Nikki Sixx is a famous American musician and songwriter who is probably famous as the bassist and co-founder of the band ‘Mötley Crüe.’ He is also a radio host and a professional photographer. Now let’s have a close look on Nikki Sixx’s net worth in 2018.
Nikki Sixx Early Life
Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna Jr., commonly known as “Nikki Sixx” was born on December 11, 1958, in San Jose, California. His father left the family when he was very young and was partially raised by his grandparents and his single mother, Deanna Richards. After a few years, his mother abandoned him too, and Nikki started staying with his grandparents.
Nikki Sixx always loved music and grew up listening to Deep Purple, Harry Nilsson, The Rolling Stones, etc. When he started living with his grandparents, he often moved from places to places. There was a time he stayed in Jerome, Idaho and got into wrong habits such as shoplifting, breaking into homes and was also expelled from school for selling drugs.
Because of his behavior, Nikki’s grandparents sent him to his mother who was living in Seattle. Nikki spent some time there with his mother. There he learned how to play bass guitar, which he bought from the money by selling the old stolen guitar. It was in Seattle; he changed his name to “Nikki Sixx.”
Nikki Sixx had his fair share of dating. First, he started dating Lita Ford, and soon the couple moved in with each other. Their relationship lasted for six years, and after six years, they broke up. Then he dated Vanity, the relationship with her was a turbulent ride and couldn’t last long.
Nikki was married to Brandi Brandt, a playboy playmate for almost seven years. The couple together has three children. After getting a divorce from Brandi, he married Donna D’Erico, another playboy playmate. The couple got divorced after a few years; they have a daughter together.
After that, Nikki started dating Kat Von D, a famous tattoo artist, but they are not together now. Currently, he is married and living with Courtney Bingham, and the couple has a child together.
Nikki Sixx Career, Awards & Achievement
From Seattle, Nikki moved to Los Angeles, where he did a couple of odd jobs to survive. He started selling vacuum pumps and started working at the liquor store. His love for music ultimately made him join a band called ‘Sisters.’ But soon he got fired, so he formed his own band called ‘London’ but, again soon he left the band.
Nikki then formed another band ‘Mötley Crüe.’ With the band members, Nikki released their first album under their own record label. The band started grabbing the attention of music lovers, and soon, they released their second and third album. The band started getting a lot of attention and was doing commercially well.
Nikki Sixx then got addicted to heroin and had to visit rehabilitation center couple of times. After getting better, the band released an album with all their hits. The band made one of the best heavy metal music in the industry. Their success led them to release their seventh album which was another hit. Then the band split, and everyone chose their path.
In 2000, Nikki formed project ’58’, which is an internet-based alternate project. Soon, the band released their debut album called ‘Diet for New America.’ After a couple of years, ‘Mötley Crüe’ reunited. He also formed ‘Sixx: A.M.’, an audio supplement to his autobiography.
Awards & Achievements
Nikki Sixx is one of the notable bass guitarists of the time. He has been nominated for a couple of awards ceremonies but has never won a single award. Although, his band ‘Mötley Crüe’ did win some awards including ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.’ His band ‘Mötley Crüe’ has been nominated a couple of times for the ‘Grammy Awards.’
Net Worth of Nikki Sixx
The estimated net worth of Nikki Sixx is approximately $45 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from his heavy metal band, and the rest is from his record label and the radio shows.
Nikki Sixx is one of the craziest metal music bassists who has achieved all the success without taking help from anyone. He had a lot of ups and downs in his life but, looks like, after meeting Courtney Bingham, his life is finally getting stable. Nowadays, he is clean and working his way to get away from drugs.