David Crosby Net Worth, American Musician

David Crosby net worth ranges from 5 to 10 million US dollars. David Crosby is still a matter of debate in the media. The reason is, the man who in 2022 is 81 years old has not been officially audited and published. So far, information about David Crosby net worth is based on a rough estimate.

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Stage Name David Crosby
Legal name David Van Cortlandt Crosby
Date of Birth August 14, 1941
Gender Male
Height 5′ 8″
Net worth $10 millions
Salary / earning / income per year $3,700,000 per year
Profession Musician
Nationality American

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Peersonal Data of David Crosby

David Crosby is a musician and songwriter who has colored the American music scene in the 60s and 90s. David Crosby rose to fame thanks to his skill as a musician. His early work in a band allowed him to expand on skills that developed over the course of his musical career, and it also helped him gain great wealth.

  • Legal Name & stage name: Born with the real name David Van Cortlandt Crosby, he is better known as David Crosby.
  • Date of Birth: Crosby was born on August 14, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
  • Gender & Height: David Crosby is a musician with a height of 5’ 8” and a long beard that is his trademark today.
  • Nationality: He is a musician who was born and raised in the United States so he is an American.
  • What is David Crosby Best Known for? David Crosby is the former lead vocalist of the Byrds, and also a founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash. that ever triumphed in the 70s era. He is known as a musician who works in the genre of rock, folk, or a combination of both.

Young  Life of David Crosby

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David Crosby was born among the artists considering his father is one of the cinematographers that has won the Academy Award. David’s younger brother also had a career as a musician, although not as popular as himself. Even in internet-times & social media, he managed to have a 20 year long career in music without anyone even knowing about him.

  • Education

Born in Los Angeles, he has taught at several popular schools. As a child, he attended elementary school at Elementary School and briefly moved to Crane Country Day School in Montecito until finally continuing his junior high education at Laguna Blanca School. Since he was in school, he has participated in several art performances because he has a high interest in music.

David Crosby dropped out of school in order to focus on his career as a musician and it was the right decision. If he had stayed in school, David Crosby net worth would have likely been much lower.

  • Personal life

Crosby’s father was named Floyd Crosby who had worked on Wall Street until he eventually became a cinematographer. And his mother was named Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead who worked in a grocery store. His younger brother who also had a career as a musician named Ethan Crosby.

Crosby married at a young age, namely when he was 45 years old. At that time, he was married to Jan Dance who was 35 years old. Before marriage, Crosby already had a child from his partner, the child was named James Raymond. While from his marriage, he has 3 children, namely Erika, Donovan Crosby, and Django Crosby.

David Crosby’s Career

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David Crosby’s career began when he decided to focus more fully on music. At that time, he performed with Les Baxter’s Balladeers in 1962. Then Crosby recorded with the help of Jim Dickson in 1963. Then when he returned to Chicago, he had met with other musicians and formed a band. At that time, he played as a base, but failed to start playing the drums because of his asthma condition.

Until finally when he started his first recording with The Byrds, he played as a guitarist. The band had already been making music for a while and they got to have their song Mr. Tambourine Man produced by Paul Rothchild & Rick Danko, who then released it at the time as a hit.

When his musician friend McGuinn chose to leave, that opened up a path for David Crosby to further develop his songwriting skills. However, things went downhill and he started avoiding being a part of The Byrds concert because he felt like he was being mistreated by them. Despite it not going well in the long run, David Crosby saw the bright side of his situation early.

At David Crosby net worth peak, in 1968 he decided to form a new band with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash called Crosby, Stills & Nash. Some of the songs he wrote include, Guinnevere”, “Almost Cut My Hair”, “Long Time Gone”, and “Delta”. David Crosby net worth increased rapidly as the group grew in popularity. And so in 2017, he has decided to go solo after spending more than a decade with two of his best friends.

  • David Crosby Songs & Albums

Until recently, Crosby was still a solo musician. But in his singing career, he has had several albums when he’s been on his own. Some of the popular album titles include If I Could Only Remember My Name, Oh Yes I Can, Thousand Roads, Croz, Lighthouse, Sky Trails, and the new album released in 2021, For Free.

  • Awards & Achievements

In 1969, Crosby, Stills & Nash won a Grammy Award as New Artist. In addition, the group has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice and their 5 albums have been inducted into Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Crosby’s income at that time reached 6.7 million dollars per year. This makes David Crosby net worth increase rapidly.

David Crosby Net worth

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David Crosby net worth is around 5 to 10 million dollars. The David Crosby net worth or income comes from album royalties he receives, which continue to flow into his account.

  • Businesses

Throughout David Crosby’s career, he has owned a business with a friend. He and his partner are the owners of the MIGHTY CROZ brand, an industry leader in cannabis & edibles.

  • Vehicles

Patton has a few ships to choose from, but his favorite was sold in 2014. He also owns a phinisi ship named the Mayan, so he has something new to explore.

  • Income Detail

David Crosby continues to grow David Crosby net worth thanks to the music royalties he earns. Regarding income, he once received a salary of up to 3.7 million dollars per year.

  • How does David Crosby make money?

David Crosby net worth comes from his career as a musician. David Crosby net worth or earnings in this industry allow him to also have a stake in the marijuana business.

What is David Crosby Up To now?

We still have many years of great music left to enjoy from Crosby. He has not retired from the world of music and is still creating amazing songs and generating more David Crosby net worth!

So far, it’s a mystery as to what exactly David Crosby’s status is with respect to the Association of Performers. However, he still has an official contract to hold concerts in 2021.