John Petrucci or in other words, one of the most influencing cultural icons of all time is not just a guitarist, but also a producer and composer. If you love music, then you must be aware of this legend from the band, “Dream Theatre”. He is one of the founding members of the band. Today, we will be discussing the total net worth of John Petrucci in 2018 in this article.
Early Life and Biography
Born in the year 1967, John Petrucci grew up in an Italian American family. He spent most of his childhood in New York. John was just 8 when he first started learning the guitar. He paused playing it for a while and again started learning it when he turned 12.
He used to practice 6 hours every day which helped him become the player he is today. He soon found immense passion in playing the instrument and was largely influenced by popular bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC. He developed a liking towards progressive rock music as he grew up. Some of his favorite bands around that time were Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Rush.
Later his friend and also one of the founding members of the band, Dream Theatre, Kevin Moore asked to join the band. In their early days, they used to cover songs by famous bands.
John Petrucci is married to Rena Sands. They tied the knot in the year 1993. His wife is also the lead guitarist of a female metal band. Both of them have three children together.
Career, Awards and Achievements
Petrucci’s career started with the band Dream Theatre. His career escalated with the band’s popularity. Apart from the band, John is also associated with Liquid Tension Experiment as well. He has appeared as a guest for a number of records by other popular artists. Petrucci over the years after obtaining great knowledge in the music industry even came up with a guitar instructional video programme. Petrucci has also written a book called, “Guitar World presents John Petrucci’s Wild Stringdom”. This book was a result of him writing for the popular Guitar World magazine.
In the year, 2001 John was invited by famous guitarists like Joe Satriani to tour with him. This tour inspired John to come up with a solo album. His first solo album, the “Suspended Animation” released in the year 2005. His guitar tours with Joe continued in the year 2005, 2006, and even 2007. He also wrote and recorded a popular song for a game named Sega Saturn.
All the tracks in the album are just 2 minutes long. Again in the year 2012, he was invited by Joe to be part of the G3 tour. This ventured is supposed to continue for the year 2018 as well. John has been named one of the “Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time” by the famous Guitar magazine.
Net Worth and Earnings
John Petrucci has a total net worth of $10 million. A big chunk of his earnings is because of his involvement with the world famous band, “Dream Theatre”. His world tours with Joe have also contributed to his total earnings. A composer, writer, and guitarist, he also made money out of writing for other singers.
John Petrucci is a well-known guitarist is by readers’ poll once been ranked as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His venture with Dream Theatre has produced some great songs.