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Steve Lukather Net Worth

Steve Lukather Net Worth is
$50 Million

Steve Lukather Biography

Steven Lee Lukather is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer and arranger, born on 21st of October 1957 in the San Fernando Valley, California USA, and is best known as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the popular rock band “Toto”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Steve Lukather is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Steve’s overall net worth is $50 million, acquired during his successful and lucrative musical career since the mid ‘70s. Apart from the popularity he gained as a member of the “Toto” band, Steve has significantly added to his wealth through his work as a songwriter, producer and arranger. He has also had a prosperous solo career, leading up to today, thus his net worth continues to grow.

Steve Lukather Net Worth $50 Million

Steve started practicing music from an early age, primarily playing keyboards and drums, and later started teaching himself to play the guitar when he was seven; Lukather states that The Beatles had a huge influence on his life and that their album “Meet the Beatles” changed his life. While in high school, Lukather met David Patch and the Porcaro brothers, with whom he would later form “Toto”. In the early ‘70s, after taking guitar lessons from Jimmy Wyble, Steve became interested in becoming a session musician, which gave him the opportunity to play with numerous famous musicians. Since forming “Toto” with the other band members in 1976, Lukather has served as the band’s lead guitarist, vocalist and composer, winning three Grammy Awards for his work. His contribution as a songwriter for the band grew as the years went by, leading to him being the author of every track starting from the late ‘80s, except the hit single “I Won’t Hold You Back”, boosting his net worth considerably.

By 2008, Steve was the only original “Toto” member still in the band, but in June the same year he decided to leave the group, stating that it had evolved too far from its original conception but continued to reunite with “Toto” when it comes to tours. However, Lukather’s solo career blossomed, and he has so far released seven albums starting in 1989, entitled “Lukather’(1989), “Candyman”(1994), “Luke”(1997), “Santamental”(2003), “Ever Changing Times”(2008), “All’s Well That Ends Well”(2010) and his latest, “Transition”, which was released in January 2013. When it comes to his career as a session musician, Steve has participated in numerous side projects including with the band “Los Lobotomys”, a collaboration of session musicians formed in the mid – ‘80s. Some of the numerous significant musicians he has played with are Larry Carlton, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, but he has stated that his favourite guitarist is Jeff Beck. These collaborations certainly helped along his net worth.

Lukather has married once, although an affair with actress Marrie Currie during the 1980s produced two children. Since May 2002, Steve has been married to actress Shawn Batten and the couple has two children.

Quick Facts

Full NameSteve Lukather
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 21, 1957
Place Of BirthSan Fernando Valley, California, United States
Height1.74 m
ProfessionGuitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Record producer, Music Arranger
NationalityAmerican
SpouseShawn Batten
ChildrenTrevor Lukather, Lily Rose Lukather
ParentsBill Lukather, Kathy Lukather
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/SteveLukather
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/stevelukather
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Lukather
AwardsEddy Christiani Award, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Africa, Hold The Line, Rosanna
Music GroupsToto, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Los Lobotomys, G3, Africa, Hold The Line, Rosanna
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
MoviesRock Prophecies, Steve Lukather & Los Lobotomys: In Concert, Carlton Lukather Band: Paris Concert, Toto: 25th Anniversary: Live in Amsterdam, Guitar Heroes


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1While it's common knowledge that Edward Van Halen played the scorching guitar solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It," it was Steve who provided the driving riff that underscores the main body of the song.
2He is a son of Bill Lukather and Kathy Lukather.
3Father, with Shawn Batten, of a girl born on September 19, 2007.
4Ex-son-in-law of Marie Harmon.
5Father, with Marie Currie, of a son and a daughter.
6Former brother-in-law of Cherie Currie, Sondra Currie, Alan J. Levi and Robert Hays.
7His favourite guitarist is Jeff Beck.
8He has performed with the SAS (Spike Edney's All Stars) Band.
9Became engaged on 9 August 1999 to actress Shawn Batten.
10Top Los Angeles studio guitar player and composer of many popular songs recorded with band Toto.
11Founding member of award winning band Toto.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialSt. Elmo's Fire (1985)David Foster

John Parr

Billy Squier

John Elefante

Dino Elefante

John Anderson

Fee Waybill

Richard Marx

Jay Graydon

Steve Kipner

Peter Beckett

Cynthia Weil


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo2005writer: "She's a Beauty"
20th Century Masters: The Best of Olivia Newton-John - The DVD Collection2004Video short "Physical", "A Little More Love", "Totally Hot"
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
People: A Musical Celebration1995TV Movie "The Playing Field"
Safe1995writer: "Turn Your Love Around"
Access All Areas1985Video short "Forever"
St. Elmo's Fire1985writer: "SAVED MY LIFE"
Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate1984Video short writer: "Take a Chance"
Two of a Kind1983writer: "Take a Chance"
Zapped!1982writer: "Bomp Me"
WKRP in Cincinnati1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Strange Case of Alice Cooper1979Video writer: "Serious", "Nurse Rozetta"

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles2014TV Special musician: guitar
Raw Deal1986composer: additional music
Dune1984musician: Toto

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toto: Falling in Between - Live in Paris2007Video
Give My Regards to Broad Street1984uncredited

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toto: 35th Anniversary Tour Live in Poland2014executive producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hired Gun2015/IDocumentary filmingHimself
Nathan East: For the Record2014DocumentaryHimself
Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love2014TV MovieHimself
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 112013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Toto
Ringo at the Ryman2013VideoHimself
Turn It Up!2013DocumentaryHimself
Songs2011TV SeriesHimself
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World2011Video documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
Rock Prophecies2009Documentary
Spicks and Specks2008TV SeriesHimself
A Tribute to Les Paul2007TV Special
Wetten, dass..?2006TV SeriesHimself
BingoLotto1999TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Guitar1991Video documentarySteve Lukather

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BingoLotto2000TV SeriesThemselves
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