Net Worth: $14 Million
- Source of Wealth Music
- Birth Place Carle Place, New York, United States
- Height 6' 0" (1.83 m)
- Marital Status Married (Pia Maiocco)
- Full Name Steven Siro Vai
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth June 6, 1960
- Ethnicity Italian
- Occupation Rock guitarist, Record composer/producer
- Education Berklee College of Music
- Children 2 (Julian, Fire)
About Steve Vai
Three-time Grammy Award-winning American rock guitarist, composer and producer, Steven Siro “Steve” Vai has an estimated net worth of $14 million.
The six-string wizard Steve Vai, along with his one-time teacher Joe Satriani, set the standard for rock guitar virtuosity in the ’80s. Born on June 6, 1960, and raised in Carle Place, New York, Vai became interested in the guitar via such legendary artists as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Alice Cooper as a teenager and, upon starting high school, took lessons with an older player from the school, Joe Satriani.
Playing in several local bands, Vai quickly picked up on the instrument, and by the age of 18 was attending the renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston. As a student there, Vai transcribed several of Frank Zappa’s most technically demanding compositions for guitar, and even sent a copy of one such transcription, “Black Page,” to Zappa himself. Zappa was so impressed with the young guitarist that upon meeting him, he invited Vai to join his band. Subsequently, Vai toured the world with Zappa (giving Vai the nicknames “Stunt Guitarist” and “Little Italian Virtuoso”).Vai also has a fantastic career as a solo artist and has his own record label called, Favored Nations.
Earnings & Financial Data
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- Earnings 2015
- Earnings 1990
- Earnings 1987
Sale of Asset 2015
Value of his Hollywood home and studio upon sale.
Record Sales 1990
Estimated record sales from the album, Passion and Warfare (500 thousand copies-US)
Bought the 3,981-square-foot home and Mothership Studio located at Hollywood Hills