Tom Kaulitz - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 7, 2020

Tom Kaulitz
Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer
Best Known For: Tokio Hotel
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $25 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 1, 1989 (age 32)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Tom Kaulitz-Trumper
Birth Place: Leipzig, Germany
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Jorg Kaulitz
Mother's Name: Simone Kaulitz
Siblings: 1

Bill Kaulitz (Twin brother)

High School: Elector Joachim Friedrich High School
Ethnicity: German
Nationality: German

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Heidi Klum
Ex-Spouse:

Ria Sommerfeld (19 Jun 2015 - Aug 2018)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.86 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 87 kg (191.80 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 11 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Tom Kaulitz?

Tom Kaulitz is a guitarist, songwriter, producer by profession and German by nationality. He is best known as a guitarist of the rock band Tokio Hotel, which he formed with his twin brother Bill Kaulitz, bassist Georg Listing, and drummer Gustav Schafer. 

In February 2019 he married supermodel Heidi Klum, after getting engaged in December 2018.

Tom Kaulitz – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Tom Kaulitz’s birth took place on September 1, 1989, in Leipzig, Germany. He was born as Tom Kaulitz-Trumper to father Jorg Kaulitz and mother Simone Kaulitz. He is not the only child of his parents and has an identical twin brother -  Bill Kaulitz, who is 10 minutes younger than him.

Their parents divorced when he was 7 years old. His mother went on to marry Gordon Trumper on 1 August 2009, after 12 years of dating. Gordon is a guitarist German rock band Fatun and a heavy influence on the lives of Kaulitz twins.

young Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Elector Joachim Friedrich High School. His ethnicity is German.

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Tom Kaulitz – Career

Early Career

When Tom Kaulitz was 7 years old, he started writing music and started learning to play guitar. His mother’s then-boyfriend Gordon Trumper noticed his passion for music and his brother Bill Kaulitz’s inclination to singing.

So Gordon helped the boys start their own bands and they began performing in Magdeburg at the age of 10. Eventually, when the Kaulitz twins were 12, they met Georg Listing and Gustav Schafer and formed a named Devilish, which was later renamed to Tokio Hotel.

But the band did not gain success except for an appearance in small-time German news program between late 20002 and early 2003. Tom Kaulitz’s twin brother then auditioned for Star Search, a reality TV show, which gained them initial recognition.

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Albums, Singles

Tom Kaulitz and his band members signed into Universal Music Group's Interscope Records in 2005. Their debut LP Schrei was released the same year and the album’s single Durch den Monsun reached number 1 in Germany.

Already a household name, Tokio Hotel released their second album Zimmer 483 in February 2007. Their first English album Scream, which contained re-recorded songs was released in mid-2007 in Europe and mid-2008 in the Western countries, which gained them international attention.

This was followed by the release of albums Humanoid (October 2009), Kings of Suburbia (214), Dream Machine (2017). Tom Kaulitz and the band have also released compilation albums Best Of TH (2010), Darkside of the Sun (2011). Moreover, as of 2019, they have released 2 live albums, 3 EPs, and has had around 7 tours.

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Tom Kaulitz (Getty Images)

Tom Kaulitz – Stalking

In the late 2008 and early 2009, several women stalked the band relentlessly. They even stalked Tom Kaulitz to his parents' home in Germany and attacked his mother when she questioned them.

Again in 2009, the stalking incident ended in Tom Kaulitz hitting one of the stalkers at a gas station and driving off. The stalking girl charged him for assault and he, in turn, filed a complaint against the girl on grounds of stalking. The charges against Kaulitz was lifted in December 2009.

So in 2010, the  Kaulitz twins moved to Los Angeles and also have a home in Hamburg.

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Tom Kaulitz – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Kaulitz dated Ria Sommerfeld, an English model and married his girlfriend on June 19, 2015. But just little over a year later, they filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. They did not have any children together and their divorce was finalized in August 2018.

He went on to date supermodel Heidi Klum in February 2018 and got engaged to her on 24 December 2018. It was revealed in July 2019 that the couple had a secret wedding in February 2019 but has yet to share the details of their wedding.

Tom Kaulitz, Heidi Klum in 2019 (Harper's Bazaar)

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Tom Kaulitz – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be $25 million while his salary has not been officially estimated.

Tom Kaulitz – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Kaulitz does not own personal social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

However, he is active with the band’s accounts on social media and on YouTube, they have over 720k subscribers. The band also own an official website -  tokiohotel.com.

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