About Paul Stanley
Paul Stanley, real name Paul Harvey Eisen, is an American musician, guitarist, songwriter, singer and painter. He is best known as a frontman, co-lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the legendary rock group Kiss. The band was formed in 1973 and gained prominence in the middle of decade. What attracted the audience and media’s attention were elaborative, eccentric performances that featured blood spitting, fire breathing, pyrotechnics, levitating drum kits and smoking guitars. Paul Stanley net worth currently amounts to $125 million. Where are these fortunes coming from? Since the late 1970s Kiss has released 28 albums, which sold over 500 thousand copies- no other rock band has managed to repeat such success. According to some estimates, during the last three decades the group distributed over 40 million albums in the United States and another 60 million records in the rest of the world.
Paul was born in Manhattan, in 1952, and raised in Queens. He graduated from the High School of Music & Art and never went to college. As is convincingly proved by the current Paul Stanley net worth, the lack of education did not hamper his professional career.
Neither did his physical defects: it is a little known fact that Stanley was born with a deformed pinna and can’t hear a thing with his right ear. Prior to the formation of Kiss, Paul played with a number of unsuccessful bands, such as Rainbow, Post War Baby Boom and Uncle Joe. Still a teenager, Paul joined the group Wicked Lester, were he played alongside Gene Simmons. For those who have not heard much about this man, Gene is yet another member of Kiss, singer, bass guitarist, music producer and songwriter. His fortune almost triples Paul Stanley net worth: Gene owns capital and assets evaluated at $300 million. Wicked Lester disbanded after a couple of years, but Simmons and Stanley remained together. Their ads in newspapers resulted in Ace Frehley and Peter Criss joining the band. The four guys decided to name themselves Kiss.
The band’s debut album was released in 1974. It featured such well known tracks as “Strutter”, “Firehouse”, “Cold Jin” and “Black Diamond”, but back in the day none of them turned into a real hit. Despite that, the album entered Billboard 200 and within three years was certified Gold by the Recording Industries Association of America. Kiss achieved even greater commercial success with their DVD album Alive! During the following couple of years the band released three Platinum albums: Rock and Roll Over, Destroyer and Love Gun. The first of them, Destroyer, featured the track “Beth”, the group’s highest charting hit in the United States. Following this breakthrough, Paul Stanley net worth never stopped growing.