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How rich is Kirk Hammett?

Kirk Hammett net worth:
$70 Million

Kirk Hammett information

Kirk Hammett information

Birth date: November 18, 1962
Birth place: San Francisco, California, United States
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.715 m)
Profession:Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Author, Bassist, Pianist
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Lani Hammett (m. 1998), Rebecca Hammett (m. 1987–1990)
Children:Angel Ray Keala Hammett, Vincenzo Kainalu Hammett
Music groups:Metallica (Since 1983), Exodus (1980 – 1983), Nanowar, Devilhead

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Kirk Lee Hammett was born on 18th November 1962, in San Francisco, California USA, of Filipino (mother) and part-Irish (father) descent. Kirk is a musician, and is no doubt best-known as the lead guitarist of Metallica, the band with which he has been performing since 1983. Besides being a rock start, he is also a songwriter and a writer: his first book was published in 2012.

So just how rich is Kirk Hammett? His net worth is estimated at $70 million, most of the money having been made from music, during a career spanning more than 30 years.

Kirk Hammett Net Worth $70 Million

Kirk grew up in El Sobrante, California, where he attended high school. In the early ‘80s, Kirk Hammett took guitar lessons from the famed Joe Satriani, but also studied film and Asian arts at San Francisco State University. Kirk formed his first band, Exodus, in 1980, when he was only eighteen. Three years later, he became the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, by replacing the former lead guitarist, Dave Mustaine, right before the band started producing its first studio album, “Kill ‘Em All”. He has released eight albums with Metallica, from 1983 to 2008, and is actually the songwriter of many of the plays on these albums, from which the most famous are “Enter Sandman” and “Creeping Death”. The rock star had several appearances on other studio albums and videos, including “Kichigai” (by Septic Death), “John the Fisherman” (by Primus), and “Trinity” (by Carlos Santana).

Kirk Hammett is rated one of the best guitarists in the world: he is number 5 in “The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists” (Joel McIver, 2009), number 11 in “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” (The Rolling Stone, 2003) and has three songs in “The Top 100 Guitar Solos”: “One”, ranked number 7, “Fade To Black”, which is number 24, and “Master of Puppets”, which is number 51.

He has also appeared in a series of documentaries and television shows, which add to the income the rock star makes from music. In 2009, the Metallica members, including Kirk Hammett, were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, but the band, whose worth was estimated at $500 million, is still performing and touring, with Kirk as lead guitarist. Kirk Hammett contributed a lot the rock band’s success not only as a lead guitarist, but also as a song writer. Kirk’s earnings from performing with Metallica are confidential, but media have written about millions of dollars earned by the troupe’s members from albums’ sales, concerts, tours and royalties.

For more than 20 years, he has been working with the Japanese company ESP Guitars, for which he endorses; he also has his own range of electric guitars signed by this company, called The ESP Kirk Hammett (or just ESP KH). Kirk Hammett’s collection consists of more than 20 guitars, from which the most expensive was estimated to cost about $2 million. In 2009, Kirk Hammett sold a mansion in Pacific Heights, California, for $7.6 million.

He completes his earnings with television appearances, in shows and documentaries, and by doing voice-overs for animated characters, in series like “The Simpsons” or “Metalocalypse”. Kirk Hammett has a large horror memorabilia collection, which inspired him to write his first book, called “Too Much Horror Business”, published in 2012. The guitarist created also the “Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil”, an annual horror convention, which had its first edition in 2014.

In his personal life, Kirk Hammett was married to Rebecca Enrica Kestelyn from 1987 to 1991, and in 1998 he married Lani Gruttadauro; the couple has two children.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brows Held High 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metallica Through the Never 2013 writer: "...And Justice for All", "Fuel", "Enter Sandman" - as Hetfield'/Urich/Hammett / writer: "Creeping Death", "Master Of Puppets" - as Hetfield'/Urich/Burton/Hammett / writer: "Cyanide"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2011 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory 2011 Documentary writer: "Welcome Home Sanitarium", "Fade to Black", "The Day That Never Comes"
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman"
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World 2011 Video documentary writer: "Enter Sandman"
Trauma 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super Bowl XLIV 2010 TV Special writer: "Cyanide" - uncredited
Casino Jack and the United States of Money 2010 Documentary writer: "ENTER SANDMAN"
House M.D. 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
WWF Raw 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Metallica 2009 Video Game writer: "All Nightmare Long", "Broken Beat & Scarred", "Creeping Death", "Cyanide", "Disposable Heroes", "Dyers Eve", "Enter Sandman", "Fade To Black", "Frantic", "Fuel", "King Nothing", "Master of Puppets", "My Apocalypse", "The Memory Remains", "The Thing That Should Not Be", "The Unforgiven", "Welcome Home Sanitarium"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: "One"
Heavy Metal in Baghdad 2007 Documentary writer: "Fade to Black"
Rock Band 2007 Video Game "Enter Sandman"
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey 2005 Documentary writer: "Master of Puppets" - as Hammett
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005 Video documentary writer: "Hero Of the Day"
The Devil and Daniel Johnston 2005 Documentary writer: "Master of Puppets"
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 2004 Documentary writer: "Frantic", "Some Kind of Monster", "Dirty Window", "My World", "Shoot Me Again", "Enter Sandman", "Purify", "Master of Puppets", "The Unnamed Feeling", "Sweet Amber", "All Within My Hands", "Damage, Inc.", "St. Anger", "Invisible Kid" - as Hammett
Old School 2003 writer: "Master Of Puppets"
Biker Boyz 2003 writer: "We Did It Again"
The Forsaken 2001 writer: "Enter Sandman" - as Kirk L. Hammett
Metallica: Cunning Stunts 1998 Video documentary writer: "Creeping Death", "Hero of the Day", "King Nothing", "Fuel", "Until It Sleeps", "Fade to Black", "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman"
Your Friends & Neighbors 1998 writer: "Enter Sandman", "Welcome Home Sanitarium"
Spawn 1997 performer: "Satan"
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills 1996 Documentary writer: "Welcome Home Sanitarium, "Orion"
ECW Hardcore Heaven 1994 1994 Video writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special writer: "Enter Sandman"
Metallica: Cliff 'Em All! 1987 Video documentary writer: "Creeping Death", "Damage, Inc.", "Master of Puppets", "Fade To Black", "Welcome Home Sanitarium"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Howard Stern on Demand 2013 TV Series
Metalocalypse 2006-2010 TV Series Barkeep / Queen of Denmark / Smoked Fingers fan
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin' 2009 Video
The Simpsons 2006 TV Series Kirk Hammett

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metallica Through the Never 2013

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metallica Through the Never 2013 executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory 2011 Documentary special thanks: Metallica

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MTV Video Music Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Member, Metallica
S&M Documentary 2000 Video short Himself (uncredited)
FanClub 2000 TV Series Himself
Making the Video 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
MADtv 2000 TV Series Himself
Metallica: S&M 2000 TV Special documentary Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
MTV Video Music Awards 1999 1999 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Metallica)
Woodstock '99 1999 TV Special Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
Hero of the Day 1998 Video Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Cunning Stunts 1998 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Live Covers 1998 TV Movie Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
Metallica TV 1998 TV Special Himself
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Metallica: Reload/Rehearse/Request 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Guitarist
Metallimania 1997 Documentary Himself
The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1997 TV Special Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
In a Metal Mood 1996 Documentary Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1996 TV Series Himself
Woodstock '94 1995 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
Headbangers Ball 1995 TV Series Himself
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, San Diego 1993 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, Seattle 1993 Video Himself
For Those About to Rock: Monsters in Moscow 1992 Documentary Himself (as Metallica)
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself - Metallica Guitarist
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica 1992 Video documentary Himself - Guitarist
Metallica: Live Tushino Airfield, Moscow 28 Sept 1991 - Monsters of Rock Festival 1991 Video Himself (as Metallica)
Metallica: 2 of One 1989 Video Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
Metallica: Cliff 'Em All! 1987 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
Smokestack Lightning: The Legendary Howlin' Wolf 2016 Documentary post-production
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Metallica Live at Blizzcon 2014 TV Movie Himself
Metallica: This Monster Lives 2014 Documentary short Himself
Hit the Lights: The Making of Metallica Through the Never 2014 Video Himself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Performer (uncredited)
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2013 TV Series Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Metallica: Amped for IMAX 2013 Short Himself
Metallica Through the Never 2013 Himself
Metallica: Quebec Magnetic 2012 Video Himself
Music Nuggets 2012 TV Series Himself
Metal Evolution 2011-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Himself (2013)
Rock in Rio 2011 TV Series Himself
That Metal Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World 2011 Video documentary Himself
X-Play 2010 TV Series Himself
Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria 2010 Documentary Himself
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage 2010 Documentary Himself
Lemmy 2010 Documentary Himself
Metallica: Orgullo pasión y gloria. Tres noches en la ciudad de México. 2009 Video Himself
Metallica - Français pour une nuit 2009 Video Himself - guitar
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love 2009 Video Himself
Metallica: In Their Own Words 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Guitar Hero: Metallica 2009 Video Game Himself
Lars Ulrich - En metalrod vender hjem 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Metallica: The Videos 1989-2004 2006 Video Himself
Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal 2006 Documentary Himself
The Darwin Awards 2006 Himself
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005 Video documentary Himself (segments "Hero of the Day" and "Mama Said") (as Metallica)
When Metallica Ruled the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005 TV Series Himself
Rage 2004 TV Series Himself
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 2004 Documentary Himself
MTV Backstage Pass: Summer Sanitarium Tailgate Party 2003 TV Short Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Metallica)
Slayer: War at the Warfield 2003 Video documentary Himself (In Special Feature) (DVD)
Boogie 2003 TV Series Himself
Metallica: Dark Souls Unauthorized 2003 Video documentary Himself
Metallica: St. Anger Rehearsals 2003 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
Headbangers Ball 2003 TV Series Himself
MTV Icon: Metallica 2003 TV Special documentary Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)
End of the Century 2003 Documentary Himself, Metallica
Classic Albums: Metallica - The Black Album 2001 Video documentary Himself (Guitarist) (as Metallica)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself - Accused
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Himself (as Metallica)

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#Fact
1 Lives in San Francisco, California.
2 His father had Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. His mother's family is Filipino.
3 Son, Vincenzo Kainalu was born on June 28, 2008.
4 Officially endorsed by ESP Guitars (a Japanese company). He has several signature ESP guitar models (mostly identified by "KH" letters) and he has worked with the company since the late 80s.
5 Son Angel Ray Keala, born October 6, 2006.
6 In November 6, 1998 he suffered from appendicitis when Metallica was on tour in England. He went to a London hospital, recovered, and couple of weeks later flew back to San Francisco.
7 Replaced Dave Mustaine as permanent guitarist for Metallica in 1983.
8 His musical influences are Led Zeppelin, UFO and Jimi Hendrix.
9 Previous band before Metallica was the trash metal band Exodus.
10 In a 1998 issue of Guitar Legends: The Top 100 Guitar solos, Kirk is credited with 3 songs: "One" (No. 7), "Fade To Black (No. 24), and "Master of Puppets" (No. 51).
11 Known for his custom made guitars with horror film graphics
12 Has one dog, Darla
13 Collects horror film memorabilia
14 Avid surfer
15 Vegetarian
16 Has his birth date and place tattooed on his stomach
17 Took guitar lessons from Joe Satriani.

#Quote
1 I think it's morally wrong to keep someone away from what keeps him happy.
2 There was a lot of anguish after Cliff died, and basically Jason was the punching bag. We vented so much on him, and it wasn't really fair. [on how Metallica coped with the transition from bassist Cliff Burton to Jason Newsted]
3 We were very, very frightened. I had to sit down and take stock of my life and see if I had a life outside the band, because I was questioning if there was even a future for Metallica. That was a scary thought; when you've been in a band for as long as we have, you take for granted that it's always going to be there. [recalling the uncertainty of Metallica's future, after Jason Newsted left the band and James Hetfield entered rehab]
4 A life lived unexplored is a life not worth living.

#Trademark
1 ESP Kirk Hammett guitar
2 Curly hair
3 Heavy guitar solos
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