Stevie Ray Vaughan Net Worth

Stevie Ray Vaughan Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Stevie Ray Vaughan net worth is
$8 Million

Stevie Ray Vaughan Wiki Biography

Stephen Ray Vaughan was born on the 3rd October 1954, in Dallas, Texas, USA and was a musician, singer and songwriter as well as a record producer. As Stevie Ray Vaughan, he is widely known as on of the most influential electric guitarists ever, as well as one of the figures most responsible for the 1980s revival of blues. Stevie Ray Vaughan died on the 27th August 1990 after a helicopter crash.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth he accumulated for life? How rich Stevie Ray Vaughan was? According to sources, it was estimated that the total size of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s net worth would be around $8 million, primarily acquired throughout his 20-year long mainstream music career which ended with his tragically death.

Stevie Ray Vaughan Net Worth $8 million

Stevie was born as the younger of two sons of Martha Cook and Jim Vaughan. Due to the nature of his father’s job (ex-military, later asbestos worker), Stevie spent his childhood in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. His childhood was also impacted by his father’s domestic violence and alcohol abuse issues, so Stevie began playing guitar at the age of seven as a mean of escape. It soon became his sanctuary which led him to a successful music career which officially began in 1965. Just 10 years old at that time, Stevie founded his first band – The Chantones, and spent the rest of his teenage years circulating Dallas’ club scene. These engagements traced the path to his further musical success, and provided the basis for his net worth.

After several years spent in the Brooklyn Underground, Stevie teamed up with the Southern Distributor. However, due to band’s pop-rock style and Stevie’s aspirations towards blues, they parted ways. Subsequently, he joined the Krackerjack band, and although he enrolled at the Justin F. Kimball High School, he dropped out in his sophomore year to pursue his music career full-time. In 1971, Stevie Ray Vaughan moved to Austin, Texas where he formed his own band – Blackbird. In 1973 he joined the Nightcrawlers with whom he recorded an album, and although it was rejected by several studios, the album featured Vaughan’s first songwriting efforts – “Crawlin” and “Dirty Pool”. It is certain that these accomplishments made a positive impact on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s overall wealth.

However, the real breakthrough in Stevie’s music career came in 1978 when he formed the band Double Trouble. By the end of the year, they had become regular performers in one of Austin’s most hyped clubs – the Rome Inn. The group gained national attention after the Montreux Jazz Festival which served as the band’s springboard. In 1983 Stevie was chosen by David Bowie to participate in his new album “Let’s Dance”, on which he played guitar in six out of eight songs. Later that year, Double Trouble with Stevie Ray Vaughan as its frontman released their debut studio album – “Texas Flood” which featured several hit singles such as “Love Struck Baby”, eponymous cover song “Texas Flood”, and “Lenny”, a song dedicated to his beloved wife. Following this success, the group released its second studio album “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” in 1984. These achievements massively increased Stevie Ray Vaughan’s popularity, as well as his overall net worth.

Despite Stevie Ray Vaughan’s glistening music career, there was also a dark side of his life; substance abuse issues, drugs and alcohol almost got him killed throughout the 1980s. At the peak of his substance abuse lifestyle, Stevie were consuming a quart of whiskey and 7 grams of cocaine daily. However, after a four week rehabilitation treatment in Peachford Hospital in Atlanta in 1986, Stevie returned to his music career, which was then ended by his tragic death on 27th August 1990, after a helicopter crash, after the night before performing alongside Eric Clapton at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin. Stevie Ray Vaughan’s specific music style, rooted in blues, jazz and rock, paved the road for plenty of young, upcoming artist who revive the memory of Stevie and his legacy.

When it comes to his personal life, Stevie was married to Leonora “Lenny” Bailey between 1979 and 1986. From 1986 ’til his death, Stevie was engaged to Janna Lapidus.

Full NameStevie Ray Vaughan
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 3, 1954
DiedAugust 27, 1990 (aged 35), East Troy, Wisconsin, United States
Height1.65 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer
EducationJustin F. Kimball High School
SpouseLenora "Lenny" Darlene Bailey (m. 1979–1988)
ParentsJimmie Lee Vaughan, Martha Jean Vaughan
SiblingsJimmie Vaughan
AwardsTexas FloodGrammy Awards, Austin Music Awards, W. C. Handy Awards - Best Contemporary Blues Male Artist/Entertainer of the Year/Instrumentalist of the Year
Albums“Couldn't Stand the Weather” (1984), “Let's Dance” ()1983), “Live in Tokyo” (2006), “The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble” (2002), “Greatest Hits” (1995), “Live at the El Mocambo” (1991), “Texas Flood” (1983)
Music GroupsKrackerjack band
NominationsBlues Hall of Fame (2000), "100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time" (2003, #7 by Rolling Stone,)
1His soulful, gruff singing voice
2Cowboy hat
3Fender Stratocaster
1For a long time, you learn to play as many notes as you can find. And then you spend the rest of your life trying to figure out which ones you can leave out.
2[about people who compared him to Jimi Hendrix] There's only one Jimi Hendrix.
1Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, in the same class with Ringo Starr (as a solo artist) and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
2The last concert at which he played featured a fifteen-minute jam of "Sweet Home Chicago" with his brother Jimmie, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and Robert Cray.
3Before his death, recorded the album "Family Style" with his brother Jimmie. They had always attempted to record an album together before, and they joked about their bands' schedules always conflicting: whenever Double Trouble was recording a new album in the studio, the Fabulous Thunderbirds were on tour, and when Double Trouble was on tour, the Thunderbirds were recording in the studio.
4When he was 17, he got a tattoo of a peacock on his chest. He later learned the tattoo was meant to go on his arm.
5He learned how to play guitar entirely by ear. He never learned how to read sheet music.
6Played guitar on David Bowie's classic eighties album, "Let's Dance".
7Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 856-858. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
8Electric guitar player, vocalist and leader of the blues band "Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble" which also included Chris Layton on drums, Tommy Shannon on bass guitar and Reese Wynans on electric keyboards.
9Brother of Jimmie Vaughan
10Blues guitarist.


Mike & MikeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Wild2014/Iperformer: "Texas Flood"
The Campaign2012performer: "Scuttle Buttin" / writer: "Scuttle Buttin"
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World2011Video documentary performer: "Say What" / writer: "Say What"
Three Rivers2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
212008performer: "The House Is Rockin'" / writer: "The House Is Rockin'"
Love Lies Bleeding2008Video performer: "Pride and Joy" / writer: "Pride and Joy"
Criminal MindsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Pride and Joy"
So You Think You Can Dance2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
EntourageTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2006
Supernatural2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Two Tickets to Paradise2006performer: "Looking Out The Window" - as Stevie Ray Vaughn
Class Act2006Documentary writer: "Pride and Joy"
Guitar Hero2005Video Game "Texas Flood"
My Name Is EarlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 19852004Video documentary writer: "Rude Mood" 1982, "Pride and Joy" 1982, "Love Struck Baby" 1982, "Dirty Pool" 1982, "Collins Shuffle" 1982, "Scuttle Buttin'" 1985, "Say What!" 1985, "Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up on Love" 1985, "Pride and Joy" 1985, "Life Without You" 1985, "Couldn't Stand the Weather" 1985
JAGTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
History DetectivesTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Black Hawk Down2001performer: "Voodoo Child Slight Return"
3000 Miles to Graceland2001performer: "Cold Shot"
Unbreakable2000performer: "Pride and Joy" 1983 / writer: "Pride and Joy" 1983
Where the Heart Is2000writer: "So Excited"
Varsity Blues1999performer: "Texas Flood"
Jack Frost1998performer: "Couldn't Stand the Weather" - as Stevie Ray Vaughn / writer: "Couldn't Stand the Weather" - as Stevie Ray Vaughn
McHale's Navy1997writer: "The House Is Rockin'"
A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan1996TV Movie documentary writer: "Pride and Joy", "Telephone Song", "Long Way from Home", "Ain't Gone 'N Give Up on Your Love", "Love Struck Baby"
Multiplicity1996performer: "The House Is Rockin'" / writer: "The House Is Rockin'"
Heaven's Prisoners1996performer: "The Things That I Used To Do"
Sgt. Bilko1996performer: "The House Is Rockin'" / writer: "The House Is Rockin'"
From Dusk Till Dawn1996performer: "Mary Had A Little Lamb", "Willie The Wimp And His Cadillac Coffin" - as Stevie Ray Vaughn
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Live from Austin, Texas1995Video performer: "Pride and Joy", "Texas Flood", "Voodoo Chile", "The House Is Rockin'", "Tightrope", "Leave My Girl Alone", "Cold Shot", "Crossfire", "Riviera Paradise", "Tick Tock", "Little Wing" / writer: "Pride and Joy", "The House Is Rockin'", "Tightrope", "Riviera Paradise"
Little Wing1995Video short performer: "Little Wing"
Major League II1994performer: "THE HOUSE IS ROCKIN'", "RUDE MOOD" / writer: "THE HOUSE IS ROCKIN'", "RUDE MOOD"
Beverly Hills, 902101993TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Live at the El Mocambo: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble1991Video writer: "So Excited", "Pride and Joy", "Love Struck Baby", "Lenny"
Flight of the Intruder1991"The House is Rockin'" / performer: "The House is Rockin'"
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Pride and Joy1990Video short live from MTV Unplugged, live from MTV Unplugged, live from MTV Unplugged, live from MTV Mardi Gras Celebration, 1987", "Soul To Soul", "Tick Tock", "Good Texan", performer: "Love Struck Baby", "Cold Shot", "Couldn't Stand The Weather", "Change It", "Superstition", "I'm Leaving You", "House Is Rockin'", "Crossfire", "Little Wing", "Rude Mood", "Pride And Joy", "Testify", "Couldn't Stand The Weather
Men Don't Leave1990performer: "TELL ME"
Far North1988performer: "Voo Doo Child"
Bull Durham1988performer: "All Night Dance"
Back to the Beach1987performer: "Pipeline"
Light of Day1987writer: "Rude Mood"
The Bedroom Window1987performer: "Cold Shot" / producer: "Cold Shot"
Saturday Night Live1986TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sixteen Candles1984performer: "Lenny"
In Session: Stevie Ray Vaughan/Albert King1983TV Movie writer: "Pride and Joy" - uncredited


Little Wing1995Video shortStevie Ray Vaughan


A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan1996TV Movie documentary dedicatee


John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly2014Documentary
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 19852004Video documentaryHimself (Guitar, Vocals)
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: One Night in Texas...2000Video shortHimself (Guitar & Vocals)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Live from Austin, Texas1995VideoHimself (Guitar & Vocals)
Live at the El Mocambo: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble1991VideoHimself (Guitar, Vocals)
Hot Licks, Space Between the Notes1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Pride and Joy1990Video shortHimself (Guitar, Vocals)
Late Night with David Letterman1989-1990TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Wired1988TV Series
Back to the Beach1987Himself
Farm Aid '861986TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1986TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
In Session: Stevie Ray Vaughan/Albert King1983TV MovieHimself (Guitar, Vocals)

Archive Footage

Rise of a Texas Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1954-19832014Video documentaryHimself
Antone's: Home of the Blues2004DocumentaryHimself
Austin City Limits2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Jack Frost1998Himself (uncredited)
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself

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