Matthew Bellamy net worth: Matthew Bellamy is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and composer who has a net worth of $40 million dollars. He is probably best known for being the lead vocalist and guitar player for the alternative rock band Muse. They have released eight studio albums and have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide.
Matthew James Bellamy was born in Cambridge, England in June 1978. His father played guitar for The Tornados. Matthew started playing piano at six and guitar at 11. His first performance came at 12 years old. He played in the bands Carnage Mayhem and Gothic Plague. He formed a new band called the Rocket Baby Dolls and they won their school’s battle of the bands contest. After that the band changed their name to Muse.
Chris Wolstenholme grew up in the English town of Rotherham before moving to Teignmouth, Devon, where he played drums for a post-punk band. He met Matt Bellamy and Dominic Howard from another band while both bands rehearsed in the same building. Bellamy and Howard convinced Wolstenholme to take up bass and start a new band with them, initially called Rocket Baby Dolls. The band was renamed Muse in 1994.
The members of Muse played in separate school bands during their stay at Teignmouth Community College in the early 1990s. Guitarist Bellamy successfully auditioned for drummer Howard’s band, Carnage Mayhem, becoming its singer and songwriter. They asked Wolstenholme, at that time the drummer for “Fixed Penalty”, to join as bassist; he agreed and took up bass lessons.
Howard was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, in England. When he was around 8 years old he moved with his family to Teignmouth, a small town in Devon. He began playing drums at about the age of 12, when he was inspired by a jazz band performing at school.
Howard’s first band was named Carnage Mayhem, which he was in at school. Meanwhile, he befriended Matt Bellamy, who played guitar but did not have a stable band.
Not long after, Bellamy was offered the chance to join Howard’s band. After two years of drop-outs, Bellamy suggested that they write their own songs, and only Howard and Bellamy remained. Chris Wolstenholme, who played drums in Fixed Penalty, then entered the scene and with a great “spirit of sacrifice” he began to play bass.