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Jeff Hanneman Net Worth

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Jeff Hanneman net worth is
$14 Million

Jeff Hanneman Wiki Biography

Jeffrey John Hanneman was born on 31 January 1964, in Oakland, California USA, of part-German descent. Jeffrey was a musician, best known for being a founding member of the metal band Slayer – he’s known to have contributed lyrics and music material for every Slayer album. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing.

How rich was Jeff Hanneman? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that was at $14 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music. Some of the songs he wrote include “War Ensemble”, “Seasons in the Abyss”, and “Raining Blood”. He also owned his own signature guitar, and all of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Jeff Hanneman Net Worth $14 million

Jeff grew up in Long Beach, California with a family which consisted of war veterans, so he grew up very interested in warfare and military history, painting tanks and plane models. The family often talked about warfare as a common conversation topic – his father was of German ancestry, but fought for the Allies during World War II. Later on, Jeff was introduced to heavy metal music by his older sister, listening to bands such as Black Sabbath. During high school, he then discovered hardcore punk, which would become a big influence to him musically.

After studies, Hanneman started working as a telemarketer, then in 1981 he would meet Kerry King, who was very interested in Hanneman’s taste for music, as he was playing a lot of songs from Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. They then decided to start their own band, and worked on improving their skills, plus starting to apply Hanneman’s influence of hardcore punk music, which led to Slayer’s aggressive style. In 1984, Jeff also started working on a side project called “Pap Smear”, however, he decided not to continue with it after being advised by producer Rick Rubin that it might break up their band, however, the songs he made with “Pap Smear” would later get re-recorded for Slayer.

In 1986, Slayer started rising to fame with their release “Reign in Blood”, and became one of the biggest thrash metal bands in the industry, so Jeff’s net worth increased significantly. The band became famous, and had hit songs alongside Anthrax, Metallica, and Megadeth, and released a total of twelve albums apart from their live albums and a cover album. They had four albums achieve gold certification, and won Grammy Awards for their song “Eyes of the Insane” and “Final Six”. They sold 4.9 million albums in the United States.

The band also proved to be very controversial, due to their choice of art and topics which included serial killers, necrophilia, genocide, etc. Despite that, the band was highly influential, becoming a significant influence on many other bands.

For his personal life, Hanneman married Kathryn, but she was known to have only joined Slayer’s tour twice in 20 years. He was previously a pill and cocaine abuser, but later reformed. He was very selective socially when away from the band and rarely gave interviews. In 2011, he contracted necrotizing fasciitis and the band performed without him. In May 2013 he passed away in Hemet, California, from liver failure, and the official cause of death was given as alcohol-related cirrhosis. Apparently the family wasn’t aware of the condition until immediately before his death.

Full NameJeff Hanneman
Net Worth$14 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 31, 1964
DiedMay 2, 2013, Hemet, California, United States
Place Of BirthOakland, California, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionGuitarist, Songwriter, Musician
SpouseKathryn Hanneman (m. 1989–2013)
NicknamesHanneman, Jeff , Jeffrey John Hanneman , Jeff
AlbumsReign in Blood, God Hates Us All, South of Heaven, World Painted Blood, Seasons in the Abyss, Diabolus in Musica, Show No Mercy, Hell Awaits, Christ Illusion, Undisputed Attitude, Decade of Aggression, War at the Warfield
Music GroupsSlayer
MoviesSlayer: Live Intrusion
1Wrote probably the most well-known thrash song ever, 'Angel Of Death'.
2He once collected German medals. His father (who fought in Normandy in 1944) asked him if he wanted a medal. Jeff accepted and eventually he asked if he could have another one. He then began to buy medals from different dealers, and he soon learned to discover the fake medals from the real ones. He stopped collecting, because he said that it was too expensive.
3He is very interested in ice hockey and often wears a hockey shirt. He lives out in nowhere, to be away from the hectic life, they normally have.
4Lead guitarist of Speed Metal band Slayer. Composed the music for the majority of their hit songs (e.g.: Seasons in the Abyss, Dead Skin Mask, Angel of Death, Postmortem, South of Heaven, Black Magic, The Antichrist).


Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Raining Blood"
Skate.2007Video Game writer: "Raining Blood"
Saw III2006music: "Eyes of the Insane" Slayer VS The Legion of Doom
Jackass Number Two2006Documentary as Jeffrey Hanneman, "Spill the Blood"
South Park2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Haggard2003writer: "Divine Intervention"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game lyrics: "Raining Blood" - as J. Hanneman / music: "Raining Blood" - as J. Hanneman
Jackass: The Movie2002Documentary "Angel Of Death"
Dracula 20002000writer: "Bloodline"
Bride of Chucky1998writer: "Human Disease"
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990writer: "Angel of Death" - as Jeffrey Hanneman
River's Edge1986writer: "Captor of Sin", "Tormentor", "Evil Has No Boundaries", "Die by the Sword"
Green Room2015writer: "War Ensemble" - as Jeffrey John Hanneman
Sex Tape2014writer: "Angel Of Death"
Hellion2014writer: "South of Heaven"
Devil's Knot2013writer: "Alter of Sacrifice", "Angel of Death" - as Jeffery John Hanneman
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
30 Minutes or Less2011writer: "Raining Blood"
JonTron2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Brütal Legend2009Video Game writer: "Metal Storm/Face the Slayer"
Law Abiding Citizen2009writer: "Bloodline"
Guitar Hero: Metallica2009Video Game writer: "War Ensemble"
Punisher: War Zone2008writer: "Final Six"


Dracula 20002000Talking Guy (uncredited)


Transhumutation2014Video dedicated to the memory of


Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax: The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria2010DocumentaryHimself
Slayer: Still Reigning2004Video documentaryHimself
Viva la Bam2004TV SeriesHimself - Slayer
Slayer: War at the Warfield2003Video documentaryHimself
Viva2001TV SeriesHimself - Slayer
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll2001DocumentaryHimself (Slayer)
Ozzfest1997Video documentaryHimself
Headbangers Ball1992TV SeriesHimself - Slayer

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