How much is John Mayer worth?
|Net Worth:||$75 Million
|Date of Birth:||October 16, 1977|
|Country:||United States of America|
Rocking out (and cheesing out) on his guitar, at the arm of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelorettes, and revealing a little too much about himself both online and in the media.
Who Is John Mayer
There’s no denying he’s a talented musician, but John Mayer has become more famous (or infamous) for his high-profile relationships and outspoken ways than his bluesy guitar riffs. The former Jennifer Aniston paramour who once referred to ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson as “sexual napalm” hit the scene with his guitar, but made a name for himself with his big mouth.
American singer John Mayer has a net worth at $75 million dollars, as of 2020.
Growing up in Bridgeport, Connecticut, John Clayton Mayer became fascinated with the guitar after watching Michael J. Fox rock out to ‘Johnny B. Goode’ in Back to the Future. He started to take lessons, influenced by legends like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix, and by the time he was 16 he was performing in blues bars.
Like all kids with rock star dreams, he was in a band in high school. He considered skipping college to pursue music, but chose to go to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. After two years there, he dropped out and moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he started a band LoFi Masters with his friend Clay Cook, but they split up when Mayer decided he wanted to take a pop direction.
Mayer started to make a name for himself as a solo act when he released the independent EP Inside Wants Out in 1999. The eight-track album was enough to land him a slot at SXSW in Austin, Texas, where he was signed by Aware Records and eventually sent to Columbia Records after the two labels agreed to a joint deal. With Columbia, his early 2001 internet-only album, Room for Squares, was re-released in September and included remastered tracks from his original EP.
The album landed Mayer his first Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance for ‘Your Body is a Wonderland’ in 2003. That same year, he released Heavier Things, which continued his Grammy success with wins for Best Song and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the single ‘Daughters.’ It was a commercial success as well, debuting at number one on the Billboard charts.
After the success of Heavier Things, he decided to take a different approach. Admitting he thought ‘Daughters’ was so sappy that he was sure it was going to ruin his career, Mayer decided to shake his emo acoustic image with hip-hop collaborations and a return to his blues roots. He was featured in songs for Common and Kanye West, and also collaborated with his idols Buddy Guy, B.B. King and Clapton. In 2005, he formed the John Mayer Trio, a blues-rock band, and released Try! in November, which was nominated for a Best Rock Album Grammy.
Talking, Tweeting And Serial Dating
By the time he released Continuum in 2006, Mayer was a huge star both for his music and his soap opera-esque personal life. He dated Jennifer Love Hewitt briefly in 2002, and many speculated that his single ‘Your Body is a Wonderland’ was based on her. But the song was written and released before the pair even met, and Mayer said it was really written for his high school girlfriend.
In 2006, he started a highly publicized relationship with fellow musician Jessica Simpson. The relationship only lasted nine months, but the media followed them at every turn until they split in June 2007. He had flings with Cameron Diaz and Minka Kelly soon after until his next, and arguably biggest, romance with mega-star Jennifer Aniston in 2008. The tabloids and the public gobbled up every juicy tidbit of their union including his excessive Twittering, their split in the fall of 2008, reconciliation, appearance at the Oscars and their final break-up in March 2009.
But his bizarre antics and his mouth were getting him into just as much trouble as his…second brain. Mayer became notorious for indulging in his whimsies including a stint as a stand-up comedian, hosting a Caribbean cruise where he dressed up in a tight sailor suit and the infamous Borat thong swimsuit, hosting a segment on gossip site TMZ, posting details about his personal life via his numerous blogs and Twitter, engaging in internet “beef” with blogger Perez Hilton, and giving long, rambling interviews where he talked about everything from masturbation to hooking up with groupies. One such interview with Playboy in 2010 landed him in serious hot water when he revealed details about his break-up with Aniston, compared sex with Simpson to “crack cocaine” and used the N-word.
Over the course of his career, John has constantly overshadowed his raw talent with his publicity-mongering behavior, garnering the label of a “douchebag.” But there’s no denying that the star is a musical force, and with a now-defunct Twitter account, he might be making the moves to bring his music back into the forefront.
Defining Quote “I’m not being trite. I’m not being a parody of myself, and in finding a new kind of color to adopt for myself, it’s not this or that: it’s singer-songwriter, but it’s also blues guitar player, it’s also comedian.”