Lemmy Kilmister’s Net Worth Was Way Below The Fans’ Expectations By The Time He Died, Here’s The Truth About His Money
Late Motörhead lead singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister has a music career that spanned over five decades, mostly recognized for his innovative musical style, heavier bass guitar, and is one of the most influential artists in the growing new wave of British heavy metal all of which led to his net worth of $1 million at the time of his passing.
As many of you know, Lemmy Kilmister previously worked with bands such as the Rainmakers, the Motown Sect, The Rockin’ Vickers, and Hawkwind before gaining huge recognition with Motörhead with whom he was the founder, lead singer, bassist, and primary songwriter for forty years.
Despite being one of the most influential and one of the most famous rockstars in the world, Motörhead icon’s net worth was way below the fans’ expectations when he passed away in 2015, however, it wasn’t a surprise to Lemmy himself since he previously revealed he wasn’t a rich musician like other rock stars during interviews.
Lemmy Kilmister Net Worth $1 Million
Motörhead icon Lemmy Kilmister had a music career that influenced and shaped countless other musicians’ career as well thanks to iconic albums such as ‘Ace of Spades,’ ‘Overkill,’ ‘Orgasmatron‘ with his band and many more, in addition to monumental tracks like ‘No Voices in the Sky,’ ‘Hellraiser,’ and ‘Killed by Death’ all of which must have contributed into the icon’s net worth.
Unfortunately, the Motörhead singer passed away four days after his 70th birthday on December 28, 2015, due to prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure as a result of heavy drinking and smoking from a young age of 11.
Despite having an iconic music career filled with countless accomplishments, Lemmy Kilmister had a net worth of $1 million by the time of his death which was surprising for most fans since anybody would expect such a legendary musician to have an impressive net worth just like others.
However, Lemmy always stated prior to his passing that Motörhead didn’t sell as many albums as others may think and he wasn’t even able to afford a home in Hollywood Hills alongside the other celebrities. He once even stated that he most likely wouldn’t die poor, however, not as a rich person as well about which Lemmy was right since he only left $650,000 to his beneficiaries when he passed away in 2015.