Lita Ford Net Worth

Lita Ford Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lita Rossana Ford net worth is
$3 Million

Lita Rossana Ford Wiki Biography

Lita Rossana Ford, born on the 19th of September 1958, is an American rock guitarist who became famous as part of the all-girl rock band The Runaways, and through eventually having her own solo career.

So how much is Ford’s net worth? As of mid-2016, it is reported by authoritative sources to be $3 million, acquired from her years in the music industry, both with her band and in her solo career.

Lita Ford Net Worth $3 million

Born in London, England, to an English father and Italian mother, Ford moved to the United States with her family, and they set up home in Los Angeles. At the age of 11 years old, Lita began learning to play the guitar, and when Ford was 16, she was recruited into an all-girl band, “The Runaways”. Ford along with Sandy West, Jackie Fox, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie formed the band in 1975 with the help of Kim Fowley. The rock band immediately became a success, and the girls became stars in the underground world of rock ‘n’ roll. The fame the band generated helped Ford’s career to advance, and also her wealth.

Unfortunately, the band broke after only four years despite their success, as the members had varying opinions as to what type of music they wanted to produce and pursue, which eventually led to the break-up.

Ford decided to pursue a solo career, and in 1983 released her first solo album “Out for Blood”, but it didn’t perform well in the charts and was unsuccessful. The following year she released another album entitled “Dancin’ in the Edge” and this time the album received positive reaction from her fans, with the single from the album “Fire in My Blood” charting in several countries.

In 1988, she released her third, self-titled album, and it became a huge success. Her duet with Ozzy Osbourne – “Close My Eyes Forever” – became a chart-topper and remained one of her most memorable hits to date. The success of “Lita” helped her revive her solo career and tremendously increased her wealth.

Ford followed “Lita” with three more albums entitled “Stiletto”, “Dangerous Curves”, and “Black”, but none had the same success as her third album. After years in the music industry, she decided to take a break from her career to focus on her family, raising her two children.

In 2009, Ford came back after a long break with a new band around her, and released the album “Wicked Wonderland”. Ford also resumed touring, and collaborations with other former rock icons and in 2012 recorded another album “Live Like A Runaway”. Her comeback albums and tours revived her career and also increased her wealth.

In early 2016 she released a new album entitled “Time Capsule” and also a memoir “Living Like A Runaway”.

In terms of her personal life, Ford was married to guitarist Chris Holmes in the ’90s, but the marriage was short lived. In 1994 she married Jim Gillette, vocalist of band Nitro and they have two children, but the two went their separate ways in 2011.

Full NameLita Ford
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 19, 1958
Place Of BirthLondon, England, UK
Height1.65 m
NationalityAmerican, British
SpouseJim Gillette m. (1994–2011), Chris Holmes m.(1990–1992)
ChildrenRocco Gillette, James Leonard Gillette
ParentsIsabella Ford, Harry Leonard Ford
Music GroupsThe Runaways, W.A.S.P., Close My Eyes Forever, Kiss Me Deadly, Falling In and Out of Love, Clearwater, FL, United States, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Arlington Heights, IL, USA
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, Close My Eyes Forever, Kiss Me Deadly, Falling In and Out of Love, Clearwater, FL, United States, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Arlington Heights, IL, USA
MoviesEdgeplay: A Film About the Runaways, Metal Shop: Maximum Edition, Clearwater, FL, United States, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Arlington Heights, IL, USA
TV ShowsI Love the '80s Strikes Back, Do It For the Band: Women of the Sunset Strip, Howie, Clearwater, FL, United States, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Arlington Heights, IL, USA
1Mezzo-soprano vocals
1She has English and Italian ancestry.
2At the 2013 Malibu Music Awards, she presented the Rock Legend Award to Cherie Currie and they reunited onstage after 35 years. [October 2013]
3Currently resides in Florida. Though past attempts at reuniting The Runaways have failed, a future reunion is still a strong possibility (2002).
4Autobiography, "Living Like a Runaway", released in print on March 1, 2016 (CD version to be released later). The introduction was written by her good friend Dee Snider, with whom she has frequently shared a concert-stage; for this reason, and to Lita's delight, fans have affectionately nicknamed her "Twisted Sister's Twisted Sister".
5Has two sons: James Leonard Gillette, Jr. (born May 13, 1997); Rocco Gillette (born June 2001). The boys' father is her now-estranged second husband, Jim Gillette.
6Separated from her second husband of 16 years, Jim Gillette. [February 2011]
7Was engaged briefly to Black Sabbath leader/guitarist Tony Iommi during 1985. He appears momentarily at the beginning of the video of her song "Dressed to Kill".
8Is portrayed by Scout Taylor-Compton in The Runaways (2010).
9Ranked #95 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
10Lita made a rare guest appearance on the LOU album "The Other Side". The song "I Want to Be Loved" featured Lita on guitar and vocals (2005).
11Her hit singles as a solo artist include: "Kiss Me Deadly" and "Close My Eyes Forever".
12Was a Grammy Award nominee in 1984 for Best Female Rock Performance, alongside Wendy O. Williams and Pia Zadora.
13Taking up the guitar at age 11, she joined the all-girl rock band The Runaways. Her fourth solo album "Lita" (1988) went platinum, and Guitar magazine voted her Best Female Guitarist (1989).
14Once dated Nikki Sixx of the heavy metal group Mötley Crüe in the mid-1980s.
15She and Joan Jett were members of the all-female rock group The Runaways.


Girl in a Band2015TV Movie documentary performer: "Cherry Bomb" - uncredited
Bones2010performer: "Close My Eyes Forever" / writer: "Close My Eyes Forever"
WWE Raw2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brütal Legend2009Video Game performer: "Betrayal" / writer: "Betrayal"
Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead2009performer: "Kiss Me Deadly"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie performer: "Kiss Me Deadly"
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore2008Video Game writer: "Close My Eyes Forever"
The Kite Runner2007performer: "Kiss Me Deadly"
I Love the 80's 3-DTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Edgeplay2004Documentary performer: "Broken Dreams", "Back to the Cave", "Stiletto", "The Killin' Kind", "Blueberry", "Black Leather Heart", "War of the Angels", "Lisa", "Tambourine Dream"
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
RoboCop1994TV Series performer: "Future to This Life"
The Runaways Live in Japan1977TV Movie writer: "Gettin' Hot", "Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin"
Sesame Street1969TV Series performer: "Yakety Yak - Take it Back"

Music Department

RoboCop1994TV Series theme song - 4 episodes
Howie1992TV Series musician: lead guitar


El camino del diablo2005
Lita Ford: The Complete Video Collection2003Video


Brütal Legend2009Video GameRima (voice)
Highway to Hell1991The Hitchhiker


Northern Light Orchestra: The Spirit of Christmas2009Video very special thanks


American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHerself
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 111990Video documentaryHerself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 91990Video documentaryHerself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Musikladen1977TV SeriesHerself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1977TV SeriesHerself
The Runaways Live in Japan1977TV MovieHerself (as The Runaways)
Girl in a Band2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Guitar, The Runaways
The Playboy Morning Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Chopped2015TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
The Life, Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo2014Documentary voice
The Joy of the Guitar Riff2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rock and Roll Roast of Dee Snider2013TV MovieHerself
That Metal Show2008-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sergio's Blog2011TV SeriesHerself
Big Time Rush2011TV SeriesHerself
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp2010TV SeriesHerself
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHerself
Metal Shop, Vol. 2: Maximum Edition2007Video documentaryHerself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Lita Ford: The Complete Video Collection2003VideoHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHerself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Herman's Head1993TV SeriesHerself
Howie1992TV SeriesHerself (1992)

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Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself

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