Dave Matthews is a musician, singer-songwriter, and actor who has an estimated net worth of around $320 million. He is best known as the Dave Matthews Band’s songwriter, lead vocalist as well as its guitarist. Apart from the band, he has done several solo performances. Also, he has produced other records. Matthews has also played various roles in films and television series.
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Dave Matthews was born in 1967 on 9th January to John and Valerie Matthews as David John Matthews. His birthplace was Johannesburg, South Africa. He has three siblings and is the third born to his family. His father is a physicist.
At the age of two, Matthews’ family moved to Yorktown Heights, West Chester County, New York. Over there, his father began working for IBM.
His family left for Cambridge, England in 1974 and stayed for a year. They then returned to New York. In 1977, his father succumbed to his death after his battle with lung cancer. That same year, he and his father returned to Johannesburg.
He graduated from St. Stithians high school. He had to leave for New York to avoid serving in the South African military. Back in New York, he worked briefly for the 113 m. He then went to stay with his mother in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In 2001, Matthews married his longtime girlfriend, Ashley Harper.The following year, on 15th August, they welcomed two beautiful baby girls in the world. The twins were given the names Grace Anne and Stella Busina. They got a son in 2007 on 19th June.They named him August Oliver. The family lives in Seattle, Washington.
After the death of her sister, her two children moved to New York.He and her younger sister named Jane took responsibility of raising them.
At first, Dave wrote his first few songs. They included Recently, The song that Jane Likes and I’ll Back You Up. After that, he formed a band in 1991 called Dave Matthews Band. It consisted of Carter Beauford, Peter Griesar, Leroi Moore and Stefan Lessard, as well as Boyd Tinsley. Their first show as a band In 1991 on 14th March. The performance was held in Trax Nightclub, Charlottesville.
In 1993, Peter left the band. The following year, Matthews lost her sister Anne. She was murdered by her husband back in South Africa. In memory of her, Dave performed with Reynolds and dedicated the performance to her.It was performed in 1994 on 29th January at The Westlands in New York. Also, Dave’s band dedicated to her Under the Table and Dreaming released in 1995.
The band signed with RCA Records in 1994. Despite being a band member, he performed and released solo records.
In 2003, he sang a song on the second album of Blue Men Group titled The Complex. The track was named Sing-Along. He has two studio albums which are Some Devil and Imagine We Were of 2003 and 2005, respectively.
Together with Tim Reynolds, they have three live albums. Their names are Live at Luther College, Live at Radio City and Live in Las Vegas. In addition to that, Matthews has singles such as Gravedigger, Save Me, Oh and En Hee. Matthews also has a guest single called I’m Alive with Kenny Chesney.
He has also had various roles in acting. Daves has appeared in Just Say No, Because of Winn-Dixie, I Now Pronounce, You Chuck and Larry, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and Lake City. Also, in a movie such as Just Go With it, In The Woods and The Other Side.
Others include House as well as guest appearances which are on Saturday Night Live. Also, he is cast in a music documentary titled Before the Music Dies.
Awards & Achievements
Matthews has won two Grammy Awards, one as a Solo artist and the other with the band. The first one was in 1997 and the other one in 2005. Additionally, he has won three ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards.
Net Worth of Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews’ estimated net worth is around $320 million as of 2017-2018. His primary source of income is his singing career. Their album titled Under the Table and Dreaming became platinum four times. He and the band have several albums. The Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 50 million albums since 1990. He could be the largest owner in Virginia given the thousands of acres of that he owns. Dave has also made earnings from various acting roles that he had. Also, from his career as a solo artist.
Dave Matthews is an award-winning singer. In addition to that, he is an actor and a songwriter. He is best known for founding the band known as Dave Matthews Band. He has also done solo performances, and his single Gravedigger earned him a Grammy award. Also, he has had acting roles.