Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich is the world’s richest metal drummer in 2018. He is considered as one of most influential drummers for thrash metal genre. In 1981 he founded thrash metal giant Metallica, which provided him to earn his fortune.
According to the informations on Internet, Lars Ulrich has earned than $12 million through the successful sales figures of Metallica’s first three album. These albums are as follows: Kill Em All, Ride The Lightning and Master of Puppets.
In 1991, Black Album
Undoubtedly, Metallica’s most successful album was released in 1991 and its called “Black Album”. This album has been sold over 31 million units worldwide and Lars has earned $21 million from that.
After the Black Album, Metallica released three more albums (Load, Reload, Garage Inc.) until 2000. Each of these albums was extremely successful, and Lars continued to grow his fortune. According to the reports, he earned about $20 million more during this period.
Napster Case and 2000’s
In 2000, Lars Ulrich’s reputation was severely wounded by the Napster case. Although he was hated by fans of music around the world for this ordeal, but still he continued to make money and grow as a musician.
Following the Napster case, Metallica’s unsuccessful album, St Anger, was released in 2003. Nevertheless, Lars earned $ 3.5 million from the sales of this album. In 2008, Metallica’s Death Magnetic was released and Lars has earned $4.5 million.
Lars Ulrich’s Net Worth In 2018
As a result, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, who has been making music for about 35 years, is the richest metal drummer in the world. He has a net worth of $300 million.