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Paul Salvatore Erna was born on the 7th February 1968, in Lawrence, Massachusetts USA, and is a singer and songwriter, perhaps best known as the leader of the metal band Godsmack, in which he also plays the guitar and drums. In 2006, he was listed 47th in the100 Best Metal Singers List by Hit Parader. Sully Erna has been active in the entertainment industry since 1986.
How rich is the singer? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the outright size of Sully Erna’s net worth is as much as $25 million, as of the data presented in mid-2016.
Sully Erna Net Worth $25 Million
To begin with, Erna started playing the drums at the age of three. His father, Paul Erna, played the trumpet and practiced in the basement, where the boy had a habit of sleeping in an empty guitar case. His great-grandfather was a well known Sicilian composer. At age 11 Erna noticed that he found it easier to learn to play while listening to music than directly reading the score from the paper, so he decided to stop attending lessons and sat at home practicing the songs of his favourite bands – Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and Motörhead, altough at the age of 14, Erna took lessons from David Vose. In 1993, Sully formed a band called Strip Mind, and released an album that sold 50,000 units. Erna was also a member of the band Meliah Rage, which is active even today – Sully Erna played drums on the album “Unfinished Business” and “The Fighting Cocks”.
Moreover, Erna started the band Godsmack in 1995, performing vocals and becoming the leader of the band. In 1998 the band released their debut album “Godsmack”, which has been certified gold in Canada and four times platinum in the USA, and moreover reached 22nd position on the Billboard 200. Afterwards, he released other multi-platinum albums “Awake” (2000), “Faceless” (2003), as well as gold albums “”The Other Side” (2004), “IV” (2006) and “The Oracle” (2010). With the band Godsmack, Erna has released nine studio albums so far and sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. The band has been nominated for a Grammy Award four times.
Since 2006, Erna has been performing as a solo artist, and released his first solo album “Avalon” in 2010, which climbed to 9th position on Billboard Rock Albums chart in the in USA. Moreover, Erna participated in the television show “Criss Angel Mindfreak” and series “Dirt”. In 2009, he made a guest appearance in the music video “White Trash Circus” by Mötley Crüe.
Furthermore, Erna published his autobiography book “The Path We Choose” (2007), which added to his net worth.
Finally, the personal life of the singer, Erna lives in a partnership with Lorelei Mahoney. They have one child together. Sully Erna is a supporter of natural religion Wicca. Erna was allegedly involved in the murder of a woman McGee with whom he maintained a friendly relationship, but was eventually was acquitted after lengthy interrogation.