Tommy Lee (55) is an American musician whose birth name is Thomas Lee Bass, though he is best known as Tommy Lee. He is a US origin songwriter, musician, DJ, and drummer. He plays the drums and is considered as the real American Rockstar.
His musical genres include rap metal, heavy metal, electro house, hard rock, progressive house, nu metal and glam metal. He is one of the founding members of the famous heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Now let’s have a close look at Tommy Lee’s net worth in 2018.
Tommy Lee Early Life
Thomas Lee Bass was born in Athens, Greece in the October of 1962. His mom was a Miss Greece contestant in the year 1957, and his father served in the US Army. He moved to California with his family when he was at the tender age of a year old. When he was four years old, he was given his first drum and his very first drum kit in his teenage years.
As a teenager, he delighted in listening to heavy metal music and musicians like Led Zeppelin, Cheap Trick, Van Halen and Sweet. His primary drumming influences include Alex Van Halen, John Bonham, etc. Tommy has been married thrice in his life. He also has two children with the Baywatch fame actress Pamela Anderson.
Tommy Lee Career
Lee’s musical trajectory was built quickly with the advent of the heavy metal band known as Mötley Crüe. From here, he quickly rose to fame and built a strong fan base and followers owing to his great musical work. He also worked on many albums with his band members including Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and guitarist Mick Mars.
Besides his very successful band story, his solo career took wings too and soared high in the American music industry. He also formed a band known as the Methods of Mayhem. In addition to his musical career, Lee also starred in a reality show known as Tommy Lee Goes to College on NBC. His television career was equally promising as his musical career.
Awards & Achievements
Lee was nominated several times for his phenomenal work as a drummer and a musician. In 1986 and 1987, he was picked as the “Best Drummer” in “Metal Edge” magazine by the Reader’s Choice Awards. In addition to these nominations, he gained a lot of recognition for his musical career, and he is often referred to as the original American Rockstar owing to his heavy metal rock musical background. Tommy is also famous for being the very first metal drummer on the prestigious list of Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.
Net Worth of Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee’s estimated net worth is known to be $70 million. Lee has released and recorded a total of 20+ albums in his musical career including but not limited to compilations, live and studio, etc. All his earnings amount from his musical career and two successful bands in the form of live performances and royalties. His estimated sales in the year 2009 were recorded $7,000 while in the year preceding it; Lee earned $500,000 from the album Generation Swine alone.
Thomas Bass Lee has led a very fulfilling musical career to say the least and sired two children from actress Pamela Anderson. All in all, he’s found love, success, and fame in his life, thanks to his hard work and dedicated character and this Greek-American heavy metal Rockstar is still going strong. His fans still follow his work and his band Mötley Crüe gained, even more, popularity after the release of the hit album Shout to the Devil. Let’s see how well he does in the upcoming years as a musician!