Kirk Hammett

Net Worth:

$200'000'000

Kirk Hammett

$200'000'000

Kirk Hammett is an American songwriter and guitarist whose net worth is approximately 200 million. Kirk Hammett is famous for being the lead guitarist for the highly successful heavy metal band Metallica. Table of contents Early Life Metallica Brush with death destiny Other Interests Personal Life Real Estate Early Life Kirk Hammett was born on November 18, 1962, in San Francisco. He was raised in El Sobrante California. His mother is of Filipino descent and His father was part German, Irish, English and Scottish. He attended De Anza High School in Richmond California directly across the bay from San Francisco. His classmate was Les Clay pool a future founding member of the band Prius at De Anza High. Kirk and Les were friends in school and to this day they still have close ties. He was introduced to music by his older brother Rick’s music collection which included albums from Led Zeppelin, UFO and Jimi Hendrix among others. At the age of 15 He took the guitar. In 1979, he joined a thrash metal band called Exodus at the age of 16. Kirk remained with Exodus until 1983. During this time Kirk Also began private solo lessons with fellow musician of Bay Area and future guitarist Joe Saurian. Metallica was formed by lead singer James Hatfield and drummer Lars Ulrich in October 1981. Exodus and Metallica had played many concerts together in the new thrash metal scene in the Bay Area. In 1983 Metallica released its first album Kill ’em All. Unfortunately the original guitarist Dave Sustained was struggling with substances and was fired from the group on April 11, 1983. On the same day Sustained was fired Kirk received a call from James and Lars inviting him to fly to New York where the band was recording for the audition. Kirk eventually managed to find a ticket for a plane Despite not leaving California. The first song played during The auditions Seek and Destroy features an on-putting guitar solo. Hatfield later would say that Kirk’s solo in the first take was perfect and that from that point on they knew he was their guy. Metallica would go on to become one of the most successful rock groups in music history Over the next three decades. The most successful heavy metal group in the world. By this writing the band has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide. When They travel They are still one of the world’s highest-paid bands. Metallica is known to have the most ticket sales – merchandise sales – royalties In a given touring year. Kirk has written a number of what are now considered classic guitar riffs for the group including a for Enter Sandman that would become the band’s biggest mainstream hit. As a member of Metallica he has been featured on albums Kill ’em All 1983 Ride the Lightning 1984 Master of Puppets 1986 And Justice for All 1988. The band’s albums Metallica in 1991, Load in 1996, Reload in 1997, St. Anger in 2003, Death Magnetic in 2008, and Hardwired to Self-Destruct in 2016 all reached #1 in the US and several other countries. Metallica’s most popular singles include “One”, “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven”, “Nothing Else Matters”, “Wherever I May Roam, “Sad but True”, “Until It Sleeps”, “Hero of The Day”, “The Memory Remains”, “The Unforgiven II”, “Fuel”, “Turn The Page”, “Whiskey in The Jar”, “No Leaf Clover”, “I Disappear”, “St. Anger”, “The Day That Never Comes”, “Cyanide”, “Hardwired”, and more. Brush with death death In 1986 Kirk and the bassist Cliff Burton got into a fight on tour In Europe to support the album Master of Puppets over sleeping arrangements. The dispute was resolved by drawing cards and The card was awarded to The highest draw rat The back of The bus. Burton won by drawing an Ace of Spades. Tragically the next day the bus slid off the road in the early hours of the morning and flipped over in a crash. Burton was thrown from the bus through the windows of his bunk. Other Interests Kirk is a lifelong fan of horror genre. In 2012, he published a book of photos showing his passion for monster movies and horror memorabilia. His horror collection includes Bela Lugosi film costumes, many original horror movie posters, props and much more. He started a horror convention called the Fear Festival In 2014. Kirk is married twice. Since 1998 He is married to his current wife Land. They’ve got two boys. Real Estate Kirk owns a number of impressive homes and has owned several in the San Francisco area. In 1993, he spent $2. In the wealthy Pacific Heights’ neighborhood of San Francisco a large mansion cost 56 million. The home has eight bedrooms seven bathrooms a music studio and a 2000-bottle wine cellar. Kirk attempted in 2006 to sell the house for 12. 5 million but did not find a buyer. It finally sold in December 2009 for $7. 6 million. In 2005, he spent $5. 7 million on a home in an ultra-luxurious area of San Francisco called Sea Cliff for $5. 7 million. He purchased the next door home for 8 million In 2010 hoping to build a mini complex. Those plans never grew, so he put both properties on the market. He sold his original home in March 2018 for 12 thousand. 8 million. In February 2019 He sold the second home for 11 euro. 7 million. This is a 10. 8 million combined profit. Kirk also owns a ranch north of San Francisco that viewers see in the documentary Metallica Some Kind of Monster. He has the ranch through a trust and the exact location is difficult to pinpoint. Other Metallica Net worth: Lars Ulrich Net Worth James Hatfield Net Worth Jason Nested Net Worth Robert Trujillo Net Worth.

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Published: 14/06/2022
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Nov 18, 1962
Male
1.72m
Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Author, Bassist, Pianist
United States of America

Date of Birth:

Nov 18, 1962

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Gender:

Male

Height:

1.72m

Profession:

Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Author, Bassist, Pianist

Nationality:

United States of America

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