About Steve Vai
It has been reported that the total amount of Steve Vai net worth today is as much as 14 million dollars. He has earned such sum of money through his involvement into music. He is known as a producer, song writer and guitarist. More than 15 million copies of his records have been sold on an international scale, and such sales of course have added a lot to the overall amount of Steve Vai net worth.
Steve Vai is also regarded as a guitar virtuoso, and he is also well known for this career. Steve Vai started his career when he began collaborating with Frank Zappa. He collaborated with this singer for two years, in 1980-1982, and he toured with his band during this period, as well. This involvement has also added up first bigger sums of money to the total size of Steve Vai net worth.
In 1983, Steve Vai also started his career as a solo singer. 8 albums as a solo artist have been released by the musician. In addition, his involvement into music has been recognized and awarded as he is known as a winner of 3 Grammy awards. At the same time when he was on his solo career, he still continued to collaborate with other bands and musicians, such as Alcatrazz, Whitesnake, Public Image Ltd., and David Lee Roth. Thus, these collaborations have also increased the overall sum of Steve Vai net worth. Since 1995, Steve Vai has been performing in G3 Concert Tour. In 1999, he ventured into business with establishing his own music production company called Favored Nations.
The musician was born in 1960 to Italian immigrants. When he was 13 years old, he learnt how to play guitar. Soon, he joined many local bands. In fact, one of them was his band, called “The Steve Vai Band”. As a guitar player, Steve Vai was influenced by some other guitarists, as well, such as Brian May, Jeff Beck, Glen Buxton and some others.
In 1979, he started collaborating with Frank Zappa after sending him a transcript of one of his created songs. As it has been mentioned, this duo has become really successful and Frank Zappa employed Steve Vai as a vital member of his band. Thus, Steve Vai was also touring with Frank Zappa’s band. When in 1982 Steve Vai stopped working with this team, he moved to live to California, where he started his career as a solo act.