How Much is Jerry Lee Lewis Worth?
Modern celebs never get tired to promote healthy way of life and boast with their workouts, but several decades later to be a star meant to use drugs and to startle a public. Jerry Lee Lewis was a typical music star of his generation. Now his popularity decreased a bit, but he still records new songs and develops new projects. Jerry Lee Lewis saved $15 million net worth through his activity of a musician.
Jerry is a legendary performer of rock & roll, rockabilly and country music. For now he is the only one rock & roll pioneer, who is still alive. In addition, Jerry Lee Lewis is a well-trained pianist.
During 7 decades of his career, Lewis recorded 40 studio albums. Most of them were included into Billboard Top 100 albums. Copies of his albums were sold, like hot pies, worldwide, and it brought the musician lots of cash.
He rose to fame in 1966, when he recorded his first single “Crazy Arms”. More than 300, 000 copies of the song were sold within the first week of its release. The next year Jerry Lee Lewis glorified his name with the hit “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. Soon the new music genre – rock & roll – has become the main stream, and it made Jerry Lee Lewis a millionaire. But then the cult musician announced his bankruptcy.
Jerry Lee Lewis Bio and Career
Lewis was known by his loyal attitude to drugs and wild behavior. For that he got his famous nickname “The Killer”. Mostly his unusual and sometimes illegal deeds shocked his fans and at the same time charmed them. But one of Jerry Lee Lewis pranks was too terrible and he couldn’t get away with it.
He fell in love and married his 13 year old second cousin. Jerry Lee Lewis was 23 that time, and he has already been married and had two sons. Jerry was not sure, that his second son was biologically his, so he left his wife and moved to Memphis. There he was staying at his uncle’s house and started dating his daughter (and Jerry’s cousin) Myra Gail Brown. Soon he proposed the underage girl and wedded her. In spite of the fact, that he was still officially married with another woman.
Then the young rising star started tour around Europe. But his fans began to boycott him and Jerry earned nothing. He cancelled the tour and returned home. But most of music recording companies refused to collaborate with the musician too.
That time Jerry continued to perform live, and got from $250 to $10, 000 per night. Nevertheless his earnings decreased, and he filed for bankruptcy in 1988.
Later he returned to musical Olympus, but changed his favorite music genre for country. He divorced to Myra and now is married with his 7th wife Judith.
By the way, Jerry Lee Lewis is 81 now. Still he participates in new projects and records new version of his songs from time to time. He lives in a big house, which he names “Ranch”.
The musician Jerry Lee Lewis is proud of his ranch. He even invited his fans to participate in a tour around his house. Thus each person, who was interested in Jerry Lee Lewis fate, could come into his house for $30 only to see the interior of music icon’s home.
Now Jerry continues keeping his house, but he refused from receiving fans there – he needs privacy.
The home looks solid, but quite ordinary for a star of Lewis stature. It is build of red brick and stands on 2, 500 sq.ft., which is so modest for a celebrity. Jerry’s home can hardly be called a classical “ranch”, but it reminds The Killer his childhood house, so he names it in that way.
The gates, which lead to the house, can boast with a stylish piano pattern. Jerry Lewis pool is of piano shape too.
The star owns several vehicles, including 1941 Ford for $75, 000 and $100, 000 Rolls Royce Corniche. They stand in a garage, which is situated on the territory of Jerry Lewis ranch.