Kirk Hammett
Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett is a well known American musician who has been a songwriter and guitarist for the heavy metal band named Metallica from the year 1983. Kirk also formed the band Exodus before joining Metallica.

Quick Biography

Kirk Hammett was born on the date 18 November of 1962. He was born in San Fransisco and raised in the town of El Sobrante in California. He has the fond of music since childhood, and he works hard a lot to gain the success he is enjoying today.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Kirk Lee Hammett
Age: 59 years old
Birth Date: 18 November 1962
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Nationality: American
Religion: N/A
Parents: Teofila “Chefela” and Dennis L. Hammett
Spouse: Lani Hammett (m. 1998), Rebecca Hammett (m. 1987–1990)
Children: Angel Ray Keala Hammett, Vincenzo Kainalu Hammett
Height: 1.72 m
Weight: 73 kg
Profession: Musician, guitarist, and songwriter
Net Worth in 2022: $225 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Kirk Hammett is 59 years old. He weight 73 kg and his height is 1.72 m. There is no further information available about the body measurement of Kirk.

Education, School/College University

Kirk attended De Anza High School in Richmond, California. He has a passion for horror movies, but when he listens to his brother’s extensive record collection, then he starts showing his interest in music. Kirk starts playing guitar at the age of fifteen.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Kirk is the son of Teofila “Chefela” and Dennis L. Hammett. His father was a merchant marine. His father was of English, Scottish, and German ancestry while his mother is of Filipino descent. He has one brother named Rick and one sister. Kirk has American nationality.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Kirk Hammett With Wife Lani Hammett
Kirk Hammett With Wife Lani Hammett

Kirk Hammett is also known for having lots of relationships in this entire life. In the year 1987, he married his first wife, Rebecca, but this marriage does not last long. The couple got separated in the year 1990 at the time Kirk was doing a recording of the black album. After that, in 1998, Kirk got married to Lani. The couple has two sons together. Their first son, Angle, was born on 29th September 2006, and the second son Vincenzo was born on the date 28th of June in 2009. Currently, kirk is living in the hometown of San Francisco with his family.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 1998
Does he have any relationship affair? N/A
Wife/Spouse? (name): Lani Hammett (m. 1998)
Kids: Angel Ray Keala Hammett, Vincenzo Kainalu Hammett

Professional Life and Career

Kirk started his music career while working at the Burger King, but he quit the job very soon. In the year 1979, kirk found the band called Exodus, where he remains a member until 1983. After that, in the year 1983, he also joined the formation of the group band that is known as Metallic and released the album entitled ‘Kill EM All.’ In the year 1984, they also release an album entitled “Ride the Lighting.” Kirk also publishes a book entitled ‘Too Much Horror Business.’ This bank gives a platform Kirk to gain high success and fame by showing his talent.

Awards & Nominations

At the time working with band Metallica, Kirk and his bandmates received high success and lots of awards that includes two Billboard awards, five kerrang awards and also won the Echo music price 2017. Apart from this, they also received seventeen nominations in the Grammy award, and among them, they receive eight Grammy Awards.

Kirk Hammett Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Kirk Hammett Net Worth
Kirk Hammett Net Worth

Being a guitarist, Kirk Hammett gains a high amount of wealth in his entire career. By joining the Metallica band, he releases lots of albums and earns high wealth, awards and nominations. As of August 2022, The total of the net worth of Kirk is estimated to be $225 million. but there is no clear information about the total annual salary and income of Kirk

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Kirk does not involve in any rumor and controversy yet. There is some time when this celebrity faces a hard time, but he managed to solve all issues.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

His Facebook page has around 949k fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 261k followers. On Instagram account, he has around 1.7 M followers.

Kirk Hammett is a highly talented and skillful guitarist who gains high popularity, fame, and wealth in his entire career. As you heard, that talent could create a way for someone, and the skills and expertise of Kirk as a guitarist help him to achieve the success that he has today. According to McIver, Kirk has ranked at number fifteen among a hundred great metal guitarists that is the best achievement for him. Kirk joined the Metallic band in the year 1983, and he does lots of work to enhance the band’s performance in an effective manner. Now, he is living a happy and successful life with his family and satisfies fans with his amazing performances.


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