Gene Simmons is known for his crazy beginnings in rock and roll as front man for the band “KISS” but he keeps his net worth as a businessman and talent. As rock and roll fans still crowd stadiums to see Gene dawn his famous role as Bass Guitarist for KISS the band plays on with makeup and without makeup.
Gene Simmons Net Worth - $300 Million
Birth Name - Chaim Witz [חיים ויץ]
Date of birth - August 25, 1949
Zodiac Sign - Virgo
Birth Place - Tirat Carmel, Haifa, Israel
Nationality - American, Israeli
Height - 6' 2"
Profession - Record producer, Screenwriter, TV Personality, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film producer, Actor, Teacher, Bassist, Singer, Songwriter, Businessperson
Gene Simmons career began in the 1970’s making him a cult idol among teenagers with rocking guitar riffs and crazy stage stunts such as vomiting blood and known for his famously long tongue. These rumors scared moms and thrilled groupies nonstop. His stage persona is called “The Demon” which brought about religious fervor and hatred as the kids lined up back in the day to see KISS in concert.
There were cult crazy rumors about the group KISS which included that their band name stood for “Knights in Satan’s Service” which was obviously not true. The rumors blew like wildfire amongst parents in those days as KISS rose even more to the height of fame as a cult hit. KISS was just a rock group with a seriously ingenious gimmick taking makeup to the extreme with dyed black hair and Alice Cooper stage antics to the height of crazy for fans everywhere of rock and roll.
The infamy of KISS was unveiled from their makeup wearing days which brought a serious career booster for Gene Simmons as bass guitarist bringing even more wealth to the already wealthy band of KISS. Gene has kept KISS going as well as his counterpart Paul Stanley seeing through member changes and untimely death KISS remains a rock legendary band to this day.
KISS was and is an advertising dream with t-shirts to animation KISS rose to the empire it is today with ease. When they removed their makeup KISS had the best time because they replaced “Who Shot JR” with “What do they really look like?” Fans everywhere waited with baited breath to see the unveiling of KISS and for the 1980’s and 1990’s KISS enjoyed unlimited access as rock legends enjoying every minute of their famous ride.
One of their more famous programs on MTV showed both Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons surrounded by scantily clad girls being interviewed. Both stars acted as if they were kings and the reporter was “allowed” to interview them as an exclusive opportunity.
Gene Simmons has since gone on even now to up his net worth with reality TV projects and the KISS merchandising franchise. Gene Simmons proves his net worth even as he ages with his inspiration for “The Demon “all coming from a comic book character called “Black Bolt.”
Gene Simmons was born in Israel and immigrated to the US with his mother at age 8. His family began their life in America as humble Jewish immigrants. Gene had no lack of love for bass guitar and practiced endlessly as a child. Before his glory days he worked as an assistant to one of the editors at Vogue Magazine and worked as Sixth Grade teacher in New York’s Upper West Side.
Gene Simmons is an American Dream come true and calls KISS "Americana." His net worth will keep growing for years to come as the iconic rock band shows staying power as legendary in the heavy metal genre of rock and roll. Gene and Paul had a dream and brought it to life with flare and style and all the perks along the way. Gene Simmons has been in a relationship with other stars such as Cher and Diana Ross but his main groupie has been Shannon Tweed. Her fame comes from being a playboy playmate and soft core porn star for many years.
Gene has been with Shannon for 28 years and jokingly stated that “marriage was an institution and I don’t want to be in an institution.” The longtime couple did finally marry in 2011 making them an honest couple once and for all. Gene Simmons net worth will continue to rise for decades as the cult of the rock band KISS marked the rock and roll horizon with tongues, makeup and all the wealth and fame they could handle. KISS had some hits in the eighties as they took their makeup off musically but the band has average talent making the advertising even more a genius idea. A huge gimmick that turned into a legendary net worth is truly Americana as Gene stated.