Ian Fraser Kilmister, popular with his stage name Lemmy was a well-known musician and singer in the British and American music industry. He was the founder and a key member of the popular Rock band Motorhead. Also, he considered as one of the creators of heavy metal music genre. Kilmister stays active in the music industry from 1965 until his death in 2015 due to congestive heart failure, prostate cancer, and cardiac arrhythmia. Have you ever though how much money he left behind? If yes, then read this complete post about the net worth of Lemmy Kilmister in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
This legendary singer was born on 24th December 1945 in the city of Stoke-on-Tent, Staffordshire. His parents divorced when Lemmy was only three months old, and that’s why he has to live in many cities like Newcastle-under-Lyme and even Madeley. After some years, Lemmy’s mother married George Wills who already had two children from previous marriage, named Tony and Patricia. Lemmy found it difficult to mix with them during his young days.
Then they moved to Benllech, Anglesey where he was only English Kid among 700 Welsh families living there. Here, he took admission in the Sir Thomas Jones’ School and adopted a nickname “Lemmy.” His interest in the rock & roll music started from his school days. He was inspired when a pupil gets surrounded with girls due to the guitar that he brought to the school. The family moved to the Conwy after he left this school.
Lemmy had an alcohol addiction that features in a variety of documents like Live Fast Die Old. When it comes to his relationship status, he had a son from a girl named Cathy whom Kilmister met at a young age of 17 years. His son named Sean put for adoption. He drinks one bottle of Jack Daniel in a day since the age of 30 years. However, he stopped taking alcohol due to health reasons in 2013.
Lemmy prefers to live in a two-room apartment in Los Angeles from 1990 till his last breath. He died just four days after his 70th birthday on 28th December 2015.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Lemmy begins his career by working in the local bands in 1962. However, he got some fame after joining the Rockin’ Vicars and released some singles and toured some countries in Europe. The group disbanded in 1969 and soon after that, he worked for the Hawking band until 1975.
He fired from this band after getting arrested on drug possession charges. Lemmy then formed a new group Motorhead in 1975 along with Larry Wallis. He worked with this band until his last breath and released plenty of albums like Iron Fist, Orgasmatron, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Another Perfect Day, Bad Magic, and The World is Yours. They have also released plenty of live albums, including No Sleep at All, Live at Brixton 87, Everything Louder than Everyone Else, and Clean Your Clock.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Lemmy Kilmister was $30 million at the time of death. He becomes successful in gathering such a great amount from the sale of his albums with the band Motorhead. That’s not all; he has taken part in many live concerts and shows globally for which he earned a handsome fee. All these things make him the owner of such high net worth.
Lemmy was one of the most legendary names ever produced by the music industry. He had been part of many hit albums, and we wish his soul rest in peace.