Nick Lachey is an actor, singer, and television. Although he began his career in entertainment as a singer in a boyband, he is now best-known for hosting various television series. Due to successful careers in several aspects of the entertainment industry, Nick Lachey's net worth is now $25 million. Here is how Nick Lachey accrued his wealth.
His Early Life
Nick Lachey was born in Kentucky on November 9, 1973. Talent runs in his family, as his brother is actor and singer Drew Lachey. In his early years, Lachey attended the Clovernook Elementary School in Ohio before becoming a student of the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. He then went on to study at two universities, first at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, then at the University of Southern California.
Nick Lachey's Music Career
Nick Lachey has enjoyed careers as both a singer in a boy band and as a solo artist. He began his singing career performing at King's Park, which is an amusement park in Cincinnati. Lachey sang in the park as part of a quartet Justin Jeffre during the mid-1990s. Next, Lachey and his brother formed a boyband with Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons called 98 Degrees. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1997. However, it wasn't until they released their second album, '98 Degrees and Rising', that the band began to enjoy success as it sold 10 million copies. 98 Degrees released two further albums in 2013 and 2014. In 2003, Lachey released his debut solo album, 'SoulO.' Unfortunately, it was a commercial failure. He enjoyed greater success with his second solo album 'What's Left of Me,' as this album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 album and was later certified Gold. Lachey went on to release another two solo albums. 'Revelation' was released in 2000, followed by '2.0' in 2013. Lachey currently has no plans to release any more music.
His Career in Television
During his marriage to Jessica Simpson, Lachey began to combine his career in music with a television career. Along with his wife, he starred in the reality television series 'Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica', which aired on MTV. As the name suggests, the series followed their lives in the early stages of their marriage. It won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show in 2005. Simpson and Lachey also appeared together in the 2004 one-off special 'The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour.' His television and music experience led to Lachey hosting a musical reality television series called 'Taking the Stage' that premiered on MTV in 2009. The series followed the students at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, of which Lachey is a former student. Not only was Lachey the host of the show, but he also produced the series.
Next, he was chosen to host 'The Sing-Off.' It was a four-part singing competition for a cappella groups. The competition aired on NBC in 2009 and Lachey resumed the host's role when the competition returned for a second and third season in 2010. He then hosted 'Big Morning Buzz Live' on VH1. He has also hosted, appeared as a guest, or took on the role of judge on multiple other television series. His next hosting job is 'America's Most Musical Family,' which will air on Nickelodeon in November 2020.
Along with presenting shows, Nick Lachey has also worked as an actor in multiple television series and films. One of the series for which he is best known is 'Charmed,' as he had a recurring role in this series from 2004 to 2005. Other television series he has appeared in include 'Hawaii 5-0', 'Bewitched,' 'American Dreams,' and 'One Tree Hill.' His biggest film role was playing the lead in the 2007 straight-to-DVD film 'The Hard Easy.' Lachey has also competed in televised competitions. For example, he was a competitor in 'Stars Earn Stripes,' a celebrity reality competition series that aired on NBC. Lachey and his wife Vanessa Minnillo competed against each other in the 25th season of 'Dancing with the Stars' in 2017. While he was paired with professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd, Vanessa was paired with Murgatroyd's husband, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Lachey finished the competition in ninth place.
In addition to his career in entertainment, Nick Lachey is also involved in several other ventures. Formerly, he was a part of an ownership group of the Seattle Mariners and the Tacoma Rangers. Now, he is part-owner of Hollywood Fame, which is a team that joined the American Basketball Association in 2006. He is also in a group of investors working towards the legalization of marijuana.
Nick Lachey's Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nick Lachey's net worth is $25 million. He has accrued his wealth through his work in various aspects of the entertainment industry. He initially made money through being a member of a boy band before launching a solo career. He then made money appearing in reality television series and landing small acting roles. He now makes most of his money through his work as a television host and presenter. His career in television is going from strength-to-strength, so he has the potential to increase his fortune in the future.
His Personal Life
Nick Lachey met singer Jessica Simpson in 1998 when their mutual manager introduced them. They began dating but then broke up. Five months later, they resumed their relationship and then became engaged in 2002, marrying later in the same year. Their widely publicized divorce was finalized in 2005, says Wikipedia. In 2006, Lachey met model and actress Vanessa Minnillo after she appeared in his music video. Although they separated briefly in 2009, they resumed their relationship and were engaged in 2011. The following year, the couple married, and they now have three children together.
Written by Allen Lee
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