ulrich was an acclaimed tennis player from the late 1940s into the early 1980s. Torben was also a musician in a jazz band who played with some of greats including Stan Getz. Miles Davis, and legendary saxophonist Dexter Gordon, who also happened to be Lars's godfather. At the age of nine Lars was mesmerized by the performance of the band Deep Purple, especially their album "Fireball". In his youth, Lars was also a tennis player and was going to take professional training at the age of 16, however he chose to focus on drumming instead. Lars soon moved to Los Angeles California where he posted and ad in a local called The Recycler. Through this ad, Ulrich met James Hetfield, with whom he formed Metallica.
Ulrich has changed his drumming style many times throughout his career. In the early 80s 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 today. 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. 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 play in sync with the rhythm guitar played by Hetfield. The simplification in Metallica's overall musical style during the 90s and early 2000s made him change his musical style to a more simple drumming style. However, on Death Magnetic, Metallica's ninth album release, he went back to his old style from the 1980s, in which he played more complex and fast rhythms. Lars has said that fellow 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.
Lars is slightly infamous for spearheading the campaign against file sharing companies like Napster in the late 90s/early 2000s. In April 2000, Metallica filed a lawsuit against Napster for copyright infringement and racketeering. Ulrich has been married twice. He has two children from his second wife Skylar Satenstein. Since their divorce in 2004 he has been dating Danish actress Connie Nielsen, the couple share a son who was born in 2007. They currently live in Marin County, California, north of San Francisco.