How much is Bret Michaels worth?
|Net Worth:||$15 Million
|Date of Birth:||March 15, 1963|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Bret Michaels
Before his other competitors found their mate on Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, this Poison vocalist won Celebrity Apprentice 3.
Bret Michaels has achieved success in two very distinct spheres of celebrity. Between his rock & roll exploits and his more recent excursion into reality television, his claim to fame teeters. As a former ’80s rock singer who is now a modern pop culture figure, Michaels is hardly ever seen without a bandana or cowboy hat (or both).
That Group Is Toxic
Bret Michael Sychak, a 1963 birthdate, first became well-known as the lead singer of the glam metal band Poison. Michaels started out in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he played guitar in a group called Paris. The band eventually moved to the west in an effort to become successful in Los Angeles under their new moniker, Poison.
Michaels and his bandmates glammed themselves up with teased hair, thick makeup, and bright clothing while the hair metal phenomenon was in full swing, providing them the flamboyant edge they needed to succeed in the modern music world.
When Poison landed a deal with Enigma Records, they finally earned their big break after power-chording their way through a circuit of club appearances.
Poison’s 1986 debut album, Look What the Cat Dragged In, featured their first successful single, “Talk Dirty to Me,” and was written and performed by frontman and songwriter Michaels. The record was certified multiple platinum, and the band gained worldwide recognition. Two years later, their second album, Open Up and Say…Ahh, produced several radio hits, including the band’s lone number-one smash, the power ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” The band’s success peaked with the release of the album because Poison seemed to match a genre that was dwindling in the face of constantly shifting musical trends (destined to shift towards the rising grunge movement). While the band continued to issue records infrequently, Michaels made progress on his own.
Before falling into the reality TV black hole, Michaels dabbled in a variety of ventures, issued a number of solo albums, and even founded a film production company. He began serving as a judge for the Nashville Star singing competition television series in 2005.
Bret Michaels transformed from a washed-up metalhead to VH1’s most eligible bachelor while maintaining his unique style (and rugged good looks) and searching for love in a dating competition reality show called Rock of Love with Bret Michaels. Women were competing for his attention once more.
Michaels was well-known for a highly publicized romance with Playboy cover model Pamela Anderson before he made his love life a television hit. In 1998, the pair gave rise to an obscene sex tape that circulated online and was eventually made available on DVD.
Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It is a new reality series that he has commissioned after failing to find lasting love in both on- and off-camera relationships. With a more intimate view of Michaels’ home life, the program captured viewers’ attention. For the show’s finale, Michaels famously got down on one knee and proposed to Kristi Gibson, the mother of his two girls and his longtime partner.
Michaels participated in Celebrity Apprentice 3, a high-profile reality competition, for a second time. Michaels was declared the winner by the show’s presenter, Donald Trump, who donated $390,000 to his charity, the American Diabetes Association.
A health concern
Michaels has battled type 1 diabetes since receiving a diagnosis at age six. Early in his career, a theatrical collapse prompted Michaels to publicly disclose his diabetes and put an end to allegations of drug use. Although Michaels strives to reconcile the divergent lifestyles of a rock star and a diabetic, he has encountered other significant health issues. Michaels experienced a cerebral hemorrhage in 2010, and later that year, medical professionals found a hole in his heart, which he successfully had surgery to close.
Bret Michaels continues to overcome his health issues and ride the wave of fame without showing any signs of slowing, with more than 25 million records sold worldwide and significant attention from a new generation of admirers.
“I try to never use the words skanky or slutty. I don’t call any of them out like that.”