Nick Lachey is a singer who became popular as the lead singer of the band 98 Degrees. He gained much more popularity after he appeared in the reality TV show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, the show that follows the marriage life of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson. Nick has so far released four solo albums and was also an investor in the marijuana legalization initiative. Stay glued to the space to know more about the career and net worth of Nick Lachey in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Nicholas Scott Lachey was born on November 9, 1973, in Harlan, Kentucky, the United States. He is the son of John Lachey and Cathalyn and the brother of singer Drew Lachey. Nick completed grade schooling at the Clovernook Elementary School and later enrolled at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Ohio. He then attended the Miami University in Ohio and the University of Southern California.
Nick initially dated singer Jessica Simpson in December 2000, and the two broke up in April 2001. They patched-up in September and got engaged in February 2002 which eventually led to their marriage in October 2002. The marriage only lasted for three years as Jessica filed a divorce in December 2005. After getting a divorce in June 2006, Nick went on to date Vanessa Minnillo in 2009, and they got engaged in November 2010. The couple tied a knot on July 15, 2011, and is blessed with three children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Nick was performing in the Kings Island initially with Justin Jeffre and later became a member of the band 98 Degrees that comprised Nick, Drew, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons. The band released its debut album 98 Degrees but was widely recognized through their second album 98 Degrees and Rising.
Nick along with his wife Jessica Simpson starred in the reality TV show Newlywed: Nick and Jessica in 2003 and later the couple featured in the show The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour in 2004. Their show Newlywed was voted as the Favorite Reality Show and won the People’s Choice Award in 2005. Lachey also featured in the series Charmed from 2004 and 2005.
He released his debut solo album SoulO in November 2003, which was not a critical or commercial success. Nick’s second solo album What’s Left of Me was released in May 2006 and earned a Gold certification after making over 500,000 sales in the domestic market. His third solo album A Father’s Lullaby was released in 2013 followed by his fourth solo album Soundtrack of My Life in 2014.
Nick has also starred in the TV series One Tree Hill and has hosted the VH1 show Big Morning Buzz Live. He participated in the Dancing with the Stars show in 2017 along with Peta Murgatroyd and finished at ninth place.
Nick won the Teen Choice Award for the Best Love Song in 2006 for his song What’s Left of Me and was also chosen as the Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon. His What’s Left of Me music video was nominated for the Best Male video at the MTV Music Video Awards and Nick was nominated for the Favourite Male Rock/Pop Artist in 2006 at the American Music Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
The value of his house in Tarzana he bought in 2005 is said to be around $3 million. The value of his Encino House is estimated to be $2.8 million. His salary for the show American Idol in 2011 was $5 million which was hiked to $10 million in 2013. As of now, his net worth is $23 million.
As a multi-faceted man who can sing, act, dance and also host, Nick has amassed a very good fortune and given to his talent, he is expected to add more figures to his net worth in the future.