Kiss is a favorite Rick band founded in the 1970s. The group is currently over four decades old. Do you know the co-lead singer and bassist of the band? If no, look no further. Gene Simmons is the man. Gene Simmons born as Chaim Witz and also goes by another stage name, The Demon is a songwriter, entrepreneur, actor, singer, record producer and television personality. Simmons is best known for his contribution in the Kiss band. This article will unveil the truth behind this celebrity. It will also clear all the doubts about the net worth of Gene Simmons in 2019. Read on to find out.
Early Life & Biography
Gene Simmons whose birth name is Chaim Witz was born in 1949, 25th August. He is an Israel-American born in Haifa, Israel. He is the son of Florence Klein and Ferenc Yehiel Witz. His parents are Jewish. Gene’s father worked in Tirat Carmel as a carpenter. Simmons grew up in Tirat Carmel.
He came from a poor background. When he was seven years old, Simmons would pick and sell wild fruits on roadsides. Gene also learned how to play the guitar. His mother and Gene left Israel when he was eight years and settled in America, New York City. He has four half-siblings from his dad’s other relationship.
After arriving in America, he changed himself to Eugene Klein. He went to Yeshiva Torah Vodaas but later transferred to a New York public school. After school, he became a typist and the assistant editor of the famous, Fashion Magazine Vogue.
Gene Simmons is a big fan of comic books and science fiction related films. Gene started a romantic relationship with actress Shannon Lee Tweed in 1983. The couple never tied the knot until twenty years had passed. They finally got married in 2011, 1st October. The couple has two lovely kids, Nick and Sophie. Gene was formerly in romantic relationships with Diana Ross and Cher.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Gene Simmons started his music career as a member of the Lynx band. Later the group was disbanded, and he founded the Long Island Sound. Simmons later became a member of the BullFrog Bheer band. In the early 1970s, Gene joined the Wicked Lester rock band. His greatest band was Kiss also founded in the 1970s. The group’s first album’s release was in 1974. Simmons took up the Demon’ make up which later gave birth to his stage name, The Demon.
Kiss popularity proliferated. Between 1996 and 1997, the members held a Worldwide tour. In 2013, Simmons together with his colleagues formed the LA Kiss Arena Football League team. Gene has a magazine called Gene Simmons Tongue Magazine and a music label called Simmons Records. Gene was also involved in the production of a popular animated series called My Dad the Rock Star. Simmons also hosted a show, Mr. Romance which was aired in the Oxygen Channel. Therefore, earning him the name Dr. Love.
Net Worth & Earnings
Gene Simmons’ net worth of $340 million. This Israel-American celebrity earned $125 thousand in every film episode he acts. Kiss rock band has contributed a big deal to his net worth. Gene is also the founder of a label, Simmons Records and a co-founder of the LA Kiss Arena Football League team. Gene has also hosted several shows and has appeared in films.
Humble beginnings do not necessarily predict a disillusioned future. Gene Simmons started off by selling wild fruits in Israel. However, he did not let his early life become his future. Currently, he is a successful entrepreneur, singer, actor and music producer. With focus, determination and a decisive mindset, he has achieved his dreams.