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Tom Hamilton Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Thomas William Hamilton was born on the 31st December 1951, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, and is a musician, writer, and bass guitar player, best known as one of the founding members of the rock band Aerosmith, in which he has played bass since 1970. Hamilton has also written and co-written numerous songs, and served as a backup vocalist on some occasions. His career started in 1970.

Have you ever wondered how rich Tom Hamilton is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hamilton’s net worth is as high as $100 million, earned largely through his successful career in music. In addition to being a member of Aerosmith, Hamilton has also been the bassist with the band called Thin Lizzy since 2016, which has improved his wealth too.

Tom Hamilton Net Worth $100 Million

Tom Hamilton is a son of George, who worked in the Air Force, and Betty Hamilton, who was a housewife. He grew up in Colorado with his older brother Scott, and two sisters, Perry and Cecily. Scott was the one who bought Tom his first guitar when he was four, and at 12 years of age, Hamilton learned his first chords, thanks to Scott.

Tom joined his first band when he was 14 and switched to playing bass, and later played alongside Joe Perry and David “Pudge” Scott in a band called The Jam Band. In the summer of 1970, three of them met Steven Tyler in a club called The Barn in Sunapee, New Hampshire, and they decided to form a new band which would later be named Aerosmith; Scott left shortly after, but Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford joined and Aerosmith was born. In 1973 they released a self-titled album which achieved double-platinum status and peaked at the No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart, although only one song made it to the Billboard Top 100 – “Dream On”. The next year, Aerosmith recorded the album entitled “Get Your Wings”, which achieved triple-platinum status and reached No. 74 on the Billboard 200, but no singles entered the pop charts. However, their following album, “Toys in the Attic” (1975) was the band’s most successful, with over eight million records sold in the US alone, and its huge success helped Hamilton to increase his net worth significantly. It peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, while the songs “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way” made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 1976, Aerosmith recorded “Rocks” which sold over four million copies in America and reached the No. 3 position on US Billboard 200, while singles “Last Child”, “Back in the Saddle”, and “Home Tonight” were popular too. By the end of the ‘70s, Tom Hamilton and Aerosmith had released two more albums – “Draw the Line” (1977) and “Night in the Ruts” (1979) – both of which reached platinum status and made it into the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.

After a pair of relatively unsuccessful releases, Aerosmith bounced back with “Permanent Vacation” in 1987, which recorded over five million sales in the US and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, and the songs “Angel” and “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” made it to the top five on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The band released one more album by the end of the ‘80s, “Pump” (1989), and it achieved 7x platinum status, while the songs “Love in an Elevator” and “What It Takes” topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song “Janie’s Got a Gun” earned a Grammy Award for the Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.

Aerosmith recorded a couple of albums in the ‘90s: “Get a Grip” (1993) and “Nine Lives” (1997), both of which achieved platinum status, but “Get a Grip” recorded over 20 million sales worldwide, making it the band’s most commercially successful album. The singles “Livin’ on the Edge”, “Crazy”, and “Pink” all received the Grammy Awards. Their three latest studio albums were “Just Push Play” (2001), “Honkin’ on Bobo” (2004), and most recently, “Music from Another Dimension!” (2012).

Hamilton has also written some of the band’s songs, including “Sweet Emotion”, “Kings and Queens”, “Janie’s Got a Gun”, “Lover Alot”, and “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You”, which add to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Tom Hamilton married Terry Cohen in 1975 and has two children with her. He was diagnosed with tongue and throat cancer in 2006, and despite responding well to the treatment, it returned in 2011, so Hamilton went to the surgery and has recovered. His favourite bass players are John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney of The Beatles, and John Entwistle of The Who.

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Community2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
We're the Millers2013writer: "Sweet Emotion"
Late Show with David Letterman2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hit and Run2012writer: "Sweet Emotion"
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011writer: "Sweet Emotion David Thoener Remix" - as Thomas Hamilton
Prison Break2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Aerosmith: Rockin' the Joint - Live at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas2005Video documentary short writer: "Sweet Emotion"
Starsky & Hutch2004writer: "Sweet Emotion"
Stone Temple Pilots: Thank You2003Video writer: "Sweet Emotion" Bootleg
Not Another Teen Movie2001writer: "Janie's Got a Gun"
Armageddon1998writer: "Sweet Emotion"
Private Parts1997writer: "Sweet Emotion"
Mystery Science Theater 30001995-1996TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Airheads1994writer: "Janie's Got a Gun"
Saturday Night Live1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dazed and Confused1993writer: "Sweet Emotion"
Light of Day1987writer: "Sweet Emotion"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock for the Rising Sun2013
Be Cool2005Tom Hamilton (as Aerosmith)
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing1998Video
Aerosmith: Pink1997Short
Wayne's World 21993Tom Hamilton - Aerosmith Bassist (as Thomas Hamilton)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock for the Rising Sun2013
Aerosmith: You Gotta Move2004Video

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Aerosmith Live from the Streets of Boston2012TV Special
Videos from Another Dimension!2012Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2012TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2012TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Aerosmith")
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Fantástico2010TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Aerosmith: Rockin' the Joint - Live at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas2005Video documentary shortHimself - Bass Guitar (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: You Gotta Move2004VideoHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
My Generation2000DocumentaryHimself (Aerosmith)
Rockin' Roller Coaster1999ShortHimself
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHimself (Aerosmith)
Revolution-X1995Video GameHimself
Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look at1994VideoHimself (as Aerosmith)
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Top of the Pops1993TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons1991TV SeriesHimself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 101991Video documentaryHimself - Aerosmith
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 81990Video documentaryHimself - Aerosmith
Aerosmith: The Making of Pump1990Video documentaryHimself (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: Things That Go Pump in the Night1990Video shortHimself - Bass (as Aerosmith)
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialHimself - Aerosmith Bassist
Aerosmith: Live Texxas Jam '781989TV Special documentaryHimself - bass (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation 3x51988Video shortHimself - Bass (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith Video Scrapbook1987VideoHimself - Bass

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes2012TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Aerosmith")
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks2004TV MovieHimself - Aerosmith
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself (as Aerosmith)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryHimself - Aerosmith (uncredited)

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#Fact
1Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 (as a member of Aerosmith).
2The bass guitarist for Aerosmith.


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