Dave Matthews Net Worth
Dave Matthews net worth: Dave Matthews is a singer, songwriter, actor and producer who has a net worth of $300 million. Dave Matthews is best known as the front man, vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1967, Dave Matthews and his family immigrated to the United States when he was just two years old settling in Westchester County, New York. They moved back Johannesburg in 1980 following the death Matthews's father. To avoid the South African draft, Matthews returned to the States upon his high school graduation from St. Stithians College and moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where his mother had taken up residency. In Charlottesville, Matthews took up acting and music. He had learned how to play guitar at the age of nine but haven't ever performed publicly before. After befriending fellow local jazz musicians, Dave was encouraged to form The Dave Matthews Band in 1991. Their first official album "Remember Two Things" was released two years later on the independent label Bama Rags. The album was certified gold by the RIAA after achieving the highest independent entry on College charts and garnered them a contract with RCA. They released their first major-label album "Under the Table and Dreaming" in late 1994 and saw it go platinum four times. Dave Matthews would go on to record seven more studio albums and twelve live albums with The Dave Matthews Band. He also also pursued an acting career and has found success as a solo artist, earning a Grammy for his single "Gravedigger" in 2004. Dave Matthews owns thousands of acres of property around the world, enough to make him the largest land owner in Virginia. Dave Matthews Band is the most successful touring musical act of the last 10 years. The band grossed $800 million between 1990 and 2014. Today the figure is likely well over $1 billion. They tour non stop and have sold over 50 million albums since 1990. In an average year Dave typically earns $10 – 20 million from touring, merchandise and royalties.
Land Ownership: Dave Matthews is one of the largest private land owners in the state of Virginia. He owns hundreds, potentially thousands of acres in Virginia, primarily around Charlottesville. He has also worked with local governments to acquire many acres what has become public land. Since 1999 he has owned an 18th century farm called Blenheim which he transformed into Blenheim Vineyards. Today Blenheim produces 5,500 cases of wine per year.
Dave has been married to Ashley Harper since 1994 and together they have three children. They have lived in a modest home in Seattle since 2001. Today the house is worth less than $1 million.
|Net Worth:||$300 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 9, 1967 (52 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.89 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|