Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons
Real Name/Full Name Chaim Witz
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Gene Simmons
Birth Place: Haifa, Israel
Date Of Birth/Birthday: August 25th 1949
Age/How Old: 74 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185.4 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 187 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Ferenc Yehiel Witz
Mother –Florence Klein
Siblings: Larry Klein
School: Yeshiva Torah Vodaas School
College: Sullivan County Community college
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: Israeli & American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Shannon Tweed
Kids/Children Name: Sophie Simmons & Nick Simmons
Profession: Musician, singer, entrepreneur, television personality, author and record producer
Net Worth: $450 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Gene Simmons, born Chaim Witz, is a musician, songwriter, record producer, author, actor, television personality, and entrepreneur. He is also known for various stage names such as The Demon, The God of Thunder, Dr. Love, and Reginald Van Helsing.

Gene has been active in the music industry for the last five decades. He is best known for his Kiss band contribution, where he works as the co-lead singer and bassist. His voice is baritone, which contrasts with his other band members.

Well, how well do you know about Gene Simmons? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Gene Simmons’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Gene Simmons to date.

Biography and Early Life

Chaim Witz, professionally known as Gene Simmons, was born on 1949, August 25th. His place of birth is the Tirat Carmel, Israel. His mother and father are Florence Klein and Ferenc Yehiel Witz.

Both his parents are Jewish emigrants who originated from Hungary. Florence Klein’s place of birth is Jand, Hungary, and she was able to survive in the Nazi Concentration Camps. Gene, together with his brother Larry Klein happens to be the only family survivor due to the Holocaust.

Gene grew up in Tirat Carmel, where his family was a Jewish Household. He has explained that his family background was humble on various occasions, and back in the days, they would scarp by on little water and bread. Occasionally, he spent most of his days picking wild fruits and later selling them to people. Simmons learned how to play the guitar at a very young age.

At the age of eight, Florence and Gene moved to New York in the United States. However, his dad and his new family stayed in Israel. He has three sisters. Later, he changed his name to Eugene Klein and started using his mother’s maiden name.

Before starting as a professional music artist, Gene took up several jobs, including a sixth-grade instructor, assistant to a fashion magazine editor, and many more. And one of his biggest inspirations in the music industry is the Beatles, which he watched on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Gene Simmons in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Gene Simmons’s age is 74 years old as of today’s date 25th July 2024 having been born on 25 August 1949. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185.4 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187 lbs in Pound and 85kg in Kilograms.


When Gene was nine years old, he attended Yeshiva Torah Vodaas School, a Jewish Religious School. Later his parents moved him to a public school. Simmons, after high school, joined the Richmond College and also the Sullivan County Community College. And the two schools are both located in New York City. His stage name came as a tribute to Jumpin’ Gene Simmons, a rockabilly singer.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Gene Simmons With Wife Shannon Tweed
Gene Simmons With Wife Shannon Tweed

Gene Simmons is a big fan of music and loves comic books and science fiction. With that in mind, he has been able to publish several science fiction magazines. Currently, the music star lives in Los Angeles, California, with his family. His wife is Shannon Lee Tweed, an actress and former Playboy Playmate. The couple dated for twenty-eight years before finally tying the knot in 2011.

Gene often jokes in interviews stating that the two were “happily unmarried.” The wedding took place in Beverly Hills. Simmons and Tweed are parents to two children, Nick and Sophie. Nick was born in 1989, January 22nd, and Sophie was born on 1992, July 7th. Previously, he dated Cher and Diana Ross. And he revealed that he fell for Ross while still in a relationship with Cher.

In 2011, Gene visited his home town in Israel where he stated that the experience was life-changing.

Is Gene Simmons gay?

Gene Simmons is not gay. He is straight with a lovely wife and two children. Also, there are no rumors throughout his career with speculation that Gene is gay. Not to mention, he has dated some of the most popular ladies in the music industry, such as Cher and Diana Ross. And he finally managed to tie the knot with Shannon Lee Tweed, a famous actress.

Professional Career

Gene Simmons’s first band is the Lynx. Eventually, they disbanded the band to form the Long Island Sounds, a pun on the Long Island Sound. While in these bands, he worked in a variety of jobs to make money. In the early 1970s, in collaboration with Stanley Eisen, they formed the Wicked Lester band. However, the band had a couple of performances but never released an album.

After a lot of hustle, Gene Simmons co-founded Kiss band alongside Paul Stanley. He took up the role of the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer. Throughout these performances, he was able to adapt multiple stage names. But his most persistent name is the Demon. Gene Simmons is an icon in the music world with a unique playing style and singing. Other than singing, he has managed several artists during their newbies days.

In 2013, he, Paul Stanley, and Doc McGhee co-owned the LA Kiss Arena Football League Team.


In 2011, Gene hosted the Aces & Angels Troop salute event where he received the city’s key, and a street got a name from him. In the same year, he received the key to Winnipeg City. The following year, he received the Golden God Award from the Revolver magazine.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Gene Simmons in 2024

Gene Simmons Net Worth
Gene Simmons Net Worth

As of 2024, Gene Simmons has a net worth of $450 million. He has amassed this enormous net worth from his many years in the entertainment industry. He is also an entrepreneur who has ventured into different business ideas, which have turned out successful.

Some Interesting facts you need to know

  • Tweed and Simmons dated for twenty-eight years before marriage
  • His previous relationships are with Cher and Diana Ross
  • He was in multiple bands before finally settling for Kiss
  • Simmons is originally from Israel

Gene Simmons is one of the greatest music stars of all time. His journey to success is rough, but he ends up at the top. This fact teaches newbies to work hard and not to quit regardless of the struggles. He is a star that shows excellent musical talent.


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