Who is Sammy Hagar and what is his net worth 2018? Sammy Hagar is a singer who was a member of the band called ‘Montrose’. He is also an entrepreneur, musician, guitarist, and songwriter. He also had a successful career as a solo artist. In 2011, he released an autobiography called ‘Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock’. In his career, Hagar has released 24 studio albums and 72 singles. With Montrose, he has released his first album in 1973. He has also released a compilation album called ‘The Very Best of Montrose’ in 2000. Hagar has been nicknamed as “The Red Rocker”.
Samuel Roy Hagar was born on October 13, 1947, in Salinas, California. Soon after his birth, his family moved to Fontana. His father was an employee of the Kaiser Steel Mill in Fontana. He completed his graduation from Fontana High School. He was interested in music right from a young age. As a teenager, he became passionate about music after witnessing the Southern California music scene.
At the age of 20, Hagar formed a band called Fabulous Castilles. He was then signed to Ranwood Records and released the singles “Read My Thoughts” and “Reach Out to Find Me”. Following that, he became a member of Johnny Fortune Band. He then became a member of another band called Justice Brothers. With them, Hagar used to perform in a bar named “The Nightclub” located in San Bernardino, California.
In 1968, Sammy Hagar married Betsy Berardi. The couple has two sons named Andrew and Aaron. The couple divorced in 1994. A year later, he married Kari Hagar. With her, he has got two daughters named Samantha and Kama. He currently lives in Tamalpais Pavilion located in Corte Madera, California. Hagar is an enthusiast of Ferrari.
In 1973, Sammy Hagar became a member of the group Montrose. In 1973, they released their self-titled debut album and it went on to become a platinum-certified album. A year later, they released their second album entitled ‘Paper Money’. The first song he wrote for the band was “Bad Motor Scooter”. In 1976, he released his solo debut album called ‘Nine on a Ten Scale’ which included the hit single “Red”.
In 1977, he released two albums called ‘Sammy Hagar’ and Musical Chairs’. This was followed by ‘Street Machine’ and ‘Danger Zone’. In 1982, his sixth solo album entitled ‘Standing Hampton’ was released. It included the hit singles “There’s Only One Way to Rock” and “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy”. The album became his first platinum-certified solo album. Another album called ‘VOX’ also became a platinum sales album in 1984.
In 1983, he formed a group with Neal Schon, Kenny Aaronson, and Michael Shrieve called Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve (HSAS). In 1996, he formed a solo group named ‘The Waboritas’. He released five albums with The Warobitas. He reunited with Van Halen in 2003 and released the album ‘Best of Both Worlds’.
He continued to work with The Warobitas and in 2006, Hagar formed the supergroup called ‘Chickenfoot’ along with Chad Smith, Joe Satriani, and Michael Anthony.
Sammy Hagar was nominated in the 1985 Grammy Awards in the category of ‘Best Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special’.
Sammy Hagar Net Worth
Sammy Hagar has formed many groups in his career. He has released many albums and singles in his career. In doing so, he has gone on to accumulate good wealth for himself. Sammy Hagar’s net worth is an estimated $130 million. This wealth comes from the sale of his albums.
He has released six video albums, six compilation albums, and six live albums in his career. As a solo artist, Hagar has released 16 studio albums and 33 singles. He has also guest appeared for various other artists like Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper, Roy Rogers, and Nick Gravenites And Animal Mind.
Sammy Hagar owns homes in various places including Maui in Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, Palm Desert in California, and Mill Valley in California. His cousin is Ken Tamplin who is a Christian metal singer. In September 2015, he released a book based on recipes and his cooking memories.