Who is Derek Trucks and what is his net worth 2018? Derek Trucks is an American guitarist and songwriter. He is also the founder of The Derek Trucks Band which has won a Grammy Award. He plays different styles that encompasses categories like Southern rock, jazz and jam band. Trucks has also appeared twice on the Rolling Stones’s list of 100 Best Guitarists of All Time.
Derek Trucks was born on June 8,1979 in the Jacksonville city of Florida State. He is born to parents Chris Trucks and Debbie Trucks. Truck’s uncle, Butch Trucks was the founding member and drummer of ‘The Allman Brothers Band.’ Duane Trucks, his younger brother is a member of Hard Working Americans and Widespread Panic. Trucks’s great uncle, Virgil Trucks was a famous baseball pitcher in the middle of 19th century and had won a colossal, 177 games in a year.
At a very young age of nine, Trucks bought his first guitar and soon after became a child prodigy. At the age of 11 he even performed at a paid event. Another remarkable feat about Trucks is that by the time he was thirteen, he had played alongside Buddy Guy and toured with Thunderhawk. He married singer and musician Susan Tedeschi in the year 2001 and they have two kids – a son and daughter.
He formed his own band, The Derek Trucks Band at the age of 15 and by his 20th birthday he had played alongside celebrities Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh and Stephen Stills. Trucks soon started performing with Allman Brothers Band as a guest musician before finally joining as a member in the year 1995.
In the year 2006 Eric Clapton collaborated with Trucks and in the same year Trucks performed in 17 countries with three bands. He set up his own studio at his home in the year 2008 and recorded the album, Already Free with his band members. Trucks and his wife, Susan merged their bands in the year 2007 to form the Soul Stew Revival. In the year 2009, Derek’s band went on hiatus after which the band was formally dissolved.
Net Worth of Derek Trucks
Trucks has been a child prodigy since his early teens. He has been playing at paid performances since the age of 11. Having collaborated with many popular bands and musicians, he has garnered a huge wealth that runs into millions. Let alone for the period between September 2016 and September 2017, he earned an astonishing $75 million to become the top paid guitarist. He soundly invests his earnings in properties and endorses many popular cosmetic brands. This has enabled him to amass a net worth of $220 million.
Derek Trucks has been featured at the 16th position, on Rolling Stones – “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” in the year 2011. At the age of 38 he is still having a vibrant and a successful career than spans for around three decades. His fans are loyal and are completely in love with his songs. The popularity of Trucks gave him the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the blues musicians that performed at the White House for President Obama and his guests.