Paul Stanley is an American-born musician, songwriter, singer, and painter. This man is well known for his membership in a rock band called Kiss as well as the fact that he is a great rhythm guitarist. In addition to that, he writes music for the group too. Let’s find out how much is Paul Stanley’s net worth in 2018.
Paul Stanley Early Life
Paul Stanley was born in 1952 on 20 January as Stanley Bert Eisen. His birthplace was Manhattan, New York City, United States. Stanley was a victim of microtia which is a congenital disability and because of it had a deformed ear. The condition affected his hearing.
The family had two siblings. He was the youngest. His sister Julia was two years older. They were Jewish.
Stanley went to the High School of Music & Art which is in New York City. He graduated from there in 1970. Strange enough he abandoned his career as a graphic artist and opted to play in bands.
Around 1992 and 1993, he married Pamela Bowen. She is an actress. The couple got a son together called Evan Shane Stanley who was born in 1993 on 6 June. Bowen decided to end their nine years of marriage and filed a divorce in 2001.
Stanley and Erin Sutton exchanged their marriage vows in 2005 on 19 November. She had been his girlfriend for a very long time. They got married at the Ritz-Carlton, Huntington of Pasadena, California. On 6th September 2006, they welcomed their first child and gave him the name Collins Michael Stanley.
They later got a second and then a third child who they named Sarah Brianna and Emily Grace, respectively. The former was born in 2009 on 28 January while the latter was born in 2011 on 9 August. Sarah’s birthplace was Los Angeles.
Paul has undergone three surgeries two of which were hip-replacement ones. The third one was on his vocal cords. He expects yet another hip surgery according to him.
Stanley is AboutFace’s ambassador which is a charitable organization. The reason was that he has microtia. The organization not only provide support but also information to persons with facial differences.
Paul Stanley Career
Initially, Stanley was a member of a local band by the name Rainbow. Additionally, he belonged to Uncle Joe as well as Post War Baby Boom. They shared a common friend with Gene Simmons, and that is how he joined Wicked Lester band which was Simmons’. During his membership which started in the early 1970s, the band recorded an album in the year 1972. However, it was never released.
Later, the band was disbanded. That is when Stanley and Simmons started a band called Kiss. They then recruited Chris. After that, they held auditions in search of a lead guitarist. They settled for Ace Frehley. In February 1974, the band released an eponymous debut album.
For his solo career, Stanley has Paul Stanley released in 1978. He later recorded Live to Win and One Love Kiss in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He made his very first paint in 1996. Stanley played the Phantom with a starring role in a production of the 1999’s The Phantom of the Opera.
Awards & Achievements
House Research Institute presented to him the Sound Partners Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006, he was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. During the Classic Rock Awards held in 2008, Stanley was awarded the Showman of the Year Award. The following year, because of his concert film titled One Live Kiss, he received the Classic Gold Telly Award. 2014 was the year when he and the founding members of the Kiss band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Net Worth of Paul Stanley
Paul Stanley has an estimated net worth of over $150 million. He has made most of his earnings from his music career. Stanley can’t regret abandoning his graphic arts career because singing turned just well for him. Besides that, he also writes songs, paints, and acts.
Stanley is also a record producer, musician, and guitarist. Together with his band the Kiss, they have produced several albums which they sold. He also has others which are exclusively him. Stanley was even paid for his star role in The Phantom of the Opera. That is how he has managed to accumulate his current wealth.
Paul Stanley is an award-winning singer. He is also a record producer, painter, actor, guitarist, songwriter as well as a musician. Stanley is well known for being a member of a band named Kiss. Before that, he was a member of Post War Baby Boom, Uncle Joe, and Rainbow. He suffers from microtia. Who then would be better than him in being an ambassador of AboutFace? He fits best because it is an organization supporting those with facial defects.