Who is Lita Ford and what is her net worth 2018? Lita Ford is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and actress. She was born in England but moved to the United States when she was a child. Lita Ford was a member of the rock band, The Runaways for a few years but the band broke up so she left and continued her career as a solo artist.
Lita Rossana Ford was born on September 19, 1958 in London, England, United Kingdom. Her father was Harry Leonard Ford but he died in 1971, and her mother is Isabella Ford. When Lita was around 7-8 years old, the family moved to the United States and landed specifically in California.
For some time, Lita Ford was engaged to the famous guitarist, songwriter and producer that is the founder of the worldwide known metal band, Black Sabbath. In 1990, Lita married the W.A.S.P. metal band guitarist, Chris Holmes, but in 1992 they got divorced with no children. 2 years later, in 1994, Lita married Jim Gillette whom was a singer for the famous heavy metal band, Nitro, but they also got divorced in 2011.
Lita and Jim and the parents of 2 sons, their first son was born in 1997 and his name is James Leonard Gillette, and Rocco Gillette is their second son whom was born in 2001. Lita said that her sons were attacking him and Jim was the one who encouraged them to do it. Since that Lita has probably been single.
Lita Ford has been playing the guitar since she was a child. In 1975, she joined The Runaways rock band and it was an all-female band. They released their first album in 1976 called The Runaways with 10 songs in it. The album was very successful and they went on tours with Lita Ford being their lead guitarist. They also released other albums including Queens of Noise, Live in Japan and And Now… The Runaways.
The Runaways band broke up and split in 1979 because of conflicting opinions on the genre they should pursue. Later, Lita decided to pursue her career as solo, so in 1983 her first ever solo album was released called Out for Blood but the album wasn’t successful at all. 1 year later she released her second solo album called Dancin’ on the Edge and after her first disappointing album this one was better.
Dancin’ on the Edge was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. In 1988, she released her 3rd album called Lita and the album got a lot of attention which was a success for her. She continued on releasing successful albums but she stopped for some time because she had to raise her sons.
She went back with W.A.S.P band and went on many successful tours with them. Lita Ford also had some TV work including thriller film Highway to Hell, comedy series Howie and others.
List of solo Albums by Lita Ford
• Out for Blood (10 Tracks), (1983)
• Dancin’ on the Edge (9 Tracks), (1984)
• Lita (9 Tracks), (1988)
• Stiletto (12 Tracks), (1990)
• Dangerous Curves (11 Tracks), (1991)
• Black (12 Tracks), (1995)
• Wicked Wonderland (15 Tracks), (2009)
• Living Like a Runaway (10 Tracks), (2012)
• Time Capsule (11 Tracks), (2016)
Net Worth of Lita Ford
Lita Ford has been a very successful musician. She’s released many successful albums and singles either solo or with a band. She was nominated for 2 Grammy awards including Grammy award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female for her song, Shot Of Poison from Dangerous Curves album, and Grammy award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female for her 2nd album, Dancin’ on the Edge.
Lita Ford also received The Certified Guitar Legend Award in 2013. A song from Dancin’ on the Edge album called Fire in My Heart was ranked on top 10 in a few countries. Her 3rd solo album, Lita was ranked 8th on Billboard hot 100 songs in the United States. Lita Ford has a net worth of $3.3 million.
Lita Ford is a very talented musician that was born in England and later moved to California, United States. She’s released many successful albums with the bands she were with and solo. Lita Ford got married and divorced twice and she has 2 sons.