Ace Frehley is a famous American songwriter, singer, and rock musician. His interests in playing the electric guitar prevented him to get involved with local Ducky gang. Ace was a lead electric guitarist for the rock band ‘Kiss’ and a ‘Spaceman’ who entertained audiences. He took a break to focus as a solo artist. Continue reading to find the net worth of Ace Frehley as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Ace Frehley is the nickname of Paul Daniel Frehley. He was born on 27th April 1951 in the Bronx, New York City in the US. Ace Frehley’s mother, Esther Anna (Hetch) was from North Carolina. Ace Frehley’s father, Carl-Daniel Frehley was from Pennsylvania, and he was the son of Dutch immigrants. Ace has an older brother named Charles who is a professional classical guitarist. He has an older sister named Nancy.
At age 13, Ace Frehley completed his studies from Grace Lutheran School. Yet, he was forced to leave from two high schools, and he quit from the third one. The schools he attended were DeWitt Clinton High School and Theodore Roosevelt High School. While in high school, he was encouraged to study graphic arts.
While Ace was raised in the Bronx, he became a member of the Ducky Boys street gang. Things changed after Ace got an electric guitar for Christmas in 1964. He became interested in learning how to play the instrument. Ace did not attend any music school since his family was talented musicians. Both his parents were accomplished pianists. His father also played the church organ. His brother and sister were pianists, and they also played acoustic guitar
After learning how to play his electric guitar, Ace Frehley performed with several bands including ‘Honey,’ ‘King Kong,’ ‘The Four Roses,’ ‘The Magic People’ and ‘The Outrage.’ Later, Ace Frehley formed his own band, ‘Cathedral’ that began appearing and performing. At this point, Ace Frehley left high school for good. After his parents and girlfriend insisted, Ace Frehley returned to finish his high school diploma. Following, Ace worked on numerous odd jobs such as delivery boy for furniture, liquor store, mail, and messenger.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Since the early 1970s, Ace Frehley performed with ‘Molimo’ and registered half his album RCA Records (1971). In 1972, Ace Frehley’s friend, Cris Cassone noticed an advertisement for the lead electric guitarist in The Village Voice. Following, Ace Frehley went for the audition where he was selected for the band, ‘Kiss.’ Ace Frehley was the lead guitarist for ‘Kiss’ (1973-1982). While playing for Kiss, he earned the name ‘Space Ace’ or ‘Spaceman.’ Ace Frehley left ‘Kiss’ for pursuing his career as a solo artist. Ace Frehley rejoined ‘Kiss’ and performed in world tours (1996-2002).
Ace Frahley is the 14th Greatest Metal Guitarist of All Time as per Guitar World magazine. Ace Frehley released ten studio albums including ‘Destroyer,’ ‘Hotter Than Hell Dynasty’ and others with ‘Kiss’ (1974-1998). Ace has four live albums such as ‘killer’ and ‘the rest’ (1995-2006). Ace Frehley has 12 compilation albums with 2x Platinum, best of ‘Kiss’ and others (1978-2014). Ace Frehley made 7 Box Set Albums.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Ace Frehley is $1 million. Most of Ace Frehley’s wealth has come from his career as a musician. He has made his fortune selling the various albums he has released over the years. When Ace Frehley performed with ‘Kiss’ band and joined in their world tour concert, he had earned around $15 million. At the same time, Ace Frehley made a name as a guitarist, songwriter, and musician.
Ace Frahley owns two guitar lines with Gibson Signature Les Pauls. By age 13, Ace Frehley successfully learned to play the guitar. Ace was inspired by famous musicians such as Albert Lee, B. B King, and Jeff Becks.