Kirk Hammett Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Career, and Net Worth 

Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett is an American musician best known as the lead guitarist for the heavy metal band ‘Metallica.’

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Kirk Lee Hammett was born in San Francisco, California, on November 18, 1962, to Dennis L. Hammett and Teofila “Chefela” Hammett. He was raised in El Sobrante, California. He attended De Anza High School in Richmond, California. From a young age, Hammett was influenced by music.

Kirk Hammett’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Kirk Hammett was born on November 18, 1962, and will be 59 years old on July 7, 2022. His height is 1.72 meters and his weight is 73 kilograms.

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Kirk Hammett posing for a photograph(source Instagram)

Kirk Hammett’s Profession & Career

Hammett began his career by working at Burger King. In 1979, he left his job to become a founding member of the band Exodus.’ In 1982, he collaborated with them on the band’s ‘Demo.’ In 1983, he left the band.

Kirk Hammett joined the metal band ‘Metallica’ in 1983. In the same year, he released the band’s debut studio album, ‘Kill ‘Em All.’ The album was certified multi-platinum. ‘Ride the Lightning,’ the band’s debut album, was released in 1984. The album sold over 4.3 million copies in the United States alone.

Among the band’s other albums are ‘Master of Puppets,…’ ‘And Justice for All,’ ‘Metallica,’ ‘Load,’ ‘Reload,’ ‘St. Anger,’ ‘Death Magnetic,’ and ‘Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.’ They also have four live albums, ten video albums, one collaboration album, one soundtrack album, and three EPs to their credit.

He also produced Death Angel’s “Kill as One.” With Headbanged, he has released ‘Metal Militia.’ He also contributed to Nicolas Abou Chedid’s solo album.

Kirk Hammett’s first book, ‘Too Much Horror Business,’ was published in 2012. He has provided his voice for ‘The Simpsons.’ He has also appeared as a guest star in ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’ and ‘Jon Benjamin Has a Van.’

Achievements and Awards

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has received numerous awards. They’ve won two Grammys, three Billboard Music Awards, and five Kerrang! Awards. They have won the 2017 Echo Music Prize. Metallica has received eight Grammy nominations and has won eight of them. iHeartRadio Music Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, My VH1 Music Awards, and Rock on Request Awards are among the other honors they have received.

Kirk Hammett’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship

Kirk Hammett has had two marriages. In 1987, he married Rebecca Hammett for the first time. The couple divorced in 1990. He married his current wife, Lani Hammett, in January 1998. Angel Ray Keala Hammett and Vincenzo Kainalu Hammett are their two sons. He lives in San Francisco with his family. He founded the annual horror convention ‘Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil.’

Kirk Hammett’s Salary and Net Worth

Kirk Hammett’s net worth is estimated to be more than $250 million as of July 2022. He achieved considerable success after joining Metallica as the lead guitarist. This fortune stems from Metallica’s album, which has sold over 120 million copies worldwide.

Quick Facts

Celebrated NameKirk Hammett
Real NameKirk Lee Hammett
Age59 years old
Birth Date18 November 1962
Birth PlaceSan Francisco, California, United States
Height1.72 m
Weight73 kg
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
WifeLani Hammett (m. 1998), Rebecca Hammett (m. 1987–1990)
ChildrenYes (Angel Ray Keala Hammett, Vincenzo Kainalu Hammett)
ProfessionAmerican musician
Net Worth $250 million