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Tom Scholz Net Worth

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Donald Thomas Scholz net worth is
$10 Million

Donald Thomas Scholz Wiki/Biography

Donald Thomas ‘Tom’ Scholz was born on the 10th May 1947, in Ottawa Hills, Ohio USA, and is a musician, best recognised for being the founder, guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter as well as producer of the rock band Boston. Music is the main source of Tom Scholz net worth. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1969.

How much is the net worth of Tom Scholz? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his net worth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.

Tom Scholz Net Worth $10 Million

To begin with, Tom was raised in Toledo, Ohio, and before devoting his career to music, Scholz graduated as an engineer from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BA in 1969, and earning Master’s degree in 1970. In 1969, he formed the rock band Boston. After making several demos (all done entirely by Tom), finally the group signed a contract with Epic Records, and their first, self-title album “Boston” appeared in 1976, which was certified diamond in the USA. Consequently, Scholz’s work as a composer and arranger was successful; he created such popular songs as “More Than a Feeling” and “Peace of Mind”. However, his greatest work is “Hitch a Ride”, a song that shows the musical talent of Scholz, who composed and made all the arrangements of the song. After the appearance of the album “Do Not Look Back” in 1978 (certified seven times platinum) , Scholz got into legal trouble with the record label, which caused troubles for the following album of Boston named “Third Stage” to see the light until 1986 – this was certified four times platinum in USA. Scholz again showed that he is able to compose any music, with songs like “Amanda” which quickly appeared on the charts. His net worth benefited significantly.

After years of absence, the studio album “Walk On” (1994) came to light, which was certified platinum. In 2002, the band released the album “Corporate America”, and Boston’s last album came out in 2013, entitled “Life, Love & Hope”.

Furthermore, Tom Scholz has his own company called Scholz Research & Development. Scholz developed sound equipment entitled Rockman, which apart from giving a unique sound, at the time his group was also used by groups like Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Bulin Band. He also collaborated creating the songs for other artists, like the song “Peace of Mind” for the Christian metal band Stryper, on their studio album, “Murder by Pride” (2009).

Finally, in the personal life of the musician and composer, Scholz married Kim Hart in 2007, and they live in the Boston area. It is the second marriage for Tom. From his first marriage Scholz has a son, Jeremy.

Also, Scholz has been characterized as a protector of nature and environmental issues – besides being a vegetarian, he is a member of Greenpeace. He created the Charitable DTS Foundation in 1987 to help in supporting the causes related to animal protection, supply of vegetarian resources, stop world hunger, creating homeless shelters, food banks and animal rescues and shelters, and the defense of human rights. Through his work with his foundation he has raised millions of dollars. Tom has won many awards for its environmental and altruistic work.


Full NameTom Scholz
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 10, 1947
Place Of BirthOttawa Hills, Ohio USA
Height6' 5" (1.96 m)
ProfessionRock musician, guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, founder of American band "Boston"
EducationOttawa Hills High School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NationalityAmerican
SpouseKim Hart (m. 2007)
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1156342
AwardsRIAA Gold & Platinum Awards (1976, 1978), BPI (British Phonographic Industry) Awards, Compassionate Action Award (PETA , 2013)
Record LabelsEpic Records
Albums“Do "Boston" (1976), "Not Look Back” (1978), “Third Stage” (1986), “Walk On” (1994), “Corporate America (2002), “Life, Love & Hope” (2013),“Murder by Pride” (2009)
Music GroupsBoston (Since 1976)
NominationsGrammy award as a "Best New Artist" - Band Boston"
#Quote
1Fun is when you're writing a song and you're trying a rough shot at a demo and... it works. That's when it's fun. After that, it's work.
#Fact
1Was a basketball star for Ottawa Hills High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he graduated in 1965.
2Of German descent.
3After succumbing to pressure from Epic Records, he released Boston's second album, "Don't Look Back", in 1978, just two years after the group's self-titled debut album. Since then, new Boston studio albums have been released at eight year intervals - "Third Stage" (1986), "Walk On" (1994) and "Corporate America" (2002).
4Though the Scholz written Boston song "More Than a Feeling" is one of the biggest album oriented radio hits of all time and established Boston as a melodic rock giant, some credit the song's guitar riff with inspiring the grunge era.
5The only person to appear on every Boston album.
6Parted bitterly with original Boston members Barry Goudreau, Sib Hashian and Fran Sheehan, all of whom sued Scholz. The cases were all settled out of court. The other original Boston member, Bradley Delp, left the band for Boston's "Walk On" album but returned shortly afterward.
7Aggresstively promotes vegetarian and environmental causes in the liner notes of Boston's albums.
8U.S. hits include "More Than a Feeling" (#5, 1976), "Long Time" (#22, 1977), "Peace of Mind" (#38, 1977), "Don't Look Back" (#4, 1978), "A Man I'll Never Be" (#31, 1978), "Amanda" (#1- 2 weeks, 1986), "We're Ready" (#9, 1986), and "Can'tcha Say (You Believe in Love)" (#20, 1987). There were no hits off their fourth album, 'Walk On.'
9Lead guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter for the band Boston. Formed in 1975, their album releases include "Boston" (1976), "Don't Look Back" (1978), "Third Stage" (1986), "Walk On" (1994), and "Greatest Hits" (1997). Other members included Bradley Delp on vocals and guitar, Barry Goudreau on guitar, Fran Sheehan on bass and Sib Hashian on drums. By the release of their third album, only Scholz and Delp remained from the original line-up. When "Walk On" came out in 1994, Scholz was the only remaining original member still in the band.
10Is the founder of "The Rockman", a mini-guitar amplifier with headphones that is often used by professional musicians.
11Acquired a master's degree in mechanical engineering at MIT, and was a senior product designer for the Polaroid Corporation when he formed Boston. He made music in his off-hours, and most of Boston's debut album was recorded by him in his basement, which he turned into a home studio.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South Park2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Middle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Independent Lens2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game writer: "Peace of Mind"
Are You Here2013writer: "Foreplay/Longtime"
The Heat2013/Iwriter: "More Than a Feeling"
The Voice2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey2012Documentary writer: "More Than A Feeling"
Any Questions for Ben?2012writer: "More Than A Feeling" - as Scholz
CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock2011TV Movie writer: "Long Time" - uncredited
Zookeeper2011writer: "Smokin'", "More Than a Feeling"
Burlesque2010/Iwriter: "More Than a Feeling"
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fubar: Balls to the Wall2010writer: "More Than a Feeling"
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hitchhiker Munchkins2009Short writer: "More Than A Feeling"
The Men Who Stare at Goats2009writer: "More Than A Feeling"
20 to 12009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa2008writer: "More Than A Feeling"
Lymelife2008writer: "More Than a Feeling"
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore2008Video Game writer: "More Than A Feeling"
CarpoolersTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
SingStar Amped2007Video Game writer: "More Than A Feeling"
Supernatural2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Criminal Minds2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
October Road2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gracie2007writer: "Don't Look Back"
In Case of EmergencyTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain2007TV Movie documentary writer: "More Than a Feeling" - uncredited
The Knights of ProsperityTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: "Foreplay/Long Time"
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
What About Brian2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Air Guitar Nation2006Documentary writer: "More Than a Feeling"
ScrubsTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2006 producer - 1 episode, 2006
Guitar Hero2005Video Game writer: "More Than a Feeling"
Herbie Fully Loaded2005writer: "More Than A Feeling"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Smokin'"
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?2004Documentary writer: "More Than A Feeling"
Cold CaseTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
The SopranosTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Limey1999writer: "Smokin'"
That '70s Show1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Krippendorf's Tribe1998writer: "More Than a Feeling"
Raging Angels1995writer: "Livin' for You"
She's Having a Baby1988producer: "MORE THAN A FEELING" / writer: "MORE THAN A FEELING"
Foxes1980lyrics: "More Than a Feeling" - as Donald T. Scholz / music: "More Than a Feeling" - as Donald T. Scholz
WKRP in Cincinnati1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
FM1978writer: "More Than A Feeling"
Close Encounters of the Third Kind1977producer: "More Than a Feeling" 1976 - uncredited / writer: "More Than a Feeling" 1976 - uncredited
Top of the Pops1977TV Series writer - 2 episodes

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later2008TV Movie music performer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1999TV Series Boston logo/ship courtesy of - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Tom Scholz: Sound Machine2014Documentary shortHimself
The Best Hit USA2014TV SeriesHimself
The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers2014TV SeriesHimself

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