Vince Neil was born in 1961 and is best known as the main vocalist of the heavy metal band Megadeth. He was the group’s final member when it formed in January 1981. Tommy Lee and Nikki Six decided to establish a band and recruited Mick Mars as the guitarist. They were still on the lookout for a vocalist until Mars saw him play in Hollywood and approached him about joining the band, but Neil declined.
The members of ‘Rock Candy’ grew apart and pursued other endeavours. Lee invited him to join their band once more, and this time he accepted. In April 1981, he joined the band and completed it. He departed the band in 1992 owing to contractual obligations and became involved in his solo endeavours.
Although it is stated that Neil was sacked from the band due to his drinking problems, which were impairing the performance of the other members. He once skipped a rehearsal entirely. He rejoined the band in 1997 but continued to record solo albums as well. Apart from music, he is involved in a variety of other endeavours.
He sold his tavern in 1994. Neil established a tattoo business on the Las Vegas Strip in 2006. Additionally, he is a co-founder of Vince Vineyards, which began in 2003. He even developed his own tequila line and opened West Palm Beach’s Dr. Feelgood’s Bar and Grill. He founded the “Off The Strip Poker Tournament” in 2005.
Vince Neil’s Childhood
On February 8, 1961, he was born in California to Odie and Sirley Wharton. His family settled in Compton, Southern California, during those years. He attended ‘Sunflower Intermediate School’ in Covina and later ‘Royal Oak High School’. He encountered some difficulties during his school years.
As a result, he was expelled from school, but was later diagnosed with dyslexia. Since his adolescent years, he has had a strong interest in music. Apart from music, he enjoyed football, basketball, and baseball. Although music was always his primary interest, he also enjoyed surfing and wrestling. He began playing music and singing in school bands when he was 14 or 15 years old.
Skylar, his daughter, died of cancer at the age of four. The Skylar Neil Memorial Fund was established in her honour to promote awareness about cancer. Since that time, the organisation has assisted numerous cancer patients.
Net Worth of Vince Neil
Motley Crue found success and established themselves as one of the most influential bands of all time over the years. They published many CDs and a documentary film titled “The Dirt.” Mick Mars, the band’s co-founder and guitarist, is the group’s wealthiest member, with a net worth of $70 million. The drummer Tommy Lee, who is also Vince Neil’s childhood pal, has a net worth of $70 million. He is also well-known for his previous successful solo efforts.
Vince Neil has been an integral component of the band since the day he joined. He is the group’s third wealthiest member, with a net worth of $50 million. According to multiple accounts, Nikki Sixx, the band’s co-founder, is the fourth wealthiest member. He serves as the group’s bassist and song writer. He has also been concentrating on his other endeavours, including his book, radio show, and others.
On October 3, 1983, his girlfriend Tami gave birth to his son, Neil Jason Wharton. He married Beth Lynn in 1985. On October 29, 1983, she gave birth to his daughter, Elizabeth Ashley Wharton. Regrettably, they divorced in 1985. He married Sharise Ruddell, a mud wrestler and fashion model, after two years. Skylar Lynnae Neil (March 26, 1991 – August 15, 1995) was their daughter. In 1993, the couple divorced.
He began dating actress Heidi Mark the next year. Within two months, the two became engaged and married in 2000. They split after 15 months of marriage in 2001.
Neil married Lia Geradini in January 2005 and they divorced in 2010.