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Nikki Sixx Net Worth, Family, Bio, Height, Awards

What is Nikki Sixx’s Net Worth?

Nikki Sixx is an American musician, songwriter, author, fashion designer, radio host and photographer. Nikki Sixx has a net worth of $65 million. Nikki Sixx is best known as the co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the band Mötley Crüe. He also has a successful career with his side project, Sixx:A.M.

Catalog and Publishing Sales

As we stated previously, Nikki Sixx was the group’s primary songwriter. In 2020, Nikki sold his 70% share of Mötley Crüe’s publishing rights to Hipgnosis for an undisclosed amount.

In December 2021, Mötley Crüe sold their catalog to BMG for $150 million. That was an especially incredible deal considering the members bought the rights to their masters from their record company in the 1990s for $10 million.

Nikki Sixx Net Worth, Family, Bio, Height, Awards

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Early Life

Nikki Sixx was born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr. on December 11, 1958, in San Jose, California. His father left the family when Nikki was young. He was raised by his mother, Deana Richards until she abandoned him. Sixx was then raised by his grandparents. After he got into some trouble as a teenager–including being expelled from school for selling drugs–he was sent to live with his mother in Seattle. Nikki wasn’t with his mom long, but it was long enough to learn to play the guitar. He bought his first bass guitar with the money he made selling a guitar he had stolen.

When he was 17, Sixx moved to Los Angeles. He had a number of jobs including working at a liquor store and selling vacuums over the phone. These jobs gave Sixx the time to audition for bands. He joined the band Sister after answering an ad in a local newspaper. The band recorded a demo and not long after, Sixx was fired from the band. In the late 1970s, he legally changed his name to Nikki Sixx.

Career

Sixx founded Mötley Crüe in 1981 with drummer Tommy Lee. They later added guitarist Mick Mars. Vince Neil joined Mötley Crüe thought Lee. The two went to the same high school. Mötley Crüe self-recorded their debut album, “Too Fast for Love,” in 1981. It was released on the band’s record label Leathür Records in November 1981. The album was re-released in 1982 after the band signed with Epic Records. Sixx and Mötley Crüe then recorded “Shout at the Devil” in 1983. “Shout at the Devil” was a massive hit. Mötley Crüe released three more albums in the 80s,  1985’s “Theatre of Pain,” 1987’s “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and 1989’s “Dr. Feelgood.” Dr. Feelgood is Mötley Crüe’s most successful record. It was on the album charts for 114 weeks.

Mötley Crüe released three albums with two singers in the 1990s. “Decade of Decadence” was released in 1991. Vince Neil left the group, was replaced by John Corabi, and Mötley Crüe released “Mötley Crüe” in 1994. Carabi was fired in 1996 and Neil rejoined the band. In 1997, Mötley Crüe released “Generation Swine.”

In 2000, Mötley Crüe released “New Tattoo,” with Randy Castillo (Ozzy Osbourne) behind the drum kit instead of Tommy Lee. Lee left the band in 1999.

Mötley Crüe reunited in 2004, during which Sixx revealed he was sober. In 2006, Mötley Crüe embarked on a reunion tour with the four original members of the band. That same year they went on a co-headlining tour with Aerosmith. In 2007, Sixx released his autobiography, “The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star.” In June 2008, Mötley Crüe released their ninth and final album, “Saints of Los Angeles.” Nikki Six is credited as the writer or co-writer on all tracks. Mötley Crüe announced their retirement in 2015 but later ripped up the contract.

Sixx launched the clothing line “Royal Underground” in 2006 with musician Kelly Gray, formerly the co-president and house model of St. John. It only included men’s clothing at first, but eventually expanded into women’s attire as well.

In 2010, Nikki Sixx and Kerri Kasem hosted nationally syndicated rock/alternative music radio programs “Sixx Sense” and “The Side Show Countdown” via Premiere Radio Networks both based in Dallas, Texas.

In 2020, Mötley Crüe announced a summer stadium tour with Poison, Def Lepard, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The tour was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mick Mars retired as a touring member of the band before they returned to the road in 2023 with John 5 taking his place. In May 2023, Sixx stated that the band had finished production and begun mixing their upcoming album.

Nikki Sixx Net Worth, Family, Bio, Height, Awards

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Personal Life

During his time with Mötley Crüe, Sixx was addicted to heroin. He has said that he overdosed “about half a dozen times.” On December 23, 1987, Sixx overdosed on heroin. He was reportedly declared clinically dead for two minutes before a paramedic revived him with two syringes full of adrenaline.

Sixx married Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt in 1989. They have three children: Gunner was born in 1991, Storm was born in 1994, and Decker was born in 1995. Sixx and Brandt divorced in late 1996.

Just one month after Sixx and Brandt divorced, he married Playboy Playmate and actress Donna D’Errico. They have one daughter, Frankie-Jean, born in 2001. They separated and reconciled a number of times before divorcing in the summer of 2007.

Sixx married Courtney Bingham in March 2014. They have a daughter, Ruby, born in 2019.

Sixx practices Transcendental Meditation. He is also a New York Times best-selling author for his work on 2001’s “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” 2007’s “The Heroin Diaries,” 2011’s “This is Gonna Hurt,” and 2021’s “The First 21.” Sixx recently revealed he is writing his fifth book and also plans to release a children’s book with his wife, Courtney.

Real Estate

In July 2014, Sixx and his wife bought a mansion in Los Angeles suburb Westlake Village for $4.125 million. The 10,300-square-foot, single-story home is set on 1.2 acres within an exclusive gated country club called North Ranch Country Estates. The home has high ceilings, large main rooms, a family room wet bar, and extensive loggias that make the home ideal for entertaining. A spa sits off the swimming pool and another is by the master suite. The pool cabana has bathrooms, a covered area, and an outdoor shower. There are a total of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. In October 2020, he listed this home for sale for $5.699 million. He sold the home in September 2021 for $5.18 million.

Shortly after buying the Westlake Village mansion, Sixx listed his former home in Calabasas for sale for $2.399 million. Set in a gated community on a third of an acre corner lot, the home has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, wood floors, an office with built-ins, a loft, a music room/home theater, a swimming pool, spa and barbecue center with fireplace and pizza oven. He purchased the home in 2011 for $1.89 million.

In November 2022, Sixx and Bingham purchased a $6.9 million mansion in the Lake Sherwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. The family has also lived in Wyoming in recent years.

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