|Net Worth:||$35 Million|
|Birthday:||Oct 16, 1947|
|Age:||73 years old|
|Height:||6 feet (185cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||singer, Musician, Songwriter|
|Last Updated:||September, 2021|
Bob Weir is a 73 years old American musician, singer, guitarist and current member of Rat Dog who has a net worth of $35 million. He got wide fame and popularity when he found the popular rock band Grateful Dead. Later in 1995 when Grateful Dead broke up, he started performing with the band The Dead along with the living members of the previous band. With his every single released album, Bob got a tremendous reputation as his albums became successful. He founded and performed with other bands like Bobby and the Midnites, King Fish, Rat Dog, Fill Lush, and Furthur. For his outstanding career, he has won dignifying accolades like Les Paul Spirit Award at the 2016 Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival and Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards.
From being abandoned in childhood to suffering dyslexia and being frequently expelled from school, Bob had a difficult life. It is heartwarming to see how he has overcome life challenges and became one of the most celebrities in the world. Let’s have a closer look at her career and analyze how he has become a self-made millionaire.
How Did Bob Weir Become Rich?
From his childhood, Bob Weir was passionate about music. At the age of 16, he learned about the music industry and playing guitar under the tutorship of the legendary musician Jerry Gracia. Together with his teacher, he established the rock band Grateful Dead that turned out to be astonishingly successful. The band sustained for thirty years and Bob remained the leading figure of it – playing rhythmic guitar, slide guitar, and lead vocal and became famous throughout the US and abroad.
In 1972, he released his debut solo rape song called Ace. This album turned out to be yet another successful journey for Bobby. Some 2 million copies of the albums were sold in the first two weeks of the release. This was followed by another breathtaking A Wind and A Prayer 1987. He continued performing with different bands and in several concerts. His performance at the Deadheads for Obama and Black Crows are the most popular among them.
Apart from his legendary performances, he founded multiple successful bands. These include Furthur, The Bob Weir Band, King Fish, Bobby, and the Midnites, and the ongoing Rat Dog. In the appraisal of his legendary career, an autobiographical documentary The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir was premiered in 2014 and was distributed through Netflix.
What Is Bob Weir Net Worth?
As of the latest reports of September 2021, Bob Weir has a hefty net worth of $35 million. The sources of his speedy income are multifarious. The first and foremost being his legendary association with rock bands. His founding and leading association with all the six bands have enabled him to encompass a decent amount. In the past five years, The Grateful Dead alone has made $250 million with an average of $2.3 million per show and concert.
Likewise, his every single released album has been dearly loved. Of his debut solo song Ace, for example, an approximate number of 2 million copies were sold which greatly added up to his net worth.
In October last year, Bob put his Mill Valley palatial abode for sale for $1.395 million. Whether or not this townhouse is being sold is still unclear. However, given the palatial features of this residence, it should have been sold out at a near cost of the mentioned price. Should that be true, it certainly gives a swift jump to Bob’s staggering net worth.
How Bob Weir Spends His Money?
Bob Weir is wrongly assumed to be gay – something which he is not and utterly denies. He has been happily married to Natascha Muenter for the last twenty years. The couple lives in Mill Valley California with their two children named Chloe Kaelia Weir and Shala Monet Weir.
He reveals in an interview that he is a vegetarian and health-conscious. “I had a divine inspiration couple of years back, and I went off-meat. Till then, my life is meat-free,” he concludes.
The legendary Grateful Dead frontman has an unshakable love for vehicles. Being an environmentalist, he drives a 2007 Hybrid Lexus GS 450h – which is known for being environment-friendly – but always misses his 1963 Corvette Stingray. “That was my old love, and I would not regret being buried in it,” he says with a blushed smile in an interview with the Celebrity Drive agency. Needless to say, a road trip in San Fransico streets with the beat legend Neal Cassady is his favorite one.
Bob considers himself an active social activist and an advocate of children’s rights. He has been an active donator for children’s education, mental health, creative arts, and conservation. Most of his donations go to Jerry Gracia Foundation which is known for supporting children throughout the US.
- His real or birth name is Robert Hall Weir but he is widely known for his nickname Bob Weir.
- In his childhood, Bob was given up for adaptation. He lived in an adaptation center for one year and was later adopted by the rich Californian spouse Eleanor Cramer and Weir Frederic Utter.
- Bob met with his biological father later and bought him and his wife a beautiful house in Mill Valley. He has an unconditional love and respect for his biological parents despite the fact that they had abandoned him in his childhood.
- Back in 1977, he was stopped at the Canadian border when the security officials suspected him of having a ‘mysterious yellow powder.’ Interestingly enough, it turned out that it was bee pollen which is a state-approved health supplement that he was carrying. He was apologized and let go with respect.
- He has a close acquaintance with the popular musician Willie Dixon. It is reported that he has written several songs in collaboration with him.
- In 2013, Bob crumbled down on stage during a live performance at the Capitol Theater of Port Chester, New York. However, the show was finished without him and he joined back the band two days later.