NSYNC member Lance Bass says he made 'far more' cash after the boy band break up up: 'We had been well-known, not wealthy'

  • Lance Bass stated in an interview that he wasn’t rich whereas in NSYNC, regardless of the band’s success.
  • “I made far more cash after NSYNC than I did throughout NSYNC,” he stated. 
  • After NSYNC, Bass launched an autobiography, grew to become a startup investor, and had two youngsters.

Lance Bass might have been well-known on the peak of NSYNC’s fame, however so far as cash goes, the previous boy band member was removed from rich. 

Throughout an look on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Present” on Wednesday, Bass opened up about his experiences whereas performing with Justin Timberlake and co.

“Nicely, the worst factor is individuals pondering that we had been wealthy, as a result of we weren’t,” Bass stated, including that “we had been well-known, however we weren’t wealthy. Yeah, I made far more cash after NSYNC than I did throughout NSYNC.”

Bass chalked up the boy band’s monetary scenario to former NSYNC supervisor Lou Pearlman, who mishandled the band’s funds and was later sued by members of assorted bands, together with the Backstreet Boys.

Pearlman additionally swindled 1,700 victims out of $300 million in a Ponzi scheme and was sentenced to jail earlier than passing away in 2016. 

“He actually took a majority of all of our stuff — and the file label, too,” Bass added. 

Regardless of that, Bass had some fond reminiscences of his time within the band.


“To do this with these guys, it was unimaginable,” he stated. “It clearly modified my life, led me to so many issues I wished to do in life. Moments like performing with Aerosmith. The Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present,” he stated.

Since NSYNC’s final studio album, “Celeb,” in 2001, Bass has carved out his personal path professionally and personally. He got here out in 2006, launched the autobiography “Out of Sync: A Memoir” in 2007, and appeared in movies like Wes Craven’s Cursed” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.” He additionally grew to become a startup investor, placing cash into corporations like Therabody and buying the West Hollywood bar Rocco’s.

In October 2021, he and his accomplice Michael Turchin welcomed son Alexander and daughter Violet through surrogate. 

Figuring out what he is aware of now, Bass has some alternative phrases for individuals trying to enter the music enterprise.  

“I believe a very powerful factor for brand spanking new artists in the present day is to take a enterprise class,” Bass instructed Insider in 2021.”The most important mistake artists could make is being like, ‘Nicely, I am only a true artist.’ Nicely, no, then you do not must be on this enterprise.”