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Gene Simmons Net Worth (2022)

Gene Simmons Net Worth

According To Uswhispers Gene Simmons Net Worth $400 Million He gained fame for co-founding the band Kiss, which enjoyed tremendous popularity from the late 1970s through the 1990s and has, as of this writing, sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Even with those stellar record sales and tour numbers, Kiss licencing deals still account for the majority of Gene's current wealth. Over 5,000 different goods have received licences to use kiss-related logos, images, and other intellectual property, including pinball machines, lunch boxes, condoms, board games, lighters, comic novels, and even coffins. Since the 1970s, the brand has earned nearly $1 billion in licencing payments.

Today, Gene and Paul Stanley share ownership of Kiss. Everyone else works as an employee. Kiss makes about $100 million year from touring, selling goods, and licencing agreements.

Early Life

On August 25, 1949, in Haifa, Israel, Chaim Witz became the father of Gene Simmons. He was conceived by Florence Klein and the carpenter Ferenc Yehiel Witz. The only members of their family to survive imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust were his mother and her brother, Gene's uncle Larry Klein. At the age of 8, Gene and his mother moved to Jackson Heights, Queens in New York City. Chaim Witz changed his name to Eugene Klein after moving to America.

Gene Simmons Net Worth
Gene Simmons Net Worth

Additionally, after seeing The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, he developed a strong interest in music. His mother gave him a used guitar because of his recent resurgence in musical passion. Gene developed into a highly skilled guitarist but decided to switch to bass since he believed it would be simpler to join a band. Eugene formed his first band, Lynx, in high school. Lynx then changed its name to Missing Links. Simmons joined The Long Island Sounds after his experience with the Missing Links.

Personal Life

Diana Ross and Cher were once in live-in relationships with Simmons. In 2011, after 28 years of dating, he wed his longtime partner, former Playboy playmate Shannon Tweed. They live in Beverly Hills, California, with their two children—a son named Nick, born in 1989, and a daughter named Sophie, born in 1992.

Simmons is a rabid comic book and science fiction aficionado. He has contributed to and published a number of science fiction fanzines.

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