David Crosby Net Worth is $40 Million
Nickname: David Van Cortlandt Crosby
Date of birth: the 14th of August, 1941
Profession: musician, guitar player, singer
Nationality: United States of America
Source of wealth: music
How Much is David Crosby Worth?
Long grey hair, thick moustache and strong crystal voice, which doesn’t change with age, – that is how David Crosby should be introduced to those, who don’t know him.
He makes great music – and that turns him back with money. Currently David Crosby net worth is estimated at $40 million.
Have you ever noticed that really huge wealth quite often is earned by chance? The same thing happened to David Crosby.
The son of an award-winning actor Floyd Crosby, at first David dreamed to become a Hollywood star. But then he chose another passion as the source of his wealth – music.
In early 1960s David Crosby earned his living, performing at the clubs and coffeehouses. Of course, he was low-paid, but money was not so important for the young musician – he had something more valuable – creative freedom. David Crosby was looking for his style and was not afraid to make experiments. He changed folk motives with bass guitar sounds, and got some new level of music.
One day David met another musician, who was keen on music too. It was Roger McGuinn. They started to perform together and later formed the band “The Byrds” with three other their colleagues – Gene Clark, Michael Clarke and Chris Hillman.
The band performed in a coffee house, when they were noticed by Jim Dickinson, a talented musical producer. He became “The Byrds” manager and encouraged them to cover Bob Dylan song “Mr. Tambourine Man”.
As David Crosby used to tell in his interview, “Bob Dylan voice sounded irritating for me, but he was one of the greatest songwriters of all times, so I liked the idea to cover his song”.
“Mr. Tambourine Man” has become an undoubtedly famous song, which occupied the leading positions in Billboard 100 during 13 weeks in a row.
Later David Crosby cemented his success with new projects and songs. He performed solo and with the bands “Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young” and “CPR”. He released more than 6 studio albums, the most of popular of which – “If I Could Only Remember My Name” was certified as gold.
Thus, as for now David Crosby remains a living music legend with a huge net worth. But what do we know about his early years?
David Crosby Bio
Born David Van Cortlandt Crosby had never known what poverty was. His parents were rich and noble, so little David had lots of opportunities to develop his skills.
His mother, Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead, was a rich heiress, and his father, Floyd Crosby, was a popular film maker.
David spent his early years in the sunniest city in the world – Los Angeles. He was educated at the University Elementary School and later transferred to Laguna Blanca School. The boy was not good in academic studying, but he had great talent to music. That’s why Crosby attended music lessons after school.
When Crosby turned 19, his parents separated, so he became the main man in his house. At first David wanted to continue his education and attended Santa Barbara City College, but then dropped it out to pursue music career.
He rose to fame as The Byrds member. Currently David Crosby enjoys calm life in his huge rancho in Santa Ynez. He resides there with his wife Jan Dance.
David Crosby House
David Cosby life was full of disasters. His brother committed a suicide, and he himself had drug problems and was even imprisoned for a short term. Now, when his life has improved, the musician values each minute of it.
He relaxes under the hot sun of Santa Ynez, where he owns a huge house.
When David Crosby needs some inspiration, he walks in the yard. A lot of tall thick trees grow on the territory around the house. All the paths are covered with green soft grass.
The house inside is decorated in a simple way. The brick walls are covered with art works. Of course, there’s a closet with David Crosby disks, musical instruments and records in the living-room. There’s a huge musical center there too.