Dave Grohl is one of the most serious businessmen in the music industry that you’ll ever find. His estimated $260 million net worth came through years of hard work when first applied for the job to become Nirvana’s replacement drummer back when he was just 17. He first marketed himself by producing 100 cassettes of his works, one of which ended up in the hands of a Capitol Records executive who was so impressed that he signed Grohl thinking that the songs were produced by a whole band, when in fact the multi-talented Grohl had played all of the instruments himself. Besides his role as the drummer in the hugely successful Nirvana, Grohl has had many years of success with The Foo Fighters.
Many older generation superstars such as Paul McCartney, David Bowie and other have worked with the immensely talented Dave Grohl. His home town of Warren, Ohio has given him the key to the city as their favorite son. His working class background has made him a longtime supporter of the Democratic Party and a supporter of progressive causes such as Gay equality and other issues. His compassion for working class Americans has led him to give $1000 tips more than once to bartenders or waiters. He’s one of the good guys in the music business. Some consider him to be one of the nicest men in the rock and roll industry, which seems like a far stretch from the kid who once went to all of punk rock shows as a teenager, learning from their energtic guitar styles, but not from their bad attitudes.
Grohl’s immense talent as well as his engaging personality have made him very popular and well loved, helping to contribute to his success as one of most successful businessmen in the music industry in modern times.