Dave Mustaine is a songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist; he has a net worth of $20 million. Dave Mustaine has earned his net worth with the American thrash metal band Megadeth, and he was also the first lead guitarist and co-songwriter of Metallica until 1983. Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists ranked him as number 1 in 2009, and he was also ranked eighty-ninth by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time. He is also the manager for the Canadian band "Baptized in Blood". Born in La Mesa, California, he recently released his autobiography in the US, titled "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir".