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Kelly Hansen was born on 18 April 1961, in Hawthorne, California USA, and is a singer, best known to be part of the rock band Foreigner. He started out as a solo studio singer but later met musicians who would form the hard rock band Hurricane. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Kelly Hansen? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. Hurricane would have critical success during the 1980s, but he’s also worked as a guest singer for other bands, and as he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Kelly Hansen Net Worth $3 million
Hansen started out as a teen solo singer, touring various high schools and events to perform on stage. While working as a studio singer, Kelly would meet guitarist Robert Sarzo and bassist Tony Cavazo, and the three would later form Hurricane in 1984. The band would release four albums throughout their run, starting with “Take What You Want” in 1985. They would then tour around the US, Canada, and Japan, honing their skills. Three years later they would release “Over the Edge” which would become their most successful album and it was the only one that made it to a top 40 hit. In 1990, the band would then release “Slave to the Thrill”, however, the following year their recording company went bankrupt, and it led to the band disbanding. Despite having only moderate success financially, including boosting Kelly’s net worth, a lot of Hurricane’s albums became critically acclaimed.
After Hurricane’s run, Kelly continued to make music for various projects such as Slash’s Snakepit, and he also performed with Don Dokken, Fergie Fredriksen and Bourgeois Pigs. In 1998, he replaced Mark Free in the band Unruly Child and would record an album with them, entitled “Waiting for the Sun”. Two years later, he would reunite with Hurricane then releasing the album “Liquifury”, marking the first album from Hurricane in over 10 years. In 2003, Hansen then partnered with Fabrizio V.Zee Grossi and would form Perfect World, releasing an album of the same name. In 2003, the vocalist of the band Foreigner, Lou Gramm, left to pursue a solo career, and this led Kelly to become their vocalist, and he’s been with the band ever since. Foreigner continues to tour around the world, mostly with other acts such as Journey, adding steadily to Kelly Hansen’s net worth..
For his personal life, it is known that Kelly has been romantically linked to singer Dyna Shirasaki. He has a passion for cooking and food in general which he often talks about outside of music, and he’s made an appearance in the Food Network show “Chopped”. He’s been in other food related television shows too, and continues to improve his culinary skills. Aside from these, he cites Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin as his musical influences.