Born in 1961, Vince Neil is an American Musician best know as the lead vocalist of heavy metal Band. He was the last group member to join the group which was conceived in January 1981. Tommy Lee and Nikki Six decided to form a band and brought the guitarist Mick Mars. They were still looking for a vocalist when Mars saw him perform in the Hollywood and asked him to join the band but Neil rejected the deal. The members of the ‘Rock Candy’ grew apart and got involved in other projects. Lee asked him again to join their band and this time he accepted the offer. He joined the band in April 1981 and completed the band. He left the band in 1992 due to some agreements and involved in his solo projects.
Although it’s said that Neil was fired from the band due to his drinking problems as it was affecting other members performance. Once, he even failed to show up for a rehearsal. He again joined the band in 1997 but continued with his solo albums too. Apart from music, he has other ventures too. In 1994, he gave up the ownership of his bar. Neil opened a tattoo parlor in 2006 at the Las Vegas Strip. He is also a founder of Vince Vineyards that was opened in 2003. He, even, launched his own brand of tequila and opened Dr. Feelgood’s Bar and Grill in West Palm Beach. In 2005, he created “Off The Strip Poker Tournament”.
Vince Neil Early Life
He was born to Odie and Sirley Wharton in California on February 8, 1961. During those days, his family settled in Compton, Southern California. He went to ‘Sunflower Intermediate School’ and then ‘Royal Oak High School’ in Covina. In his school days, he was facing some problems. As a result, he was kicked out but later he was diagnosed with Dyslexia. He has keen interest in music from his teen years. Apart from music, his hobbies were playing football, basketball, baseball. He also enjoyed Surfing and Wrestling although music was always his first love. He started playing music and singing in school bands at the age of 14 or 15.
His daughter, Skylar died at the age of four due to cancer. Skylar Neil Memorial Fund wad founded to raise awareness about cancer in her honor. The foundation has helped many cancer patients since that time.
Vince Neil Net Worth
Over the years, Motley Crue achieved success and become one of the influential bands of all the time. They released several albums along with a biographical film called “The Dirt”. The co- founder of the band, Mick Mars, the guitarist is the richest member of the group with net worth of $70 million. Then comes the drummer Tommy Lee, who is also the childhood friend of Vince Neil, also has the net worth of $70 million. He is also famous for his other several successful solos.
Vince Neil has always been an important part of the band the day he joined the band. He is third richest member of the group with his net worth of $50 million. According to the several reports, the fourth richest member of the group is Nikki Sixx who is also the co- founder of the band. He works as bassist and song writer for the group. He has been focusing on his other projects too such as his book, radio show and many more.
His girlfriend, Tami, gave birth to his son named Neil Jason Wharton on October 3, 1983. IN 1985, he married Beth Lynn. She gave birth to his daughter, Elizabeth Ashley Wharton on October 29, 1983. Unfortunately, they got separated in 1985. After two years, he married his second wife Sharise Ruddell who is a mud wrestler and a fashion model. They had a daughter together, Skylar Lynnae Neil (March 26, 1991 – August 15, 1995). The couple divorced in 1993.
In the same year, he started dating actress Heidi Mark. Soon, the two got engaged within two months and officially married in 2000. They divorced in 2001 after 15 months of their marriage.
Neil married Lia Geradini in January 2005 and he announced their separation in 2010.