Tom Kaulitz is a highly accomplished German musician and producer with an impressive net worth of $25 million. He gained initial fame as the guitarist of the renowned band Tokio Hotel. Since 2019, Tom has also been married to supermodel Heidi Klum.
With Tokio Hotel, Tom has contributed to the creation of several successful albums, including “Schrei” (2005), “Zimmer 483” (2007), “Scream” (2007), “Humanoid” (2009), “Kings of Suburbia” (2014), and “Dream Machine” (2017). Their debut album, “Schrei,” achieved double Platinum status in both Austria and Russia. The band’s singles, including “Durch den Monsun”/”Monsoon,” “Rette mich”/”Rescue Me,” “Der letzte Tag,” and “Übers Ende der Welt”/”Ready, Set, Go!”, all secured the #1 position on the German GfK Entertainment chart and the Ö3 Austria Top 40 chart.
In addition to his musical endeavors, Tom Kaulitz has ventured into the world of acting. He made an appearance in the TV movie “Verrückt nach dir” in 1994. In 2010, he starred in a commercial for Reebok sneakers, mentioning at the time that he received 10 new pairs of sneakers every week. Furthermore, Tom co-produced the 2010 DVD/CD “Tokio Hotel: Humanoid City Live.”
Born on September 1, 1989, in Leipzig, East Germany, Tom Kaulitz shares an identical twin bond with his brother Bill, who serves as the lead singer of Tokio Hotel. Their parents, Jörg and Simone, went through a separation when the twins were just 7 years old. Simone later married Gordon Trümper, the guitarist of Fatun, in 2009 after 12 years of partnership. Tom’s early passion for guitar playing, combined with Bill’s inclination towards singing, paved the way for the formation of their band.
The Kaulitz twins embarked on live performances at the tender age of 10. By the time they were 12, they had met Georg Listing, the bassist, and Gustav Schäfer, the drummer, who were captivated by one of their shows. This marked the inception of the band Devilish in 2001. Following Bill’s participation in “Star Search” in 2003, they garnered the attention of music producer Peter Hoffmann, leading to the band’s transformation into Tokio Hotel.
In 2005, Tokio Hotel inked a deal with Universal Music Group, marking a pivotal milestone in their career. Their debut single, “Durch den Monsun” / “Monsoon,” released in August of the same year, earned Gold certification in Belgium and Austria. This was swiftly followed by their inaugural album, “Schrei,” which ascended to the #1 position on charts in Germany and Austria. The album’s singles achieved top rankings in Germany and Austria, with “Der letzte Tag” achieving Gold status in Austria. The subsequent years witnessed a series of highly successful albums, solidifying Tokio Hotel’s status as a prominent force in the music industry.
In 2021, the band released the single “White Lies” featuring VIZE, which attained Platinum certification in Austria. This serves as a testament to Tom Kaulitz’s enduring influence and continued success in the music industry.