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Steve Vai net worth:
$14 Million

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Steve Vai Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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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#1 Cheerleader Camp 2010 Video performer: "Bad Horse Naked", "Viv Woman" / producer: "Bad Horse Naked", "Viv Woman" / writer: "Bad Horse Naked", "Viv Woman"
Rock Bottom: From Hell to Redemption 2007 Documentary performer: "Junkie" / writer: "Junkie"
Rumble Roses XX 2006 Video Game lyrics: "Yankee Rose" / music: "Yankee Rose"
Air Guitar Nation 2006 Documentary writer: "Yankee Rose"
Rumble Roses 2004 Video Game writer: "Yankee Rose"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game writer: "God Blessed Video", "Yankee Rose"
Encino Man 1992 performer: "Drive the Hell Out of Here" / writer: "Drive the Hell Out of Here"
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 performer: "THE REAPER", "THE REAPER RAP" / producer: "THE REAPER", "THE REAPER RAP" / writer: "THE REAPER", "THE REAPER RAP"
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Less Than Zero 1987 lyrics: "Bump 'N Grind" / music: "Bump 'N Grind"
Dudes 1987 performer: "Amazing Grace"
Moonlighting 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
David Lee Roth 1986 Video short writer: "Yankee Rose", "Goin' Crazy"



The Retinal Circus 2013 Video Narrator
Steve Vai: Live from Club Nokia 2012 TV Movie
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band 2010 TV Series
Metalocalypse 2009 TV Series
Tattooed 2008 Guitarist
Crazy 2008/II Hank Williams
Crossroads 1986 Jack Butler



G3 Live in Denver 2004 Video documentary
Steve Vai: Live at the Astoria London 2003 Video
G3 Live in Concert 1996 Video documentary
Steve Vai: Alien Love Secrets 1995 Video short
PCU 1994

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Halo 2 2004 Video Game musician: guitar
Ghosts of Mars 2001 musician: guitar - uncredited
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 composer: additional music



Where the Wild Things Are 2009 Video executive producer
Crazy 2008/II executive producer
Steve Vai: Live at the Astoria London 2003 Video producer



Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet 2012 Documentary special thanks
Tommy Emmanuel: Center Stage 2008 TV Movie special thanks



Do You Think I'm a Joke? 2015 Documentary filming Himself
Hired Gun 2015 Documentary filming Himself
Dude! Where's My Music? Documentary post-production Himself
Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily 2014 Documentary Steve Vai
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet 2012 Documentary Himself
My First Guitar 2011 Documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest Musician / Himself
American Idol 2010 TV Series
Lemmy 2010 Documentary Himself
Orianthi and Steve Vai: Highly Strung 2010 Video short Himself
That Metal Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Where the Wild Things Are 2009 Video Himself
Rock Prophecies 2009 Documentary
The Story of the Guitar 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Zappa Plays Zappa 2007 Video Himself
G3 Live in Tokyo 2005 Video Himself
Score!: An Interview with Guitarist Steve Vai 2005 Video short Himself - Guest
G3 Live in Denver 2004 Video documentary Himself
Steve Vai: Live at the Astoria London 2003 Video Himself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Scoring Ghosts of Mars 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The Genius of Lenny Breau 1999 Documentary
G3 Live in Concert 1996 Video documentary Himself
Steve Vai: Alien Love Secrets 1995 Video short Himself
Zappa's Universe 1993 Video Himself - Guitar
Ein Leben als Extravaganza - Das Genie Frank Zappa 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Joe Satriani: The Satch Tapes 1993 Video Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1990-1992 TV Series Himself
Leyendas de la guitarra 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Guitar 1991 Video documentary Steve Vai
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 10 1991 Video documentary Himself - Whitesnake
Metalhead Video Magazine Volume 2 1990 Video documentary Himself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 11 1990 Video documentary Himself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 2 1989 Video Himself
Video from Hell 1985 Video Himself
The Dub Room Special! 1984 Video Himself

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1 48th Annual Grammys [February 2006]
2 Releases 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.
4 For 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.
5 In 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.
6 Studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
7 Recieved 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"
8 Also has a younger son, name Fire.
9 Son's name is Julian Angel Vai.
10 Was taught the guitar by guitarist Joe Satriani.
11 Keeps bees as a hobby; harvested over 900 pounds of honey in 2001.
12 He appears on a number of Frank Zappa albums from the 1980s. He also made a cameo appearance in the movie Crossroads (1986).
13 Vai wrote two tracks on the soundtrack, plus he wrote and performed every air guitar solo for Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991).

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