|Net Worth:||$45 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 11, 1958 (61 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.842 m)|
|Profession:||Writer, Songwriter, Bassist, Musician, Fashion designer, Entrepreneur, Photographer, Author, Record producer, Radio personality|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Nikki Sixx Net Worth: Nikki Sixx is an American musician, songwriter, author, fashion designer, radio host and photographer who has a net worth of $45 million. Sixx is best known as the co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the band Mötley Crüe. He also has enjoyed a successful solo career. As of 2020, he is back on the road with Mötley Crüe, for a stadium tour with Poison, Def Lepard, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
Early Life: Nikki Sixx was born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr. on December 11, 1958, in San Jose, California. Sixx was raised by his single mother Deana Richards after his father left the family. His mother later abandoned him and his grandparents raised Sixx. He moved quite a bit in his younger years. While living in Jerome, Idaho, Sixx's youth years turned out to be a troubled one, as he became a teenage vandal, broke into neighbors' homes, shoplifted, and was expelled from school for selling drugs. His grandparents sent him to live with his mother, who had moved to Seattle. Sixx lived there for a short time and learned how to play the bass guitar having bought his first instrument with money gained from selling a guitar he had stolen.
He grew up listening to Deep Purple, Harry Nilsson, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Queen, Black Sabbath and later discovered T. Rex, David Bowie, and Slade.
At the age of 17, Sixx moved to Los Angeles and began various jobs such as working at a liquor store and selling vacuum cleaners over the phone while he auditioned for bands. He eventually joined the band, Sister, after answering an ad in The Recycler for a bass player. Soon after recording a demo, Feranna was fired from Sister along with bandmate Lizzie Grey. Sixx and Grey formed the band, London, soon afterward, in 1978. During this time, he legally changed his name to Nikki Sixx
Career: In 1981, Sixx founded Mötley Crüe alongside drummer Tommy Lee. They were later joined by guitarist Mick Mars through an ad in the local newspaper, and singer Vince Neil, with whom Lee had attended high school. The band self-recorded their debut album, Too Fast for Love, which was subsequently released in November 1981 on the band's own Leathür Records label. After signing with Elektra Records, they re-released the same album in 1982. The band then went on to record and release Shout at the Devil, which was a huge hit and made the members of Mötley Crüe superstars. They released three more albums during the '80s, Theatre of Pain in 1985, Girls, Girls, Girls in 1987, and Dr. Feelgood in 1989. The latter ended up being their most successful record, staying in the charts for 114 weeks after its release.
After releasing the compilation album, Decade of Decadence, in 1991, Neil left the group and was replaced by John Corabi. The band released one self-titled album with Corabi, in 1994, before firing him in 1996. Afterward, they reunited with Neil, with whom they released Generation Swine in 1997.
In 1999, Tommy Lee left the group and was replaced by former Ozzy Osbourne drummer, Randy Castillo, with whom they released the album, New Tattoo, in 2000. The group went on hiatus soon after. A 2001 autobiography entitled The Dirt packaged the band as "the world's most notorious rock band". The book made the top ten on The New York Times Best Seller list and spent ten weeks there. Mötley Crüe reunited in 2004, during which Sixx declared himself sober.
In 2006, Mötley Crüe completed a reunion tour, featuring all four original members, and embarked on a co-headlining tour with Aerosmith, called The Route of All Evil. In April 2008, the band announced the first Crüe Fest, a summer tour, that featured Sixx's side project Sixx: A.M., Buckcherry, Papa Roach, and Trapt. On June 24, 2008, Mötley Crüe released their ninth and final studio album, Saints of Los Angeles, with Sixx credited as either writer or co-writer on all tracks. The band officially retired in 2015.
Sixx wrote most of Mötley Crüe's material, including tracks such as "Live Wire," "Home Sweet Home," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Kickstart My Heart," "Wild Side," "Hooligan's Holiday," and "Dr. Feelgood". In the 1990s, all four members began contributing to the material on the albums.
During his time with Mötley Crüe, Sixx became addicted to heroin. He estimates he overdosed "about half a dozen times." On December 23, 1987, Sixx overdosed on heroin and was reportedly declared clinically dead for two minutes before a paramedic revived him with two syringes full of adrenaline.
Outside of Mötley Crüe, Sixx has collaborated with a number of artists and groups, co-writing and/or producing songs, such as Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones, Lita Ford, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, and others.
Sixx launched the clothing line "Royal Underground" in 2006 with musician Kelly Gray, formerly the co-president and house model of St. John. It only included men's clothing at first, but eventually expanded into women's attire as well.
In 2010, Nikki Sixx and Kerri Kasem hosted nationally syndicated rock/alternative music radio programs "Sixx Sense" and "The Side Show Countdown" via Premiere Radio Networks both based in Dallas, Texas.
Personal Life: From May 1989 to November 1996, Sixx was married to his first wife, Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt; they have three children: Gunner Nicholas Sixx (born January 25, 1991), Storm Brieann Sixx (born April 14, 1994), and Decker Nilsson Sixx (born May 23, 1995).
One month after the divorce from Brandt, Sixx married his second wife, another Playboy Playmate, actress Donna D'Errico. Sixx and D'Errico have one daughter, Frankie-Jean Mary Sixx (born January 2, 2001). They separated shortly after their daughter's birth and reconciled months later when Sixx completed rehab. They separated again on April 27, 2006, and divorced in June 2007.
On November 4, 2010, Sixx was spotted at the Call of Duty: Black Ops Launch Party in Santa Monica, California with Courtney Bingham. On November 26, 2012, Nikki revealed to the public that he proposed to Courtney while vacationing in St. Barts. They were married on March 15, 2014. Their daughter, Ruby Sixx, was born in July 2019.
Sixx practices Transcendental Meditation, as he considers it an important self-help technique.
Real Estate: In July 2014, Sixx and his wife bought a mansion in Los Angeles suburb Westlake Village for $4.125 million. The 10,300-square-foot single-story home is set on 1.2 acres. The home has high ceilings, large main rooms, a family room wet bar and extensive loggias that make the home ideal for entertaining. A spa sits off the swimming pool and another is by the master suite. The pool cabana has bathrooms, a covered area, and an outdoor shower. There are a total of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
Shortly after buying the Westlake Village mansion, Sixx listed his former home in Calabassas for sale for $2.399 million. Set in a gated community on a third of an acre corner lot, the home has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, wood floors, an office with built-ins, a loft, a music room/home theater, a swimming pool, spa and barbecue center with fireplace and pizza oven. He purchased the home in 2011 for $1.89 million.