How much is Nick Lachey worth?
|Net Worth:||$25 Million
|Date of Birth:||November 9, 1973|
|Country:||United States of America|
He was hotter than 98 Degrees in the boy band before he ditched the group to make his own sultry solo sounds.
Who Is Nick Lachey
Born in Kentucky, this Southern boy grew up in Ohio where a bit of sibling rivalry ended up being the best kind of competition to get Nick’s career jump-started.
American actor Nick Lachey has a net worth of $25 million dollars, as of 2021.
A Performing School, A Performer Makes
When Nick’s brother Drew applied and was accepted to Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts, he received a bevy of accolades from his family and friends. Wanting the same attention, Nick auditioned too and followed the same admission success as his brother. Nick’s experience at his performing arts high school would later prompt him to produce the 2009 MTV reality show Taking the Stage, which follows students through the same school.
From high school, Nick went on to Miami University of Ohio where he studied sports medicine. But knowing that this wasn’t what he wanted to dedicate his life to, a quick call to Los Angeles in 1995 would be all it took to get Nick out of school. Nick and his high school friend Jeff Timmons decided to pack up and ship out to L.A. in the hopes of making it as a band. Add another high school friend, Justin Jeffre and Nick’s little brother, Drew, and you’ve got yourself a group: 98 Degrees.
Two years later, the boy band broke the Top 20 seal with their hit ‘Invisible Man’ off their first eponymous album, 98°. The following year, the group became a leader amongst the boy band ranks with the top 10 single off of their second album, 98 Degrees and Rising, ‘Because of You.’
The Boy Bandmate And The Popstar
And what does every rising boy band all-star need? A cute pop star to call his girlfriend—and that’s exactly what he found in the bubbly blonde, Jessica Simpson. The two began dating in December of 1998 and even paired up to sing the 2000 duet ‘Where You Are.’ Soon after, the boys come out with their third album, Revelation, which reached the number two spot on the Billboard album charts before it went double platinum.
But not everything was platinum records and number one hits for Nick. In April of 2001, Nick and Jessica briefly split citing Jessica’s unwillingness to take the relationship to the next level. But the couple couldn’t stand being apart and less than a year later, with a yacht just off of the coast of Hawaii in the mix, Nick proposed to the pop star. About nine months later, the couple was saying their I do’s. The fairytale wedding even included a solo serenade from Nick—a song called ‘My Everything’ that he wrote specially for his new bride.
I Do, Camera, Action
A year into wedded bliss, the couple got the call to put their private honeymoon phase on hold and broadcast everything on camera. In August of 2003, MTV’s Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica premiered and the couple’s new reality show became an overnight sensation. That same year, Nick hit the studio to record his first solo album, aptly titled SoulO. But other than his single ‘This I Swear,’ the album didn’t touch the success of his group’s album sales.
The solo gig wasn’t working out as Nick had hoped so he tried his hand at acting, making appearances in shows like American Dreams and Charmed. But in April of 2004, Nick would learn that he was only half of his popularity whole. When Nick and Jessica appeared in a TV special, The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour, they drew in more than 11.5 million viewers anxious to hear what would come out of Jessica’s mouth. Maybe it was Jessica’s obvious show-stealing personality or Nick’s inability to keep up with his publicly beloved wife, but just over a year later, in November of 2005, America’s favorite couple called it quits.
But Nick’s split from Jessica didn’t leave him emotionally destitute; he channeled his feelings into his second solo album, What’s Left of Me, which debuted at number two. And apparently there was a lot left of Nick—he was spotted with the likes of Cheryl Burke, Kim Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari. But it was the girl that would appear in his ‘What’s Left of Me’ music video who would become his future fiancée—Vanessa Minnillo. The couple married in 2011.
Defining Quote “I’ve never been shy about crying. Sometimes we’re so scared of our emotions that we rob ourselves.”