What is Gene Simmons Net Worth? How much is Gene Simmons Net worth Earning? Is he richer than Paul Stanley?
The lead singer and co-founder of the hard rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons was born on 25 August 1949 in Israel. He had an inherent interest in music. Simmons wanted to become a rock star after watching a scintillating performance by the Beatles. Simmons was gifted a guitar by his mother to enhance his skills to achieve his goal.
Simmons raised as a successful musician, actor, and entrepreneur. During his teenage, Simmons played in a garage band called Lynx. Later Simmons decided to form his own band. Simmons collaborated with Paul Stanley to form the rock band, Wicked Lester. The band failed to release their only recorded album which led him to disappointment. And, the group was disbanded. The duo then recruited drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehleyley. They formed a band that would later be known as Kiss.
The band was characterized by the members’ flamboyant make-up and costumes. On stage, they portrayed comic book style characters. Simmons was ‘The Demon’. The band became one of the best known bands in the 1970’s. In 1977, Kiss won the People’s Choice Award for their song ‘Beth’.
Gene Simmons ‘Chaim Witz’ was born to Flora Klein and Feri Witz. After 28 years relationship, Simmons married actress Shannon Tweed in 2011. The couple has two children. Simmons was raised later by his mother. His childhood was full of struggles and poverty.
They moved to the U.S. in 1958. His love to read comic books became his influence that could be seen in his later works. Simmons joined Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, a Jewish educational institution. After studying a year, he attended public school in Jackson Heights. Simmons went to Sullivan County Community College. Simmons earned his bachelor’s degree in 1970 from Richmond College, New York.
Kiss released its debut album, the self-titled, ‘Kiss’ in 1974, which went Gold in the U.S. In 1976, the album ‘Destroyer’ released and became platinum certified. It was followed by another platinum album, ‘Rock and Roll Over’. In 1978, Simmons released his self-titled solo album.