Born and raised in Connecticut, Grammy-award winning musician John Mayer has a net worth estimated at $40 million. Mayer's passion for music started in childhood, and by the time he was in high school he was already performing guitar in bars and local music venues. After dropping out of college and moving to Atlanta, Mayer formed LoFi Masters with friend, fellow musician Clay Cook. When the duo split, Mayer launched his solo career with the independently released EP Inside Wants Out. Mayer was subsequently signed and to date, has released four studio albums: Room for Squares (certified four times platinum by the RIAA), Heavier Things(topped the US Billboard 200 and has a double platinum certification), Continuum (certified double platinum, soared to the number two position on the US charts), and Battle Studies (peaked at number one on the Billboard 200).
Along with musicians Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan, Mayer formed the John Mayer Trio, which has released one live album to date. Side projects of Mayer's include designing for products such as guitars, apparel and sneakers, writing a column for Esquire magazine, and a television variety show in the works. Mayer has collaborated with musicians such as B.B. King, Kanye West, Eric Clapton, and The Dixie Chicks. Mayer has a heavy online presence, with over three-million followers on the micro-blogging social network Twitter.