John Petrucci is a composer, producer, and guitarist from America. He is best known as one of the founding members of the metal band Dream Theater. He is the only band member in the group of Dream Theater who has produced all the studio albums released by the band. In 2009, he was ranked second on the list of best metal guitarists.Let’s find out more about John Petrucci’s net worth in 2018.
John Petrucci Early Life
John Petrucci was born in Kings Park, New York on July 12, 1967.
At an age of eight, he picked up the guitar because his sister used to practice the piano and was allowed to go late in the bed.
He was not successful in staying up late hence after few days he quit playing the guitar. At the age of twelve, he again picked the guitar and started practising for more than 6 hours a day.
John Petrucci went to the Berklee College of Music along with John Myung who was his childhood friend. While he was in college he met his future bandmate, Mike Portnoy.
He is married to Rena Sands who is a guitarist in an all-female metal band ‘Meanstreak’. Together they are the parents of three children.
John Petrucci Career, Awards & Achievement
John Petrucci started his career at a very young age when his childhood friend Kevin Moore invited him to join his band. He along with Kevin Moore and childhood friend John Myung formed the band ‘Dream Theater’.
In 1989, the band released its debut studio album ‘When Dream and Day Unite’. Some popular music albums of the band include When Train of Thought (2003), Awake (1994), A Dramatic Turn of Events (2011), The Astonishing (2016) and many more.
He is also a part of the metal band ‘ Liquid Tension Experiment’ and has appeared on many albums of various artists as a guest.
He has also released a video ‘Rock Discipline’ which is an instructional video on how to handle a guitar.
Petrucci went to the ‘G3 guitar tour’ in the year 2001 where he was exposed to a new audience which inspired him to release his solo album. Hence, later in 2005, he released his first solo album ‘ Suspended Animation’.
He also recorded two instrumental soundtracks for the game ‘Digital Pinball: Necronomicon’.
In 2012, he was invited again for the G3 tour along with Joe Satriani and Steve Morse.
Awards & Achievements
In 2009, John Petrucci was ranked second in the book ‘The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists’ by Joel McIver. He was also ranked among the ‘Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time’ by the magazine GuitarOne.
In 2012, in a reader’s poll by the magazine Guitar World, he was ranked the 17th greatest guitarist of all time. John Petrucci is also the only individual guitarist who has played in the G3 tour seven times.
Net Worth of John Petrucci
The estimated net worth of John Petrucci is more than $10.5 million. He made this wealth by producing, writing and composing music albums. In 2013, the music album ‘Dream Theater’ sold more than 34 thousand copies in its first week of release. He has given many commercially successful music albums and songs. Some notable songs of Petrucci including Train of Thought, Octavarium, The Astonishing, A Dramatic Turn of Events and others have contributed well to his net worth.
John Petrucci is considered one of the most popular guitarists in the world. He has also written at least 3 songs in every studio albums the band has released including the song ‘Metropolis’, ‘Through Her Eyes’, ‘The Miracle’ and many more. He is also a big fan of bodybuilding and loves to do weight training.