Tommy Lee Net Worth

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Tommy Lee Net Worth:
$70 Million

Tommy Lee Net Worth: Tommy Lee is an American 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."

Early Life: Born Thomas Lee Bass on October 3, 1962, in Athens, Greece to father David Lee Thomas Bass, an American U.S. Army sergeant, and mother Vassilikki "Voula" Papadimitriou, a Miss Greece contestant for the 1960 Miss World event. He has a younger sister, Athena, who is also a drummer. When Lee was approximately one year old, his father moved the family back to the United States, settling in California.

Lee received his first drum sticks when he was four years old, and his first proper drum kit when he was a teenager. He dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, starting with the L.A. club band Suite 19. As a teenager, he listened to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Kiss, and AC/DC. His main drumming influences are John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen and Terry Bozzio.

In the late 1970s Lee's band, Suite 19, was a regular on the Sunset Strip club circuit in Los Angeles along with other up-and-coming acts such as Van Halen and Quiet Riot. He got to know bassist Nikki Sixx, whose bands Sister and later London played the same circuit. Sixx was forming a band that borrowed heavily from Sister's fusion of occult imagery with a theatrical heavy metal performance and became a fan of Lee's drumming. It was during this time that Lee dropped his surname and earned the nickname "T-bone" due to his 6′ 2½″ height and his lean physique. When London broke up in 1981, Lee and Sixx decided to form a new group together. Shortly afterward, guitarist Mick Mars joined the band. Seeking a charismatic frontman, Lee mentioned to the others a singer, Vince Neil, whom he had known casually in high school; Neil soon joined the group, and Mötley Crüe was formed,

Career: Mötley Crüe released its debut album Too Fast for Love in 1981 on its own independent label. Elektra Records signed the band shortly thereafter and reissued Too Fast for Love in 1982. The band then released a string of blockbuster albums throughout the 1980s including 1983's Shout at the Devil, 1985's Theatre of Pain, 1987's Girls, Girls, Girls, and 1989's Dr. Feelgood. Mötley Crüe was one of the biggest hard rock/metal bands of the 1980s. Lee is a showman as a drummer and used a number of memorable gimmicks during his drum solos at concerts, such as having his entire kit revolving and spinning, or having the entire kit float above the crowd while he continued to play. He also mooned the crowd at practically every show. Tommy Lee and Mötley Crüe were known for their decadent behavior both on and offstage and consumed excessive amounts of drugs and alcohol.

In 2004, Lee reunited with the original Mötley Crüe line-up to release the double-disc anthology album entitled Red, White & Crüe, which went quadruple-platinum and launched a monumental reunion tour to support it, The Red, White & Crüe Tour 2005: Better Live Than Dead, the band's first tour in six years. Mötley Crüe finished the year at #8 on the Top Concert Money Earners list. It played 81 shows and grossed US$33 million according to Billboard Boxscore. In 2008 Mötley Crüe released the album Saints of Los Angeles.

With the popularity of rap metal, he formed a band in 1999 called Methods of Mayhem. The band released a self-titled album the same year and toured in support of it. Lee agreed to take part in Mötley Crüe's 2001 autobiography, The Dirt. In addition to Mötley Crüe and Methods of Mayhem, Lee has made guest appearances on albums by other artists, such as Stuart Hamm, Nine Inch Nails, and Rob Zombie. He also contributed a song, "Planet Boom" to the soundtrack of then-wife Pamela Anderson's 1996 movie, Barb Wire.

Lee released his first solo album, 2002's Never a Dull Moment, which has tones of rap metal and electronica. In August 2002, Tommy Lee and his solo band joined Ozzfest. In 2006, he formed a new band called Rock Star Supernova with Jason Newsted (Voivod, ex-Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses).

In 2005, he starred in his own reality series, Tommy Lee Goes to College, in which he attended classes at the University of Nebraska and played drums in the school's marching band. That same year, Lee released his autobiography, Tommyland and his second solo album, Tommyland: The Ride in 2005. The CD featured as a soundtrack to the book and includes the singles, "Tryin to be Me," "Good Times" which was the theme song to his reality TV series and "Hello, Again" which features Andrew McMahon from Something Corporate, Jack's Mannequin, and Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness.

In 2014, Tommy Lee joined the Smashing Pumpkins to perform drums for their Monuments to an Elegy album. That same year Tommy Lee joined the rest of his Mötley Crüe bandmates in a farewell tour. As part of the tour, each member signed a legal document preventing them from ever touring under the Mötley Crüe moniker again.

In 2020, Mötley Crüe is scheduled to perform a series of stadium shows on tour with Poison, Def Lepard, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

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Personal Life: Lee has been married four times; his first wife was Elaine Starchuk. They were married in 1984 and divorced the following year. On May 10, 1986, Lee married his second wife, actress Heather Locklear. The couple divorced in 1993.

Before meeting Pamela Anderson, Lee was engaged to model Bobbie Brown. On February 19, 1995, just four days after meeting her, Lee married Anderson. They have two sons together: Brandon Thomas (born June 5, 1996) and Dylan Jagger (born December 29, 1997). The couple divorced in 1998.

In 1998, Lee served six months in county jail after pleading no contest to kicking Pamela Anderson while she was holding their son Dylan. During an altercation over Anderson's refusal to call and ask her parents not to come over to the family's house, Lee assaulted his wife, leaving her with "bruises, a torn fingernail and fear for the safety of her two sons, Dylan and Brandon."

In September 2007, Lee was kicked out of the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony after engaging in a fight with Kid Rock.

Lee announced on February 14, 2018, that he had proposed to his girlfriend, social media celebrity Brittany Furlan. They were married a year later on February 14, 2019.

Real Estate: 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.

Tommy Lee Net Worth

Tommy Lee

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
Last Updated:2020
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