Tommy Lee Net Worth, Young, Motley Crue & Wife

Thomas Lee Bass, also known as Tommy Lee, is an American musician and Motley Crue founder in 1981. Besides, he also founded rap-metal band, Methods of Mayhem.

Aside from his musical career, Lee is also a drummer, singer, DJ, and he has done anything related to music. Let’s know more about Tommy, his net worth, and other personal details right now.

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Tommy Lee

Before we dive any deep, let’s know some interesting facts about Tommy Lee.

Tommy Lee: Quick Facts

Full Name: Thomas Lee Bass
Age: 56 years
Birth Date: October 3, 1962
Horoscope: Libra
Birth Place: Athens, Greece
Father’s Name: David Lee Thomas Bass
Mother’s Name: Vassiliki ‘Voula’ Papadimitriou
Education: South Hills High School, Royal Oak High School,
Nationality: American, Greek
Ethnicity: Greek, American
Height: 6 feet 2 inches (1.89m)
Weight: 78 kg(172 lbs)
Profession: Musician, Songwriter, Drummer, DJ
Active Year: 1979-present
Net Worth: $70 million

Tommy Lee: Net Worth

As of 2019, the multi-talented musician Tommy Lee has accumulated the net worth of $70 million. Most of his earnings are from his musical career. According to Billboard Boxscore, their ‘The Red, White & Crue Tour 2005: Better Live Than Dead’ acquired almost $33 million. That year, the band played in 81 shows.

Moreover, Lee also sold his house in Malibu in late 2004 for $2,475,000. In 1995, Lee bought the 7,462 sq. Feet house for $800,000. Also in 2007, the musician purchased another property for $5.85 million. He later put the house on sale for $4,995,000.

Early Life and Education

Tommy Lee, known by his birth name, Thomas Lee Bass was born on October 3, 1962, in Athens, Greece. He is the son of an American father, David Lee Thomas Bass and Greek mother, Vassiliki ‘Voula’ Papadimitriou. Lee has a younger sister named Athena Lee.  Also, he holds both Greek and American citizenship.

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Similarly, Lee’s family moved to California when he was just a year old. There he attended Royal Oak High School and later South Hills High School. However, Lee dropped out of school without graduating and began pursuing his career in music. Lee as influenced by John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen, and Terry Bozzio.

Age and Measurements

As of today, the musician Tommy Lee is 56 years old. Lee stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.89m) and weighs 78 kg(172 lbs). He also has a slim body shape.

Moving on, the singer has black hair and brown eyes. In his younger days, Lee was famous for his looks, which comprised long hair, black eyeliner, and leather. Yes, lots and lots of leather to give that edgy metal vibe. Furthermore, Lee has several tattoos on his body.

Tommy Lee: Motley Crue

Lee was passionate about music from an early age and after dropping out, started the band Suite 19. During the late 1970s, Lee met Nikki Sixx who was forming a touring band. He was impressed by his drumming skills. Later the duo was joined by guitarist Mick Mars and vocalist Vince Neil, and that is how Motley Crue was formed.

During this era, he changed his name to Tommy Lee. He was nicknamed ‘T-bone’ by his fans for his lean appearance. In 1981, the band released its debut album, Too Fast for Love. After that, the group was signed by Elektra Records and re-released their debut album in 1982. 

Throughout the 1980s, the band established themselves as one of the biggest hard rock/metal band with hits like Shout at the Devil, Theatre of Pain, Girls, Girls, Girls, and Dr. Feelgood. With their massive success and active fan base, the band went on the Greatest Hits Tour in 1999. Tommy also appeared in Motley Crue‘s autobiography, The Dirt in 2001.

However, in November 2007, Nikki Sixx left the band followed by Lee, who later quit in September 2007. Despite that, the band still recorded the new album titled Saints of Los Angeles in 2008 and went on Crue Fest Tour that year. Moreover, the band performed for the last time in a farewell tour in 2014.

Apart from Motley Crue, Tommy was also an active member of other groups. He formed bands like Methods of Mayhem in 1999 and Rock Star Supernova in 2006. He even partnered with Methods of Mayhem Dj/production partner, DJ Aero and played in over 60 clubs as Electro Mayhem.

Tommy Lee: Solo Career

Besides his band activities, Tommy was also involved in various solo projects. In 2002, Tommy released his first solo album, Never a Dull Moment followed by Tommyland: The Ride and his autobiography, Tommyland in 2005.

He has also collaborated with other artists throughout his career. He played the drums for Ludacris at the 2010 BET Awards, co-presented the International Dance Music Awards with Roger Sanches and DJ Rap in 2010 and so on.

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In 1994, Tommy made his television talk show debut from Howard Stern. Also, in 2001, Tommy made a theatrical film debut from a fantasy romance film, Vanilla Sky. After that, Lee appeared in NBC‘s reality show Tommy Lee Goes to College in 2004. Similarly, he has also appeared in other reality shows like Planet Green, Battleground Earth, and more.

Personal Life: Wife and Children

So far the charmer and musician, Tommy Lee has been married for four times. He married his first wife, Elaine Starchuk in 1984 and later got divorced in 1985. After that, he married actress Heather Locklear on May 10, 1986. The couple lasted for seven years before getting divorced in 1993.

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Tommy Lee and his wife, Brittany Furlan

Similarly, Lee was engaged to Bobbie Brown before meeting actress and Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson. After meeting for just four days, the couple tied the knots on February 19, 1995. Together they have two sons, Brandon Thomas, and Dylan Jagger. Sadly, the pair parted ways in 1998 and reunited again just to split back in 2001.

In 2017, Lee started dating social media celebrity Brittany Furlan and got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2018. Without any delay, the couple tied the knots after a year again in valentine’s Day. Brittany is 20 years younger than Tommy Lee.

Rumours and Scandals

In 1995, Lee and his former wife Pamela Anderson’s sex tape was leaked online, disrupting their private life. The couple had recorded their intimate moments which as claimed by Lee was stolen by Rand Gauthier. Anderson sued the distribution company, Internet Entertainment Group but later settled the matter in a confidential agreement.

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Other than that, Lee was also accused of domestic violence. Lee served six months in jail for kicking his then-wife Pamela in 1998. Also, the musician was criticized for his Nazi Swastika Tattoo in 1998.

Likewise, Tommy was arrested in October 1999 for instigating a riot during the 1997 concert at Greensboro Coliseum. In September 2007, during the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, Lee was kicked out to fight with Kid Rock. 

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