Tommy Lee, the drummer and founding member of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, became a global trend this week after posting nude photos of himself on social media.
Although the photo has since been removed from Instagram for violating the platform’s nudity policies, it has been shared by users on other social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Who is Lee, and how much money does he have? Here’s the answer, as well as more information about the musician.
In October 1962, he was born Thomas Lee Bass in Athens, Greece. When he was about a year old, his family relocated to California.
Lee received his first drum sticks when he was only four years old. He was a teenager when he received his first real drum kit. During this time, he became acquainted with and inspired by the music of Kiss, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple.
In high school, he joined a marching band as a drummer. In his senior year, he dropped out to pursue his dream of being in a rock band.
In the early 1980s, his first band, Studio 19, performed on California’s Sunset Strip. He eventually left the band and formed Mötley Crüe with bandmate Nikki Sixx, whom he met at a Studio 19 show, in 1981.
Mick Mars, the new band’s guitarist, later joined. Lee suggested Vince Neil, a high school friend, as the band’s lead vocalist.
Mötley Crüe’s first single, “Too Fast For Love,” was released in 1981. Elektra Records quickly signed the band and re-released the song.
Mötley Crüe had several hit albums over the next decade, including “Shout at the Devil,” “Theatre of Pain,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Dr. Feelgood.”
Lee also released solo albums, including 2002’s “Never a Dull Moment” and 2005’s “Tommyland: The Ride.” In 2005, he also released his autobiography, “Tommyland,” and starred in his own reality series, “Tommy Lee Goes to College,” in which he attended classes at the University of Nebraska and marched in the marching band.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lee has a net worth of $70 million today.
He has had four marriages. He previously married Canadian model Elaine Starchuk (1984–1985), actress Heather Locklear (1986–1993), and actress-model Pamela Anderson (1993–1994). (1995 to 1998).
Lee married his fourth wife, 35-year-old internet personality and comedian Brittany Furlan, who is 24 years his junior, in 2019.