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David Ellefson Net Worth

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David Warren Ellefson net worth is
$15 Million

David Warren Ellefson Wiki Biography

David Warren Ellefson was born on the 12th November 1964, in Jackson, Minnesota USA, and is a bass player mainly known for his activities with the band Megadeth; he is regarded as the resting-pole and mediator of the band. Ellefson has been active in the entertainment industry since 1982.

How much is the net worth of David Ellefson? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $15 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Music is the major source of Ellefson’s modest fortune.

David Ellefson Net Worth $15 Million

To begin with, Ellefson began his career as a musician at the age of 11. After an initial training which included only keyboard and saxophone, the boy began playing the bass because of the explosion of heavy rock. Then he picked up the rhythm guitar; he was subsequently the leader of several groups in the music scene of the American mid-west.

After playing in several small groups, he moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18. There he met Dave Mustaine, and persuaded him to listen to the demos he recorded with Metallica (a band he just left), Ellefson decided to set up a band with him. This is how Megadeth created their first album “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!” in 1985, which was a worldwide success during the 1990s. Over the years and changes within the group, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson became the true backbone of the group. But in 2002, Dave Mustaine announced the end of Megadeth, which created a conflict between the two men. When the group eventually reformed in 2004, David became the leader. Among other things, he worked with the former Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso in the band F5.

At the beginning of 2010, he and the former Manowar drummer Rhino released the CD “Kingdom of Evil”, through their newly founded melodic metal band Angels of Babylon. In January 2014, an EP called “Altitudes & Attitude” – the name of the band – which Ellefson recorded together with Frank Bello, supplemented by Jeff Friedl (The Beta Machine), came out. In 2014, a debut album was released, called “Booze & Cigarettes”. Overall, all the aforementioned engagements have added sums to the total size of David Ellefson.

Concerning his technique and equipment, Ellefson played with his fingers. However, as Megadeth’s music became more complex and faster, Ellefson preferred to play with a pick. Currently, his bass arsenal consists of a pair of 4-string and 5-string American Deluxe P-Bass respectively, an Epiphone 5-string acoustic bass and 4-string Ovation acoustic bass. On his return to Megadeth, Ellefson began to use bass back Jackson as he did for much of his career with the band. David has used Hartke, Ampeg and Peavey amplifiers during his career.

Finally, in the personal life of Ellefson, he married Julie Foley in 1993.

Full NameDavid Ellefson
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 12, 1964
Place Of BirthJackson, Minnesota, United States
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionSongwriter, musician, accomplished bassist, leader of the band
EducationConcordia Seminary
SpouseJulie Foley (m. 1993)
ChildrenAthena Grace Ellefson, Roman Alexander Ellefson
NicknamesEllefson, David , Dave Ellefson , David Warren Ellefson , Junior
Record LabelsEMP Label Group
Albums“Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!” (1985), “Kingdom of Evil” (CD, 2010), “Altitudes & Attitude” (2014, EP), “Cryptic Writings” (1997), “Risk” (1999), “The World Needs a Hero” (2001), “Thirteen” (2011), “Super Collider” (2013), “Dystopia” (2016)
Music GroupsMegadeth (1983-2002, 2010-present), Soulfly, Avian, Temple of Brutality, F5, Killing Machine, Ministry, Hail!, Altitudes & Attitude, Metal Allegiance
MoviesMetal Bass: Level 1 (2006), Metal Bass: Level 2(educational film, 2006), Sepultura Endurance (documentary, 2017), “Booze & Cigarettes” (2014)
1Daughter, Athena Grace was born on October 23rd, 1998.
2Son, Roman Alexander was born on February 6th, 1996.
3Has 2 children, Roman and Athena.
4Appeared on all Megadeth recordings up to 2002.
5Bassist of Megadeth from 1982 to 2002 and 2010 to present.


Metalhead to Head2014TV Series
Megadeth: Countdown to Extinction - Live2013VideoBass, backing vocals
Northern Light Orchestra: The Spirit of Christmas2009Video


Brütal Legend2009Video Game writer: "High Speed Dirt", "Tornado of Souls"
Super Mario Bros.1993writer: "BREAKPOINT"
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years1988Documentary writer: "In My Darkest Hour"

Casting Department

Northern Light Orchestra: The Spirit of Christmas2009Video casting assistant - uncredited


Northern Light Orchestra2009Documentary associate producer

Set Decorator

Northern Light Orchestra: The Spirit of Christmas2009Video


Lemmy2010Documentary thanks
Northern Light Orchestra2009Documentary very special thanks


Dude! Where's My Music?Documentary post-productionHimself
Inside Metal: The L.A. Metal Scene Explodes!2016DocumentaryHimself (as David Ellefson)
No More Mr. Nice Guy: The Music of Shocker2015Video shortHimself
Inside Metal: The Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock and Metal2014Documentary
That Metal Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the Dream2013DocumentaryHimself
Battlefield of the Mind2012Documentary voice
Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax: The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria2010DocumentaryHimself
Lemmy2010DocumentaryHimself (as David Ellefson)
Northern Light Orchestra2009DocumentaryBass Player Music Director
Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal2006DocumentaryHimself
Rude Awakening2002Video documentaryHimself / bassist
Behind the Music2001TV Series documentaryHimself
English Composition: Writing for an Audience2001TV SeriesHimself - Musician and Author
WCW Monday Nitro1999TV SeriesHimself
Woodstock '991999TV SpecialHimself
Evolver: Making of Youthanasia1994DocumentaryHimself
Megadeth: Exposure of a Dream1992Video shortHimself (Bass, Backing Vocals) (as David Ellefson)
Hangin' w/MTV1992TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1992TV SeriesHimself
Rusted Pieces1991VideoHimself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 101991Video documentaryHimself - Megadeth
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years1988DocumentaryHimself (Megadeth bassist)
Night Network1988TV SeriesHimself

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