Stephen Percy Harris is a multi-talented and versatile musician who goes by the name “Steve Harris”. He is of British nationality. Apart from being a songwriter, he is also a famous musician who is a bassist, backing vocalist and also keyboardist. He is the founder and the main songwriter of the famous band, Iron Maiden. His enthralling and astonishing performances has made him popular enough and this, in turn, has added up to his net fortune. So, Let’s check out Steve’s net worth in 2018.
In the year 1956 of the month March, Steven Harris took birth in Leytonstone where he spent his childhood. As a child, he has always dreamt of being a footballer. Later when he was a teen, Steve started developing his passion for music. At first, Steve wanted to be a drummer, but due to lack of space in his house he could not afford a drum kit and had to buy a bass. He himself taught how to play the bass, and the first piece that he learned was a copy of Fender Precision.
Then he joined a band named Influence which was later renamed as Gypsy’s Kiss. When this band split, Steve auditioned for another band named called Smiler. In the year 1993, Steve Harris got divorced from his wife, Lorraine. He has described this time of his life to be one of the hardest time of his life. With Lorraine, Steve has four offsprings namely, Lauren, Faye, Kerry, and George. In the present, he is married to Emma with whom he has two children, Maisie and Stanley.
Steve Harris did not give up entirely on his dream of being a footballer, and he still plays this sport. He has his own team named, Maidonians and he supports West Ham still now.
For a long time, Steve Harris has been with the band, Smiler. In 1975, after his break from Smiler, he created the famous heavy metal band named, Iron Maiden. Apart from the guitarist Dave Murray, Steve Harris is the only constant member of the band. In the year 1979, Iron Maiden made a contract with EMI. Steve Harris was the man lyricist and composer of the band, and the most common pattern of his songs showcased the patterns of galloping bass.
He has written lyrics for famous songs like Run to the hills and the Trooper. In the year 2012, Steve Harris finally came out with his first solo project known as British lion. He has also been a keyboardist and has performed with guitarist Adrian Smith on the song Seventh Son of a seventh son. This multi-talented personality has also contributed to the field of music production, video directing and editing, backing vocals and also string synthesisers.
Awards and achievements
Being such an amazing musician, Steve Harris has received many awards. Recently in the year 2017, he received the Loudwire Music award for the best bassist.
Net worth of Steve Harris
The net worth of Steve Harris is estimated to be around $33 million. Being the main bassist of the famous band, Iron Maiden has contributed to this net worth of Steve Harris.
Steve Harris is immensely talented, and no one can forget his contribution in the rock music world. At first, he wanted to be a football player, but later he shifted his focus to music. Bass was not his first choice of instruments, but nevertheless, he got one and taught himself to play it. In no time he got famous and later founded the hugely popular band, Iron Maiden. Before his music career with Iron Maiden became successful, Steve has been an architectural draughtsman and also a street sweeper. Overcoming all these obstacles, he finally became a famous star who has a huge fan base.