Who is Lars Ulrich and what is his net worth 2018? Lars Ulrich is a musician from Denmark who is the co-founder of the heavy metal band ‘Metallica’. He is the drummer in the band and is the son of Torben Ulrich, tennis player. He is also a songwriter, record producer, and actor. His grandfather is tennis player Einer Ulrich. During his youth, he used to play tennis professionally and was training at the age of 16 in Los Angeles. He has released several albums with Metallica and has also appeared in many films. In 2012, he appeared in the HBO original film called ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’.
Lars Ulrich was born in Gentofte, Denmark on December 26, 1963. He was born to parents Torben Ulrich and Lone Ulrich. His godfather is Dexter Gordon and his childhood friend is Neneh Cherry. At the age of nine, Ulrich went to see a Deep Purple concert in Copenhagen. He was mesmerised after seeing the concert and decided to pursue a career in rock and roll and then later to heavy metal.
At the age of 15, his grandmother gave him his first drum kit. In 1980, he moved to the United States to play tennis. In 1981, he got interested in the band Diamond Head from Britain. He flew to London from San Francisco to witness the band perform at Woolwich Odeon. He still remains a fan of Diamond Head. Following his return to the United States, he started to look for musicians to form a band.
From 1988 to 1990, Lars Ulrich was married to Debbie Jones. In 1997, he married Skylar Satenstein. The couple has two sons together. They divorced in 2004. From 2004 to 2012, he dated Connie Nielsen, the Danish actress. He is at present married to Jessica Miller.
In 1981, Lars Ulrich formed the band ‘Metallica” with James Hetfield. He has been credited to be the pioneer of fast thrash drum beats. In 1983, he released his debut album entitled ‘Kill ‘Em All’. It went on to become a platinum-certified album. A year later, the second album called ‘Ride the Lightning’ was released and it too was certified platinum by RIAA. In 1986, ‘Master of Puppets’ was released.
It went to sell more than 4.5 million copies only in the United States. In 1991, the band released their first number one album entitled ‘Metallica’. The album sold over 16 million units in the USA. This was followed by the albums ‘Load’, ‘Reload’, and ‘Garage Inc.’ in the 1990s. In 2003, another number one album ‘St. Anger’ was released. Their ninth studio album ‘Death Magnetic’ was released in December 2008.
In 2011, the band teamed up with Lou Reed to release the album ‘Lulu’. Their last album ‘Hardwired… to Self-Destruct’ was released in 2016. Ulrich’s acting debut came in the 2012 HBO original movie ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’. He also had a cameo appearance in the movie ‘Get Him to the Greek’.
Lars Ulrich along with the members of Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2017, he was given the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog. Together with Metallica, he has won nine Grammy Awards of 21 nominations. He has also received two American Music Awards and three MTV Video Music Awards. He has also received several other awards and nominations.
Lars Ulrich Net worth
Lars Ulrich has successfully released many number one albums in his career with the band Metallica. In doing so, the singer has gone on to accumulate good wealth. Lars Ulrich’s net worth is an estimated $320 million. He owes his fortune to the sale of his albums, which has been certified multi-platinum on many occasions.
Some of his hit singles include “Now That We’re Dead”, “Atlas, Rise!”, “Moth into Flame”, “Hardwired”, “Cyanide”, “The Day That Never Comes”, “I Disappear”, “No Leaf Clover”, and “Turn the Page”. He has also released many music videos and has appeared in two documentaries. In 2016, he was seen in the film ‘Radio Dreams’.
Lars Ulrich is a fan of the Chelsea Football Club. He plays a variety of instruments and is passionate about jazz music. He has worked to support various charities.