About Tom Keifer
It has been claimed that the overall sum of Tom Keifer net worth is as high as 2 million dollars, according to the recent estimations, which make him one of the richest musicians in the industry. Tom Keifer has accumulated his wealth mostly because of his work in the band called Cinderella, where he is not only a singer, but also a guitar player. Thus, Cinderella has been one of the main sources of increasing the overall estimate of Tom Keifer net worth.
Tom Keifer was born in 1961 in Springfield, Pennsylvania and his real birth name is Carl Thomas Keifer. Because of the fact that all members of his family were involved into music, Tom Keifer learnt how to play a guitar when he was little. Tom Keifer got interested into blues music and soon started to play tunes, focusing on this music genre. When he was studying in junior high school, Tom Keifer joined his first rock band. At about the same time, Tom Keifer learnt how to play the electric guitar. However, when he was studying in high school Tom Keifer got addicted to drugs and alcohol. He also had thoughts to drop out of school and focus on his career as a musician, which became the main source of his fame as well as of Tom Keifer net worth.
However, his mother was not satisfied with this decision and she asked him to finish school and as a gift she would present him with a Gibson Les Paul guitar.
When he graduated from high school Tome Keifer performed with some bands, such as Saints in Hell, Diamonds and Telapath. Soon he was treated from his drug addictions and focused on his work as a musician. In addition to singing, Tom Keifer began to compose his own songs. Tom Keifer became more known when he created the hard rock group called Cinderella. Tom Keifer was shy and first he did not want to become a leading singer of the band. However, when he could not find anyone with the voice that he wanted, he decided to lead his group. Tom Keifer has stated the following: “I don’t feel comfortable when I’m up there singing and not playing guitar. I feel naked when it’s just me and the microphone”.
In 1985 the group was noticed by Jon Bon Jovi, when the band played in the Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jon Bon Jovi has stated the following about Tom Keifer: “I saw Tommy Keifer onstage delivering some pretty nifty, growling vocals. Then he whipped out this Les Paul and proceeded to lay into some astounding sounds. This guy struck me as a star right then and there.” The group became quite successful with the release of a couple of albums, such as “Long Cold Winter”, “Heartbreak Station” and “Night Songs”. The sales of these albums have also added up to the total size of Tom Keifer net worth. Tom Keifer has written many songs for the band, too, such as “Gypsy Road”, “Shake Me” and “Coming Home”, in addition to some others.