Dave Matthews is a famous American musician, songwriter, owner of a record label. Dave Matthews is most renowned as the front man, guitarist, and vocalist for his own band, ‘Dave Matthews Band.’ Continue reading to find the net worth of Dave Matthews as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Dave Matthews was born as David John Matthews on 9th January 1967 in Johannesburg in South Africa. When Dave Matthews was two years, he and his family immigrated to the US. They settled in Westchester County, New York. Dave Matthews began learning how to play the guitar when he was nine years old.
In 1980, after Dave’s father passed away, the family relocated to Johannesburg. To avoid the South African draft, Dave Matthews went back to the US. Dave Matthews graduated from high school and St. Stithians College. Meanwhile, his mother became a permanent resident of Charlottesville, Virginia. After his education, Dave moved to Charlottesville, Virginia and began his career in acting and music.
Dave Matthews and Jennifer Ashley Harper are married. They have three children named August Oliver, Grace Anne, and Stella Busina.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Dave Matthews became friends with contemporary jazz musicians. Dave and his friends formed ‘The Dave Matthews Band’ in Charlottesville, Virginia (1991). After 2-years, the band released their first album, ‘Remember Two Things’ by Baga Rags Label. The RIAA certified Gold for this album after getting top ranking on College charts. Also, the band got to sign a contract with RCA. ‘The Dave Matthews Band’ released their first significant album, ‘Under the Table and Dreaming’ (1994). This album was certified platinum four times. Following, Dave Matthews released seven additional studio albums, 12 live albums with ‘The Dave Matthews Band.’
Since the 1990s, without any fail, The Dave Matthews Band toured every summer. In 2011, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds played four festival shows performing as Dave Matthews Band Caravan. In 2017, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds appeared on three shows on Mexico’s Rivera Maya beach.
The Dave Matthews Band performed ‘Labor Dave’ at ‘The Gorge’ in Washington State over Labor Day weekend. The band performed for three consecutive nights for their fans who camped at the location. The band played 63 songs that were unique. On the second day, the band performed ‘Cry Freedom’ for the first time on their 2016s tour.
Dave Matthews won a Grammy Award for his single ‘Gravedigger’ 2004 proving he is a successful solo artist.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the estimated net worth of Dave Matthews is $320 million. Most of his wealth comes from the albums released by the ‘Dave Matthews Band.’ Since 1990, this band has sold more than 50 million albums over the past 10-years. Dave Matthews is popular as the front man, vocalist, and guitarist of the band. The Dave Matthews Band has created music and toured over the past 25 years. The Dave Matthew Band thrives on tours to make humongous profits from each live concert.
During its tour, the band plays for over 1 million fans selling more than 11,230,696 tickets. The band is globally the most popular one earning over $500 million from touring. In addition to his profession as a vocalist and guitarist, Dave Matthews writes songs, produces records and acts. Dave Matthew is the largest landowner in Virginia and additional properties worldwide. His other source of income is from his own vineyards.
Dave Matthews earns well in his live tour concerts. In 1998, The Dave Matthews Band sold $200,000 of released albums on a regular basis. Dave Matthews Band Warehouse has about 1 million fans. These admirers annually pay $35 to get early access to live concert tickets.