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Facts of Lars Ulrich

Full NameLars Ulrich
First NameLars Ulrich
Birth CityGentofte Municipality
Birth CountryDenmark
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJessica Miller (m. 2015), Skylar Satenstein (m. 1997–2004), Debbie Jones (m. 1988–1990)
No Of Children3
EducationCorona Del Mar High/Middle School
Height166 cm
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Date of BirthDecember 26,1963
Age56 years
Married Date2015
Amount$300 million

“Nothing Else Matters”, the song from the American heavy metal band Metallica has won the hearts of many, so does the beat of the band’s drummer Lars Ulrich. The 55-year-old musician Ulrich is also the co-founder of Metallica and is a legendary Danish musician, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Along with his bandmates, he was inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.  

Professional since 1980, Lars Ulrich is a multi-millionaire and currently owns the net worth of $300 million. Alongside album sales, Ulrich has accumulated such a gigantic fortune with many million-dollars showering tours & concerts. Get details on Ulrich’s asset, earnings, income source, house, cars, & personal details.  

Lars Ulrich’s Net Worth: Income Source, Salary, & Earnings

Ulrich has been associated with Metallica since its formation in 1981 alongside the vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield. So, it’s not a surprising issue that Lars active as a musician for nearly 4 decades owns massive multi-million fortune.  

As of March 2019, Lars Ulrich has an estimated net worth of $300 million as per Celebrity Net Worth, while his overall worth in 2017/2018 was $200 million.

The main source of Lars’ income is his musical career and the band’s album sales, tours and concerts.

Well, sources report that his Metallica’s current fellow members James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo own the net worth of $300 million, $200 million and $30 million.

Moreover, as per various online sources, the earnings of Metallica in 2018 was $46 million and $66.5 million in 2017.   

Did you know? Back in 2017, with a net worth of $175 million, Lars Ulrich ranked as the 5th richest drummer in the world, while the wealthiest of all the drummer was Ringo Star of the Beatles, worth $300 million.

Albums Sales Record

With the rock band Metallica, Lars Ulrich has released 10 albums so far. Metallica's setf-titled album Metallica, also referred as the Black Album sold over 31 million copies earning over $21 million solely from the sales of the album.

Likewise, their three different albums, Load, Reload and Garage Inc. collectively made $20 million from the sales alone. Well, below we have listed the albums by Metallica with their earnings from the sales of their albums. 

Here is the list of his album sales:

AlbumEarnings from Sale
Kill ‘Em All (1983)$3.27 million
Ride the Lightning (1984)$6.27 million
Master of Puppets (1986)$3.865 million
And Justice for All (1988)$9.986 million
Metallica (1991)$20.653 million
Load (1996)$6.087 million
Reload (1997)$5.055 million
St. Anger (2003)$3.495 million
Death Magnetic (2008)$4.434 million
Lulu (2011)$16,000
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct (2016)$5.85 million

Tour Earnings

Till date, Lars Ulrich alongside the band Metallica has made numerous tours which showered them with massive million dollars economy. As reported, they made $227 million by selling out half of their first 187 concerts held during the 2000s.

Take a look at the list:

Guns N' Roses/Metallica Stadium Tour (1992)$29.9 million
Shit Hits the Sheds Tour (1994)$2.179 million
Madly in Anger with the World Tour (2003-2004)$48.6 million
Sick of the Studio '07 (2007)$10 million
World Magnetic Tour (2008-2010)$217.245 million
2012 European Black Album Tour$14.3 million
By Request Tour (2014)$43.8 million
Worldwired Tour (2016-2019)$237.9 million

Moreover, Ulrich also performed live and cover albums too.

1.       Live album Live Shit: Binge & Purg (1993)- $15 million

2.       S&M with Metallica and San Francisco Symphony (1999)- $6.954 million

3.       Cover album Garage Inc. with Metallica (1998)- $5.485 million

4.       Album Orgullo, Pasión, y Gloria: Tres Noches en la Ciudad de México (2009)- $190,000

5.       The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (2010)- $2.38million

Earnings From Endorsement & Instagram

Lars Ulrich indeed is a personality with an influencing figure. Though, he has not opened up about his endorsement details for now. But sure, if he does have endorsement deals, it is possibly worth a hefty moneymaker deal.  

Moreover, Ulrich also makes a nice cut from the Metallica merchandise, notably the black T-shirt with the name Metallica on it.

Besides this, as per Influencer Marketing Hub, Lars makes around $2,283 - $3,805 per sponsored post via his Instagram.

Since the Danish drummer has over 766K followers and 605 posts, if sponsored, his total earnings via Instagram would be $1.38 million-$2.3 million.

Copyright Lawsuit Story

Back on July 11, 2000, Ulrich made a statement to Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the copyright infringement against Napster Inc. As reported, Metallica filed for a minimum of $10 million in damages, at a rate of $100,000 per illegally downloaded song.   

Later, a settlement with Metallica and Napster Inc. was made and at the meantime, Bertelsmann BMG, a German media company made an interesting purchase of the copyrights for $94 million.

Though, the deal was overruled by a judge as the Napster CEO Konrad Hilbers had also an association with Bertelsmann BMG.

Asset, Lifestyle & Expenses

Being a multi-millionaire, Lars Ulrich surely has a lavish lifestyle and owns a massive property empire, but also huge expenses too.

Currently, Lars Ulrich lives in his house in San Francisco, California, however, the purchase detail and worth of the drummer’s house are not out. As reported, the house in San Francisco seeks the average insurance premium of $969 per year.

In February 2019, Ulrich put his Tiburon house in Marin County, California on the market. Well, 13,000 sq. ft property featuring 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms was tagged the asking price of $12 million. Well, the value of the asset back in 2015 was $16 million.

Lars Ulrich's Tiburon house with $12 million asking price in the market
Lars Ulrich's Tiburon house with $12 million asking price in the market

Also, he owns an impressive car collection ranging from luxury cars to vintage ones such as Lamborghini Aventador ($443,800), Dodge Viper ($87,900), 1940 Mercury ($55,200), Porsche 928 (30,000) and many more.

Besides expenses on house and cars, Lars also spends on costly wears and travels too.

For a fact, Ulrich is a dog person and owns a Beagle dog named Dexter. His favorite drums are Tama Starclassic Maple and Deeper Purple Finish. Well, a drum set starts with a price of $300.

Tax Payments

Lars Ulrich expenses list also includes the tax payments: property tax and income tax. His San Francisco house reportedly asks for the 0.638% of the total assessed value as income tax.

On the other hand, a married person in San Francisco with over $2 million income has to pay $938,500 as income tax, which falls to be same for Lars Ulrich too.

Charity & Donations

Alongside musical career, Lars Ulrich is also active in charity works too. He has associations with Apollo Alliance, Live Earth, MusiCares, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club and WWF.

Well, back in 2001, during the celebrity edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Ulrich donated $32,000 to the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic of San Francisco, California.

Lars Ulrich Personal Details: Age, Family, Married Life & Children

Lars Ulrich was born on December 26, 1963, in Gentofte Denmark. Born to Lone and professional tennis player Torben Ulrich, Ulrich holds Danish nationality and hails from a Jewish family.

Till the age of 16, Lars played tennis and later transited to the music career and later became a proficient drummer of the Metallica.

As of March 2019, Ulrich’s age is 55 and has a height of 5 ft 5 inches (166 cm).

Lars Ulrich has been married 3 times in his life and currently lives with his third wife Jessica Miller, an American fashion model. They wed in 2015 and are together ever since but are yet to share children.

Lars Ulrich and his third wife Jessica Miller
Lars Ulrich and his third wife Jessica Miller

However, Lars is already parents of 3 children from his past marriage and affairs.

Long before, the Metallica drummer was married to first wife Debbie Jones, a British woman, whom he met on a tour. The former duo was together from 1988 to 1990.

Then, Ulrich married second wife Skylar Satenstein, an emergency medicine physician. While they were in a relationship from 1997 to 2006, the former couple shared 2 children: Myles (born August 5, 1998) and Layne (May 6, 2001).

Moreover, Lars Ulrich also has a son named Bryce Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen, born on May 21, 2007, shared with then-girlfriend Danish actress Connie Nielsen (2004-2012).

Updated On Sun May 10 2020 Published On Fri Apr 05 2019 By Chandra Rana Magar