Gene Simmons Biography


Gene Simmons

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Birth Name: Gene Simmons
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Israel
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Sign: leo
Age: 68 Years
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Gene Simmons, also known by his stage persona "The Demon" is a multi-talented person from the United States. He is a great musician and also a singer and songwriter. He has also established himself as an actor and entrepreneur. He is widely popular as the lead singer of the rock band Kiss. Gene Simmons was born in a middle-class family as Chaim Weitz in Tirat Carmel, Israel to parents, Feri Witz and Flora Klein. He holds the citizenship of United States and as well of Israel.

Gene Simmons is a married man. He is currently married to Shannon Tweed. Her full name is Shannon Lee Tweed Simmons and she is a famous actress from Canada. She has also established herself as a model. She is popular for her role in Gene Simmons Family Jewels. It is said that they were involved in a romantic relationship for about three decades and then they finally got married in 2011. They also have two children together. They are happy to be each other's partner and there is no any sign of them getting divorced.

Besides his relationship with wife Shannon, he was also rumored to have love affairs with actresses Cher, who is also regarded as the Goddess of Pop, and Diana Ross. Diana Ross is an American singer/songwriter/actress.

Gene Simmons began his singing career since 1963 and from that time on, he has been actively involved in the music world. Gene Simmons has co-founded the rock band Kiss with rhythm guitarist Paul Stanely in the early 1970s.

It is expected that he is earning huge amount of salary from this professional career and his net worth is estimated around $300 million as of 2017-18.

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Born in Tirat Carmel, Israel

1949 25th of August

Gene Simmons was from the middle class family born as Chaim Weitz in Tirat Carmel, Israel to Feri Witz and Flóra Klein. He holds the citizenship of United States and as well of Israel. He is a tall guy with six feet and two inch height.

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Began his musical career

1963

Gene Simmons was interested in singing since his childhood days. He began his singing career since 1963 and from that time on he has been actively involved in music world. During his early musical days, he was associated with Lynx.

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Joined Kiss

1973

Gene Simmons also known by his last name Simmons is a multi talented person from United States. He is a great musician and also singer and song writer. He is popular in the world for being the lead singer of the rock band Kiss.

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Began his acting career

1974

Besides his singing and song writing career, he is also an actor. After gaining some fame from this singing career, he desired to enter into the acting world. He played his first acting role in 1974 was that was in the television series, The Mike Douglas Show.

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Began dating Cher

1979

It is believed that Cher is her first girl friend. It is also believed that they lived together for few years. Cher full name is Cherilyn Sarkisian and she is the great singer and actress from Untied States. She is also known as a fashion model.

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Began dating Diana Ross

1980

Before he began dating Shannon Tweed, he was romantically linked with Diana Ross. Her full name is Diana Ernestine Earle Ross and she is one of the great singer and actress from United States. She has also established herself as a songwriter.

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Began dating Shannon Tweed

1983

He began dating Shannon Tweed from 1983. Her full name is Shannon Lee Tweed and she is the famous actress from Canada. She has also established herself as a model. She is popular for her role in Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

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Broke up with Diana Ross

1983

His romantic love life with Diana Ross finally came to an end in 1983. They began dating each other from 1980 and they were together for about three years. The reason of their separation was rumored to be his extra affairs as he began dating Shannon Tweed soon after separating with her.

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First child, Nick Simmons

1989 22nd of January

He became father for the first time in his life in 1989. He and his girlfriend Shannon Tweed revealed at the end of 1988 that they were expecting their first child together and she gave birth to their first child on 22nd of January.

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Second child, Sophie Simmons

1992 7th of July

He also became father for the second time in his life. In 1992, he was not married with Shannon Tweed but that year they became parents with their second child together. She gave birth to a sweet little baby girl on 7th of July and they named her Sophie Simmons.

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Married to Shannon Tweed

2011 1st of October

Gene Simmons is a married man. He is recently married with Shannon Tweed. It is said that they were involved in romantic relationship for about three decades and then they finally got married in 2011. They also have two children from this love life.

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Won Golden God award

2012

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won some of them. In 2012, he was honored with one of the major awards in his life and that was Golden God award. He received this award from Revolver magazine.

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Won Golden Medal award

2014 15th of December

At the end of 2014, he was also honored with one of the prestigious awards in his life and that was Golden Medal award. He received that award from Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona. He was honored in Spain.

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Net Worth Update

2017

As of 2017-18, Gene Simmons is worth estimated $300 million.

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