Richest CelebritiesSingers
Net Worth:
$25 Million
Nov 9, 1973 (50 years old)
5 ft 9 in (1.753 m)
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer
United States of America
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Nick Lachey is an American singer, actor, songwriter, television personality, and host who has a net worth of $25 million. That is a combined net worth with his wife, model/actress Vanessa Minnillo. Nick Lachey rose to fame in the late 1990s as a member of the boy band 98 Degrees, and has since branched out into a variety of other pursuits.

Early Life

Nicholas "Nick" Scott Lachey was born in Harlan, Kentucky, on November 9, 1973, to Cathalyn and John Lackey. His brother is fellow singer and actor Drew Lachey. He attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio, before pursuing further education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He then enrolled at the University of Southern California in the fall of 1992.

Music Career

Lachey began his singing career in the mid-1990s, when he began singing at Kings Island with his friend Justin Jeffre. He and Jeffre then joined forces with his brother Drew, and fourth member Jeff Timmons, to form the boy band 98 Degrees. They were discovered by music manager Paris D'Jon, and they signed to Motown Records. Together, 98 Degrees released the albums "98 Degrees" (1997), "98 Degrees and Rising" (1998), "This Christmas" (1999), "Revelation" (2000), "2.0" (2013), and "Let It Snow" (2017). The group went on an extended hiatus from 2003 to 2012.

Lachey's solo debut album, "SoulO" (2003), was a commercial failure. His second album "What's Left of Me" (2006) was much better received, and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. After selling more than 500,00 copies in the US, it was certified Gold by the RIAA. He left Jive Records in June 2010. He subsequently released his third album, "A Father's Lullaby" (2013), followed by "Soundtrack of My Life" (2014), an album consisting of Lachey's cover versions of songs that were featured on various movie soundtracks.

Television Career

In the summer of 2003, Lachey starred with his wife at the time, Jessica Simpson, in the MTV reality show "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica". It aired for three seasons, with a total of 41 episodes, before wrapping in March 2005. The show featured Lachey's song "This I Swear" as the opening theme. The couple also starred in the television special "The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour" in 2004.

Lachey featured in the seventh season of The WB drama "Charmed", in the role of Leslie St. Clair. He also appeared in the popular series "One Tree Hill" as a singer at Red Bedroom Productions. Lachey ventured back into the world of reality television in 2009, as the producer of the MTV musical reality show "Taking the Stage", which documented the lives of high school students at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. Then, he hosted the NBC singing competition show "The Sing-Off" for seasons one to three, from 2009 to 2011. Other shows he has hosted in "Big Morning Buzz Live" on VH1, the Nickelodeon show "America's Most Musical Family", and the Netflix reality show "Love is Blind" along with his wife Vanessa. Additionally, he was a contestant on the NBC celebrity reality competition series "Stars Earn Stripes" in 2012, and competed on the 25th season of "Dancing with the Stars" in 2017. In 2021, he competed on season five of "The Masked Singer" as Piglet and was declared the winner. Lachey has since appeared on reality shows "Alter Ego" (2021), "The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On" (2022), and "Perfect Match" (2023).

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Other Ventures

In addition to his work in music and television, Lachey is known as an avid sports fan. He's part owner of an American Basketball Association team, the Hollywood Fame, and has also been part of an ownership group of the Tacoma Rainiers. His association with the world of sports continued in 2009 when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the MLB Opening Day game in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 2011 when the singer sang the National Anthem at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. Lachey was also among a group of cannabis investors that placed a marijuana legalization initiative on the Ohio ballot in 2015. He even appeared in a television ad that advocated in support of the initiative, but it was ultimately not passed. Lachey is on the Entertainment Council of Feeding America.

Personal Life

Lachey was introduced to pop singer Jessica Simpson by their shared manager at a Christmas event in December 1998. They began dating in January 1999, got engaged in February 2002, and married on October 26, 2002, in Austin, Texas. After months of speculation in various tabloids, the couple announced their separation in November 2005, and finalized their divorced in June 2006.

Because Simpson had not signed a pre-nuptial agreement, she reportedly had to pay Lachey $12 million in their divorce. Ironically, before the marriage Nick had asked Jessica to sign a pre-nup. She angrily refused.

Lachey then began dating Vanessa Minnillo in 2006, after she starred in his "What's Left of Me" music video. After a brief break-up in 2009 that only lasted a few months, the couple became engaged in November 2010. They married in 2011, and they three children together, two sons and a daughter.

Real Estate

In 2002, Nick and Jessica Simpson paid $1.685 million for a home in Calabasas, California. This is the home that was prominently featured on their reality television show. Nick was the primary owner of the house and kept it following the breakup. He sold the home in August 2009 for $3.495 million.

In 2011, Nick and Vanessa paid $2.85 million for an 8,134-square-foot home in Encino, California. They sold the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home for $4 million in June 2016. A few months after putting the house on the market, the couple purchased a bigger (nearly 10,000 square foot) Encino home for $4.15 million. This home was previously owned by the late Mexican singer Jenni Rivera. They listed this Encino home in October 2019 for $7 million. They accepted $6.6 million in December 2020.

In the same month of their Encino sale, Nick and Vanessa bought NFL player Randall Cobb's mansion in nearby Tarzana, California for $4.8 million. They sold this home in February 2022 to tennis star Naomi Osaka for $6.3 million. Here's a video tour of the home:

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