Neil Jason Wharton became famous because his dad, Vince Neil, is the singer of a famous heavy metal band called Mötley Crüe. Like many kids of musicians, Wharton also became a musician and leads his own band called Rock N Roll Junkies.
Neil Jason Wharton Wiki/Bio
Neil Jason Wharton was born on October 3, 1978, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Wharton's dad is Vince Neil, the lead singer of Mötley Crüe, and his mother is Tami Jones.
Wharton has a half-sister named Elizabeth Ashley Wharton, and her mom is Beth Lynn. He also had another half-sister named Skylar, who sadly passed away from cancer.
Neil is American and has a mix of American and Mexican heritage. When he was young, people didn't know much about him because he stayed out of the public eye.
Wharton went to a private school in his hometown for elementary and high school. Later, he went to a local college and earned a bachelor's degree in hotel management. However, Neil hasn't shared the name of his school with the public.
How Rich is Neil Jason Wharton?
Neil Jason Wharton has made a good amount of money through his successful career. His estimated net worth is around $5 million.
Wharton earned this wealth primarily from his role as the lead singer of Rock-N-Roll Junkies. Being the frontman of the band was quite profitable for Neil.
Moreover, Neil's father, Vince Neil, has an impressive net worth of $50 million. Besides his substantial wealth, Vince has a passion for cars and owns several supercars.
Neil Jason Wharton's Career: Following His Father's Footsteps
After finishing school, Neil Jason Wharton worked at the front desk of Harrah's Casinos in Laughlin, Nevada, for a while. However, his true passion was always rock music, which he had been interested in since he was young.
Today, Wharton is the lead singer of his own band called Rock ‘n’ Roll Junkkies. The band consists of talented members, including Steven Talbott on guitar, Matty Vincent on bass, and Patrick Labuda on drums.
The group has performed at various venues across the United States. In 2005, they even played at the Crue Fest in Los Angeles and Cleveland, an event dedicated to supporting the Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation.
In addition to his singing talent, Neil also enjoys playing the guitar and bass.
Neil Jason Wharton's Band's Charitable Performance for Aurora Theater Shooting Victims
In 2012, a devastating tragedy unfolded when twelve lives were lost in the Aurora theater shooting. In response, Rock-And-Roll Junkies, in collaboration with seven other local bands, organized a benefit concert at the Grizzly Rock in Lakewood. The purpose of this event was to raise funds to support the families affected by this terrible incident.
Among the victims was Rebecca Wingo, a close friend of Neil Jason Wharton's wife. Rebecca was a single mother of two adorable daughters, aged five and nine at the time.
Wharton shared with CBS Denver, "Every dollar we raise, every bit of profit we generate, goes directly to the families of the victims. It's the least we can do." This charitable event was named "Rockfest for Aurora" in honor of the city and its resilience in the face of tragedy.
How Neil Jason Wharton's Parent's Relationship
Neil Jason Wharton's parents, Tami Jones and Vince Neil, first met when they were in high school. While there are no official records of their first encounter, Wharton shared the story during an interview with Ozmail.
According to Wharton, in 1978, his dad Vince was part of a band called Rockandi. Both Tami and Vince were students at the same school. Their paths crossed when Vince had an accident while skateboarding at the pipeline in Glendora, where he broke his leg.
Temi noticed him and came to help. Neil mentioned, "She wanted to help him with his books, and he smiled at her. That's what caught her eye." After this meeting, a connection formed between them. They started dating soon after and even had their first child in the same year they met.
Shortly after the birth of their child, Vince and Tami decided to go their separate ways. According to Neil, they dated for about a year and a half or two years before splitting up. Initially, Neil lived with both of his parents.
However, because of his dad's busy schedule, Neil eventually began living with his mother.