Bret Michaels Net Worth in 2021

Bret Michaels networth
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Popularly known for being a part of the mid-1980s heavy metal band, Poison, Bret Michael has marked his fame in the music industry for decades. He has released up to seven albums with Poison and several hit singles throughout his career. Apart from that, Bret has released highly appreciated solo albums as well. One of the most popular ones was “A Letter from Death Row” which is the name of a psychological thriller movie where he has played a role too!

The majority of Bret’s career is inclined towards the music industry but he’s also a television personality. You may have seen him on television series like “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” and “Yes, Dear” as well as in movies such as “In God’s Hands” and “Sharknado 5”.

Bret Michaels Net Worth and Overview

Net Worth$20 million 
Date of Birth March 15, 1963
Age58 years old 
Height5 ft. 10 in. ( 1.78m)
Source of Wealth Songwriting, Singing, Producing 
Country of Origin United States 
Last Updated May 2021

Early Life

Bret Michaels was born on March 15, 1963, in Butler, Pennsylvania where he spent the majority of his childhood as well. His family consists of his parents, Marjorie and Wally Sychak, an automotive technician, and two elder sisters, Michelle and Nicole. A

t the age of six, Bret was diagnosed with type I diabetes which he was hospitalized for but that didn’t stop him from leading a normal life and building a spectacular career. 

Bret studied at the Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School in Pennsylvania. He was fond of playing the guitar throughout his teenage life. Eventually, he projected his passion by forming a band named “Paris” with Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett, and David Besselman. That band gained popularity quite quickly and became the renowned metal/rock group “Poison”. 


Bret’s career started during his teens when he formed a band with Rikki, the bass guitarist, and Bobby, the drummer. Before stepping out in the world as “Poison” in 1983, the fourth member of their group, David, was replaced by Matt Smith. The first silver lining for the band was their contract with Enigma Studios. In 1984, the band moved to Los Angeles and Smith was replaced by C.C. DeVille. 

Poison’s first album called “Look What The Cat Dragged In” was released in 1986 which received sky-rocketing appreciation in the music industry. Followed by that, the band released two other albums called “Flesh & Blood” and “Open Up and Say Ahh!” for which they got nominated for the American Music Awards (AMAs). 

Bret’s band has released music in the form of live albums, compilation albums, as well as box sets. A few of their other albums include “Hollyweird”, “Native Tongue”, and “Poison’d!”. You should definitely check them out if you are fond of the rock/metal genre. 

The talented musician went on releasing solo albums as well such as “Jammin’ with Friends” and “Custom Built”. His popularity and cool appearance got him opportunities in television series as well as in films.

Bret also dabbled into a reality show called “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels” where he completely transformed his look from a cowboy/metalhead to the finest eligible bachelor. 

Highlights and Achievements

  • In 2008, Bret won the BMI Cable Award for his role in “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels.”
  • In 2010, Bret was nominated for a teen choice award for “The Apprentice”.
  • Bret has received awards in multiple categories in the “Metal Edger Readers’ Choice” Awards.
  • Bret’s band, Poison’s albums, “Flesh & Blood” was nominated twice for AMAs. 
  • Bret won $390,000 for his charity, the American Diabetes Association, for winning “Celebrity Apprentice 3”. 
  • Throughout his career, he has come out with successful solo albums including “Songs of Life”, “Custom Built”, and “A Letter from Death Row”. 
  • Bret’s cool appearance also led him to star in multiple television series such as “Nashville Star”, “The Celebrity Apprentice”, and “Rock of Love 2”.
  • Bret’s band, Poison, has sold more than 50 million records in the US. 

Age, Height, and Weight

Bret Michaels is 58 years old (born on March 15, 1963). He’s 1.78 m tall and weighs around 165 lbs. i.e. 75 kg. 

Personal Life 

Bret married his girlfriend Christi Lynn Gibson in 2010 after knowing her for 16 years. They had two daughters, Raine Elizabeth and Jorja Bleu. Unfortunately, their marriage only lasted two years and his daughters have been living with Christi since then. Before his marriage, Bret was engaged to Susie Hatton for three years from 1990-1993. 

Bret was undoubtedly a relationship person because he was involved with multiple women including Destiny Sue Walker, Taya Parker, Shauna O’Brien, and Susie Owens. Plus, of course, we can’t leave out his relationship with Pamela Anderson in the nineties. 


Since Bret is a type I diabetic patient, he has faced backlash when he fainted during his performances multiple times on stage. He had to release the information as the audience assumed that Bret was abusing drugs. He also suffered from a brain hemorrhage in 2010 followed by a hole in his heart which was successfully fixed through surgery.  

Bret Michaels Net Worth in 2021

Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels’ current net worth is $20 million, which portrays the revenue from his albums and appearances on television and films. Bret has bought and sold multiple properties in Arizona and California.

In 2006, he bought a $2.2 million property in Scottsdale. In 2014, he purchased a 6,797square ft. property in Calabasas and sold it for $3.4 million after 2 years.

His last purchase was a $3.49 million property in Westlake Village which he put up for sale for $4.5 million in September 2020. With his ever-growing presence in the entertainment industry, Bret Michaels’ net worth is bound to increase significantly going forward.

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