Saul Hudson, more commonly known as the musician Slash, was born on July 23, 1965 in England and has a net worth of $32 million. Slash is best known for being the former lead guitarist of the band Guns N' Roses, whom he played with from 1985 until 1996. Afterwards, Slash co-founded Velvet Revolver with former band mates, and is set to release a solo album in 2010. In August of 2009, Time Magazine named Slash #2 on their list of the top 10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All Time.
Slash was exposed to music at an early age, with his mother designing costumes for David Bowie and his father creating album covers for musicians such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. He moved from England to Los Angeles at an early age, and took music lessons as a child. In 1983 he formed a Motorhead tribute band, which broke up in 1984 and Slash went to another band called Black Sheep, which played with a popular band Hollywood Rose. In 1984, Slash met Axl Rose and the two quickly became friends. A few months later Slash and Axl Rose teamed up with Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin to form the band Guns N' Roses. Between 1985 and 86 the band had several hits, and their album Appetite for Destruction sold over 28 million copies. In 1988, Guns N' Roses had their first #1 hit, "Sweet Child of Mine." After the band broke up in 1988, Slash began focusing on his solo career, as well as studio work for many successful artists, including Michael Jackson and Quentin Tarantio's soundtrack to Jackie Brown.
In 2004 after reuniting with Stradlin, McKagan, and Matt Sorum, the Velvet Revolver released their first album "Contraband." Slash continued to play with other artists in the studio and on tracks, and in 2009 he performed his first solo tour with many well known musicians throughout the rock scene.