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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Vai's net worth?

Does any one know what type of net worth Vai is worth? I mean with all the G3 tours and favored nations and other projects? I wonder what type of living he makes can anyone guess
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 05:39 PM
 
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At LEAST two-fiddy.
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I'm sure he's living comfortably. The main thing is that he is obviously doing what he loves, though.

If you can live comfortably and do what you love as your profession, what else do you need?
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I'm sure he's living comfortably. The main thing is that he is obviously doing what he loves, though.

If you can live comfortably and do what you love as your profession, what else do you need?
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I would imagine his personal net worth would be a lot less than you'd think - he seems to get more joy out of charity stuff and Favoured Nations - and I can almost guarantee that a label based around guitar music just ain't shifting Britney Spears type numbers!
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 08:05 PM
 
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haha yeah, tho the man keeps bees so youd think hes doing pretty good. generous dude though
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 08:29 PM
 
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C'mon guys - He's a multi-millionaire.

Zappa
DLR
Whitesnake
All his solo albums, which he owns ALL publishing rights

He probably gets royalties from the movie Crossroads as well.

Not to mention Favored Nations and all his endorsement deals
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"C'mon guys - He's a multi-millionaire.

Zappa
DLR
Whitesnake
All his solo albums, which he owns ALL publishing rights

He probably gets royalties from the movie Crossroads as well.

Not to mention Favored Nations and all his endorsement deals"

I agree! Plus as mentioned in another post, if he gets $100 for ever Jem sold when the 50k Jem sells, that's $5M just from guitars. Also, all the tours he has done. In my opinion, he's worth 10 to 20M!
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 10:07 PM
 
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Re: Vai's net worth?

You also need to take in mind that, he doesn't have to pay for any of his guitars or gear, so that cuts back alot on his everyday spending.
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Very true! But I'm sure he spent a lot on his studios!
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You also need to take in mind that, he doesn't have to pay for any of his guitars or gear, so that cuts back alot on his everyday spending.
Hehe, you said "everyday". Spoken like a true GAS-fiend.
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I'd never speculate about Steve's financial worth. However, having met him a few times- he's a very smart man. I'm sure he's made wise decisions. He's also had some smart businessmen around him in the form of his longtime attorney and Frank Zappa's advice to keep his publishing.

More importantly, it seems that Steve has done what I think most of us would like to do- do something you love for a job, have a wife and children, and support a lifestyle you enjoy. How could it be better?
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I'd never speculate about Steve's financial worth. However, having met him a few times- he's a very smart man. I'm sure he's made wise decisions. He's also had some smart businessmen around him in the form of his longtime attorney and Frank Zappa's advice to keep his publishing.

More importantly, it seems that Steve has done what I think most of us would like to do- do something you love for a job, have a wife and children, and support a lifestyle you enjoy. How could it be better?
Well said. Not sure what he's worth, but someday I'll help a bit by buying a Jem or UV (new obviously, but I think I'll get a used one first).
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