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Dave Matthews Net Worth

Dave Matthews Net Worth is
$250 Million

Dave Matthews Biography

David John Matthews, simply known as Dave Matthews, is a famous American musician, singer, record producer, as well as an actor. To the majority of people, Dave Matthews is perhaps best known as the lead singer of the popular rock band called “Dave Matthews Band”, often shortened as DMB. The band features Matthews, who sings and plays an acoustic guitar, a bassist Stefan Lessard, violinist Boyd Tinsley, a former saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who since his fatal accident in 2008 has been replaced by Jeff Coffin, and a drummer Carter Beauford. The “Dave Matthews Band” was formed in 1991 and ever since then has enjoyed success among its audience. Known for their worldwide tours and elaborate lighting shows, the “Dave Matthews Band” debuted in the music industry with their first studio album called “Under the Table and Dreaming”, which was released to highly positive reviews from both the critics and the audience.

Dave Matthews Net Worth $250 Million

Ever since then, the band has come out with seven more studio works, one of which, namely “Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King” was the first album to be released after Moore’s death. DMB’s seventh studio work did exceptionally well on the market, as it debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than 424 000 copies during its first week. Considered to be the band’s best album to date, “Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King” sold more than a million copies in the United States alone and received not only a Platinum certification but two nominations for Grammy Awards.

A famous musician, how rich is Dave Matthews? According to sources, Dave Matthews’ net worth is estimated to be an impressive $250 million. Needless to say, most of Dave Matthews’ net worth and wealth comes from his singing career.

Dave Matthews was born in 1967, in Transvaal, South Africa, but when he was two years old his family moved out to the United States, more particularly, to New York. During his teenage life, Matthews travelled a lot between New York and England before finally settling down in New York City. Matthews’ life was filled with many losses and tragedies that would later inspire several songs that he wrote for the “Dave Matthews Band”. Matthews lost his father in 1977 due to lung cancer, and almost two decades later experienced the loss of his sister who was murdered in 1994 by her husband. That same year, “Dave Matthews Band” released their debut album “Under the Table and Dreaming”, which was dedicated to Matthews’ deceased sister.

Even though Dave Matthews is best known as a musician, prior to his big breakthrough he was also an actor who mainly made appearances in theatre. As his acting career progressed, Dave Matthews starred in Adam Sandler’s “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”, “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan”, “Just Go with It” with Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman and Brooklyn Decker, as well as “Lake City” and “In the Woods”.

A popular singer and actor, Dave Matthews has an estimated net worth of $250 million.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDave Matthews Band
Net Worth$250 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 9, 1967
DiedLeRoi Moore
Place Of BirthJohannesburg, South Africa
Height1.89 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, musician, record producer, actor
EducationSt Stithians College
NationalityAmerican
SpouseJennifer Ashley Harper (m. 2000)
ChildrenGrace Anne Matthews, Stella Busina Matthews, August Oliver Matthews
ParentsJohn Matthews, Valerie Matthews, Ants Marching, Lie in Our Graves, Jimi Thing
SiblingsJane Matthews, Peter Matthews, Anne Matthews
Nicknamesdmb , Matthews, Dave, Band
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/davematthewsband
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/davematthewsbnd
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/davematthewsband
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/davematthewsband
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=182446
AwardsGrammy Awards: Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group (1997), for Best Male Rock; ASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsVocal Performance (2004)
Music Groups“Dave Matthews Band” (1991)
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Group, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Group, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, Billboard Music Award for Catalog Artist of the Year, Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico, London, United Kingdom, Crash into Me, Ants Marching, Where Are You Going
Movies“I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”, “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan”, “Just Go with It”, “Lake City”, “In the Woods”


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In 2000 he co-founded his own record label, ATO Records.
2On June 19 2007, son, August Oliver Matthews, was born at home.
3In fall of 2004, he participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
4His father, John, a non-smoker, died of lung cancer when Dave was 10 years old.
5In 1993 his eldest sister, Anne, died in a domestic tragedy at her home in South Africa. The DMB album "Under the Table and Dreaming" is dedicated to her. Anne is survived by her two children.
6Attended and graduated from St. Stithians College, a private all-boys school in Johannesbrug, South Africa.
7Came to America at the age of 18 and began working as a bartender in a jazz club in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is where he heard the artists play that later became part of his band.
8His wife gave birth to twin girls, Grace Anne and Stella Busina, in Seattle. [August 2001]
9Most common topics of his songs: women, drugs, live life to fullest, political messages
10Proposed to the same woman (Julia Grey) three different times, each time being told "no"
11He broke two ribs in 1999 after an accident while performing a grape-catching trick; he tripped over a guitar case and landed on the arm of a chair.
12He was in several plays in 1990-1991 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
13His father worked for IBM.
14Has two sisters (Anne and Jane) and a brother (Peter).
15Started and is the lead singer for the Dave Matthews Band.
16Has appeared on VH1 Storytellers (1996) with guitarist/friend Tim Reynolds.
17His band has had three Grammy nominated albums: "Under the Table and Dreaming," "Before these Crowded Streets," and "Big Whiskey and Grug Grux King". The band also won a Grammy in 1997 for their Rock song "So Much To Say.".


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Percussive guitar


Quotes

#Quote
1I hope it isn't entirely my songwriting but it may be. We've had a few songs that have done well on the radio but my songs don't 'test' very well when they test markets, so I guess that's what's happened. My songs are like a three-legged dog - you have to get to know them to have any love for them.
2We just enjoy ourselves and I think the tightness comes from just knowing each other. No two takes in the studio ever sound the same either, when we're in there, so it's sort of the same thing. No two nights repeat themselves too much.
3A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other... maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever.
4Good music is good music, and everything else can go to hell.
5I go back to South Africa at least once a year, sometimes twice, and usually for a month. And probably, I'm guessing, I'll spend more time back there as I get older. South Africa gives me a perspective of what's real and what's not real. So I go back to South Africa to both lose myself and gain awareness of myself. Every time I go back, it doesn't take long for me to get caught into a very different thing. A very different sense of myself. It's a melting pot, southern Africa. You find these cultural collisions that result in art and music, and it's pretty amazing.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Vocal Performance - MaleFor the song "Gravedigger."
2003ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Song from a Motion PictureMr. Deeds (2002)


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Community2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office2008-2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cold Case2006-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Saturday Night Live2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dzi Croquettes2009Documentary writer: "Transmorgrapfication"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II2009Video writer: "Ants Marching"
Rage2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bionic Woman2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Kingdom2007writer: "Stay Wasting Time" - as David J. Matthews
Static2007/IShort performer: "GraveDigger"
House M.D.TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2005
The Hitcher2007writer: "Out of My Hands" - as David Matthews
Joshua2007performer: "The Fly" / writer: "The Fly" - as David J. Matthews
Touch the Top of the World2006TV Movie writer: "Everyday", "Where Are You Going" - as David J. Matthews
Comeback Season2006writer: "Baby", "Busted Stuff"
CHIKARA from Zero to Hero (& Castagnoli)2006Video writer: "Ants Marching"
Late Show with David Letterman2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Because of Winn-Dixie2005arranger: "Glory Glory" - as David J. Matthews / performer: "Pet Store Humming", "Butterfly", "Glory Glory" / producer: "Glory Glory" / writer: "Pet Store Humming", "Butterfly" - as David J. Matthews
Dave Matthews Band: The Gorge2004Video documentary writer: "Grey Street", "Ants Marching", "Pig", "Dancing Nancies", "What Would You Say", "Loving Wings", "Where Are You Going", "Gravedigger", "Seek Up", "Halloween", "Tripping Billies", "Grace Is Gone" video
Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie2004Documentary writer: "Where Are You Going"
Smallville2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Singing Songwriters2004Video performer: "Bartender" / writer: "Bartender"
Out of Time2003/Iperformer: "Joyful Girl" 1996
21 Grams2003lyrics: "Some Devil" 2002 - as David J. Matthews / music: "Some Devil" 2002 - as David J. Matthews / performer: "Some Devil" 2002
The Matrix Reloaded2003writer: "When the World Ends" Oakenfold Remix - as David J. Matthews
Dave Matthews Band: Some Other Stuff2002Video documentary writer: "Bartender", "When The World Ends"
The Wild Thornberrys Movie2002performer: "Iwoya"
Mr. Deeds2002writer: "Where Are You Going" - as David J. Matthews
Dave Matthews Band: The Videos 1994-20012001Video writer: "What Would You Say", "Ants Marching", "Satellite", "Too Much", "So Much to Say", "Crash Into Me", "Tripping Billies", "Don't Drink the Water", "Stay Wasting Time", "Crush", "I Did It", "The Space Between"
Joe Dirt2001writer: "Crash Into Me"
Dave Matthews Band: Listener Supported1999Video documentary writer: "Pantala Naga Pampa", "Rapunzel", "Rhyme & Reason", "The Stone", "#41", "Crash Into Me", "Jimi Thing", "#36", "Warehouse", "Too Much", "Two Step", "Granny", "Stay Wasting Time", "#40", "Don't Drink the Water"
Fifty1999Documentary performer: "Crush"
Scream 21997writer: "Help Myself" - as David J Matthews
Excess Baggage1997writer: "Crash Into Me" - as David J. Matthews
White Man's Burden1995writer: "Tripping Billies"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roman Holiday2014ShortStan Nishihara
The Being Experience2013/I
A Child's Garden of Poetry2011TV Movie voice
Just Go with It2011Ian Maxtone Jones
You Don't Mess with the Zohan2008James
Lake City2008Red (as David Matthews)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007Salesman
House M.D.2007TV SeriesPatrick Obyedkov
Because of Winn-Dixie2005Otis
Where the Red Fern Grows2003Will Coleman

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halo of Stars2017post-production
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 062005Video Game
Spirit of Snow2002

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jerome Project2016Documentary short producer post-production
At the Fork2016Documentary executive producer

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Faces in the Mirror2012musician

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joshua2007special thanks - as David Matthews
21 Grams2003thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Farm Aid 20162016TV MovieHimself
Hello World!2016TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
Farm Aid: 30th Anniversary Concert2015TV MovieHimself
Farm Aid 20142014TV MovieHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2014TV SpecialHimself
Old Man2014DocumentaryHimself
Sesame Street2013TV SeriesHimself
Guns 'n' Hoses: 100 Years of FDNY vs NYPD Baseball2012DocumentaryHimself -
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesHimself
Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton2012DocumentaryHimself
One World Concert2012TV MovieHimself
MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young2011TV MovieHimself - Singer
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHimself
Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America2010TV MovieHimself
2010 CMT Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Collaborative Video of the Year (w / Kenny Chesney) 'Im Alive'
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself (as Dave Matthews Band)
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Larger Than Life in 3D2009DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live2003-2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Ozzy Osborne
The 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Farm Aid 20092009TV MovieHimself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2009TV SeriesThemselves / Himself
Jack Johnson: Kokua Festival, Honolulu, Hawaii 20082009TV MovieHimself
Kokua 2008: 5 Years of Change2009DocumentaryHimself - Artist
Moviemaking in Virginia: Take 32008Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub2008DocumentaryHimself
A Call to Action2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Special2007TV MovieHimself
Dave Matthews Band: Live at Piedmont Park2007Himself
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City2007VideoHimself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Live from Abbey Road2007TV SeriesHimself
Before the Music Dies2006DocumentaryHimself - Musician
A Supernatural Evening with Carlos Santana2005TV SpecialHimself
Mississippi Rising2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH1 Storytellers1999-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Live 8: A Worldwide Concert Event Presented by Nokia2005TV SpecialHimself
Dave Matthews Band: Stand Up Take 12005Video shortHimself (as Dave Matthews Band)
Rove Live2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2005TV SeriesHimself
National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
AV Squad2004TV SeriesHimself
Dave Matthews Band: The Gorge2004Video documentaryHimself (Vocals & Guitars) (as Dave Matthews Band)
Inside Out: Trey and Dave Go to Africa2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
MTV Backstage at the Grammys 20042004TV SpecialHimself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer of The Beatles 40th (as Dave Mathews)
Dave Matthews Band: The Central Park Concert2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute2003TV MovieHimself - Performer
CMT Crossroads2003TV SeriesHimself
Soundstage2003TV Series documentaryHimself
2003 Radio Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself (as The Dave Matthews Band)
Charlie Rose1999-2003TV SeriesHimself
20/202003TV Series documentaryHimself
Go Further2003DocumentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2003TV SeriesHimself
Elvis Lives2003TV SpecialHimself (as Dave Matthews Band)
AOL Sessions2002TV SeriesHimself / performer
Dave Matthews Band: Some Other Stuff2002Video documentaryHimself
MTV World Aids Day Concert2002TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Dave Matthews Band: Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado2002Video documentaryHimself (Vocals, Guitar)
Last Call with Carson Daly2002TV SeriesHimself
Rockin' New Year's Eve 20022001TV SpecialHimself (Dave Matthews Band)
Groundwork2001TV MovieHimself
Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music2001TV Special documentaryHimself
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Dave Matthews Band: The Videos 1994-20012001VideoHimself (as Dave Matthews Band)
2001 MTV Movie Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live!2001DocumentaryHimself
Dave Matthews TV2001TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
My VH1 Music Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Santana: Supernatural Live2000Video documentaryHimself
Austin City Limits2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie2000TV Series documentaryHimself
An All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash1999TV Special documentaryHimself
Dave Matthews Band: Listener Supported1999Video documentaryHimself (as Dave Matthews Band)
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1999TV SeriesHimself
Politically Incorrect1997-1999TV SeriesHimself
The Rolling Stones: Bridges to Babylon Tour '97-981997TV Movie documentaryHimself (Guest Vocals)
MTV Video Music Awards 19971997TV SpecialHimself (as Dave Matthews Band)
Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey1997DocumentaryHimself
MTV Spring Break: Lake Havasu1995TV MovieHimself - Performer (as Dave Matthews Band)
Sex in the 90's1990TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Fallon's Primetime Music Special2012TV MovieHimself
Singing Songwriters2004VideoHimself
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