Who is Neil Jason Wharton?
Neil Jason Wharton is the oldest child in the world Vince Neil, the famous American rock musician; he has followed his father into the music industry and is now the frontman of the band Rock-n-Roll Junkies, a tribute to Motley Crue. Neil is building his own fame, but it’s a big question whether he would ever step out of his father’s shadow.
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Neil Jason Wharton Wiki – Age, Youth and Education
Neil Jason Wharton was born on October 3, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA, to Vince and his mother Tami Jones, with whom his father had a relationship in the 1970s.
He has a younger half-sister, Elizabeth Ashley Wharton, and a younger half-sister, Skylar, who died at just four years of age.
Jason showed an interest in music from an early age and started learning to play the guitar with his father. As he got older, his interest in music grew and he formed the band Rock-and-Roll Junkies with Steven, Patrick and Metty Vincent. For now, the band is a tribute to Motley Crue and has performed on several stages in the US, most notably in Los Angeles. This has brought him fame, but he is still most famously known as Vince Neil’s son.
Neil Jason Wharton Net worth, height, weight
Neil is a rock musician, but his career is not nearly as successful as his father’s, which eroded his wealth. Nevertheless, he has made a decent amount of money and according to sources, his net worth is around $1 million in early 2020.
Neil’s body measurements are unknown, as is his weight and height, but he has an athletic build. He has blond hair and dark brown eyes.
Neil Jason Wharton Personal life, marriage, wife, children
Neil Jason Wharton is a married man; his wife’s name is Jennifer Bonet. However, there is no exact information when the two got married, but on October 14, 2011, the couple welcomed a son, Trace Vincent Neil. In 2016, his daughter had health problems and the whole family started a fundraiser.
Neil Jason Wharton has contributed to several philanthropic organizations, including his father’s Skylar Neil Memorial Fund, which helps children battling various types of cancer, among other things.
He has given benefit concerts for various charities.
Neil Jason Wharton’s father, Vince Neil
Born Vincent Neil Wharton on February 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California, USA, of Mexican and Native American descent, he is the son of Clois ‘Odie’ Wharton and his wife Shirley. He faced many difficulties during his childhood such as moving a lot across the US, living in Inglewood, Watts and then Glendora where the family settled. He attended Sunflower Intermediate School and then enrolled at Royal Oak High School.
During his high school days, Vince took his first steps to become a professional musician, but was also interested in basketball, surfing, wrestling and football, among others.
Before Motley Crue, Vince was a member of the band Rock Candy for two years, after which he joined Motley Crue, with the help of his high school friends, Tommy Lee, the band’s drummer. From 1981 to 1992, Vince and Motley Crue became one of the most famous glam rock bands, releasing albums such as “Too Fast for Love” (1981), “Shout at the Devil” (1983), “Girls, Girls, Girls” (1987) , and “Dr. Feel good’ in 1989.
He left the band in 1992 and began his solo career, but reunited with Motley Crue in 1997, and the same year they released a new studio album, “Generation Swine”. Since then, the band has been working on new music and taking several breaks, but they are now active and on a new tour of the US. Their most recent studio release was the 2008 album “Saints of Los Angeles”.
Vince Neil’s Solo Career
Vince is also known for his solo projects; when he left Motley Crue in 1992, he began work on his debut solo album, “Exposed”, which was released on April 27, 1993.
The album was very well received by the public as it reached number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart. Two years later, Vince released his second album, “Carved in Stone”, which was his least successful work, as it only reached number 139 on the Billboard 200 chart. Despite this, he still had new ideas and in 2010 came out his last album entitled “Tattoos & Tequila”, which reached number 57 on the Billboard chart.
Vince Neil Net Worth and Personal Life
Vince is one of the most popular musicians today and his net worth is estimated at $60 million in early 2020.
Speaking of his personal life: he has been married and divorced four times; his first wife Beth Lynn married him in 1981, but the two divorced in 1985. In 1987, he married mud wrestler and fashion model, Sharise Ruddell. In 1993 the couple divorced but had a daughter Skylar, who sadly passed away in 1995. His third wife was playboy playmate Heidi Mark, whom he was married to for only 15 months, from 2000 to 2001. His fourth wife was Lia Gerardini, and the marriage lasted from 2005 to 2010.
Vince was involved in a car accident that ended Nicholas ‘Razzle’ Dingley’s life; Vince was driving and after the crash it was discovered that his blood alcohol level was 0.17. As punishment, he spent 15 days in jail and also had to pay $2.6 in restitution to the victims. He also received 200 hours of community service.
He has faced several other legal issues, including alleged fraud, battery and DUI charges.