Since his time as the lead singer of the hard rock band Montrose in the 1970s, Sammy Hagar’s name has been hailed as one of the greats in the rock music genre. After his time with Montrose, Sammy Hagar has made music as a solo artist and member of a variety of rock bands. One of his most popular songs as a solo act was I Can’t Drive 55 in 1984.
“The Red Rocker” is also a guitarist, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 for his contributions to the genre. The California-born musician also likes his liquor and has created a tequila brand and restaurant chain.
Sammy Hagar Wiki, Age
Hagar was born and raised in California. He was born in Salinas, California, on October 13, 1947. His family soon moved to Fontana, as his father was employed at the Kaiser steelworks.
During his time at Fontana High School, Sammy was the frontman of his first band, the Fabulous Castille, at the age of fourteen. This ushered in a period in his life when he played in many bands, including Samson & Hagar, Johhny Fortune Band, and the Justice Brothers.
In 1973 Sammy Hagar became part of Montrose, where he wrote his first lyrics. He recorded two albums with the group before quitting after a dispute with Ronnie Montrose, the group’s founder. Their 1973 self-titled debut album Montrose was Sammy’s first RIAA-certified work, as it was awarded platinum status.
Sammy’s solo career began in 1976 and has oscillated back and forth between his time in various bands. By 2014, the hard rock musician has dropped 13 solo projects, nine of which were created in the 70s and 80s. Two of these albums, Standing Hampton (1981) and VOA (1984), were awarded platinum by the RIAA.
The 1981 album was his first release on Geffen Records after he retired from Capitol Records. The project is his best-selling album to date thanks to titles like “There’s Only One Way to Rock”.
Since the 80s Hagar has been part of many groups like Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve (1984), Van Halen (1986, 1988 – 1995), Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas (1999 – 2006), Chicken Foot (2009 – 2011), and The Circle (2014).
In 2015, Sammy Hagar had already released 26 albums as part of his musical solo and group work, which were awarded gold, platinum, triple platinum, quadruple platinum, or six times platinum.
Sammy Hagar has been active in the business world since the 1990s. In those early days of business, he bought a mountain bike shop and built another one. Soon he was the highest-rated independent bike shop in the state of California. Since the 1990s, he has built a portfolio of nightclubs and restaurants.
He is also the owner of the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand and Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum. He sold an 80 percent stake in this business for $80 million to Gruppo Campari and sold the rest for $11 million in 2010.
The musician’s non-musical efforts include appearances in commercials such as the 2007 National Automotive Parts Association commercials, in which he worked with Nextel Cup drivers Dale Jarrett and Michael Waltrip. He also had a guest appearance in an episode of the CBS police drama Nash Bridges, in which he played the role of a bartender in a gay bar. In 2016, he appeared on NBC’s The Voice show as a guest mentor for the candidates under the direction of Judge Adam Levine.
Sammy Hagar published his autobiography in March 2011 entitled Red: My uncensored life in rock. It became the number one bestseller in the New York Times. Did he publish a cookbook entitled Are We Have Any Fun Yet? – The Cook and Party Handbook in September 2015.
Personal Life: Wife, Children
Hagar’s first wedding took place on November 3, 1968. On that day he married Betsy Berardi and remained married to her until 1994. The couple had two children, Aaron, who was born in 1970, and Andrew, who followed in 1984. After their divorce, he met Kari Karte and married her on November 29, 1995. Sammy and Kari have two daughters, the Kama, born in 1996, and Samantha, who came in 2001.
How Much is Sammy Hagar Net Worth?
Between his wealth of gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums and his business ventures over four decades, the singer and businessman are estimated at a massive $120 million.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
There is no reliable information about the rock and roll hall of body measurements or the weight of Famer. However, the head of the rock stands at a height of 1.78 m (5 feet 10 inches).