Steve Vai is a famous American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer and producer. In 1983, Steve Vai began his career as a successful solo artist releasing eight solo albums and won 3 Grammy Awards. Continue reading to find the net worth of Steve Vai as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Steve Vai was born as Steven Siro Vai on 6th June 1960 in Carle Place in New York in the US. Steve grew up in Carle Place in New York. As a teenager, he was inspired by Jimmi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Alice Cooper. During high school, Steve Vai took six-string guitar lessons, Joe Satriani. Both Steve and Joe have attended the same high school. Later, both set the standards for rock guitar in the 1980s.
Steve Vai and Pia Maiocco are married. They have two children named Fire and Julian.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Steve Vai performed in several local bands and learned how to play the guitar very rapidly. By the time Steve was 18 years old, he had studied at the famous Berklee School of Music in Boston. While a student, Steve Vai recorded several works of Frank Zappa compositions for guitar. Steve sent a transcription called ‘Black Page’ to Frank Zappa who invited Steve Vai to join his band. After that, Steve Vai toured with Frank Zappa who nicknamed him as ‘Stunt Guitarist’ and ‘Little Italian Virtuoso.’ Steve Vai recorded and toured with Zappa’s band from 1980 to 1982.
Steve Vai recorded and toured with Public Image Ltd with Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Steve regularly toured as a member of G3 Concert Tour since 1955. In 1999, Steve Vai began his own record label called ‘Favoured Nations.’ He started this label for all successful artists who perform their best in their chosen instruments.
On 3rd March 2011, the online education division of Berklee College of Music in Boston along with Steve Vai made Guinness World Record for world’s most significant online guitar lesson. This was the first of its kind that was held at streaming media platform namely ‘Livestream Studios’ in the New York City. The platform helped thousands of guitarists to come under the same site.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the net worth of Steve Vai is $16 million. Most of Steve Vai’s fortune and fame comes from the albums he has successfully released. Over the years, Steve Vai has released albums and performed live in tours with Frank Zappa and others. Steve Vai has successfully released eight solo albums of which three won him the Grammy Awards. Steve Vai has created the record label ‘Favoured Nations’ with the intention of inspiring upcoming artists who excel in their instruments. As per assets of Steve Vai dated 2015, shows the value of his Hollywood home and studio on sale was $1,500,000. In 2009, Steve Vai earned $50,000 from the sales of his record album ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ fetched him Gold certificate by RIAA
Steve Vai and Berklee College of Music in Boston together provide online guitar lessons. This site is available as the streaming media platform called ‘Livestream Studios’, New York City. It brings together all like-minded rock guitarists together.