Dave Grohl Net Worth and Biography

Dave Grohl has established himself as a talented musician with the all-time famous band Foo Fighters and Nirvana. Grohl has earned a lot of wealth from his career in the music industry, which gave him a net worth of $280 million.

Net Worth: $280 million
Birth Date:
January 14, 1969
Warren, Ohio, USA
Founder/Lead Vocalist Foo Fighters
Last Updated:
September 2019
Dave Grohl Net Worth

What is Dave Grohl’s net worth?

As one of the most popular American rock musicians, Dave Grohl managed to establish for himself a net worth valued at 280 million dollars. He gained his income mostly from being part of the legendary band Nirvana, along with the Foo Fighters, a band he founded soon after Kurt Cobain’s death.

Also, he got some additional income by working with Queens of the Stone Age and acting in several films like ‘Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny’ or tv shows like ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’. All these activities are what allowed Grohl to win several Grammy Awards.

With close to 4 decades being actve in the music industry, Dave Grohl has an estimated yearly salary of $20 million. Moreover, his albums have sold millions of copies worldwide and added to his significant fortune. The first Nirvana Album, ‘Nevermind’ gave him a sales revenue of $17,560,000, while the following albums ‘Incesticide’ added $1,600,000 to his wealth. ‘MTV Unplugged’ gave him $8,470,000 in additional revenue. Of course, his Foo Fighter albums also contributed to his fortune. The average revenue per album is $1,100,000.

Grohl is popular all around the globe and has more than 249k followers on Instagram (which means he can earn additional money with sponsored posts as well). It’s , Dave Grohl benefits from several endorsements from brands like Pearl Drums, Zildjian, Gibson, Fender or Vox, offering him the exact lifestyle of a world-famous Rockstar.

In the music industry, he is nicknamed ‘The Nicest Guy in Rock’ because of his giving nature. He donated a considerable amount of money to charities, including 21st Century Leaders, ACLU of Southern California, Autism Speaks, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, HeadCount, LIFEbeat, Live Earth, Milk+Bookies, Robin Hood, Stand Up To Cancer, Teen Cancer America, Whatever It Takes, White Knot for Equality, and Worldwide Orphans Foundation. And his close friends say that he gives from time to time an impressive tip to those that serve him. He even gave a $1,000 tip to a friendly waiter!

His fortune is completed by several real estate investments. Grohl owns a house in Los Angeles, estimated to have a value of $2 million. During the passing years, he bought and sold an Oxnard Beach house for $2.9 million. Recently, he bought a Californian property for $2.995 million.

Yet he does not indulge in a lavish or luxurious lifestyle, which is why his investments in real estate are somehow decent. Moreover, he usually drives a family car and he owns a $140k Tesla, as the most expensive car he has in his garage.

Dave Grohl Biography

David Eric Grohl was born in 1969 in Warren, Ohio, US. He grew up with his sister, Lisa, who became a music personality, too.

He studied at Thomas Jefferson High school and frequently transferred to other schools such as the Bishop Ireton High School and the Annandale High School. In several interviews, he affirmed that he learned to play drums by listening to Rush. Also, he said he was mainly influenced by John Bonham from Led Zeppelin, which he constantly tried to imitate as a child. In his adult years, he bought the guitar virtuoso, Jimmy Page, as a reminder of Led Zeppelin’s influence on his career.

He was married to Jordyn Blum, with whom he has 3 daughters, Ophelia, Violet Maye, and Harper Willow. Yet before getting married to Blue, David Grohl was married to Jennifer Youngblood.