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Top 15 richest musicians in the world for 2016 (With Pictures)

9. Gene Simmons – Net Worth: $300 Million

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Gene Simmons is a singer, songwriter, and producer often known by his stage name, The Demon and his time in the rock band Kiss.

The band is notorious for its members’ black and white face paint and theatrical stage outfits. It clearly worked out for him, because Gene Simmons net worth is currently estimated at $300 million.

In the beginning of Simmon’s music career, he joined a band named Wicked Lester. Gene later left that band and formed Kiss. The band rose to prominence after they released their first live recorded album entitled Alive! The album became an instant success and was certified Gold by the Recording Industries Association of America.

The album also featured the band’s first single that managed to enter top 40 charts, “Rock and Roll All Night.”

Kiss has sold over 100 million records. The revenues from these sales are responsible for the bulk of Gene Simmons’ net worth.

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