Tom Kaulitz net worth in 2023 Career & Relationship

Estimated value: €20 million
Age: 32
Born: 09/01/1989
Country of origin: Germany
Source of Wealth: Musician
Last updated: 2021

Short introduction

Tom Kaulitz is the guitarist in the band Tokio Hotel and achieved world fame alongside his twin brother Tom. The band became known in 2005 with their debut single “Durch den Monsun”. The associated debut album “Schrei” reached the top of the charts in both Germany and Austria. But the band around Tom and Bill Kaulitz not only became famous in German-speaking countries, but also achieved international success. In Canada they climbed to number 6 in the album charts with their album “Scream” and in the USA they reached number 36.
In recent months, Tom Kaulitz has made headlines above all with his relationship with German model Heidi Klum, with whom he has also been married since August 2019.

early life

Tom Kaulitz was born on September 1st, 1989 in Leipzig. By the way, his full, real name is Tom Kaulitz-Trümper. Tom has an identical brother, Bill, who is probably best known as the singer of the band Tokio Band. Tom was born 10 minutes before his twin brother Bill. Tom and Bill’s parents are the painter Simone Charlotte Kaulitz and Jörg W., who worked as a truck driver. When Tom was six his parents separated and three years later Tom moved to Magdeburg with his brother Bill and his mother. There they lived with their mother’s new partner, the musician Gordon Trümper.

The two brothers discovered their love for music early on and started writing their own songs at the age of seven. Their stepfather, Gordon Trümper, recognized the brothers’ musical talent and gave them a helping hand at the start of their careers. This is how the twins Tom and Bill got their first appearances in the Magdeburg area.


After Tom and Bill Kaulitz had appeared at private parties and smaller regional events in their childhood, they met Georg Listing and Gustav Schäfer in 2001, at the age of 12. Together with them they founded the band “Devilish” and tried to make the big breakthrough. The newly formed band appeared in talent shows and performed as often as possible. But commercial success did not materialize. It was only after Tom’s brother Bill took part in the “Star Search” talent show in 2003 that a music producer became aware of the four boys. The band Devilish was eventually signed to Sony BMG Music Entertainment and began producing their first album. However, shortly before the release of this album, Sony terminated the contract with the band.

Fortunately, the young quartet found a job with the Universal Group in 2005. They started out under the name “Tokio Hotel” and released their debut single “Durch den Mosun” in the same year, which made it to the top of the charts in both Germany and Austria. The band’s debut album, released in September 2005, also reached number 1 in the charts.

Overnight, Tom Kaulitz and his bandmates became stars and were adored by countless teenagers. Four more albums and international popularity followed. Tom Kauliz now lives in Los Angeles.

Career highlights

Tom Kaulitz’s first career highlight is certainly the success of his debut single and debut album in 2005. The band’s album sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. The international success of the band Tokio Hotel is not a matter of course for a German-speaking band.

Another career highlight is certainly Tom Kaulitz’s participation in the successful television format “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” as a juror in 2013.

Famous quotes

“When I look at Bill, I know right away how he thinks. I can feel if he’s having problems, even when I’m not with him.”
This quote shows the close relationship between the twins Tom and Bill Kaulitz.

tips for success

Tom Kaulitz has always remained himself and tries not to be influenced by the opinions of others or the media.

Estimated value: €20 million