Dave Scott Mustaine is an American singer, vocalist, and guitarist who is most famous over the world for his co-founded band Megadeth, and Metallica. Dave is a multi-talented artist and has a versatile experience of working in different positions as a singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, vocalist, and producer.
He is a big critic of United States political system, which reflects from his songs. Dave holds the black belts in taekwondo and Ukidokan karate and was named Goodwill Ambassador by the World Taekwondo Federation. Now let’s have a close look on Dave Mustaine’s net worth in 2018.
Dave Mustaine Early Life
Mustaine was born on September 13, 1961, in California. Mustaine’s father name was John Mustaine, and Emily was his mother who was Jewish although Mustaine was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness (a branch of Christianity).
Dave married Pamela Anne Casselberry in 1990. Their first child, Justis David Mustaine was born on February 11, 1992. Justis also a guitarist and has performed in many theatres. Electra Nicole Mustaine is their second child, born on January 28, 1998, also a musician. The couple parted their ways twice but reconciled. Dave’s wife Pamela is running a coffee business.
When Dave was 17 years old, he starts selling drugs to pay his apartment rent. One of his customers paid him with albums of famous bands of that time like Motorhead, and Judas Priest instead of money and after that he really moves towards heavy metal music. He began his career in 1970 by playing for the Panic band.
Dave Mustaine Career, Awards & Achievement
Mustaine first joined the Panic band as a guitarist where he worked for almost a decade. He left panic in 1981 to join Metallica as a lead guitarist. He co-wrote songs for Metallica which appeared on Kill Em All and Ride the Lightning. After working two years with Metallica, he was fired from the job due to drugs abuse, alcoholism and irresponsible behavior toward others.
Dave went back to California in April 1983 and starts working as a telemarketer. After that, he founded the Fallen Angels band, which also doesn’t last long. Soon after the fall of Fallen Angels, he co-founded Megadeth. Mustaine, Ellefson, Handevidt, and Carruthers were the first members of Megadeth.
Megadeth released their first album, Killing is My Business… and Business is Good in 1985. They also make tours of the United States and Canada along with Exciter in the same year. Megadeth released their second album, Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? in 1986, and their songs prove to be a huge excess. Megadeth first world tour began from England in 1987. There are a number of albums including; Rust in Peace, Youthanasia, and So Far So Good… So what are released by Megadeth till now and all proved to be a good commercial success.
Awards & Achievements:
Dave Muscatine earned many titles individually as well as part of Megadeth. Some of the most famous awards are mentioned below.
• Dave Mustaine received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
• Dave also claimed another prestigious Kerrang! Award in 1999 in the category of Classic Songwriter.
• He also won the Metal Guru Award and Golden God Award in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
• Megadeth also earned many awards including; Metal Album of the Year and Metal Song of the Year in 2011.
Net Worth of Dave Mustaine
American music star Dave Mustaine estimated net worth is $20 million. His main source of earning is an American thrash metal band Megadeth. He has also made a small percentage of wealth from the band Metallica. He also works as manager of Canadian band, Baptized in Blood.
An iconic figure of American music industry Dave Scott Mustaine is a popular musician, guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has won many awards including Lifetime Achievement Award. Despite his bad habits of drug abuse, alcoholism, and bad behavior, he doesn’t look back and proved himself a successful music star.