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Sammy Hagar Net Worth

Sammy Hagar Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Sammy Hagar net worth is
$120 Million

Sammy Hagar Wiki Biography

Sammy Hagar was born on October 13, 1947 in Salinas, California. He was interested in music from his youth, but most likely he wasn’t planning to become one of the richest people in the world and make huge capital as a businessman in the USA. Mostly people know Samuel Roy “Sammy” Hagar as a former second lead singer in the famous hard rock and heavy metal band “Van Halen” formed in California in 1972. Today Sammy Hagar is working as a singer, musician, guitarist, songwriter, lyricist, composer and even businessperson. He is known as one of the richer celebrities of our time, with capital of $120 million accumulated through his musician career and restaurant business.

Sammy Hagar Net Worth $120 Million

Sammy was interested in the southern California music scene, so his first attempts to become a singer were in the band called Fabulous Castilles, but the future famous rock star started his serious musical career in 1973, playing with the band called “Montrose”. After that, he was seen in many musical events in the USA, but still his most striking appearance was with the rock band “Van Halen”.

Sammy Hagar wasn’t an original member of “Van Halen” and joined the band later, in 1985 ,after David Lee Roth was fired and the other musicians needed a new singer and songwriter. As a new member he provided many innovations to the sound and that’s why he is considered as one of the most controversial band members of all time. Because of such a new singing technique and therefore huge influence, fans even started to call band “Van Hagar”., but then he received complaints because of changing music styles too much. Although this segment of his career gave Sammy ilustriouness, later he started to argue with the rest of the band and finally was fired.

However, Sammy wasn’t planning to leave music world, but besides his career as a musician, Sammy Hagar also started the new tequila brand Cabo Wabo and the chain of Cabo Wabo restaurants. Sammy decided to sell his Cabo Wabo tequila company and in 2009, 80% of the company brought him $80 million. Later in 2009 he sold the other 20%, and profited by another $15 million. So if we would look at his general capital we can make the conclusion that the band Van Halen gave Sammy an opportunity to be well-known in the world, but his main amount of money was made thanks to Cabo Wabo.

Nowadays Sammy Hagar lives in the United States of America with his second wife Kari (Karte) Hagar and two daughters. He also has two sons from a previous marriage with Betsy Berardi. He divorced from Betty in 1994 after 26 years of marriage. Now he continues his musical career by releasing his own solo albums and working with the band Chickenfoot. However, today many people still say that Sammy was much more talented as a successful businessman than as a musician. At least one thing is known for certain – a huge part of his capital was made thanks to his restaurant chain, while “Van Halen” just made him famous.

Full NameSammy Hagar
Net Worth$120 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 13, 1947
Place Of BirthSalinas, California, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist, Composer, Businessperson, Author, Actor
EducationFontana High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseKari Karte (m. 1995), Betsy Berardi (m. 1968–1994)
ChildrenAaron Hagar, Kama Hagar, Andrew Hagar, Samantha Hagar, I Can't Drive 55, Why Can't This Be Love, When It's Love, Thackerville, OK, USA, Kansas City, KS, USA, Huber Heights, OH, USA
ParentsGladys Hagar, Robert Hagar, I Can't Drive 55, Why Can't This Be Love, When It's Love, Thackerville, OK, USA, Kansas City, KS, USA, Huber Heights, OH, USA
SiblingsVelma Hagar, Robert Hagar, Bobbi Hagar Harrell, I Can't Drive 55, Why Can't This Be Love, When It's Love, Thackerville, OK, USA, Kansas City, KS, USA, Huber Heights, OH, USA
NicknamesHagar, Sammy , Samuel Roy Hagar , The Red Rocker , Sam Roy Hagar , Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar , Van Halen , Sammy Hagar & The Wabos , Red Rocker , Sammy Haggar
Music GroupsVan Halen, Chickenfoot, Montrose, Hagar, Schon, Aaronson, Shrieve
NominationsTony Award for Best Original Score
MoviesSammy Hagar: The Long Road to Cabo, Video Hits Volume I, Sammy Hagar and the Wabos: Livin' It Up! In St. Louis, Van Halen: The Van Halen Story: The Early Years, Thackerville, OK, USA, Kansas City, KS, USA, Huber Heights, OH, USA
1It's more luck than anything, unless you're a craftsman like Hall & Oates in their day. But even before you discover that formula, what it is is luck. And it's not always the greatest recording. It's not always the greatest take. The Stones have had some pretty raunchy hits that, if you pick apart, no one's really playing fantastically. It's really about the magic and the luck of hitting upon it. The Troggs's Wild Thing - come on! That's one of the worst recordings ever.
2I want to play with people I enjoy and like. I'm going to surround myself with friends and have fun. Rock n' roll stinks without fun. You might as well have a real job.
1Co-owner, with Tyler Florence, of El Paseo restaurant in Mill Valley, California.
2His longtime friend, Nancy Wilson, and Geoff Bywater were married at his restaurant, El Paseo, on April 28, 2012.
3Although the Van Halen albums recorded with David Lee Roth sold more copies, all four albums recorded with Hagar hit #1 on the Billboard album chart.
4Was the lead singer of two rock bands named after the guitarist's last name: Montrose (Ronnie Montrose) and Van Halen (Edward Van Halen and his brother Alex Van Halen).
5Sammy Hagar's "Cabo Wabo Tequila" was a sponsor of English driver 'Darren Manning''s #14 A.J. Foyt ABC Racing INDY car. Sammy Hagar and Gene Simmons are both INDY Car Series racing fans and sponsors.
6One of his best known solo songs: I Can't Drive 55.
7Used to be a boxer before becoming a rock musician
8Has homes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and in Northern California near San Francisco.
9Owns a cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico named Cabo Wabo. Also manufactured tequila under the same name until the brand was sold to Campari/Skyy in 2007.
10Is working on his autobiography with a deal signed with HarperCollins imprint ItBooks for it to be released in 2011. [2010]
11Toured in 2002 with David Lee Roth, in a trek dubbed the Sans Halen Tour. Each played a ninety-minute show, with Hagar focusing mostly on his solo material (though he did about half a dozen Van Halen songs as well), and Roth doing a whole set of Van Halen songs from the time he fronted the band. A coin toss before the tour determined who would open and who would close on the first date of the tour. They flip-flopped back and forth after that.
12Has two children with his former wife Betsy (Aaron & Andrew) and two with current wife Kari (Kama & Samantha).
13Member of the rock band, Van Halen, from 1985 through 1996, and in 2004.


Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar2016TV Series performer - 7 episodes
The World's Greatest Tribute Bands2016TV Series 1 episode
Welcome to the BasementTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Guitar Man2015/IDocumentary performer: "Thank You" / writer: "Rock Candy"
Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Presented by Orange Amplification2014TV Movie performer: "Rock Candy"
Stand Up and Deliver2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Today at Wimbledon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heart & Friends: Home for the Holidays2013TV Movie "All We Need Is An Island", "Santa's Going South"
A Concert for Ronnie Montrose: A Celebration of His Life in Music2013TV Movie writer: "Make It Last", "Bad Motor Scooter", "Rock Candy", "Space Station No. 5"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2012 performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013
Eastbound & Down2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Twisted Metal2012Video Game performer: "Heavy Metal", "I Can't Drive 55"
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
American IdolTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie performer: "I Can't Drive 55" / writer: "I Can't Drive 55"
South Park2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
I'm Sammy Hagar2004Short performer: "Why Can't This Be Love" / writer: "Why Can't This Be Love"
Alias2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rock Star2001writer: "Stand Up"
The Simpsons1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hey Hey, It's Saturday1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Melinda: First Lady of Magic1997TV Special performer: "I Can't Drive 55" / writer: "I Can't Drive 55"
Twister1996writer: "Humans Being"
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie1995writer: "Dreams"
The Stöned Age1994writer: "Rock Candy"
Van Halen Live: Right Here, Right Now1993Video writer: "Poundcake", "Judgement Day", "Man on a Mission", "When It's Love", "In 'N' Out", "Right Now", "Pleasure Dome", "Spanked", "Runaround", "Finish What Ya Started", "Eagles Fly", "Cabo Wabo", "The Dream Is Over", "Top of the World"
Wayne's World1992"ROCK CANDY"
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV Special writer: "Poundcake"
Back to the Future Part II1989performer: "I Can't Drive 55" / writer: "I Can't Drive 55"
Emu's Wide World1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Over the Top1987performer: "Winner Takes It All" / producer: "Winner Takes It All"
Van Halen Live Without a Net1986Video performer: "There's Only One Way To Rock", "Summer Nights", "Get Up", "5150", "Best Of Both Worlds", "Panama", "Love Walks In", "I Can't Drive 55", "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love", "Why Can't This Be Love", "Rock and Roll"
Out of Bounds1986performer: "BURNIN' DOWN THE CITY" / writer: "BURNIN' DOWN THE CITY"
Moving Violations1985performer: "I Can't Drive 55" / writer: "I Can't Drive 55"
Vision Quest1985performer: "I'll Fall In Love Again" / writer: "I'll Fall In Love Again"
The Sure Thing1985performer: "Two Sides Of Love" / writer: "Two Sides Of Love"
Footloose1984performer: "The Girl Gets Around" / writer: "The Girl Gets Around"
Fast Times at Ridgemont High1982performer: "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" / writer: "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
Heavy Metal1981performer: "Heavy Metal" / writer: "Heavy Metal"
Up the Academy1980performer: "Bad Reputation" / writer: "Bad Reputation"
The Rose1979lyrics: "Keep On Rockin'" / music: "Keep On Rockin'"


Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar2016TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Sammy Hagar & the Circle Live: At Your Service2015Video producer
Go There Once, Be There Twice2010Video executive producer
Sammy Hagar & the Wabos: Livin It Up!2006TV Special executive producer


The Simpsons2014TV SeriesSammy Hagar
Glasspack vs Blackstone2013Sammy Hagar
Betwixt the Music: Rebecca Black2011Short
Aqua Teen Hunger Force2010TV SeriesSammy Hagar
Where you at, Baby! Sammy Hagar2008TV SeriesMusician
Nash Bridges1998TV SeriesBartender


Van Halen: Humans Being1996Short co-composer
Van Halen Live Without a Net1986Video


Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar2016TV Series 1 episode


Death Proof2007special thanks


Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar2016-2017TV SeriesHimself - Host
Jay Leno's Garage2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Rock-n-Roll Legend
The Voice2016TV SeriesHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHimself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2016TV SeriesHimself
Sammy Hagar & the Circle Live: At Your Service2015VideoHimself - Vocals & Guitar
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Guitar Man2015/IDocumentaryHimself
Live from Daryl's House2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Vocals & Guitar
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Presented by Orange Amplification2014TV MovieHimself - Host
On the Menu2014TV SeriesHimself - Owner: Cabo Wabo Cantina & Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill
Tom Green Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Stand Up and Deliver2014TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimself
The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir2014DocumentaryHimself
Sammy Hagar & Friends: Personal Jesus2014ShortHimself
Heart & Friends: Home for the Holidays2013TV MovieHimself
Neal and Michaele: The Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event2013TV MovieHimself
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives2013TV SeriesHimself
Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday2013VideoHimself
Sammy Hagar and Friends Annual Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash2013TV MovieHimself - Guitar & Vocals
A Concert for Ronnie Montrose: A Celebration of His Life in Music2013TV MovieHimself - Musician
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013DocumentaryHimself
Sammy Hagar & Friends: Knockdown Dragout2013ShortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Riffs2012TV ShortHimself
Village Music: Last of the Great Record Stores2012DocumentaryHimself
American Restoration2012TV SeriesHimself
That Metal Show2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Stump the Trunk Guest / Himself
Texxas Jam '782012DocumentaryHimself
Guy's Big Bite2012TV SeriesHimself
Rockpalast2012TV SeriesHimself - Vocals & Guitar
The Road to Rachel2011DocumentaryHimself
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp2011TV SeriesHimself
Go There Once, Be There Twice2010VideoHimself
Video Killed the Radio Star2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Chickenfoot: Additional Footage2010Video documentaryHimself
Chickenfoot: Get Your Buzz on Live2009Video documentaryHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2008-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Chickenfoot: Soap on a Rope2009ShortHimself
Chickenfoot: Oh Yeah2009ShortHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Naked Happy Girls2007TV Series documentary
Sammy Hagar & the Wabos: Livin It Up!2006TV SpecialHimself - Lead Vocals & Guitar
Sierra Center Stage2006TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself
In the Cutz2006TV Series
I Married...2005TV SeriesHimself
Shock'n Y'all Super Bowl Party2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Long Road to Cabo2003Video documentaryHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Colin's Sleazy Friends Rocks2002Video documentaryHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1997-2002TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Rage Beyond the Stage: Sammy Hagar vs. David Lee Roth2002TV MovieHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash2001VideoHimself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHImself - Member, Van Halen
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1997-1999TV SeriesHimself
Hey Hey, It's Saturday1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
A Fistful of Alice1997TV Short documentaryGuitarist
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1997TV SeriesHimself
Van Halen: Video Hits Vol. 11996VideoHimself
Van Halen: Humans Being1996ShortHimself
The Jon Stewart Show1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Elvis: The Tribute1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
VH1 Honors1994TV SpecialHimself
Van Halen Live: Right Here, Right Now1993VideoHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself - Van Halen Vocalist
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHimself
Van Halen Live Without a Net1986VideoHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19851985TV SpecialHimself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
The Midnight Special1978TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Rock Legends2016TV Series documentaryHimself
American Restoration2014TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2011TV Series
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - Van Halen
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog2004VideoHimself (uncredited)

Nominated Awards

1985GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialFootloose (1984)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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