David Lee Roth Net Worth

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David Lee Roth Net Worth:
$60 Million

David Lee Roth net worth: David Lee Roth is an American singer, songwriter, radio DJ and author who has a net worth of $60 million. David Lee Roth is best known for being the original frontman for the incredibly successful rock band Van Halen from 1974 to 1985. Since leaving Van Halen in 1985, he has been a successful solo artist, releasing numerous RIAA-certified Gold and Platinum albums. After more than two decades apart, Roth re-joined Van Halen in 2006 for a North American tour that became the highest-grossing in the band's history. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen.

Early Life: David Lee Roth was born on October 10, 1954, in Bloomington, Indiana. His father was an ophthalmologist and his mother was a teacher. He has a sister, Lisa Roth, who is the creator of the Rockabye Baby lullaby music series. Roth grew up in Bloomington and Swampscott, Massachusetts, his family moved to Pasadena, California when he was a teenager. He developed an interest in music at an early age. He attended a number of schools and saw a psychiatrist for three years, eventually attending a ranch for troubled teens where he cared for a horse to build a sense of responsibility. He attended The Webb Schools in Claremont, California, and John Muir High School in Pasadena, then Pasadena City College (although he did not graduate) where he met the Van Halen brothers, Eddie and Alex. During this period Roth worked as a hospital orderly.

Career: In 1973 Roth joined the band Mammoth with brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen, which would later be named Van Halen after finding out that the name Mammoth was being used by another band. Performing original and cover songs, Van Halen eventually gained local success, becoming a regular feature at the Starwood Club. During their four-month stint there they were discovered. In 1976, Gene Simmons took note of the band (especially Eddie Van Halen, who Simmons hoped to recruit for his own band, KISS) and assisted them in producing their first demo tape.  In early 1977, Warner Brothers' Ted Templeman came to the Starwood, heard the group, and signed them to a contract.

Released in 1978, the debut album Van Halen earned the band significant national attention. The original Van Halen released five more successful albums over the next seven years. Roth is often credited with promoting Van Halen's image as the quintessential rock band, one devoted to a lifestyle described by David Fricke in Rolling Stone as "a nonstop booze-and-babes party train." Despite this wild image, Roth was key to the band's success both as the lead singer and as their principal lyricist. Roth's lyrics worked in harmony with music composed by Eddie Van Halen to create the trademark tunes that helped transform Van Halen into a band that ruled the charts and the airwaves for seven years.

In early 1985, while still a member of Van Halen, Roth released Crazy from the Heat, a popular solo EP of off-beat standards. Singles for "California Girls" and "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" succeeded largely due to innovative music videos, which featured ridiculous characters created by Roth and his Creative Chief Director, Pete Angelus, who directed Van Halen's Roth-era videos.

Later that year he split from Van Halen and continued with his solo career, releasing Eat 'Em and Smile, and later Skyscraper, which gave Roth his first international hit, "Just Like Paradise." Roth released two other solo albums, A Little Ain't Enough in '91, and Your Filthy Little Mouth in '94, before taking hiatus from music and working as an EMT in the late 90s. Roth then reunited with Van Halen to record the Best Of Volume 1, but after an infamous appearance at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards, Roth left again to write a memoir titled Crazy From Heat, published in '97. In February of 2007, David Lee Roth reunited with Van Halen once again, and the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March of that year. The band began their reunion tour in September, which grossed more than $93 million, the highest of any North American tour in the band's history.

In December 2011, Van Halen announced a 2012 tour with Roth. The new Roth-fronted Van Halen album A Different Kind of Truth was released on February 7, 2012, and a tour commenced that month.

On October 14, 2012, Roth began to broadcast a video webcast on his YouTube channel, and soon also on iTunes, called The Roth Show. In the show, Roth speaks about a wide variety of topics including making music videos with Van Halen, tattoos and sarcasm.

In March 2015, a new live album was released, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, recorded in June 2013 during the A Different Kind of Truth Tour. That same month, the band made its first foray into American television by appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where they announced a new tour.

In 2018, Roth, together with business partner and tattoo artist Ami James, created INK the Original, a full line of skincare products that protect tattooed skin. Roth spent more than 300 hours getting tattooed in Japan between 2013 and 2014 and saw the body art market expand

In 2019 Roth announced a nine-date solo residency at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino House of Blues in 2020, with shows scheduled for Jan. 8, 10 and 11 and March 18, 20, 21, 25, 27 and 28. He also signed on for an American tour with the band Kiss, playing 43 cities as an opening act.


Personal Life: David Lee Roth has never been married. David Lee Roth has been in relationships with Caron Bernstein (1991 – 1992), Fleur Thiemeyer (1986), Sônia Braga (1984 – 1985), Apollonia Kotero (1983) and Ann Boleyn (singer). Roth has, at various times, been connected to Sabrina Guinness (1985), Connie Hamzy (1984), Rita Rae Roxx (1982), Stacy Yarbrough, Elle Macpherson, Savannah, Tawny Kitaen, Wendy O. Williams, and Valeri Kendall.

David Lee Roth has no children.

Roth has a vocal range of five octaves and three notes.

Real Estate: David Lee Roth lives in an expansive home in Pasadena, California.

David Lee Roth Net Worth

David Lee Roth

Net Worth:$60 Million
Date of Birth:Oct 10, 1954 (65 years old)
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession:Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Author, Guitarist, Record producer, Paramedic, Songwriter, Actor, Radio personality
Nationality:United States of America
Last Updated:2020
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