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Theodore Anthony Nugent is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and activist. He is best known as the lead guitarist of band “the Amboy Dukes”. As of 2018, Ted Nugent net worth is estimated to be more than $20 million.
Ted was born on December 13, 1948 in Redford, Michigan as the third of four siblings to Marion Dorothy and Warren Henry Nugent. He attended William Fremd High School and then transferred after his freshman year to St. Viator High School.
Nugent is best known as the lead guitarist of “the Ambuy Dukes” a band which was formed in 1963. The band first started performing on a teen dance club outside of Chicago in Illinois. The band released some of the popular songs like Stranglehod, Cat Scratch Fever, Wanto Tanto and Great White Buffalo. Some of his songs are still played today on classic rock radio stations.
Nugent who gained fame using Fender amps and for playing the hollow body Gibson Byrdland guitar has sold more than 30 million records on his musical career. In 1975, he parted ways with the Amby Dukes and started his solo career. He signed with Epic Records and released popular albums like Ted Nugent, Free-for-all, Cat Scratch Fever.
Ted also starred in reality shows as Spirit of the Wild. In 2003, he was the host of VH1 reality television show called Surviving Nugent. The success of the show produced a four-part miniseries in 2004 called Surviving Nugent: The Ted Commandments. Other than that, he is also a board member of the national Rifle Association and a strong supporter of the Republican Party.
Regarding his personal life, Ted is married twice and has six children with four women. Before his first marriage in 1960, he fathered a boy named Ted and a girl. He was firs married to Sandra Jezowski from 1970 to 1979. Together, they had two children, a son named Theodore Tobias and a daughter named Sasha Nugent. Sasha died in a car accident in 1982. His second marriage came in 1989 with Shemane Deziel. Together they have one son named Rocco Winchester Nugent.