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Dave Murray Net Worth

Dave Murray Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

David Michael Murray net worth is
$15 Million

David Michael Murray Wiki Biography

David Michael Murray, born on the 23rd of December, 1956, is an English guitarist who became famous for being one of the members of the British metal band Iron Maiden.

So how much is Murray’s net worth? As of early 2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $15 million, acquired from his years working as a musician, the sales of his bands albums and their many tours around the globe.

Dave Murray Net Worth $15 Million

Born in Edmonton, London, England, Murray had a rough childhood growing up. His father was disabled and his mother was the only earner for the family by working as a cleaner. Because of his mother’s job, their family moved constantly, making it hard for him to make any friends.

During his teen years, Murray became involved in lots of fights, and joined a skinhead gang. His violent years ended when at 15 he heard Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” on the radio, and it changed his life, as he eventually fell in love with music. He hung around records stores and bought a couple of Jimi Hendrix records to enhance his knowledge on the artist’s style. At 16, he decided to learn how to play guitar, and created his own band named Stone Free.

After founding his own band, Murray also auditioned in other bands on the weekends, including for Iron Maiden as the bands guitarist, and the band’s founder, Steve Harris eventually chose Murray and officially became part of the band in 1976.

Despite winning the spot, Murray eventually left Iron Maiden after a couple of months when he and vocalist Dennis Wilcock got into a fight after a show. Murray transferred to another group called Urchin, with friend Adrian Smith, but when Wilcock departed the band, Murray was once again invited to join Iron Maiden and accepted the offer. While playing with the band, he also worked as a store keeper for Hackney Council to make ends meet. His early years with Iron Maiden helped start his career in music and also his net worth.

In 1979, after playing in various clubs and venues, Murray and the band were finally able to sign a contract with recording label, EMI, which started the band’s immediate success, not just in London but around the world.

Up to the present, Murray and Iron Maiden have released a total of 38 albums, 16 of which are studio albums, 11 live albums, seven compilations, and four EP. The band has constantly toured around the world, and is known as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. The success of the band has tremendously increased Murray’s net worth over the years.

In terms of his personal life, Murray has been married to Tamar since 1985, and together they have a daugher. The family is based in Maui, Hawaii.

Full NameDave Murray
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 23, 1956
DiedOctober 23, 1990, Vancouver, Canada
Place Of BirthEdmonton, London, United Kingdom
Height1.77 m
ProfessionSongwriter, Musician, Guitarist
SpouseTamar Murray (m. 1985)
ChildrenTasha Murray
NicknamesMurray, Dave , David Michael Murray , Iron Maiden
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Metal Performance, Kerrang! Hall of Fame Award/Legend Award/Inspiration Award, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Alternative Group (2016)
Record LabelsEMI records
AlbumsSomewhere in Time (1986), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988), The X Factor (1995), Virtual XI (1998), Brave New World (2000), Dance of Death (2003), A Matter of Life and Death (2006), The Final Frontier (2010), The Book of Souls (2015)
Music GroupsIron Maiden, Urchin, Hear 'n Aid, Stone Free
MoviesIron Maiden: The Legacy of the Beast (2004), Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio (2002), Iron Maiden: Raising Hell (1993), Iron Maiden: Maiden England (1989), Iron Maiden: 12 Wasted Years (1987)
TV ShowsIron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain (1985, documentary), Iron Maiden: 12 Wasted Years (1987), Classic Albums (2001, documentary), Chemical Wedding (2008), Iron Maiden - The Trooper (2015, video)
1Often uses Fender Strats
1When I was a teenager, I discovered Jimi Hendrix, and everything changed, just like that. Getting into rock music wasn't a gradual process for me, it was completely sort of extreme. Totally black and white. I heard Voodoo Chile on the radio and I thought, Bloody hell! What is THAT? How do you do THAT? And I became like a detective, you know, exploring the rock music records in the stores, dreaming about playing a guitar in a band and hitting the big time, wondering what that would be like.
1Founding member Steve Harris considers Dave Murray to be the best guitarist he ever worked with; in the band hierarchy, Murry is second only to Harris.
2Finishing up Early Days tour. [September 2005]
3Iron Maiden are currently planning and scheduling tour dates for their "Early Years" tour. Tour starts 2005 [October 2004]
4Besides founder Steve Harris, Murray is the only Iron Maiden member to appear on every one of the band's recordings.
5Joined Iron Maiden in 1976. Has been with the band ever since.
6Prefers Jackson guitars
7Has a secondary home in Hawaii
8Has played lead guitar for Iron Maiden since 1976.


Chemical Wedding2008writer: "Still Life" - as Murray
Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast2001Video documentary writer: "Total Eclipse"
Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain1985Video documentary performer: "Smoke On The Water Live"


The History of Iron Maiden: Part 1, The Early Days2004

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Iron Maiden: En Vivo!2012Video documentary musician: Guitar


Iron Maiden: En Vivo!2012Video documentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Behind the Beast2012DocumentaryHimself (Guitar)
Maiden Heaven2010DocumentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Flight 6662009DocumentaryHimself
Global Metal2008DocumentaryHimself
History of Iron Maiden: Part 22008DocumentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Death on the Road2006Video documentaryHimself / Guitars
The History of Iron Maiden: Part 1, The Early Days2004Himself
Headbangers Ball2003TV SeriesHimself
Iron Maiden: Visions of the Beast2003Video documentaryHimself - Guitarist
Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio2002Video documentaryHimself - Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast2001Video documentaryHimself - Guitar
XLTV1998TV SeriesHimself
Iron Maiden: Raising Hell1993Video documentaryHimself / Lead and rhythm guitars
Iron Maiden: Donington Live 19921993Video documentaryHimself - Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Headbangers Ball1992TV SeriesHimself - Iron Maiden
Rockstop!1990TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Iron Maiden: Maiden England1989Video documentaryHimself - Lead Guitar
Iron Maiden: 12 Wasted Years1987Video documentaryHimself / Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Hear 'n Aid: The Sessions1986Video shortHimself
Iron Maiden: Live After Death1985Video documentaryHimself - Guitar
Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain1985Video documentaryHimself
Iron Maiden: Ello Texas1983ShortHimself

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Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Iron Maiden

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