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Tom Hamilton Net Worth

Tom Hamilton net worth is

$100 Million

Tom Hamilton Wiki Biography

Thomas William Hamilton was born on the 31st December 1951, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, and is a musician, writer, and bass guitar player, best known as one of the founding members of the rock band Aerosmith, in which he has played bass since 1970. Hamilton has also written and co-written numerous songs, and served as a backup vocalist on some occasions. His career started in 1970.

Have you ever wondered how rich Tom Hamilton is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hamilton’s net worth is as high as $100 million, earned largely through his successful career in music. In addition to being a member of Aerosmith, Hamilton has also been the bassist with the band called Thin Lizzy since 2016, which has improved his wealth too.

Tom Hamilton Net Worth $100 Million

Tom Hamilton is a son of George, who worked in the Air Force, and Betty Hamilton, who was a housewife. He grew up in Colorado with his older brother Scott, and two sisters, Perry and Cecily. Scott was the one who bought Tom his first guitar when he was four, and at 12 years of age, Hamilton learned his first chords, thanks to Scott.

Tom joined his first band when he was 14 and switched to playing bass, and later played alongside Joe Perry and David “Pudge” Scott in a band called The Jam Band. In the summer of 1970, three of them met Steven Tyler in a club called The Barn in Sunapee, New Hampshire, and they decided to form a new band which would later be named Aerosmith; Scott left shortly after, but Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford joined and Aerosmith was born. In 1973 they released a self-titled album which achieved double-platinum status and peaked at the No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart, although only one song made it to the Billboard Top 100 – “Dream On”. The next year, Aerosmith recorded the album entitled “Get Your Wings”, which achieved triple-platinum status and reached No. 74 on the Billboard 200, but no singles entered the pop charts. However, their following album, “Toys in the Attic” (1975) was the band’s most successful, with over eight million records sold in the US alone, and its huge success helped Hamilton to increase his net worth significantly. It peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, while the songs “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way” made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 1976, Aerosmith recorded “Rocks” which sold over four million copies in America and reached the No. 3 position on US Billboard 200, while singles “Last Child”, “Back in the Saddle”, and “Home Tonight” were popular too. By the end of the ‘70s, Tom Hamilton and Aerosmith had released two more albums – “Draw the Line” (1977) and “Night in the Ruts” (1979) – both of which reached platinum status and made it into the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.

After a pair of relatively unsuccessful releases, Aerosmith bounced back with “Permanent Vacation” in 1987, which recorded over five million sales in the US and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, and the songs “Angel” and “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” made it to the top five on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The band released one more album by the end of the ‘80s, “Pump” (1989), and it achieved 7x platinum status, while the songs “Love in an Elevator” and “What It Takes” topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song “Janie’s Got a Gun” earned a Grammy Award for the Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.

Aerosmith recorded a couple of albums in the ‘90s: “Get a Grip” (1993) and “Nine Lives” (1997), both of which achieved platinum status, but “Get a Grip” recorded over 20 million sales worldwide, making it the band’s most commercially successful album. The singles “Livin’ on the Edge”, “Crazy”, and “Pink” all received the Grammy Awards. Their three latest studio albums were “Just Push Play” (2001), “Honkin’ on Bobo” (2004), and most recently, “Music from Another Dimension!” (2012).

Hamilton has also written some of the band’s songs, including “Sweet Emotion”, “Kings and Queens”, “Janie’s Got a Gun”, “Lover Alot”, and “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You”, which add to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Tom Hamilton married Terry Cohen in 1975 and has two children with her. He was diagnosed with tongue and throat cancer in 2006, and despite responding well to the treatment, it returned in 2011, so Hamilton went to the surgery and has recovered. His favourite bass players are John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney of The Beatles, and John Entwistle of The Who.

Net Worth $100 Million
Date Of Birth December 31, 1951
Place Of Birth Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Profession Musician
Nationality American
Spouse Terry Cohen
Children Julian Hamilton, Sage Hamilton
Parents Betty Hamilton, George Hamilton
Siblings Scott Hamilton, Perry Hamilton, Cecily Hamilton
Twitter https://twitter.com/thaerosmith
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0358195/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tom-hamilton-mn0001073099
Music Groups Aerosmith (Since 1970), Thin Lizzy
Movies Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Aerosmith: You Gotta Move, Aerosmith Videobiography, Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation: Live, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, Batumi, Georgia, Moscow, Russia
# Fact
1 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 (as a member of Aerosmith).
2 The bass guitarist for Aerosmith.


Title Year Status Character
War Dogs 2016 writer: “Sweet Emotion”
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Community 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock 2014 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
We’re the Millers 2013 writer: “Sweet Emotion”
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Hit and Run 2012 writer: “Sweet Emotion”
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 writer: “Sweet Emotion David Thoener Remix” – as Thomas Hamilton
Prison Break 2005 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Aerosmith: Rockin’ the Joint – Live at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas 2005 Video documentary short writer: “Sweet Emotion”
Starsky & Hutch 2004 writer: “Sweet Emotion”
Stone Temple Pilots: Thank You 2003 Video writer: “Sweet Emotion” Bootleg
Not Another Teen Movie 2001 writer: “Janie’s Got a Gun”
Armageddon 1998 writer: “Sweet Emotion”
Private Parts 1997 writer: “Sweet Emotion”
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1995-1996 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Airheads 1994 writer: “Janie’s Got a Gun”
Saturday Night Live 1993 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Dazed and Confused 1993 writer: “Sweet Emotion”
Light of Day 1987 writer: “Sweet Emotion”


Title Year Status Character
Be Cool 2005 Tom Hamilton (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing 1998 Video short
Aerosmith: Pink 1997 Video short
Wayne’s World 2 1993 Tom Hamilton – Aerosmith Bassist (as Thomas Hamilton)


Title Year Status Character
Aerosmith: You Gotta Move 2004 Video

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun 2013 musician: Bass Guitar


Title Year Status Character
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself (voice)
Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun 2013 Himself
Aerosmith Live from the Streets of Boston 2012 TV Special
Videos from Another Dimension! 2012 Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2012 TV Series documentary Himself (segment “Aerosmith”)
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Fantástico 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Aerosmith: Rockin’ the Joint – Live at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas 2005 Video documentary short Himself – Bass Guitar (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: You Gotta Move 2004 Video Himself
I Love the ’70s 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
My Generation 2000 Documentary Himself (Aerosmith)
Rockin’ Roller Coaster 1999 Short Himself
Woodstock ’94 1995 Video documentary Himself (Aerosmith)
Revolution-X 1995 Video Game Himself
Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look at 1994 Video Himself (as Aerosmith)
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Top of the Pops 1993 TV Series Himself
The Simpsons 1991 TV Series Himself
Hard ‘N Heavy Volume 10 1991 Video documentary Himself – Aerosmith
Hard ‘N Heavy Volume 8 1990 Video documentary Himself – Aerosmith
Aerosmith: The Making of Pump 1990 Video documentary Himself (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: Things That Go Pump in the Night 1990 Video short Himself – Bass (as Aerosmith)
MTV Video Music Awards 1990 1990 TV Special Himself – Aerosmith Bassist
Aerosmith: Live Texxas Jam ’78 1989 TV Special documentary Himself – bass (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation 3×5 1988 Video short Himself – Bass (as Aerosmith)
Aerosmith Video Scrapbook 1987 Video Himself – Bass

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