Tommy Lee net worth and income sources explored

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Tommy Lee is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The musician recently posted a full frontal nude selfie on Instagram and sparked a hilarious meme fest on Twitter. The post was removed after a while, but the damage was already done.

While the 59-year-old drummer is no new to controversy and has been embroiled in many of them throughout his career, he has also made a fortune that many can only dream of! Read on to know Lee’s net worth and earnings.

Net worth of Tommy Lee

According to the Celebrity Net Worth website, the Mötley Crüe band founder has a net worth of $70 million. The musician ended up earning much of that bank balance through the band’s earnings and is now the richest member of the band.

When Mötley Crüe released their first album, too fast for love, in 1981, Lee earned approximately $1 million in record sales. From their second album in 1983, titled shout to the devil, Lee won $4,335,000. The album was certified 4x platinum by the RIAA.

After that, the rock star received $4.3 million for 1985s theater of pain, $4.2 million for the years 1987 Girls, girls, girls and $6.4 million from the album Dr Feelgood in 1989. Apart from that, the band’s compilation and live album releases also earned them big paychecks. The Greatest Hits of 1999 record reportedly earned Tommy Lee $500,000.

Overall, Lee was able to earn $26 million as a member of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe over the years.

Lee earned $2.5 million from the sale of his Malibu home

Apart from his earnings as a member of Mötley Crüe, Lee has also had other sources of income. In 1995 he bought a house in Malibu Hills for $837,886. A home he would later share with his then-wife, Pamela Anderson. Tommy sold the house in 2005 for $2.5 million. In May 2018, Lee listed his Calabasas, California home for $4.65 million.

In 1999, he formed another band, a rap-metal band Methods of Mayhem. The band released their debut album, named after the band themselves, the same year. In 2002, Lee released his first solo album, Never a Dull Moment.

Other projects that have added to Lee’s net worth include his reality series, Tommy Lee goes to collegeand his autobiography, tommyland.

Legal troubles cost Lee a fortune

Tommy’s net worth could have been even over $70 million if he hadn’t found himself in legal troubles and controversies. In 1995, when Pamela Anderson moved in with Lee to their Malibu home after their marriage, renovations were underway at the house. The couple were unhappy with the work and fired several of their employees without pay.

One of the employees got revenge by stealing the couple’s honeymoon sex tape and selling its copies. Anderson and Lee were then forced into a confidential agreement with video distribution company Internet Entertainment Group, which made the tape available to subscribers for a fixed price on its site.

The relationship also didn’t last long as Anderson filed for divorce in 1998, accusing Lee of physical abuse. The musician was then arrested and sentenced to six months in prison. The couple’s legal battle lasted from 2001 to 2002 and was very expensive.

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