What is Tommy Lee’s Net Worth?

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LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 10: Musician Tommy Lee poses at the after party for the screening of “Waiting for Lightning” at the Roosevelt Hotel on April 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Known for his outrageous behavior onstage and sometimes even more outrageous behavior offstage, Tommy Lee has made a sizeable living as a musician. Learn just how much money Lee has made being in one of the most famous bands of the 1980s and 90s.

Lee’s early life

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Born Tommy Lee Bass (he later changed his name to Tommy Lee) in Athens, Greece, on October 3, 1962, to an American and a Greek national, Lee grew up in California, according to Biography. Music became part of Lee’s life at an early age. He received his first drum set at the age of four. Lee quit high school to pursue his music career.

Success with Motley Crue

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In the 1970s, Lee met those who would become the members of the heavy metal band, Motley Crue, while he was performing with the band, Suite 19, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The band included Lee on drums, Nikki Sixx on bass, Mick Mars on guitar, and Vince Neil on vocals. They got their start touring with KISS in the 1980s. Lee is credited as the founder of the band.

Motley Crue has released a total of 20 albums together. Of those albums, six have gone platinum. Their hit albums include Girls, Girls, Girls, released in 1987 and 1989’s, Dr. Feelgood. Some of their most famous hit songs are “Shout at the Devil” and “Theater of Pain.”

His personal life

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Lee left the band in 1999 amid trouble in his personal life. At the time, he was married to Pamela Anderson and was in prison after she accused him of hitting her in front of their two children, Dyland and Brandon. Lee was married twice before being married to Anderson, most notably to Heather Locklear.

Lee’s experience with domestic violence appeared in the news again when his son, Brandon, allegedly burst into his bedroom and assaulted him while he was in bed. Both Lee and his son, Brandon, shared conflicting stories about how the altercation happened, according to Billboard.

One part of Lee’s personal life that was widely covered in the media was his sex-tape scandal with Anderson. Their marriage was short-lived, lasting from 1995 to 1998. Now he’s married to social media personality Brittany Furlan, who rose to fame posting videos on the app, Vine.

How he makes money now

Lee garnered success with a memoir, Tommyland, in 2004. He’s also created music as a solo artist and reunited with Motley Crue to record a greatest hits album and go on tour in 2005. Lee has opened up his life to the public by appearing in reality shows. The first, Tommy Lee Goes to College, and the second, Battleground Earth with the rapper, Ludacris. He made a minor appearance in the Netflix documentary, The American Meme, with his wife, Brittany Furlan, who was his girlfriend at the time.

What is Tommy Lee’s net worth?

Lee’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. His success with Motley Crue makes up the majority of Lee’s wealth. Lee made his millions on album sales, live performances, and royalties.