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Steve Vai Net Worth

Steve Vai Net Worth is
$14 Million

Steve Vai Biography

Steve Vai is not only one of the richest celebrities in our century, but he is also one of the greatest guitar players too. Steven Siro Vai’s net worth has reached 14 million dollars, and music fans from all around the world know him as a great rock star, songwriter, singer and even a record producer. Of course, S. Vai is known for his appearance in the movie entitled “Steve Vai: Where the Wild Things Are”. Steve Vai is also a former music transcriptionist for famous musician Frank Zappa.

Steve Vai Net Worth $14 Million

Steve Vai was born on June 6, 1960, in Carle Place, New York, United States. He was interested in music from the age of 13 years, and about that time started to play guitar himself. He is a pupil of the famous Joe Satriani, but at the beginning of his career Steve Vai’s main inspirations were Glen Buxton, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Brian May. In order to become a guitarist Steve studied at Berklee College of Music and later began earning his net worth as a music transcriptionist of Frank Zappa. He received this job almost accidentally – Vai was transcribing Zappa’s compositions only for himself in order to learn more about technique, but once sent a transcription copy of “Black Page” to Zappa. The artist was so amazed and fascinated by this job that Vai was invited to join his band.

During all of his career Steve Vai’s net worth has been constantly rising as he was admired as a great guitar player and played in many different bands. To better understand how rich is Steve Vai, we should take look at the some bands he has performedin or with. When at the beginning of his career Vai played in such bands as “The Ohio Express”, “Bold As Love” or “Circus”, Vai’s net worth was not so large, but after he started to work with Zappa, the net worth established by Steve Vai started to increase immediately.

The Frank Zappa band was the first professional band of Steve Vai’s career, but later he also performed with “The Classified”, “Alcatrazz”, “David Lee Roth”, “Whitesnake” and “777”. However, after 1991,Vai decided to earn net worth for himself while playing as the main person in the group and made the “Sex and Religion” album – there he performed on stage together with Devin Townsend, TM Stevens and Terry Bozzio.

The net worth established by Steve Vai and his band rose even more when they had an opportunity to play an opening for another famous rock and alternative metal band: Bon Jovi. But that was not all – during his amazing musical career Steve Vai has had the opportunity to collaborate with many amazingly famous rock stars – heavy metal king Ozzy Osbourne and his band, Alice Cooper and Greg Bissonette. In total he has released 8 studio albums, and the most recent is “The Story of Light” released in year 2012.

So now you know why the net worth earned by Steve Vai is this huge.

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Quick Facts

Full NameSteve Vai
Net Worth$14 Million
Date Of BirthJune 6, 1960 (age 55
Place Of BirthCarle Place, New York, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionGuitarist, Actor, Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Record producer, Film Producer, Beekeeper, Philanthropist
EducationBerklee College of Music
NationalityUnited States of America
SpousePia Maiocco (m. 1988)
ChildrenFire Vai, Julian Angel Vai, For the Love of God, Tender Surrender, Bad Horsie, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
ParentsJohn Vai, Theresa Vai, For the Love of God, Tender Surrender, Bad Horsie, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
SiblingsMichael Vai
NicknamesSteven Siro Vai
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, For the Love of God, Tender Surrender, Bad Horsie, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Music GroupsWhitesnake, Alcatrazz, For the Love of God, Tender Surrender, Bad Horsie, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
MoviesCrossroads, Live at the Astoria, London, Lemmy, Crazy

Interesting Facts

148th Annual Grammys [February 2006]
2Releases his new album "Real Illusions: Reflections". [February 2005]
3(Late 2004) Putting the finishing touches on his new album, "Real Illusions: Reflections", which will be out in stores on February 22, 2005.
4For director John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001) soundtrack, music producer Bruce Robb called upon his talent, along with some other famous rock musician friends -- Anthrax, Guns N' Roses' guitarists Buckethead and Robin Finck, and Elliot Easton (formerly of The Cars). The results yielded an award-winning soundtrack, and Vai can been seen in the DVD behind-the-scenes bonus feature filmed while recording in Robb's Cherokee Studios.
5In the movie Crossroads (1986), he plays a demonic rock guitarist who has a final "cutting-heads" guitar showdown with Ralph Macchio. Both Vai and Macchio were born and raised on Long Island, New York.
6Studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
7Recieved a Grammy nomination in the category of "Best Instrumental Rock Performance" in December of 2005 for his song "Lotus Feet" from the album "Real Illusions: Reflections"
8Also has a younger son, name Fire.
9Son's name is Julian Angel Vai.
10Was taught the guitar by guitarist Joe Satriani.
11Keeps bees as a hobby; harvested over 900 pounds of honey in 2001.
12He appears on a number of Frank Zappa albums from the 1980s. He also made a cameo appearance in the movie Crossroads (1986).
13Vai wrote two tracks on the soundtrack, plus he wrote and performed every air guitar solo for Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991).




One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
#1 Cheerleader Camp2010Video performer: "Bad Horse Naked", "Viv Woman" / producer: "Bad Horse Naked", "Viv Woman" / writer: "Bad Horse Naked", "Viv Woman"
Rock Bottom: From Hell to Redemption2007Documentary performer: "Junkie" / writer: "Junkie"
Rumble Roses XX2006Video Game lyrics: "Yankee Rose" / music: "Yankee Rose"
Air Guitar Nation2006Documentary writer: "Yankee Rose"
Rumble Roses2004Video Game writer: "Yankee Rose"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game lyrics: "Yankee Rose" - as S. Vai / writer: "God Blessed Video" - as S. Vai
Encino Man1992performer: "Drive the Hell Out of Here" / writer: "Drive the Hell Out of Here"
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey1991performer: "THE REAPER", "THE REAPER RAP" / producer: "THE REAPER", "THE REAPER RAP" / writer: "THE REAPER", "THE REAPER RAP"
Doogie Howser, M.D.1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Less Than Zero1987lyrics: "Bump 'N Grind" / music: "Bump 'N Grind"
Dudes1987performer: "Amazing Grace"
Moonlighting1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
David Lee Roth1986Video short writer: "Yankee Rose", "Goin' Crazy"


The Retinal Circus2013VideoNarrator
Steve Vai: Live from Club Nokia2012TV Movie
Metalocalypse2009TV SeriesDamien Cornickelson
Crazy2008/IIHank Williams
Crossroads1986Jack Butler


G3 Live in Denver2004Video documentary
Steve Vai: Live at the Astoria London2003Video
G3 Live in Concert1996Video documentary
Steve Vai: Alien Love Secrets1995Video short

Music Department

Halo 22004Video Game musician: guitar
Ghosts of Mars2001musician: guitar - uncredited
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey1991composer: additional music


Where the Wild Things Are2009Video executive producer
Crazy2008/IIexecutive producer
Steve Vai: Live at the Astoria London2003Video producer


Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet2012Documentary special thanks
Tommy Emmanuel: Center Stage2008TV Movie special thanks


Do You Think I'm a Joke?Documentary filmingHimself
Dude! Where's My Music?Documentary post-productionHimself
Hired Gun2016DocumentaryHimself
Hell's Kitchen2016TV SeriesHimself - Guitarist
The Ritchie Blackmore Story2015DocumentaryHimself
Pop Wrapped TV2015TV Series documentary
Sharon Isbin: Troubadour2014DocumentaryHimself - interviewee / guitarist
Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily2014DocumentarySteve Vai
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet2012DocumentaryHimself
27th Annual NAMM/TEC Les Paul Award Tribute honoring Steve Vai2012ShortHimself
My First Guitar2011DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician / Himself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentary
American Idol2010TV Series
Orianthi and Steve Vai: Highly Strung2010Video shortHimself
That Metal Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Where the Wild Things Are2009VideoHimself
Rock Prophecies2009Documentary
The Story of the Guitar2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Zappa Plays Zappa2007VideoHimself
G3 Live in Tokyo2005VideoHimself
Score!: An Interview with Guitarist Steve Vai2005Video shortHimself - Guest
G3 Live in Denver2004Video documentaryHimself
Steve Vai: Live at the Astoria London2003VideoHimself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Scoring Ghosts of Mars2001Video documentary shortHimself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The Genius of Lenny Breau1999Documentary
G3 Live in Concert1996Video documentaryHimself
Steve Vai: Alien Love Secrets1995Video shortHimself
Zappa's Universe1993VideoHimself - Guitar
Ein Leben als Extravaganza - Das Genie Frank Zappa1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Joe Satriani: The Satch Tapes1993VideoHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1990-1992TV SeriesHimself
Leyendas de la guitarra1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Guitar1991Video documentarySteve Vai
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 101991Video documentaryHimself - Whitesnake
Metalhead Video Magazine Volume 21990Video documentaryHimself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 111990Video documentaryHimself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 21989VideoHimself
Video from Hell1985VideoHimself
The Dub Room Special!1984VideoHimself
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