If you are fond of music, then you must have heard the name of famous guitarist and singer David Scott Mustaine. Not only he is a guitarist but he also writer’s songs and has worked as an actor and author both. Till now, he is known as one of the best co-founder, guitarist of the American band Megadeth. He is also the original guitarist of American band Metallica for which he is known among the various people worldwide. He earns a lot of money with his songs and acting, and that’s why you may want to know about the net worth of Dave Mustaine in 2018. For knowing his net worth, you can read in this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 13th September in the year 1961 in La Mesa, California. His father and mother were Emily and John Mustaine. His mother was German while his father was Canadian, Irish, French and Finnish also. His first music band was Panic in which he was a guitarist. Not only he became a famous guitarist among people, but he also came on 19th number in the 100 greatest heavy metal guitarists of all time in the year 2004. He was also named as number one player in Joel Mclver’s Book, ‘The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.’
In the year 1991, he got married Pamela Anne Casselberry, and both of them had two children named Justin David Mustaine and Electra Nicole Mustaine. Both of his children are pursuing a musical career as his son plays guitar and also appeared in theatrical performances. Mustaine also has got a spine problem which was caused to him because of the headbanging.
He is a Christian, and he feels that gay marriage should be considered legal because he strictly follows Bible rules. He has also made various comments on both American and international politics. He has also appeared for various interviews for imparting his political views. He also holds black belts in taekwondo and ukidokan Karate.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
He was named as Goodwill Ambassador of the World by the World Taekwondo Federation in the year 2007. He has appeared in many television shows in which he has told about his political views and government of the country. He was also known to the people because of his outspoken nature related to politics. In the year 2010, he came in support of Republican figures and positions. He criticized various Democratic Party politicians like Barrack Obama.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Dave Mustaine is $25 million which he has earned from his singing, guitarist profession, acting, and writing. He is ranked as one of the best guitarists of all time and the year 2012; he was ranked as the 12th greatest guitarist of all time by Guitar World Magazine. Not only he has earned money with his guitar talent, but he has also managed to earn fame and name and has gained a lot of popularity among various parts of different countries on the globe.
He gained popularity among people because of his way of using the guitar to create metal music with great awesomeness. He used to believe that John Kerry can ruin the country and that’s why he didn’t want him to be in any position. He had various unsuccessful auditions also, but he didn’t give away hope. He was selected by Megadeth band, but he left this band within one week and formed his band Slayer. He released his first music album in the year 1985 and from that time he has been releasing his talent in front of the people.