|Birth Name||Bret Michael Sychak|
|Birth place||Butler, Pennsylvania|
|Siblings||Michelle Sychak, Nicole Sychak|
|Net Worth||$16 million|
Bret Michael Sychak is an American musician, singer-songwriter, producer, and actor who goes by the stage name Bret Michaels.
He rose to prominence as the lead singer of Poison's rock band, selling over 45 million records worldwide and 15 million in the States alone.
The band has also recorded ten tracks in the Billboard Hot 100's Top 40, including six Top 10 hits and one number one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."
Career & Net Worth
Bret Michaels was always interested in music, and by the time he was a teenager, he was already an expert at playing the guitar. Michaels established a band with Rikki Rockett on drums, Bobby Dall on bass, and David Besselman on guitar, with Besselman serving as the creative power.
Poison rose to prominence as one of the world's best glam metal bands in the 1980s and early 1990s. They published seven studio albums, four live albums, and eight compilation albums, with some of them receiving multi-Platinum certification.
Despite the band's popularity, there was rising tension between Michaels and DeVille, which was blamed on mutual drug usage. DeVille quit the band after a highly publicized brawl with Michaels and was replaced by Richie Kotzen, a guitarist. In 1998, DeVille rejoined the band. Since then, Michaels has split his time between the band and his solo career.
Michaels debuted as a solo artist in 1998. His debut record, 'A Letter from Death Row,' was written, directed, and starred in, and served as a soundtrack for the film of the same name.
Between July 2007 and April 2009, Bret Michaels featured in the reality TV series 'Rock of Love with Bret Michaels.' After that, he appeared in 'Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It' and 'The Celebrity Apprentice 3.'
Talking about his net worth, Michaels has accumulated around $16 million.
Married, Wife, Children
Bret has never been married. However, he was on the verge of becoming a husband once.
He and his long-time girlfriend, Kristi Gibson, were engaged to be married.
In 1996, the singer began dating actress and model Kristi Gibson. As they became parents to a girl called Raine Michaels (born in 2000), their bond blossomed.
Bret and his partner had their second daughter, Jorja Bleu Michaels (born on May 5, 2005), five years after having Raine.
Michaels proposed to Gibson during the production of his show 'Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It' in 2010, and the couple got engaged in 2011.
Sadly, the pair didn't go through with their relationship.
Bret had tried his luck in love with other individuals after his unsuccessful romance with Kristi. He famously dated singer Susie Hatton and actress Pamela Anderson but his relationships did not work out.
Around 2008, he dated actress Ambre Lake. However, due to the pair's busy work schedules, the romance could not survive.
Bio: Parents & Siblings
Bret Michaels, the son of Wally and Marjorie Sychak, was born on March 15, 1963, in Butler, Pennsylvania.
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He was raised in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, with his two sisters, Michelle and Nicole.
He is of Carpatho-Rusyn (from his paternal grandpa), Irish, English, German, and Swiss descent, making him a perfect example of the American variety.
He became critically ill when he was six years old and had to spend three weeks in the hospital. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
Body Measurements: Height & Weight
Bret Michaels has a height of 5 feet 10 inches which is 1.78 m, and weighs around 75 kgs which is 165 lbs.