Tommy Lee is touted as one of the best and successful drummers in the rock n’ roll music industry. And if you’re an avid fan of rock music, then you have probably heard his insane drumming skills.
58-year old Tommy Lee was inspired by drumming legends Alex Van Halen, and Tommy Aldridge. He also started drumming since he was a kid too.
With a net worth so big, Tommy Lee loves to splurge it on extravagant things, especially for his family to use.
And if you want to know more about his net worth as well as his career in the rock music industry, then this article is for you. That said, continue to read on.
Celebrity Name: Tommy Lee
Full Name: Thomas Lee Bass
Birthday: October 3, 1962
Place of Origin: Athens, Greece, California
Height: 6 feet 2½ inches
Nationality: American, Greek
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Profession: Musician, Instrumentalist
Total Net Worth: $70 million
Tommy was born on October 3, 1962, and lived a happy life under the care of his parents David Lee, and Vassiliki Papadimitriou.
His father is an army officer in the U.S military, while his mother is one of the contestants in Greece’s Miss World Ceremony back in 1960.
As a child, Tommy is already invested in music, especially when it comes to drumming. He got his first drum kit when he was still four years old.
However, he only got a proper drum set during his teenage years. His schooling life was a bit on the messy side.
He studied in several schools namely Charter Oak, South Hills, and Royal Oak high schools. It was only a matter of time where he decided to drop out of school to pursue his passion for music.
Music Career and Personal Life
Tommy is heavily influenced by classic metal musicians. This includes Van Halen, Sweet, and Led Zeppelin just to name a few.
His music career debuted in 1970, where he played as a drummer for Suite 19. Tommy was known as T-Bone during this time.
In 1981, Tommy and bassist Nikki Sixx formed their own band named Motley Crue. They were then joined by Mick Mars (guitar), and Vince Neil (vocals).
Their first album Too Fast for Love, was also released the same year too. They began producing songs as soon as they established the band.
The album was critically acclaimed and jumpstarted their band to more opportunities. Few years after making the album, they created more hit singles such as Shout at the Devil, Dr. Feelgood, and Theatre of Pain just to name a few.
However, despite the band’s success, Tommy left and formed another one named Methods of Mayhem which he established in 1999.
In 2022, Tommy has gone solo and released his debut solo album titled Never a Dull Moment back in 2022. This was then followed by Tommyland: The Ride, which he released in 2005.
Despite having a solo career, Tommy reunited with Motley Crue to release another album titled Red, White, & Crue. This is then followed by their reunion tour as a way to promote their new album.
Lee’s relationship with the band has been shaky in the past. He was consistently leaving and joining the band from time to time.
After performing their last show in 2015 during New Year’s Eve, Motley Crue has then entered hiatus once again.
But in 2019, they announced that they are once again reuniting for another tour for 2020. Which was unfortunately postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tommy has been married four times now. His first wife was Elaine Starchuk and got divorced in 1985. He then married Heather Locklear in 1986 but got another divorce in 1993.
His third wife was Pamela Anderson, where Tommy said that their relationship was pretty stable by taking things slow. However, Pamela still filed a divorce in November 1996.
In 2019, Tommy married social media influencer Brittany Furlan where their relationship has been going strong as of late.
Tommy’s superb drumming skills helped shaped the future of Motley Crue. In 1991, their song Dr. Feelgood has won the American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Song.
In 2006, they received the Hollywood Walk of Fame where their place was won inducted. In 2010, Motley Crue has received the Kerrang! Hall of Fame Award.
Some of their songs have been nominated for Grammy awards too. This includes Dr. Feelgood, Kickstart my Heart, Saints of Los Angeles that was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Their 2020 Stadium Tour was rescheduled to 2021 where they will be joined by Def Leppard Poison, Joan Jett, and the Blackhearts.
Tommy Lee Total Net Worth
Just like any other rockstar, Tommy Lee has been spending his millions for his wife and kids. With a net worth of $70 million, he mostly spends this on cars, mansions, motorcycles, and more.
Tommy is addicted to cars hence having a huge car collection that is bigger than Kid Rock. What’s surprising is that he also has an eye on riding customized motorcycles as well.
He even has a 13-car garage that he turned into a recording studio for his jam sessions. Tommy said it’s the wisest thing to reuse an old space that he no longer uses considering that he has more than 20 cars by now.
Tommy also loves to live in mansions too. In 2007, he bought the Calabasas Mansion for $5.85 million. It is located in a remote location at Vista Point.
He also owned a Spanish mansion back then when he was still married to Pamela Anderson. This mansion is said to have striking similarities with the Calabasas Mansion.
Tommy is also the highest-earning member among Motley Crue. And with a net worth this impressive, there’s no wonder that Tommy will spend it on things that he is obsessed with.
Be it mansions, cars, or motorcycles, Tommy Lee is a prime example of how success can make you splurge money on everything you love.