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Kiss is an American hard rock and heavy metal band, founded in 1973 in New York City, USA by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, internationally popular and easily recognized by its vivid live performances, striking face paint and stage costumes.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame have accumulated so far? What’s the size of their net worth? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Kiss’ net worth, as of early 2016, is $300 million which has been acquired during the band’s longevity and including rich discography.

Kiss Net Worth $300 Million

Kiss was founded in 1973 by the former members of Wicked Lester, Gene Simmons, on lead vocals and bass, and Paul Stanley as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist (or Gene Klein and Stanley Eisen, as their real names are, respectively.) The famous quartet was formed when drummer Peter Criss – “Catman” – and Ace Frehley – “Spaceman” – joined the band. Kiss’ eponymous debut album was released just a year later, and with over 500,000 sold copies was certified gold in 1977. It is considered that Kiss pretty-much invented “heavy metal” as a music genre. This accomplishment provided the basis for band’s later humongous net worth.

Their successful start was followed by numerous live gigs, and another album in 1974, Hotter Than Hell. The band’s popularity started rising rapidly due to their elaborate live performances, including “blood and breathing fire” pyrotechnics and smoke bombs. By the year 1977, Kiss had already reached its commercial peak with four platinum albums in its portfolio, and total income of over $10.2 million. The curiosity is that in 1978, all four band members released their solo albums on the same day, and all of them were published as Kiss albums with similar covers and poster art inserts. These accomplishments certainly increased Kiss’ fame as well as the band’s net worth.

Throughout the years, there have been several lineup changes, but two members invariable stayed, to this day – Paul Stanley – The Starchild and Gene Simmons – The Demon. Apart from the original cast mentioned above, the crew has included Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick, Mark St. John and the current line up members Tommy Thayer – Space Ace (lead guitar and vocal) and Eric Singer – The Catman (drums and vocal). The band name Kiss is written in the history of Rock ‘N’ Roll, with notable albums such as Destroyer (1976), Love Gun (1977), Dynasty (1979), Lick It Up (1983), Revenge (1992), Psycho Circus (1998) and Sonic Boom (2009).

In Kiss’ existence, now spanning over 43 years, the band has released 40 albums of which 28 have achieved platinum status, with over 100 million records sold worldwide, over 40 million in the States alone. Kiss’ opus includes several video albums and three movie features, as well as several appearances in FOX’s animated comedy series – Family Guy. Besides all of these achievements, Kiss’ net worth is still increasing due to various merchandise, including clothing, art prints, action figures and even pinball machines.

For their contribution and innovative approach to music, Kiss has been honored countless times; some of the prizes they have won so far are People’s Choice Awards for Favorite New Song in 1977, Metal Edge Readers’ Choice Awards for Bend of the Year, Best Concert Tour and Performance in 1996 as well as Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees in 2014. During its illustrious career so far, Kiss has performed at, among other gigs, the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics and American Idol finales.

In philanthropy, Kiss is also attached to various veterans organizations such as The Wounded Warriors Project, The Legacy Organization in Australia, The USO, Help For Heroes United Kingdom and the US Chamber of Commerce Hire a Hero program.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January, 1973
Birth place: New York City, New York, United States
Nationality:American
Partner:Gene Simmons (Since 1973), Paul Stanley (Since 1973), Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Eric Carr
Awards:People's Choice Awards for Favorite New Song (1977), Metal Edge Readers' Choice Awards for Bend of the Year, Best Concert Tour and Performance (1996), Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award Heroes Award (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ), 2006)
Record labels:Sanctuary Records
Nominations:Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2014)
Movies:"Family Guy" (1999-)
TV shows:Academy of Music (New York (New York), 1973), Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1974), ABC's Dick Clark's in Concert (1974), American Idol (2009), The Hottest Show on Earth Tour (2010), "Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2012)
Albums:"Kiss" (1974), "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), "Dressed to Kill" (1975), "Destroyer" (1976), "Love Gun" (1977), "Dynasty" (1979), "Lick It Up" (1983), "Revenge" (1992), "Rock and Roll Over" (1976), "Psycho Circus" (1998), "Sonic Boom" (2009), "Best of Kiss 40" (2014)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1KISS was co-founded by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.
2KISS was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014.
3KISS was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
4Band members have included Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, Bruce Kulick, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecording

Awarded on August 11, 1999 at 7080 Hollywood Blvd. to Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and ... More



Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Air Guitar Nation2006Documentary performer: "God Gave Rock and Roll to You II"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game performer: "Lick It Up"
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints2006performer: "New York Groove"
Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story2005Documentary performer: "Do You Love Me"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "Strutter"
Tony Hawk's Underground2003Video Game performer: "God of Thunder", "Lick It Up", "Rock 'N Roll All Night" - as Kiss
What's New, Scooby-Doo?2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
School of Rock2003performer: "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio"
ER2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rock Star2001performer: "Lick It Up"
Wet Hot American Summer2001performer: "Beth"
Lucky Numbers2000performer: "Heaven's On Fire"
WCW Monday Nitro1999-2000TV Series performer - 7 episodes
Kiss: The Last Kiss2000TV Movie performer: "Detroit Rock City", "Deuce", "Shout It Out Loud", "Firehouse", "Heaven's On Fire", "Let Me Go Rock N' Roll", "Shock Me", "Psycho Circus", "God Of Thunder", "100,000 Years", "Love Gun", "Black Diamond", "Beth", "Rock And Roll All Nite"
Freaks and Geeks1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Detroit Rock City1999performer: "I Stole Your Love", "Love Gun", "Ladies Room", "Shout It Out Loud", "Christine Sixteen", "Shock Me", "Strutter", "Beth", "Calling Doctor Love", "Detroit Rock City", "Nothing Can Keep Me From You"
The Sopranos1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
KISS Live: The Ultimate Halloween Party1998TV Movie performer: "Psycho Circus", "Shout It Out Loud", "Let Me Go Rock N' Roll", "Shock Me", "Do You Love Me", "Calling Dr. Love", "Firehouse", "Cold Gin", "Nothin' To Lose", "She", "I Was Made For Lovin' You", "Into The Void", "Love Gun", "Within", "100,000 Years", "King Of The Night Time World", "God Of Thunder", "Deuce", "Detroit Rock City", "Beth", "Black Diamond", "Rock And Roll All Nite"
Dharma & Greg1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV Special performer: "Rock And Roll All Nite", "New York Groove, "Deuce", "Calling Dr Love", "Love Gun"
Beautiful Girls1996performer: "Beth"
Unplugged1995TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Full House1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dazed and Confused1993performer: "Rock & Roll All Nite"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey1991performer: "GOD GAVE ROCK N' ROLL TO YOU II"
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years1988Documentary PLUS SPECIAL MESSAGES BY:
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentary performer: "I Love It Loud" - uncredited
Endless Love1981performer: "I Was Made For Lovin' You" - as Kiss
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special1976TV Special performer: "King of the Night Time World", "Detroit Rock City" - uncredited
Mike & Mike2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Atop the Fourth WallTV Series 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Ping Pong Summer2014performer: "Lick It Up"
The Simpsons2003-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Divorce2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol2009-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman2009-2012TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Stars 802012performer: "I Was Made for Lovin' You"
Magic Mike2012performer: "Calling Dr. Love"
That's My Boy2012performer: "I Was Made For Lovin' You"
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Metal Evolution2011-2012TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
The Dilemma2011performer: "DETROIT ROCK CITY"
Gulliver's Travels2010performer: "ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE"
Por Toda Minha Vida2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Somewhere2010performer: "Love Theme From Kiss"
Madden NFL 112010Video Game performer: "Rock and Roll All Nite"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brütal Legend2009Video Game performer: "God of Thunder"
NFL Monday Night Football2009TV Series 1 episode
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game performer: "Shout it Out Loud"
I Love You, Beth Cooper2009performer: "Beth"
Rage2006-2009TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Paul Blart: Mall Cop2009performer: "Detroit Rock City" - as Kiss
Role Models2008performer: "Love Gun", "Detroit Rock City"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game performer: "Rock and Roll All Night"
Halloween2007performer: "God of Thunder"
KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 2 1978-19912007Video documentary performer: "Firehouse", "God of Thunder", "I Want You", "Deuce", "Black Diamond", "Cold Gin", "I Stole Your Love", "Love Gun", "Tears Are Falling", "Calling Dr. Love", "Shout It Out Loud", "Rock & Roll All Night", "Detroit Rock City", "Beth", "King of The Night Time World", "Radioactive", "Fits Like A Glove", "New York Groove", "Tossin' and Turnin'", "Shandi", "Talk To Me", "Is That You?", "I Was Made For Lovin' You", "Creatures of The Night", "I Love It Loud"
Rock Band2007Video Game performer: "Detroit Rock City"
7th Inning Stretch2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Rock And Roll All Nite"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
KISS My A**: The Video1994Video documentary producer
Kiss: Konfidential1993Video executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
KISS My A**: The Video1994Video documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kiss Rocks Vegas2015TV Movie post-production

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
Role Models2008special thanks
The Promotion2008special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sôkai jôhô variety Sukkiri!!2015TV SeriesThemselves
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesThemselves
The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2014TV MovieThemselves - as KISS
Fashion Rocks2014TV SpecialThemselves
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Mending Kids International: All Star Concert for Children Worldwide2014TV SpecialThemselves
Kiss Live in Japan 20132013TV MovieThemselves
The Kiss Monster World Tour: Live from Europe2013TV SpecialThemselves
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2012TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Dancing with the Stars2012TV SeriesThemselves / Themselves - Musical Guest
47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2012TV SpecialThemselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Caiga quien caiga2010TV SeriesThemselves
Britain's Got More Talent2010TV SeriesThemselves
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Caiga quien caiga - CQC2009TV SeriesThemselves
The Footy Show2008TV SeriesThemselves
Metal Shop, Vol. 5: Toxic Edition2008Video documentary
In the Cutz2006TV Series
Rockin' the Corps: An American Thank You2005DocumentaryThemselves
40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirrty Songs... Ever2004TV Special documentaryThemselves (Songs "Lick It Up" / "Let's Put the X in Sex") / Archive Footage
Shock Rockers2004Video documentaryThemselves
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Movie documentaryThemselves
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieThemselves - Performer
New Year's Rockin' Eve 20012000TV SpecialThemselves - Performers
Power Vision - Pop Galerie2000TV Series documentaryThemselves
The 26th Annual American Music Awards1999TV SpecialThemselves
Kiss: The Second Coming1998VideoThemselves
The 25th Annual American Music Awards1998TV SpecialThemselves
Millennium1998TV SeriesThemselves - Special Appearance
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Ritmo de la noche1994TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Programa Livre1991TV SeriesThemselves
Rock and Roll Legends: A Conversation with KISS1990Video documentary
Arena1989TV Series documentaryThemselves
Vorsicht Musik!1982TV SeriesThemselves
Fridays1982TV SeriesThemselves - Performer
The First 100 Years of Recorded Music1981TV SpecialThemselves
Countdown1980TV SeriesThemselves
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1979TV SeriesThemselves
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryThemselves
Rock Concert1977TV SeriesThemselves
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special1976TV SpecialThemselves
In Concert1974TV SeriesThemselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What a Year2007TV Series documentaryThemselves
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryThemselves
The Greatest2004TV Series documentaryThemselves
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryThemselves
It's Slade1999TV Movie documentaryThemselves
Hittimittari1985TV SeriesThemselves
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentaryThemselves
Wetten, dass..?1981TV SeriesThemselves

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