About David Gilmour
It has been stated that the overall size of David Gilmour net worth is as much as 140 million dollars, which makes him one of the richest musicians in show business. David Gilmour has earned his net worth through his career as a singer and song writer. In addition, he can play various instruments. The musician was born in Grantchester, United Kingdom in 1946. In 1967 he got an offer to join the well known band “Pink Floyd”. He was chosen to replace Syd Barrett who was eliminated from the group because of drug use. David Gilmour became the band’s singer and guitarist. Thus, his performances with the band have also added up to the total size of David Gilmour net worth. David Gilmour has also written some songs for the band and the most well known is probably “Comfortably Numb”.
When he was a teenager, David Gilmour got interested into music and learnt how to play a guitar. He also belonged to some teenage bands, such as “Joker’s Wild”. David Gilmour was also staying in Europe for some time, where he travelled as a stage performer.
However, he became famous only when he joined “Pink Floyd”. The band became a massive commercial success. The band became famous for its song called “Wish You Were Here” and a couple of high selling albums, such as “The Dark Side of the Moon”, sales of which have also added up to the overall estimate of David Gilmour net worth.
Because of rising tensions between band members, David Gilmour got involved into some side projects. In 1986, Roger Waters left “Pink Floyd” and as a result David Gilmour got more power in the band. He also produced one album of the band after Waters left it, called “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”, which was the 13th album of the band. David Gilmour was also the one who initiated a lawsuit against Roger Waters, prohibiting him to use the name Pink Floyd.
In addition to his career in music, David Gilmour’s personal life has also been in the eye of the public. He has been married two times. In 1974, he got married to Ginger Hasenbein. However, the couple divorced in 1990. With her, David Gilmour became a parent of four kids. Another marriage was to Polly Samson, who is a writer. With her, David Gilmour has four more kids. David Gilmour has also confessed that he was addicted to drugs, but quitted it when he married for the second time.