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David Ellefson Net Worth

David Ellefson

David Ellefson is best known as the former bassist for the legendary thrash metal band Megadeth. He was born on November 12, 1964, in Jackson, Minnesota. Ellefson played a crucial role in shaping Megadeth’s sound, contributing to their heavy metal, speed/thrash metal, and progressive metal styles. He was in Megadeth from 1983 to their breakup in 2002, and again from 2010 to 2021.

Ellefson co-founded the hard rock band the Lucid in 2021 alongside vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (formerly of Bang Tango), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy, Raven). In addition to playing bass guitar in Megadeth and The Lucid, Ellefson had various side projects, which include Temple of Brutality, F5, Killing Machine, and Metal Allegiance.

Ellefson, much like his former bandmate Dave Mustaine, is a committed Christian. “Well, I was actually brought up in a Christian household, so I have, you know, a pretty broad knowledge of it; [I had] strayed from it for quite a while, [but] now that I have children, I actually do go to church, so I’ve kinda sorta returned to it, you know?”

Net Worth:$5 Million
Born:November 12, 1964
Origin:Jackson, Minnesota, U.S.
Last Updated:2024